Copyright and Acceptable Use

All text, logos and information contained on Native Forward’s website are the intellectual property of Native Forward, which gives Native Forward exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, perform, display or license a given work. Whether or not a website includes a statement about copyright, the U.S. copyright act provides protection for such works, and they may not be used or reproduced without permission.

Logos, Designs, and Trademarks

Unless otherwise indicated, all service marks, trademarks, trade names and copyrights appearing on this site are owned or licensed by Native Forward including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, renderings and photographic images.

Service marks, trademarks, trade names, logos or copyrighted materials from this site may not be used for any commercial purpose without written permission from Native Forward. To apply for permission to use Native Forward branding, please contact Native Forward at

Native Forward Brand Guide

Native Forward’s Brand Guide defines our standards and best practices and establishes the basis for effective communication. It was created as an “operating manual,” detailing specific rules and usages to serve as guidelines for online, print, publications and advertising.

Privacy Policy

Native Forward is committed to preserving and maintaining the privacy of visitors to its website. When you visit Native Forward’s website, your visit is anonymous, without tracking of any individual name or other identifiable mark. Like most websites, we collect aggregate user data to understand patterns and improve the website experience.

When Information Is Collected

We collect information from you when you register an account, fill out a form to request information, “opt-in” for participation in a service, communicate with us via third party social media sites, complete an application or survey, or engage with other site features. The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, postal address, phone number, photos, videos, audio recordings and other information you choose to provide.

What Information Is Collected

Your visit remains anonymous until you knowingly identify yourself. When you request services, personally identifiable information required to fulfill the request may include your name, address, phone number, email, etc.

How Information Is Used

We use the information we collect from you to fulfill requests, personalize user experience, and/or improve our website for your benefit.

Third Parties

Other than those involved in enabling services, we will not make any of your personally identifiable information available to anyone at any time for any purpose. Specifically, we never sell any information to third party companies for marketing, sales, email, or solicitations of any kind.

Please see the Disclosure section for additional information.

Donations through BlackBaud

All donations to Native Forward are handled through Blackbaud. To learn more, visit BlackBaud Privacy Policy.

Protecting Personal Information:

When donations are made and personal information is collected for payment, we use a secure server. This server is secured by an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), which encrypts all information you input before it is sent from your web browser to our server. Digital certificates for Native Forward Scholars Fund are issued by GoDaddy, a well-established signer of digital certificates.

Blackbaud Privacy Policy North America

At Blackbaud, we are committed to protecting your privacy. This Policy applies to Blackbaud’s collection and use of personal data in connection with our marketing and provision of the Blackbaud Solutions, customer support and other services (collectively, the “Services”), for example if you are a customer, visit the website, interact with us at industry conferences, or work for a current or prospective customer of the Services. In addition, our service Target Analytics® collects data on individuals in the United States to provide non-profit customers with accurate information on their prospective constituents in the Social Good space. You can read more about our privacy practices for Target Analytics® below. The Services don’t include JustGiving and everydayhero, which have their own privacy policies. The terms “personal data” or “personal information” refer to information that can reasonably identify an individual.

If you’re a constituent, supporter, patient or student of one of our customers, to which we provide the Services, your data will be used in accordance with that customer’s privacy policy. In providing the Services, Blackbaud acts as a service provider and thus, this Policy will not apply to constituents of our customers.

Personal Information We Collect

We collect personal data that you provide to us, either by creating a Blackbaud account, using the website, submitting ‘Contact Us’ forms, or otherwise interacting with us (like at conferences and trade shows). Generally, this information is requested when you are asked to register for a Blackbaud ID, subscribe to e-mail newsletters, complete an online form, download resource information, or when requesting information about or purchasing our Services.

We may collect data about you from third parties. As is typical for businesses that market their products to other organizations, sometimes we obtain your work contact information from third party data suppliers or joint marketing partners to contact you with communications containing promotions, customer stories, Blackbaud news and updates or thought leadership. We may also get your information from publicly-available sources and social networking sites, like LinkedIn or your organization’s website. In the last 12 months, Blackbaud has collected data in the following categories:

Identifiers Name, postal address, email, IP address
Commercial or transactions information Your organization’s purchase of our Services
Internet/Solutions activity Your interaction with our websites or Solutions
Professional information Role at your organization

Use of your Personal Information

In addition to the purposes described when we collect data from you, we may use your personal information in the following ways:

  • Log In: Using your Blackbaud ID, we allow you to sign into the secure portion of our website or a Blackbaud Solution. We also use your data to give you access to the Blackbaud Community, where we may notify you of important news and alerts about our Services.
  • Information Requests: We send you information you request about the Blackbaud Services.
  • Marketing Communications: We may contact you about promotions, customer stories, Blackbaud news and updates, or thought leadership content. We may send these communications via email or postal mail, call your organization, or serve you advertisements on our website and others. If you would no longer like to receive such emails, please follow the “Unsubscribe” instructions at the end of each email. Your e-mail address will be removed from our marketing list. Please allow us a reasonable period of time in order to satisfy your request, as some promotions may already be in process. To opt out of being contacted by any other communication methods, please contact us at
  • Customers: If you’re a Blackbaud customer, we may use your personal data to provide Services you request and in connection with payments.
  • Improving Blackbaud: We use aggregated and personal data about you and your use of our websites and the Blackbaud Services to develop, improve, and test those services.
  • Compliance and Safety: We may use your personal data to comply with our legal obligations and to identify and remediate suspected or actual fraudulent activity or security incidents.

Sharing Your Personal Information

Blackbaud may share your personal information as necessary to provide the Services or as you specifically request. We may disclose your data to our affiliated organizations and subsidiaries, and to service providers who render services to us or you on our behalf. We also may disclose your information if required by law or to enforce our legal rights or defend us against a legal claim or for the identification or remediation of suspected or actual fraudulent activity or security incidents. We may share your information in connection with a sale or reorganization of Blackbaud. We may also share your personal data if it is necessary to act in urgent circumstances to protect the safety of Blackbaud customers, website visitors, or the public.

Access to your Personal Information

If you are a registered user of our website, you may review and update this information at any time on Registered users can view and edit personal information they have already given us.

Information Collected from Children

Blackbaud’s websites are general audience sites, and we do not knowingly collect information about children or sell products to children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or guardian to assist you in using our website. Furthermore, we may restrict entries to any contests, sweepstakes or promotions to entrants who are at least 18 years of age. We certainly don’t sell data of children under 16.

Security of your Personal Information

We restrict access to personal information collected about you at our website to our employees, our affiliates’ employees, those who are otherwise specified in this Policy or others who need to know that information to provide the Services to you or in the course of conducting our business operations or activities. While no website can guarantee exhaustive security, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information collected via the website. We protect our databases with various physical, technical and procedural measures and we restrict access to your information by unauthorized persons. We also advise all Blackbaud employees about their responsibility to protect customer data and we provide them with appropriate guidelines for adhering to our company’s business ethics standards and confidentiality policies. Inside Blackbaud, data is stored in password-controlled servers with limited access.

Links to Other Websites

For your convenience, we may provide links to other websites that we do not control. We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of any websites not under our control and we do not endorse any of these websites, the services or products described or offered on such sites or any of the content contained on those sites.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a piece of information that a web server may place on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are commonly used by websites to improve the user experience and have not been known to transmit computer viruses or otherwise harm your computer. Many cookies last only through a single website session, or visit. Others may have an expiration date, or may remain on your computer until you delete them.

We may use cookies for a number of purposes—for example, to maintain continuity during a user session, to gather data about the usage of our website for research and other purposes, to store your preferences for certain kinds of information and marketing offers or to store a user name or encrypted identification number so that you do not have to provide this information every time you return to our website. To ensure we are publishing content customers need and want, Blackbaud collects aggregated site-visitation statistics using cookies. When someone visits the site, a cookie is placed on the customer’s machine (if the customer accepts cookies) or is read if the customer has visited the website previously.

Our cookies will track only your activity relating to your online activity on this website, and will not track your other Internet activity.

You can decide if and how your computer will accept a cookie by configuring your preferences or options in your browser. However, if you choose to reject cookies, you may not be able to use certain of our Services or website features. For example, if you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from Blackbaud’s website, you will need to re-enter your personal information each time that you attempt to access premium information.

Certain pages on our websites contain “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party.

An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. When you visit our website, we may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. We use this information to determine the general physical location of the device and understand from what regions of the world our website visitors come. We also may use this information to enhance our website.

We do not currently take actions to respond to Do Not Track signals sent by your Internet browser because a uniform technological standard has not yet been developed.

Contests, Sweepstakes and Other Promotions

On our website, you may wish to participate in contests, sweepstakes and other promotions that we may offer from time to time. Through these promotions, you may choose to participate in activities such as sharing information found on our websites with others and sending email invitations. If you choose to participate in these promotions, and are eligible to do so, we may ask you for information such as your name, email address, date of birth and telephone number.

In connection with any contests, sweepstakes and other promotions that we may offer from time to time via the website, we use the information you provide to administer the contests, sweepstakes and other promotions. We also may use the information to communicate with you, or the other people you select, about our products and services or our partners may use such information to communicate with you about the contests, sweepstakes or other promotions or their products and services. As mentioned above, if you create a profile and submit an entry in connection with a contest or promotion, your name, profile and entry, but not your email address, phone number and age, will be visible to other website users.

Transfer of Information

Blackbaud is headquartered in the United States of America. Any personal information you provide may be stored and maintained in a secure database in the United States. If you are a resident of a country other than the United States and provide us with your information, you consent to the transfer of your data into the United States.

Target Analytics®

Target Analytics® provides data intelligence to nonprofit customers to help them identify and engage constituents to support their missions. This business collects personal information from data compiling companies, non-private websites containing publicly available information, and government entities. We only collect data on US individuals at least 18 years old.

For Target Analytics®, we collect the following categories of personal information in the last 12 months:

Personal and Online Identifiers Name; alias; postal address; email address; or similar identifiers.
Categories of personal information described in Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e) Physical characteristics or description; Telephone number.
Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law Race; color; religion; sex/gender; marital status; military or veteran status; national origin; or similar information.
Commercial or transactions information Examples include records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.
Internet or other electronic network activity information Examples include online interests, such as information about categories of consumer interests derived from online usage; and information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement.
Professional or employment-related information Examples include current or past job history.
Inferences about your predicted characteristics and preferences Examples include inferences drawn to create a profile about you reflecting your preferences, characteristics, behavior, attitudes; and median age, wealth rating and median income.
Other information about you that is linked to the personal information above Examples include any personal information not captured by one of the CCPA-enumerated categories of personal information listed above that may be linked to the personal information above.

We collect this data for business purposes of internal research, internal operations, auditing, detecting security incidents, debugging, short-term and transient use, fulfilling and improving our Services, quality control, and legal compliance. We also collect this data for commercial purposes—to share such information with our nonprofit customers. We sell the foregoing categories of information to nonprofit organizations and to an agency that serves the nonprofit community in direct marketing prospect acquisition.

Such agency is not permitted to sell this data to any entity outside the nonprofit community.

We also disclose the foregoing types of data to our service providers for the purposes of rendering services to us.

California Consumers

The California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”) affords California consumers additional privacy protections, including the right to know what information we collect, disclose, and sell, as well as the right to request deletion of your data and to opt-out of the sale of your data. Businesses can’t discriminate against you for exercising any of these rights.

For a description of the data we collect and the categories of sources of such information, please refer to the “Personal Information We Collect” and “Target Analytics®” sections above. We use this data for the purposes outlined in the “Use of your Personal Information” and “Target Analytics®” sections. We disclose this information for business purposes as set forth in the “Sharing your Personal Information” and “Target Analytics®” sections.

Blackbaud does not sell your personal information, except as set forth in the “Target Analytics®” section.

To make a consumer access request, request your data be deleted, or opt-out of sale, please see our CCPA page. We will verify your identity prior to fulfilling your request, which may require government identification. Authorized agents may be used to submit rights requests, in which cases we will take steps to verify the consumer’s identity and that the agent has authority to act on the consumer’s behalf.


Children’s Privacy

Native Forward does not knowingly collect or maintain any personal information from children under the age of 13. Additionally, no part of our site is designed with the purpose of attracting any person under age 13.

Resources and Links

We may provide links to outside websites for related information, whether we have formal affiliations with them or not. These websites are governed solely by their respective terms and privacy policies.

If you have any feedback about any such site, including concerns about how your personal information may have been used, please contact Native Forward at


Cookies are small files stored on your computer through your browser with information about your use of the site. Cookies help improve the experience for returning visitors by recognizing them and providing a more personalized experience, and by providing aggregate data about site traffic and patterns we can use to offer new features and functionality in the future. We may also use cookies in the process of displaying relevant advertising, including retargeted advertising. Cookies may be associated with other data and profiled anonymously to ascertain visitors’ likely demographics like gender and age (not your individual demographics).

In addition, you may have encountered third party cookies along the path to finding our website. For example, Google may use cookies to track click behavior from its search results. In such cases, cookie use and privacy are governed solely by the terms and policies of the third party.

Your browser has settings that control the use of cookies on your computer. Each browser is a little different; consult your “Help” menu for specific instructions to modify your cookie settings. If you turn off cookies, some features on our site may not work; we recommend having cookies turned on. In addition, add-ons are available for some browsers (including Google Chrome) to control handling of individual users’ cookies.

You may opt out of all Google advertising by visiting this link:


We periodically email people who have opted in. You may unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” button on any email.

If an instance presents itself involving important news that in our view the bulk of people would reasonably want to receive promptly (for example a breach of data security), such notification may be provided by email even if you have not opted in or have unsubscribed.

Social media and video sites

If you choose to share our digital content with friends through social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, or to watch a video posted to a third-party media site (such as YouTube), you may be sent cookies from these third-party websites. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so please check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.


We may disclose any personally-identifiable information you provide under the following circumstances:

  1. If instructed, or reasonably believed required, by an authority to comply with any law, regulation, governmental request, or judicial or legislative process;
  2. If such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate this website, to process any requests you make, or to conduct any services or promotions in which you participate;
  3. To protect the rights and property of Native Forward, its administrators, community members, sponsors, or affiliates, including the right to limit fraud and misconduct in cases where it is reasonably suspected.

Your Consent to This Privacy Policy

By using our website, you signify that you agree with the terms of our current Privacy Policy as posted in this area of the web site. If you do not agree with any term in this Policy, please do not provide any Personal Information on this site. If you do not provide Personal Information on this site you may not be able to do certain things, like access particular areas of the site, request certain types of information, or send us email.


We may change the terms of this privacy policy at any time. Any changes will be reflected on this page and considered in effect upon posting.

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