Blackbaud’s Carrie Cobb Named Co-Chair of Giving USA Foundation Advisory Council on Methodology
Blackbaud, the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, announces that its vice president and head of data intelligence, Carrie Cobb, has been named co-chair of the Giving USA Foundation Advisory Council on Methodology. This council provides the vital evaluation of the methodologies used within Giving USA: The Annual Report of Philanthropy, the longest running study of giving in America.
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Blackbaud is a long-standing member of The Giving Institute and its charitable arm, Giving USA Foundation, which shares data and trends about charitable giving in its Giving USA Annual Report and in shorter Special Reports that offer in-depth examinations of current topics in philanthropy. Blackbaud’s vice president of corporate citizenship and philanthropy, Rachel Hutchisson, is the immediate past chair of The Giving Institute, which is comprised of 55 for-profit firms that provide guidance and services to nonprofit organizations.
As co-chair of the Giving USA Foundation Advisory Council on Methodology, Cobb is charged with providing critical evaluation, feedback and insights on methodology of the annual report to ensure it is creating a robust, reliable and trusted resource for the social good community. Cobb has an extensive background in data intelligence and data science. She currently leads Blackbaud’s data intelligence practice, where she is responsible for data strategy, analytics product management, data science and data stewardship across Blackbaud’s robust solutions portfolio.
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“I look forward to working closely with The Giving Institute as we work together to continually strengthen the methodology for this important resource that donors, fundraisers and nonprofit leaders have relied on for 65 years,” said Cobb. “At Blackbaud, our vision is to power an Ecosystem of Good® that builds a better world and ensuring we’re helping to produce the most comprehensive, accurate resource on charitable giving data is just one way we’re supporting this vital community of change agents.”