Blackbaud, Salesforce Highlighted As Do-Gooders

Two tech companies deeply involved in the nonprofit sector were tapped by Fortune magazine in its annual Changing the World list.

Salesforce.com placed number 36 on the list and Blackbaud placed first among the publication’s six rising stars. The rising stars are firms with less than $1 billion in annual revenue while the top 50 on the list exceed $1 billion.

Four of the six rising stars are from the United States: Blackbaud in Charleston, S.C., Tableau in Seattle, Wash., View in Milpitas, Calif., and San Francisco-based HackerOne. Only software firm Blackbaud and Tableau, which specializes in data analytics and visualization, have direct connections to the charitable sector. Fortune based its list selections on three criteria: Measurable social impact; Business results, and, Degree of innovation.

Salesforce has a constituent relationship management system. Blackbaud has integrated fundraising and financial platforms.

The business publication highlighted firms that have positive impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy. “Being recognized for creating social impact through business innovation as part of Fortune’s 2017 Change the World List is a testament to our success as a shared value company and highlights the value of our purpose-driven focus on serving the global social good community,” said Mike Gianoni, Blackbaud’s president and CEO.

You can see the full list and stories at http://fortune.com/2017/09/07/change-the-world-money/