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New Guide Helps Nonprofit Professionals Keep Resolutions

During the first three weeks of 2009, hundreds of nonprofit professionals participated in a resolutions poll or shared their resolutions for 2009 through Convio's website, online community and industry blogs. The poll answers along with other shared insight was used to create the first ever Nonprofit Resolutions Guide from Convio. The Guide is available for free at www.convio.com/resolve2009

Results of the poll show that constituent empowerment, integrated channels and technology resolutions are top priorities in 2009:
  • 30 percent of participants resolve to empower supporters to help tell their story, reach new people and raise funds,
  • 20 percent want to better integrate traditional and online campaigns, and
  • 19 percent want to better use technology to turn ideas into action.
These results, combined with analysis of feedback from Convio's Connection Café blog (www.connectioncafe.com) and more than one dozen industry bloggers who participated in the online discussion led to development of the Guide to help nonprofits keep their resolutions. Each section of the Guide focuses on key resolutions with insight and tips on how to maintain momentum throughout the year. Readers will also find related success stories from other nonprofit organizations and information pulled from some of the best ideas shared in Convio's online community over the past year.

Download the Guide and Join the Discussion

The Resolutions Guide is available immediately as a free download at www.convio.com/resolve2009

The nonprofit community is invited to continue sharing ideas, insight and obstacles to successfully using technology to drive results and support mission-critical needs, by visiting any of the participating blogs and/or linking their own posts to them:

A View from Judi Sohn - http://www.momathome.com/ - Judi Sohn

Beaconfire Wire - http://beaconfire.com/blog/ - Michael Cervino

Beth's Blog - http://beth.typepad.com/beths_blog/ - Beth Kanter

Connection Café - http://www.connectioncafe.com - Jordan Viator and Convio blog team

Donor Power Blog - http://www.donorpowerblog.com/donor_power_blog - Jeff Brooks

Everyday Giving - http://everydaygiving.typepad.com/ - Roger Carr

FI Space - http://www.fispace.org/ - David Neff

Mobile Commons - http://mcommons.com/blog/ - Matt Wilson

NTEN Blog - http://www.nten.org/blog - Holly Ross, Nonprofit Technology Exchange Network

Social Actions Blog - www.blog.socialactions.com Tech Soup - www.blog.techsoup.org

Tech Soup - www.blog.techsoup.org - Robert L. Weiner

Robert L. Weiner Blog - www.rlweiner.com/blog - Robert L. Weiner TREW Marketing Spotlight - - Wendy Covey

About Convio
Convio is the leading provider of on-demand constituent relationship management (CRM) software and services that give nonprofit organizations a better way to inspire and mobilize people to support their organization. The company's online marketing suite offers integrated software for fundraising, advocacy, events, email marketing and Web content management, and its CRM system, Convio Common Ground, helps organizations efficiently track and manage all interactions with supporters. All Convio products are delivered through the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model and are backed by a portfolio of best-in-class consulting and support services and a network of partners who provide value-added services and applications focused on the unique needs of nonprofit organizations.

Convio clients include nonprofit organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Associations and Faith-based organizations around the world such as American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Humane Society of the United States, Easter Seals, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Sierra Club, and National Public Radio. For more information, please visit www.convio.com
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