Convio’s Fred Waugh to Chair Council for Advancement and Support of Education Conference Addressing Critical Role of Internet for Fundraising and Alumni Relations

Event Will Highlight Online Best Practices and Strategies for Effective Alumni and Annual Fund Programs

Higher education professionals working to enhance alumni engagement and boost annual giving for their organizations will want to attend the upcoming CASE conference, "Online Strategies: Maximizing Fund-Raising Results and Alumni Participation." Hosted by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and chaired by Convio's Fred Waugh, Vice President of Market Development, the conference takes place November 10 - 11 in San Francisco at the Westin St. Francis hotel. For more information on this conference and registration details, please visit: http://www.case.org/conferences/craw/benefits.cfm.

CASE is the preeminent international association of professionals working to advance educational institutions. Convio is the leading provider of software and services to help nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions use the Internet for building strong constituent relationships that drive fundraising and other forms of support.

"Institutions of higher education have a considerable opportunity to more effectively embrace the Internet for cultivating stronger alumni and donor relationships and achieving significant fundraising results," said Vinay Bhagat, founder of Convio and master of ceremonies of the CASE conference. "This event addresses issues and offers practical advice that should be top-of-mind for all development and alumni relations professionals when it comes to establishing more strategic and successful online campaigns."

Formerly titled "Constituent Relations in an eWorld," CASE developed the November conference based on feedback from higher education professionals regarding the most pressing issues facing alumni relations, annual fund and communications departments at the country's universities and colleges. The event focuses on three key disciplines that drive online success for alumni and annual fund programs: building e-relationships, improving communications and executing effective online fundraising campaigns. Speakers and presenters will share insight on current and emerging online best practices and share real-world examples of successful Internet campaigns from leading institutions of higher education.

Higher education professionals serving as faculty members presenting at the CASE conference include:

  • John Glover, Director of Annual & Special Gifts, Iowa State University Foundation
  • Heather Riddle, Director of the Annual Fund & the Grand Society, Macalester College
  • Michael Stoner, President, mStoner - Marketing consulting firm dedicated to serving higher education institutions and nonprofit community

In his role as conference chair, Waugh will draw upon Convio's extensive experience in serving the higher education marketplace. Convio works with a growing number of the nation's top higher education institutions, among them, The University of Texas at Austin, Georgetown University, Southern Methodist University, Loyola University Chicago, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, The Ohio State University, Texas State University, University of San Francisco, Amherst College, Barnard College and Hunter College of the City University of New York.

About CASE

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is the largest international association of education institutions, serving more than 3,100 universities, colleges, schools, and related organizations and 22,000 professional members in nearly 50 countries. CASE is the leading resource for professional development, information, and standards in the fields of education fund raising, communications and marketing, alumni relations, and advancement services. For more information, visit http://www.case.org/.

About Convio

Convio is the leading provider of software and services to help nonprofits use the Internet strategically to build strong relationships with constituents for driving fundraising, advocacy and other forms of support. Convio has online solutions for fundraising, advocacy, Web content management, event fundraising, ecommerce and email communications. All solutions include the Constituent360™ platform, a sophisticated, online marketing database that centralizes constituent data and integrates with offline databases.

In addition to working with a growing number of leading higher education institutions, Convio's clients include American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, AVON Foundation, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Easter Seals, Farm Aid, KCET Community Television of Southern California, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, National Trust For Historic Preservation, Ronald McDonald House Charities, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Thirteen/WNET New York. For more information, please visit www.convio.com.

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