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      Monthly Archives: January 2016

      Press Coverage Highlights from 1/16/16 – 1/29/16

      Our data, expertise and more were featured in many prominent publications, such as Forbes, TechSoup, Business 2 Community, and The Low-Down.

      • Forbes – A Beginner’s Guide to Filing Taxes in 2016 – Charitable giving is another popular deduction, but Millennials give away $481 a year on average according to a 2013 report from non-profit service provider Blackbaud, which doesn’t put them anywhere near the itemization threshold.
      • TechSoup – Seize the Opportunity for Mobile Engagement in 2016 – We’ve reached an important tipping point in how mobile is being used. Blackbaud has reported recently that mobile conversions in 2015 have reached a new record, with 19 percent of donations and 23 percent of event registrations made from a mobile device. In my own work with nonprofits of various sizes, I’m seeing email readership rates of 40 percent from mobile devices.
      • Business 2 Community – How B2B Customer Marketers Can Get The Love And Recognition They Deserve – In May 2014, Michael Beahm become Blackbaud’s first Customer Advocate Marketing Manager. He built Blackbaud Champions, an advocate marketing program designed to delight customers and help them succeed. By incorporating a fun customer referral contest into the program, he generated $213,000 in new pipeline for Blackbaud, blowing past their referral targets for the entire year within a few short months—and earning himself the 2015 Best Referral Program Award.
      • Our Sports Central – RiverDogs, Blackbaud Throw a Bone to Local Nonprofits Through ‘Dogs with a Cause’ – Charleston RiverDogs President and General Manager, Dave Echols, in conjunction with Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) has announced a joint effort to reinstate “Dogs with a Cause” at Joseph P. Riley Park (the Joe) for the 2016 season. Returning for another successful season, and for the first time in association with Blackbaud, “Dogs with a Cause” will highlight different local nonprofits each week as Charleston fans take in all the baseball action at the Joe this year.
      • The Low-Down – Charity Cases: Digital Donations Increasingly Crucial To Philanthropic Giving – “Giving in the U.S. has been stuck at 2% of GDP forever,” observes Steve MacLaughlin, director of analytics at Blackbaud, a think tank for the nonprofit sector. If these technological leaps “lift that 2% or 3%, that’s billions of extra dollars going to charities each year. I don’t think anyone will care how it gets there.”
      • The Post and Courier – BlackRock expands investment in Charleston tech firm – A major Wall Street investment firm has added to its stake in the Charleston software firm Blackbaud. BlackRock Inc. increased the number of shares it owns in the Daniel Island technology company by 10 percent over the past year to nearly 4.45 million, according to a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

      Blackbaud, Inc. Announces Date of Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast

      Charleston, S.C. (January 25, 2016) – Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading provider of software and services for the global philanthropic community, will report its fourth quarter and full year 2015 financial results on Tuesday, February 9 after the U.S. financial markets close for trading.

      In conjunction with this announcement, Blackbaud will host a conference call on Wednesday, February 10, at 8:00 a.m. ET to discuss the company’s financial results. A live webcast will be available and archived at www.blackbaud.com/investorrelations, or access this call by entering pass-code 507993 after dialing 888-461-2030 (Domestic) or 719-457-2712 (International).

      For additional information, please refer to the company’s Form 10-K and other filings made with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), which can be found at www.blackbaud.com/investorrelations and www.sec.gov. Investors and others should note that Blackbaud announces material financial information including, SEC filings, press releases, public conference calls and webcasts, on its website. Blackbaud also uses this channel, as well as social media channels, to communicate information about the company, its services and other issues with its customers and public. It is possible that information shared through social media channels could be deemed as material information, therefore investors, the media, and others interested in the company, are encouraged to visit Blackbaud’s press room to further review any information shared through social media.

      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

      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.

      Investor Contact
      Mark Furlong
      Director of Investor Relations
      843-654-2097
      Mark.furlong@blackbaud.com

      Blackbaud’s Altru Now Offers the Power of Enabled Analytics

      Provides Arts and Cultural Organizations with the Most Comprehensive, Total Solution Available

      Charleston, S.C. (January 21, 2016) – Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading provider of software and services for the global philanthropic community, today announced that arts and cultural organizations now have the opportunity to access the power of ResearchPoint, its cloud prospect research solution, directly within Altru®, its cultural management solution. Embedded directly within the solution, ResearchPoint can be enabled, giving users a seamless experience to enhance their prospect management activities alongside their patron and donor management.

      Altru is a cloud solution that helps arts and cultural organizations consolidate admissions, membership, fundraising, merchandise, marketing and more, giving users a comprehensive view of their supporters.

      Powered by Blackbaud’s leading NOZA database of philanthropic giving and a host of partner datasets, with ResearchPoint, users will have the ability to:

      • Discover, verify, and track patrons’ income, assets, and philanthropic giving history
      • Make their donor data actionable while simplifying their prospect management and research processes
      • Efficiently handle vast amounts of critical prospect lists and data
      • Have confidence in their data through confirmed and verifiable information
      • Manage all their research within Altru without having to track list imports and exports

      “Blackbaud has been partnering with arts and cultural organizations for over 30 years, and designed Altru specifically for this market. One important benefit of being an Altru client is access to Blackbaud’s full suite of innovative software and services, and bringing ResearchPoint to our Altru clients is a perfect example of that,” said Kevin Knight, Blackbaud’s senior vice president and general manager, Arts & Cultural. “This is better than an integration; ResearchPoint can be enabled with in Altru, which gives our clients the ability to uncover high-value donor prospects from among their existing visitors in the most efficient way possible.”

      Beginning February 4, organizations can register for one of Blackbaud’s upcoming webinars to learn how Altru helps organizations improve efficiency at the ticket counter, strategically increase their revenue, acquire and retain more members, and connect all of their constituent interactions in one system.  

      To learn more about the benefits of combining ResearchPoint’s analytical capabilities with Altru, organizations can join ResearchPoint expert and Target Analytics consultant, Kate Breck, in a live product tour at 1 p.m. ET on February 11.

      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.

      Press Coverage Highlights from 1/02/16 – 1/15/16

      Our data, expertise and more were featured in many prominent publications, such as The Chronicle of Philanthropy, MarketWatch, Nonprofit Technology News, and The Post & Courier.

      • The Huffington Post – Holiday Giving: Ticking the Box or Making an Impact? – The season of giving is in full swing. The signs are all around us – store display windows, merchandise sales, our social media feeds, our mailboxes filled with both cards and catalogs, and of course, the ever-present holiday sales. The push to purchase can seem overwhelming as we make our lists and check them twice.
      • The Huffington Post – 450 Email Subject Lines From End of Year Fundraising – For several years now, January 1st not only means the beginning of the New Year, but also an opportunity to look at trends in year-end fundraising emails from nonprofit organizations. Back in 2011, I started collecting all the emails that nonprofits sent me during the month of December and reviewed what was in my inbox. Here is the 2015 edition of my annual review of year-end nonprofit fundraising email subject lines.
      • The Post & Courier – Good Cheer Fund gets $35,700 boost from Blackbaud, employees – As has become a tradition with the Good Cheer Fund, each Christmas Eve we are privileged to announce a contribution from Blackbaud and its employees. This year we are pleased to accept a check in the amount of $35,706.50, bringing the company’s generous total contribution to $650,046.77 since 1991.
      • The Post & Courier – SC stocks had lackluster performance in 2015, but Charleston shares buck trend – Another notable stock-market star was Blackbaud Inc. The Daniel Island company, the world’s biggest provider of software and technology services for the nonprofit industry, posted a 55 percent gain in its share price in 2015, pushing the value of the entire business above the $3 billion mark.
      • Daniel Island News – You Never Know What Life Will Bring You – About five years ago, Daniel Island resident Dave Martin learned about a volunteer opportunity through one of his colleagues at Blackbaud. He had heard of the Meals on Wheels national organization but wasn’t familiar with the local group that serves the East Cooper area, including Daniel Island. Dave inquired and soon became an active volunteer along with fellow team members from Blackbaud, delivering meals to homebound recipients every month.

      The Blackbaud Index: Overall Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Down

      The Blackbaud Index reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits decreased 1.9% while online giving increased 10.7% for the three months ending November 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 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; 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 Releases 2015 Fundraising Insights

      Suggests Key “Nonprofit Resolutions” to Inform Improved Fundraising in 2016

      Charleston, S.C. (January 4, 2016) – Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading provider of software and services for the global philanthropic community, today shared key insight from industry experts to help guide nonprofit fundraising efforts in 2016. Top fundraising recommendations include: Exceed donor expectations; focus on impact; improve data quality; build a seamless tech experience; and embrace a multi-channel approach.

      2016 will be a year of great opportunity for the philanthropic sector. The same trends that are changing the world at a rapidly accelerating rate, are impacting the fundraising profession in new and exciting ways. In the midst of all these developments, it’s more important than ever for nonprofits to keep their goals clear and focus on what matters.

      Five Resolutions to Guide Nonprofit Fundraising in 2016

      1. Exceed Donor Expectations – “Fight for every donor. Even small changes in donor retention practices can make a significant difference.” Chuck Longfield, Senior Vice President, Chief Scientist, Blackbaud
      2. Focus on Impact – “Donors have more choice than ever before. Fundraisers will need to focus on tying the impact of gifts to the cause itself in order to retain and gain supporters.” Rachel Hutchisson, Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, Blackbaud
      3. Improve Data Quality – “With the proper data quality and program analytics, you will be prepared to expand and optimize your fundraising in 2016 and beyond.” Richard Becker, President, Target Analytics, Blackbaud
      4. Build a Seamless Tech Experience – “2016 will be a year of tremendous opportunity to further your mission in innovative ways with technology.” Mary Beth Westmoreland, Chief Technology Officer, Blackbaud
      5. Embrace a Multi-channel Approach – “Nonprofits should embrace a multichannel outreach approach that will help them build stronger relationships with their supporters.” Steve MacLaughlin, Director of Analytics, Blackbaud

      For additional information that will help impact nonprofits’ fundraising performance, visit 50 Fascinating Philanthropy Stats. This new central hub of need-to-know statistics from reputable sources across the industry will help nonprofits understand the sector and how their organization compares.

      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.

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