Fifth Annual Convio Summit 2010 in Baltimore Focuses on Turning Boundaries to Opportunities October 25-27

Stacey Allison, Inspirational Mt. Everest Climber, to Address the 1,100-plus Attendees

The fifth annual Convio Summit, kicks off in Baltimore next week, October 25-27, at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel. The theme of this year’s Summit is “No Boundaries.” Stacey Allison, the first woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, and the chair of the American Lung Association in Oregon “Reach the Summit” fundraising event, will deliver the keynote to the record-setting crowd of more than 1,100. Convio Summit 2010 brings together a community of Convio clients, industry experts, and more than 60 partner organizations to share common experiences with their peers, and to discuss the latest strategies for nonprofits to boost fundraising, advocacy and marketing efforts. The 2010 Summit is sold out.

“We are at an inflection point in the nonprofit sector as organizations look for technology and partners that can help them harness the many channels available to engage constituents, address the changing demographics and desires of donors, volunteers and other constituents, and develop organizational capacity and structure to more efficiently and effectively fulfill their missions,” said Gene Austin, president and CEO of Convio. “That is the focus of this year’s Summit – to recognize that with creativity, passion and innovation we can change boundaries to opportunities.”

Summit Highlights Include:

  • Stacey Allison Keynote Presentation
    Summit features a keynote presentation by Stacey Allison. Stacey is the first woman to climb Mt. Everest, and offers tales of inspiration, hope and courage to organizations looking to scale their own monumental challenges.

  • Convio CEO Gene Austin Keynote
    Gene Austin will address Summit attendees on trends in the nonprofit sector, technology and how Convio is working with organizations to provide leading software and services to help them more efficiently and effectively fulfill their mission. Austin’s keynote will be available for replay the afternoon of October 26 at www.nonprofitlive.tv.

  • Leslie Crutchfield Executive Leadership Workshop
    Co-author of the award-winning book Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits, Leslie delivers an invite-only overview of what nonprofits need to do to be more effective, and practical examples of to make it happen.

  • Panel Sessions
    Nonprofit professionals, industry and Convio experts will participate in panel sessions to share success stories, meet and share ideas, gain in-depth Convio product knowledge, discover best practices for fundraising, marketing and advocacy and how to integrate multiple channels.

  • Birds-of-a-Feather Network Sessions
    Back by popular demand, Summit will offer multiple opportunities for attendees to network and share success stories through designated times where they can meet with peers at similar organizations, using similar Convio applications, and/or based on their role in the organization.

  • Innovator Awards Ceremony
    The Innovator Awards recognize nonprofit peers who have shown innovation and achievement through the use of Convio’s online software and services to better engage supporters to help fulfill their missions. An awards ceremony announcing the winners will be held October 25th.

  • Nonprofit Live TV
    Convio will be featuring more powerful segments of Nonprofit Live TV (NPTV) from the Summit showroom floor – www.nonprofitlive.tv. Broadcasting interviews and discussions, NPTV 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 across multiple channels. Interviews with newsmakers, innovators and experts will be shot live from the NPTV studio at Convio Summit, October 26th.

  • Exhibit Hall
    The Exhibit Hall is a chance to visit with companies and organizations that provide services to the nonprofit sector. This marketplace is a great place to grab a cup of coffee and talk to exhibitors about ideas and plans, and find out how they can help you turn your ideas into reality. Exhibitors will be available all day October 26 and 27.

  • Connect at the Summit
    Check out www.convio.com/connect to see all of the activity around the event. This page will be updated throughout the conference with Flickr photos, videos and Tweets. Follow the official Convio Twitter account (@convio) to hear what is happening at the conference, and use the #Convio10 hashtag on Twitter to take part in the Summit conversation. Simply follow hashtags on Twitter, and then paste the complete hashtag #Convio10 in any Tweet you make from the Summit.

  • Industry Participation
    More than 150 representatives from third-party software providers, system integrators, direct response and interactive agencies, as well as professional membership organizations representing nonprofit fundraising, advocacy and management professionals are participating in sessions and the exhibit hall.

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 across multiple channels; 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. Platinum sponsor for the 2010 Summit is PayPal. Silver sponsors are Cathexis, Event360 and IATS. Convio also welcomes The Salesforce.com Foundation as a primary sponsor for Summit 2010.

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.

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

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