AFP Announces Strategic Sponsorship With Convio
March 19, 2011
(Arlington, VA) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of fundraising professionals in the world, has announced a new strategic relationship with Convio, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand constituent engagement solutions that enable nonprofit organizations to more effectively raise funds, advocate for change and cultivate relationships with donors, activists, volunteers, alumni and other constituents.
Convio is the first organization to join AFP's Strategic Sponsorship program. The sponsorship program supports the work of the association in providing the most comprehensive, cutting-edge knowledge and skills that fundraisers need in today's constantly changing philanthropic environment, and in advancing the fundraising profession around the world.
"AFP and Convio are both committed to helping nonprofits address and overcome the world's most pressing challenges," said Paulette V. Maehara, CFRE, CAE, president and CEO of AFP. "That's one of the reasons why we are so pleased to welcome Convio aboard as our first Strategic Sponsor. AFP greatly appreciates Convio's strong, ongoing support of philanthropy and ethical fundraising, and we look forward to a relationship that is highly beneficial to the fundraising community."
"AFP and Convio share the common goals of supporting ethical and effective philanthropy and providing fundraising professionals with current resources and best practices to connect people with their causes," said Sara Spivey, chief marketing officer for Convio. "We are pleased to begin this strategic relationship with such an esteemed organization that has served the fundraising community for more than 50 years and look forward to helping nonprofits to evaluate and evolve their approach to fundraising for years to come."
The AFP Strategic Sponsors program was designed for companies that want to create a year-round partnership with AFP that showcases their commitment to the association and its mission to advance philanthropy and ethical fundraising throughout the world. As a Strategic Sponsor, organizations work with AFP to develop the most highly trained fundraisers possible and educate the public about the importance of philanthropy. For more information about the program, contact Eron Jacobson, vice president, strategic partnerships, at (703) 220-7343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents over 30,000 members in 213 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. For more information, go to www.afpnet.org.
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Convio is the leading provider of on-demand constituent engagement solutions that enable nonprofit organizations , or NPO's, to more effectively raise funds, advocate for change and cultivate relationships with donors, activists, volunteers, alumni and other constituents. For more information: www.convio.com.
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