Richard Davis, Chairman and CEO of Avectra, shares his news and views from inside Avectra, as well as the association and nonprofit world at large.
I have a number of significant announcements in this issue of my CEO update, which I believe is an indicator of the vibrancy of our industry. Things move fast these days and there’s always something new on the horizon. I encourage you to be proactive and take advantage of every opportunity you have, as an organization, and as an individual professional. So be sure to sign up for events, conferences, training opportunities, white papers, articles, etc. Then, watch, read, listen, observe, engage, and be ready to adapt to changing circumstances and new industry trends. We live in the information age and Avectra prides itself on being your partner in making the information work for you.
Earlier this week Jay Love, senior vice president and head of Avectra’s nonprofit group, announced his new venture. Jay’s new product Bloomerang, which will launch in 2013, is a fundraising solution designed specifically for small- to mid-size nonprofit organizations to help them focus on donor retention and loyalty.
Jay will continue to lead Avectra’s nonprofit practiceand focus on delivering innovative donor management and fundraising products that deliver value with a unique combination of comprehensive donor management functionality and social engagement tools to enhance their advocacy, outreach, fundraising and giving efforts
AUDC 2013 Registration Opens This Month
The countdown has begun for our Annual Users and Developers Conference: AUDC 2013, which will be held March 3-5. Registration will open early in October and the AUDC 2013 website will be live within the next few days – watch for the announcement! We’ll be introducing new educational tracks, sessions and features, along with all the old favorites (like great networking opportunities) to make this the best Users Conference ever. If you have any questions about AUDC 2013, please contact Larissa Fair.
Here’s a tip: sign up early for the conference and secure your hotel room at the conference rate. The room allocation fills up quickly and I don’t want you to miss out.
SWAT Training Days
Given the positive reviews of our Success With Avectra Technology (SWAT) training days earlier this year, we’ll be holding Avectra Pro customer SWAT Days in our McLean, VA office, November 7-9 and November 13 -15. The SWAT days offer two options of full-day training classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level users at a cost of just $175 per attendee.
Our Avectra trainers will also be visiting other cities in the coming weeks and months to offer Pro SWAT day training, including: Chicago, Orlando, Los Angeles, Dallas, and more.
In December, we’re planning a special Enterprise SWAT day in the McLean office, prior to the ASAE Technology conference.
Look for Avectra at these Industry Events
Look for us (in the purple shirts) at the following events and be sure to come and say “Hi”. We’re showcasing our Social CRM Solutions at several industry eventsin the upcoming months, including:
Social Media for Nonprofits- Washington, DC – we’re a sponsor and we will have a (tabletop) exhibit.
October 5, 2012
Intacct Advantage2012, Orlando, FL – Avectra is a sponsor and attendee at this event.
DMAW Monthly Networking Lunch – we are sponsoring and attending.
October 18, 2012
AFP Leadership Academy – we are sponsoring and John Clese will be presenting a session titled: Leading your Organization through Moves Management and Engagement Scoring to Increase Donor Participation and Giving.
October 18-20, 2012
ITA Fall Collaborative – We’ll be attending this event. Note: the Information Technology Alliance (ITA) is a valued Avectra customer and we are pleased to support their event.
November 4-6, 2012
Never Stop Learning
As you can probably gather from the training and events (above), here at Avectra we believe that learning should never end. So we like to enrich your professional life by providing new educational, and sometimes, inspirational, programs, materials, and resources year-round.
If you’ve never taken advantage of any of our (free) offerings, I encourage you to check them out. This month we are offering a trio of Web Presentations. We also regularly offer White Papers, Published Articles, Books of the Month, etc. Or visit our website to see what is available. There’s always something new coming up, so be sure to visit regularly and when you sign up for a webinar or white paper, prepare to be delighted by our insider offerings too – such as Fresh Idea Fridays!