Bbcon 2016

Charities to #sharethepassion for $10,000

How could $10K ‘Power your Passion’? That’s the question facing Not-for-Profits as they compete for a $10,000 prize.

Fundraising technology leaders, Blackbaud Pacific, have revealed their plan to donate AU$10,000 to a charity, NGO or university as part of an exciting online competition, which launches today.

The Blackbaud $10K Challenge aims to showcase the passion that fuels the Not-for-Profit sector and to give fundraisers a chance to share their stories with the world.

Senior Marketing Manager at Blackbaud, Stacey Astley-Clark says,

“Fundraisers are the unsung heroes of the Not-for-Profit sector, who dedicate blood, sweat and tears to achieving their mission. The Blackbaud $10K Challenge is a chance to recognise these incredible people and celebrate the spirit of our sector.”

Entrants are required to submit a short video or captioned image that conveys how $10,000 could be used to ‘power their passions’. Submissions will be shared online using #sharethepassion and put to a public vote between 1st June and 15th July 2016.

A panel of independent judges will review the top 5 entries and the winner will be announced at bbcon on 2nd August.

Founder of Not-for-Profit Digital agency, Richenda Vermeulen is one of the judges:

“Those that change the world are fueled by passion and successful by perseverance. $10,000 can change a not for profit, it can change a business, it can change a life. I can’t wait to hear from passionate applicants!”

bbcon is a fundraising conference that celebrates the passion that fuels the Not-for-Profit sector. It takes place on 1-2nd August at Doltone House in Sydney and features 45 diverse speakers and seminars. Highlights include emotional storytelling, impact tracking, millennial engagement and donor retention. There will also be a hands-on digital marketing and SEO workshop and a keynote from ‘billion dollar donor man’ Michael Johnston.

Entries are now open and full competition details can be found at: