Robert Weiner

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. Disclosures: I have clients that use both companies’ products, as well as products from their competitors, open source products, and homegrown solutions. I don’t invest in these or other companies that I advise on.

More Defunct Donor Databases

Robert Weiner

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. Donation Management System from Cumulus 9. DonorAccess from DonorAccess. DonorBase from Granite Bear Development. Federation from Symphony Information Services.

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How Many Donor Databases Are There?

Robert Weiner

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). It does not include custom systems, of which there are many. I am not planning to keep this list updated — that sounds like a full-time job.

Kintera Connect

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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. Basically, Kintera is taking directly from Salesforce ’s playbook. to the data in the Kintera platform. 1 trackback } Who’s more open, Blackbaud or Kintera? -

Blackbaud buys Kintera

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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. Today, Blackbaud announced the acquisition of Kintera.

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WebCPA - Blackbaud to Acquire Kintera for $46 Million

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WebCPA - Blackbaud to Acquire Kintera for $46 Million: "Blackbaud to Acquire Kintera for $46 MillionSan Diego (June 2, 2008)By WebCPA staff|Nonprofit accounting software vendor Blackbaud has struck a deal to acquire rival Kintera for $1.12 per share, or approximately $46 million.Kintera, which specializes in on-demand software for nonprofits, had been facing financial pressures lately, including

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. Nasdaq:KNTA - News), the leading provider of software as a service (SaaS) to the nonprofit and government sectors, today announced that its board of

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! Ive been a bad blogger of late, but this is too big to miss: Blackbaud, maker of software like Raisers Edge and Financial Edge, has acquired Kintera.

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. abenamer said: I’m totally awed by even the remote possibility that Kintera could pull it out.

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. His hiring was announced on May 3rd, just months after the Grubers left Kintera so in very many respects, he’s the new guy. What I really wanted to know was whether or not Kintera was going open platform.

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. Both the shrinking of Kintera’s workforce and the need to rethink Kintera’s place in the nonprofit space is spurring this development.

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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. Kintera has until the end of this month to comply with the requirements. You too, can save Kintera from delisting. Does Kintera end up on the OTC market?

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. The most important in my mind is in regards to Kintera and Raiser’s Edge. And oh yeah, will the custom entities in the Kintera API survive the acquisition?

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. But this could beef up Blackbaud’s offerings in the e-CRM space and provide more financial backing for further development of the Kintera suite.

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. I don’t see Kintera’s and Blackbaud’s fates being linked together except for the general reason that the Jefferies & Co.

[White Paper] The Peer to Peer Fundraising Technology Landscape

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by Mark Becker, Founding Partner, Cathexis Partners. ————-. As the Internet and technology have continued to evolve, peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns have become more sophisticated.

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. Apart from Kintera there are really only 2 other major players that offer the email your representative feature complete with district look up and contact information: CapWiz (which is now Capwiz·XC and owned by Roll Call) and Convio , which is not likely to be less expensive.

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

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Pipes (1) Blackbaud , Convio , Kintera , Online Fundraising , Open API , eCRM More on the acquisition of Kintera by Blackbaud 05.31.08 | 3439 4 Comments [link] More+on+the+acquisition+of+Kintera+by+Blackbaud 2008-05-31+18%3A55%3A26 Allan+Benamer Those of you looking for more information regarding the purchase of Kintera by Blackbaud may want to check out the recent EDGAR filing by Blackbaud. It contains FAQs that were sent out to Blackbaud and Kintera employees.

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

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

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. Announces Acquisition of Kintera Charleston, S.C. – Kintera operations will continue to be directed from their existing offices in San Diego.

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.

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

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Pipes (1) Kintera , eCRM , nptech Stockholders ticked off and they want Kintera’s CEO to step down 02.06.07 | 3103 1 Comment [link] Stockholders+ticked+off+and+they+want+Kintera%27s+CEO+to+step+down 2007-02-06+06%3A06%3A05 Allan+Benamer Straight off the latest EDGAR filing for Kintera: GREENWAY CAPITAL January 26, 2007 To the Directors of Kintera, Inc. 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

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

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. made a fairly trenchant point on his blog today : …Kintera shareholders would have been overjoyed to trade at one-fifth Bear Stearns. Current valuations: Kintera $0.66 Allan Benamer said: Anyone going long on Kintera?

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. In the interest of full disclosure, Beaconfire is partners with both Kintera and Convio and we share some of our largest clients in common. Convio is REST based and Kintera is SOAP based. s and Kintera??s

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. I just don’t see an easy way out for Kintera right now. 3149 1 Comment [link] With+Kintera%2C+no+news+is+good+news.but+there%27s+always+news.

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.

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Tidbits

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Kintera opens a Developers Challenge. Developers who code solutions that integrate with Kintera using their open API platform, Connect , can win $15,000 or $5,000 (not the $25 K their big logo seems to suggest – that’s just the total they will award.) But first, of course, you must be “verified&# as a Kintera Connect partner.

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! 06.18.08 | 3447 24 Comments [link] And+the+Walls+Start+to+Tumble+Down%2C+Open+Platform%2FAPI%2FSource+Free+For+All%21 2008-06-18+06%3A24%3A09 Allan+Benamer Let’s go through some recent developments that have occurred over at Kintera, Convio and MPower.

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

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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. San Diego, Sesame Workshop is seeking to better communicate and connect with donors online about the impact its organization is making on children worldwide, thereby driving.

How One Multi-Chapter Organization is Succeeding with Virtual Accounts

NetWits

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. I recently had the pleasure of presenting with Sarah Hall, the Online Giving Specialist from Canadian Cancer Society BC & Yukon Division (CSS) about their success using Blackbaud Sphere for multi-chapter event fundraising.

Are you optimizing your conversion funnel?

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Nowadays, most non-profit organizations use sophisticated third party tools from Blackbaud (Convio, Kintera) or Salsa for fundraising and constituent engagement.

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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? 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. They don't have to come to your site to check all the time. Their RSS reader will update them!

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.

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.

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. Luckily, there are lots of tools to help with that, ranging from simple up to sophisticated and all the way to multi-functional.

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. However, Blackbaud has a tendency to push implementations on top of Sphere that just exacerbate the difficulty of using Sphere.

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. However, Blackbaud has a tendency to push implementations on top of Sphere that just exacerbate the difficulty of using Sphere.