Blackbaud Named One of the 2011 Best Places to Work in South Carolina

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We salute companies like Blackbaud that prove South Carolina has some of the greatest employers in the nation. These companies provide excellent jobs for South Carolinians and serve as examples to other businesses.

Blackbaud, Inc., (NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading global provider of software and services designed for nonprofit organizations, has once again been named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.

“We are excited to be recognized for the second year in a row as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina,” said John Mistretta, Blackbaud’s senior vice president of human resources. “Our employees value our mission which is centered on the crossroads of technology and philanthropy. We think Blackbaud is a cool place to work with great clients and great employees.”

Serving the nonprofit sector for 30 years, Blackbaud combines technology and expertise to help nonprofits achieve their missions. Blackbaud has 2200 employees globally with approximately 1200 located at its global headquarters in Charleston and more than 1000 in its satellite offices throughout the United States — including Alexandria, Cambridge, Indianapolis, Miami, and San Diego — as well as around the world in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Mexico, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

“We salute companies like Blackbaud that prove South Carolina has some of the greatest employers in the nation,” said Otis Rawl, president and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. “These companies provide excellent jobs for South Carolinians and serve as examples to other businesses.”

Blackbaud offers employees:

  •     An opportunity to be a part of a growing, award-winning company. Blackbaud is traded on the NASDAQ under BLKB and in 2010, was ranked as one of Forbes’ 100 Best Small Companies in America.
  •     Work with a purpose. Blackbaud employees work with more than 24,000 nonprofit organizations around the world, making an impact on their missions, which range in focus from higher education and healthcare to human services and arts and culture. Eighty-five percent of employees said that Blackbaud’s focus on nonprofits was a key factor in their decision to join the company.
  •     A unique philanthropic corporate culture. Blackbaud fosters a strong, active corporate citizenship model by providing employee-directed software and monetary donations, providing indices of charitable giving, participating in green challenges, hosting volunteer fairs, and more. At Blackbaud, more than 90 percent of employees volunteered within the last 12 months totaling almost 100,000 volunteer hours. Learn more by reading Blackbaud’s 2010 Corporate Citizenship Year in Review.

The Best Places to Work in South Carolina program is sponsored by the S.C. Chamber of Commerce, the Society for Human Resource Management S.C. State Council, SCJobMarket.com SC Biz News, the publisher of SCBIZ magazine, the Charleston Regional Business Journal, the Columbia Regional Business Report and GSA Business. Best Companies Group, a workplace consulting firm, used employer benefit and policy questionnaires and employee surveys to measure engagement and satisfaction.

For more information about careers at Blackbaud, visit http://www.blackbaud.com/careers.

About Blackbaud
Blackbaud is the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, enabling them to improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships, and raise more money to support their missions. Approximately 24,000 organizations — including The American Red Cross, Cancer Research UK, Earthjustice, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Lincoln Center, The Salvation Army, The Taft School, Tulsa Community Foundation, Ursinus College, the WGBH Educational Foundation, and Yale University — use one or more Blackbaud products and services for fundraising, constituent relationship management, financial management, website management, direct marketing, education administration, ticketing, business intelligence, prospect research, consulting, and analytics. Since 1981, Blackbaud’s sole focus and expertise has been partnering with nonprofits and providing them the solutions they need to make a difference in their local communities and worldwide. Headquartered in the United States, Blackbaud also has operations in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://www.blackbaud.com.

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Melanie Mathos
Blackbaud, Inc.
843.216.6200 x3307
media(at)blackbaud(dot)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 http://www.sec.gov or upon request from Blackbaud's investor relations department. All Blackbaud product names appearing herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blackbaud, Inc.

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