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July/August 2009 Providing technology and services to inspire and mobilize people to support your mission
In This Issue

yellow-diamond The fundraising landscape is changing. Are you ready?
yellow-diamond How can I get participants to publicize my event online?
yellow-diamond A Twitter experiment with a smile!
yellow-diamond Volunteer, Event and Donor Data Meet on Common Ground

From the CEO

Dear Nonprofit Professional,

We know you’re focused on the building blocks that can make your organization grow and fulfill its mission. However, in these tough economic times, it’s critical to use technology and new media channels strategically to help you get there. In this issue of Connection, we provide a special economic update based on what we are seeing in the marketplace and provide recommendations on how nonprofits should respond in the second half of 2009.

Also, we share five ways to outfit your event participants for fundraising success and an article from Renee Hamilton at Operation Smile discussing the excitement around Twitter. Finally, we are pleased to share the latest release of the Common Ground™ with features to support your volunteers and events — moving you way beyond a traditional donor database.

Convio CEO Gene AustinRegards,

Gene Austin
Chief Executive Officer, Convio

Feature Stories

The fundraising landscape is changing. Are you ready?
Vinay Bhagat, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Convio

The economic downtown is making it critical for nonprofits to find efficient ways to engage supporters. Check out the video for tips on how nonprofits should respond in the second half of 2009.

Noel Beebe

How can I get participants to publicize my event online?
Noel Beebe, Product Manager, Convio

You have a secret weapon at your disposal — people passionate about your cause. Here are five tips to outfit your volunteer fundraisers for success.

Renee Hamilton

A Twitter experiment with a smile!
Renee Hamilton, Social Media Strategist, Convio

Get the scoop on why Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity, chose Twitter as their method of choice to launch the 140 smiles campaign.


Volunteer, Event and Donor Data Meet on Common Ground
Tompkins Spann, Senior Market Strategist, Convio

Common Ground is not your ordinary donor database. Learn how you can now manage all of your volunteer activities, event registrations and maintain a fully integrated CRM for your organization.

Meet Us on Common Ground

"Previously, we had to use multiple databases and spreadsheets in our efforts to manage all of our relationships," said Alan Graham, President and Founder, Mobile Loaves and Fishes. "We had donors in one system, volunteers in another and event attendees in another with limited to no integration between them and our online systems. With all of our supporters now in Common Ground we are not only building stronger relationships, we’re able to operate more efficiently and better manage the people and resources necessary to fulfill our mission."

  Read the full Mobile Loaves & Fishes case study
  Learn more about Common Ground


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2009 Holiday Planning Guide 

Now is the time to think strategically about your holiday giving campaign to maximize your online results and we have seven easy tips that can help.

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Nonprofit News

Tough Times at Your Nonprofit? Don't Cut Back - Expand!

July 16, 2009

Power Shift: Succeeding Online in a Donor Centric World
Fundraising Success
June 23, 2009 

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Convio News

Convio Common Ground Simplifies Donor, Volunteer and Event Management for Nonprofits
July 22, 2009

Convio Study Finds Key Practices That Turn Nonprofit Event Participants Into More Successful Fundraisers
April 14, 2009

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Convio Events

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New York Nonprofit Conference
New York, NY | Aug 12-13

Association of Fundraising Professionals Colorado Chapter
Vail, CO | Sept 10-11

Association for Healthcare Philanthropy International Conference 
San Francisco, CA | Sept 24-27

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Convio Connection is a bimonthly newsletter for nonprofits on how to inspire and mobilize supporters. Read past issues.

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