Blackbaud has been named as a leading employer for diversity by Forbes – America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2018. Blackbaud was ranked in the IT, Internet, Software & Services category alongside 15 other comparable tech companies such as Intuit, Google, Salesforce, Amazon, Microsoft, and PayPal. The list is a ranking of 250 employers across all industries in the United States, based on surveying thousands of employees and examining employer diversity policies, as well as diversity in executive suites and on boards. View the full listing at www.forbes.com/best-employers-diversity/list/ and additional background information regarding the survey can be found here: Statista: The Best Employers for Diversity 2018.
Blackbaud’s diversity program has been a focused and growing effort over the last two years. Our initiatives span education, awareness, recruitment, empowerment, community involvement and financial support. Some recent examples include: The recent launch of affinity groups; unconscious bias training; diversity audits and benchmarking; partnering with United Negro College Fund (UNCF) for the STEM Innovation Summit; Blackbaud Executive Women’s Summit and Blackbaud Women in Tech events; third party partnerships (ex. Fortune mentoring programs); participation as an executive board member for the SC Lowcountry Business Leadership Network focused on hiring and retaining disabled employees.