Charleston, SC (Vocus) September 2, 2008
Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) today announced that it will host NetWits Live at the Hilton Portland Hotel and Tower in Oregon on October 2. This free event will include sessions on social networking, email best practices, direct communication, and more.
"NetWits Live will provide nonprofits with actionable tools and strategies for leveraging the Internet to communicate messages, engage current supporters, and recruit new ones," said Shaw Drummond, vice president of Blackbaud Interactive. "We welcome the opportunity to work with NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network, in presenting attendees with tools they can immediately apply to making a difference in the way they communicate."
Featured guest and Executive Director of NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network, Holly Ross, will present "Lose Control: Social Media and Your Message" focusing on the ever-changing communication landscape.
"It's an exciting time for nonprofits. There are so many new ways for us to connect with our communities and create change," said Ross. "I'm very happy to work with partners like Blackbaud who want to help nonprofits realize those possibilities."
NetWits Live sessions also include:
For complete session descriptions and to register for NetWits Live, visit http://www.blackbaud.com/netwitslive.
The event will be a "live" version of the company's NetWits blog about Internet marketing, communication, tools, and technology. Visit http://www.blackbaud.com/netwits to read more.
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.
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