Blackbaud Announces March Web Seminars for Nonprofits

Melanie Mathos - 03.01.2010

Blackbaud is offering a free web seminar series to help nonprofits build strategies for mobilizing, soliciting, and stewarding supporters during and after times of disaster. Blackbaud experts and partners developed the seminars based off of their work with nonprofit customers who responded to the Haiti earthquake. The series, entitled “Lessons Learned from Haiti,” includes five seminars that will take place March through May.

Lessons Learned from Haiti Web Seminar Series

Series Description: Blackbaud is offering a free web seminar series to help nonprofits build strategies for mobilizing, soliciting, and stewarding supporters during and after times of disaster. Blackbaud experts and partners developed the seminars based off of their work with nonprofit customers who responded to the Haiti earthquake. The series, entitled “Lessons Learned from Haiti,” includes five seminars that will take place March through May.

Part 1: Lessons Learned from Haiti: Online Rapid Response Strategies
This session will explore how online fundraising, email communication, and social media played an important role in nonprofit relief efforts for the Haiti earthquake.
Participants will learn how to develop a rapid response plan, be prepared online for emergencies, and implement best practices from across the nonprofit sector.

When: March 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. ET
Who: Steve MacLaughlin, Director of Internet Solutions, Blackbaud, Inc.
Where: Register for the free web seminar at www.blackbaud.com/LessonsLearned


Part 2: Lessons Learned from Haiti: The Mobile Giving Revolution
During this session, the presenters will explore mobile advocacy trends and examine the unprecedented response to mobile donation appeals after the Haiti earthquake. Participants will learn how to acquire, retain, and cultivate mobile donors.
When: March 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. ET
Who: C.B. Barthlow, Director of Marketing and Client Services, mGive
Steve MacLaughlin, Director of Internet Solutions, Blackbaud
Where: Register for the free web seminar at www.blackbaud.com/LessonsLearned


Getting the Most Bang for Your Social Media Buck

Event Description: In this web seminar, nonprofit professionals can learn how to successfully integrate social media into event fundraising. Join the hosts as they discuss their research on social media and its impact on special events. Donna Wilkins, president of Charity Dynamics, and Mark Davis, technical solutions director at Blackbaud, will explore smart strategies for using social media in fundraising events. Elizabeth Marceau will provide real-world examples of social media in action by discussing American Heart Association's Start! Heart Walk.

When: March 31, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. ET
Who: Donna Wilkins, President, Charity Dynamics
Mark Davis, Technical Solutions Director, Blackbaud, Inc.
Elizabeth Marceau, American Heart Association
Where: Register for the free web seminar at www.blackbaud.com/eventfundraising.

In addition to these topical web seminars, Blackbaud offers a wide variety of daily web seminars featuring Blackbaud products and services and tips and tricks to help nonprofits be more effective. All web seminars are free, last approximately one hour, and can be accessed at www.blackbaud.com/events/overview.aspx.



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