Free Press/SavetheInternet.com, International Rescue Committee, Great Schools and United Nations Foundation Receive 2007 Webby Award Nominations

Convio-powered Web Sites Recognized for their Creativity, Strategy and Results

Free Press, International Rescue Committee (IRC), GreatSchools, and United Nations Foundation were nominated for Best Web sites in the 2007 Webby Awards, called "the online Oscars" by Time Magazine. The nonprofit organizations use Convio to power their Web sites and Convio's online constituent relationship management (eCRM) tools as a critical connection to drive outreach and engagement, which help the organizations achieve extraordinary results.

In addition to being one of five nominees for Best Web site in the Activism category, FreePress received two People's Voice Awards for its Web site SavetheInternet.com and its online video, "Independence Day". Posted on YouTube, the video had nearly 400,000 views as of May 1. Free Press promoted the nominations on SavetheInternet.com's blog and emailed more than 100,000 constituents urging them to vote for their Web site and online video.

Free Press uses Convio for advocacy, community networking, events, fundraising and messaging. "Using email marketing tools allows us to do sophisticated outreach — we're creating conditional content and segmenting our list to communicate with individuals who took actions at particular times," said Ben Byrne, Creative and Technical Manager at Free Press. "We are using the Internet to save the Internet, and leveraging the Internet to hold House parties to engage people face-to-face on the net neutrality issue."

In addition to their nominations, GreatSchools and the United Nations Foundation/Nothing But Nets won People's Choice Awards for their Web sites in the Family/Parenting and Charitable Organizations/Nonprofit category, respectively.

The IRC, whose Convio-powered Web site was designed by Convio partner Threespot Media, uses Convio for online advocacy, events, fundraising, messaging and content management to bring attention to forgotten or neglected crises and to pressure governments and international organizations to help and protect refugees, displaced people and other victims of conflict.

"It is gratifying to see our clients receive recognition for their creativity, strategy and results," said Gene Austin, CEO of Convio. "Every day we learn about new and exciting ways clients are using our software and services to raise their constituent relationships to new levels. We're proud to be a trusted partner with such a strong and successful community that shares ideas, insights and best practices to advance online marketing and the sector as a whole."

Convio provides innovative technology and client-focused services to support more than 1,400 nonprofit organizations, charities, associations and foundations. Convio clients include 26 of the top 50 nonprofit organizations based on total funds raised.1 In 2006 Convio's systems processed more than $226 million in donations for their client base and generated more than 661 million electronic communications to constituents and prospects to more than 60 million constituents.

About Convio

Convio is the leading provider of software and services to help nonprofits use the Internet strategically to build strong relationships with constituents for driving fundraising, advocacy and other forms of support. Convio has online solutions for fundraising, advocacy, Web content management, event fundraising, ecommerce and email communications. All solutions include the Constituent360™ platform, a sophisticated, online marketing database that centralizes constituent data and integrates with offline databases.

In addition to Free Press, International Rescue Committee, Great Schools and the United Nations Foundation, Convio's clients include American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, AVON Foundation, Easter Seals, National Association of REALTORS®, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Sierra Club, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and Thirteen/WNET New York. For more information, please visit www.convio.com.

1 Comparison of Forbes list of the 200 largest nonprofits for 2006, as determined by level of private giving, against Convio client base.

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Karoline McLaughlin
Director, Corporate Communications
Convio, Inc.

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