America Ferrera To Speak in Keynote Conversation at Blackbaud’s bbcon 2023 Tech Conference

Keynote and Select Content Can Be Accessed for Free Through Virtual Pass

SYDNEY, Sept. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading provider of software for powering social impact, announced that actress, activist and author America Ferrera will join the mainstage for a keynote conversation at bbcon 2023, Blackbaud’s annual tech conference that is taking place in the U.S. in Denver, October 22-24. The keynote can be accessed for free through the virtual pass.

From her standout turn in the recent “Barbie” movie, back to her breakthrough role in “Ugly Betty,” Ferrera’s voice resonates. She has been recognised with a Screen Actors Guild Award®, an Emmy® and a Golden Globe®, and has a strong track record of using her platform to stand up to pressing issues in society. Through her work with her foundation, HARNESS, and nonprofit, Poderistas, which she co-founded alongside nine other activists and leaders, Ferrera has worked to address inequality and inspire action.

“We’re thrilled for our customers to have the chance to hear from America Ferrera on the mainstage,” said Catherine LaCour, chief marketing officer, Blackbaud. “America’s impressive career as an actress and producer has been amplified by her important work advocating for social justice and equality. We know her insights will inspire our audience as they spend three days focused on fueling their own social impact.” 

bbcon 2023 will bring together current Blackbaud users, change-makers, nonprofit leaders and those interested in learning more about how to use Blackbaud’s software to fuel their social impact. The agenda offers the latest in innovation and industry trends, inspiring speakers and engaging sessions. Attendees will have the opportunity to improve their skills and hear from Blackbaud leaders on what’s ahead in innovation and AI.

Blackbaud will also host international pop-up events for social impact executives October 30 in Toronto and Sydney, and November 6 in London. Global attendees will have access to Ferrera’s keynote conversation, all bbcon mainstage content, and select content from bbcon international events.

Get more information about bbcon 2023 and register for the free, virtual pass here

About Blackbaud
Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the leading software provider exclusively dedicated to powering social impact. Serving the nonprofit and education sectors, companies committed to social responsibility and individual change makers, Blackbaud’s essential software is built to accelerate impact in fundraising, nonprofit financial management, digital giving, grantmaking, corporate social responsibility and education management. With millions of users and over $100 billion raised, granted or managed through Blackbaud platforms every year, Blackbaud’s solutions are unleashing the potential of the people and organizations who change the world. Blackbaud has been named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies, Quartz’s list of Best Companies for Remote Workers, and Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers. A remote-first company, Blackbaud has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica and the United Kingdom, supporting users in 100+ countries. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

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