More and more, vendors are being asked in RFPs the question, "is your company funded by a venture capital?". Today I saw this press release:

ARC Solutions Inc., a Washington, D.C.- based provider of association management software, has raised $2 million from Advantage Capital Partners and Enhanced Capital Partners.

How do you feel about the relationship between not-for-profit vendors and private equity firms? There are a host of publicly traded companies these days in this space, Kintera and Blackbaud to name a few. Are there any feelings on these type of relationships and whether not it interferes with the interest of the community/client? Does anyone believe that this has any effect on an organization's decision to select their vendor?

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Zachary Wilson

I enjoy reading & writing about the web and digital marketing. My day-to-day focuses on ensuring our clients have big wins. That begins with extraordinary website design and UX. The real exciting stuff is helping develop strategies to drive traffic (on-site page optimization) and help conversion rate optimization (getting new sales and / or customers). With all my “other” time, I enjoy exploring new adventures with my 3 daughters and wife.