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Breaking Bad Star RJ Mitte to Keynote Blackbaud’s Annual Conference for Nonprofits
|By Business Wire
|July 24, 2014 11:38 AM EDT
Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB)
today announced Breaking Bad and Switched at Birth star,
Hospitals for Children® Love Ambassador RJ Mitte, as
keynote speaker for bbcon
2014. Through its new theme Power On!, the conference, which will be
held October 6 – 8 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in
Nashville, TN, will provide attendees the chance to re-ignite their
passion, network with nonprofit leaders and peers, embrace emerging
trends and more.
"bbcon gets better every year! It was hard to choose which sessions to
attend because there were so many that were targeted and specific to my
job," said Asia Bribiesca-Hedin at nonprofit City of Hope.
Featured Keynote Speaker: RJ Mitte
Just three years old when he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, RJ never
let his disabilities deter his drive to succeed in television and film.
RJ will share his story of how Shriners Hospitals for Children played a
critical role in his own journey to success.
Through his story, Power on! Turning Your Disadvantages into
Advantages, RJ will inspire and empower attendees to turn the things
that stand in the way of their success into the very things that can
help them reach it. Read
Attendees will gain new insight and share ideas through more than 160
break-out sessions, many of which qualify for CPE and CFRE credits.
Sessions include product roadmaps, hands-on training, Blackbaud
technology demonstrations and more. New this year to bbcon is Big
Idea Day. Facilitated by leading industry experts, Big Idea Day will
offer nonprofit leaders a platform to network and engage in rich
dialogue on various thought leadership topics.
In addition, the Blackbaud
Nonprofit Impact Awards, which honor nonprofits that use technology
to make a positive impact on constituents and society, are open
for nominations through August 15. Nonprofits can enter in the
following categories: Most Impactful Use of Blackbaud Technology, Best
Use of Multichannel Marketing, Best Use of Peer-to-Peer/Special Events,
Best Use of Analytics/Prospect Research and Best Fundraising/Support
Cultivation Idea. The winner from each category will receive a donation
to their organization, plus free registration to bbcon 2014 where they
will be honored by Blackbaud and their peers.
To celebrate the work of nonprofits and honor their commitment to making
a difference in the world, country music singer/song writer Phil
Vassar will put on a special concert on Tuesday, October 7 for
“bbcon has historically been a powerful venue for nonprofits to exchange
ideas, gain insight and acquire tools to embrace technology in
meaningful new ways,” said Blackbaud CEO Mike Gianoni. “I’m excited to
join all the world-changers in October, and to see how the ideas and
relationships catalyzed this year will accelerate momentum in the
nonprofit community for years to come.”
For more information or to register, visit www.bbconference.com.
Follow the conference news on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bbcon
or like Blackbaud on Facebook® at www.facebook.com/blackbaud.
Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for more than 30 years,
Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB)
combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their
missions. Blackbaud works with more than 30,000 customers in over 60
countries that support higher education, healthcare, human services,
arts and culture, faith, the environment, independent K12 education,
animal welfare and other charitable causes. The company offers a full
spectrum of cloud-based and on-premise software solutions and related
services for organizations of all sizes including: fundraising,
relationship management (CRM), financial
and vertical-specific solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these
organizations raise more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a
top company by Forbes, InformationWeek, and Software Magazine and
honored by Best Places to Work, Blackbaud is headquartered in
Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States,
Australia, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. For
more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.
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technological changes that make our products and services less
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