- "We really needed the power, flexibility, and expanded features of Raiser's Edge NXT. It's going to make it easier on my team," said Amy Good, senior director of development, Habitat for Humanity of Dane County. "We never realized how many 'gems' were hiding in our donor database until we looked at the potential of Raiser's Edge NXT's wealth ratings and wealth analytics."
- "The new AngelPoints dashboard will allow us to present dynamic content further engaging our employees in our corporate volunteer efforts. The flexibility of the dashboard along with its updated design improves our employees' user experience, making it easier for them to find events and sign-up," said Gary Levante, community engagement officer at Berkshire Bank. "There is no doubt that this new enhancement will help us deepen engagement while driving participation in our service activities. We simply could not have achieved the success or impact we've had with our volunteer efforts without a strong technology platform in place like AngelPoints."
- " Blackbaud's initial set of modern APIs allowed us to develop an integration with Raiser's Edge NXT in a matter of days," said Wadih Pazos , senior vice president of Products, PaperSave. "The APIs were self-descriptive, and the documentation and code samples helped us understand exactly how to use each endpoint…We are hooked!"
- "The change-overs for upgrades in eTapestry are seamless, and the walkthrough of all the changes is really helpful in outlining the new benefits and features that we are able to take advantage of," said Mark Zurawinski, fundraising coordinator for Red Door Family Shelter. "I'm confident that Blackbaud has all the bases covered when it comes to any kind of upgrade. Similar to the Facebook experience, we don't have to worry what version we're on or lose uptime to get enhancements—Blackbaud handles it for us."
Customers are not the only group highlighting the impact of Blackbaud's new cloud delivery model. An independent commissioned Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Blackbaud found that an investment in (Blackbaud SKY-powered) Raiser's Edge NXT can provide nonprofit customers with positive ROI, cost savings and other benefits. Specifically, the study showed that one nonprofit customer achieved a 181% ROI, a four-month payback period, and other incremental benefits.Blackbaud SKY is powering innovation at cloud pace and gaining attention from industry leaders like Microsoft. "Today's announcement is evidence that Blackbaud not only successfully transitioned to the cloud, but has emerged as a leader in cloud delivery for the philanthropic space," said Larry Orecklin, vice president and chief evangelist, Developer Experience, Microsoft Corp. "We are pleased to have Blackbaud among the top ranks of the Microsoft Azure ISV ecosystem." Westmoreland added, "Blackbaud SKY gives us a remarkable foundation to architect a new, consistent, and open generation of cloud solutions that seamlessly integrate via a common user experience and open REST API's, while allowing third party developers to do the same. Blackbaud's cloud is powering the future of philanthropy." For more information about Blackbaud's modern cloud solutions, visit www.Blackbaud.com. About BlackbaudServing the worldwide philanthropic community for 35 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ:BLKB) combines innovative software, services, and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to power the passion of approximately 35,000 customers, including nonprofits, K-12 private and higher education institutions, healthcare organizations, corporations, foundations, and other charitable giving entities. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud and on-premise solutions, as well as a resource network that empowers and connects organizations of all sizes. Blackbaud's portfolio of software and services supports nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, eMarketing, advocacy, accounting, payments and analytics, as well as grant management, corporate social responsibility, and education. Organizations use Blackbaud technology to raise, invest, manage, and award more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com. Forward-looking StatementsExcept 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, including statements regarding the introduction of new products and product features, as well as the expected benefits of the new products and product features. 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 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.
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