BlackbaudTV Launches to Provide Online Portal for Nonprofit Video

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Video response contest encourages nonprofits to share how they inspire supporters.

BlackbaudTV is a nonprofit video portal, enabling nonprofits and those passionate about a cause to interact with peers, learn, share, and raise awareness through video -- Mary Beth Natarajan, director of corporate communications at Blackbaud

Blackbaud, Inc (Nasdaq: BLKB) today announced the launch of BlackbaudTV, a new resource for the nonprofit community, with videos featuring nonprofit news, technology tools and tips, philanthropy in action, Blackbaud customers, partners, and events.

To celebrate the launch, Blackbaud is holding the BlackbaudTV Inspire Contest to encourage nonprofit professionals to submit a video in response to the question “How do you inspire supporters to take action?” Each video response submitted will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of two free registrations to the 2010 Blackbaud’s Conference for Nonprofits – North America (drawing being held August 20) and one of two iPads (drawing being held October 21). Learn more about the BlackbaudTV Inspire Contest at http://www.blackbaud.tv/Inspire.

“BlackbaudTV is a nonprofit video portal, enabling nonprofits and those passionate about a cause to interact with peers, learn, share, and raise awareness through video,” said Mary Beth Natarajan, director of corporate communications at Blackbaud. “It’s a venue for video resources and knowledge sharing, where nonprofits can learn about the latest technology trends and contribute their own video content as well. Launching BlackbaudTV with a contest is exciting because we are getting nonprofits involved in video making. We’re not looking for the perfect delivery or the best picture quality–we’re just looking for nonprofits to share a video on how they inspire action.”

The BlackbaudTV video portal includes videos that are searchable and embeddable that are thematically grouped by channel, and also features resources for nonprofit video making.

Visitors can tune into channels including:

  •     Nonprofit News to learn about trends, issues, and news—stay current on issues facing your specific sector, and be the first to find out about events that impact the nonprofit community.
  •     TechKNOWlogy to hear about the latest innovations in nonprofit technology—learn about the latest technology tools and tips and hear from peers about how they are leveraging technology in their organizations.
  •     Philanthropy in Action to hear how organizations are making the world a better place.
  •     Blackbaud Community to hear from Blackbaud customers and partners about how they are leveraging technology to improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships, and raise more money to support their missions.
  •     Blackbaud LIVE! for live-streamed video—watch sessions as they are happening from nonprofit events. Live coverage starts with select sessions from Blackbaud’s 2010 Conference for Nonprofits — North America.

Tune into BlackbaudTV to learn more, and submit a video response for a chance to win a free Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits registration or an iPad at http://www.blackbaud.tv.

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 http://www.blackbaud.com.

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Melissa Nelson                        
Blackbaud, Inc.                        
melissa.nelson(at)blackbaud(dot)com            
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