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Blackbaud’s 2010 Conference for Nonprofits – Day 1

By on Oct 20, 2010


Today is the start of Blackbaud’s 2010 Conference for Nonprofits
at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in Washington, DC. The conference has moved to DC and will be the biggest event in the nonprofit sector.

Things get going with Blackbaud’s Internet Kickoff, an exclusive networking and training opportunity for Blackbaud’s Internet customers.There are several sessions and panel discussions throughout the day. The keynote session for the Internet Kickoff will be given by Holly Ross, Executive Director, NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network. She is going to be talking about a vision for using data to build stronger social media programs to support our causes.

The day’s sessions wrap up with the Social Media for Nonprofits Ignite! event. And do we have an amazing panel for attendees:

– Matthew Mahan, vice president of impact at Causes
– Noah Everett, founder of TwitPic
– Claire Williams Diaz who works on social innovation at Twitter
– Geoff Livington, co-founder & chief marketing officer at Zoetica
– Brian Dresher, director of business development at

The session will be followed by a Q&A led by Blackbaud’s Frank Barry.

Following what’s happening at the conference on Twitter with the #bbcon hash tag.


Steve MacLaughlin is the Vice President of Data & Analytics at Blackbaud and bestselling author of Data Driven Nonprofits.

MacLaughlin has been featured as a fundraising and nonprofit expert in many mainstream publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, USA Today, The NonProfit Times, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Bloomberg, and has appeared on NPR.

He is a frequent speaker at events including the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), American Marketing Association (AMA), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association (DMFA), Giving Institute Summer Symposium, National Association of Independent School (NAIS), Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), Institute of Fundraising National Convention (United Kingdom), Civil Society Conference (Netherlands), International Fundraising Congress (Netherlands), Ask Direct Fundraising Summer School (Ireland), and a keynote speaker at several conferences across the social good sector.

Steve previously served on the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) Board of Directors and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University.

He is a frequent blogger, published author of a chapter in the book People to People Fundraising: Social Networking and Web 2.0 for Charities, and is a co-editor of the book Internet Management for Nonprofits: Strategies, Tools & Trade Secrets. His latest book, Data Driven Nonprofits, became a bestseller in 2016.

Steve earned both his undergraduate degree and a Master of Science degree in Interactive Media from Indiana University.

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