Convio to Showcase Open, Cloud-based Solutions for Nonprofits at Dreamforce

Dreamforce 2011, the cloud computing event of the year, will showcase how businesses can tap into the power of social, mobile and open technologies to become social enterprises

 Convio, Inc. today announced it will be teaming up with the Salesforce.com Foundation to demonstrate the value of integrating digital, social and mobile applications with constituent relationship management solutions for the nonprofit sector at Dreamforce 2011. Nonprofit professionals can view demonstrations of Convio Common Ground™ and Convio Luminate™ to see the value of open, cloud-based solutions built on Force.com, salesforce.com’s social enterprise platform for employee apps.

The open solutions enable nonprofits to more effectively raise funds, advocate for change and cultivate relationships with donors, activists, volunteers, event participants, alumni and other constituents. Demos will take place at the Convio booth (booth #8) in the Cloud Expo Hall at Dreamforce.

“Convio has embraced the power of the Force.com platform to create open and extensible constituent engagement solutions that bring digital, social and mobile together with traditional direct channels to help nonprofits more efficiently and effectively reach people, raise money and manage their mission,” said Barbara Kibbe, chief operating officer, the Salesforce Foundation. “Convio Common Ground for small and midsize nonprofits and Convio Luminate for the enterprise are great examples of how a salesforce.com partner can use its experience and expertise to develop custom solutions that address specific client needs.”

Convio’s Constituent Engagement Solutions Built on the Force.com Platform

Convio offers two open, cloud-based constituent engagement solutions for nonprofits of all sizes. The core constituent relationship management functionality of both solutions is built on Force.com.

Convio Common Ground CRM™ provides small and midsize nonprofits with a simple, easy to use, complete and affordable system that combines fundraising operations and constituent information -- allowing nonprofits to focus on their mission, not technology. Common Ground combines a powerful database for donors, volunteers and other constituents with online fundraising, marketing and volunteer management modules, helping nonprofit professionals to better manage all their fundraising and constituent engagement operations from one, open solution.

Convio Luminate™ offers large, enterprise nonprofits an open, extensible solution that allows organizations to fully engage with individuals online and offline as well as  analyze the relationships they have with donors, volunteers, advocates and other constituents. With Luminate, nonprofit professionals can design tailored, integrated, multichannel campaigns and interactions that are most beneficial to both the organization and the individual. Luminate comprises two core suites: Luminate Online™, which includes e-mail marketing, fundraising advocacy and events; and Luminate CRM™, which includes full-featured campaign management, moves management, direct marketing capabilities, business intelligence and analytics.

“By leveraging the proven functionality and extensibility of the Force.com platform, we are able to leverage our expertise and help nonprofits use technology in new and innovative ways,” said John Stockton, vice president of product management for Convio. “Our solutions are designed to support the most urgent needs of nonprofits today, as well as provide a platform that that will support their next decade of growth.  Convio and salesforce.com together take the hassles out of technology so that nonprofits can focus on fulfilling their mission.”

Dreamforce 2011 is the cloud computing event of the year. The ninth annual conference will welcome more than 30,000 customers, partners and developers to the new world of the social enterprise. With more than 450 sessions and 250 cloud companies in the expo, Dreamforce offers the content and educational opportunities that enable attendees to tap into the power of the social enterprise.

About the Force.com Platform and AppExchange

Force.com is the trusted social enterprise platform for building and running any employee app in the cloud. Force.com powers the Salesforce CRM apps, more than 200,000 custom apps used by salesforce.com customers such as Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE, and Sprint Nextel and the more than 1,200 ISV apps built by partners such as BMC, FinancialForce.com and Fujitsu.

Enterprise apps built on the Force.com platform can be easily distributed and marketed through the salesforce.com AppExchange http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/.

The salesforce.com social enterprise platform delivers the most trusted and comprehensive cloud technologies for social, mobile and open apps.  It includes Force.com, the cloud platform for employee apps, Heroku, the cloud platform for customer apps and Database.com, the cloud database to integrate the social enterprise.

Salesforce, Dreamforce, Force.com, Heroku, AppExchange and others are trademarks of salesforce.com, inc.

About Convio
Convio is a leading provider of on-demand constituent engagement solutions that enable nonprofit organizations to maximize the value of every relationship. With Convio constituent engagement solutions, nonprofits can more effectively raise funds, advocate for change and cultivate relationships with donors, activists, volunteers, event participants, alumni and other constituents. Convio offers two open, cloud-based constituent engagement solutions: Convio Common Ground CRM™ for small- and mid-sized nonprofits and Convio Luminate™ for enterprise nonprofits. Headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices across the United States and United Kingdom, Convio serves more than 1,500 nonprofit organizations globally. Convio is listed on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol CNVO.

For more information: www.convio.com

Convio, the Convio logo, TeamRaiser, Constituent360, Convio Common Ground, Convio Luminate and certain other trademarks and logos are the trademarks and registered trademarks of Convio, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other product names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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

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