Mar/Apr 2009

Featured Partner: ThePort Network, Inc.

ThePort recognizes that nonprofit organizations are seeking ways to forge deeper connections with supporters and promote their causes more effectively online. ThePort partners with Convio to help nonprofits more fully engage their donor and volunteer bases using advanced social media solutions.

By relying on ThePort to transform your existing website into a vibrant and interactive “Facebook-like” social community, you can gain and hold supporter attention, increase participation, stimulate interaction between members, and enhance your marketing, communications and fundraising efforts.

ThePort solutions can integrate with Convio’s suite of products so that adding social media features to your website is fast and painless. User screen names, passwords and profiles remain the same, and pre-existing areas of your website — like message boards — are easily migrated to your new social community. Users also have single sign-on for a completely seamless experience.

With ThePort’s software as a service (SaaS) social media platform, you can:

  • Connect – Create deeper, more meaningful relationships with your supporters. ThePort tools allow you to track member interests, identify leaders within your constituency, and connect with a broader audience through the viral advancement of your messages.
  • Engage – By allowing your supporters to contribute content, share information and form more connections, you’ll maintain mindshare and promote loyalty through bilateral, ongoing communication.
  • Monetize – Capture valuable data for targeted fundraising initiatives and enable your users to leverage the power of community for online fundraising initiatives.

“We recognize the value of social networking as a way to reach our supporters and encourage activism. By helping us better leverage our web presence to facilitate fundraising, awareness and program participation, both ThePort and Convio are ensuring that we meet our online goals.”

- Toby Smith, Director of Online Communications for CARE

Shared customers of ThePort and Convio include CARE, Easter Seals, Reserve Officers Association, Sierra Club, UCC, UNICEF and ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer.

To learn more about what ThePort can do for you, please visit its website at www.theport.com or call 866-427-0144.


Featured Partner: ThePort Network, Inc. | Convio