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Blackbaud Acquires Market-Leading Corporate Social Responsibility Provider YourCause

Acquisition will accelerate, expand Blackbaud’s solutions for companies with social commitment while cultivating new donors, volunteers, advocates for social good organizations
Press Release

CHARLESTON, S.C., January 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced the acquisition of YourCause™, a market leader in enterprise philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software.

Blackbaud purchased YourCause for approximately $157 million and the acquisition closed Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Interview With Renee Walmsley, Remote Sensing Expert

Using remote sensing technologies to help our clients collect and analyze geospatial data in challenging conditions
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Ms. Walmsley leads Tetra Tech’s geomatic technologies group and is the program manager for remote sensing. She has more than fifteen years of experience in the environmental management and consulting industries. She is a certified GISP and PMP. Her experience includes using GIS and remote sensing technology on projects throughout the United States and internationally. She has managed many aspects of remote sensing, photogrammetry, and GIS, including data development and analysis, image classification, and new sensor technologies.

Expert Interview With Bonnie Brandreth, Data Analytics Expert

Collecting, analyzing, and using data to build organizational strategies, drive decision making, and optimize performance
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For the past 25 years, Bonnie Brandreth has helped federal and state agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and private companies collect, analyze, and use data to build organizational strategies, drive decision making, and optimize performance. Her areas of technical expertise include market research, data modeling, and statistical analysis.  She has led large data collection and analysis projects in the United States and internationally.

Interview With Rob Ivanovic, SCADA Systems Expert

Improving utility performance and efficiency with real-time data
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Rob Ivanovic is a senior engineering project manager with 20 years of experience in water treatment, wastewater treatment, and water distribution involving SCADA and DCS planning, design, programming, implementation, and testing. He has managed numerous engineering, construction, configuration, and start-up projects.

Expert Interview With Jill Manning Hudkins, Water Infrastructure Expert

Creating sustainable water supplies for utilities across North America
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Jill Manning Hudkins is Tetra Tech’s One Water Initiative leader. She has 25 years of consulting engineering experience and is responsible for the development and implementation of many of Tetra Tech’s large water supply, conveyance, and treatment programs. Her experience includes master planning, design, permitting, construction administration, and a variety of technical assignments for water infrastructure projects with specific expertise in the application of membrane technologies.

Shane Gerkin, Project Engineer: How His Passions Shaped His Career

Pushing the envelope of how buildings perform and positively affect occupants
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Shane Gerkin is a project engineer with Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, based in Irvine, California. As part of Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group, he specializes in sustainable design projects for state and local municipalities, and commercial clients. Shane has a degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University. We talked with Shane as part of our #TtInspires campaign celebrating the passion of Tetra Tech employees. Follow #TtInspires on social media for more stories.

6 Corporate Giving Trends in the UK

Benevity hosts first ever CSR event in London
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Benevity's first ever UK-based Goodness Matters Local in London was a sell-out attended by many UK household corporates alongside guest key speaker Eve Joseph, Microsoft UK Responsibility Manager.

We had a lot of fun engaging CSR professionals, allowing them the opportunity to share challenges and short-comings in current industry practices, which surfaced 6 key themes that many of the companies were grappling with.

Cisco Helps Drive Industry’s Transition to Next Generation, High Speed Networks With Intent to Acquire Luxtera

Blog

Internet traffic has grown dramatically over the past two decades and is only going to accelerate. More traffic will be created in 2022 than in the 32 years since the internet started, according to Cisco’s recent VNI Forecast. This traffic is coming from people, machines and the way we use the internet. By 2022, 60 percent of the global population will be internet users and more than 28 billion devices and connections will be online.

Booz Allen Shows the Possibilities of Blockchain to Solve Opioid Epidemic

Blog

In the business world, blockchain is certainly the latest business craze. In fact, a recent study by PwC found 84 percent of surveyed executives said they have at least some involvement with blockchain technology. And although most sustainability practitioners see the possibilities of blockchain specifically around supply chain and transparency, the opportunity goes far beyond this. Now, one company is harnessing blockchain to solve a growing social issue.

DNA Testing Is Popular, But Many Are Unaware of Privacy Concerns

by Amy Brown
Article

Genetic testing is a booming business. The global DNA testing market is set to reach over $10 billion by 2022, according to a study by Grand View Research. More than 12 million Americans have already sent their DNA to be analyzed by companies like 23andMe and 

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