KELL Partners

November 02, 2011 09:26 ET

Plan International USA Engages KELL Partners for Convio Luminate™ Deployment

New Addition to KELL's Client Roster Completes Company's Strongest Quarter to Date

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Nov 2, 2011) - KELL Partners, the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) consulting specialists for nonprofits, today announced its engagement with Plan International USA to deploy the organization's Convio Luminate constituent engagement solution. The newest addition to KELL's growing client roster capped off a record quarter in revenue as the company continues to drive strong growth while serving the cloud-based technology needs of organizations across the nonprofit sector.

"Demand continues to increase for our SaaS consulting and implementation services as nonprofits increasingly turn to innovative technology solutions like Convio Luminate that enable them to engage with constituents at a deeper level and operate more efficiently," said Kevin Burpo, co-founder of KELL Partners. "Plan International USA is taking important steps that will position the organization for ongoing success, and we're pleased to work with them to establish a strong and flexible technology platform upon which they can continue to grow and strengthen their impact."

Centralized Data, Stronger Constituent Relationships

Plan International USA (Plan) is a global nonprofit organization that works with communities in more than 50 developing countries to help end the cycle of poverty and develop solutions to ensure long-term sustainability. The organization engaged KELL Partners to lead the internal implementation of its Convio Luminate CRM™ and Convio Luminate Online™ solutions.

Convio Luminate CRM will make it possible for Plan to consolidate all of the organization's constituent data into a single system, instead of trying to manually track constituent information stored across multiple data sources. Having a centralized CRM solution in place will enable Plan team members to strengthen relationships with supporters since they'll have a more complete view of individuals' various levels of involvement with the organization. Convio Luminate Online will provide Plan with a more flexible system for facilitating integrated, more personalized communications and fundraising campaigns with constituents.

In addition to implementing Plan's Luminate solution, KELL Partners also is building an automated web portal which will significantly improve Plan's child sponsorship program, a key component of the organization's mission. Once implemented, individuals visiting Plan's website will be able to search and have access to real-time information for all children listed in the organization's database who are available for sponsorships.

"Our new constituent engagement solution will provide a better, more dynamic online experience for our supporters and their interaction with us," said Chip Carter, CIO, Plan International USA. "Internally, we'll be able to reduce cost of ownership and manage our constituent relationships more effectively. We're pleased to have an experienced group like KELL Partners leading us through this important technology upgrade. This improvement will be extremely beneficial as we seek to build stronger, longer-lasting relationships with constituents and continue to fulfill our mission in communities around the world."

About Plan International USA
Plan International USA is part of a global organization that works side-by-side with the men, women and children of communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty. The organization's approach is to develop a plan with the community that promises a brighter future for the community and is ultimately carried out by the community. Community by community, Plan International USA works to promise futures that are worthy of all children's potential. For more information, please visit

About KELL Partners
Founded by Sandra Jensen and Kevin Burpo, KELL Partners is a Software-as-a-Service consulting firm for nonprofits. The company leverages its extensive technology expertise and deep experience serving the nonprofit sector to ensure organizations receive maximum value from their SaaS technology investments. For more information, please visit

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