Blackbaud Recognized for Technology Innovation by The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

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Blackbaud recently received the technology award in the large business division in the 2013 Greater Austin Business Awards by The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce recently presented Blackbaud with the Technology Award in the large business division of its 2013 Greater Austin Business Awards. The awards program is a competition organized by the Chamber to honor excellence in business in the greater Austin, Texas region.

Blackbaud Austin was honored in the technology category for developing an integration solution between a large volume online/digital fundraising, marketing, and advocacy solution and a full-featured CRM solution. The solution was challenging and innovative from the design and implementation perspective. Developers took a creative approach, leveraging a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) enterprise service bus model.

This solution creates value for nonprofits by:
•Providing a 360-degree view of accurate, reliable donor data
•Reducing the manual effort and risk associated with manually moving data between systems
•Ensuring that the data is always the most recent by not having to wait for manual imports/exports
•Creating a fault tolerant environment to mitigate risk of data loss

Blackbaud’s largest customers have quickly adopted this integration solution and have processed over 100 million transactions to date, with a 99.93 percent success rate. Blackbaud also has been able to extend the service bus technology to rapidly develop additional product integrations within the last year, providing customers with functionality and value they were not able to realize through other third party tools or custom integrations.

Blackbaud was also a finalist in the Innovative Practices and Customer Service categories. The entire list of winners can be viewed at http://www.austinchamber.com/awards.

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 28,000 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 management and vertical-specific solutions for ticketing, school management, and more. 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

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Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations, and assumptions contained in this press release are forward-looking statements which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 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. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Blackbaud’s expectations expressed in this press release include the following: management of integration of acquired companies and other risks associated with acquisitions; general economic risks; uncertainty regarding increased business and renewals from existing customers; continued success in sales growth; risks associated with successful implementation of multiple integrated software products; the ability to attract and retain key personnel, including our new CFO; 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 organizations; 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. 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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