Tides Awards $10,000 2017 Pizzigati Prize to software developer Taylor Downs

Nonprofit organizations typically use a variety of software systems and tools to advance their missions. Unfortunately, moving essential information between these systems and tools can be a resource-draining — and mission-frustrating — ordeal.

And that’s where Taylor Downs comes in. The 30-year-old has been the founder and core contributor of OpenFn, an innovative software package that teaches technologies to talk to one another.

For this contribution, Downs has become the 11th annual winner of the...