Pro-bono/community service: Blackbaud Inc.

By andrew Ramonas
National Law Journal


As in-house lawyers for a company that supplies software to nonprofit organizations, Jon Olson and his team at Blackbaud Inc. are experts at giving back.

The four-lawyer legal department at the Charleston, S.C., company is ­"highly encouraged" to donate time helping members of the nonprofit community, said Olson, who has served as the publicly traded company's general counsel since 2008.

An "ethos of philanthropy" permeates Blackbaud, Olson said. "It connects with our customers in a way that is kind of unique in business."

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