Blackbaud Debuts New Philanthropic Index Featuring Comparative Fundraising Data Across U.S. Health Systems

Provides benchmark for fundraising effectiveness to help healthcare
organizations inform future fundraising strategies

Charleston, S.C. (April 19, 2018) – Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced a new Healthcare Philanthropic Index, featuring a first of its kind look at comparative data and fundraising trends across US- based healthcare institutions.

The Blackbaud Healthcare Philanthropic Index leverages findings from Guidestar, HIMSS Analytics, the U.S. Census and Blackbaud, making it the largest analysis of community wealth, philanthropic giving and revenue for healthcare institutions. The Index includes overall giving to healthcare organizations and cohort development by community wealth and bed size, representing 7,000 organizations and over $9.4 billion in fundraising revenue.

Key findings from Blackbaud’s Healthcare Philanthropic Index include:

  • Community wealth varied widely; in some cases, the wealth in communities was four times that of others, yet the average funds raised per bed were the same
  • Where there were higher funds raised per bed, it was due to apparent strategic initiatives implemented by healthcare institutions
  • Average donation sizes did not vary much from community to community or within bed size ranges

“The U.S. healthcare ecosystem has been under tremendous pressure and change in the last several years, and philanthropy has proved to be a steady revenue stream that helps health systems diversify income and secure needed resources beyond what the health system can fund from clinical billing,” said Russ Cobb, president and general manager of Blackbaud Healthcare Solutions. “Since most healthcare fundraising is local, it is vitally important that healthcare organizations understand how they perform relative to peer institutions and then use that information to gain needed resources that will further enable them to contribute to the institution’s bottom line. Ultimately, the work of supporting philanthropic institutions builds healthier more sustainable communities.”

To uncover wealth insight, learn the impact of a community’s wealth or download the Blackbaud Healthcare Analytics Toolkit, visit www.blackbaud.com/healthcarephilanthropicindex. Join the 2:00 p.m. ET April 26 webinar to learn more about the Blackbaud Healthcare Philanthropic Index from Blackbaud Data Scientist Debra Kloth and Philanthropic Consultant June Bradham, CFRE.

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.

NEW! Guidebook to Becoming a Lean Organization

For decades, manufacturing companies have employed lean principles to decrease waste and increase efficiency and quality. Although Toyota is often credited as the birthplace of the lean movement, lean thinking began with the Ford Motor Company during the early days of mass production over one hundred years ago. Fast forward to today, and you’ll find a diverse array of organizations, from manufacturing to governmental agencies to nonprofits, are all implementing lean principles.

Public and social sector organizations alike are under ever-increasing pressure to do more with limited resources. Today’s tough funding and regulatory environment is driving the need for innovative approaches that can reduce overhead and increase service to our communities and funders. You may be surprised to learn that lean has found a whole new life in governmental entities, nonprofits, and other service enterprises, where it has been successfully implemented for more than a decade.

Blackbaud’s new Guidebook to Becoming a Lean Organization, you’ll discover how lean thinking can help you reduce waste, improve the efficacy of your program delivery, and empower employees through innovation. You’ll also learn to avoid the top reasons that lean initiatives fail.

 

Blackbaud Announces Date of First Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Charleston, S.C. (April 11, 2018) – Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, will report its first quarter 2018 financial results on Monday, April 30 after the U.S. financial markets close for trading.

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

In conjunction with this announcement, Blackbaud will host a conference call on Tuesday, May 1 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 788816 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 Q1 2018 Earnings Call – Participant Information

Company Name: Blackbaud Inc.
Event Title: Blackbud Inc. Q1 2018 Earnings Call
Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Start Time/Date: 08:00 Thursday, April 26, 2018
Participant Passcode:  788816

 

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Blackbaud Institute’s New Report Reveals Untapped Value of New Donors

New resource provides data-backed insights on the latest household giving trends,
as well as proven fundraising strategies to retain increasingly valuable donors in the changing landscape 

Charleston, S.C. (April 10, 2018) — Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced the availability of a new report, “Vital Signs Part 2: The Undeveloped Value of New Donors,” featuring research-backed insight expanding upon donor behavior and specific retention strategies that map to the current giving landscape. This latest report from the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact™ is a follow-up to its Vital Signs Part 1 study, which looked at giving between 2010 and 2015 and showed how these challenges impacted the work of fundraisers.

“Part 1 of the Blackbaud Institute’s Vital Signs report showed a sector that has both rebounded from and struggled with the immense technological, economic, and demographic disruption that has shaped the world since the Great Recession,” said Mike Geiger, author of the report’s foreword and president and CEO of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). “Now, in Vital Signs Part 2, these trends are revisited to provide deeper insight into the ways fundraisers can be more successful in this evolving donor landscape. This newest report doesn’t just give us new figures and data—it also provides ideas, steps, and perspective on how to address and increase our retention figures.”

The Blackbaud Institute’s Vital Signs Part 1 showed that while fewer households are giving, those who are giving are more valuable than ever. As such, today, organizations need to significantly focus their efforts to retain these donors. Vital Signs Part 2 expands upon these findings to learn more about:

  • How the rise of civic engagement in 2017 affected the negative trends uncovered in Vital Signs Part 1; with the decline in new donor households appearing to stabilize in 2016 and, in 2017, the number of households adding organizations to their giving portfolio increasing for the first time since 2010
  • What happens when donor households add one or more organizations to its giving portfolio, and whether they continue to support their regular charities
  • What specific retention strategies organizations can implement to not only acquire new donors but retain them more effectively

“While the number of households giving has declined, the value of their giving has increased at a better rate than inflation; and our most recent data shows that this decline may have stopped and could even be reversing,” said Chuck Longfield, Blackbaud’s chief scientist and senior advisor to the Blackbaud Institute. “We’ve seen how greater social and political trends can affect our donor bases, with donor trends mirroring the economy. As we look ahead to an even more uncertain landscape, there has never been a better time to double down on stewardship, embrace our donors, and focus on acquisition.”

Download the report at https://institute.blackbaud.com/asset/vital-signs-part-2-the-undeveloped-value-of-new-donors

About the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact

The Blackbaud Institute drives research and insight to accelerate the impact of the social good community. It convenes expert partners from across the philanthropic sector to foster diverse perspectives, collective thinking, and collaborative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. Using the most comprehensive data set in the social good community, the Blackbaud Institute and its partners conduct research, uncover strategic insight, and share results broadly, all in order to drive effective philanthropy at every stage, from fundraising to outcomes. Knowledge is powering the future of social good, and the Blackbaud Institute is an engine of that progress. Learn more, sign up for updates, and check out our latest resources at www.blackbaudinstitute.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.

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 the Next Generation of Cloud Grantmaking

Early adopters give Blackbaud’s newest grantmaking solution high marks for intuitive design and
configurable workflows that make it easy to quickly find data and act

Charleston, S.C. (April 5, 2018) – Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced its next generation cloud offering for grantmaking.

Blackbaud Grantmaking™, the company’s newest and most comprehensive grants management solution, evolves the experience previously available with its original grantmaking solution, GIFTS Online™ to take full advantage of the rapid innovation, modern user experience, and enhanced capabilities made possible by its modern, open cloud platform, Blackbaud SKY®.

Blackbaud Grantmaking helps organizations manage modern grantmaking configured to the unique practices and capabilities of each grants cycle, ultimately allowing foundations, corporations and nonprofits to more effectively manage constituent engagement, financial reporting, and other critical processes—all while making the collaboration between grantors and grantees more effective.

Customers who participated in the early adopter program gave Blackbaud Grantmaking rave reviews for usability, flexibility and performance.

  • “It’s been very exciting for our organization to be a part of the Blackbaud Grantmaking early access program,” said Melenie Magnotta, chief operating officer of the Aetna Foundation. “The new solution is very intuitive and will help us approve grants more quickly and improve our collaboration with our grantees, ultimately helping us have a bigger impact.”
  • “We are pleased with the innovation Blackbaud continues to release in its cloud solutions, such as Blackbaud Grantmaking,” said Deena Lauver Scotti, director of grants management at the Missouri Foundation for Health. “One of the reasons our organization is now adopting its cloud accounting solution, Financial Edge NXT™, is because it easily integrates with Blackbaud Grantmaking and we will be able to seamlessly navigate between the two solutions.”
  • “We are really excited by the updated design in Blackbaud Grantmaking, and we’re eager to have the opportunity to help guide the future of this solution by participating in the early access program,” said Salvo La Rosa, VP, research & development, Children’s Tumor Foundation. “Since we use the Google suite of products, being able to use the Chrome browser with the new Blackbaud Grantmaking platform will allow us to work more seamlessly.”

With configurable workflows that combine the power of data with simplified views and access, every Blackbaud Grantmaking user is empowered to work smarter.

“In today’s shifting grantmaking landscape, the demand for better collaboration, increased transparency, enhanced data and analytics, especially around impact and intuitive workflow, continues to grow,” said Kevin McDearis, Blackbaud’s chief products officer. “Blackbaud is driving a stronger social economy, supporting over 40,000 organizations with the most progressive technology solutions in the industry. We are the only grantmaking technology provider that offers organizations a comprehensive suite of purpose-built solutions, connected data from across the social good community, and a configurable grantmaking solution that increase grant effectiveness.”

For more information about Blackbaud Grantmaking, visit www.blackbaud.com/blackbaudgrantmaking. To learn how moving to Blackbaud Grantmaking will make it easy for organizations to manage their grants process strategically and efficiently by registering for an upcoming webinar or requesting a product demo.

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. Although Blackbaud attempts to be accurate in making these forward-looking statements, it is possible that future circumstances might differ from the assumptions on which such statements are based. In addition, other important factors that could cause results to differ materially include the following: general economic risks; uncertainty regarding increased business and renewals from existing customers; continued success in sales growth; management of integration of acquired companies and other risks associated with acquisitions; risks associated with successful implementation of multiple integrated software products; the ability to attract and retain key personnel; risks related to our dividend policy and share repurchase program, including potential limitations on our ability to grow and the possibility that we might discontinue payment of dividends; risks relating to restrictions imposed by the credit facility; risks associated with management of growth; lengthy sales and implementation cycles, particularly in larger organization; technological changes that make our products and services less competitive; and the other risk factors set forth from time to time in the SEC filings for Blackbaud, copies of which are available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or upon request from Blackbaud’s investor relations department. All Blackbaud product names appearing herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blackbaud, Inc.

The Blackbaud Index: 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 8.3 percent for the three months ending February 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 Invites Change Agents to Orlando, Florida for bbcon 2018, the Premier Tech Gathering for Social Good

Charleston, S.C. (March 26, 2018) – Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced that bbcon 2018, the premier tech gathering for organizations and change agents driving social good, will take place in Orlando, Florida, October 9-11 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.

Each year bbcon convenes thousands of change agents to share the latest insights, trends and innovation—from fundraising and marketing strategies, to best practices for accounting and stewardship, to technology advancements, and more. This year, the conference will feature more than 200 expert-led sessions and be joined by some of the world’s most noteworthy voices in the social good movement, offering attendees the chance to:

  • Participate in meaningful conversations with social good leaders and practitioners around the biggest challenges, opportunities, and trends in the sector.
  • Connect with technologists, marketers, administrators, fundraisers, and other social good professionals
  • Expand their vision by being the first to hear about transformative technology innovations coming from Blackbaud and its partners.
  • Get inspired by fresh new ideas and content – all designed specifically for the social good sector – with powerful keynotes, memorable experiences and more.

Attendees will also have access to dedicated content for various roles and markets – from arts and cultural organizations and cause-based nonprofits to educational institutions, healthcare institutions, foundations, corporate giving and more. 

For more information and to register for the premiere tech gathering for organizations and change agents driving social good, visit www.bbconference.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.

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.

Blackbaud’s Mark Furlong Recognized by IR Magazine 2018 Awards

Last night, the IR Magazine Awards – US honored excellence in the investor relations profession at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC. We are excited to share that Blackbaud’s Director of Investor Relations Mark Furlong was named this year’s Rising Star for his fresh thinking and unique approach that has greatly elevated Blackbaud’s reputation with investors.

Since the annual event first launched in 1996, tens of thousands of analysts and investors have voted in the surveys behind the awards. The result: vital benchmarking information on which companies do the best IR.  Over the last two decades the awards program has expanded to recognize more aspects of investor relations, particularly the contributions of senior management, as well as to identify the best IR by sector. More information about the awards, categories and how winners are chosen, visit http://events.irmagazine.com/usawards/.

Congrats to all the deserving winners at this year’s IR Magazine Awards!

NEW eBook! “CSR 2020: Experts Looks Ahead”

Today, the practice of CSR has matured to include strategic philanthropy, employee volunteerism, cause marketing, disaster response, peer-to-peer fundraising, nonprofit board service, and even incorporating social responsibility into core business practices and offerings.

This new ebook, “CSR 2020: Experts Look Ahead,” examines not only all the ways in which CSR has been evolving, but what companies will need to do in the next few years as expectations continue to increase. It compiles perspectives from thought leaders on topics such as employee engagement, human social responsibility, shared value, impact measurement and the SDGs and more who have successfully charted a course through these areas and are helping inform the continued paths forward.

Chapters and Expert Authors Include:

  1. Why Business Should be a Force for Good in Society
    – Daryl Brewster, CEO, CECP
  2. Realizing The Power Of Shared Value
    – Justin Bakule, Executive Director, Shared Value Initiative
  3. Why “Human” Must Replace “Corporate” – The Case for Human Social Responsibility
    – Rachel Hutchisson, VP Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, Blackbaud
  4. The Untapped Potential of Employee Volunteer Programs
    – Danielle Holly, CEO, Common Impact
  5. Developing Human Capital Through Nonprofit Board Service
    – Alice Korngold, CEO, Korngold Consulting
  6. The Future of Our Communities Require Strategic, Long-term Disaster Philanthropy
    – Robert G. Ottenhoff, President & CEO, Center for Disaster Philanthropy
  7. The Future Of Cause Is…Embedded
    – David Hessekiel, President & Founder, Cause Marketing Forum
  8. Elevating Employee Voice With Social Fundraising
    – Jerry Needel, President and General Manager, Blackbaud Consumer Solutions
  9. Impact & the SDGs: Join the Global Conversation
    – Michelle DiSabato, Lead Impact Advisor, Blackbaud Impact Advisory Services

We hope their perspectives will serve as a catalyst to help you engage your company in the journey toward a results-focused, holistic CSR program. Download the ebook at www.foundations.blackbaud.com/white-papers/csr-2020-experts-look-ahead.