Convio Named One of Austin’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Technology Leader Recognized for its Continued Growth and Momentum as Nonprofit Organizations Adopt Software-as-a-Service Applications to Drive Results and Improve Efficiency

Convio, the leading provider of on-demand constituent relationship management (CRM) software and services for nonprofit organizations, has been named one of Austin’s 50 fastest-growing companies by the Austin Business Journal.
"Being recognized the as one of the fastest growing companies is a testament to the fundraising, advocacy and communications results our nonprofit clients continue to achieve through the increased efficiency and effectiveness our Software-as-a-Service model," said Gene Austin, CEO of Convio. "As economic realities force nonprofit organizations to re-assess their IT and software budgets they are adopting solutions that drive results as well as deployment and integration efficiency. We share this honor with our clients and partners for embracing and realizing the value of our offering and our employees who work everyday to help our clients fulfill their respective missions.”

Founded in 1999, Convio pioneered the Software-as-a-Service model for the nonprofit market as the first company to deliver a multitenant suite of online fundraising, advocacy and marketing solutions through an on-demand delivery model. Convio’s flagship products allow organizations to strengthen relationships with donors, volunteers and other supporters by using the Internet to mobilize and inspire people to support their mission. Convio recently introduced Convio Common Ground™, an innovative, web-based constituent relationship management (CRM) system for tracking all interactions with donors and other supporters.

Today Convio is deployed by leading nonprofits across North America. In the first nine months of 2008, nonprofit organizations used Convio to power more than 3,500 domains, deliver more than 2.2 billion email communications and 37.8 million advocacy calls to action, while processing more than $565 million in online donations.
“Convio is at the forefront in delivering solutions that help nonprofits more efficiently and effectively move people to support their mission,” said Bob Smith, principal at Bridgepoint Consulting, LLC, a company that provides professional services and consulting in accounting, finance, recruiting, information technology, human resources, transactions and restructuring, and a sponsor of the 2008 Fast 50 Awards program. “Convio possesses strong management and a talented team of employees. With a leading technology solution and a community of passionate clients and partners, Convio is not only showing impressive growth, but has all the elements to continue leadership in its market.”

About the Austin Business Journal Fast 50

The Austin Business Journal’s annual Fast 50 contest recognizes the fastest growing companies in the Austin area. Rankings are based solely on revenue growth during the past three years, and information submitted by contestants is verified by an independent accounting firm

About Convio

Convio is the leading provider of on-demand constituent relationship management (CRM) software and services that give nonprofit organizations a better way to inspire and mobilize people to support their organization. The company’s online marketing suite offers integrated software for fundraising, advocacy, events, email marketing and web content management, and its Convio Common Ground™ CRM system helps organizations efficiently track and manage all interactions with supporters. All Convio products are delivered through the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model and are backed by a portfolio of best-in-class consulting and support services and a network of partners who provide value-added services and applications focused on the unique needs of nonprofit organizations.

Convio clients include nonprofit organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Associations and Faith-based organizations around the world such as American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Humane Society of the United States, Easter Seals, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Sierra Club, and National Public Radio. For more information, please visit www.convio.com.

Press Contact:
Karoline McLaughlin
Director, Corporate Communications
Convio, Inc.

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