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What To Do When Your Vendor Kills Your Fundraising Software

Date/TimeTuesday, September 25, 2012 3-4pm ET    

Last week Blackbaud, who acquired Convio’s Common Ground fundraising software product a few months ago, decided to eliminate the product altogether, leaving recent purchasers stuck with a product that will be unsupportable in 18 months.

This webinar will help you recover from such an occurrence. While you may not be able to recoup your investment, we will provide tips for evaluating products at a deeper level and helping to ensure that your next acquisition will be the right one.

This webinar is hosted by CJW Consulting Services.


  • How to determine a vendor’s commitment to a given product
  • How to maximize the reliability of reference checks
  • Negotiation tactics to minimize the cost of your investment
  • How to conduct a complete review of a product

Who Should Attend?
  •  Fundraising/development and IT staff


Cheri Weissman , founder, CJW Consulting & Services, Inc.


Cheri Weissman has been working for and with nonprofits since 1984.

After several years as a fundraiser at a Chicago nonprofit, Cheryl moved on to become an account manager for a national software company.

Working exclusively with nonprofits, Cheryl developed and delivered software training programs, performed various data-related services, organized and hosted users groups, provided on- and off-site consulting services and provided input into software updates.

In 1993, believing she could more efficiently serve the nonprofit community without the overhead of a larger company, Cheryl founded CJW Consulting & Services, Inc.

CJW Consulting & ServicesCJW Consulting & Services, Inc. (CJW) is dedicated to preserving the institutional memories of nonprofit organizations. CJW founded in 1993 to help non-profit organizations make the most effective use of their software resources. Cheryl Weissman, CJW’s President, has 25+ years of experience with fundraising, the nonprofit community and its associated software. Cheryl’s background, along with her commitment to providing affordable, high-quality services, allow CJW to provide high-quality consulting and services at prices designed to fit your budget. CJW Consulting & Services, Inc. offers a wide variety of services, including on-site and on-line software training, data analysis, consulting and temporary staff replacement, all tailored to your specific needs. To date, CJW has assisted nonprofits in over 30 US states and 4 Canadian provinces.