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Vendini

September 20, 2011 07:08 ET

Vendini Loves the Arts While Many Larger Companies Are Cutting Contributions

Ticketing Leader Formalizes Non-Profit Giving Program

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2011) - In tough economic times, many U.S. companies are giving less to the arts, according to a new survey by the Business Committee for the ArtsTriennial Survey of Business Support for the Arts.

Concerned at how this trend could affect funding for the arts, Vendini formalized its corporate giving program "Vendini Loves the Arts" fulfilling Founder and CEO Mark Tacchi's philanthropic vision and helping ensure continued support of the important work being done for local communities through non-profit arts organizations.

"Many companies give to the arts because they want the name recognition that comes with it," explains Mark Tacchi, President and CEO of Vendini. "But they're missing the point. The arts are critical to developing strong, vibrant communities. The arts contribute more than just beauty to our world. They develop creative future employees, and improve children's performance in school. I'm proud that Vendini's business model and our corporate giving program can support these kinds of important organizations and their projects."

Vendini, a growing business in ticketing, marketing and fundraising, is committed to supporting the arts through its "Vendini Loves the Arts" program. As part of the initiative, the company is earmarking $500-thousand-dollars to donate to eligible non-profit arts organizations in 2012. Additionally, Vendini supports a variety of artistic endeavors including employee and customer appreciation events that encompass the arts. Many of the company's clients, including The Napa Valley Opera House and the Midland Community Theatre in Texas, have been recipients of donations from "Vendini Loves the Arts."

"Vendini has given great support to the Midland Community Theatre, and not just through its charitable contributions," says Laura Abbott of the Midland Community Theatre. "Vendini has helped us increase our revenue by providing an innovative and comprehensive system for ticketing and fundraising."

Vendini's all-in-one system holds significant advantages for non-profits. First, it's a solution that increases box office sales. It's also one of the few systems that can bring ticketing and fundraising together through shared data enabling organizations to recognize their key donors at the box office and their key patrons at fundraisers ultimately maximizing ticket sales and donations.

For more information and discussion on Vendini's new giving program please visit the Vendini Vision blog at http://blog.vendini.com/ or the company's web site at www.vendini.com.

VENDINI | Vendini is the leader in cloud based ticketing solutions. Thousands of organizations utilize Vendini's solutions for event promotion, ticket sales, and box office management of operations. The company's suite of applications includes a fully integrated marketing system to promote events via email and social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Vendini counts many top arts, sports, and concert venues among its customers. Vendini's corporate headquarters is located in San Francisco, with offices in Beverly Hills, Boston, and Chicago. For additional information about Vendini visit www.vendini.com.

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