For over 35 years, Blackbaud’s mission has been to provide software, services, expertise, partnership, and a resource network that empowers and connects the philanthropic community, so that together, Blackbaud and its clients can help good take over the world. Blackbaud is helping 35,000 organizations—including nonprofits, education institutions, healthcare organizations, and foundations—succeed in their missions.
And giving back is as important to the mission of Blackbaud as producing quality products. This is a community that has always been passionate and committed to giving back, and it’s clear that the people it hires fit in well with that culture.
“Even though most of us are on different teams, we’re all very supportive of each other here in the Emeryville office,” share Senior Interactive Consultant of Go! Program Robin Anderson. “We like to share lunch together when possible, take time to catch up over tea in the afternoons, and share knowledge—from dance moves to CSS tips.”
The family mentality of the team doesn’t stop at its friendly conversation and the open flow of ideas. At Blackbaud, one of employees’ favorite events is the Day of Caring that the company holds, where team members can spend an entire day participating in volunteering activities.
Helping nonprofits achieve their goals—whether through the product itself or merely the altruistic spirit of the individuals that make it what it is—has always been at the forefront of the Blackbaud mission.
“We’re a highly collaborative group that values people, purpose, results, innovation, freedom to fail, autonomy, personal and team growth, positive attitudes, good humor, and tea,” shares Software Development Manager Bruce Kellin.
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Caroline Liu is a freelance writer, graphic designer, and computer programmer studying at Wesleyan University. She is pursuing majors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Computer Science in order to bridge her passions for tech, design, and social justice. Learn more about Caroline on her website or follow her on Twitter.More from this Author