Press Coverage Highlights for August 27 – September 9
Our data, expertise, and more were featured in many prominent publications, such as The Huffington Post,
CPA Practice Advisor, Charleston Business Magazine, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy
- Blackbaud, Inc. Company and Product Info from CPA Practice Advisor
CPA Practice Advisor, 8.29.2016
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- Blackbaud CTO a Role Model in Tech Industry
Charleston Business Magazine, 8.29.2016
Mary Beth Westmoreland is a problem solver – whether it’s automating her house or helping one of the country’s fastest growing public tech companies navigate the transition to a cloud-based strategy. But these changes are nothing new for Blackbaud’s chief technology officer. Westmoreland said she’s always loved solving problems. She was good at math and science as a child and those subjects came easily to her. With her skills and a supportive family, Westmoreland forged a path in the technology industry – event at a time when few women were working in the field.
- The Era of CSR is Ending: Why That’s a Good Thing
By Rachel Hutchisson, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Blackbaud. People who do what I do for a living spend their lives championing what we call “corporate social responsibility.” Traditionally, Corporate Social Responsibility has been for the “big guys”—the Fortune 500 companies who have the capacity to invest in staff and effort. But there are a lot of companies out there that aren’t big.
- 5 Secrets of Data Driven Nonprofits
The Huffington Post, 9.02.2016
We know that Big Data is fundamentally changing how companies make decisions and improve their performance, but many nonprofit organizations have lagged behind in this area. Over a year ago, I set out on a journey to understand why nonprofits are not making more out of the hidden treasure in their data. What I found is compiled in the new book Data Driven Nonprofits.
- 6 Steps to Attracting More Diverse Donors
The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 9.01.2016
That is a key takeaway of a 2015 Blackbaud report on diversity in giving, which found that the ratio of white donors to others is far higher than in the general population. Compare the demographics of the people you serve with those of your supporters, says Danielle Johnson Vermenton, a Blackbaud consultant who has worked in fundraising for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta and the American Red Cross. “You have to know that to determine what diversity looks like where you are.”
- 6 Unique & Compelling Story Ideas for Your Fall Fundraising Appeal
Ignited Fundraising, 9.07.2016
Once you have the story chosen, it’s time to draft your appeal and create the social media plan to execute a successful fall fundraising effort. And finally, some resources to draft a fall fundraising appeal that exceeds your goals: Blackbaud End-of-Year Fundraising Tool Kit