Convio Opens Executive Center and New Office in DC

Green Facility Designed to Serve as Hub for Nonprofit Community to Share Ideas, Insight and Passion

Convio, a company that is passionate about helping nonprofit organizations use software and services to fulfill their missions, today announced the opening of its new DC office and nonprofit executive center. In addition to housing Convio’s DC-based team members, the new facility was designed to serve as a hub for meetings, training sessions, meet-ups and other networking opportunities which help nonprofit professionals in the DC area share ideas, insight and innovation, as well as build relationships.

“We are thrilled about expanding our presence in Washington and the ability to use this facility to give back to our clients and the larger nonprofit community,” said Gene Austin, chief executive officer for Convio. “This new facility offers nonprofit professionals a special opportunity to come together, share ideas and innovation. The space provides our clients state-of-the-art meeting and training facilities so they can enjoy an out-of-the-office experience while developing their people and resources to better fulfill their missions. It also offers a unique opportunity for clients and future clients to gain first-hand knowledge of Convio innovations, software, services and real world fundraising and donor management strategies.”  

In addition to an open, eco-friendly environment for the Convio team, the new facility offers more than 4,000 square feet of meeting and training space, video conferencing capabilities and conference rooms for smaller gatherings between Convio and nonprofit professionals.

Sustainable Workplace
From the beginning, Convio was committed to the well-being of the environment, as well as providing a healthy and productive workplace for team members and guests. Convio worked with OTJ Architects and Hitt Contracting to create an office space focused on sustainability. In addition to selecting an office location in a building that has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) prestigious Energy Star, the national symbol for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection, the company also implemented numerous “green” design elements.

Key design elements of the new office space include: lighting and natural lighting, with all team members having access to natural light from at least three sides of the building; furniture, with all workstations being Herman Miller Vivo interiors, designed according to Herman Miller’s cradle-to-cradle protocol and GREENGUARD certification; and carpet, with all carpet used in the office certified by Carpet and Rug Institute’s Green Label Plus certification for volatile organic compound emissions.

“Convio is to be commended for their work in not only creating an environment that will help facilitate community participation and engagement, but for taking a leadership role in green practices,” said Page Oelschig, LEED AP for OTJ Architects. “The company and their customers also benefited greatly from Convio’s strong financial position and their ability to invest in this expansion during the current economic situation. They have a state-of-the-art, green facility for pennies on the dollar compared to similar build outs prior to the recession.”

Added Angie McDermott, vice president human resources for Convio and project lead for the company, “Our partners at OTJ Architects and Hitt Contracting share our passion for the nonprofit community. That passion for the work of our clients combined with their passion and expertise in design to create a wonderful people and earth-friendly environment in which to collaborate and work.”

About Convio
Convio, a company that is passionate about helping nonprofit organizations use software and services to fulfill their mission is the leading provider of online marketing, fundraising, advocacy and constituent relationship management software and services for nonprofit organizations. The company’s online marketing suite offers integrated software for fundraising, advocacy, events, email marketing and web content management, and its database system, Convio Common Ground™ CRM, helps organizations efficiently track and manage all interactions with supporters. All 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.

Nonprofit organizations used Convio to process $777 million in online donations during 2008 — a 72 percent increase over 2007. Convio clients sent more than 3.1 billion emails to constituents during that period with an industry leading deliverability rate in excess of 95 percent. Charities of all types used Convio to power more than 3,500 web domains as well as complete 44 million advocacy calls to action.

For more information, please visit www.convio.com

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

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