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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). 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.

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. A decidedly biased survey by the folks behind PostgreSQL suggests that many people worry about the health of MySQL in Oracle’s hands. I’ve mentioned this before, and I do think the conventional wisdom is that open source software (which includes OpenOffice.org, MySQL and Java) will not flourish at Oracle.

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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. Tags: Open Source Software Technology Zen database mysql nptech oracle sun In general, the activities of the big tech corporations have somewhat limited and indirect effect on nonprofit technology.

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

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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.

How World Wildlife Fund Used Segmentation to Activate Social Influencers for Their Cause

Connection Cafe

The Oracle at Delphi told Oedipus “Know thyself!” If the Oracle were speaking to nonprofits today, it might say “Know thy supporters!”. For nonprofits interested in engaging supporters in online advocacy, this is especially true.

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3 Cool Things to Try in Excel 2016

Tech Soup Blog

or from basically almost any database type out there: SQL, Azure, Access, Oracle, and more. Office 2016 includes powerful new Excel features. Here are three you should check out today. Try the New Chart Types. What's new with Excel charts?

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Hot Association Jobs This Week – April 19

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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How to Host a Board Meeting Your Board Will Actually Attend

Tech Soup Blog

After graduating from MIT, Wan Lik Lee served as a manager in Oracle Systems Limited and a project team leader in Versant Corporation (formerly Versant Object Technology Corp.) Nonprofit board members share a solid commitment to a common cause.

NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

Tech Soup Blog

Austin, Texas: Oracle | NetSuite For Nonprofits. National Volunteer Week has come and gone, but I ask you to join me every week in celebrating the amazing contributions of TechSoup's NetSquared community.

Nonprofits Live: Great Presentations on August 26

Tech Soup Blog

Robinson has over 19 years of information technology and marketing experience including a 13 year tenure at Oracle Corporation in a variety of sales and marketing roles most recently as the vice president of corporate marketing where he led the company's global marketing programs.

Nonprofits Live: Great Presentations on August 26

Tech Soup Blog

Robinson has over 19 years of information technology and marketing experience including a 13 year tenure at Oracle Corporation in a variety of sales and marketing roles most recently as the vice president of corporate marketing where he led the company's global marketing programs.

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.” What Does Big Data Have to Do With Me and My Organization? Without a doubt big data is one of the most talked about topics in nonprofit technology and IT in general this year. It was last year as well.

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. Note from Beth: My colleague, Daniel Ben-Horin, from TechSoup Global has been in the nonprofit technology for decades. He has seen it all.

Increasing Social Influence to Drive Fundraising Efforts

NTEN

A 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

I 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. Published on Wordpress and Typepad and others Insights from nonprofit sisters and brothers Keeping my online strategy from going to the dogs These are a few of my favorite blogs. It's Friday!

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. Author: Amber Wobschall. I’m a huge NPR fan and not afraid to admit it.

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Former Oracle exec: ‘We will destroy Oracle’ [link] Kingsley Joseph | Monday, 02 October 2006 at 9:42 am What do I get, if after the keynote, you do think that that statement was warranted?

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. funnily enough, for both packages, the executable is still called ‘soffice’ – for ‘Star Office.’). ’).

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?

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. He also gave some introductory thoughts for executives who are thinking of launching their own mobile campaigns: First, look at all the preexisting ways your brand touches customers. Think about how you can make these touches actionable.

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First they might have to deal with Oracle from here on, and second because the service is so bad!

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. The technology world is full of buzz words that make up a language all their own.

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

Tech Soup Blog

Start off in SAP Visual Intelligence by pulling data from a broad range of sources: Excel spreadsheets ("personal data sources") as well as many types of databases (for example, Access, Oracle, SAP HANA, BusinessObjects).

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. Just saw a press release from Yahoo, Google, and MySpace about OpenSocial Foundation.

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. This is the final post in a three part series on Microsoft.

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. Quantcast and compete.com don’t do a good job of checking out international sites so I’m still limited by their inability to go outside US borders. Check out the list after the jump… Site URL. Monthly Traffic (in millions). Change (if available). Organization. Status. wikipedia.org.

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. I use Oracle, and it is licensed by type and number of CPUs. That is what Oracle is increasingly doing even with its own products like Oracle’s Enterprise Resource Planning suite (ERP). They have it set up and instead of companies setting up the software and infrastructure themselves, they simply pay Oracle for access, and have what appears to be their own private system.

Mpower Open Now on the Leaderboard

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Good candidates are: Foxpro, SQL Server, Oracle, mySQL for a backend. As you may have guessed, I have seen the demo of Mpower Open and I was very pleased. So pleased, in fact, that it’s now on the Leaderboard.

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. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Platforms break open! October 15, 2007 If you are new to this site, you might want to read more , and subscribe to my feed.

Cloud Is Not a Technology Decision

Tech Soup Blog

What hardware, operating system, RAM, DRAM, SAN, UPS, NAS, SSD, IPV6, Ubuntu, Linux, Windows, SQL, MySQL, SAP, Oracle (and any other acronym you wish to come up with that I don't give a twopenny stuff about) do we need?

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. I posted something about it mainly to say, competition can re-emerge even in a market as dominated as web search.

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

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

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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?

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. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Time to find a fundraising solution that can’t be bought August 6, 2007 Blackbaud , which is one of the big gorillas in the CRM/Fundraising space bought a littler guy, eTapestry.

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. emphasis mine] This may be another Timothy Chou but it’s highly unlikely that an article that talks about Software as a Service and basically namechecks Timothy Chou’s past business relations (he works for Oracle, shilled for Callidus and again, is on Blackbaud’s board) is not going to be written by him.

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

Frogloop

Oracle, SAP, or Microsoft) would enter the nonprofit market aggressively.

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

Frogloop

Oracle, SAP, or Microsoft) would enter the nonprofit market aggressively.

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. Based on my informal assessment of attitudes and interest in the NTEN community about open source software, I think there's a significant and growing number of folks and organizations who are either interested in, already using, or even evangelizing open source solutions.