Convio and Blackbaud: The NPTech Brady Bunch?

Submitted by Holly on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 2:56pm

You've probably heard by now that Blackbaud has announced it intends to acquire Convio in a roughly $240 million deal.

As we all learned from "The Brady Bunch", it's not the marriage that's interesting, it's what happens when the family blending begins. As Kathleen Pequeno noted today on Twitter:

Indeed! That's the interesting story here. The fact is that the fundraising database market is HUGE. There are some amazing products in that space that can easily step up to the plate and fill the void in a new way, so consumer choice isn't really at stake here. In fact, this could be a great opportunity to spotlight some smaller but significant players in the field.

The biggest impact will be felt by Convio clients and the partner vendors and consultants in the Convio ecosystem – and there's lots of speculation about that already. Here are a few of the posts that have already made their way around the Interwebs:

Now you tell us: how does this affect you?