Blackbaud Celebrates 10th Annual Conference for Nonprofits with Scholarship Fund and Get Social! Contest

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Will give away 10 registrations for its conference in Charleston, SC on Nov. 15 - 18 via social networks and a scholarship fund.

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The 10th annual Conference for Nonprofits will build on the tradition of unparalleled education and networking opportunities while providing organizations with a solid roadmap for moving forward

To help nonprofit professionals attend its milestone event focused on nonprofit technology and to mark the 10th anniversary of its annual Conference for Nonprofits, Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) is giving away 10 complimentary registrations through its scholarship fund and the Get Social! Contest.

"The 10th annual Conference for Nonprofits will build on the tradition of unparalleled education and networking opportunities while providing organizations with a solid roadmap for moving forward," said Kevin Mooney, Blackbaud's senior vice president and chief commercial officer. "This three-day event is a wonderful resource for nonprofit professionals who want to discover industry best practices and learn new techniques to help their organizations thrive in the years ahead."

Blackbaud's Conference for Nonprofits will be held in Charleston, South Carolina from November 15 to 18. The Conference provides opportunities for professional development and technical education with 130 sessions covering topics including integrated fundraising strategy, financial management, donor prospecting, marketing, and Blackbaud's technology solutions. It also provides a forum for one-on-one sessions with software engineers, and the opportunity to network with other nonprofit professionals, executives, developers, and industry partners.

Where to register: To register for the event, or for more information, visit the Conference website. Early registration rates are available through August 20, 2009.

Details on how to win a registration: (Each complimentary registration includes admission to the Conference, meals, local transportation, and evening events.)

  • Scholarship Fund -- Nonprofit professionals can apply online by sharing how they would benefit from attending this educational Conference. Applications need to be submitted by August 14 and five winners will be announced on August 21.
  • Get Social! Contest -- Five complimentary registrations will be awarded through the Get Social! Contest throughout the day on August 11, 12, and 13. Eligible participants can "follow the clues" by following Blackbaud on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/blackbaud , by becoming a fan of Blackbaud on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/blackbaud and by visiting http://www.blackbaud.com . Three Get Social! passes will be placed in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington D.C. Once a pass is found, eligible participants must submit the winning code found on the pass to conference(at)blackbaud(dot)com to win. (Passes are transferrable, so if a participant is not in one of these three metro areas, he or she can designate a helper.) Two additional Get Social! passes will be given away to eligible nonprofits online at Blackbaud.com.

Contest Rules: To redeem a complimentary registration, an individual must be over 18 and must provide proof of employment with a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Registrations may be transferred to an eligible nonprofit. Complimentary registrations are limited to one per person. Contest is void where prohibited. Complete Get Social! Contest rules are available at http://www.blackbaud.com/bb/getsocial/contest.aspx .

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, InTouch 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 Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.blackbaud.com .

Media Contact:
Melanie Mathos
Blackbaud, Inc.
843.216.6200 x3307

Source: Blackbaud

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