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Blackbaud Named One Of The 2012 Best Places To Work In South Carolina

Blackbaud, Inc., (NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading global provider of software and services designed for nonprofits, has been named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina for a third consecutive year.

“We are honored to be recognized again as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina,” said John Mistretta, Blackbaud’s senior vice president of human resources. “We are proud of our employees and work environment and have a group of employees worldwide who are dedicated to helping our nonprofit clients reach their goals and spend more time on their missions.”

Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for more than 30 years, Blackbaud combines technology and expertise to help nonprofits achieve their missions. Blackbaud has 2,800 employees globally with approximately 1,100 located at its headquarters in Charleston and another 1,700 located in satellite offices throughout the United States and around the world — including Australia, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

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

Blackbaud offers employees:

  • An opportunity to be a part of a growing, award-winning company. Blackbaud is traded on the NASDAQ under BLKB and has been ranked as one of Forbes’ 100 Best Small Companies in America multiple times.
  • Work with a purpose. Blackbaud employees work with more than 27,000 nonprofit organizations around the world, to make 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 donations and indices of charitable giving, participating in green challenges, hosting volunteer fairs, and more. More than 90 percent of employees volunteered within the last 12 months totaling almost 100,000 volunteer hours. Learn more by reading Blackbaud’s 2011 Corporate Citizenship Year in Review.

The Best Places to Work in South Carolina program is sponsored by the  S.C. Chamber of CommerceSouth Carolina Job Network.com and 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 www.blackbaud.com/careers.

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 27,000 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. Using Blackbaud software for nonprofits, 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, Mexico, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit  www.blackbaud.com.

Forward-looking Statements

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 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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