Justification Letter

Interested in attending but need help communicating the value of bbcon to your boss? Use the below as a starting off point…


bbcon 2019: Sample Justification Letter

Hello Mr. /Mrs. Manager,

Re: bbcon UK 2019

I’m writing to ask for approval to attend bbcon UK 2019—the premier tech gathering for non-profit organisations — 11-12 November in London. The conference is two days of learning including expert-led breakout sessions, opportunities to network with industry experts, Blackbaud leadership, and peers from the social good community; fresh new ideas and inspirational content; and a firsthand look at the transformative technology innovations coming from Blackbaud. At a total cost of about £XXX, it’s the most cost-effective way to ensure that we’re getting the most from our Blackbaud investment and should result in immediate ROI.

In particular, I’d like to focus on finding solutions or best practices that could benefit these projects:

  • [add project or initiative]
  • [add project or initiative]
  • [add project or initiative]

In addition to expert-led breakout sessions with Blackbaud customers, partners, industry experts and influencer speakers, I will also have access to training from the Blackbaud University team of education experts. The opportunity to meet face-to-face with Blackbaud employees and build our relationship is invaluable, and something that I can leverage across the projects I am running this next year. Additionally, there will be technology and services partners onsite, which means I can walk away understanding the technology landscape and have insights into investments our organisations can make to innovate.

Here’s an approximate breakdown of conference costs:

Travel £ XX
Hotel: (1 night at £XX) £ XX
Meals: (1 dinner at £XX) £ XX
Registration Fee**: £ 350 + VAT [check for current pricing]
Total:  £ XXX 


**Registration fee includes all materials, breakfast & lunch daily and access to session materials post conference.

The earlier I can register, the less expensive it will be. I can submit a post-conference report that will include a summary of all the major takeaways, tips and new ideas that I learned to maximise our current investments in Blackbaud. I can also share relevant information with key co-workers throughout the company.

Thank you for considering this request. I look forward to your reply.