Convio, a popular online advocacy toolset used by many nonprofit advocacy groups, recently announced that they will be releasing a donor database code-named Akido, on the SalesForce.com platform. This will be a separate product from their online Constituent Relationship Management suite — you don’t have to be a Convio CRM client to use the database. They also say it’s not simply a new template for SalesForce, but a product built from the ground up.
As for now, the database is only available through what they’re calling their Charter Program. The program announcement includes an FAQ (at the bottom of the page) about the database and the program, plus some promotional videos.
And if you want more, Gene Austin, their CEO, is blogging about the new database here. They plan to release the product in the 2nd half of this year and haven’t yet announced pricing. For organizations looking to maximize their customer relations and donor database systems, it might be something to check out.