Dec 15, 2010

Hello Convio!

I can finally blog/Facebook note write about it, and let's face it, we all know nothing's official until you blog/Facebook note post about it.

I'm soon to be leaving the world of professional Girl Scouting for a new gig at Convio.

What's Convio you ask? A super freakin' cool software and services company here in Austin. They - oops I mean we - create the software and provide the consulting to help nonprofits fundraise online and communicate online in an effective, streamlined, connected manner.

If you aren't a tech or nonprofit geek, that might not mean a whole lot to you. But for a nonprofit geek like me, that's like the holy grail of online nonprofit world.

But what is this new gig you ask? Oh right, I guess I should tell you that.

Social Media Marketing Specialist. Yup, that's right, I will Facebook, tweet, blog, youtube and more for a living. Pretty awesome right? Starting in January you'll be able to follow my Convio tweets at @Convio.

Now that you know the background, here's why I am jazzed about my new gig:
  • I can help millions. Because Convio clients are all nonprofits, our work helps all their causes. I'm not just helping one group anymore, I'm helping more than a thousand groups do their jobs better and that rocks.
  • I love marketing. Plain and simple. It's been beckoning to me.
  • It's warm and fuzzy meets biz savvy. A huge benefit of having nonprofit clients and roots is the intrinsic investment in the community and warm, fuzzy causes. We even have allotted days off to volunteer! But it's a publicly owned company with clear financial goals and a need to get business done.
  • Best place to work in Austin! The Austin Business Journal just named Convio Austin's best place to work and the more I learn, the more I see why.
I'm so thankful for the great experience I got at Girl Scouts - both as a wee little Brownie many moons ago and as a professional. I think both have prepared me well for this next chapter in my career.

And now, with great joy, I say...

Hello Convio! So nice to meet you! I think we'll be best friends.

3 comments:

Andie Day said...

Congratulations on your new position. Your goals are truly admirable and inspiring. Wishing you the best of luck in all that you do! Andie

Cheryl said...

Andie, thank you for your kind words. I have high hopes for my new role!

eringobragh said...

Congratulations! I'm so impressed with your successes!