Convio Summit 2009 to Feature Keynote by Gilbert Tuhabonye
Genocide Survivor, World-Class Athlete, Running Coach, Author, and Nonprofit Founder
Austin, Texas (June 19, 2009) —
Convio, Inc. — the leading provider of on-demand constituent relationship management software and services to nonprofit organizations — today announced that Gilbert Tuhabonye will be the keynote speaker for the fourth annual Convio Summit, November 16-18, 2009 in Austin, Texas. Gilbert is a genocide survivor of the horrible Tutsi massacres in Burundi, former NCAA All-American runner, inspirational running coach, author, motivational speaker, and co-founder of a nonprofit organization.
With stories about his life experiences and achievements, combined with his inspirational attitude, Gilbert has a unique ability to move people emotionally and physically.
In addition, Gilbert is the Chairman and Co-Founder of The Gazelle Foundation, which he created with a group of fellow runners seeking to encourage the entire community to support victims of adversity through running-related programs. The nonprofit organization implements charitable efforts to improve life for people in Burundi and offers assistance to children of Central Texas.
“Gilbert embodies the spirit and dedication of the nonprofit community we serve - from his personal triumphs to starting his own nonprofit foundation,” said Gene Austin, CEO of Convio “His story and insight inspire people to overcome obstacles and will further motivate attendees as they strive to fulfill their organization's mission.”
In addition to serving as keynote speaker at the conference, which will be held November 16-18 in Austin, Texas, Gilbert will lead a private running clinic for attendees and also hold a book signing for his inspirational autobiography, "This Voice in My Heart: A Genocide Survivor's Story of Escape, Faith, and Forgiveness".
For more information or to register for the 2009 Convio Summit, visit www.convio.com/summit2009.
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 CRM system, Convio Common Ground™, 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® and Sierra Club. For more information, please visit www.convio.com
Director, Corporate Communications