Convio to Broadcast Nonprofit News and Discussion from Summit 2009 with Launch of NPTV Live

Convio in coordination with Sparksight, Inc. will be launching NPTV Live from Convio Summit 2009 (www.nonprofitlive.tv). Broadcasting interviews and discussions, NPTV Live will delve into the new approaches and strategies nonprofit organizations are using to leverage technology to raise more money, reach more people and fulfill their mission more effectively. Interviews with newsmakers, innovators and experts will be shot live from the NPTV studio at Convio Summit, November 17, 2009. Featured guests will include Gilbert Tuhabonye, elite runner, author and philanthropist, Paul Clolery, editor-in-chief of The NonProfit Times, Geoff Peters, President, CDR Fundraising, executives from leading nonprofit organizations, as well as notable experts from YouTube, Causes, The Port, Event360, PayPal, IATS, Cathexis, Beaconfire, See3, Astadia and other organizations serving the nonprofit sector.

Online fundraising continues to serve as a growth engine for many nonprofit organizations, with nonprofits using Convio’s software and service suite leading the way. With the constant changes in technology and success of Convio’s clients, it has never been more important for nonprofit leaders to closely monitor how they interact with their supporters and leverage technology for efficiency and effectiveness in building relationships. The fast pace of emerging technologies coupled with the economic climate hitting traditional fundraising channels hard, many in the market are scrambling to keep up with the pace. Nonprofit leaders and experts gathering in Austin will discuss the dramatic changes that are taking place in the wake of this economic climate and the opportunities that are available today.

This discussion, broadcast across the web from Convio Summit, will bring together the insights and foresights of some of the top minds from both the nonprofit sector and technology to recap how the Internet has changed the nature of nonprofit fundraising, marketing and advocacy over the last year, and their predictions for the future of interactions with donors, volunteers and other supporters. The program will begin at 10 a.m. CST on the 17th, from the showroom floor at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin, TX and will conclude at 9:00 pm CST.

The shows will be broadcast every hour at the industry’s newest content channel www.nonprofitlive.tv. All footage will be archived and placed on the web for later viewing at www.nonprofitlive.tv as well as distributed through a variety of media outlets. Interested individuals can visit the site and register for email alerts when new content is added.

About Summit

Convio Summit brings together many of the world’s leading experts in nonprofit management, fundraising, advocacy, and technology to share experiences, ideas and lessons learned as they work together to reach, inspire and manage people to support nonprofit organizations. The three-day educational and networking conference will include sessions on integrating online and offline marketing; integrating online fundraising, marketing and advocacy; leveraging social media; effective web content management; integrated constituent relationship management, how the Software-as-a-Service model is making nonprofits more efficient and effective, and other issues affecting nonprofits. In addition, clients and partners provide feedback to Convio leaders to help the Company continue to meet the needs of the community.

About Convio

Convio is passionate about helping nonprofit organizations use software and services to fulfill their missions. The company is the leading provider of online marketing, fundraising, advocacy and constituent relationship management software and services to 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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