Blackbaud Named One of the 2010 Best Places to Work in South Carolina

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South Carolina is home to some of the best places to work in the nation. Congratulations to these innovative companies that are setting the example as superb organizations for our state’s workforce to prosper.

Blackbaud, Inc., (Nasdaq: BLKB), the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, has been named one of the top 25 Best Places to Work in South Carolina.

“We are extremely honored that Blackbaud was named to the 2010 Best Places to Work list,” said John Mistretta, Blackbaud’s senior vice president of human resources. “This award is a testament to the quality of our employees and their sense of pride and dedication in working with Blackbaud’s nonprofit customers. It is our customers that benefit from working with a team that truly enjoys what they do, and that is why we have such a strong focus on our employees – our people make us great!”

For nearly 30 years, Blackbaud has been focused on providing software and services that help nonprofits raise money, manage their finances, improve operational effectiveness, and leverage the power of the Internet. Blackbaud employs 1100 people at its global headquarters in Charleston and another 900 people in its satellite offices throughout the United States — including Cambridge, Indianapolis and San Diego — as well as around the world in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Blackbaud provides employees tremendous opportunity for personal and professional growth, including a philanthropic corporate culture that encourages volunteerism.

“South Carolina is home to some of the best places to work in the nation. Congratulations to these innovative companies that are setting the example as superb organizations for our state’s workforce to prosper,” said Otis Rawl, president and chief executive officer of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

The Best Places to Work awards competition is aimed at identifying and recognizing South Carolina’s most innovative and top-notch employers, and it has emerged as the standard for workplace achievement and creativity in the state. The awards are organized by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – SC State Council and the publishers of SC BIZ Magazine. The 25 award recipients were honored last night at the Marriott Columbia in Columbia, SC during the fifth annual awards dinner.

The awards are based on employers’ company policies, practices and demographics as well as results from employee surveys capturing information about leadership and planning, corporate culture and communications, role satisfaction, work environment, relationship with supervisor, training and development, pay and benefits and overall 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 University of Arizona Foundation, American Red Cross, Cancer Research UK, The Taft School, Lincoln Center, Tulsa Community Foundation, Ursinus College, Earthjustice, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and the WGBH Educational Foundation — 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, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://www.blackbaud.com.

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Melanie Mathos
Blackbaud, Inc.
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melanie(dot)mathos(at)blackbaud(dot)com

Source: Blackbaud

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