ADVISORY, Nov. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Blackbaud (Nasdaq:BLKB), a provider of software and services for the worldwide philanthropic community, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to kick off #GivingTuesday, which harnesses the power of social media to create a global moment dedicated to giving around the world. Observed annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday connects diverse organizations around the world to celebrate and encourage giving.
In honor of the occasion, Blackbaud’s Senior Vice President, Catherine LaCour, will ring the Opening Bell along with representatives from Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT), creator of the #GivingTuesday dashboard, and 92nd Street Y (92Y), the nonprofit cultural and community center that created #GivingTuesday.
Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
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Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Created in 2012 by 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back—#GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. A team of influencers and founding partners joined forces—collaborating across sectors, offering expertise and working tirelessly—to launch #GivingTuesday, and it has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources. To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit: Website: www.givingtuesday.org; Facebook: www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday; Twitter: twitter.com/GivingTues.
About Blackbaud (Nasdaq:BLKB):
Serving the worldwide philanthropic community for more than 30 years, Blackbaud (Nasdaq:BLKB) combines innovative software and services, and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to power the passions of more than 30,000 clients, including nonprofits, K-12 private and higher education institutions, healthcare organizations, foundations and other charitable giving entities, and corporations. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud and on-premise solutions, as well as a resource network that empowers and connects organizations of all sizes. Blackbaud’s portfolio of software and services support nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, eMarketing, advocacy, accounting, payments and analytics, as well as grant management, corporate social responsibility, and education. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise, invest, manage and award more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit: Website: www.blackbaud.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/Blackbaud; Twitter: twitter.com/Blackbaud.
About Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT):
Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Website: www.microsoft.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/Microsoft; Twitter: twitter.com/Microsoft.
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