Friday, November 02, 2007
The NonProfit Times - "Open Source: The New NPO Tech Battlefield
The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Open Source: The New NPO Tech Battlefield By Mark Hrywna The battle started with two major deals at the beginning of the year. Software giant Blackbaud bought Target Software and Target Analysis Group for $60 million. Online fundraising firm Convio acquired rival GetActive for almost $18 million on the same day. The news continued in August: Blackbaud added online fundraising firm eTapestry for roughly $25 million and Convio filed paperwork for an initial public offering (IPO), which would bring to three the number of public companies in the nonprofit software/technology arena. Blackbaud and fundraising and database software firm Kintera are already public compan"