Convio Opens Innovator Award Nominations and Summit Call for Papers

Nonprofit leaders to gather in Baltimore to share knowledge and recognize success at fifth annual Convio Summit

Convio, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNVO) — a leading provider of on-demand constituent relationship management software and services to nonprofit organizations — extended an invitation for nominations for the annual Innovator Awards and call for session and speaking proposals for the fifth annual Convio Summit, October 25-27, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Innovator Awards recognize clients who have shown innovation and achievement through the use of Convio fundraising, marketing, advocacy and donor management software to better engage supporters to help fulfill their missions.

Convio Summit brings together nonprofit professionals, partners and industry thought leaders to share common experiences and effective strategies for nonprofits. The event provides attendees with fresh ideas and real-world techniques to reach more people and raise funds more efficiently and effectively through the use of technology. 

Convio is accepting Innovator Award nominations in the following categories:

  • Best Email Communications
  • Best Integrated Marketing Campaign
  • Best List Growth
  • Best Website
  • Best Online Fundraising Campaign or Program
  • Best Advocacy Campaign or Program
  • Best Special Events Fundraising
  • Best Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
  • Best Use of New Media (Social/Mobile)
  • Best Use of Convio Open
  • Common Ground CRM Visionary
  • Applying CRM to Manage Your Mission
  • Best Overall Use of Convio

The deadline for the Innovator nominations is June 7, 2010.

Convio is accepting session proposals in the following areas:

  • Integrated Marketing Fundamentals
  • Special Events/Personal Events/Fundraising
  • Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
  • Data Management Best Practices
  • Building a Strong Web Presence
  • Social Media/Mobile/New Media

The deadline for the Call for Presentations is June 1, 2010.

For more information and to submit proposal, please visit www.convio.com/summit2010

About Convio
Convio is a leading provider of on-demand constituent engagement solutions that enable nonprofit organizations to more effectively raise funds, advocate for change and cultivate relationships with donors, activists, volunteers, alumni and other constituents. For more information, please visit www.convio.com

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements intended to convey expectations as to the future based on plans, estimates and projections.  Although Convio believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, future circumstances might differ from the assumptions on which such statements are based. In addition, these statements can be affected by inaccurate assumptions and a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in this press release including, among others: unfavorable economic and business conditions, in particular with respect to nonprofit market in which we operate; our ability to attract new customers; the loss of significant customers or a substantial reduction in orders from the existing customers; the inability of customers to pay for our solutions and services; our continued success in sales growth; our ability to develop new or enhanced solutions to meet the needs of our clients; technological changes that make our products and services less competitive; risks associated with successful implementation of multiple integrated software products; the ability to attract and retain key personnel; risks associated with management of growth; lengthy sales and implementation cycles; intellectual property infringement claims and other litigation; reliance on certain third-parties, including hosting facilities, software and application providers; the ability to access sufficient funding to finance desired growth and operations; legislative actions which could reduce the effectiveness of our solutions and increase the costs of our business. These factors and other risks and uncertainties are described in more detail, from time to time, in Convio’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission which are available free of charge at www.sec.gov or on our website at www.convio.com. Should one or more of these risks materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Convio does not undertake to update or revise any of these statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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

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