We couldn’t be more excited about where the global philanthropic community is headed. This industry is changing faster than ever before.

At Blackbaud, we’re calling this change the Giveolution.

It’s a movement that’s advancing the entire giving industry and the community that supports it. From the game-changing NXT solution line to everydayhero and MicroEdge, we’re powering the Giveolution by taking technology innovations and applying them in smart ways to meet the changing needs of this unique space.

And we’re expanding the Giveolution by connecting the giving community like no one else can through a global network of insight, expertise, and support.

Partnering to power your mission forward

Our partnership with AFP is just one example of how we’re educating and empowering Giveolutionaries like you to seize the next era of fundraising, discover new opportunities, and multiply your goodness.

In fact, we’re literally multiplying your goodness!

Make your 2015 BE the CAUSE gift on March 29, 30 or 31 and we’ll donate $10 per donor (for the first 500 donors) and it counts toward your chapter’s campaign goal! Visit the AFP or Blackbaud booth for more details.

As the Presenting sponsor at AFP’s International Fundraising Conference, we’re committed to supporting your thirst for knowledge and arming you with valuable insights, best practices and innovative software and services to power your missions forward.

Here’s what some of our npEXPERTS will be sharing:

The Future of Fundraising: npExperts Panel

45 Fascinating Nonprofit Statistics in 45 minutes

It Doesn’t Have to Be Cold to Be Cool: Crowdfunding Is In

  • Sun, Mar 29, 2015 – 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
  • Andrew Shoaff (Blackbaud)

The Changing Landscape of Philanthropy: Examining Diversity in Giving

  • Tue, Mar 31, 2015 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Dennis McCarthy (Blackbaud), Pam Loeb & Mariel Molina (Edge Research)

Analytics: A Journey of Change

  • Mon, Mar 30, 2015 – 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
  • Gilman Sullivan (Blackbaud) and Dennis McCarthy (Blackbaud)

In the end, the Giveolution isn’t about what we’re doing. It’s about what you’re doing—how you’re changing the way you change the world.

BE A GIVEOLUTIONARY!

Stop by the blackbaud booth in the marketplace to share how you’re contributing to the #Giveolution. You’ll get a free Giveolutionary t-shirt and be entered for some great raffle prizes that will help you share all your goodness (selfie stick, selfie buttons, and more)!

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rachel Hutchisson is the vice president of corporate citizenship and philanthropy at Blackbaud, headquartered in Charleston, SC.  She is responsible for the company’s global corporate citizenship efforts, a role that allows her to leverage her 20+ years of experience of working with nonprofit partners.  She is a member of the board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International, the Giving Institute (producers of Giving USA), and the Coastal Community Foundation.  She is also a Past President of the AFP SC Lowcountry chapter. Rachel is a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, and received a master’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.  A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she is a Renaissance Weekend participant and was the recipient of the Charleston Regional Business Journal’s Influential Women in Business Rising Star Award.  Rachel is an avid soccer fan and spends far too much time driving to remote parts of the state to watch her children play.  Connect with Rachel on Twitter at @RachelHutchssn or on LinkedIn.

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