Chief scientist, Blackbaud Inc, USA
'At first glance I could see that the SOFII website is changing the landscape for how fundraisers learn about their craft, stay inspired and share their work globally. I'm extremely proud to volunteer as SOFII's chief scientist and to personally support SOFII financially. The world is changing, technology is changing and how charities respond to that is critical. SOFII is an important part of the future of fundraising and I'm very proud to be a part of it. Won't you join me to help fundraisers take advantage of all that SOFII has to offer?'
Chuck Longfield became Blackbaud’s chief scientist in January 2007 and is the founder of Target Software, Inc. and Target Analysis Group, Inc., both now Blackbaud companies. Chuck has extensive experience designing and implementing national as well as international constituency databases that address the fundraising information needs of many of the world’s largest nonprofit organisations. Prior to founding the Target Group in 1992, Chuck taught mathematics to middle and high school students. He was honoured recently by FundRaising Success magazine with a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to the nonprofit sector. He holds a BA in applied mathematics and a MEd from Harvard University and has more than 30 years of experience in helping nonprofits maximize their use of technology and information.