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      Monthly Archives: June 2016

      Blackbaud Convenes Leading Nonprofit Experts Around the Most Important Topics Shaping Philanthropy

      Releases new eBook providing unique perspectives and data to help
      readers embrace the trends driving the sector forward

      Charleston, S.C. (June 22, 2016) – As the fourth annual installment of its popular npEXPERTS eBook series, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading provider of software and services for the global philanthropic community, today announced the availability of npEXPERTS: Philanthropy by the Numbers, bringing together 11 of the brightest minds in philanthropy to reveal the full story behind the stats in nonprofit leadership, analytics, advocacy, mobile and more.

      In Blackbaud’s latest npEXPERTS eBook, readers learn about what’s happening in the sector today and how these trends are shaping the future, as well as insightful data to boost fundraising and strategic planning.

      Key Sector Data Highlights from the eBook:

      • Percentage of nonprofit organizations operating without a strategic plan – 49%
      • Percentage of constituents’ email addresses that the average nonprofit is missing – 74%
      • Number of years that philanthropy in America is behind in terms of its outreach to diverse communities – 25 years
      • Retention rate of first-year donors – 29%
      • Percentage of all giving that happens in December – 17.4%
      • Percentage of fundraisers who raised more than $500 and shared their crowdfundraising page on social media – 74.5%
      • Projected number of smartphone users by 2020 – 6.8 billion

      “Inside these pages are some of the most noteworthy trends in the sector today. These trends have prominently established their place and are now reshaping the way we not only effectively lead our organizations but also reach our supporters and build the sustainable organizations of the future,” said Ashley Thompson, author of the eBook’s Foreword.

      To learn more and download the complimentary eBook, visit www.blackbaud.com/npexperts.

      About Blackbaud
      Serving the worldwide philanthropic community for 35 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines innovative software, services, and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to power the passion of approximately 35,000 customers, including nonprofits, K-12 private and higher education institutions, healthcare organizations, corporations, foundations, and other charitable giving entities. 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 supports nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, digital marketing, advocacy, accounting, payments and analytics, as well as grant management, corporate social responsibility, and education. Organizations that use Blackbaud technology 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

      Press Coverage Highlights for June 4-17

      Our data,  expertise and more were featured in many prominent publications, such as Forbes,
      The Huffington Post, Consider Canada, The Street, and The Agitator

      • La Quinta Hotels and More Stocks That Should Be Election-Proof
        Forbes ● June 15 ● Company News
        Marshall also likes enterprise software firm Blackbaud , which carries a high multiple but has an attractive runway for growth with its focus on nonprofits that are years behind Corporate America in terms of adopting enterprise technology. The widening embrace of such software should be fairly immune from any political fallout. “If you’ve ever gotten an e-mail from someone running a 5K and asking for a donation, Blackbaud was probably behind it,” says Marshall.
      • U.S. based software company Blackbaud opening first Canadian office in Toronto
        Consider Canada ● June 10 ● Company News
        U.S.-based Blackbaud on Tuesday opened its first Canadian office in Toronto, two years after setting up a sales staff in the city. The company, which sells software and services to the philanthropic community, pulled in about $26 million from Canada last year, making up less than 5 percent of its revenue.
      • Charitable Giving Grew to $373.25 Billion in the U.S. in 2015
        The Huffington Post ● June 15 ● Steve MacLaughlin Byline Article
        According to Giving USA, total charitable giving in the U.S. reached $373.25 billion in 2015, a 4.1% increase in current dollars and a 4.0% increase in inflation-adjusted dollars. Approximately 71% of those donations came from individuals.
      • What Do You Do With An Envelope?
        The Agitator ● June 7 ● Thought Leadership
        In a recent, reasonably intelligent Adweek article reviewing giving by millennials, Dennis McCarthy at Blackbaud commented: “My 23-year-old son wouldn’t know what to do with an envelope.” I’d say the same about my 22-year-old daughter. Among other handicaps, she doesn’t have a checkbook.

      Blackbaud Opens Toronto Office

      Software and services leader formalizes local presence; plans to expand team
      and welcome local philanthropic community to new training centre

      Charleston, S.C. (June 7, 2016) — Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading provider of software and services for the global philanthropic community, today announced the opening of a new Canadian office and training centre in Toronto, Ontario. The new office, located at Yonge and Bloor Street in Toronto, is Blackbaud’s latest geographical expansion and rounds out the company’s existing presence in several major North American cities: Charleston, Washington, New York, Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, Austin, Indianapolis and Minneapolis.

      In addition to the Canadians currently on staff, the office opening creates opportunity for new jobs that will focus on partnering with local charities to help them realize their full potential. Ryan Delcotto, a seven year Blackbaud veteran, will lead the local office and efforts to support Blackbaud’s ever-growing Canadian customer and partner base in the area.

      “We have seen tremendous growth in Canada since establishing a local sales presence two years ago,” said Ryan Delcotto, manager, Blackbaud’s Toronto office. “By investing in a regional office complete with a training centre, we will increase our service level with Canadian customers and partners. We intend to leverage the office as a value-added hub for the local nonprofit and charitable community.”

      “Blackbaud coming to Toronto means more local organizations can get personalized service and benefit from the integrated technology and holistic cloud solutions Blackbaud offers,” said Mike Johnston, Founder and Owner hjc. “We’re excited to grow our partnership with a company that makes it easier for nonprofits to focus on their mission of giving back to their communities,” Johnston added. hjc is a Canadian company that uses Blackbaud solutions to fundraise and grow constituent engagement for an array of customers – from the Heart and Stroke Foundation to SickKids to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

      “Toronto is a generous, philanthropic city with a thriving nonprofit and charitable community,” said Mike Gianoni, president and CEO of Blackbaud. “As we look to power an ecosystem of good around the world, establishing an office and new training centre that supports our customers in Canada is a natural step in our expansion plans as a customer centric organization.”

      Local nonprofits agree. “When you have over 300,000 donors and a network of 10,000 plus volunteers – it helps to have the type of technology and services that Blackbaud brings to the table,” said Ted Garrard, president & CEO of SickKids Foundation in Toronto. “They help us reduce time searching for potential donors and increase connectivity and productivity for our hard working staff at SickKids Foundation.” Garrard noted, “We’re glad they are expanding their presence here to directly serve more Canadian nonprofits that can benefit from their knowledge and expertise.”

      To learn more about Blackbaud in Canada, visit www.blackbaud.ca.

      About Blackbaud
      Serving the worldwide philanthropic community for 35 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines innovative software, services, and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to power the passion of approximately 35,000 customers, including nonprofits, K-12 private and higher education institutions, healthcare organizations, corporations, foundations, and other charitable giving entities. 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 supports nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, eMarketing, advocacy, accounting, payments and analytics, as well as grant management, corporate social responsibility, and education. Organizations use Blackbaud technology to 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 Donates $1 million to International African American Museum Press Coverage Highlights

      Blackbaud Donates $1 million to International African American Museum

      Alongside Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, former Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, and IAAM President and CEO Michael B. Moore, Blackbaud presented a $1 million gift to the International African American Museum during a special event. Local TV stations and reporters joined for the announcement, which resulted in prominent feature stories that reached almost the entire SC population totaling 1.7 million unique views and 3.2 million potential impressions. Social media was buzzing with @blackbaud’s and @iaamuseum’s #goodtakeover news creating 2.1 million Facebook impressions and nearly 4 million impressions from Twitter.

      Press Coverage Highlights for May 22 – June 3

      Our data,  expertise and more were featured in many prominent publications, such as Fundraising & Philanthropy Australia, Philanthropy News Journal, AdWeek, Charity Choice UK, and The Berkeley Observer  

      • Industry insider: Givergy, bbcon, the McGrath Foundation and more
        Fundraising & Philanthropy Australia ● May 30 ● bbcon News Brief
        bbcon: earlybird discount and $10,000 to win for your nonprofit! Presented by Blackbaud, bbcon 2016 is being held on 1 and 2 August at Sydney’s Doltone House. What’s more, there is a $10,000 prize up for grabs for nonprofits.
      • How Iconic Charities Like Red Cross and United Way Are Trying to Win Over Millennial Donors
        AdWeek Magazine ● June 2 ● Dennis McCarthy Thought Leadership Mention
        It’s not easy to estimate total spending across a field as fragmented as fundraising. But according to 2013 data from philanthropic software developer Blackbaud, baby boomers account for 43 percent of all charitable giving compared to millennials’ 11 percent. They want to be more involved than their more passive boomer counterparts, according to Dennis McCarthy, director of sales and targeted analytics at Blackbaud.
      • How to successfully manage a small charity
        Charity Choice UK ● June 2 ● Company Mention
        Customer Relationship Management (CRM) databases are tools designed to help you with contact management, sales management, productivity and more. For example, Blackbaud provides specialist products for small charities.

      Blackbaud Donates $1 Million to Help Build International African American Museum

      Software and services leader to power nation’s first of its kind museum
      to honor African-American heritage and help visitors trace ancestral roots 

      Charleston, S.C. (June 1, 2016) – Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading provider of software and services for the global philanthropic community, today announced a $1 million gift to the International African American Museum (IAAM), which will be built on Charleston’s Gadsden’s Wharf. Blackbaud will sponsor the Digital Media Lab that will take the museum experience outside of its four walls.  Virtual or in-person visitors to the museum can trace their family origins, research their ancestry and record their own stories.

      Nearly 40 percent of African-Americans have an ancestor who arrived in America through Charleston’s Gadsden’s Wharf during the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and it is estimated that 80 percent of African-Americans have ancestral roots through the port of Charleston. Under the leadership of President and CEO Michael B. Moore, great-great grandson of Robert Smalls, IAAM will be a new museum of African-American history that aims to re-center South Carolina’s place in global history and honor the largely overlooked history of the African-American community. The museum will connect visitors to their ancestors, demonstrating how enslaved Africans and free blacks shaped economic, political, and cultural development in the nation and beyond.

      “Blackbaud’s significant gift helps us move closer to our fundraising goal and is a testament to the support the International African American Museum project is receiving by South Carolina’s most influential, purpose-focused companies, said Michael B. Moore, President and CEO of IAAM. “We’re overwhelmed by Blackbaud’s generosity and enthusiasm; especially the employees who are already rolling up their sleeves to help by sharing best practices of the arts and culture community, helping us leverage the full power of technology to create a special experience for visitors, and offering support through volunteerism.”

      Blackbaud’s investment will support the Digital Media Lab which will allow visitors to be part of a shared experience; inside the museum or from anywhere in the world on their computers or mobile devices. “This connectivity showcases how technology can help break down barriers, and proves there are no limits to the experience the IAAM can offer,” said Mike Gianoni, President and CEO of Blackbaud. “We are incredibly moved to be a part of this endeavor and it’s a privilege for our company to help to bring a sense of connection and identity for those wishing to find answers and complete their own personal stories. I invite other companies to join us in investing to bring this important museum to life.”

      Former Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, who pioneered the IAAM project and leads the fundraising campaign, commented on the leadership role Blackbaud is playing in honoring the African-American community. “Charleston and this museum reflect the struggle that still exists to rightfully mark, educate and celebrate African-American history. With IAAM, we have the opportunity to tell an American story and the pivotal role that Charleston plays in that story. As business leaders like Blackbaud continue rise to support the museum, we move steps closer to finally being able to tell our complete story, and to take new steps toward cultural appreciation and unity.”

      Gianoni added “At Blackbaud, we believe all people deserve the opportunity to know their heritage, and to understand the role their families have played in shaping history and culture. This museum is making that possible for the African-American community, and we’re proud to support it.”

      The IAAM will be located at Gadsden’s Wharf in Charleston. Currently at 67 percent of the $75 million goal, construction for the museum will begin as soon as all funding is secured. To learn more about the IAAM or to donate, visit www.iaamuseum.org.

      About Blackbaud
      Serving the worldwide philanthropic community for 35 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines innovative software, services, and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to power the passion of approximately 35,000 customers, including nonprofits, K-12 private and higher education institutions, healthcare organizations, corporations, foundations, and other charitable giving entities. 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 supports nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, eMarketing, advocacy, accounting, payments and analytics, as well as grant management, corporate social responsibility, and education. Organizations use Blackbaud technology to 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.

      About IAAM
      The IAAM will be an international center of learning where individuals, families, and groups will advance their understanding and appreciation of American History, particularly the role of African-American in creating the country and world we know today. The IAAM will cover a vast cultural and religious landscape while portraying the story of slavery, war, civil rights and tragedy.  It will cast these story elements into a rich collage that demonstrates the grace, leadership and opportunity for the future.  The use of technology will activate the past to engage and inspire visitors and guests. The International African American Museum will also be a source of great pride, an institute of excellence and a world-class Museum, not only for Charleston and South Carolina, but also for our country.  For more information, please visit www.iaaMuseum.org.

      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.

      The Blackbaud Index: Overall Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Down, Online Giving Up

      The Blackbaud Index reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits decreased 0.9% while online giving increased 4.9% for the three months ending April 2016 compared to the same period in 2015.

      As reported in the recently released Charitable Giving Report, overall giving in the United States increased 1.6% while online giving grew 9.2% for the full year 2015 as compared to the full year 2014. To learn more about how nonprofit fundraising performed in 2015, download the full report at www.blackbaud.com/charitablegiving.

      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 alerts, read about the methodology, or access special reports, visit www.blackbaud.com/blackbaudindex.

      About Blackbaud
      Serving the worldwide philanthropic community for 35 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines innovative software, services, and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to power the passion of approximately 35,000 customers, including nonprofits, K-12 private and higher education institutions, healthcare organizations, corporations, foundations, and other charitable giving entities. 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 supports nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, eMarketing, advocacy, accounting, payments and analytics, as well as grant management, corporate social responsibility, and education. Organizations use Blackbaud technology to 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

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