Project Drawdown's mission is to help the world reach "drawdown"—the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline, thereby stopping catastrophic climate change—as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.
"Blackbaud provides technology and data-driven solutions that enable our customers to help good take over," said
"With the support of companies that truly want to make a difference, we can work towards long-term change that is real and lasting," said
Project Drawdown develops special programs and initiatives to increase awareness of climate solutions, shift attitudes regarding climate change and spark climate-related action. Storytelling plays a critical role in bringing climate solutions to life, and Project Drawdown's goal is to show that everyone has a role to play when it comes to addressing the climate crisis, with a particular focus on surfacing underrepresented voices.
Blackbaud's gift will support Project Drawdown's efforts to reach educators, students, professionals and a general audience of individual change agents interested in climate change and solutions. This will be accomplished through special programming including the Project Drawdown Dialogues webinar series and Drawdown's Neighborhood video series that shines a light on inspiring individuals advancing climate solutions across the
These projects will explore various themes, including:
- Pathways to climate careers
- Collaboration across geographies and sectors to reach climate goals
- The role of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in climate solutions
- Hope and opportunities for positive climate change
- Individual action paired with systems change
- Personal and community resilience
As a company powering social good, Blackbaud has been committed to giving back from day one. Blackbaud continues to grow its ESG program and is a participant in the
About Project Drawdown
Founded in 2014, Project Drawdown® is a nonprofit organization that seeks to help the world reach "drawdown"—the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline. Since the 2017 publication of the New York Times bestseller Drawdown, the organization has emerged as a leading resource for information and insight about climate solutions. We continue to develop that resource by conducting rigorous review and assessment of climate solutions, creating compelling human-centered communications across media, and partnering with efforts to accelerate climate solutions globally. Cities, universities, corporations, philanthropies, policymakers, communities, educators, activists, and more turn to Project Drawdown as they look to advance effective climate action. We aim to support the growing constellation of efforts to move climate solutions—and the world—toward drawdown as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Project Drawdown is funded by individual and institutional donations.
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