Standards and Guidelines for Speaking at a Blackbaud Event
Blackbaud is committed to presenting educational sessions that deliver valuable ideas and information to our attendees. Moreover, Blackbaud believes that speaking at our conferences is a unique experience for those employed by or working with nonprofit organizations or the social good sector and provides an opportunity to share professional experiences with colleagues. These presentations are considered contributions to the profession; thus, travel/expenses are not reimbursed.
Blackbaud has developed the following set of standards and guidelines to which all speakers and moderators are expected to adhere. Individuals who violate these standards and guidelines will not be invited to speak at future Blackbaud conferences.
At time of registration, you will be required to acknowledge acceptance of this agreement. In doing so, you will adhere to the following:
As a bbcon speaker, you are to refrain from biased political views -- please ensure a balanced representation of perspectives to reflect our community’s diversity.
Apolitical + bridge-building: bbcon speakers are required to read every piece of content that references a contentious political issue through the lens of both someone supportive and someone opposed and ensure that the language and posture used does not unnecessarily alienate people on either side.
Best-practices: bbcon speakers who reference politically-oriented organizations should be doing so in a way that makes it clear they are drawing on an opportunity to learn best practices, and be particularly careful that the way they are engaging wouldn’t read like an endorsement of the specific group.
Cause-sensitive: bbcon speakers should be careful to avoid any messaging that “exploits” public events for funding.
Blackbaud, its representatives and employees reserve the rights to take photographs and/or videos of presenter/speaker(s) and their property to copyright, use and publish in print and/or electronically. Presenter/speaker(s) grants permission to Blackbaud to use such photographs and/or videos without presenter/speaker(s) name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, email, social media, web content.
By submitting a proposal to speak at bbcon, you agree to the parameters of speaking at bbcon and pledge to embrace the diversity of all individuals; to respect attributes such as sex, gender identification, race, ethnicity, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, nationality, socioeconomic status, religion, physical ability, mental ability and expression. I understand and support the importance of inclusion, safety of expression, and respect for different points of view. I pledge to provide at all times an atmosphere in which attendees have space to share openly.