We speak to so many nonprofits every day and are continually learning about the increasingly complex issues facing them
Charleston, SC (Vocus) July 15, 2008 -–
Blackbaud®, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) announced the launch of its new free nonprofit management seminar series Blackbaud Delivers™, which is focused on 'Growing Your Fundraising in a Recession.' The series will kickoff in Chicago on August 6 and will continue on to many other major cities through the fall.
"We speak to so many nonprofits every day and are continually learning about the increasingly complex issues facing them,” said Dennis Maxwell, Blackbaud’s vice president of marketing. “This series was designed to address the issues that are keeping nonprofit leaders up at night and to put them in the driver’s seat when it comes to determining content that is important to them.”
Attendees of these free half-day seminars will be invited to vote for their favorite topic by city prior to the event, and the most popular topic will be presented. Blackbaud Delivers topics include:
- The Case for Moves Management when Financial Times are Tough
- Developing a Culture of Accountability and Stewardship
- Donor Retention: From Analysis to Action
- Multi-Channel Marketing — A Strategic Advantage in a Recession
- Why a Recession is Not the Time to Postpone Your Planned Giving Efforts
- The Right Message, The Right People, The Right Time — Making the Most of Email Marketing
- Telling Your Story: Compelling Case Statements Made Easy
Nonprofit experts from Blackbaud and Target Analytics™ that will be featured include: Jim Bush, Samantha Cohen, Lawrence Henze, Beth Isikoff, David Kilmer, Katherine Swank, and Allison Van Diest. The seminar series is open to the public and attendees do not have to be Blackbaud customers to benefit from the materials that will be covered.
The topic for the kickoff seminar in Chicago on August 6, 'Donor Retention: From Analysis to Action,' was chosen by seminar registrants and will be presented by Samantha Cohen, a Blackbaud consultant. Registrations are now being accepted for the Chicago seminar and the following cities at http://www.blackbaud.com/blackbauddelivers:
- 8/20: San Francisco
- 9/10: Bethesda, MD
- 9/24: Boston
- 10/8: Minneapolis
- 10/15: New York City
- 10/21: San Diego
- 11/6: Philadelphia
- 11/13: St. Louis
If Blackbaud Delivers is not coming to a city near you, be sure to stay tuned for live web seminars in September, November, and December that will feature three of the most popular session topics.
Blackbaud is the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, enabling them to improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships, and raise more money to support their missions. Approximately 19,000 organizations — including the American Red Cross, Dartmouth College, the WGBH Educational Foundation, Episcopal High School, Lincoln Center, Cancer Research UK, Special Olympics, and Arthritis Foundation — use one or more of Blackbaud products and services for fundraising, constituent relationship management, financial management, direct marketing, school administration, ticketing, business intelligence, website management, prospect research, consulting, and analytics. Since 1981, Blackbaud’s sole focus and expertise has been partnering with nonprofits and providing them the solutions they need to make a difference in their local communities and worldwide. Headquartered in the United States, Blackbaud also has operations in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.blackbaud.com.
melanie.milonas @ blackbaud.com
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