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      Monthly Archives: September 2016

      Blackbaud Announces Date of 2016 Third Quarter Results

      Charleston, S.C. (September 30, 2016) – Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, will report its third quarter 2016 financial results on Tuesday, November 1 after the U.S. financial markets close for trading.

      Save the BLKB Q3 Earnings Call Event to a calendar

      In conjunction with this announcement, Blackbaud will host a conference call on Wednesday, November 2, at 8:00 a.m. ET to discuss the company’s financial results. A live webcast will be available and archived on Blackbaud’s investor webpage and to access this call, enter passcode 561800 after dialing 800-324-5531 (Domestic) or 719-325-2141 (International).

      About Blackbaud
      Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and relationship management, digital marketing, advocacy, accounting, payments, analytics, school management, grant management, corporate social responsibility, and volunteerism. Serving the industry for more than three decades, 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.

      Investor Contact

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

      Blackbaud Announces New President and General Manager of everydayhero

      everydayhero waives fees on #GivingTuesday to support annual day of global giving

      Charleston, S.C. (September 29, 2016) — Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced the appointment of Jerry Needel as president and general manager of everydayhero®, a Blackbaud company and innovative crowdfundraising solution.

      Everydayhero’s mission is to make giving easier, more accessible and more enjoyable for people who want to help the charities and causes they care about. As a founding partner of #GivingTuesday, Blackbaud wants to honor those who give to meaningful causes. Again this year, the company will waive its administrative fees for any U.S. donations made on #GivingTuesday through www.everydayhero.com.

      “everydayhero is uniquely positioned to help organizations and individuals alike. I’m excited to have an opportunity, within my first month, for our team to give back to the community we serve by waiving the fees for #GivingTuesday,” said Needel. “Our platform takes a holistic look at giving and helps our customers better tap into the full scope of how people support causes – their time, voice, effort, energy, donations and their passion.”

      Most recently, Needel served as senior vice president at Indiegogo®, leading its corporate partnerships and global sales and marketing efforts. Prior to that, he helped leading organizations better understand, track and leverage social media as the general manager of BuzzMetrics, a social media analytics firm. After BuzzMetrics was acquired by The Nielsen Company, Jerry continued to run that business, including establishing a social-media focused joint venture between Nielsen and McKinsey & Company, where he served as chief operating officer.

      Blackbaud’s everydayhero solution has rapidly gained ubiquity in Australia and New Zealand where one in four adults use or donate online through everydayhero. With Needel’s hire, the company intends to dramatically grow the everydayhero brand in the United States while accelerating adoption globally.

      “There is a strategic, long-term opportunity for Blackbaud to increase our value to customers in the peer-to-peer and crowdfunding space,” said Charlie Cumbaa, executive vice president of Corporate and Product Strategy for Blackbaud. “We’re confident that Jerry’s vast leadership experience in the digital, crowdfunding and social media space will allow us to gain significant momentum as we offer leading solutions that empower and connect individual change agents and the organizations that inspire them to action.”

      One example is everydayhero’s ‘If Girls Ran The World’ virtual campaign, which focuses the passion that thousands of people have for running to support global charities that empower women and girls. Throughout October, participants will fundraise online and run in their own neighborhoods while tracking their miles to virtually add to the group’s collective effort to circle the world. “This trend in virtual events has caught on, allowing organizations to reach beyond their walls, their communities, and their existing donor databases to educate and engage new like-minded donors and volunteers,” said Needel.

      The trend is clear. Virtual events will be an important component of successful fundraising efforts going forward. Crowdfunding for social impact is on the rise, sites raised $1.9 billion last year through campaigns, with giving expected to grow at a 25 percent for the foreseeable future. everydayhero is powering this new era of virtual crowdfundraising making giving easier for organizers, charities, participants and donors.

      “Throughout my career, I’ve been able to drive growth by translating evolving trends in consumer behavior into digital, social and crowdfunding products that help pioneering organizations build more valuable relationships with their supporters,” said Needel. “everydayhero is focused on helping nonprofits accelerate their efforts and innovations to engage with the next-generation of donors by creating unique crowdfundraising capabilities that cut across peer-to-peer and crowdfunding, and integrate into the core Blackbaud systems that over 35,000 global organizations rely on.”

      Needel began leading Blackbaud’s everydayhero company in late August. He will oversee his global organization from Blackbaud’s New York office. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in public relations and marketing from Pennsylvania State University.

      For more information about Blackbaud’s innovative crowdfundraising solution, visit www.everydayhero.com.

      About Blackbaud
      Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and relationship management, digital marketing, advocacy, accounting, payments, analytics, school management, grant management, corporate social responsibility, and volunteerism. Serving the industry for more than three decades, 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
      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, including statements regarding expected benefits of products and product features. 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 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 for September 10 – 23

      Our data,  expertise, and more were featured in many prominent publications, such as Fast Company, HRO Today, CR Magazine, NonProfit Pro, and My Social Good News  

      • Better Together
        HRO Today – Online, 9.16.2016
        How organizations can align corporate responsibility efforts with employer brand in order to attract the right talent. By Andrew Troup…
      • New Tools for Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
        NonProfit PRO, 9.14.2016
        One headline caught my attention this summer, and it relates directly to this topic of new ideas in peer-to-peer fundraising technology: Blackbaud…
      • The Five Stages of Measurement Maturity
        CR Magazine Online, 9.22.2016
        MicroEdge+Blackbaud has found that there are five stages of outcomes maturity that organizations work through as they develop their outcomes capacity…

      Blackbaud Announces 2016 Partner Award Winners

      Annual Summit Highlights Partner Technology and Solutions Powering an Ecosystem of Good

      Charleston, S.C. (September 13, 2016) — Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, announced today its 2016 Partner Awards for technology, solutions and giving back. 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.

      “We are excited to shine the spotlight on this year’s winners,” said Chris Clinton, vice president of Global Channels & Partner Ecosystem at Blackbaud. “Our partners help empower our customers to be the best change agents they can be in their mission to improve the global lives of millions. Our 2016 winners have demonstrated tremendous, standout leadership and innovation as part of the Blackbaud Partner Network.”

      VolunteerHub
      Blackbaud 2016 Technology Partner of the Year

      VolunteerHub is a leading volunteer management software used by nonprofits and other event-focused organizations. As a Blackbaud Technology Partner, its integration with Blackbaud offerings makes it easier to engage, recruit and manage more volunteers. Since 1996, VolunteerHub has helped organizations manage over 5 billion volunteer hours and process millions of users and events.

      DNL OmniMedia
      Blackbaud 2016 Solution Provider Partner of the Year

       DNL OmniMedia is a full-service web developing agency helping nonprofits use technology to achieve their goals. As a Blackbaud Solution Provider, DNL is focused on the implementation of Blackbaud cloud solutions and APIs, as well as custom marketing and strategic services to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes.

       Nagarro
      The 2016 #WeGiveBack Winner

      This inaugural award recognizes Nagarro, a specialist provider of software development and management services, as a member of the Blackbaud Partner Network helping good take over the world. Blackbaud wanted to applaud its growing CSR program and highlight how it is committed to the environment and conservation, education, health and safety and the eradication of poverty. Nagarro builds up its community by encouraging its employees to be aware of social issues, to participate in fundraising initiatives, community projects and other activities.

      Learn more about the Blackbaud Partner Network and its members at, www.blackbaud.com/partners. Customers looking for specific partner products to extend and enhance their Blackbaud solutions can shop and compare them in the Blackbaud Partner Marketplace™, the world’s first online marketplace dedicated to the social good community. The Blackbaud Partner Marketplace highlights a rich set of offerings from across Blackbaud Technology Partners and customers can browse product reviews from peer organizations, rate their own experiences and dialog directly with partners.

      About Blackbaud
      Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and relationship management, digital marketing, advocacy, accounting, payments, analytics, school management, grant management, corporate social responsibility, and volunteerism. Serving the industry for more than three decades, 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
      media@blackbaud.com

      Press Coverage Highlights for August 27 – September 9

      Our data,  expertise, and more were featured in many prominent publications, such as The Huffington Post,
      CPA Practice Advisor, Charleston Business Magazine, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy

      • Blackbaud, Inc. Company and Product Info from CPA Practice Advisor
        CPA Practice Advisor, 8.29.2016
        Blackbaud, Inc. – Financial Edge NXT – Reduce Overhead: Lower costs with process automation, regular upgrades, in-product support, automated data back-ups and complete data security. Stay Ahead: Benefit from flexible, modular architecture that enables rapid innovation plus an open API to support your organization’s needs. Experience Partnership: Eliminate multi-vendor challenges with a total solution from a single technology partner that is invested in nonprofit success.
      • Blackbaud CTO a Role Model in Tech Industry
        Charleston Business Magazine, 8.29.2016
        Mary Beth Westmoreland is a problem solver – whether it’s automating her house or helping one of the country’s fastest growing public tech companies navigate the transition to a cloud-based strategy. But these changes are nothing new for Blackbaud’s chief technology officer. Westmoreland said she’s always loved solving problems. She was good at math and science as a child and those subjects came easily to her. With her skills and a supportive family, Westmoreland forged a path in the technology industry – event at a time when few women were working in the field.
      • The Era of CSR is Ending: Why That’s a Good Thing
        CSR, 9.07.2016
        By Rachel Hutchisson, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Blackbaud. People who do what I do for a living spend their lives championing what we call “corporate social responsibility.” Traditionally, Corporate Social Responsibility has been for the “big guys”—the Fortune 500 companies who have the capacity to invest in staff and effort. But there are a lot of companies out there that aren’t big.
      • 5 Secrets of Data Driven Nonprofits
        The Huffington Post, 9.02.2016
        We know that Big Data is fundamentally changing how companies make decisions and improve their performance, but many nonprofit organizations have lagged behind in this area. Over a year ago, I set out on a journey to understand why nonprofits are not making more out of the hidden treasure in their data. What I found is compiled in the new book Data Driven Nonprofits.
      • 6 Steps to Attracting More Diverse Donors
        The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 9.01.2016
        That is a key takeaway of a 2015 Blackbaud report on diversity in giving, which found that the ratio of white donors to others is far higher than in the general population. Compare the demographics of the people you serve with those of your supporters, says Danielle Johnson Vermenton, a Blackbaud consultant who has worked in fundraising for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta and the American Red Cross. “You have to know that to determine what diversity looks like where you are.”
      • 6 Unique & Compelling Story Ideas for Your Fall Fundraising Appeal
        Ignited Fundraising, 9.07.2016
        Once you have the story chosen, it’s time to draft your appeal and create the social media plan to execute a successful fall fundraising effort. And finally, some resources to draft a fall fundraising appeal that exceeds your goals: Blackbaud End-of-Year Fundraising Tool Kit

      Blackbaud Announces Date of 2016 Investor Day

      Charleston, S.C. (September 6, 2016) – Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, will host Investor Day in conjunction with bbcon 2016, its annual conference for the worldwide philanthropic community. The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET on October 27 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

      A live webcast of the event will be available and archived on the company’s Investor Relations Webpage. For more information or to attend Blackbaud’s 2016 Investor Day event, contact Mark Furlong at mark.furlong@blackbaud.com.

      About Blackbaud
      Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and relationship management, digital marketing, advocacy, accounting, payments, analytics, school management, grant management, corporate social responsibility, and volunteerism. Serving the industry for more than three decades, 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.

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

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