Blackbaud and The Resource Alliance Announce Transformative Partnership to Support Global Social Good
Charleston, S.C. (September 21, 2017) — Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced a three-year transformative partnership with The Resource Alliance, a global leader in fundraiser events, education and networking, to develop content and collaboration opportunities that address the needs of the global social good community.
“Cross-sector partnerships like the one we are forming with Blackbaud are redefining how social impact is enacted around the world,” said Kyla Shawyer, CEO of The Resource Alliance. “We are excited to have access to Blackbaud’s resources, tools, and people to help us leap forward in our commitment to transforming the social sector.”
The Resource Alliance’s signature event, the International Fundraising Congress (IFC), has brought together tens of thousands of fundraisers and social impact leaders over the course of nearly 40 years. Blackbaud has already participated in the IFC Asia conference in Thailand earlier this year and will be an active participant in the upcoming IFC event in the Netherlands. These IFC events bring together nonprofit, NGO, and INGO leaders from across 60 countries representing more than $42 billion in revenue.
“The Resource Alliance is a trusted partner in the global INGO and NGO community—it has a tremendous focus on quality educational programs and provides an inspiring platform for sharing best practices,” said Catherine LaCour, Blackbaud’s senior vice president of global marketing. “We are excited to collaborate with The Resource Alliance to help organizations enact their influence on social change. Together we know we can bring new technologies and techniques to this new day we all face in fundraising and mission building.”
Blackbaud and The Resource Alliance were both created in 1981. For more than three decades, they have been helping create a network of knowledge and inspiration for the social good community, bringing key ideas, strategies and insights to fundraisers and organizations of all sizes, regions and missions. It seems fitting that these two organizations would come together for a transformative partnership to take the social good community into the future.
Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, healthcare institutions and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and CRM, marketing, advocacy, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate social responsibility, school management, ticketing, grantmaking, financial management, payment processing, and analytics. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.
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