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Nearly all companies engage in corporate philanthropy as a means of giving back to the communities in which they operate. This includes financial contributions, product donations, in-kind services, and employee matching and volunteering.
However, only a fraction of these companies take advantage of the additional benefits that come from adding a corporate foundation to their philanthropic efforts.
Acquisition will accelerate, expand Blackbaud’s solutions for companies with social commitment while cultivating new donors, volunteers, advocates for social good organizations
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.
For Rachel Hutchisson, these are the two most important aspects of social responsibility today.
"People want their voice heard and valued, and they want a choice in how they decide to be engaged," she told CR Magazine.
Blackbaud, the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good was recognized in July by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for Women. Women comprise approximately 50 percent of Blackbaud’s more than 3,000 employees, and hold leadership roles at all organizational levels.
Digital Version of CR Magazine’s 3BL Forum: Brands Taking StandsTM Edition Now Available Online
The Autumn 2018 edition of CR Magazine is chock full of the inspiring stories of the why and how of corporate activism. Enjoy spotlight features on CR Magazine’s Responsible CEO of the Year Award winners, stories about taking stands on sustainability, diversity, and our feature story on José Andrés – the man who is saving the world, one meal at a time.
Happy Pro Bono Week! Pro Bono Week recognizes the skilled volunteers who put their talents to work making a positive difference in communities around the world. Common Impact is excited to celebrate the nonprofits, volunteers and leaders that make pro bono so successful - not just in October, but throughout the year!
Check out how we have been celebrating in our special edition Pro Bono Week newsletter.
We are thrilled to welcome Rachel Hutchisson, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Blackbaud to Pro Bono Perspectives. In her day to day role, Rachel is responsible for global corporate social responsibility, leading the company’s 3,300 associates in efforts to serve and give professionally and personally. She is committed to the core philosophy that “good is for everyone,” championing positive change and inspiring individuals to integrate service into their development.
As Florence barrels towards the East Coast, disaster relief continues to be a top-of-mind area of philanthropy. With more hurricanes likely behind this one, the conversation around disaster relief and how we can better prepare communities for the catastrophic impact of disaster is a key area of focus across all members of the social and private sectors.
You’ve seen them everywhere. Whether it is the opportunity to add $1 to your drug store purchase, directing funds to the American Cancer Society, or a commercial from a company that speaks to their dedication to positive social impact rather than their consumer goods, cause partnerships between companies and nonprofits are increasing in number, and for good reason.
What do organizations need to know about creating effective, sustainable social media campaigns?
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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good podcast, Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Blackbaud, speaks with Susan McPherson, founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, about how organizations can effectively leverage social media activism to advance a cause. Download on iTunes now!