Sync All Your Data

We’re defining an API and data structures to enable true interoperability among products for organizations with progressive values.

“If [OSDI] succeeds, it could usher in the next chapter in political technology.”

The Washington Post

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ActBlue OSDI Implementation Launches with DailyKos

ActBlue OSDI Implementation Launches with DailyKos

May 18, 2016

Running comprehensive online campaigns just got a whole lot easier for Democrats and progressive organizations, with synced online fundraising with ActBlue and Action Network. A …

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OSDI visits WordPress Day, Releases New Plugin

OSDI visits WordPress Day, Releases New Plugin

April 5, 2016

“Keeping track of all the data!” is a familiar refrain for any professional working with nonprofit or political technology. And when asked if they had …

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OSDI Achieves Version 1 Status and Initial Implementation Commitments

OSDI Achieves Version 1 Status and Initial Implementation Commitments

April 28, 2015

“Data nerds, your job should get easier soon” – Colin Delaney, ePolitics A broad coalition of progressive vendors, customers and experts proudly announce the release …

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The Open Supporter Data Interface (OSDI) effort seeks to define an API and data structures for interoperability among products in the progressive cause-based, campaign and non-profit marketplace.

The existence of a common API will reduce customer costs related to moving data between different systems, lower integration costs and enhance the ability of innovators to create products for the marketplace.

OSDI membership is made up of progressive vendors and organizations as well as invited non-partisan and mainstream industry vendors.

The API will define interfaces including but not limited to resources representing people, donations, questions, tags, and events. The group will determine the order in which to define resource models and which version of the API to include them in.

View: A Demo of an OSDI WordPress Plugin Listen: OSDI Chair on Digital Politics Radio

Benefits of a Common API

Customers, Digital and Tech Directors, Technology Consultants

  • Less manual and error-prone data import/export
  • Staff and volunteer data entry time savings
  • Better ability to pick and choose technology products and use them together
  • Multi-vendor solutions mean less headaches

Technology Application Developers

  • Write platform integration code once rather than per platform means less dev hours spent
  • Data consistency across platforms reduces cost
  • Can spend more resources on new customer features rather than integration code

Platform Vendors

  • Ability to integrate means an easier sell to customers who already use another platform
  • Common API across vendors enables a larger app ecosystem for your platform

Members

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