Blackbaud Newsroom

Press Coverage Highlights from 1/16/16 – 1/29/16

Our data, expertise and more were featured in many prominent publications, such as Forbes, TechSoup, Business 2 Community, and The Low-Down.

  • Forbes – A Beginner’s Guide to Filing Taxes in 2016 – Charitable giving is another popular deduction, but Millennials give away $481 a year on average according to a 2013 report from non-profit service provider Blackbaud, which doesn’t put them anywhere near the itemization threshold.
  • TechSoup – Seize the Opportunity for Mobile Engagement in 2016 – We’ve reached an important tipping point in how mobile is being used. Blackbaud has reported recently that mobile conversions in 2015 have reached a new record, with 19 percent of donations and 23 percent of event registrations made from a mobile device. In my own work with nonprofits of various sizes, I’m seeing email readership rates of 40 percent from mobile devices.
  • Business 2 Community – How B2B Customer Marketers Can Get The Love And Recognition They Deserve – In May 2014, Michael Beahm become Blackbaud’s first Customer Advocate Marketing Manager. He built Blackbaud Champions, an advocate marketing program designed to delight customers and help them succeed. By incorporating a fun customer referral contest into the program, he generated $213,000 in new pipeline for Blackbaud, blowing past their referral targets for the entire year within a few short months—and earning himself the 2015 Best Referral Program Award.
  • Our Sports Central – RiverDogs, Blackbaud Throw a Bone to Local Nonprofits Through ‘Dogs with a Cause’ – Charleston RiverDogs President and General Manager, Dave Echols, in conjunction with Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) has announced a joint effort to reinstate “Dogs with a Cause” at Joseph P. Riley Park (the Joe) for the 2016 season. Returning for another successful season, and for the first time in association with Blackbaud, “Dogs with a Cause” will highlight different local nonprofits each week as Charleston fans take in all the baseball action at the Joe this year.
  • The Low-Down – Charity Cases: Digital Donations Increasingly Crucial To Philanthropic Giving – “Giving in the U.S. has been stuck at 2% of GDP forever,” observes Steve MacLaughlin, director of analytics at Blackbaud, a think tank for the nonprofit sector. If these technological leaps “lift that 2% or 3%, that’s billions of extra dollars going to charities each year. I don’t think anyone will care how it gets there.”
  • The Post and Courier – BlackRock expands investment in Charleston tech firm – A major Wall Street investment firm has added to its stake in the Charleston software firm Blackbaud. BlackRock Inc. increased the number of shares it owns in the Daniel Island technology company by 10 percent over the past year to nearly 4.45 million, according to a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.