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Marc Chardon served as president and chief executive officer of Blackbaud from 2005 to 2013. Previously, he served as chief financial officer for the $11 billion Information Worker business group at Microsoft, where he was responsible for the core functions of long-term strategic financial planning and business performance management. Chardon joined Microsoft in August 1998 as general manager of Microsoft France. During his three-year leadership, the subsidiary remained one of the three most admired companies by French professionals and achieved increased customer satisfaction. Prior to joining Microsoft, Chardon was general manager of Digital France. He joined Digital in 1984, and held a variety of international marketing and business roles within the company. In 1994, Chardon was named director, office of the president, with responsibility for Digital's corporate strategy development. He is an American/French dual national and an economics honors graduate from Harvard University.

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Nonprofit Trends: Technology and Transformational Change

(1) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 4:19 PM

Back in January, when I "peered into the nonprofit crystal ball" for my 2013 predictions, I noted that the use of mobile technology and "the cloud" would reach a tipping point in the nonprofit sector -- a point that causes a transformational change in the way people relate...

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Nonprofit Trends: Tax Status vs. Business Model

(5) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 5:03 PM

I know this isn't all that original, but I have to say it. "Nonprofit" is a tax status, not a business model.

Stop for a second and think about that -- a tax status. NOT a business model.

I know I'm being a bit dramatic here, and that many organizations...

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Nonprofit Trends: Seeking Careers with Meaning

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 5:34 PM

If you saw the 2013 predictions I shared earlier this year, you know that I believe the nonprofit sector is in the midst of a revaluing process. Some really strong evidence of this fact is how people -- of widely varying ages -- are turning to the sector...

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Nonprofit Trends: Fastest Growing Sector?

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 2:37 PM

In my initial post of this year, I noted that there are shifts occurring today in how nonprofits are being viewed. To be clear, I meant this as a good thing, that nonprofits are capturing a growing part of the public consciousness. Certainly, the debate about the charitable...

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Nonprofit Trends: Flight to Quality

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 11:05 AM

In my initial post of this year, I predicted that we won't be seeing much of an increase in charitable giving in 2013. In that same post, I attributed some of this to what I called a "flight to quality." So what does this mean, and...

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Nonprofit Trends: Charitable Giving in 2013

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 5:16 PM

Earlier this month, the company I have the privilege of leading released its 2012 Charitable Giving Report. Although we look at giving all the time, releasing a charitable giving index every month, this report was a time for us both to reflect on the year behind...

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Peering Into the Nonprofit Crystal Ball...2013

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 8:36 AM

In 1965, Gordon Moore, an Intel co-founder, verbalized his now famous "Moore's Law" in a magazine interview. At its most simple, Moore's Law states that computer chip performance will double every two years. If we apply this thinking more broadly to the world at large, we've seen a very rapid...

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