Sally J. Ehrenfried leads Philanthropy and Volunteer Engagement at Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), headquartered in Charleston, SC., and is responsible for the company’s global community relations, corporate giving and volunteerism portfolios.  Sally also manages the company’s public policy efforts by working with local, state and federal groups to advocate for policies that benefit the nonprofit community.

Sally spent 13 years in the United States Senate as an aide to Senators George J. Mitchell (D-Maine), William S. Cohen (R-Maine), and Ronald L. Wyden (D-Oregon), serving in a variety of committee, personal office, and leadership staff roles.

Sally is the Immediate Past Chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ US Government Relations Committee and a member of the Giving Institute’s Public Policy Committee.  She serves on the board of directors for the South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations and is a member of the Leadership Faculty for the Corporate Institute, a Points of Light enterprise.

Sally is a graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, ME, and received a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.  She is a recipient of the Bates College Distinguished Young Alumni Award, a past President of the Bates College Alumni Association and is a member of the Bates Fund Executive Committee.