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.
And now, with great joy, I say...
Hello Convio! So nice to meet you! I think we'll be best friends.