Platforms break open, part II

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I 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. I have a few comments. Allan is right – the Kintera API is more comprehensive, and provides for more flexibility than the Convio API. But it may well be that for more complex integrations, the Kintera API will provide more power.

Platforms break open!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Two new initiatives have come to light in the last couple of days, one from Kintera , called “ Connect &# , and the other from Convio , called “ Open “ They are both worth having a look at, especially if you are considering either implementing a web application platform, or if you are a consultant type looking for ways to integrate data for your clients. Kintera’s Connect has an API that can do some very important things.

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Allan Benamer points out that Kintera is about to be delisted by NASDAQ. Commenters on Allan’s post wonder about the fate of Convio’s IPO. And yeah after reading the docs, I agree, it’s bad. 1 trackback } Blackbaud buys Kintera » Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology 05.29.08

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Read more about Blackbauds new API for Blackbaud NetCommunity | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Blackbaud , Open API , eCRM Blackbaud Introduces “Wave&# , Social Networking for Blackbaud NetCommunity 08.01.08 | 3505 9 Comments [link] Blackbaud+Introduces+%22Wave%22%2C+Social+Networking+for+Blackbaud+NetCommunity 2008-08-01+15%3A09%3A52 Allan+Benamer From the press release: Blackbaud, Inc. Links to the new API are: Blackbaud Labs docs to BBNC There was a three-part release on Blackbaud’s Connections blog (not to be confused with Convio’s Connection Cafe ).

Non-Profit Technology Recommendations Your Nonprofit Should Consider | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

They will penetrate the nonprofit market and Blackbaud, Convio, Kintera will cry as it happens (and RIGHTLY so). Their Office lookalikes for Word and Excel (Writer and Sheet) actually function better than Google’s Docs. This website uses IntenseDebate comments , but they are not currently loaded because either your browser doesnt support JavaScript, or they didnt load fast enough. speak up Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site.

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Non-Profit Technology Recommendations Your Nonprofit Should Consider | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

They will penetrate the nonprofit market and Blackbaud, Convio, Kintera will cry as it happens (and RIGHTLY so). Their Office lookalikes for Word and Excel (Writer and Sheet) actually function better than Google’s Docs. This website uses IntenseDebate comments , but they are not currently loaded because either your browser doesnt support JavaScript, or they didnt load fast enough. speak up Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site.

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Blackbaud releases three major products – forgets to blog or create a landing page | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Blackbaud , Online Fundraising , eCRM , nptech Blackbaud releases three major products – forgets to blog or create a landing page 05.03.07 | 3158 7 Comments [link] Blackbaud+releases+three+major+products+-+forgets+to+blog+or+create+a+landing+page 2007-05-04+00%3A04%3A57 Allan+Benamer Wow! And uh, if your technology “platform&# is so great, why not launch with API docs and some sample code and maybe even a demo? Subscribe to these comments.