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      Monthly Archives: May 2014

      Blackbaud Receives 2014 Vision Award from the Technology Services Industry Association

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      Company Demonstrates Game-Changing Innovation in Technology Services 

      Charleston, S.C. (May 22, 2014) — Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) today announced it has been named winner of the 2014 Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) Vision Award in the Service Practitioner category. The award was announced May 7 at the Technology Services World (TSW) conference in Santa Clara, California.

      “We’re honored to receive this award and to be recognized for our dedication in customer service,” said Brad May, Blackbaud’s vice president of professional services. “Our customers are at the heart of everything we do and we work hard to empower them so they are able to successfully fulfill their missions.”

      This was TSIA’s fifth annual Service Revolutions competition, featuring a series of on-stage demonstrations revealing the latest innovations in technology services – from cutting-edge services new to the market, start-ups with innovative service models, the newest advances in service technology, to the latest breakthroughs from the emerging world of service science.

      Finalists in the Service Revolutions competition were in the running to win TSIA’s coveted Vision Award, with winners being determined by a live audience of industry practitioners along with a panel of expert judges. The categories for Service Revolutions 2014 included (1) Commercial, (2) Start-up, and (3) Service Practitioner.

      “Since our inaugural competition that took place in 2010, Service Revolutions has become renowned for its exciting and innovative format, whereby the audience gets a firsthand look at some of the latest innovations in tech services,” said J.B. Wood, president and CEO of TSIA. “With ‘Extreme Efficiency’ being the TSW conference theme this spring, we are proud to recognize Blackbaud for its dedication toward optimizing efficiencies and providing breakthrough revolutions in tech.”

      About Blackbaud
      Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works with more than 30,000 customers in over 60 countries that support higher education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, faith, the environment, independent K-12 education, animal welfare and other charitable causes. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud-based and on-premise software solutions and related services for organizations of all sizes including: fundraising, eMarketing, advocacy, constituent relationship management (CRM), financial management, payment services, analytics and vertical-specific solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company by Forbes, InformationWeek, and Software Magazine and honored by Best Places to Work, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Ireland and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

      About TSIA
      The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to advancing the business of technology services. Technology services organizations large and small look to TSIA for world-class business frameworks, best practices based on real-world results, detailed performance benchmarking, exceptional peer networking opportunities, and high-profile certification and awards programs. TSIA corporate members represent the world’s top technology companies as well as scores of innovative small and midsize businesses in four major markets: enterprise IT & telecom, consumer technology, healthcare & healthcare IT, and industrial equipment & technology. TSIA’s editorial blog, Inside Technology Services, is widely recognized by technology service professionals for providing thought leadership and insights into industry trends and best practices. Visit us at www.tsia.com, follow us on Twitter @TSIACommunity, link to us on LinkedIn, Google us, or like us on Facebook and the TSIA Books Facebook page.

      Media Contacts

      Andy Prince
      Blackbaud
      512.289.4728
      media@blackbaud.com

      Suzanne Hite
      Technology Services Industry Association
      410-774-5322
      suzanne.hite@tsia.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; risks associated with our products and services capability to provide online giving experiences; risks related to uncertainty regarding market acceptance of products and services, including the adoption of online fundraising; risks associated with the capability of our products and services to aggregate data from multiple external sources and the ability to successfully use those aggregations, including those aggregations related to a unique Giving Footprint; the ability to achieve success in fundraising initiatives; risks associated with successful implementation of multiple integrated software products; delays or interruptions in hosted services; failure to securely collect, store and transmit personal information 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.

      The Blackbaud Index: Overall Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Decreased 0.7% in March

      The Blackbaud Index today reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits decreased 0.7% and online giving increased 12.8% for the three months ending March 2014 as compared to the same period in 2013.

      In addition, The Blackbaud Index Canada, which tracks charitable giving to the Canadian nonprofit sector, today reported overall charitable giving decreased 5.5% and online giving increased 12% for the three months ending March 2014. The Canada Index draws its data from 276 organizations that raise nearly $700 million a year, accounting for approximately seven percent of the Canadian market.

      As reported in the recently released Charitable Giving Report, overall charitable giving grew 4.9% and online giving grew 13.5% for the full year 2013 compared to the full year 2012. View the interactive infographic to view highlights from the report.

      The Blackbaud Index provides the most up-to-date information on charitable giving today. Tracking more than $12 billion in US-based charitable giving, the Index is updated on the first of each month (or the next business day) and is based on a three-month moving average of year-over-year percent change. Featuring overall and online giving, the Index can be viewed by size and subsets of the nonprofit industry via an interactive online chart. The Index now features a fundraising benchmark calculator that allows users to easily chart their own results against the Index and historical data to provide a fuller view of charitable giving.

      To access The Blackbaud Index, subscribe to monthly email or text alerts, read about the methodology, or access special reports, visit www.blackbaud.com/blackbaudindex.

      About Blackbaud
      Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works with more than 30,000 nonprofit customers in over 60 countries that support higher education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, faith, the environment, independent K-12 education, animal welfare and other charitable causes. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud-based and on-premise software solutions and related services for organizations of all sizes including: fundraising software, online fundraising software, event fundraising software, eMarketing, social media, advocacy, constituent relationship management (CRM), analytics, financial management and vertical-specific solutions for ticketing, school management, and more. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

      Media Contact

      Andy Prince
      Blackbaud, Inc.
      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; risks associated with our products and services capability to provide online giving experiences; risks related to uncertainty regarding market acceptance of products and services, including the adoption of online fundraising; risks associated with the capability of our products and services to aggregate data from multiple external sources and the ability to successfully use those aggregations, including those aggregations related to a unique Giving Footprint; the ability to achieve success in fundraising initiatives; risks associated with successful implementation of multiple integrated software products; delays or interruptions in hosted services; failure to securely collect, store and transmit personal information 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.

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