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Thoughts on the Blackbaud – Convio deal

Robert Weiner

Fund-Master and GiftMaker Pro), of late, they’ve acquired companies and kept their products going (Team Approach, eTapestry, PIDI, Kintera). Lots of people have already weighed in on Blackbaud’s purchase of Convio (two of my favorites: [link] and [link] ). Here my perspective. My main questions are about product strategies. Common Ground?

More Defunct Donor Databases

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GivingCapital from Kintera. The good folks at Aspiration have been working to put my list of donor databases into a wiki. Along the way the identified some that seem to have disappeared and weren't on my earlier list of defunct donor databases. Here are the new entries: Association Management System from Micro Solutions.

How Many Donor Databases Are There?

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Kintera. Kintera Sphere. I thought it might be useful to compile a list of all of the commercial donor databases I’m aware of. This list came from my head, my bookmarks, and lists compiled by NTEN and Idealware for their donor management software surveys (and I’m not certain all of these are actually donor databases).

Kintera Connect

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Kintera Connect August 15, 2007 I listened in on the call with Kintera folks about their new platform, called Connect. I was mostly curious about how open this platform will be, and what the future holds for them.

Blackbaud buys Kintera

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Blackbaud buys Kintera May 29, 2008 In retrospect, this probably was inevitable. And I’m sure that the very low stock price of Kintera’s certainly made a buyout of it by Blackbaud easier.

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WebCPA - Blackbaud to Acquire Kintera for $46 Million

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Accounting Software 411 - Kintera Appoints Richard LaBarbera as CEO

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Accounting Software 411 - Kintera Appoints Richard LaBarbera as CEO: "Kintera Appoints Richard LaBarbera as CEOHarry E. Gruber Resigns as Kintera CEO, Continues to Serve on Kintera Board of Directors SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kintera® Inc.

Blackbaud Acquires Kintera | Idealware

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Skip to Main Content Area Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Blackbaud Acquires Kintera By Laura Quinn , May 30, 2008 Wow!

[White Paper] The Peer to Peer Fundraising Technology Landscape

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by Mark Becker, Founding Partner, Cathexis Partners. ————-. Engagement capabilities. User interface. Administrative interface.

Blackbaud acquires Kintera today | Beaconfire Wire

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Beaconfire Survey: Tech Gadgets » Blackbaud acquires Kintera today Posted Thursday, May 29th, 2008 at 7:19 pm by Lynn (39 posts) More consolidation in the nonprofit software market today. Blackbaud bought Kintera for a staggering $46 Million in cash. 05/26/2010: Don’t forget your content 05/24/2010: IE6 Is Dead. Shine on.

Kintera’s CEO Steps Down! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) Kintera , eCRM , nptech Kintera’s CEO Steps Down! 03.06.07 | 3125 5 Comments [link] Kintera%27s+CEO+Steps+Down%21 2007-03-06+05%3A03%3A23 Allan+Benamer So Kintera’s saga adds yet another chapter and this time Harry Gruber has become the ex-CEO of Kintera. March 5 (Reuters) – Kintera Inc.

Interview with Scott Crowder, Kintera CTO | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) Convio , Kintera , eCRM , salesforce.com Interview with Scott Crowder, Kintera CTO 05.16.07 | 3167 No Comments [link] Interview+with+Scott+Crowder%2C+Kintera+CTO 2007-05-17+02%3A42%3A02 Allan+Benamer Scott Crowder is the incoming Kintera CTO. As an ex-IT Director, my heart does go out to him. Be nice. No spam.

Kintera going open platform? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) Kintera , eCRM , nptech Kintera going open platform? 05.09.07 | 3159 7 Comments [link] Kintera+going+open+platform%3F 2007-05-09+23%3A12%3A08 Allan+Benamer I never thought I’d say that but that’s what I’m hearing from my Kintera sources. Erin said: The latest version of Kintera FundWare (v8.0)

Kintera Delisting Warning Issued | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) Kintera , eCRM Kintera Delisting is Nigh 05.24.08 | 3431 No Comments [link] Kintera+Delisting+is+Nigh 2008-05-24+19%3A46%3A44 Allan+Benamer Kintera comes a step closer to NASDAQ delisting (from the 5/21/2008  Business Wire ): Kintera® Inc. You too, can save Kintera from delisting. Be nice. No spam.

Blackbaud Completes Kintera Acquisition.whats next? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) Blackbaud , Kintera , eCRM Blackbaud Completes Kintera Acquisition…what’s next? 07.09.08 | 3448 8 Comments [link] Blackbaud+Completes+Kintera+Acquisition.what%27s+next%3F 2008-07-09+18%3A37%3A14 Allan+Benamer What’s next is that Blackbaud can finally blog about the acquisition. Be nice. Keep it clean.

Kintera on the verge of being delisted | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) Kintera , eCRM Kintera on the verge of being delisted 04.10.08 | 3378 11 Comments [link] Kintera+on+the+verge+of+being+delisted 2008-04-10+16%3A40%3A41 Allan+Benamer And so the story continues with Kintera as their stock asymptotically approaches zero… On April 2, 2008, Kintera, Inc. Be nice.

APIs from Kintera and Convio – A new beginning? | Beaconfire Wire

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Posted Monday, October 22nd, 2007 at 8:53 am by Jeff Herron (10 posts) The past two weeks have seen some exciting developments as both Kintera and Convio launched Open API programs, Kintera Connect and Convio Open respectively. Convio is REST based and Kintera is SOAP based. and Kintera??s Long Live IE6! So, let??s

Ask Idealware: eAdvocacy Alternatives to Kintera?

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Lenny asks : We're an all volunteer 501c4 that has been using Kintera. They're asking a great deal of money for continuing to use Kintera. We would greatly appreciate suggestions of other service providers. We can segment the list and target specific geographic regions, and we're able to provide copy for the readers to send as well.

OM NOM NOM NOM: Blackbaud Gobbles Kintera | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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It contains FAQs that were sent out to Blackbaud and Kintera employees. Should any of your customers raise Kintera-Blackbaud issues that are specific to them, contact a member of the Integration Leadership Team so they can be involved. What was interesting to me is that it looks like they bought Kintera primarily for Sphere.

And then there were two. Blackbaud Buys Kintera | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) Blackbaud , Kintera , Online Fundraising , eCRM , nptech Blackbaud Buys Kintera 05.30.08 | 3435 8 Comments [link] Blackbaud+Buys+Kintera 2008-05-30+05%3A22%3A39 Allan+Benamer Just my luck — I’m on the plane back from Netsquared when Blackbaud announces the biggest news of the year in the nonprofit CRM space.

Convio will join Kintera and Blackbaud as a publicly traded company

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Convio will join Kintera and Blackbaud as a publicly traded company September 1, 2007 You’ve probably heard the news, and I’m taking a break from my break to write about it. But, hey, why not?

Stockholders ticked off and they want Kintera’s CEO to step down | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Alfred Berkeley Dennis Berman Philip Heasley Allen Gruber Robert Korzeniewski Deborah Rieman Hector Garcia-Molina Harry Gruber c/o Kintera, Inc. 9605 Scranton Road, Suite 200 San Diego, California 92121 We currently hold approximately 5.8% of Kintera, Inc. It then goes on to discuss the suggested remedy for Kintera’s maladies.

Kintera now almost as valuable as Bear Stearns | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) Kintera Kintera now almost as valuable as Bear Stearns 03.17.08 | 3347 4 Comments [link] Kintera+now+almost+as+valuable+as+Bear+Stearns 2008-03-17+20%3A21%3A55 Allan+Benamer Jason Z. Current valuations: Kintera $0.66 Allan Benamer said: Anyone going long on Kintera? Today, they got there. Jason Z. NAFTA.

With Kintera, no news is good news…but there’s always news… | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) Kintera , Online Fundraising , eCRM With Kintera, no news is good news…but there’s always news… 03.29.07 | 3149 1 Comment [link] With+Kintera%2C+no+news+is+good+news.but+there%27s+always+news. Kintera is going down to 300 employees and focusing on CRM. Any comments? Totally slipped my mind.

Platforms break open, part II

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

looked over Allan Benamer’s post on the Convio and Kintera initiatives, I looked harder at the Convio Open and Kintera Connect docs, and I also had a chat with some Kintera folk. Allan is right – the Kintera API is more comprehensive, and provides for more flexibility than the Convio API. have a few comments.

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Tidbits

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Kintera opens a Developers Challenge.  Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Tidbits February 14, 2008 These are tidbits of things I’ve gotten recently from vendors, or gotten via feeds or twitter. Setup of all three has a one time fee.

Openness Transforms the Nonprofit CRM Business | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) Blackbaud , Convio , Kintera , Open API , Strategy , eCRM , mpower , salesforce.com And the Walls Start to Tumble Down, Open Platform/API/Source Free For All! Yes, you can now develop unique third party apps in Kintera that have nothing to do with fundraising (even though everything has to do with fundraising). Salesforce?

Convio Open: How APIs May Change the Way You Work - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Other providers, such as Blackbaud may follow their lead. Its basically about storing and retrieving information. If youve ever used My Yahoo!

Are you optimizing your conversion funnel?

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How you configure and design these online tools can have a major impact on the success of your online program. Think about this. Not convinced?

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The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management

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The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Blackbaud Spends $46 Million On KinteraBy Paul Clolery and Mark HrywnaThe buying spree of software vendor Blackbaud continues with the $46-million cash acquisition of troubled Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider Kintera.

Blackbaud Software Company Buys a Struggling Competitor - Philanthropy.com

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Blackbaud Software Company Buys a Struggling Competitor - Philanthropy.com: "Blackbaud Software Company Buys a Struggling CompetitorBy Holly HallBlackbaud, the nation’s largest provider of fund-raising software to charities, today announced that it will acquire Kintera, a San Diego software company makes similar software.

Sesame Workshop expands online fundraising efforts

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Working with software provider Kintera Inc., Sesame Workshop expands online fundraising efforts: "Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, is expanding its online fundraising efforts.

How One Multi-Chapter Organization is Succeeding with Virtual Accounts

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Sarah “Kintera” as she is affectionately known in the office, co-presented with me at two conferences this year, the 2009 Target User’s Forum and the 2009 Ottawa Conference for Nonprofits. You can view the full presentation online , or continue reading for a quick summary

RSS: Best thing since sliced bread

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Learn how to use RSS in Kinteras CMS Are you actively using an RSS reader in your daily life - for work and play? I am! To be quite honest, I didnt begin regularly using RSS until recently, but it's changed my life. Seriously! Why is RSS so important for your supporters? First , it makes it easy to know when you've published new content.

A Few Good Tools for eAdvocacy

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For instance, Blackbaud Sphere (formerly Kintera)and Convio arefairly widely used among large advocacy organizations and combine advanced email advocacy capability with robust online features and constituent tracking. PublishDate: November 2011. Author: Kyle Henri Andrei. This was traditionally done with mail. Email-Based Tools. License.

Platforms break open!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

At first blush, although Kintera officially got out the door first, announcing Connect weeks ago, and delivering the APIs and docs on Friday, their play is a good start, but Convio, announcing Open tomorrow, appears to be ahead in terms of providing real openness. Kintera’s Connect has an API that can do some very important things.

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A Few Good Tools for Event Registration (Updated!)

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color:black">Integrated e-communications packages like DemocracyInAction , BlackBaud Sphere Events (formerly Kintera) and Convio also provide event-registration functionality. PublishDate: July 2011. Author: Laura S. Quinn. Kyle Andrei. color:black">These days, most event participants expect to be able to register for events online. paypal.

Blackbaud Sphere Remarkably Bad at Google Analytics Ecommerce Tracking

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Until last year, Blackbaud had left the copyright notices on Blackbaud Sphere stuck at 2008 when they purchased Kintera. Preface: I work at Autism Speaks as their Web architect. These are my opinions and not the opinion of Autism Speaks. Let it be said that Blackbaud Sphere is incredibly long in the tooth. Those were already available.

Blackbaud Sphere Remarkably Bad at Google Analytics Ecommerce Tracking

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Until last year, Blackbaud had left the copyright notices on Blackbaud Sphere stuck at 2008 when they purchased Kintera. Preface: I work at Autism Speaks as their Web architect. These are my opinions and not the opinion of Autism Speaks. Let it be said that Blackbaud Sphere is incredibly long in the tooth. Those were already available.