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      With Landmark Announcement, Blackbaud Signals Groundbreaking Transformation in Church Technology Landscape

      Cloud Software leader expands church offerings and announces the Cloud Solution for Faith Communities;
      end-to-end church capabilities can now consolidate 8-12 systems

      Charleston, S.C. (July 19, 2018) — After decades serving the faith community, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced the Cloud Solution for Faith Communities with the introduction of Blackbaud Church Management™. With this move, Blackbaud now provides integrated, end-to-end cloud capabilities that enable churches to digitally transform their day-to-day operations through a single, connected experience. The announcement was made in conjunction with Blackbaud’s participation in the Church Network Annual Conference, currently underway in New Orleans.

      “Our goal is to help church leaders drive vitality and care for their congregations with easy-to-use, scalable solutions for churches of all sizes,” said Mike Gianoni, Blackbaud president and CEO. “The Cloud Solution for Faith Communities does just that; bringing our historical strengths—namely financial management, fundraising and CRM, marketing and analytics—together with our new Blackbaud Church Management capabilities. This means churches will finally have a comprehensive, modern cloud solution built for the way they work from a single, accountable provider who can help them reduce their IT footprint by eight to 12 systems.”

      Blackbaud Church Management at a Glance

      Thousands of organizations in the faith community, including churches, currently benefit from Blackbaud’s capabilities. The company’s newest capability set, Blackbaud Church Management, offers the ability to track gifts and tithing, assimilate new members, directly communicate with their congregations via multi-channel communication, enable members to make online and mobile contributions, manage small groups and volunteers, implement secure child check-in, conduct background checks, provide bulk tax statements, manage facilities, and more. Churches can also add other Blackbaud capabilities from the new Cloud Solution for Faith Communities as their needs scale—all through one integrated experience, which is powered by Blackbaud SKY®, Blackbaud’s platform for social good cloud innovation.

      “Part of the ministry of the church is to be able to connect well with our attendees, to meet their needs and get them connected to the life of the church,” said Kert Parsley, chief operations officer at James River Church in Springfield, Mo. “As a large multi-site church, for several years we looked at a variety of vendors but never felt we had one who could meet all our needs and reduce the multiple software systems that we were using. Blackbaud’s church management solution has risen to the top and met that challenge. Their team has a collaborative approach and we are looking forward to this new all-inclusive cloud solution.”

      The Cloud Solution for Faith Communities: Church Management and So Much More

      Blackbaud’s Cloud Solution for Faith Communities, which includes church management, fundraising and relationship management, financial management, marketing, and analytics, is built to enable churches to drive meaningful relationships, a connected church and effective ministry. Key outcomes include enabling churches to:

      • Strengthen relationships with congregations through automated workflows, increase engagement with small groups and events, and gain insight with unmatched analytics and reporting
      • Connect and better serve their staff, volunteers, and congregants with one holistic system
      • Care for their congregation with safe check-in, smooth registration and more
      • Save time and work more effectively with specialized capabilities for each church’s ministries
      • Manage and demonstrate financial accountability while securely managing multiple channels to make giving, pledging and dues simple for congregations

      “Current market offerings are not meeting the comprehensive needs of churches both large and small—and given the positive impact made by faith communities, Blackbaud intends to transform the status quo in partnership with the church community,” said Kevin Knight, president and general manager, Blackbaud Faith Solutions. “Our proven expertise in cloud software for social good, our commitment to listening to the market and our expert staff who come from the church space uniquely position us to provide church leaders with an unmatched experience that addresses all their unique needs and breaks the mold of typical church software solutions.”

      To learn more about how Blackbaud is changing the landscape of church technology and the Cloud Solution for Faith Communities, visit Blackbaud’s booth (#611-613) in the exhibit hall during the Church Network Annual Conference or visit hello.blackbaud.com/realizeyourimagination.

      Click to tweet: .@blackbaud announces groundbreaking transformation in church technology landscape https://blkb.co/2mqc9Qk

      About Blackbaud
      Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, companies, education institutions, healthcare organizations and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through cloud 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.

      Blackbaud 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 the introduction of new products and product features, as well as the expected benefits of the new 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.

      Higher Education Institutions Trust Blackbaud CRM to Power Growth and Success

      Tech leader’s fundraising and relationship management solution helps institutions
      enhance constituent engagement, fundraising outcomes and collaboration

      Charleston, S.C. (July 16, 2018) – Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today reported strong satisfaction rates of Blackbaud CRM™ among higher education institutions seeking to power their advancement needs, expand campus-wide collaboration and develop the infrastructure needed to support future growth. The company will share the latest innovations within its Cloud Solution for Higher Education as a platinum sponsor of CASE Summit 2018, which is currently underway in New York City.

      “With new challenges ranging from dispersed alumni communities to new expectations from donors and shifts in the funding landscape, we understand higher education institutions need trustworthy, end-to-end, secure solutions that scale to meet their unique needs,” said Tim Hill, president of Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions. “Blackbaud is committed to providing higher education institutions with the most innovative tools needed to drive digital transformation. By leveraging Blackbaud’s powerful cloud capabilities, our customers are equipped to dramatically optimize how they work so they are able to help their students achieve even more.”

      A growing number of higher education institutions trust Blackbaud CRM as the right solution for managing alumni and constituent relationships with analytics, multichannel marketing and expertise that empower institutions to increase fundraising dollars, retain more donors and advance engagement.

      After completing a comprehensive request-for-proposal process, Clemson University Foundation selected Blackbaud CRM to power its growing advancement needs, increase campus-wide collaboration and establish the infrastructure needed to support its future campaigns. “During our selection process, our goal was to find one single solution for constituent demographic and gift data that would strengthen the ability of both academic and athletic fundraising and donor stewardship,” said Larissa Kelly, senior director of Advancement Services at Clemson University Foundation. “As an existing Blackbaud customer, we were familiar with Blackbaud’s quality of product and customer support, and felt confident in making this choice. Blackbaud CRM will bring us a more sophisticated, flexible, scalable and secure cloud solution to help power the University’s mission forward. We look forward to the implementation of the solution and trust that Blackbaud will help us streamline our fundraising process.”

      Among the users of Blackbaud’s flexible cloud solution is the Georgia Tech Foundation, which is aiming to enhance constituent engagement, fundraising outcomes and collaboration across campus units, including the Georgia Tech Office of Development, Georgia Tech Athletics Alexander-Tharpe Fund (A-T), and the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. “All of our project launch metrics are tracking positively,” said Dwight Dozier, chief information officer of the Georgia Tech Foundation. “The Georgia Tech Foundation and our related Georgia Tech affiliates are deploying an array of solutions to help us achieve diverse and rigorous goals.”

      Learning that Marquette University needed to implement sooner than planned, Blackbaud accelerated the implementation schedule and successfully launched Blackbaud CRM in 13 months and significantly under budget. “Implementing Blackbaud CRM has allowed Marquette University to achieve its goals of supporting its growing fundraising needs and empowering users from across all 11 colleges with a consistent, comprehensive user experience,” said Missy Egelhoff, senior director, Advancement Information Services at Marquette University. “The solution is successfully bringing together departments across campus and gives us a true 360-degree view of our alumni, donors, and constituents. Blackbaud has been a great partner, working effectively and efficiently to complete our project ahead of schedule and under budget through a smooth implementation.”

      To learn more about how Blackbaud CRM is helping higher education institutions advance their missions, connect with Blackbaud this week during CASE Summit 2018 by visiting the Blackbaud booths located near the center entrance of the Westside Ballroom on the fifth floor. For more information about Blackbaud CRM, visit www.blackbaud.com/blackbaudCRM.

      About Blackbaud
      Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, companies, education institutions, healthcare organizations and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through cloud 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 Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

      Charleston, S.C. (July 12, 2018) – Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, will report its second quarter 2018 financial results on Monday, July 30 after the U.S. financial markets close for trading.

      Save Blackbaud’s second quarter 2018 earnings call event to a calendar

      In conjunction with this announcement, Blackbaud will host a conference call on Tuesday, July 31 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 367579 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, companies, education institutions, healthcare organizations and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through cloud 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, Investor Relations
      843-654-2097
      Mark.furlong@blackbaud.com

      Blackbaud Q2 2018 Earnings Call – Participant Information

      Company Name: Blackbaud Inc.
      Event Title: Blackbud Inc. Q2 2018 Earnings Call
      Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
      Start Time/Date: 08:00 Tuesday, July 31, 2018
      Participant Passcode:  367579

       

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      Blackbaud Strengthens Relationship with NetHope as Founding Partner of The Center for the Digital Nonprofit

      Charleston, S.C. (July 11, 2018)Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, and NetHope, an organization that unites the world’s largest nonprofits with technology innovators worldwide, today announced that Blackbaud has expanded its role in the NetHope community as a founding partner of The Center for the Digital Nonprofit. Through this expanded partnership, Blackbaud and NetHope will help accelerate and scale digital transformation across the nonprofit sector through collaborative innovation, best practice adoption at scale, and technical expertise.

      “As a longtime philanthropic and collaborative supporter of NetHope, Blackbaud believes in NetHope’s mission to foster collaboration between the world’s most innovative nonprofits to drive digital transformation, elevating their collective ability to create positive change in the world,” said Jay Odell, president and general manager, Enterprise Nonprofit, at Blackbaud. “Through our new partnership with The Center for the Digital Nonprofit and our expanded relationship with NetHope, Blackbaud continues to advance our work to strengthen the social economy, while also giving back to the nonprofit community at a global scale.”

      NetHope, a consortium of 56 nonprofits that account for over 60 percent of all annual, non-governmental international aid, launched The Center for the Digital Nonprofit (CDN) in October 2017. Through collaboration, The Center brings together the expertise of the technology sector with the on-the-ground experience of nonprofits to create a foundation for forward-looking organizations to deliver aid, relieve suffering, and build hope. By providing the expertise, resources, tools, guidance, and grantmaking needed for digital transformation, The Center helps nonprofits achieve the efficiency of tomorrow today.

      Leveraging Blackbaud’s unmatched data set and deep nonprofit expertise, the partnership will drive collaboration to build platforms that dramatically improve efficiency and effectiveness across the nonprofit sector; establish programs that enable NetHope members—and the nonprofit sector at large—to imagine, design and execute best practices proven to drive impact, such as gifts-in-kind lifecycle management; and expand support and digital expertise that advances the progress of NetHope’s working groups, including the Enterprise Architecture Working Group and the CRM and Data Working Group.

      “This partnership with Blackbaud has powerful implications for digital transformation in the global nonprofit sector,” said Lauren Woodman, chief executive officer of NetHope. “NetHope and Blackbaud share a common vision for changing the world through technology and collaboration. As needs outpace available resources to solve current global issues, we are excited to work together with Blackbaud to help the nonprofit sector successfully navigate and scale digital transformation—both to improve efficiency and to stimulate worldwide momentum in achieving the Global Goals.”

      Blackbaud joins Microsoft and Okta as founding partners of The Center for the Digital Nonprofit. Each company has committed to partner with NetHope and The Center to apply their expertise, resources and networks to advance innovation and collaboration that support The Center’s strategic objectives.

      “Blackbaud is a longtime Microsoft partner and we are proud to work with them in this additional capacity to accelerate digital transformation to drive social good,” said Justin Spelhaug, general manager, Microsoft Tech for Social Impact. “By aligning innovation from leading technology companies with the world’s leading nonprofit organizations, NetHope is creating exciting possibilities to affect positive change. We look forward to working with Blackbaud and The Center community to turn those possibilities into reality.”

      Click to Tweet: .@blackbaud expands relationship with @NetHope_org as founding partner of The Center for the Digital Nonprofit. https://blkb.co/2m5OPHH

      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.

      About NetHope
      NetHope empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology. NetHope, a consortium of 56 leading global nonprofits, unites with technology companies and funding partners to design, fund, implement, adapt, and scale innovative approaches to solve development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges. Together, the NetHope community strives to transform the world, building a platform of hope for those who receive aid and those who deliver it. Learn more at www.nethope.org.

      Blackbaud 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. 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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      Associate-Centered CSR: Teaming Up with the Turning Leaf Project

      Blackbaud believes the world will be a better place when good takes over. You don’t have to look much farther than our 40,000+ customers to know that we live and breathe social good each and every day.  But it doesn’t stop with our customers. We don’t just power the ecosystem of good with our technology, we fully participate in it through our corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies and programs.

      Each year, Blackbaud’s CSR team works with our in-house design team, Agency 545, to create our “Blackbaud Cares” t-shirts. These t-shirts are worn by our colleagues when they’re volunteering on behalf of the company, volunteering on their own, or just out and about. These shirts embody our value of We Give Back and are very popular with our employees.

      So what makes this year’s shirt different? Our partner on the project.

      The Turning Leaf Project, a nonprofit organization based in Charleston, SC, serves men recently released from prison through its classroom boot camp and screen printing business. The organization works closely with these men to help them complete probation and stay out of prison. Most men, after finishing the boot camp, are placed into temporary employment with one of Turning Leaf’s government work partners. They are eventually hired permanently by these government agencies.

      However, sometimes participants need additional support and training before joining the workforce. These men are hired to work in Turning Leaf Project’s screen printing shop. Men who complete their temporary job in the screen printing shop are then transitioned into employment with the government jobs sites or within the private sector.

      After seeing Turning Leaf Project’s executive director, Amy Barch, present at last year’s Fast Pitch competition hosted by Social Venture Partners (“SVP”) Charleston, our CSR team explored working with Turning Leaf Project on the 2018 annual Blackbaud Cares t-shirts. In early April, Turning Leaf Project began production on the shirts.

      “Our screen printing shop gives a second chance to men returning home from prison. Blackbaud took a big chance allowing us to print such a large order because they understand what we’re doing has a huge impact on our community,” said Barch. “Because of Blackbaud’s order, we’ve been able to run our shop at full capacity and hire three additional men who otherwise would not have employment. We’re finally beginning to cover the shop’s monthly expenses, and that’s largely because of Blackbaud’s order.”

      In the end, sourcing this year’s t-shirts through Turning Leaf Project shows how Blackbaud approaches our CSR initiatives. Evan Bullock, a Charleston-based Blackbaud employee colleague, said: “I had the pleasure of meeting one of the development folks from Turning Leaf Project at a weekly running club I participate in, and when she heard where I work she was so excited to tell me about this and so grateful for the business. I have a family member who benefitted so much from a similar organization in another state, so I love what these folks are doing.”

      One hundred percent of the proceeds from Turning Leaf Project’s screen printing business funds job training. By partnering with Turning Leaf Project, Blackbaud is ethically sourcing these t-shirts and working with an organization that provides opportunities to members of our community.

       

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

      The Blackbaud Index reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits increased 1.7 percent while online giving increased 4.6 percent for the three months ending May 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.

      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.

       

      Blackbaud Inaugurates New World Headquarters in South Carolina

      Software leader’s state-of-the-art, eco-friendly hub to drive
       disruptive innovation and impact for global good at increased scale

      Charleston, S.C. (June 13, 2018) — Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, is pleased to announce that its new world headquarters on Daniel Island in South Carolina is officially open for business. Blackbaud unveiled the 172,000 square-foot state-of-the-art workplace and innovation center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony today – just over two years since the company announced plans for its construction in 2016.

      Blackbaud, the world’s 24th largest cloud software company, has operated in Berkeley County, South Carolina since 2000, and is the largest publicly traded software company headquartered in the state. The company was also recently named to the Fortune 56 Companies Changing the World list. The company’s eco-friendly world headquarters provides a dynamic and collaborative workplace for nearly half of its rapidly growing workforce, which operates in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and North America.

      “With our new headquarters, we’re making a generational investment in the very community that supported us since well before we went public 14 years ago, while also launching the world’s most creative workspace to cultivate innovation at the intersection of technology and social good,” said Mike Gianoni, Blackbaud President and CEO. “From dedicated labs for disruptive innovation, to modern engineering spaces, to leading-edge technology that connects our global workforce like never before, we’re positioned to do what we do—bigger, better and faster. And that’s good news for all of our customers and the millions of people who use our software around the world.”

      The new world headquarters is also home to the new Blackbaud Innovation Center, a high-tech meeting space where customers, partners, community leaders and influencers across the social economy can convene to turn action into impact. The site will support the company’s ongoing community development and corporate citizenship activities, such as Camp Blackbaud, an employee-led STEM program that teaches elementary school children how to design and code. It also ultimately will be accessible to nonprofits in need of special meeting and event space.

      Blackbaud, which was recently recognized on Forbes’ America’s Best Midsize Employers list for the third consecutive year, announced plans in 2016 to create 300 additional high-tech jobs over five years. The company is actively recruiting new staff and expects new positions to be added as the project continues to progress. “Behind all great companies are great people, so it’s our top priority to make Blackbaud a place that attracts and retains top talent in the industry,” said John Mistretta, executive vice president of Human Resources.  “We designed this space based on what matters most to our people, which resulted in a sustainable, LEED-certified building that promotes employee wellness and collaboration; offering perks like a healthy dining café featuring local vendors, ergonomic furniture, a game room, an outdoor activities center, and more.”

      To mark the celebration of its grand opening, Blackbaud made a $25,000 donation to Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center to support the new facility Dee Norton opened on the Cainhoy peninsula, a space designed to help prevent abuse, protect children and heal families. Blackbaud has a long-standing commitment to supporting organizations that work with disadvantaged youth and this partnership with Dee Norton allows the company to make a meaningful investment in its own backyard.

      Blackbaud was joined by both state and Charleston-area leaders to celebrate the new building, including Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and Director of Global Business Development, South Carolina Department of Commerce Nelson Lindsay.

       

      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.

      Blackbaud 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. 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.

       

      Schools Advance Productivity Across All Departments, Save Time and Money with The Blackbaud Cloud Solution for K-12 Schools

      Independent study shows how a school can operate more efficiently, increase data security and improve parent experiences and student access to resources and more

      Charleston, S.C. (June 12, 2018) — Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) today announced the results of a commissioned Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study[1] conducted by Forrester Consulting, examining the return on investment that schools may experience by deploying an integrated fundraising, school management, marketing and financial solution. Forrester found that over a three-year period, a school can achieve a 63 percent return on investment, reduce delinquency and increase payment collection to boost revenue by $126,829 and avoid labor costs by $228,114 with the Blackbaud Cloud Solution for K-12 Schools.

      Forrester took a comprehensive approach to evaluate the Blackbaud Cloud Solution for K-12 Schools’ economic impact. Specifically, it interviewed Blackbaud subject matter experts, Forrester analysts and a school currently using the Blackbaud Cloud Solution for K-12 Schools and constructed a financial model representative of the interview using the TEI methodology. The objective of the framework was to identify the cost, benefit, flexibility and risk factors that affect the investment decision.

      Forrester interviewed St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School, a private primary school in Kansas City, Missouri with approximately 450 students and 55 faculty and staff members whose mission is to develop confident learners, ethical leaders and compassionate, engaged citizens. The school’s multiple systems were not integrated, resulting in growing challenges surrounding its campus technology, including inefficient workflows, data silos, an inability to locate information and an overall customer experience that lagged behind modern expectations.

      To address these common issues, St. Paul’s turned to the Blackbaud Cloud Solution for K-12 Schools, utilizing the onBoard® enrollment management system, onCampus® learning management system, onRecord® student information system, onMessage® school website system, Smart Tuition™, Raiser’s Edge NXT® fundraising and Financial Edge NXT® fund accounting. “Having everything in one solution has greatly increased our productivity and has reduced the number of places people have to go for information to basically one,” said Christina Cutcliffe, special projects manager, St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School.

      After deploying the Blackbaud Cloud Solution for K-12 Schools, St. Paul’s experienced:

      • Increased administrative staff productivity by 12,800 hours resulting in avoided additional labor costs of $228,114. Unifying the school’s technology portfolio under a single, integrated solution significantly reduced the labor for manual data entry, verification and management.
      • Reduced delinquency and increased the payment collection rate to boost revenue by $126,829. Paul’s increased its monthly cash flow by offering an online payment portal, batching charges and enabling auto-payment.
      • Replaced legacy technology, avoiding $117,032 in expected costs over three years. By reducing the number of separate technologies, St. Paul’s was also able to greatly improve its data security.
      • Transitioned to digital-only communications, decreasing postage, printing and labor costs by at least $17,393. With a purely digital admissions and enrollment process, St. Paul’s eliminated eight other mass mailings per year, increased the speed of communications and reduced the school’s environmental impact.

      “Parent accessibility was a big goal of this transition; giving parents real-time access to their student billing account has been important – they can see all their charges broken down, when before the upgrade, they had no access to them – now they can ask better questions, or often, avoid needing to ask at all,” Cutcliffe added. “Parents use the Blackbaud portal to see the formation of their child’s attendance, assignments, and grades. Access to this data puts teachers and parents on a level playing field with better information so they can have better conversations.”

      Download the Forrester Total Economic Impact study to learn how St. Paul’s improved productivity across every department, and saved time and money using the Blackbaud Cloud Solution for K-12 Schools. Join Blackbaud and guest Forrester Consultant Benjamin Brown on June 14 at 2 p.m. ET to learn more about this story in webinar form.

      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.

      Blackbaud 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. 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.

      [1] The Total Economic Impact™ Study, a May 2018 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Blackbaud

      “8 to Watch Under 40”

      Laura Beussman, Director of Product Marketing, Fundraising & CRM Solutions, has been named as one of the “8 to Watch Under 40” by her alma mater, the University of Wisconsin School of Business. Published in its Spring 2018 edition of Update Magazine, Laura is featured as one of the business graduates with high-profile careers making an impact in their industries.

      “Getting excited about the work I was doing and energized about the impact it was having helped me grow my career and really drive it forward. I’m passionate about what I’m doing and how it can impact other people.” – Laura Beussman

      Laura Beussman’s passion for the arts world brought her to the Wisconsin School of Business, but it was her dedication to driving change that eventually landed her at Blackbaud as the director of product marketing for fundraising solutions.

      Born and raised in Bryan, Texas, Beussman was in dance at age 4, piano at age 7, and was always singing. Her interest in the arts continued to wield influence well into the start of her career. After completing her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M, Beussman worked in nonprofit arts, primarily in accounting and finance. She soon realized, however, that what she really wanted to do was drive strategy in an organization, and came to Wisconsin to get her MBA in arts administration. Read the full feature article.

       

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