Blackbaud and Microsoft to Strengthen Strategic Partnership to Digitally Transform the Nonprofit Sector

Social good software leader Blackbaud bets big on Microsoft Azure as the two companies plan to go deeper on integrations, innovation and sector leadership to scale global good
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BALTIMORE, Md., October 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As part of bbcon 2017, Blackbaud (Nasdaq: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), plan to expand their partnership in support of their mutual goals to digitally transform the nonprofit sector.

Aligning Employee's Passions and Business Objectives

Insider tips from Gary Levante, Assisant Vice President of Community Engagement at Berkshire Bank
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What’s the secret to keeping employees and shareholders happy? It lies at the point where your business objectives and employees’ passions intersect. Here’s what Gary Levante from Berkshire Bank had to say: “What gets me up every day is that I get to utilize my skill set and expertise to not only help a business succeed and return a higher value for our shareholders, but to also really help our communities.” Watch the short video to hear more about the secret sauce of corporate giving and CSR.

Disclaimer: Berkshire Bank has a financial relationship with MicroEdge + Blackbaud

Technology Adoption in the Philanthropic Sector: A Conversation with Lisa Pool, Executive Director of Technology Affinity Group (TAG)

A New Episode on the Champions for Social Good Podcast
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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Jamie Serino speaks with Lisa Pool, Executive Director of Technology Affinity Group (TAG), a non-profit membership organization that promotes the power of technology to advance the goals of the philanthropic sector. Lisa delves into the current technology lag in the philanthropic sector and explains how TAG is working to increase the adoption of technology for foundations.

Social Innovation Summit Gathers Leading Decision-Makers to Catalyze Dynamic Partnerships That Maximize Social Impact

Speaker Highlights include executives from: Box, Uber, Pinterest, Splunk, eBay, AOL, Electronic Arts, PwC,, The White House, Kauffman Foundation
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Redwood City, Calif., November 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Social Innovation Summit, an invitation-only gathering of social impact leaders and world-changers, has announced a roster of powerful voices that will anchor two days of collaborative discourse to shape a more positive future.

Champions for Social Good Podcast Episode 3: Empowering Leaders to Make a Difference

A Conversation with Mark Monchek of Opportunity Lab
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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Jamie Serino speaks with Mark Monchek, Chief Opportunity Officer at Opportunity Lab, about Opportunity Lab’s approach to empowering conscious leaders to make a difference in the world.

Download Now: Champions for Social Good Podcast - Accelerating Performance for Social Good

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The second episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Accelerating Performance for Social Good with Root Cause Founder Andrew Wolk, is now available on the MicroEdge + Blackbaud website and for download on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher.

The Point of Impact: Empowering Champions for a Better World

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Forces of change within generations, approaches to philanthropy, and giving sector technology have collided at a point of impact where results-focused giving with measurable impact is no longer a shift, but a reality. The wider giving community agrees that impact is the point, and that measuring outcomes is a key to more effectively achieving missions and making progress toward the changes we want to see in our world. 

Corporate Social Responsibility: What's At Stake

A MicroEdge Study
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A strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) program is becoming the industry standard for leading companies today. Whether you're running an employee volunteer program, a workplace employee giving program, a grants program or all of the above, there's a great deal at stake! Learn why it's so important, and what's actually at stake with a robust CSR program. 

To learn more about this and other trending topics in the giving space check out MicroEdge + Blackbaud resource hub

Corporate Giving & Engagement: Increasing Employee Participation

Part 4 in a 4-part Series on Strategic CSR Programs
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One of the hallmarks of a strategic CSR program is emphasis on Increasing Employee Participation. On one hand, your customers are demanding more from your company every day. On the other, your employees— and the talent you want to bring on board—are demanding more, too. Study after study shows that employees today— especially Millennials—are looking for a sense of purpose to be embedded in their work.


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