Abila Launches Forward Together 2013

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The Inaugural user conference officially kicks off on Nov. 3 to a gathering of over 400 customers.

Abila, formerly Sage Nonprofit Solutions, a provider of software solutions dedicated to serving dynamic nonprofit organizations, associations and government agencies, launches Forward Together 2013. The inaugural user conference officially kicks off on Nov. 3 to a gathering of over 400 customers and business partners of the organization.

During Forward Together 2013, the inaugural three-and-a-half-day user conference, Abila customers and business partners will hear from Krista Endsley, CEO, Abila, on the journey of Abila and how customers have traveled with the organization through acquisitions, industry changes and market trends.

Dan Pallotta, chief humanity officer, Advertising for Humanity, will speak on how “The way we think about charity is dead wrong". Cookie Gregory Ruiz, executive director, Ballet Austin, will discuss the dimensions of leadership in a nonprofit.

The breakout sessions led by nonprofit and association industry leaders will focus on insights surrounding:

  • Overcoming common organizational challenges.
  • Leveraging new fund accounting and large-scale fundraising technology.
  • Shaping strategy for social media, data management and mobile devices.
  • Expanding on grant management, accounting and fundraising knowledge, lessons learned and best practices.

During the opening keynote, recipients of the 2013 Abila President’s Circle Awards, McGovern Consulting Group, LLC; NonProfit Technologies, Inc.; JMT Consulting Group; and NP Solutions, Inc., will also be recognized at the event.

Abila serves more than 8,000 organizations nationwide. The company’s clients include leading nonprofits, government agencies, associations, membership organizations and higher education institutions. On Aug. 21, Abila acquired McLean, Va.-based Avectra and became one of the largest software solutions providers serving the nonprofit, association membership and government sectors.

Krista Endsley, CEO, Abila
Dan Pallotta, chief humanity officer, Advertising for Humanity
Cookie Gregory Ruiz, executive director, Ballet Austin

Nov. 3 to 7, 2013 - Agenda

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines
575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
Lost Pines, TX 78612

Darryl Frost, public relations specialist, Abila
(512) 329-1974

About Abila
Abila and Avectra, now an Abila Company, serve nonprofits, associations and government agencies with comprehensive fund accounting, grant management, fundraising and constituent relationship management solutions. Organizations want to accomplish more, with less complexity and effort. Together, Abila and Avectra, will enable organizations to do just that — and achieve what they never even dreamed was possible.

For the two companies, it’s personal. Abila and Avectra are backed by over 50 years of combined experience dedicated to helping organizations clear the way to perform your best work so you and your organization can focus on delivering your mission. Abila is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

For more information, please visit http://www.abila.com and http://www.avectra.com.

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