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      Blackbaud Helps The First Tee Score Big!

      Blackbaud recently partnered with The First Tee to execute the design and build of its home office website, internal website, and the 172 chapter websites on WordPress.

      “We chose Blackbaud out of a dozen other companies. We wanted a partner that would pull us and get us farther with technology and they did that throughout the process from start to finish.” — Jennifer Weiler, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer of The First Tee

      The First Tee’s mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. With 172 chapters across the country, The First Tee needed a website that chapter representatives could quickly access and update on the go. The organization partnered with Blackbaud to design a site that’s mobile friendly, mission focused, and easy to navigate.

      “Our experience working with Blackbaud was fantastic! From start to finish, what really stood out to us was the amount of research that went into the plan and strategy. We actually had metrics and research to back up why we placed things where, which was really beneficial.” — Lauren Taylor, Senior Communications Coordinator for The First Tee

      The First Tee really wanted to redesign their site so it was more mobile and user friendly. Chapters are focused on their mission and are usually on the golf course teaching kids and conducting programs and clinics.  They don’t necessarily have the time or expertise to update websites.

      “Blackbaud’s solution allows the chapters to focus on their mission at hand. We wanted to make the website engaging for site visitors and easy to use for the chapters so the coaches and volunteers could spend more time making a deeper impact on the communities they serve.” — Liz Hiers, Strategic Design Manager at Blackbaud                                                                                  Participant and coach tallying scores

      The First Tee aims to set students up for life and teach the skills that allow children to achieve their goals through after-school and in-school programs.

      To see the full story come to life, check out this short video: http://bit.ly/bbfirsttee.

       

       


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      2017 Review of Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT Nonprofit Accounting Software

      2017 Rating: 5 Stars

      Financial Edge NXT from Blackbaud is best suited for mid-sized nonprofit organizations as well as government entities and NGO’s. Financial Edge is a 100 percent cloud-based application that can also be used from a smart phone or tablet.

      Financial Edge NXT offers a completely custom account structure, so users can create the chart of accounts that best suits their needs. Users can use the default structure or add additional segments as desired, with the ability to adjust segment length if desired. The default chart of accounts requires the use of two segments, but can handle up to ten segments in total, with a total length of 30 characters.

      Financial Edge handles a variety of transaction types, including all GL related activity including journal entries, AP and AR management, project, and grant and endowment management, consolidation management. Users can also create recurring invoices, process credit memos, create invoices, post charges, payments, and donations, and process purchase orders.

      Financial Edge NXT offers a standard Budget Management module, along with Advanced Budget Management. Users can create current year budgets, as well as budgets for any fiscal year. Users can also create multi-year future budgets, and users can easily lock created budgets to avoid any changes. Budgets can be created using multiple methods, including regular data entry, equal distribution across budget periods, or distributing budget totals by percentage. Users can also easily copy budgets from one year to another, making edits as needed. The Advanced Budget Management module offers additional budgeting capabilities such as the ability to create cross-fiscal year budgets. The product also offers the ability to create what-if scenarios when data is entered, to see how any transaction can affect the budget.

      Donation tracking can be handled through Blackbaud’s Raisers Edge donor management module. Available separately from Financial Edge NXT, Raisers Edge integrates with Financial Edge, allowing nonprofits to easily manage all donor activities including donations, campaigns, gift and pledge tracking, and even wealth screen activities.

      Financial Edge NXT offers Project, Grant and Endowment Management, allowing users to easily track all grant or project related activity at a separate level. Users can also create budgets at the program level, and can easily access fund balances for each project or grant. The application also contains self-balancing fund capability to ensure that all funds remain balanced. An Allocation Management module handles both direct and indirect allocations as well as reallocations.

      Financial Edge NXT offers multi-level security, with administrators able to assign system access by group or by individual, with security access assigned to individual projects, accounts and even reports.

      Financial Edge NXT offers users excellent reporting capabilities, with a variety of report templates included in the product. All reports are customizable, and the product offers additional reporting tools such as pivot reports, dashboards, and the visual chart organizer. Financial Edge NXT also offers excellent financial reporting, with the ability to create consolidated reports that cross a variety of funds. Users can opt to use Crystal Reports to create from-scratch custom reports if desired. Financial Edge NXT also creates nonprofit specific reports including FASB 117 and GASB 34. All reports can be exported to Microsoft Excel and Word or saved as a PDF.

      Financial Edge NXT offers an extensive selection of completely integrated modules which include GL, Project, Grant & Endowment Management, Budget Management, Reports, Allocation Management, Consolidation Management, Fixed Assets, Advanced Budget Management, F9 Reporting, AP, AR, Accounting Queue, WebInvoicing and Web Purchasing, Accounting Forms, Payroll, Point of Sale, Cash Management, Cash Receipts, and Purchase Orders. Application Programming Interface (API) capability is available in Financial Edge NXT as well, boosting the product’s capability to integrate with a variety of third-party applications. In addition, integration with other Blackbaud applications extends system functionality considerably.

      The Blackbaud Support website offers a variety of support tools including access to the Blackbaud Knowledgebase, How-To Documentation, the Blackbaud Community, which is a user’s forum, and FAQ’s. Users can also download any software upgrades from the Blackbaud website, as well as manage any current subscriptions. The Contact Us option provides users with a quick way to access product support, along with chat or tweet support options. A toll-free number is available to access support during regular business hours. A variety of tutorials are available for users to access, and both eLearning and onsite training options are available, as are on-demand videos and online classes

      Financial Edge NXT from Blackbaud is optimally designed for mid-sized nonprofit organizations and government entities. A scalable, completely integrated product, integration with a variety of Blackbaud tools and applications increased program functionality considerably. Those interested in Financial Edge NXT should request a product demo and follow-up with Blackbaud to obtain a custom quote for their organization.

      2017 Rating: 5 Stars

      Article originally published by CPA Practice Advisor on July 20, 2017

      Blackbaud “Tops Off” New World Headquarters

      In building construction “topping out” or “topping off” is a builder’s rite of passage traditionally held with the last beam or its equivalent being placed atop or within a structure during construction. Recently, the contractors finished placing the final piece of steel and celebrated this milestone with a “Topping Out” ceremony and lunch for everyone working on the new Blackbaud headquarters project.

      “It was good to take a moment and recognize everyone for their hard work and commitment to deliver this project on time for all the employees of Blackbaud,” said Jon Olson, senior vice president and general counsel. 

      Construction began last Fall and is expected to be completed in phases. Phase one of the new campus is planned for completion in early 2018 and will be located at the intersection of Fairchild Street and Central Island Street. The new campus and buildings will include: innovative ideation and collaboration spaces, a game room, ergonomic work stations, a coffee and tea bar, a modern cafeteria sourcing local food, a fitness center and creative outdoor sporting, meeting and event spaces.

      “We have planned our new headquarters to be an enjoyable workplace, and one that cultivates collaboration, promotes disruptive innovation, and inspires employees to reach their full potential. We continue to drive the project forward and want to thank our partners for their dedication,” Olson added.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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      Blackbaud Congratulates IAAM on New Groundbreaking African American Genealogy Center

      Today during a ceremony at Blackbaud Headquarters, International African American Museum (IAAM) announced the launch of The Center for Family History – an unprecedented national research center solely dedicated to celebrating and researching African American genealogy making it a one-of-a-kind, unprecedented research center.

      IAAM’s CEO Michael Boulware Moore welcomed guests, board members, supporters, and members of the media. He spoke to the project’s momentum and its status, as well as the updated timeline of late 2019, early 2020 grand opening and launch of the anticipated museum.

      “While the IAAM in total, will paint a broader picture of African American history, the Center for Family History will help individuals discover their own personal strands of that history. It promises to be an extremely powerful place that will change lives forever.” – Michael Boulware Moore, President and CEO of IAAM 

      Toni Carrier, IAAM’s new program developer for The Center told guests in attendance how the center will focus on genealogy education, original research, community archiving, public outreach and collections, and assist with DNA testing. Carrier, a nationally recognized genealogist, conducted research on Michelle Obama’s ancestry.

      “I’m honored and humbled to be able to lead this project at IAAM. This project helps assist families with learning where their family’s journey started and helps families to discover, honor, and preserve their history for future generations.” – Toni Carrier, IAAM Program Developer for The Center

      Blackbaud is proud to support IAAM and announced last June its $1 million gift to help bring the project to fruition. Blackbaud CEO and IAAM board member, Mike Gianoni, collaborates with Moore and his team as they create and bring forward an important institution in the Lowcountry that will benefit visitors no matter where they are geographically.

      Learn more about the International African American Museum at www.iaamuseum.org.

       

      45 hospital and healthcare executives outline the hospital of the future

      One hundred years from now, hospitals will be nearly unrecognizable as care moves to the outpatient setting and organizations integrate artificial intelligence, telemedicine and other IT applications to care for patients outside the walls of their institution.

      Forty-five healthcare executives, including five from hospital C-suites, describe the key trends disrupting the traditional hospital and how institutions can prepare for the future. Regardless of perspective, the key trends arising in their responses time and again include:

      • Reserving hospitals for truly acute care patients
      • Monitoring patients at home with telemedicine applications
      • Retail clinics and the rise of consumerism
      • Designing the process for enhanced patient experience
      • Collaboration between all stakeholders to improve health

      Here is what 45 healthcare executives had to say about the hospital of the future. Responses are organized by category — hospital CEOs and executives, physicians, health IT leaders, consultants and healthcare firms and organizations — and in alphabetical order within each category.

      Health IT leaders

      President of Blackbaud Healthcare (Charleston, S.C.): “The hospital of the future is a place that is completely designed around the individual and the preferences of healthcare consumers. Successful healthcare organizations of the future will tailor service delivery models, patient engagement, brand strategies and philanthropic support efforts based on prescriptive and predictive analytics that tell them who key consumers and supporters are as well as how to reach them and how to keep them engaged. This focus on the individual creates an environment that coincides with the individual needs and behaviors of potential consumers, current patients and donors. Healthcare organizations that thrive will know everything about their market — not only as an aggregate group but down to the individual as well.

      Understanding all social, demographic, geographic and behavioral risk factors round out the complete picture of buying preferences and overall health. The hospitals of the future will capitalize on this information and create targeted engagement strategies that maximize these consumer analytics on an ongoing basis.”

      Excerpt originally featured in an article written by Laura Dyrda and published by Becker’s Hospital Review on July 17, 2017. Read the full article at www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-management-administration/45-hospital-and-healthcare-executives-outline-the-hospital-of-the-future.html

      UGA Achieves Record-Breaking Fundraising Growth with Blackbaud CRM

      University of Georgia (UGA) selected Blackbaud CRM to create a unified view of all constituent communications and activities. Its goal was to support strategic planning and management, and increase efficiency using a single, cohesive system. Upon implementation in 2013, UGA has the ability to track and measures fundraising activity across the entire organization with greater insight into overall fundraising capacity of constituents. The solution also enables advanced coordination of fundraising efforts and increased visibility into the overall communications plan.

      “Adopting Blackbaud CRM throughout the campus has allowed us to redefine business processes and work more efficiently than ever before — UGA finished its 2017 fiscal year by setting new fundraising records again with three consecutive years of record-breaking fundraising. Four years after implementing, we have doubled our revenue from our preceding eight-year average. The results speak for themselves.”  — Derek Clark, Senior Director of Advancement Services at University of Georgia.

      Recently completing its fourth year using the solution to manage its fundraising programs, UGA experienced the following benefits from fiscal year 2014 to 2017 attributable to Blackbaud CRM:

      • A fundraising lift of $18.9 million
      • 94% growth in fundraising
      • 22% compound annual growth rate
      • 192% return on investment (ROI)
      • Avoided labor costs of $3.4 million and IT costs of $400,000

      Read UGA’s full story: Media Fact Sheet: Fundraising skyrockets at UGA.  For more information about Blackbaud CRM for higher education institutions, visit www.blackbaud.com/blackbaudCRM  or email CRM@blackbaud.com.

      Higher Education Institutions Drive Campus-Wide Collaboration and Set New Bar for Fundraising Success with Blackbaud CRM

      Software leader continues to achieve growth in adoption among enterprise institutions seeking
      a powerful yet adaptable fundraising and relationship management solution

      Charleston, S.C. (July 17, 2017) – Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today reported strong adoption and satisfaction rates of Blackbaud CRM™ among higher education institutions seeking to advance their engagement efforts, boost fundraising outcomes, and improve collaboration and efficiency across campuses. The company will share latest innovations for higher education institutions as a platinum sponsor of CASE Summit 2017, which is currently underway in San Francisco.

      “We knew Blackbaud CRM was the right solution to support Marquette University’s growing fundraising needs and would allow us to empower our users from across all 11 colleges with a consistent, comprehensive user experience,” said Paul Milakovich, associate vice president, advancement services at Marquette University. “Our goal is to make this truly a university-wide solution that provides a complete view of our alumni and enables a self-service model for users. It has been wonderful to watch our staff light up as they see how this solution will streamline their day-to-day activities.”

      Blackbaud CRM is a comprehensive, customizable fundraising and relationship management solution for enterprise-level nonprofits seeking a powerful, yet adaptable solution for fundraising, marketing and program management.

      “Implementing Blackbaud CRM has allowed the University of Nebraska Foundation to achieve our goals of providing users across all four University of Nebraska campuses with a uniform experience and access to information anytime, anywhere,” said Christina Provost, senior director advancement CRM at University of Nebraska Foundation. “The solution supports our growing advancement needs and gives us a true 360-degree view of our alumni, donors and friends. Blackbaud has been a great partner, working efficiently and effectively to complete our project on time and under budget for a smooth implementation.”

      University of Georgia Achieves Record-Breaking Fundraising Growth with Blackbaud CRM

      University of Georgia (UGA) selected Blackbaud CRM to create a unified view of all constituent communications and activities. Its goal was to support strategic planning and management, and increase efficiency using a single, cohesive system. Upon implementation in 2013, UGA has the ability to track and measures fundraising activity across the entire organization with greater insight into overall fundraising capacity of constituents. Blackbaud CRM also enables advanced coordination of fundraising efforts and increased visibility into the overall communications plan.

      “Adopting Blackbaud CRM throughout the campus has allowed us to redefine business processes and work more efficiently than ever before — UGA finished its 2017 fiscal year by setting new fundraising records again with three consecutive years of record-breaking fundraising,” said Derek Clark, senior director of advancement services at University of Georgia. “Four years after implementing, we have doubled our revenue from our preceding eight-year average. The results speak for themselves.”

      Recently completing its fourth year using the solution to manage its fundraising programs, UGA experienced the following benefits from fiscal year 2014 to 2017 attributable to Blackbaud CRM:

      • A fundraising lift of $18.9 million
      • 94 percent growth in fundraising
      • 22 percent compound annual growth rate
      • 192 percent return-on-investment
      • Avoided labor costs of $3.4 million and IT costs of $400,000

      “For over 35 years, Blackbaud’s software innovation, industry expertise and value-added services have helped higher education institutions excel in fundraising and constituent relationship management,” said Tim Hill, president of Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions. “We are more committed than ever to bringing the latest innovation through our flexible, scalable and secure CRM solutions. Blackbaud CRM allows enterprise-level organizations to build strong and productive relationships with supporters so that they can increase fundraising dollars, retain donors and engage more effectively with constituents. We continue to invest in Blackbaud CRM and extend the solution through new capabilities powered by Blackbaud SKY and best of breed analytics solutions to drive fundraising success for our customers.”

      Blackbaud CRM powers a diverse community of higher education institutions with the goal of driving outcomes and achieving improved results. Georgia Tech Foundation, Queensland University of Technology, Brown University, USNA Alumni Association and Foundation, University of Guelph, Portland State University Foundation and University of Arizona Foundation, are among the long list of higher education institutions that recently selected or went live on Blackbaud CRM.

      To learn more about how Blackbaud CRM is helping higher education institutions advance their missions, connect with Blackbaud in person during CASE Summit 2017 by visiting the company’s booth located in the Grand Ballroom Foyer. For additional information about Blackbaud CRM for higher education institutions, visit www.blackbaud.com/blackbaudCRM  or email CRM@blackbaud.com.

      About Blackbaud
      Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and relationship management, digital marketing, advocacy, accounting, payments, analytics, school management, grant management, corporate social responsibility, and volunteerism. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

      Media Contact
      Nicole McGougan
      Public Relations
      843-654-3307
      media@blackbaud.com

      Forward-looking Statements
      Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations, and assumptions contained in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Although Blackbaud attempts to be accurate in making these forward-looking statements, it is possible that future circumstances might differ from the assumptions on which such statements are based. In addition, other important factors that could cause results to differ materially include the following: general economic risks; uncertainty regarding increased business and renewals from existing customers; continued success in sales growth; management of integration of acquired companies and other risks associated with acquisitions; risks associated with successful implementation of multiple integrated software products; the ability to attract and retain key personnel; risks associated with management of growth; lengthy sales and implementation cycles, particularly in larger organization; technological changes that make our products and services less competitive; and the other risk factors set forth from time to time in the SEC filings for Blackbaud, copies of which are available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or upon request from Blackbaud’s investor relations department. All Blackbaud product names appearing herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blackbaud, Inc.

      Award-Winning Actress and International Women’s Advocate Robin Wright to Headline Premier Tech Gathering for Social Good

      Thousands of change agents to join bbcon 2017 to explore the latest tech innovation,
      share best practices and drive their missions forward

      Charleston, S.C. (July 14, 2017) – Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced that Robin Wright will join the lineup for bbcon 2017, the leading tech conference exclusively for the social good community, being held in Baltimore, October 17-19 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

      “Each year, bbcon hosts a cross-sector community of change agents to explore the latest tech innovation, big ideas and partnership opportunities that can strengthen the collective pursuit of global good,” said Blackbaud senior vice president Catherine LaCour. “We are thrilled to have Robin Wright join us for bbcon 2017 because her words and actions authentically reflect a commitment to building a better world. Attendees will undoubtedly benefit from her unique perspective as a public advocate, head of a high-impact foundation, philanthropist and leader of a premier social enterprise brand.”

      Wright is a four-time Emmy®-nominated Actress, and 2014 Golden Globe® award winner for her role as first lady Claire Underwood in the highly-acclaimed Netflix original series “House of Cards.” She is also known for her leading roles in various major motion pictures, including her iconic turn as Jenny Curran in “Forrest Gump” and her acclaimed role as Antiope in the blockbuster “Wonder Woman,” which is currently in theaters.

      Wright’s activism and passion for helping women around the globe will resonate with the bbcon audience. She is known for her far-reaching philanthropic work, including the Enough Project’s Raise Hope for Congo campaign that encourages various international companies to ensure the precious minerals used in their products do not come from conflict mines where women are abused. In 2014, Wright launched Pour les Femmes, a socially-conscious sleepwear company designed to give back. Founded by Wright and designer Karen Fowler, the company has one goal: to make simple, beautiful and quality pieces while creating economic opportunity for women in conflict regions around the globe. After Wright visited Congo and learned firsthand of the unimaginable struggles of many women in the area, she was compelled to create a product that would not only provide comfort for customers, but also security for women living in conflict regions. Pour les Femmes supports two nonprofits—Action Kivu and Synergies des Femmes—for their economic empowerment of women, particularly those who have experienced sexual violence.

      “I’m excited and honored to participate in Blackbaud’s bbcon 2017 conference—it’s such an important event that brings together thousands of passionate people who have devoted their careers to driving positive change in the world,” said Wright.

      Each year bbcon convenes thousands of change makers, fundraisers, marketers, administrators, technologists, executives and industry thought leaders from across the social good community to share the latest insights, trends and innovation. Attendees have access to dedicated tracks for various roles and markets— from arts and cultural organizations and cause-based nonprofits to educational institutions, healthcare organizations, foundations, corporate giving and more.

      For more information or to register, visit www.bbconference.com. Follow the conference news on Twitter with #bbcon or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/blackbaud.

      About Blackbaud
      Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and relationship management, digital marketing, advocacy, accounting, payments, analytics, school management, grant management, corporate social responsibility, and volunteerism. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

      Media Contact
      Nicole McGougan
      Public Relations
      843-654-3307
      media@blackbaud.com

      Forward-looking Statements
      Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations, and assumptions contained in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Although Blackbaud attempts to be accurate in making these forward-looking statements, it is possible that future circumstances might differ from the assumptions on which such statements are based. In addition, other important factors that could cause results to differ materially include the following: general economic risks; uncertainty regarding increased business and renewals from existing customers; continued success in sales growth; management of integration of acquired companies and other risks associated with acquisitions; risks associated with successful implementation of multiple integrated software products; the ability to attract and retain key personnel; risks associated with management of growth; lengthy sales and implementation cycles, particularly in larger organization; technological changes that make our products and services less competitive; and the other risk factors set forth from time to time in the SEC filings for Blackbaud, copies of which are available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or upon request from Blackbaud’s investor relations department. All Blackbaud product names appearing herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blackbaud, Inc.

      Blackbaud Empowers “The Connected School” at Annual K-12 User Conference

      Tech leader’s modern cloud delivery model helps schools stay competitive, innovative and sustainable 

      Charleston, S.C. (July 12, 2017) — Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today welcomed hundreds of change-makers for its annual three day K-12 user conference. Private school professionals from across the sector convened in Boston to discuss industry best practices, collaborate with peers, participate in over 90 hands-on training sessions and hear from company executives.

      “We designed this event to further educate, connect and support private school administrators and staff who make so much possible in the world,” said Travis Warren, president of Blackbaud’s K-12 Solutions. “We are working every day to deliver on what you need to ensure your school stays competitive, innovative and sustainable. Our priority is to revolutionize the way private schools operate by creating one solution for school data that enables schools to better achieve their goals.”

      Blackbaud’s President and CEO, Mike Gianoni, kicked off the conference reflecting on the company’s rapid innovation highlighting stories of customer success and making commitments to continue delivering purpose-built, high-impact, integrated and open solutions for K-12 private schools.

      Dr. Natalie W. Nixon, design strategist at Figure 8 Thinking and founding director of the Strategic Design MBA program at Philadelphia University, joined as opening keynote to share some of the disruptive thinking around inventiveness, play and the future of learning that has been transforming the field of education over the past decade.

      Blackbaud highlights latest innovation in response K-12 community needs:

      • Unmatched efficiency to private schools through one solution
      • Rapid innovation and advancements powered by Blackbaud SKY™
      • High-velocity enhancements conceptualized by the community
      • A doubling of Blackbaud Partner Network™ providers to expand solution offerings for K-12 private schools

      “We’ve completed a significant number of ideas from our K-12 community such as rubrics, schedule maker improvements, gradebook enhancements and contracts integration with Smart Tuition™ and onBoard™,” said Mike Gianoni, Blackbaud’s president and CEO. “We know that adopting intelligent solutions has moved from important to critical in the K-12 space, and our Intelligence for Good™ approach — combining big data, analytics, artificial intelligence and expertise — in our solutions can help schools optimize that data to make strategic decisions.”

      Blackbaud’s Chief Technology Officer, Mary Beth Westmoreland, shared more on the company’s open cloud innovation, including SKY API™ and SKY Reporting™. Westmoreland and her team discussed roadmap plans that resulted from customer feedback in the areas of: helping schools turn student data into actionable insights, communicating performance, problem-solving for the registrar’s office and more.

      Blackbaud will wrap its third and final day of its K-12 user conference on Friday, July 14. To learn more about its annual K-12 User Conference, visit http://k12.blackbaud.com/bbk12uc/. For more information about Blackbaud’s K-12 solutions, visit k12.blackbaud.com.

      About Blackbaud
      Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and relationship management, digital marketing, advocacy, accounting, payments, analytics, school management, grant management, corporate social responsibility, and volunteerism. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

      Media Contact
      Nicole McGougan
      Public Relations
      843.654.3307
      media@blackbaud.com

      Forward-looking Statements
      Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations, and assumptions contained in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Although Blackbaud attempts to be accurate in making these forward-looking statements, it is possible that future circumstances might differ from the assumptions on which such statements are based. In addition, other important factors that could cause results to differ materially include the following: general economic risks; uncertainty regarding increased business and renewals from existing customers; continued success in sales growth; management of integration of acquired companies and other risks associated with acquisitions; risks associated with successful implementation of multiple integrated software products; the ability to attract and retain key personnel; risks related to our dividend policy and share repurchase program, including potential limitations on our ability to grow and the possibility that we might discontinue payment of dividends; risks relating to restrictions imposed by the credit facility; risks associated with management of growth; lengthy sales and implementation cycles, particularly in larger organization; technological changes that make our products and services less competitive; and the other risk factors set forth from time to time in the SEC filings for Blackbaud, copies of which are available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or upon request from Blackbaud’s investor relations department. All Blackbaud product names appearing herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blackbaud, Inc.

      Blackbaud Announces Date of Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

      Charleston, S.C. (July 12, 2017) – Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, will report its second quarter 2017 financial results on Monday, July 31 after the U.S. financial markets close for trading.

      Save Blackbaud’s second quarter 2017 earnings call event to a calendar

      In conjunction with this announcement, Blackbaud will host a conference call on Tuesday, August 1 at 8:00 a.m. ET to discuss the company’s financial results. A live webcast will be available and archived on Blackbaud’s investor webpage and to access the call, enter passcode 780576 after dialing 877-616-0061 (Domestic) or 719-325-4844 (International).

      About Blackbaud
      Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and relationship management, digital marketing, advocacy, accounting, payments, analytics, school management, grant management, corporate social responsibility, and volunteerism. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada and United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

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