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      Monthly Archives: March 2015

      Blackbaud’s Online Marketplace Brings Significant New Value to Customers

      New digital community empowers customers to find, acquire and rate products that extend Blackbaud solutions

      Charleston, S.C. (March 09, 2015) – Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) today launched Blackbaud Partner Marketplace™, the world’s first online marketplace dedicated to the nonprofit, charitable giving and education communities, featuring products that extend and enhance Blackbaud solutions.

      The new marketplace, which highlights a rich set of offerings from across the Blackbaud Partner Network, allows customers to compare and select value-added products based on their unique needs. Customers can even browse product reviews from peer organizations, rate their own experiences and directly request follow-up from Blackbaud partners.

      “More than 30,000 customers are already benefiting from solutions presented by Blackbaud and its rapidly growing network of partners, said Blackbaud President and CEO Mike Gianoni. “Now, with the Blackbaud Partner Marketplace, innovation by our partners is more accessible than ever to customers and the community model allows them to evaluate their options with confidence.”

      Blackbaud Partner Marketplace features products spanning more than 30 vertical markets, including those by launch partners ADP, Attend.com, EverTrue, Graduway, PaperSave, Paramount Technologies, PushUp Social, Small World Labs, SmartTHING, Social Tables, VolunteerHub, WebThriftStore and Zeidman Development.

      “Blackbaud Partner Marketplace is an incredible resource for organizations to find trusted partners within the Blackbaud ecosystem,” said Trevor Lynn, chief marketing officer, Social Tables. “It’s a one-stop destination to find specialized products that will further power their Blackbaud solutions, which will save them time and empower them to move their missions forward.”

      “It’s exciting that Blackbaud Partner Marketplace is already receiving enthusiastic feedback from customers and partners,” said Chris Clinton, vice president of Blackbaud’s Global Channels and Partner Ecosystem. “We’re already building out phase two functionality and working through a robust pipeline of new marketplace candidates, as we remain committed to adding new products regularly that help more customers and partners connect to make a positive, collective impact on the industry.”

      To learn more about Blackbaud Partner Marketplace, visit www.Blackbaud.com/Marketplace. Blackbaud customers may experience the benefits of this new platform immediately by logging in at www.blackbaud.com/partnermarketplace.

      About the Blackbaud Partner Network
      The Blackbaud Partner Network is a group of leading technology and services firms providing nonprofits with the solutions, applications and strategies they need to make a difference in their local communities and worldwide. To learn more about Blackbaud’s Technology Partner program, visit: www.blackbaud.com/partners.

      About Blackbaud
      Serving the nonprofit, charitable giving and education communities for more than 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines technology solutions and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to support more than 30,000 customers, including nonprofits, K12 private and higher education institutions, healthcare organizations, foundations and other charitable giving entities, and corporations. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud and on-premise solutions, and related services for organizations of all sizes, including nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, eMarketing, advocacy, accounting, payment and analytics, as well as grant management, corporate social responsibility, education and other solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise, invest, manage and award more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company, 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.

      Media Contact
      Nicole McGougan
      Public Relations
      843-654-3307
      nicole.mcgougan@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.

      The Blackbaud Index: Nonprofits Kick Off 2015 with Positive Charitable Giving Trends

      The Blackbaud Index today reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits increased 1.4% and online giving increased 7.6% for the three months ending January 2015 as compared to the same period in 2013-2014.

      As reported in the recently released Charitable Giving Report, overall giving grew 2.1% while online giving grew 8.9% for the full year 2014 compared to the full year 2013. Learn more about charitable giving trends in 2014 and gain additional insight from nonprofit industry experts by downloading the report at www.blackbaud.com/charitablegiving.

      The Blackbaud Index provides the most up-to-date information on charitable giving today. Tracking more than $16 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 also 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.

      In addition, The Blackbaud Index Canada, which tracks charitable giving to the Canadian nonprofit sector, today reported overall charitable giving decreased 2.3% and online giving increased 4.0% for the three months ending January 2015. The Canadian Index draws its data from 353 organizations that raise more than $820 million a year and can be accessed at www.blackbaud.ca/blackbaudindex.

      About Blackbaud
      Serving the nonprofit, charitable giving and education communities for more than 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ:BLKB) combines technology solutions and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to support more than 30,000 customers, including nonprofits, K12 private and higher education institutions, healthcare organizations, foundations and other charitable giving entities, and corporations. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud and on-premise solutions, and related services for organizations of all sizes, including nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, eMarketing, advocacy, accounting, payment and analytics, as well as grant management, corporate social responsibility, education and other solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise, invest, manage and award more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company, 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.

      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; 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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