AUSTIN, TEXAS (January 17, 2007) Convio, Inc. a leading provider of online constituent relationship management solutions (eCRM) for nonprofit organizations today announced that it has executed a definitive agreement to acquire GetActive Software, Inc.
Just got an email about it from GetActive. There’s a conference call with clients next week that you can be sure I’ll be in on.
Yes, Convio has many more features than GetActive. Many of which we don’t need and I don’t want to have to pay for and then be nickled and dimed on the ones I do want. That’s why we left Kintera. I’m very nervous that Convio plays the same game, especially with small clients like us who don’t use the CMS products.
I have a routine going with GetActive. I know where everything is and I have a system for getting data back and forth between GetActive and Salesforce easily. I have no intention of switching from Salesforce to the Convio eCRM. Will the Convio folks work with little ‘ole me to seamlessly transition us to their systems for donations, messaging and fundraising without charging us more?
Now I’m laughing. And crying.
As much as I like geeking out with change in technology, this is one area that I had absolutely no plans to change or upgrade this year.