Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 24, 2008
The Association of Consultants to Nonprofits (ACN) announced the renewal of their contract and partnership with Convio, a leading provider of on-demand constituent relationship management software and services to nonprofit organizations. Utilizing the Convio platform, ACN can better serve both member consultants and the nonprofit community by creating a more engaging and user friendly online experience. The ACN website can be found at http://www.acnconsult.org
"We've made significant strides with our website and e-communications since we began utilizing Convio's tools," said Joyce G. Poll, ACN President. "As a volunteer run organization, ACN needed a solution that would easily enable multiple people with various levels of technical skill to create attractive e-mail newsletters and add content to the website to keep the material fresh and inviting.
"We've received very positive feedback on Bridges, our email newsletter for the nonprofit community," added Poll. "Plus our members greatly appreciate being able to edit their own consultant profile pages on the website and review resources in the members-only section of the site when and where they find it most convenient. These are things that simply weren't possible for us prior to working with Convio."
ACN also benefits from a defined product roadmap and the ability to provide feedback and ideas through the Convio account team and online client community to help drive the new tools and features Convio provides to the market. As a client who came to Convio during the company's acquisition of GetActive in early 2007, ACN benefits from the combined expertise and experience of the pioneers in online constituent relationship management.
"Convio's commitment to the client experience and our success has made being part of the Convio community a great experience," explained Poll. "We look forward to continuing to harness this powerful platform and the ideas and innovation in the community to better serve both our members and the nonprofit community."
The Association of Consultants to Nonprofits promotes the expertise of its professional members to serve the needs of the nonprofit community. Areas of expertise include marketing, fund development, strategic planning, capacity building, staffing, training, board development, program development, public policy, utilizing technology, and legal services. In addition, ACN organizes a broad range of educational programs and networking events every year. Some events are geared specifically to consultants and cover valuable topics such as marketing your practice or how to decide on the right legal structure. Other events bring nonprofit leaders together to focus on important issues such as board development, diversity, improving marketing and development initiatives, and finding the right framework to evaluate your organization's progress.
While most of ACN's members are based in the Chicago area and the organization's educational programs and networking events are held in Chicago, many of ACN's members serve clients throughout the United States. ACN welcomes all interested individual consultants and consulting organizations as members. The ACN website (http://www.acnconsult.org) includes detailed consultant listings, RFP submission instructions, details about ACN membership and events, and an e-newsletter sign up form.
ACN President Joyce G. Poll
info @ acnconsult.org
(312) 580 -1875