Posts By: sean

Blackbaud intends to purchase Convio

Some key points from the press release: – Combining strengths will provide a comprehensive and compelling set of multi-channel supporter engagement solutions to nonprofit organizations of all sizes – Combined company has over $440 million in trailing twelve months pro-forma revenue (9/30/11) – Acquisition expected to be accretive to Blackbaud’s 2012 non-GAAP EPS and contribute… Read more »

More Benchmarks…

Our friends over at Avalon Consulting just released some interesting online fundraising benchmarks of their own and compared them with M+R and Convio’s recently released studies.  While it’s no surprise that their results are fantastic, it’s cool to see all three organizations results measured right next to each other.  It doesn’t hurt to see strong… Read more »

Email still living large…

According to a recent study by Harte Hanks from 2009 to 2010, email is not only still surviving but growing and improving. The report shows improving delivery and bounce rates, while clickthroughs have roughly stayed at the same threshold (3%).  On the flipside, open rates decreased significally to 17%, down from 26% a year earlier…. Read more »