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      Blackbaud Names Catherine Cook LaCour as Chief Marketing Officer

      High-impact marketing executive to lead social good software leader into next era of growth

      Charleston, S.C. (January 12, 2018) — Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, announced today that Catherine Cook LaCour has been named Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), overseeing global marketing and the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact™.

      LaCour takes the reins as CMO for the social good software leader with a career track record of breakthrough results in the public, private and social sectors. Prior to joining Blackbaud in 2010, she served as vice president of marketing & product management at Regent Education and vice president of marketing and business development for Infotech Strategies. She also served in Africa for the International Telecommunications Union, an arm of the United Nations.

      During her tenure at Blackbaud, LaCour has served in multiple marketing leadership roles. Over the last three years as senior vice president, she re-engineered Blackbaud’s corporate marketing function from the ground up and led the company to re-imagine its brand to better align with its purpose-driven mission and values. Under her leadership, Blackbaud has been honored with more than fifty noteworthy accolades and named to Fortune’s prestigious 56 “Companies Changing the World” list in 2017. She also launched the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact to advance research and collaboration that accelerates social impact around the world.

      “As we embrace our commitment to help every organization in the social good community achieve digital transformation, there is no more qualified leader than Catherine LaCour to lead our global marketing strategy,” said Mike Gianoni, president and CEO of Blackbaud. “Her track record of building high-impact marketing teams coupled with her passion for creating remarkable customer experiences will play a critical role in our next season of innovation and growth.”

      LaCour is co-chair of Blackbaud’s women’s executive networking community and is actively involved as part of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women network. She regularly convenes leaders across sectors—in conjunction with platforms like the World Economic Forum and UN Week—to drive partnerships that strengthen the social economy.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Refugee Commission, a nonprofit advocating for laws, policies and programs to improve the lives and protect the rights of refuge women and children. She also serves on the College of Charleston Graduate School’s Advisory Board. LaCour is a distinguished fellow with the Liberty Fellowship (a part of The Aspen Institute Global Leadership Network), a worldwide community of leaders from business, government and the nonprofit sectors who share a commitment to enlightened leadership and to using their creativity, energy and resources to tackle the foremost societal challenges of our times. She was recently invited by Secretary Bobby Hitt to serve on South Carolina Department of Commerce’s Council for Innovation Initiatives.

      LaCour is a sought-after expert on marketing and social impact, who regularly speaks at events like TEDx, the Social Innovation Summit, and more. She has a Master of Business Administration from American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) and a Bachelor of Science in Business from the College of Charleston.

      “For Blackbaud, excellence in marketing is about a relentless pursuit of new ways to delight customers, to connect organizations and people, and to inspire innovation in ways that drives unprecedented impact,” said LaCour. “As a shared value company, we’re more bullish than ever about flexing this muscle for the good of the entire social economy.”

      For more about LaCour, and Blackbaud’s full executive leadership team, visit www.blackbaud.com/company/executive-leadership.aspx.

      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, healthcare 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 CRM, marketing, advocacy, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate social responsibility, school management, ticketing, grantmaking, financial management, payment processing, and analytics. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

      Media Contact
      Nicole McGougan
      Public Relations Manager
      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.

      Blackbaud Announces Date of Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Financial Results

      Charleston, S.C. (January 12, 2018) – Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, will report its fourth quarter and full-year 2017 financial results on Tuesday, February 6 after the U.S. financial markets close for trading.

      Save Blackbaud’s fourth quarter and full-year 2017 earnings call event to a calendar

      In conjunction with this announcement, Blackbaud will host a conference call on Wednesday, February 7 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 the call, enter passcode 492095 after dialing 800-289-0462 for US/Canada. View the full list of additional international call-in numbers here.

      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, healthcare 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 CRM, marketing, advocacy, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate social responsibility, school management, ticketing, grantmaking, financial management, payment processing, and analytics. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada 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 Earnings Call – Participant Information

      Company Name: Blackbaud Inc.
      Event Title: Blackbud Inc. Q4 2017 Earnings Call
      Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
      Start Time/Date: 08:00 Wednesday, February, 07 2018
      Participant Passcode:  492095

       

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      The Blackbaud Index: The Go-To Resource for Charitable and Online Giving Trends

      The Blackbaud Index reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits increased 2.4 percent while online giving increased 14.1 percent for the three months ending November 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.

      The Blackbaud Index provides the most up-to-date information on charitable giving today. Tracking approximately $23 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.

      Media Contact
      Nicole McGougan
      Public Relations Manager
      843.654.3307
      nicole.mcgougan@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, healthcare 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 CRM, marketing, advocacy, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate social responsibility, school management, ticketing, grantmaking, financial management, payment processing, and analytics. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

      JustGiving and imATHLETE Forge Event Marketing Partnership

      Leading tech companies team up to automate the way event participants engage with charities

      Charleston, S.C. (December 6, 2017) JustGiving™, a Blackbaud Company and the world’s leading social platform for giving, and imATHLETE, a leading online registration company, today announced they would work together to strengthen event fundraising and automate the way event participants engage with social good organizations.

      Reaching more consumers through the participatory sports world and connecting these populations with their communities to do good requires constant innovation and unique experiences for races. With this partnership, JustGiving and imATHLETE will offer event directors a way to reach and engage more runners and offer a unique fundraising journey that is fun and generates more money for charities and the communities they serve.

      “The partnership will leverage imATHLETE’s experience and expertise in the endurance industry and JustGiving’s sophisticated data science technology to enhance the relationship between event organizers and their participants,” said Jerry Needel, president and general manager of Blackbaud Consumer Solutions. “Together we can reach more people, and by introducing social tools that engage, nudge and reward fundraisers, we can push them to new levels and greatly increase the number of event participants who are raising money for charity.”

      imATHLETE and JustGiving are currently working to maximize charitable giving with the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon 2018 and TD Five Boro Bike Tour 2017 presented by REI, and have additional partnership announcements forthcoming.

      “We are thrilled to work with JustGiving; by combining the transformative technology of both companies, we are creating a better experience for both athletes and event organizers,” said Jeff Matlow, imATHLETE’s CEO. “Most importantly, this partnership gives us a simple and social way for any athlete to connect to their community and do good.”

      The companies will be hosting a joint webinar to kick off the partnership on December 14 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST.

      About imATHLETE
      imATHLETE blends registration, coaching and e-commerce technology with the social networking and gamefication inherent in running, triathlon, cycling and all participatory sports. Recognized as a leading force in the sporting world with its industry-changing registration technology, imATHLETE is one of the fastest growing companies in the market. Its technology is transforming the relationship between event organizers and their participants. To learn more about imATHLETE, visit www.imATHLETE.com. Better yet, visit its blog at blog.imATHLETE.com/blog. imATHLETE also can be found on Twitter by following @IAmAthlete and by liking the imATHLETE Facebook page.

      About JustGiving
      JustGiving (a Blackbaud Company) is the world’s leading social platform for giving, enabling over 22 million people to raise over $4.5 billion for over 26,000 charities since launching in 2001. As a tech-for-good company, JustGiving develops world-class technology and innovative tools to fulfil its mission to connect people with the causes they care about. By making giving more simple, social and rewarding, JustGiving helps all causes, charities and people in need to reach more people and raise more money. For more information, visit www.justgiving.com.

      Media Contacts

      Rhys Goode
      PR Director, JustGiving
      0207 067 0900
      07715 963 976
      Rhys.Goode@justgiving.com

      Cortney Martin
      Marketing Manager, imATHLETE
      877.462.7979 x122
      cortney.martin@imATHLETE.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.

      The Blackbaud Index: The Go-To Resource for Charitable and Online Giving Trends

      The Blackbaud Index reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits increased 1.9 percent while online giving increased 12.5 percent for the three months ending October 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.

      The Blackbaud Index provides the most up-to-date information on charitable giving today. Tracking approximately $23 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.

      Media Contact
      Nicole McGougan
      Public Relations Manager
      843.654.3307
      nicole.mcgougan@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, healthcare 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 CRM, marketing, advocacy, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate social responsibility, school management, ticketing, grantmaking, financial management, payment processing, and analytics. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

      2017 Giving Tuesday Highest on Record

      Blackbaud reports online giving was up 28% with more than $60.9 million in online donations

      Charleston, S.C. (November 29, 2017) — Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, whose systems process a majority of the online donations made in the United States on #GivingTuesday, processed more than $60.9 million from over 7,200 organizations receiving donations this year. Online donations were up again for the sixth year running at 28% this year.

      “In this year of unprecedented disasters, it’s humbling to see how many organizations mobilized armies of volunteers, served hot meals, rebuilt homes, provided shelter, rescued people and pets, and stood up for victims in need wherever and whenever they were needed,” said Rachel Hutchisson, Blackbaud’s vice president of corporate citizenship and Philanthropy. “As a #GivingTuesday founding partner, we are proud that the movement continues to grow and this year was even more powerful as the day continued to garner donations for these groups to further their work and help them accomplish even more than they thought possible.”

      #GivingTuesday Donations Grew in 2017

      • #GivingTuesday online giving grew by 500% since its creation in 2012
      • Online giving has jumped by 28% since 2016
      • Online donation volume grew by 20% compared to 2016
      • 8% more social good organizations received an online donation on #GivingTuesday 2017 compared to 2016

      Technology Continues to Drive #GivingTuesday’s Success

      • Online average gift amounts exceeded $134
      • About 26% of online donations were made from a mobile device

      “Blackbaud has been monitoring and measuring #GivingTuesday online giving trends since the very beginning, and this year, we continued to see a double-digit increase in online donations,” said Steve MacLaughlin, Blackbaud’s vice president of data and analytics. “There was also strong growth in the volume of online gifts and average gift amounts. The modern day donor continues to increase their use of mobile devices and we saw that trend continue on #GivingTuesday 2017.”

      For more information about #GivingTuesday, visit www.blackbaud.com/givingtuesday.

      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, healthcare 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 CRM, marketing, advocacy, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate social responsibility, school management, ticketing, grantmaking, financial management, payment processing, and analytics. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

      Media Contact
      Nicole McGougan
      Public Relations Manager
      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.

      Blackbaud Extends Capabilities to Facebook Platform in Bold Move to Grow Online Giving

      Social good software leader to scale adoption of Facebook fundraising tools as it delivers a frictionless way for
      nonprofits to manage, process and record Facebook donations through its fundraising and engagement solutions

      New York, New York (November 29, 2017) — Today Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, announced it will integrate its cloud fundraising and engagement solutions with Facebook fundraising solutions. Blackbaud, Facebook and three enterprise nonprofits—JDRF, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Susan G. Komen—worked closely on the pilot program that took advantage of the new Facebook Fundraisers API, which was announced at Facebook’s Social Good Forum today in New York. Blackbaud simultaneously delivered features to automatically give nonprofits seamless access and control over their Facebook fundraising tools.

      This announcement addresses an important requirement raised by nonprofits, which is to have an automated, cost effective and efficient way to leverage the reach of the Facebook platform to activate fundraisers while also managing, processing and recording those donations directly in their Blackbaud fundraising and engagement solutions. Prior to this announcement, nonprofits who leveraged Facebook Fundraising received the dollars, but donor information was not automatically translated to their CRM solution.

      “As an organization that relies on people across the nation to raise funds to support our mission, innovation is critical in delivering an outstanding donor experience,” said Graham McReynolds, chief marketing & development officer of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, who piloted this new seamless integration between Facebook and Blackbaud TeamRaiser™ over the summer. “With this connection, our supporters can confidently take advantage of Facebook as another means to fundraise and see a full picture of their efforts. Ultimately, this allows us to expand resources to accelerate breakthroughs for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis.”

      By spring of 2018, Blackbaud will help significantly scale nonprofit adoption of Facebook fundraising tools by helping at least 500 of its nonprofit customers embrace its new integration. This will first be available in Blackbaud TeamRaiser, which supports some of the world’s largest charity-led peer-to-peer fundraisers for walking, running and cycling events—like Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure and JDRF’s One Walk. Specifically, Blackbaud customized an integration that automatically publishes Blackbaud TeamRaiser fundraisers to Facebook, enabling event supporters to simultaneously solicit donations directly via their own social networks and their TeamRaiser webpages while helping nonprofits view and manage Facebook transactions within TeamRaiser. Over time, Blackbaud intends to expand integration capabilities to its entire portfolio of cloud fundraising and engagement solutions.

      Blackbaud, which is the world’s 24th largest cloud software company and only provider of a cloud platform created exclusively and designed specifically for the social good community, emphasized that today’s announcement is another example of its commitment to strengthening the social economy through radical collaboration, unleashing the power of data and catalyzing the impact of individuals.

      “We’re proud that Facebook trusted Blackbaud as the global nonprofit software leader to build this very important integration, and we’re honored to be the first software company to leverage the new API,” said Mary Beth Westmoreland, chief technology officer at Blackbaud. “The beauty of Blackbaud’s cloud platform is that it’s not only designed for the unique needs and workflows of social good organizations, but also to be open and flexible. Our innovative cloud delivery model allowed us to rapidly find a creative solution to an expressed market need which will undoubtedly change the paradigm for how donors and causes connect and fundraise to drive global impact.”

      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, healthcare 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 CRM, marketing, advocacy, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate social responsibility, school management, ticketing, grantmaking, financial management, payment processing, and analytics. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

      Media Contact
      Nicole McGougan
      Public Relations Manager
      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.

      #GivingTuesday Set to Break Online Giving Records Again

      Despite Repeated Calls for Disaster Relief Donations; Data Shows No Sign of Donor Fatigue

      Charleston, S.C. (November 28, 2017) — Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, is expecting #GivingTuesday to put up its highest online giving numbers in its six-year history.  This despite the unprecedented year in natural disasters and domestic and foreign terrorism events on the news every night asking for support and donations. The question is –  are people still willing to give?  The answer is a resounding, yes!

      “Blackbaud has exclusive access to the world’s most robust set of philanthropic data and even with the repeated calls for giving this year in response to an amazing series of events, we can tell you we don’t see any donor fatigue leading into #GivingTuesday and end-of-year giving,” said Steve MacLaughlin, Blackbaud’s vice president of data and analytics. “Blackbaud has seen consistent double-digit, year-over-year growth in online donations since we began tracking #GivingTuesday in 2012 and with a 317 percent growth in online donations to date, we anticipate a record breaking year for 2017.”

      Blackbaud is ringing the opening bell at Nasdaq on #GivingTuesday with organizations that have stood up for victims of multiple disasters in recent months all around the globe. “Blackbaud is proud to partner with charities like ShelterBox, World Vision, American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, the Houston SPCA and more on this #GivingTuesday as they continue their missions to rebuild communities in the wake of so many disasters,” said Rachel Hutchisson, Blackbaud’s vice president of corporate citizenship and philanthropy.

      “On this #GivingTuesday, Catholic Charities USA is highlighting the plight of the vulnerable and persons in need in America. Millions of our sisters and brothers are without shelter, including far too many of our veterans. Donations from today will help Catholic Charities serve vulnerable populations by providing housing and a wide range of other services,” said Anthony Sciacca, chief development officer for Catholic Charities USA.

      Online giving to human services organizations after recent disasters was up 12.9 percent and to international relief organizations was up 14.1 percent year-over-year. “Our research shows donors will continue giving monthly planned gifts and seasonal end-of-year gifts to the causes that touch them personally – regardless of other gifts for disaster related relief efforts,” MacLaughlin added. “They are continuing to go above and beyond this year as giving is up 2.2 percent compared to this time last year.”

      “Social media continues to be instrumental in allowing us to mobilize the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors to help those impacted by an historic hurricane season,” said Louise Welch Williams regional CEO for the Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross. “For example, we’ve sheltered more people than we have in the last five years combined.”

      With more people displaced today than in any time in recorded history, the need for organizations like ShelterBox is massive. And in this year of unprecedented disasters, donations enabled the organization to bring lifesaving aid to families wherever the need is greatest. “ShelterBox is preparing every day for the worst day ever,” said Kerri Murray president of ShelterBox USA. “We use data to help us understand areas endemic to disasters and communities that are most vulnerable to these events. #GivingTuesday provides a tremendous opportunity for people around the world to give their time, talent and resources, which is what makes our work possible.”

      #GivingTuesday is an online, global giving phenomenon that follows the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, giving holiday-minded shoppers an alternative way to give back and pay it forward in the spirt of the season. “Research has shown that generosity can be contagious, spreading up to three degrees, even to people we don’t know. This holiday season World Vision and Thirty-One Gifts are putting that theory to the test, harnessing the power of social media to spark a million generous acts across America to light up the world for others in need,” said Wendy Piñero-DePencier, World Vision vice-president of brand and campaigns. “When you choose to shine bright in one child’s life it creates a domino effect of generosity around you, ultimately cascading into more gifts that enable families and communities to climb out of poverty.”

      #GivingTuesday continues to prove it is more than a hashtag and the results for organizations around the globe continue to rise. To date, #GivingTuesday has helped a broad range of organizations raise more than $177 million from millions of people in over 98 countries. For more information about #GivingTuesday and to get involved, visit https://www.blackbaud.com/givingtuesday.

      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, healthcare 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 CRM, marketing, advocacy, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate social responsibility, school management, ticketing, grantmaking, financial management, payment processing, and analytics. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

      Media Contact
      Nicole McGougan
      Public Relations Manager
      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.

      IDC Vendor Profile “Blackbaud SKY: A Cloud Platform for the Greater Good”

      IDC recently published a vendor profile, “Blackbaud SKY: A Cloud Platform for the Greater Good,” analyzing Blackbaud as categorized in the marketing cloud platform segment of the marketing technology market. This Vendor Profile reviews key success factors for Blackbaud’s cloud offering, including company strategy and products/solutions, and provides essential guidance for technology adopters.

      Additional topics covered include: analytic applications; big data analytics and discovery; cloud collaboration suites; customer relationship management applications; enterprise social software; financial resource management; marketing operations; social networking; and value added content.

      IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC’s analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers.

      Download the September 2017 IDC Vendor Profile: Blackbaud SKY: A Cloud Platform for the Greater Good.

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