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Blackbaud launches volunteer initiatives.

Blackbaud, the Charleston, S.C.-based technology provider, launched a Nonprofit Leadership Circle, a group of employees who serve on nonprofit boards of directors, and several other employee-related philanthropic initiatives. "The nonprofits we work with count on Blackbaud to be more than a technology partner, and our employees take that very seriously," said Rachel Hutchisson, Blackbaud's director of corporate citizenship and philanthropy.

Blackbaud started the Nonprofit Leadership Circle to recognize employees serving on nonprofit boards, putting a face to its value that service to others makes the world a better place. The company is also educating employees on how to be better board members while providing the nonprofit community high-quality volunteers. Employees from departments ranging from customer support to the executive leadership team and from Charleston to Sydney, Australia, are participating, representing more than 100 nonprofits, according to the firm.

Blackbaud also recently announced the recipients of $35,000 in grants distributed from The Blackbaud Fund. The grantees are selected by a committee of Blackbaud employees from in partnership with the Coastal Community Foundation. This year's recipients include: Charleston Area Children's Garden Project, Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, Charleston Volunteers for Literacy, Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, Communities in Schools of Charleston, Florence Crittenton, HALOS, Louie's Kids, SEWEE Association, Windwood Farm Home for Children, and Young Ladies/Leaders Conquering Obstacles.

The firm hosted a community-wide volunteer fair, matching employees and members of the community with a non-profit to volunteer.

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Title Annotation:BUSINESS BRIEFS
Publication:The Non-profit Times
Article Type:Brief article
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Date:Jun 1, 2010
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