Saturday, May 31, 2008

more info on the Blackbaud Kintera deal from Non-Profit Tech Blog

From the Non-Profit Tech Blog

"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. Many of these questions are pertinent to nonprofits such as:

A customer is raising issues that are specific to them that are not covered by the generic messaging. Who do I contact for more information?"


Link to webcast with Marc Chardon

ScreenCast: Setting up a custom part in Visual Studio 2008

Alright, I've been looking for something new to do with the blog. I have run out of topics to discuss so I decided I'd take a stab at screen casts. Now I'm pretty new at this and I know the audio quality isn't the best but I'm working on it. I'm welcoming any and all suggestions. If anyone has a topic they'd like to see in an upcoming post let me know. Hope you enjoy it!

ScreenCast: Setting up a custom part in Visual Studio 2008

Friday, May 30, 2008

Review: Clemson User Group

I've been at the Clemson User Group put on by Blackbaud and Clemson University for the last two days. Lots of great sessions including two killer presentations by Steve MacLaughlin about Social Networking and NetCommunity 5.5. I am Web 2.0'ed out for the next few days. I say that as I'm blogging which is just ironic. Jim Bush did a presentation on stewardship and another on events. I got to attend the one on stewardship and it was very good. He's an entertaining speaker to say the least. I also got to attend a session by Alan Eager on Scoreboards and reporting. Not normally my area of expertise but I got a lot that I'll be able to bring back to our folks that do that.
I did my own little mini presentation about Google Map Mashups during lunch that I thought was well received. Thanks to Blackbaud and Clemson it was an great event.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Blackbaud, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Kintera

Charleston, S.C. – May 29, 2008 – Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading provider of software and related services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, announced today that it is acquiring Kintera, Inc. (NASDAQ: KNTA), a pioneer and leading provider of a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution to the nonprofit and government sectors. Under the terms of the agreement, Blackbaud will pay an all-cash purchase price of approximately $46.0 million. Blackbaud expects to finance the deal with cash and borrowings from its credit facility.

Read the full press release here.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Blackbaud Labs powered by NetCommunity

Blackbaud has just re-done Labs and it's now powered using v5.5, the next version of NetCommunity. They have also added in several new RSS Feeds which are worth taking a look at. It's nicely done and looks slick...