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      Monthly Archives: December 2015

      everydayhero Increases Its Global Reach By Extending Fundraising Opportunities to Strava Athletes

      Charleston, S.C. (December 15, 2015) – everydayheroTM, a Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) company and innovative crowdfundraising platform, continues to enhance the fundraising landscape through its latest integration with Strava, a global leader in fitness tracking, providing millions the chance to easily integrate fitness and philanthropy.

      everydayhero built its business around the important insight that when people give back, they donate more than just money; they donate their time, efforts and energy. Integrating with Strava provides a unique opportunity for fundraisers to share the physical efforts they are also giving in support of their favorite cause.

      “The increase of individuals using technology to drive self-awareness by measuring all aspects of their daily lives and rapid uptake of wearable technologies are enabling greater insights into our personal health, wellbeing and performance,” said everydayhero’s Global Marketing Director, Simon Lockyer. “The collection of this data through fitness applications like Strava is a valuable fundraising tool as we have found that individuals who share their fitness efforts on their fundraising pages raise more for charity than those who don’t.”

      Strava complements everydayhero’s existing integration with MapMyFitness. By integrating with two of the world’s most popular fitness tracking apps, it underscores the company’s commitment to make charitable giving easier, more enjoyable and a part of people’s everyday lives.

      For more information about everydayhero, visit www.everydayhero.com. To connect on Facebook and Twitter, visit www.facebook.com/EverydayHeroUS and www.twitter.com/everydayherous.

      About Blackbaud
      Serving the worldwide philanthropic community for more than 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines innovative software and services, and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to power the passions of approximately 35,000 clients, including nonprofits, K-12 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, as well as a resource network that empowers and connects organizations of all sizes. Blackbaud’s portfolio of software and services support nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, eMarketing, advocacy, accounting, payments and analytics, as well as grant management, corporate social responsibility, and education. 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, 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.

      Blackbaud Announces CEO Contract Extension

      Mike Gianoni to lead philanthropic technology company into next era of innovation & growth

      Charleston, SC (December 14, 2015) – Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading provider of software and services for the global philanthropic community, today announced that the company has entered into a new four-year employment contract with President and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Gianoni.

      The new arrangement extends Gianoni’s service as President and CEO for an additional four-year period through December 31, 2019.  Gianoni has been with Blackbaud since January, 2014. During Gianoni’s leadership tenure to date, the company has delivered a rapid wave of innovation within its product portfolio, significantly improved client satisfaction, and has experienced more than 60% growth in its stock price.

      “We are very pleased to extend Mike Gianoni’s service and retain his continuity of leadership as President and CEO of Blackbaud,” said Andrew Leitch, chairman of the Board, Blackbaud.  “In just two short years he assembled a world-class leadership team, and has demonstrated incredible leadership and vision to pursue Blackbaud’s long-term goals while delivering dramatically improved operating performance across the company.

      Gianoni added, “It’s been a real privilege and honor to lead a technology company whose exclusive purpose is to help the philanthropic community do more good in the world. I look forward to the next season of innovation in collaboration with Blackbaud colleagues, our partners, our clients and other industry thought leaders.”

      About Blackbaud
      Serving the worldwide philanthropic community for more than 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines innovative software and services, and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to power the passions of more than 35,000 clients, including nonprofits, K-12 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, as well as a resource network that empowers and connects organizations of all sizes. Blackbaud’s portfolio of software and services support nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, eMarketing, advocacy, accounting, payments and analytics, as well as grant management, corporate social responsibility, and education. 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, 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
      This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  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 Continue to Experience an Increase in Online Giving

      The Blackbaud Index reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits decreased 5.2% while online giving increased 6.3% for the three months ending October 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014.

      The Blackbaud Index provides the most up-to-date information on charitable giving today. Tracking more than $17 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.

      About Blackbaud
      Serving the worldwide philanthropic community for more than 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines innovative software and services, and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to power the passions of more than 30,000 clients, including nonprofits, K-12 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, as well as a resource network that empowers and connects organizations of all sizes. Blackbaud’s portfolio of software and services support nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, eMarketing, advocacy, accounting, payments and analytics, as well as grant management, corporate social responsibility, and education. 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, 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; 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.

      Blackbaud Reports Most Successful #GivingTuesday Yet

      Announces 52% year-over-year growth in U.S. online donations
      with $39.6 million processed and new indicators of movement trajectory

      Charleston, SC (December 2, 2015) – Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading provider of software and services for the global philanthropic community, today announced a 52% increase in online donations during #GivingTuesday compared to 2014. Based on more than 5,000 organizations that received at least one online donation, the company processed more than $39.6 million on #GivingTuesday 2015, which represented a significant amount of online donations made to charities in the United States.

      “As a founding partner, we couldn’t be more thrilled about the generosity we saw from individuals and charitable giving organizations on #GivingTuesday,” said Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy at Blackbaud. “We’ve recorded an increase of 52% in online giving in the United States in comparison with 2014, with $39.6 million online donations and over 130 million emails processed through Blackbaud systems. Thanks to the momentum behind #GivingTuesday, a path has again been cleared for meaningful causes around the world to make a bigger impact on those they serve. We are humbled and honored to support such an important movement and want to thank everyone who participated in making this the most successful #GivingTuesday yet.”

      U.S. Online Giving Grows on #GivingTuesday:

      • Blackbaud’s data showed a 52% increase in online donations during #GivingTuesday compared to 2014
      • Blackbaud processed more than $39.6 million on #GivingTuesday 2015, which represented a significant amount of online donations made to charities
      • The average online gift was $137, up 6% from 2014
      • Online donations tend to be larger than traditional direct mail gifts and #GivingTuesday donors also show this behavior

      Big Volume and Big Gifts:

      • There was a 42% increase in online transaction volume compared to 2014
      • Blackbaud sent more than 130 million emails on behalf of nonprofit organizations
      • There were multiple $50,000 online donations recorded
      • The median gift amount above $1,000 was $2,500 – this continues a trend that Blackbaud has seen for years as affluent donors choose to give online in great numbers

      #GivingTuesday Goes Mobile:

      • 17% of online donations during #GivingTuesday were made on a mobile device – which was up from 13% in 2014
      • Data shows a shift towards mobile giving during evening hours as donors engage on multiple screens

      “The impressive year-over-year growth we’re seeing in online giving in the United States, coupled with the use of mobile, social, and emerging fundraising channels is a significant indicator of not only the trajectory of the #GivingTuesday movement, but also the increasing role that technology is playing for the cause-minded donor,” said Steve MacLaughlin, Blackbaud’s Director of Analytics.

      For more information about Blackbaud and #GivingTuesday, visit www.Blackbaud.com/GivingTuesday.

      About Blackbaud
      Serving the worldwide philanthropic community for more than 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines innovative software and services, and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to power the passions of more than 30,000 clients, including nonprofits, K-12 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, as well as a resource network that empowers and connects organizations of all sizes. Blackbaud’s portfolio of software and services support nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, eMarketing, advocacy, accounting, payments and analytics, as well as grant management, corporate social responsibility, and education. 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, 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.

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