The current state of our economy has challenged all types of nonprofit organizations across the sector. In particular, the pandemic has heightened the need for food banks as schools close down, businesses shut down and many jobs are lost. In this episode of The NonProfit Voice, Nhu Te, editor-in-chief of NonProfit PRO, is joined by Samantha Wright, director of development operations and analytics of Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, and Jay Odell, president of Blackbaud Nonprofit Group, to discuss how the pandemic has impacted food banks, what online fundraising efforts look like, how to manage a large influx of donations and much more.

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Samantha Wright is the director of development operations and analytics of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC.

Jay Odell is the president and GM of Blackbaud Nonprofit Solutions. In this role, Jay is accountable for the customer experience for nonprofits and for expanding Blackbaud’s business in this market. Jay is a 15+ year Blackbaud and nonprofit industry veteran, and he has held executive roles as general manager of Blackbaud’s Arts and Cultural division, VP of product management, and VP of CRM and financial solutions.

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