Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits to Feature Leading Experts on Social Media for Social Change

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Attendees to learn about how their nonprofits can best leverage social media to further their causes

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Blackbaud’s 2010 Conference for Nonprofits — North America is one of the top two largest nonprofit technology conferences in the world.

Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) today announced two of the three featured presentations that will take place at its annual Conference for Nonprofits in Washington, D.C. on October 20 to 22, 2010. New to the Conference this year, there will be a Technology Keynote session, featuring Allison Fine and Beth Kanter, best-selling authors of the recently-released book “The Networked Nonprofit.” The Conference will also feature a Social Media for Nonprofits Ignite! event with leading social media experts from Causes, TwitPic, Twitter, and YouTube.

Blackbaud’s 2010 Conference for Nonprofits — North America is one of the top two largest nonprofit technology conferences in the world. It will provide nonprofit professionals with three days of specialized educational content and opportunities to network and interact with peers and nonprofit experts. This year’s Conference will be held at a new location—;C-BBD0B;? [The Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center] at National Harbor.

The Technology Keynote session, featuring Allison Fine and Beth Kanter, will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2010. Allison Fine, author and speaker, will lead a conversation about how nonprofits can scale social change using social media and networks. Beth Kanter, author of Beth’s Blog, chief executive officer of Zoetica, and visiting scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation will make a virtual guest appearance.

The Social Media for Nonprofits Ignite! event will take place on Wednesday, October 20 at 5 p.m. and will feature representatives from leading social media platforms. In true Ignite style, each presenter will have five minutes to present 20 slides about their nonprofit programs and initiatives. The event will feature Matthew Mahan, vice president of impact at Causes; Noah Everett, founder of TwitPic; Claire Williams who works on social innovation at Twitter; and Ramya Raghavan, nonprofit and activism manager at YouTube and will be followed by a Q&A led by Blackbaud’s Frank Barry focused on how nonprofits can best leverage the various platforms and programs.

Additional sessions will include specific content for all Blackbaud products and nonprofit segments, organized by tracks including: CRM, Financial Management, Industry Specific, Marketing and Communications, Online Solutions, Prospecting and Analytics, New Technologies, and Skill-Building Workshops. View 2010 session descriptions at This year’s marketplace will also be expanded, providing attendees with an opportunity to learn more about Blackbaud products and services and meet with Blackbaud partners.

Pre-conference workshops will be held on Wednesday, October 20, from 1 to 5 p.m. and include: Independent K-12 Schools User Group, “Let’s Talk Arts & Cultural!” User Group, and Higher Education and Healthcare workshops. Blackbaud’s Internet Kickoff will take place during the Pre-Conference Workshops on Wednesday, October 20, from 12 to 5 p.m. and will offer an exclusive networking and training opportunity for Blackbaud® Sphere and Blackbaud NetCommunity™ customers. Free with Conference registration, pre-registration is required for all pre-conference workshops and space is limited.

Early-bird registration is available through July 15, 2010. For more information, and to see the agenda-at-a-glance, visit Follow the Conference news on Twitter at or become a fan of Blackbaud on Facebook at

In addition to the North American Conference, Blackbaud Europe will be hosting the 2010 Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits — Europe on October 11 and 12 at the Victoria Park Plaza in London. It will build on the success of last year’s Relationship Management Conference in London which drew 220 delegates to learn about marketing, website management, fundraising, supporter relations, performance management and Blackbaud products.

It will once again be packed with new content, practical ideas and valuable networking opportunities. Visit to learn more.

The 2010 Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits – Pacific will be held September 20 and 21 at Dockside Darling Harbour in Sydney. The Conference will feature two days of professional development and networking opportunities along with sessions covering industry best practices, education, important product information and training. Visit for more information.

About Blackbaud
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 22,000 organizations — including University of Arizona Foundation, American Red Cross, Cancer Research UK, The Taft School, Lincoln Center, In Touch Ministries, Tulsa Community Foundation, Ursinus College, Earthjustice, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and the WGBH Educational Foundation — use one or more Blackbaud products and services for fundraising, constituent relationship management, financial management, website management, direct marketing, education administration, ticketing, business intelligence, 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 Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

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