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. 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. 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 Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Tidbits May 19, 2008 There are some really interesting tidbits of stuff out there.

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Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

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 ). I think they’ve started getting more wins for BBNC lately although it’s going to be interesting to see how this will all match up with Kintera’s CMS as well. What’s going to be REALLY interesting is if Blackbaud decides to go forward with deeper Kintera CMS integration.

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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.

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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.

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And uh, if your technology “platform&# is so great, why not launch with API docs and some sample code and maybe even a demo? You can use these tags: « We Have Met The Enemy and He (and She) Is Us » Kintera going open platform?