The sector’s two biggest players – Kintera/Blackbaud and Convio – have started an Open Data Arms Race. They’re trying to outdo each other with new APIs and platforms that make it easy for nonprofits to share, control and integrate their data. As Allan says, “It’s an impressive series of wins for those of you who signed the Integration Proclamation so many moons ago.” [Hat tip to self: I was the proud organizer of that Proclamation. Really cool to see its dividends paying off.]
One thing I’d add to Allan’s post — Democracy In Action has also launched a tight little integration with Salesforce.com. Like the Convio and Kintera arms race, DIA’s move is just one more piece of evidence that the nonprofit tech sector is fully embracing data integration.
Thanks to everyone who signed the Integration Proclamation and helped convince the tech vendors to open up and do the right thing!