Healthcare Organization Yields Impressive Fundraising Results Using Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT with Grateful Patient Solution

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Independent study shows how a healthcare organization can more efficiently identify patients who want to give back as thanks for exceptional care

CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —?Blackbaud BLKB, +1.26% today announced the results of a commissioned Total Economic Impact? (TEI) [1] study conducted by Forrester Consulting, which examines the return on investment that a healthcare organization may experience by deploying Blackbaud’s smart cloud fundraising and relationship management solution along with its wealth and asset screening solution. Forrester found that over a three-year period, a healthcare organization can achieve a 90 percent return on investment, increase the volume of grateful patient gifts raised by gift officers by 40 percent and increase the average size of grateful patient donations by 28 percent.

To evaluate the economic impact, Forrester took a comprehensive approach to its study, interviewing Blackbaud subject matter experts, Forrester analysts and a hospital foundation (Inova Health Foundation) currently using Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT? and Grateful Patient Solution. Using the data, Forrester analysts constructed a financial model representative of the interview using its TEI methodology to identify the cost, benefit, flexibility and risk factors that affect the investment decision.

“For over 35 years, Blackbaud’s innovation, industry expertise and value-added services have helped healthcare organizations excel in fundraising and constituent relationship management,” said Page Bullington, president and general manager of Blackbaud Healthcare Solutions. “The ROI that Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT and Grateful Patient Solution brings Inova goes further than its financial results. Our innovations allow Inova to learn more about its constituents and leverage the combination of better data and enhanced functionality to focus its fundraising efforts, ultimately increasing its efficiency and effectiveness.”

Inova Health Foundation (“Inova”), based in Falls Church, Va., is part of the Inova Health System, a large nonprofit health organization that employs over 17,000 staff throughout five hospitals, 25 assisted living and long-term care facilities, 26 primary care locations and a variety of other health-related services. Previously struggling to identify and target ideal donor prospects, Inova turned to Blackbaud to enhance the technology powering its research, direct mail and gift officer outreach.

Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT and Grateful Patient Solution helped Inova identify grateful patient prospects with high giving potential. “It would be impossible to identify the right patients to talk to without Blackbaud because of the volume coming into our system every day,” said Paige Moses, associate vice president, Foundation Services at Inova Health Foundation. “We’ve been able to set up a process that can handle the volume of constituents Inova sees every day with a very lean staff. Before, we couldn’t get through this volume of constituents.”

After deploying Raiser’s Edge NXT with the Grateful Patient Solution, Inova experienced:

  • Raised an additional $429,511 from grateful patients. Gift officers leveraged better data and technology to target prospects, increasing the number of gifts from grateful patients by 40 percent and the average gift value by 28 percent.
  • Increased direct mail donations, raising an additional $142,300. Inova built highly-targeted direct mail efforts to grateful patients based on data from daily screenings and quarterly modeling.
  • Saved more than $113,000 per year. By replacing legacy solutions and upgrading to the cloud solution, Inova has also been able to greatly improve its efficiencies and productivity.
  • Recaptured $32,000 of increased foundation employee productivity annually. Foundation staff streamlined regular processes to save over 2,000 hours annually with Blackbaud’s solutions.

“Being able to establish a direct mail program that drove over 800 donors in one year versus a former program that only drove 78 donors in 2015 and 105 donors in 2016 is a huge win,” said Jeff Johnson, senior director of Inova Health Foundation.

Learn how Inova increased patient donations while improving productivity using the Blackbaud solutions by downloading the full study at https://hello.blackbaud.com/12227_Healthcare_Forrester_Report.html. Hosted by Blackbaud, join Inova Health Foundation and guest Forrester on September 19 at 2 p.m. ET to learn more about this report in webinar form.

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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.

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Charleston Based Blackbaud and Facebook Scale Online Giving to Bolster Event Fundraising

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Leading tech companies team up to help social good organizations
extend the reach of their peer-to-peer fundraising events

Charleston, S.C. (July 26, 2018) — Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced the general availability of the integration of its cloud fundraising and engagement solutions with Facebook’s fundraising solution. Blackbaud’s integration seamlessly enables the publication of Blackbaud TeamRaiser? fundraisers to Facebook, allowing event supporters to simultaneously solicit donations directly via their own social networks and their TeamRaiser webpages while helping nonprofits view and manage Facebook transactions within TeamRaiser.

Both companies announced this new capability last November, with early adopters JDRF, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Susan G. Komen working alongside Blackbaud and Facebook.

“Blackbaud is the first and only cloud software company to leverage Facebook’s Fundraising API, which provides added value for our Luminate Online? and TeamRaiser customers,” said Mary Beth Westmoreland, chief technology officer at Blackbaud. “We understand that managing fundraising between Facebook and other nonprofit technologies can be challenging for nonprofits, especially reconciling data with existing campaigns. Through this integration, Blackbaud delivers features to give nonprofits seamless access and centralized control over their Facebook fundraising tools, driving campaign awareness, maximizing participant fundraising and maintaining momentum even after events conclude.”

Facebook expands organizations’ fundraising networks while Blackbaud optimizes their fundraising strategy—all in one purpose-built place.

Using the Facebook integration, Blackbaud customers now have a simplified way to manage, process and record Facebook donations in Blackbaud TeamRaiser. The integration helps customers:

  • Improve participant and donor experience – participants can easily reach out to friends and family to reach their goals faster, with donations being made without leaving Facebook.
  • Raise more money, more efficiently – participants can fundraise simultaneously in both Facebook and TeamRaiser; donations will sync between both.
  • Increase reach and efficiency – Facebook Fundraisers are native content and given higher priority on newsfeeds; data is automatically updated in TeamRaiser.

“We’re excited to partner with Blackbaud to help nonprofits optimize their fundraising strategies,” said Emily Dalton Smith, director, Social Good Partnerships, Facebook. “Expanding to peer-to-peer fundraising events will help people generate more impact and even further support the causes they care about.”

Early feedback indicates improved donor experience, increased dollars raised and increased efficiency in managing campaigns across platforms:

“Being able to provide our Ride For Roswell participants with the option to integrate their personal fundraising pages with Facebook Fundraisers was a game changer for our 2018 event,” said Cindy Eller, executive director at Roswell Park Alliance Foundation. “One of our new riders received more than 20 gifts through Facebook within three days of integrating her fundraising page and another received more than 50 gifts and became one of our top fundraisers. These are just two examples that proves this new option was allowing our participants to better leverage their social networks in their fundraising efforts. We are also truly pleased that Facebook donations are processed within Luminate Online and update our participants’ TeamRaiser thermometers in real time. We’re excited by the possibilities of this tool and look forward to incorporating it into our other peer-to-peer fundraising events.”

This integration addresses an important need for Blackbaud customers: an automated, cost-effective and efficient way to leverage the reach of the Facebook platform to activate fundraisers while also managing, processing, and recording those donations directly in their Blackbaud solutions. Blackbaud intends to expand integration capabilities to its entire portfolio of cloud fundraising and engagement solutions in the future.

Discover best practices and case studies of nonprofits who are successfully using Facebook Fundraisers by watching the on-demand Blackbaud webinar.

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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. 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.

Higher Education Institutions Trust Blackbaud CRM to Power Growth and Success

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

CHARLESTON, S.C., July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — 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
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Charleston’s Blackbaud Strengthens Relationship with NetHope as Founding Partner of The Center for the Digital Nonprofit

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CHARLESTON, S.C., July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —?Blackbaud (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 Inaugurates New World Headquarters in South Carolina

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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/PRNewswire/ —?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 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, Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler 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.

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

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Blackbaud Hosts Emerging Female Leader, Vuyiswa Mutshekwane from South Africa, as part of Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women?s Mentoring Partnership Program (PRNewsfoto/Blackbaud)

CHARLESTON, S.C., March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —?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

Blackbaud’s Intelligence for Good? Leverages Advanced Analytics to Transform Data into Mission-Based Outcomes

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Blackbaud's Intelligence for Good offers the market's only set of fully social-good optimized intelligence capabilities. (PRNewsfoto/Blackbaud, Inc.)

CHARLESTON, S.C., July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —?Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today reported that new AI-enabled analytics offerings are available to serve healthcare institutions, higher education institutions and nonprofits. This announcement comes just months after the company announced Intelligence for Good?, its unique approach to optimized intelligence for the social good community.

“As we continue to rapidly innovate, it’s exciting to see customers take advantage of our advanced, AI-enabled analytics to make smarter decisions,” said Richard Becker, president of Blackbaud Target Analytics?. “Organizations are leveraging our intelligent solutions to transform data into high-impact predictive and prescriptive insight that turn their fundraising, advocacy and other interactions into more powerful outcomes.”

Blackbaud Extends Analytics Capabilities within Industry-Leading Healthcare Solution

Blackbaud has enhanced its industry-leading Patient Conversion Model?, which leverages proprietary donor data for advanced insight, to include new capabilities for population health management and patient marketing. The solution leverages a universal patient identifier for identity management resolution and offers a new suite of personal wellness and financial insight that enables both geographic-based prospecting and patient remarketing campaigns.

For the healthcare and hospital market, identifying opportunities to positively affect the population health needs of the community is a primary objective of many hospitals. AI-enabled insight assure cost-effective outreach and audience-specific communication that improves both the population health and addresses the budget concerns of healthcare customers.

“Our latest upgrade came with comprehensive data services wrapped in, allowing us to segment and identify potential donors based on demographics and predictive information like household income and whether they had children–information that helped us make smart decisions as we prepare for a capital campaign.” — Lauren Short, Annual Giving Manager at Riverside Healthcare?

Blackbaud Introduces New Campus-Wide Solutions for Higher Education Institutions

Blackbaud released a new Athletic Giving Model? solution designed to help athletic departments raise more money through the expanded university community and athletic program supporters. “This is the first Target Analytics solution built specifically for athletic departments and booster clubs, expanding universities’ fundraising reach beyond alumni,” noted Becker.

Colleges and universities have many campus visitors including prospective students, ticket buyers, athletics supporters and event-goers. With a dynamic and diverse set of individuals engaging with universities on a regular basis, higher education institutions are looking for intelligence that identifies visiting VIPs in real time so they can build relationships with potential donors. Blackbaud’s Alumni Analytics Solution?enables on-demand wealth screenings and provides actionable insight for every campus visitor, putting the power of AI in the university’s hands.

“Our major gift officers now believe that these predictive analytics can get them in the right living rooms, sitting with the right people who really want to make a difference by donating to the University.” —Margaret Williams, Director of Prospect Research for University of South Dakota Foundation?

New Solution Allows Nonprofits to Understand and Use Affluence Data to Grow Donor Base

Blackbaud also recently introduced Affluence Insight?, a new donor segmentation and research tool, enabling the identification of annual, mid-level and major gift prospects. Designed for nonprofits, researchers and direct marketers, it provides detailed financial attributes and an affluence-driven segmentation system that combines giving behavior, demographics and financial information for high-value prospect identification.

Affluence Insight offers the ability to use AI-powered analytics to identify high-value donor prospects and predict a prospect’s likelihood to give with unparalleled accuracy.

“It’s important for us to show our leadership that the technology we have is helping us drive the mission and program further, such as allowing us to confidently reach every individual through their preferred channels. As we continue to ask what is possible within our organization, we are really relying on Blackbaud to help us determine what’s next, and I think the sky is the limit.” — Andy Schroeder, Director of Development for the Sisters of Charity

For organizations driven to make smarter decisions faster, Blackbaud’s Intelligence for Good offers the market’s only set of fully social-good optimized intelligence capabilities, bringing together the power of AI, analytics, big data and expertise built on the world’s most robust industry-specific data set.

For more information about Blackbaud’s latest Target Analytics solutions visit www.blackbaud.com/target-analytics. For more information about Intelligence for Good, visit www.blackbaud.com/IntelligenceForGood.

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

Media Contact
Nicole McGougan
Public Relations
843-654-3307
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Charleston Based Blackbaud Empowers “The Connected School” at Annual K-12 User Conference

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CHARLESTON, S.C., July 13, 2017 —?Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today welcomed hundreds of change-makers for its annual three day K-12 user conference. Private school professionals from across the sector convened in Boston to discuss industry best practices, collaborate with peers, participate in over 90 hands-on training sessions and hear from company executives.

“We designed this event to further educate, connect and support private school administrators and staff who make so much possible in the world,” said Travis Warren, president of Blackbaud’s K-12 Solutions. “We are working every day to deliver on what you need to ensure your school stays competitive, innovative and sustainable. Our priority is to revolutionize the way private schools operate by creating one solution for school data that enables schools to better achieve their goals.”

Blackbaud’s President and CEO, Mike Gianoni, kicked off the conference reflecting on the company’s rapid innovation highlighting stories of customer success and making commitments to continue delivering purpose-built, high-impact, integrated and open solutions for K-12 private schools.

Dr. Natalie W. Nixon, design strategist at Figure 8 Thinking and founding director of the Strategic Design MBA program at Philadelphia University, joined as opening keynote to share some of the disruptive thinking around inventiveness, play and the future of learning that has been transforming the field of education over the past decade.

Blackbaud highlights latest innovation in response K-12 community needs:

  • Unmatched efficiency to private schools through one solution
  • Rapid innovation and advancements powered by Blackbaud SKY?
  • High-velocity enhancements conceptualized by the community
  • A doubling of Blackbaud Partner Network? providers to expand solution offerings for K-12 private schools

“We’ve completed a significant number of ideas from our K-12 community such as?rubrics, schedule maker improvements, gradebook enhancements and contracts integration with Smart Tuition? and onBoard?,” said Mike Gianoni, Blackbaud’s president and CEO. “We know that adopting intelligent solutions has moved from important to critical in the K-12 space, and our Intelligence for Good? approach — combining big data, analytics, artificial intelligence and expertise — in the our solutions can help schools optimize that data to make strategic decisions.”

Blackbaud’s Chief Technology Officer, Mary Beth Westmoreland, shared more on the company’s open cloud innovation, including SKY API? and SKY Reporting?. Westmoreland and her team discussed roadmap plans that resulted from customer feedback in the areas of: helping schools turn student data into actionable insights, communicating performance, problem-solving for the registrar’s office and more.

Blackbaud will wrap its third and final day of its K-12 user conference on Friday, July 14. To learn more about its annual K-12 User Conference, visit http://k12.blackbaud.com/bbk12uc/. For more information about Blackbaud’s K-12 solutions, visit k12.blackbaud.com.

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

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Charleston based Blackbaud acquires U.K.-based fundraising platform JustGiving for $120 million

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Acquisition to extend Blackbaud’s offerings for peer-to-peer fundraising to drive more charitable giving

CHARLESTON, S.C., June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —?Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s largest cloud software company powering nonprofits and other social good organizations, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire United Kingdom-based online fundraising services provider JustGiving?, whose online social giving platform has played a powerful role in the growth of peer-to-peer fundraising.

Under the purchase agreement for the transaction, Blackbaud has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding equity interests of JustGiving for an aggregate purchase price of £95 million, subject to certain adjustments. The closing of the transaction is anticipated to occur at the conclusion of a customary regulatory review in the U.K. Blackbaud expects to finance the acquisition with cash on hand and borrowings under its existing credit facility.

The acquisition comes as social and mobile giving continue to grow and fundraising driven by individual supporters rallying others in their networks (referred to as “peer-to-peer fundraising” in the sector) plays a significant and growing role in charitable giving. JustGiving has been a leader in peer-to-peer fundraising for both nonprofit organizations as well as individuals (also known as personal crowdfunding), with people in 164 countries raising over $4.5 billion for good causes through its online platform since 2001.

“Today, people are willing to do more than ever before to support causes they care about, but they want to do it on their own terms,” said Jerry Needel, president and general manager of Blackbaud Consumer Solutions. “To put their passion into action, they need technology that gives them the power to connect with other change agents and organizations. Bringing JustGiving into the Blackbaud family reinforces our strong commitment to catalyzing the impact of individual change agents. It’s also part of our commitment to helping social good organizations navigate and respond to key shifts in giving behavior.”

The acquisition will enhance Blackbaud’s capabilities to serve both individual donors and nonprofits, expanding the peer-to-peer fundraising capabilities Blackbaud offers today through TeamRaiser? and everydayhero?, which are used by leading nonprofit organizations to connect their causes to the individuals who support them. The acquisition will also add a new personal crowdfunding capability that can be rolled out in the U.S. and elsewhere, as well as position Blackbaud to better serve the U.K. market, where it has operated for more than two decades, and where JustGiving is a fundraising leader.

“As a software leader exclusively focused on innovation that drives social good, it’s in our DNA to respond to and anticipate changes in the way people give and connect with causes,” said Mike Gianoni, president and CEO of Blackbaud. “This is an exciting next step in our commitment to delivering modern, mobile-first, integrated cloud technology that powers social good. Together, JustGiving’s proven crowdfunding expertise and Blackbaud’s cloud solutions, customer base and leadership in the social economy are a powerful, unmatched combination that will ultimately forge deeper and more effective connections between people and the causes they support. This is the kind of innovation it takes to build a better world.”

Anne-Marie Huby, co-founder and managing director of JustGiving, said: “Social, mobile and the rise of crowdfunding combined are transforming the way people give, and the pace of change is unprecedented. By bringing together JustGiving’s community and social platform with Blackbaud’s unrivalled expertise and capabilities, we will be better able to help great causes reach more people and raise more money, more effectively and intelligently than ever before.”

The two companies have entered into a definitive acquisition agreement as of Friday, June 23, which will undergo a customary regulatory review in the U.K. The transaction is anticipated to close later this year, and the two companies will determine their full integration strategy at that time.

JustGiving is headquartered in London, U.K. Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina with operations around the globe, including in London. JustGiving staff are expected to transition to Blackbaud following the completion of the customary regulatory review and become part of Blackbaud’s London-based International Markets Group, led by Jerome Moisan, senior vice president and president of Blackbaud’s International Markets Group.

About Blackbaud

Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and relationship management, digital marketing, advocacy, accounting, payments, analytics, school management, grant management, corporate social responsibility, and volunteerism. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit?www.blackbaud.com.

About JustGiving

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

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The Blackbaud Institute Uncovers Proven Strategies for Successful Monthly Giving Programs

This new Blackbaud Institute report provides research-backed best practices for marketing, promoting, soliciting and fulfilling a sustained giving program. (PRNewsfoto/Blackbaud)
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New study provides research-backed best practices for marketing, promoting, soliciting and fulfilling a sustained giving program

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —?Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced the availability of a new report, “Sustainers in Focus Part 2: Proven Practices for Success,” featuring research-backed best practices for marketing, promoting, soliciting and fulfilling a sustained giving program. This highly-anticipated second installment of the Sustainers in Focus series released by the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact shares strategies that have been proven to produce significant results for social good organizations based on rigorous research and analysis.

“Until now the sector has only had anecdotal evidence about what might work to make a program successful, but this study explores variances in sustainer program returns across different organizations in different sub-sectors to determine the true research-backed best practices that have worked for real organizations,” said Chuck Longfield, Blackbaud’s chief scientist. “These are proven practices, not just advice that might work, that are shared in a clear, concise way to provide an easy-to-follow roadmap to success. They can be broadly applied and repeated to increase sustainer program performance across the entire sector.”

In Part 1 of the series, “Sustainers in Focus: Uncovering the Value of Retained Revenue,” the Blackbaud Institute concentrated on showing the financial justification for sustainer giving as a strategic approach to building donor base stability and maximizing value. Part 2 documents the best practices for increasing sustainer program performance across the nonprofit sector.

Six Proven Practices Uncovered by Blackbaud’s Sustainers in Focus Part 2 Report

  1. Ask new donors to give on a monthly basis.
  2. Convert multi-year, single donors to sustainers.
  3. Make monthly giving the website default.
  4. Use a credit card updater service and update invalid credit card data.
  5. Encourage donors to use electronic funds transfer.
  6. Steward your sustainers.

“I have been building monthly giving programs for more than 35 years. Monthly giving programs remain one of the best ways for nonprofits to dramatically increase the lifetime value of their average donor,” said Harvey McKinnon, author of the report’s foreword and best-seller Hidden Gold. “In this report, you’ll see the practical strategies that can actually lead organizations to build a thriving monthly donor program…Its research-backed findings provide a proven recipe for success… If you, like me, are always searching for the most effective and efficient fundraising strategies, you’ll find Sustainers in Focus Parts 1 & 2 are invaluable companions.”

For more information about the Blackbaud Institute, visit www.blackbaudinstitute.com. To read the full findings on research-based best practices for sustained giving programs, download the report at www.blackbaudinstitute.com/sustainers.

About Blackbaud
Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community-nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, and individual change agents-Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and relationship management, digital marketing, advocacy, accounting, payments, analytics, school management, grant management, corporate social responsibility, and?volunteerism. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit?www.blackbaud.com.

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.

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