I spent the first few days of this week at Blackbaud’s Annual Conference for Nonprofits (#bbcon), and was granted the invaluable privilege of meeting and speaking with many of you : the forces that keep this industry thriving.

I had the opportunity to hear from one organization in particular, Wreaths Across America, that undoubtedly reinforced my passion for working alongside nonprofit organizations.

In Executive Director Karen Worcester’s opening keynote to the 2000+ in attendance, her message was clear- to find yourself, you must first lose yourself in helping others.

As we draw closer to the giving season, Karen’s closing words will only ring more true. And I hope the compilation below does just that- helps you help others.

Here Are This Week’s Nonprofit Highlights:

 Thoughts? I would love to hear them.

Find me on Twitter and let’s discuss.

Yours truly,

@MaddieTplease

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Madeline Turner is the Online and Social Marketing Manager at Blackbaud. Prior to running Blackbaud’s social media and thought leadership blog npENGAGE, Madeline worked as a Managing Editor for Blackbaud’s Content Marketing program. It is her goal to create content and share ideas that challenge the status quo of the nonprofit industry. When Madeline isn’t tweeting or writing blog posts, you can find her drinking coffee out of her ‘Crazy Cat Lady’ mug, wearing giant headphones and singing off-key.

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