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Breaking Bad Star RJ Mitte to Keynote Blackbaud’s Annual Conference for Nonprofits

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bbcon 2014 will feature a concert by Phil Vassar, more than 160 break-out sessions,
a new thought leadership track and will honor 2014 Nonprofit Impact Award winners

Charleston, S.C.(July 24, 2014) – Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) today announced Breaking Bad and Switched at Birth star, and Shriners Hospitals for Children® Love Ambassador RJ Mitte, as keynote speaker for bbcon 2014. Through its new theme Power On!, the conference, which will be held October 6 – 8 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN, will provide attendees the chance to re-ignite their passion, network with nonprofit leaders and peers, embrace emerging trends and more.

“bbcon gets better every year! It was hard to choose which sessions to attend because there were so many that were targeted and specific to my job,” said Asia Bribiesca-Hedin at nonprofit City of Hope.

rj-mitteFeatured Keynote Speaker: RJ Mitte

Just three years old when he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, RJ never let his disabilities deter his drive to succeed in television and film. RJ will share his story of how Shriners Hospitals for Children played a critical role in his own journey to success.

Through his story, Power on! Turning Your Disadvantages into Advantages, RJ will inspire and empower attendees to turn the things that stand in the way of their success into the very things that can help them reach it. Read RJ’s story.

Attendees will gain new insight and share ideas through more than 160 break-out sessions, many of which qualify for CPE and CFRE credits. Sessions include product roadmaps, hands-on training, Blackbaud technology demonstrations and more. New this year to bbcon is Big Idea Day. Facilitated by leading industry experts, Big Idea Day will offer nonprofit leaders a platform to network and engage in rich dialogue on various thought leadership topics.

In addition, the Blackbaud Nonprofit Impact Awards, which honor nonprofits that use technology to make a positive impact on constituents and society, are open for nominations through August 15. Nonprofits can enter in the following categories: Most Impactful Use of Blackbaud Technology, Best Use of Multichannel Marketing, Best Use of Peer-to-Peer/Special Events, Best Use of Analytics/Prospect Research and Best Fundraising/Support Cultivation Idea. The winner from each category will receive a donation to their organization, plus free registration to bbcon 2014 where they will be honored by Blackbaud and their peers.

To celebrate the work of nonprofits and honor their commitment to making a difference in the world, country music singer/song writer Phil Vassar will put on a special concert on Tuesday, October 7 for attendees.

“bbcon has historically been a powerful venue for nonprofits to exchange ideas, gain insight and acquire tools to embrace technology in meaningful new ways,” said Blackbaud CEO Mike Gianoni. “I’m excited to join all the world-changers in October, and to see how the ideas and relationships catalyzed this year will accelerate momentum in the nonprofit community for years to come.”

For more information or to register, visit www.bbconference.com. Follow the conference news on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bbcon or like Blackbaud on Facebook® at www.facebook.com/blackbaud.

About Blackbaud
Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for more than 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works with more than 30,000 customers in over 60 countries that support higher education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, faith, the environment, independent K12 education, animal welfare and other charitable causes. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud-based and on-premise software solutions and related services for organizations of all sizes including:fundraising, eMarketing, advocacy, constituent relationship management(CRM), financial management, payment solutions, analyticsand vertical-specific solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company by Forbes, InformationWeek, and Software Magazine and honored by Best Places to Work, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

Media Contact

Nicole McGougan
Blackbaud, Inc.
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.

Everydayhero™ and Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Unite To Empower More People to Give Back

Partnership offers Rock ‘n’ Roll event participants a seamless fundraising experience

Charleston, S.C.(July 23, 2014) – Everydayhero, an innovative, cloud-based crowdfunding service from Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), today announced a partnership with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, the world’s largest running series, to expand fundraising opportunities for the 500,000 runners who participate annually. For select Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon events, participants will easily be able to choose their favorite cause and begin fundraising directly from the registration process. The partnership will immediately allow runners to choose from a large database of registered 501c(3) charities, with access to a suite of tools, feedback and support to guide participants throughout the fundraising process.

“We pioneered multi-charity event fundraising in Australia and have seen firsthand how it helps turn fitness-events into powerful forces for good,” said Simon Lockyer, cofounder at everydayhero. “Our experience illustrates that offering a variety of charities for participants to support makes them more likely to fundraise and increases our collective impact, especially for small and mid-size charities. We are thrilled to help the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon community give more to the causes they are passionate about.”

To date, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon participants have raised more than $300M for nonprofits. Integrating everydayhero into the Rock ‘n’ Roll registration process empowers participants to take the reins and start their fundraising journey with all the tools and support they need. Now, when participants register for an event, they will have the ability to begin fundraising with a few clicks. Additionally, participants will see how their event training contributes to their fundraising effort and overall Giving Footprint™.  By tracking the miles run, hours trained and calories burned within the everydayhero platform, participants can see the full impact of their efforts for a cause. Everydayhero and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series are making it easier than ever for participants to combine their training and race experience with giving back to important causes.

“Charity is at the ‘Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ and we’re thrilled to partner with everydayhero to offer participants yet another way to get excited about running,” said Dave Hussa, vice president of charity partnerships for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. “Integrating everydayhero into our registration platform will make it even easier for participants to run for a reason, beyond living a healthy and active lifestyle.”

Because everydayhero also integrates with Blackbaud’s nonprofit CRM solution, The Raiser’s Edge©, many nonprofits who are beneficiaries of the race will have seamless visibility into donations that result from the events, which allows them to thank and further engage supporters in the future with ease.

“The inclusion of everydayhero in the race experience is further confirmation of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series’ commitment to make the world a better place through racing,” said Tracy Evans, National Director — Team In Training, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. “This program gives everyone in a race the opportunity to have an enhanced training experience while making their personal race endeavors more meaningful.  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society looks forward to celebrating thousands of everyday heroes through their journey at upcoming Rock ‘n’ Roll races.”

Everydayhero is integrated with an ecosystem of applications and tools — including MapMyFitness, VolunteerMatch, Twitter and Facebook — that people use every day, and often in conjunction with a fundraising effort. Information from these tools and apps is aggregated, tracked and visualized in an individual’s Giving Footprint™, which shows the true impact of their efforts for a cause over time. To find out more about everydayhero visit everydayhero.com.

About Blackbaud
Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works with more than 30,000 customers in over 60 countries that support higher education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, faith, the environment, independent K-12 education, animal welfare and other charitable causes. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud-based and on-premise software solutions and related services for organizations of all sizes including:fundraising, eMarketing, advocacy, constituent relationship management(CRM), financial management, payment solutions, analyticsand vertical-specific solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company by Forbes, InformationWeek, and Software Magazine and honored by Best Places to Work, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

About the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series
Organized by Competitor Group, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is the ‘World’s Largest Running Series’ with more than 500,000 runners taking part in festival events around the world every year. The series started in 1998 with the simple idea of making running fun, which has transformed the U.S. running landscape by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. Today, the series of marathons and half-marathons has spread to more than 28 destination cities, drawing visitors from around the world. Over the 17-year history of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, charity partners have raised more than $300 million through the events for a variety of worthy causes. Race weekends kick off with a free Health & Fitness Expo with exhibitors offering samples and showcasing the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and much more. Events culminate with an entertaining finish line festival featuring some of the biggest names in music, with headliners like Pitbull, FloRida, Cheap Trick and Bret Michaels. For more information, please visit RunRocknRoll.com or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.

Media Contacts

Kristen Ford
Everydayhero
415-625-8555
everydayhero@launchsquad.com

Nicole McGougan
Blackbaud, Inc.
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 Heightens Focus on Operational Excellence

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Hires experts to take quality, operational effectiveness and customer satisfaction to new levels

Charleston, S.C.(July 10, 2014) –Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB),a leading global provider of software and services for nonprofits, today announced two key leadership hires to oversee a newly formed function chartered with driving customer satisfaction through operational excellence and quality improvement. Bringing more than 60 years of combined leadership experience, Steve Halleck assumed the role of vice president of business operations, and Steve Hodlin joins as director of operational excellence.

The formation of this dedicated function follows a commitment to a new standard of quality made by Blackbaud CEO Mike Gianoni in May. “Blackbaud is committed to bringing the best thinking, innovation and quality to our products and services, while delivering an outstanding customer experience,” said Gianoni. “Steve Halleck and Steve Hodlin’s combined expertise will catalyze increased operational improvements across Blackbaud that will position our nonprofit customers for even greater success.”

As leader of the new function, Halleck brings significant experience leading teams to operational excellence and enhanced business performance. Most recently, as senior vice president, group operations, Financial Institutions Group at Fiserv, Inc., (Nasdaq: FISV) he oversaw business planning, best practice operationalization, quality improvement and strategic initiative execution for seven businesses with $1 billion in combined revenue contribution. Halleck also served in a variety of other software engineering, quality assurance, and operational maturity roles throughout his 32-year career in technology services.

“I’m excited to join such a talented team that is so passionate about their work and the nonprofits they serve,” said Halleck.  “Blackbaud’s heightened focus on operational excellence will allow us to consistently innovate with increased efficacy, engage opportunities with agility and deliver a high-value experience for nonprofit customers as they work to change the world.”

Joining Halleck is Steve Hodlin, a nationally-recognized expert in process improvement, lean six sigma and quality management. Hodlin previously served as vice president, performance excellence at Video Gaming Technologies, Inc. where he delivered a systematic improvement process that increased organizational effectiveness while significantly driving down operating expenses. During his 30+ year career, Hodlin has applied his quality and process improvement expertise in several industries, including financial services, semiconductor equipment, and data communications and internetworking.

“I look forward working alongside the dedicated and passionate Blackbaud team as we come together to provide customers with increased value through standard-setting product quality, service and support,” said Hodlin.

About Blackbaud
Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works with more than 30,000 customers in over 60 countries that support higher education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, faith, the environment, independent K-12 education, animal welfare and other charitable causes. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud-based and on-premise software solutions and related services for organizations of all sizes including:fundraising, eMarketing, advocacy, constituent relationship management(CRM), financial management, payment solutions, analyticsand vertical-specific solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company by Forbes, InformationWeek, and Software Magazine and honored by Best Places to Work, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

Media Contact

Nicole McGougan
Blackbaud, Inc.
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.

Q2 Reward Your Passion Grants Announced

It’s a lot of fun working with people who are dedicated to the nonprofit sector both personally and professionally.  Every day at Blackbaud, my colleagues help 28,000 nonprofits across the globe spend more time on their mission.  That’s why it’s great to recognize their service to nonprofit organizations in their communities.

Through our Reward Your Passion program, grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations in honor of my colleagues’ service to causes they care about.  The employee applies for a grant on behalf of the organization and the grants are awarded based on their passion and commitment to the organization.  The organization gets hands on or skills-based help from a very dedicated volunteer AND a grant from Blackbaud!

Congratulations to all the Q2 2014 winners!

24 Hours of Booty

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Charleston

Camp Happy Days

Columbus Fellowship Club

Corpus Callosum

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

East Cooper Breakfast Rotary

Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina

Metropolitan School of the Arts

Mountain Child

Park West Campus Education Fund

Postpartum Support Charleston

Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation

Stand Up to Cancer

Tremont Gardeners

USNA Parents Club of Indiana

Blackbaud Expands The Raiser’s Edge CRM Capabilities

Nonprofit software leader offers new fundraising, analytics, social, mobile and other capabilities

Charleston, S.C. (July 8, 2014) – Today, Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) announced significant enhancements to its flagship CRM solution, The Raiser’s Edge®. This powerful new functionality, which is immediately available to customers, will help mid-size nonprofits better engage supporters, improve data health and boost fundraising efforts.

“The Raiser’s Edge has been the gold standard for fundraising and supporter engagement for many years,” said Charlie Cumbaa, Blackbaud’s senior vice president of corporate and product strategy. “Our customers expect us to keep innovating so they can focus on mission excellence. Today’s announcement, which unlocks new fundraising, data health and analytics, social media, mobile and other capabilities for The Raiser’s Edge customers, is just the beginning of significant innovation planned over the next 12 months to help nonprofits increase impact while creating internal efficiencies.”

Raiser’s Edge enhancements include:

  • Crowdfunding with everydayhero™ – Nonprofits can unlock new revenue streams and grow their database by offering fans an easy-to-use, self-service fundraising tool. In a matter of minutes, supporters can create their own fundraising campaigns, share them on social media and track progress online—with seamless data integration to The Raiser’s Edge.
  • Credit Card Updater – Nonprofits now have access to functionality that automatically ensures donor credit card information is up to date, reducing gift loss and saving hours of research, phone calls and data entry time each month.
  • Event Mobile App and MobilePay – Nonprofits can now register event attendees, check them in and accepts all forms of payments with an iPad. The financial and contact data is then instantly updated in The Raiser’s Edge with no manual entry.
  • Data Health Scorecard – Nonprofits will now benefit from built-in analytics capability that automatically analyzes and scores the quality of their data on a quarterly basis. Recommendations are then made to improve database quality, with a view into the potential benefit of making those improvements.

“The new enhancements now available within The Raiser’s Edge will solve a lot of functional, real-world problems,” said Jonathan Puddle, director of retail and donor operations for nonprofit Catch the Fire. “Essentially, these enhancements are the icing on The Raiser’s Edge cake and will save us a tremendous amount of manual labor time.”

“We promised nonprofit customers a wave of enhancements to The Raiser’s Edge that addressed emerging needs and positioned them for new levels of success,” added Cumbaa. “Today’s announcement—which offers customers the opportunity to see immediate, impressive outcomes—is just a sample of significant innovation forthcoming for The Raiser’s Edge and our entire CRM portfolio. Any nonprofit looking to expand its donor base, grow revenue and increase internal productivity should strongly consider The Raiser’s Edge because our industry-leading CRM solution is about to get even better.”

Customers can view the full enhancement set or learn more about The Raiser’s Edge by visiting: www.blackbaud.com/raisersedge.

About Blackbaud
Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works with more than 30,000 customers in over 60 countries that support higher education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, faith, the environment, independent K-12 education, animal welfare and other charitable causes. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud-based and on-premise software solutions and related services for organizations of all sizes including: fundraising, eMarketing, advocacy, constituent relationship management (CRM), financial management, payment solutions, analytics and vertical-specific solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company by Forbes, InformationWeek, and Software Magazine and honored by Best Places to Work, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

Media Contact

Nicole McGougan
Blackbaud, Inc.
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: Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Increased 0.9% in May

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The Blackbaud Index today reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits increased 0.9% and online giving increased 8.1% for the three months ending May 2014 as compared to the same period in 2013.

As reported in the recently released Charitable Giving Report, overall charitable giving grew 4.9% and online giving grew 13.5% for the full year 2013 compared to the full year 2012. Visit the interactive infographic to view highlights from the report.

The Blackbaud Index provides the most up-to-date information on charitable giving today. Tracking more than $13 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 now 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 or text alerts, read about the methodology, or access special reports, visit www.blackbaud.com/blackbaudindex.

In addition, The Blackbaud Index Canada, which tracks charitable giving to the Canadian nonprofit sector, today reported overall charitable giving decreased 6.8% and online giving increased 4.8% for the three months ending May 2014. The Canadian Index draws its data from 285 organizations that raise more than $700 million a year and can be accessed at www.blackbaud.ca/blackbaudindex.

About Blackbaud
Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works with more than 30,000 nonprofit customers in over 60 countries that support higher education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, faith, the environment, independent K-12 education, animal welfare and other charitable causes. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud-based and on-premise software solutions and related services for organizations of all sizes including:fundraising software, online fundraising software, event fundraising software, eMarketing, social media, advocacy, constituent relationship management (CRM), analytics,financial managementand vertical-specific solutions for ticketing, school management, and more. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

Media Contact

Nicole McGougan
Blackbaud, Inc.
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; risks associated with our products and services capability to provide online giving experiences; risks related to uncertainty regarding market acceptance of products and services, including the adoption of online fundraising; risks associated with the capability of our products and services to aggregate data from multiple external sources and the ability to successfully use those aggregations, including those aggregations related to a unique Giving Footprint; the ability to achieve success in fundraising initiatives; risks associated with successful implementation of multiple integrated software products; delays or interruptions in hosted services; failure to securely collect, store and transmit personal information and the other risk factors set forth from time to time in the SEC filings for Blackbaud, copies of which are available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or upon request from Blackbaud’s investor relations department. All Blackbaud product names appearing herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blackbaud, Inc.

Blackbaud’s Cloud-based eTapestry CRM First to Add Integrated Data Services from Target Analytics

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Data Health Scorecard and AddressFinder help small and growing nonprofits quickly and easily harness the power of data  

 Charleston, S.C.(June 26, 2014) – Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) today released upgrades to its cloud-based eTapestry CRM solution that, for the first time in a Blackbaud product, integrates fully automated data services from Blackbaud’s Target Analytics division. These data service tools, which include the Data Health Scorecard and Address Finder, will initially focus on making it easier and more cost effective for nonprofits to improve the quality of donor information. The Data Health Scorecard will serve as the foundational tool to bring automated data health and analytics into the eTapestry solution.

“Everything about the new AddressFinder feature in eTapestry is just smooth,” said Karen Charnes, database manager at Senior Services for South Sound. “It was so intuitive that I could just jump right in and press ‘GO’ without having to watch any training videos. The set up made it so easy for me to do a mass update, without having to do any manual formatting in Excel. I’m so excited to schedule this service for all of our future outreach campaigns!”

Key New eTapestry Features Include:

  • Data Health Scorecard –The Data Health Scorecard provides data quality screening automatically each quarter, delivering an A, B or C rating based on the quality of the records in an organization’s database. The Scorecard then quantifies that score with the amount of money that is being lost due to data problems and provides recommendations to improve database quality.
  • AddressFinder – The AddressFinder connects directly with the Data Health Scorecard. The service automatically returns updated address information for any individual, family or business that has moved within the last 48 months, and integrates this information with eTapestry for easy processing.  AddressFinder helps organizations minimize mailing costs, improve response rates and ensure compliance with U.S. postal regulations.

“Historically, we have provided a wide range of data services to our customers that greatly improve the quality of information they have to better manage relationships with their supporters,” said Charlie Cumbaa, Blackbaud’s senior vice president of new business development. “The new integrated data services tools in eTapestry, introduced with this release, will help all customers better understand the health of their data and easily take action to improve data quality.  With better information, we know organizations can build stronger relationships with supporters and more effectively fundraise to support their missions.”

eTapestry is a flexible, cloud-based fundraising software platform that helps small and developing nonprofits with limited resources scale and grow. For more information, visit: https://www.blackbaud.com/fundraising-crm/etapestry-donor-management.

About Blackbaud
Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works with more than 30,000 customers in over 60 countries that support higher education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, faith, the environment, independent K-12 education, animal welfare and other charitable causes. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud-based and on-premise software solutions and related services for organizations of all sizes including:fundraising, eMarketing, advocacy, constituent relationship management(CRM), financial management, payment solutions, analyticsand vertical-specific solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company by Forbes, InformationWeek, and Software Magazine and honored by Best Places to Work, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

Media Contact

Andy Prince
Blackbaud, Inc.
512-289-4728
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 Ranks Most Generous Online U.S. Cities for 2013; More than $822 Million Donated Online from 265 Cities

Seattle earns top spot for 2013

Charleston, S.C. (June 19, 2014) — When it comes to charitable giving, some U.S. locales consistently rise to the top in their adoption of digital giving channels. Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) today released its sixth annual ranking of the Most Generous Online U.S. Cities in 2013 based on online giving data from Blackbaud customers. Seattle, WA, earned the top spot, followed by Alexandria, VA and Atlanta, GA.

The report ranks the 265 cities with total population of more than 100,000 based on per capita online giving and total amount donated online through Blackbaud’s suite of online giving solutions. More than $822 million from 8.3 million donations was given online by donors in the 265 major cities.

The current rankings come from donations processed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2013.

Top Ten Most Generous Online US Cities
A ranking of large cities (population > 100,000) based on per capita online giving in 2013:

  1. Seattle, WA
  2. Alexandria, VA
  3. Atlanta, GA
  4. Washington, DC
  5. Cambridge, MA
  6. Ann Arbor, MI
  7. Arlington, VA
  8. Cincinnati, OH
  9. Bellevue, WA
  10. San Francisco, CA

“Online giving continues to be an important part of a nonprofit’s overall strategy,” said Steve MacLaughlin, director of product management for Blackbaud. “We continue to see growth in online giving and it is helping to drive fundraising results across nonprofits of all sizes.”

From a regional perspective based on the U.S. Census grouping of states, the top 25 large cities rank accordingly: the West achieves the number one spot (eight cities), followed by the South (seven cities), the Midwest (seven cities) and lastly the Northeast (three cities). To view the complete rankings of large U.S. cities, visit www.blackbaud.com/mostgen.

About Blackbaud
Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works with more than 30,000 customers in over 60 countries that support higher education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, faith, the environment, independent K-12 education, animal welfare and other charitable causes. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud-based and on-premise software solutions and related services for organizations of all sizes including: fundraising, eMarketing, advocacy, constituent relationship management (CRM), financial management, payment solutions, analytics and vertical-specific solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company by Forbes, InformationWeek, and Software Magazine and honored by Best Places to Work, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

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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 in the news: Blackbaud Acquires WhippleHill

Each week, we post articles featuring Blackbaud news and articles penned by Blackbaud staff – here is this week’s Blackbaud in the News:

  • The Post & Courier: “Charleston software firm Blackbaud makes New Hampshire acquisition”

Blackbaud Inc. is looking to expand its reach in the education field with its $35 million cash purchase of a New England software firm. The Daniel Island technology company said Tuesday that it has acquired WhippleHill Communications Inc., a small Bedford, N.H., firm that caters exclusively to K-12 private schools. The deal closed Monday, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Read the full article

  • The Nonprofit Times: “Blackbaud Pays $35 Million For WhippleHill”

Blackbaud has added another company to its string of acquisitions, purchasing the education software company WhippleHill Communications, Inc., for $35 million.

The New Hampshire-based WhippleHill, founded in 1998, provides cloud-based programs for K12 private schools. According to Blackbaud President and CEO Mike Gianoni, the organization will merge with Blackbaud’s existing K12 education solutions group, forming an expanded team dedicated to K12 private schools. Read the full article

  • Charleston Regional Business Journal:  “Blackbaud acquires education software company WhippleHill for $35M”

Daniel Island-based Blackbaud Inc. is expanding its presence in the education sector with its acquisition of New Hampshire-based WhippleHill Communications Inc. for $35 million. The all-cash deal closed Monday, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

“Both companies share a passion for supporting and advancing the education sector, and this new structure allows us to collaborate in a way that will springboard innovation and offer K-12 private schools an unrivaled solution set,” said Travis Warren, former president and founder of WhippleHill.  Read the full article

  • New Hampshire Business Review: “S.C. firm acquires N.H.’s WhippleHill for $35m”

Bedford-based WhippleHill Communications was acquired Monday for $35 million by Blackbaud Inc. of Charleston, S.C.

The 16-year-old New Hampshire Company is a cloud software provider for over 400 K-12 private schools in the U.S. It sells products that include online management systems for students’ report cards, attendance and fundraising. WhippleHill also serves as a consultant for private schools’ online activities and manages school websites. Read the full article

Nonprofit Software Leader Blackbaud Acquires WhippleHill

Acquisition Expands Cloud-Based Offerings for K12 Private Schools

Charleston, S.C. (June 17, 2014) Today, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), a leading provider of nonprofit software and services, announced the acquisition of WhippleHill Communications, Inc., a New Hampshire-based software company that exclusively serves K12 private schools through its innovative, cloud-based solutions.

“We’re pleased to bring WhippleHill’s expertise into the company,” said Blackbaud President and CEO, Mike Gianoni. “By combining WhippleHill’s innovative, cloud-based front-office solutions for parents, teachers and students with Blackbaud’s preeminent back-office solutions and award-winning support, K12 private schools will have access—like never before—to a comprehensive suite of best-in-class offerings that are “integrated by design” to help them manage the entire education lifecycle. Blackbaud remains committed to leadership in the K12 technology sector through innovation and unprecedented quality, customer experience and support. Today’s announcement is an example of the investment we’re making to bring even greater value—both near and long-term—to academic institutions around the world.”

The WhippleHill organization will merge with Blackbaud’s existing K12 education solutions group, forming an expanded team dedicated to K12 private schools. The new group will be led by former WhippleHill President and Founder, Travis Warren, who will report to Kevin Mooney, President, Blackbaud’s General Market Business Unit.

“We’re excited to join the Blackbaud organization,” said Travis Warren, President and Founder of WhippleHill, now Vice President and General Manager of Blackbaud’s K12 Private Schools Group. “Both companies share a passion for supporting and advancing the education sector, and this new structure allows us to collaborate in a way that will springboard innovation and offer K12 private schools an unrivaled solution set. In an industry where customers are frustrated by multi-vendor solutions with lackluster integration, K12 private schools will now have what they’ve been asking for—access to a comprehensive set of solutions that meet their needs and work well together, under the leadership and support of a single technology company that is highly invested in their success.”

The combination expands Blackbaud’s addressable market and further positions the company as one of the largest cloud-based vendors in the world. Gianoni added: “For 30 years, the nonprofit community has counted on Blackbaud solutions to help them change the world. Today’s announcement is a reflection of our unwavering commitment to product and service innovation at the leading edge of the nonprofit sector. Coupled with unparalleled customer service and a passion for seeing customers succeed, we’re well-positioned to create new value for customers, increase profitability and grow competitive share.”

About Blackbaud
Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works with more than 30,000 customers in over 60 countries that support higher education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, faith, the environment, Private K12 education, animal welfare and other charitable causes. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud-based and on-premise software solutions and related services for organizations of all sizes including: fundraising, eMarketing, advocacy, constituent relationship management (CRM), financial management, payment solutions, analytics and vertical-specific solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company by Forbes, InformationWeek, and Software Magazine and honored by Best Places to Work, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

About WhippleHill
As a leading provider of cloud-based technology solutions for K12 private schools, WhippleHill is committed to helping academic institutions serve students, parents and teachers with excellence. Through their content management, student information management, enrollment management and learning management solutions, WhippleHill provides seamless pathways for schools to manage information and communicate. WhippleHill works with more than 450 schools across North America and is based in Bedford, NH. For more information about WhippleHill, visit www.WhippleHill.com

Forward-looking Statements
Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations, and assumptions contained in this news release are forward-looking statements which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the direction of our company and solutions. These statements 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: risks related to the integration of the acquired company; risks associated with management and achievement of growth; 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. Blackbaud assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law. All Blackbaud product names appearing herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blackbaud, Inc.

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Blackbaud, Inc.
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