Vinay Bhagat is Chief Executive Officer of TrustRadius. He is an entrepreneur passionate about tackling big problems. Vinay conceived TrustRadius after experiencing challenges when buying enterprise solutions at his last company. In 1999, Vinay founded Convio, the leading Software as a Services platform for nonprofits. In April 2010, Convio became a public company, and was acquired in May 2012 for $325 million. Prior to Convio, Vinay was a Director at Trilogy Software and a Consultant at Bain & Company in London, Hong Kong and Kiev. He holds an MBA Harvard Business School where he graduated as a Baker Scholar, an MS Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University, and a MA Engineering Information Sciences from Cambridge University with First Class Honors. When he’s not working, Vinay loves playing with his kids, swimming and the occasional squash game.

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New Online Tools Transform How Nonprofits Reach, Motivate and Retain Advocates

The primary goal of advocacy is to drive positive change in support of an organization's mission. This change may involve impacting legislation, securing funding or affecting a corporate policy. Grassroots advocacy involves influencing large groups of people to agree with an opinion or objective and getting them to help influence policy makers through media coverage,…

Lessons for Nonprofits from Howard Dean's Use of the Internet

Regardless of whether you support former Vermont governor Howard Dean in his bid to win the Democratic party's presidential nomination, his campaign organization is proving to be phenomenally successful at incorporating the online medium into its fundraising and grassroots mobilization.  Every nonprofit organization -- not just political campaigns -- can learn from Dean's success.    …