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      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.

      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 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 Hosts Emerging Female Leader from South Africa as part of Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership Program

      Charleston, S.C. (March 8, 2018) – Today, on International Women’s Day, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, is pleased to announce that the company will again host an emerging businesswoman mentee as a part of this year’s Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership program facilitated by the U.S. State Department and Fortune. Blackbaud welcomes Vuyiswa Mutshekwane, CEO of the South African Institute of Black Party Practitioners (SAIBPP) in Johannesburg, South Africa, for two weeks of on-site mentoring with its executive leaders.

      The Fortune – U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership connects talented, emerging businesswomen from all over the world with top American female executives. With the goal of providing the international women with the skills and experience to support growth and prosperity in their countries, the program begins in Washington, D.C., where they meet with senior women in government, business, and the nonprofit sector. Their two-week onsite professional mentorships give them the opportunity to learn about building a business and critical leadership skills, and cultivate a valuable network of global professionals.

      “We’re proud to participate in this program again to empower and support emerging leaders from around the world, advancing the status of women in business,” said Mike Gianoni, Blackbaud president and CEO. “I am proud of the great work our female leaders take on in their communities, sharing their expertise and wisdom with many important causes, such as the Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership program. We hope to provide Vuyiswa the tools she needs and access to networks for strengthening her business and home community after the program concludes.”

      Each program participant is assigned a female executive mentor to help the mentee develop skills, network with international leaders, share best practices, and more. Mutshekwane will be paired up with mentor Amy Lucia, who is Blackbaud’s vice president of Corporate Marketing and a former nonprofit CMO. During her two-week visit, Mutshekwane will meet with Blackbaud executives, partner with Blackbaud innovation teams and meet prominent leaders in Charleston’s robust business community on topics including: business planning and strategy, leadership development, marketing and branding, and more.

      “Many of Blackbaud’s customers are deeply involved in issues impacting women around the world and it’s imperative, now more than ever, that women everywhere are given access to platforms that enable them to develop their leadership capabilities and to take active roles in shaping society,” said Lucia. “Vuyiswa has built an impressive organization with great potential to scale. As someone who has personally benefited from great mentors and development opportunities throughout my career, I look forward to partnering with Vuyiswa to strengthen her networks and create experiential learning opportunities that will help take SAIBPP and those it empowers to new levels of impact.”

      SAIBPP is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to address the under representation of previously marginalized groups including people of color, women and youth in the property industry and related value-chain.  The organization is tasked with creating, running and facilitating programs with a core focus on education, small and medium size enterprise development, skills development, and advocacy in the property sector and built environment. SAIBPP currently has 926 members comprised of corporate members, individuals and state-owned entities / government departments.

      “I want to thank Fortune and the U.S. State Department for selecting me to participate in this special mentorship program,” said Mutshekwane. “Through this program and Blackbaud’s mentorship, I’ll be able to collaborate with innovative, purpose-driven leaders to help amplify the work we are currently doing, and most importantly, contribute positively to the future of Africa.”

      For more information about Blackbaud, visit www.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.

      Media Contact
      Nicole McGougan
      Public Relations Manager
      843-654-3307
      media@blackbaud.com

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

      The Blackbaud Index reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits increased 1.8 percent while online giving increased 13.1 percent for the three months ending January 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.

      Leading Higher Education Institutions Achieve Success with Blackbaud CRM

      Software leader deepens partnership with the educational advancement
      community to better serve colleges and universities 

      Charleston, S.C. (February 27, 2018) – Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today reported solid growth in adoption and satisfaction rates of Blackbaud CRM™ among higher education institutions seeking a powerful yet adaptable fundraising and relationship management solution to improve constituent engagement, fundraising outcomes and campus-wide collaboration. The company has also deepened its continued global partnership with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and will be showcasing its latest innovations as a platinum-level sponsor at the DRIVE/ Conference, which is currently underway in Seattle.

      University of Western Ontario selected Blackbaud CRM to help power the University’s mission forward,” said Drew Martin, executive director of Technology Solutions at University of Western Ontario. “During our selection process, it was critical that we found a mobile, flexible, cloud solution that improves engagement, helps us leverage relationships and supports us in achieving our fundraising goals.”

      Blackbaud CRM is a single solution for managing relationships, online applications, analytics, multichannel marketing, services, and expertise that empowers institutions to increase fundraising dollars, retain more donors, and grow more support. Blackbaud CRM customers now also have the option to leverage the power of Microsoft Azure’s world-class cloud service. With the broadest global footprint, largest compliance portfolio, and enterprise-level SLAs, Azure offers customers a robust, resilient, and reliable cloud environment.

      With goals to improve constituent engagement, fundraising outcomes, and collaboration, Georgia Tech Foundation led an extensive CRM evaluation process for campus units including Georgia Tech Office of Development, Alexander-Tharpe Fund (A-T), and Georgia Tech Alumni Association. “We chose to partner with Blackbaud because we trust that its comprehensive alumni and development CRM solution will help power the mission and future ambition of the Institute,” said Dwight Dozier, chief information officer of the Georgia Tech Foundation. “Blackbaud CRM stood out during the selection process because it provided a flexible cloud solution with proven results in development and alumni programs. Also important, was selecting a technology partner that would provide a long-term vision and partnership for the university and foundation.”

      “One of our main objectives with Blackbaud CRM was to remove the requirement for specialist knowledge and to ensure that everyone had access to data,” said Richard Neate, executive head of supporter operations at University College London. “Feedback shows the new system is being used extensively by everyone. We’re making savings in time because of this, and we’re working a lot smarter as a result. We’ve definitely raised the profile of the database within the development team.”

      Syracuse University, Cornell Co-operative Extension and Florida State University are among the long list of higher education institutions with the goals of driving outcomes and achieving improved results that recently selected or chose to expand their partnership with Blackbaud.

      “As the leading cloud software company powering social good, Blackbaud is always looking for new, innovative ways to meet customers’ needs,” said Tim Hill, president of Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions. “With measurement, outcomes, and customer success at its center, colleges and universities that use Blackbaud CRM are best positioned for a lower total cost of ownership and improved results. Partnering with Microsoft to fuel Blackbaud CRM with the power of Microsoft Azure is just one of the many ways we continue to bring the latest innovation to customers through our flexible, scalable and secure CRM solutions.”

      To learn more about how Blackbaud CRM is helping higher education institutions advance their missions, connect with Blackbaud in person during the CASE DRIVE/ Conference 2018 by visiting the Blackbaud booth located in the Grand Ballroom Foyer, second level at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. 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, 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

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      Acclaimed Technology Executive to Join Blackbaud as Enterprise President

      Kevin Gregoire to Take the Helm of Social Good Software Leader’s
      Enterprise Business as Blackbaud’s Brian Boruff Steps in to Build Global Partner Channel

      Charleston, S.C. (February 22, 2018) — Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, announced today that Kevin Gregoire will join the company in April as Group President overseeing its Enterprise Market Group (EMG) for North America.  Brian Boruff, former EMG leader, has been tapped to expand Blackbaud’s Partner Ecosystem & Global Alliances business.

      Gregoire joins Blackbaud with more than 20 years of leadership experience in the software industry with responsibilities spanning product management, business development, sales, support and more. He is a 16-year veteran of Fiserv, a global provider of financial services technology solutions, where he played a leadership role in the company’s growth.

      Most recently at Fiserv, Gregoire had full P&L accountability for one of the company’s operating groups and was responsible for a portfolio of businesses as a Group President. Under his leadership, the business achieved revenue growth while optimizing technology platforms and expanding customer support. During his tenure at Fiserv, Gregoire served in other key leadership roles including Division President and Chief Operating Officer, Card Services, and Senior Vice President of Product and Network Strategy.

      “Blackbaud serves many of the world’s largest, most recognized enterprise social good brands,” said Mike Gianoni, president & CEO of Blackbaud. “We see it as our responsibility to not only help customers achieve digital transformation, but also to partner with them to achieve measurable mission impact every day. Kevin Gregoire knows how to do this well; bringing deep acumen in the software industry and an understanding of what it truly takes to build a world-class customer experience. He’s the right leader at the right time to lead our enterprise business to new levels of customer satisfaction and growth.”

      Gregoire is also a veteran of the United States Army, where he served as Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers and was awarded three Army Commendation Medals. He has a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and a MBA from the F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College. Gregoire will report directly to President and CEO Mike Gianoni and will serve on the company’s executive leadership team.

      “One constant we can count on is that the digital landscape is changing rapidly, and all companies and organizations need a thoughtful strategy to consume this change in an agile and flexible way or they risk being left behind,” said Gregoire. “Social good organizations deserve the same kind of innovation, partnership and transformation support as for-profit players, and Blackbaud completely gets that. I’ve never encountered a company with a staff so completely obsessed with driving global good. That, along with a relentless focus on innovation, is an incredible combination. I look forward to joining the team and unlocking new ways to help enterprise organizations thrive in their work to change the world.”

      With this announcement, Brian Boruff, former head of EMG, will transition to build and lead Blackbaud’s Partner Ecosystem and Global Alliances business, continuing to report directly to Mike Gianoni as a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team. This change will put a higher emphasis on the growing partner program at Blackbaud and on high impact partnerships like the expanded Microsoft partnership announced in the fall.

      “As we work to power an ecosystem of good in a cloud context, the role of partners has become even more critical”, said Gianoni.  “From ensuring a robust partner program for those who sell and service our solutions, to expanding resources for tech providers who leverage our open REST APIs to complement our offerings, to forming strategic global alliances with like-minded industry leaders, we can create a network effect that strengthens the entire social economy at a greater speed and scale than we could do on our own. Brian’s extensive experience leading at software industry players with thriving partner ecosystems made him the ideal fit to re-envision and build this critical business.”

      For more about Blackbaud’s 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.

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      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.

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