Robert Weiner

Trending Sources

How Many Donor Databases Are There?

Robert Weiner

Oracle/PeopleSoft. 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). SYSTEM. VENDOR.

Alternatives to MySQL

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

For those of us that depend on MySQL everyday, the buyout of Sun (which had bought MySQL) by Oracle did not bode well. It makes sense – Oracle has never had a culture of fostering open source software, and it seems unlikely to obtain one. Database technology Open Source Web Tools mariadb mysql opensource oracle postgresql

Why you should care that Oracle is buying Sun

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

However, today’s news that Oracle is going to buy Sun Microsystems has some very important implications. Sun bought MySQL AB (the company behind MySQL) last year for $1 Billion dollars, and therefore, MySQL AB now becomes a part of Oracle, it’s primary competition. For us, it’s generally much more removed.

Foundation opens volunteerism Web site to nonprofits - Harwich, MA - Harwich Oracle

AFP Blog

Foundation opens volunteerism Web site to nonprofits - Harwich, MA - Harwich Oracle: "Cape Cod —Cape Cod Volunteers, a Web site-based service that will link nonprofit agencies with potential volunteers, is open to nonprofits to post their volunteer opportunities.

Web 2

LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice.org

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

But then …  Oracle bought Sun. And just like the fears that many in the MySQL community have had about the future of MySQL under Oracle’s watch (Oracle shut down the OpenSolaris project, for example), people were worried about the future of OpenOffice.org. Sorry, clippy not included. OpenOffice.org And they did.

How to Host a Board Meeting Your Board Will Actually Attend

Tech Soup Blog

Nonprofit board members share a solid commitment to a common cause. Before Your Board Meeting. Decide on a Frequency. During Your Board Meeting.

Nonprofits Live: Great Presentations on August 26

Tech Soup Blog

Nat started with Oracle as a sales consultant in New Zealand where he was born. Click HERE to join Nonprofits Live: Great Presentations.

Nonprofits Live: Great Presentations on August 26

Tech Soup Blog

Nat started with Oracle as a sales consultant in New Zealand where he was born. Are you looking for secrets to giving great presentations?

What Does Big Data Have to Do With Me and My Organization?

AFP Blog

MIT Technology Review recently cited Oracle’s definition: “Big data is the derivation of value from traditional relational database-driven business decision making, augmented with new sources of unstructured data.” Uh. What Does Big Data Have to Do With Me and My Organization? It was last year as well. What Is Big Data Anyway?

Campus Party H4SB — Hacking for Something Better Coming to US in 2012

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photos by Jamie Stobie and used with permission from the photographer. Campus Party is embraced by corporate sponsors. Like Burning Man , people camp.

Increasing Social Influence to Drive Fundraising Efforts

NTEN

seasoned software sales professional, JP came to RightNow from Oracle where he primarily focused on the state and local market. By JP Saint Louis, RightNow. Given the adoption of social media, the opportunity for nonprofits to capitalize on low cost means to improve engagement with members and potential donors is greater than ever before.

These are a few of my favorite blogs

Connection Cafe

think of the Sea Change posts as communications from the Oracle at Delphi - rich in meaning, posing more questions than answers, with the goal of getting you to think about the question in relation to your strategy, rather than spoon-feeding you the answers. It's Friday! Yee-haw! Let's begin our tour with Frogloop. Ribbit! The new iPhone?

It's ok to be wrong sometimes

Connection Cafe

Perhaps you are like me and are wondering if the Paul the oracle octopus will be right on his prediction for Spain to win the World Cup.

gokubi.com

gokubi.com

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site. From Business 2.0

Jed Alpert Talks about “Starting the Conversation”

Mobile Commons

Our CEO Jed Alpert recently sat down with Oracle’s Profit magazine to discuss how a mobile campaign can extend an organization’s existing communications – and what companies are doing wrong. Think about how you can make these touches actionable. Read the entire interview here. All Posts Blog Company News Press

Open Source vs. Proprietary: Desktop Productivity

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I recently wrote a blog entry about LibreOffice (LO), the fork of OpenOffice.org (OOo) that came after the acquisition of Sun (the old holder/maintainer of OOo) by Oracle. For the purposes of this blog entry, at this moment in time (early 2011,) LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org are the same. So what are it’s weaknesses?

A Few Good Accounting Packages

Idealware

If that's the case, you'll need an enterprise package tailored to your specific needs, such as Oracle’s JD Edwards World Financial Management , Microsoft Dynamics AX or Lawson Software. PublishDate: July 2011. Author: Laura S. Quinn. Jay Leslie. Is tax season a time of time of stress, chaos and panic, or a relatively trouble-free period?

gokubi.com

gokubi.com

First they might have to deal with Oracle from here on, and second because the service is so bad! Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.

The Surge of "Software as a Service" and OnDemand technologies

NetWits

Forward thinking traditional software vendors such as Oracle and Blackbaud have invested in technologies to deploy their solutions over the web by providing hosting services, often called “OnDemand” services, while retaining the ability to offer full-featured, customizable, and data rich solutions. Easy to Deploy and Easy to Access.

Remember Paint by Number? SAP Visual Intelligence: A Visual Treat for Reporting Data

Tech Soup Blog

If a spreadsheet or database has ever made your eyes glaze over or your audience members slip into a haze, you're in for a real treat. Images: SAP.

Yahoo! Supports OpenSocial; Yahoo!, MySpace and Google to Form Non-Profit OpenSocial Foundation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There are many websites implementing OpenSocial, including Engage.com, Friendster, hi5, Hyves, imeem, LinkedIn, MySpace, Ning, Oracle, orkut, Plaxo, Salesforce.com, Six Apart, Tianji, Viadeo, and XING.??? Back in November when Open Social was announced, we had a round of discussions in the NpTech space that summarized on my blog. There???s

Biting the Hand - Conclusion

Idealware

So Microsoft holds a unique position -- like SAP, or Oracle, they offer a class of integrated products that can run your business.  Unlike SAP or Oracle, they're pretty much what they are - you can customize and integrate them, at a cost, but you can't, for instance, extend Microsoft's Dynamics HR package into a Client Management System. 

Philanthropy and Nonprofit Top 25 List - December 2008

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Oracle Education Foundation. I compiled this list using the same methodology I used for  my October 2007 list. Unfortunately, I still can’t compile a list of nonprofits outside the US. Check out the list after the jump… Site URL. Monthly Traffic (in millions). Change (if available). Organization. Status. wikipedia.org. 501c3.

MPower Open Now on the Leaderboard! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Good candidates are: Foxpro, SQL Server, Oracle, mySQL for a backend. would agree that the full version of SQLserver would be the way to go, but it too would have the seats/licensing issue too wouldn’t it? I use Oracle, and it is licensed by type and number of CPUs. The Oracle ERP has the same thing. Here is a cavea.

Mpower Open Now on the Leaderboard

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Good candidates are: Foxpro, SQL Server, Oracle, mySQL for a backend. Cheap to install. usually mean less than $500 to roll out. Effective.

Platforms break open!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

One of my favorite quotes in the Connect documentation is this one: “As long as you can invoke the API over HTTP, your application can be Microsoft, HP, IBM, Novell, Oracle, even Sun-based. October 15, 2007   If you are new to this site, you might want to read more , and subscribe to my feed. You make your own conclusions. religion.

API 2

Cloud Is Not a Technology Decision

Tech Soup Blog

During the month of October, join TechSoup.org and the TechSoup Global Network for our Cloud Computing Worldwide campaign. " or cost arguments.

Three random updates: Bing, iPhones, and Dropbox

Idealware

And Apple is catching it as much as Microsoft, Oracle and other hold-outs of the last decade. On Microsoft’s Bing what’s new in web search: By all accounts, Microsoft has a success with its re-crafted bing search site. posted something about it mainly to say, competition can re-emerge even in a market as dominated as web search. link].

Free Range: The Art of Story Telling - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

In addition, one of the hot topics of the afternoon was the effectiveness of numbers in advocating. Identify your specific audience 2. Set the stage 4.

Free Range: The Art of Story Telling - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

In addition, one of the hot topics of the afternoon was the effectiveness of numbers in advocating. Identify your specific audience 2. Set the stage 4.

gokubi.com

gokubi.com

While at Oracle, Benioff was in charge of a philanthropy project to give away $10 million in computer hardware. Benioff left Oracle and started Salesforce.com in the mid 1990′s. If Oracle/Google/Microsoft bought Salesforce.com would the donation program go away? Salesforce.com donates their CRM database to nonprofits.

Time to find a fundraising solution that can’t be bought

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Allan Benamer says : Obviously, Blackbaud is taking a page out of Oracle’s playbook and applying it to themselves. This is not so far on the heels of the acquisition of Get Active by Convio. Blackbaud has done other acquisitions in the past. And, I’m sure there are more to come. Like Google buying YouTube , or Yahoo buying flickr.

Blackbaud tries to sell itself off as Software As a Service. using Googles Knol | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

You can choose to sell Model 1 and Model 4, which is what Oracle did. As you may know, Google’s Knol is Google’s version of Wikipedia but with Google Ads and money being driven to the writer of each article. took a look at the article for software as a service and lo and behold, Timothy Chou, has written the article. Be nice.

The Frogloop Interview: Sheeraz Haji - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Oracle, SAP, or Microsoft) would enter the nonprofit market aggressively. have not yet observed this. Also, any regrets -- major or minor?

The Frogloop Interview: Sheeraz Haji - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Oracle, SAP, or Microsoft) would enter the nonprofit market aggressively. have not yet observed this. Also, any regrets -- major or minor?

Explaining Open Social to Your Executive Director

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

where your mini-application can extend to: MySpace, Bebo, SixApart, Orkut, Salesforce, LinkedIn, Ning, Hi5, Plaxo, Friendster, Viadeo and Oracle. The buzz has been going full blast about Google's Open Social API, from TechCrunch to ZDNET. The nonprofit technology community is aksing: " What will Google Open Social mean for nonprofits?

Thoughts on the Future of Open Source and Nonprofits

NTEN

This can mean purchasing of open source development companies (Sun MIcrosystems -- now owned by Oracle -- purchased open source database developer MySQL AB in 2008). By Dave Greenberg, CiviCRM Team. " "For geeks only." " "Doesn't scale." " "Great for developers but not for every-day users."

Dumb Blobs

Gavin's Digital Diner

It talks to all-comers: Access, SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, Access, ODBC, yada yada yada. But, the core problem with email is not security.

Rumors of Blackbaud 2.0??? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Imagine a non-profit ERP that will not only compete with the Convios and Kinteras of this world but also be able to stave off any inroads by SAP and Oracle into our sector. Pipes (1) OSS , Online Fundraising , Strategy , nptech Rumors of Blackbaud 2.0??? Well guess what? Now imagine that with an open API. Look out for it though. Be nice.

The Blackbaud Tapes, Part 1 of 2 | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

We’re going to exploit all the features exclusively.&# We’re not going to have an Oracle story for the Infinity platform. Don’t mind the “this presentation is confidential&# note. Blackbaud tells me it’s now publicly available. My comments will be in italics. Blackbaud products may be REST and JSON aware.