Community Brands 2017 streak still alive by acquiring Configio

Today Community Brands announced yet another acquisition to strengthen its hold on the association, nonprofit and mission based market by announcing their acquisition of Configio, who offers cloud-based solutions for event and activity-based organizations to better manage members, clients, participants, marketing data, and more.  This is in the wake of an already action packed year for Community Brands with a collection of market leaders including Abila, NimbleUser, Aptify,  Within that list of companies, there are multiple products to include traditional AMS (association management software), LMS (learning management software), job board/career center software and more.  Below is the announcement directly from the Community Brands website.

Community Brands And Configio To Simplify Membership, Registration And Event Management

Highly-configurable technology platform provides opportunity in adjacent markets, including camps, marathons and activity-based events

August 1, 2017—ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Community Brands, a technology-driven company which delivers purpose-built solutions for the world’s leading associations and nonprofits, today announced the addition of Configio to its family of brands. The addition of Configio extends Community Brands’ portfolio to serve civic and community organizations and their need for registration and ticketing; membership management and CRM; and event management.

“While membership and event management means different things to different people—be it civic and community membership management or associations—one thing holds true: the need to use technology to serve their unique needs,” said JP Guilbault, president of Community Brands. “Configio is a great addition to the Community Brands family.”

Configio offers cloud-based solutions for event and activity-based organizations to better manage members, clients, participants, marketing data, and more. Features of the Configio platform include: event registration, content management, CRM capabilities, email marketing, staff management, shipping management, and analytics and reporting. Configio is designed to be easily configured and thereby satisfy niche industry requirements and deliver a highly personalized “right-for-me” customer experience. Key clients include Challenger SportsKampgrounds of America (KOA)Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and BolderBOULDER 10K.

“We’re excited to be a part of Community Brands family to really grow our business and develop our technology to its fullest potential,” said Bob Bailey, Configio founder. “We look forward to working with the teams across the company to expand our reach and integrate with the Community Brands ecosystem of solutions and services offered to customers and prospects.”

Details of the deal were not disclosed.

About Community Brands

Community Brands is a technology-driven company which delivers purpose-built solutions for more than 13,000 of the world’s leading associations, nonprofits and government entities to thrive and succeed in today’s fast-paced, evolving world. Community Brands’ focus on accelerating innovation and bringing to market modern technology solutions helps power social impact, effect positive change and create opportunity. With Community Brands software and services, organizations better engage their members, donors and volunteers, raise more money, effectively manage revenue, and provide professional development and insights to power their missions. To learn more, visit

About Configio

Configio is a cloud-based platform which helps organizations market events and merchandise through innovative e-commerce software. To learn more, visit

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Michael Piotrowski

By: Michael Piotrowski August 1, 2017

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