Blackbaud Partners With TechSoup Global to Offer Low-Cost Fundraising Tools
Charleston, S.C., May 18, 2009 — Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), announced today that it will partner with TechSoup Global, a nonprofit organization devoted to making technology and technology education available and affordable to other nonprofits and libraries all over the world, to distribute BlackbaudNow™ and MatchFinder® to eligible nonprofits and libraries.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with TechSoup Global, a leading nonprofit that empowers other nonprofits with technology,” said Jay Love, chief executive officer of eTapestry, a Blackbaud company that has been a TechSoup Global partner since 2001. “By donating MatchFinder through TechSoup to nonprofits using BlackbaudNow, we are offering them the tools they need to maximize their donations.”
Recently launched in partnership with PayPal, a leading global online payment service, BlackbaudNow is an affordable solution to help new and growing nonprofits reach their fundraising goals. BlackbaudNow offers nonprofits a point-and-click website builder with secure donation processing and the ability to send emails and record donors’ giving histories. Nonprofits do not pay any setup or monthly fees for BlackbaudNow, but instead, pay fees on a per-transaction basis.
Through TechSoup Global’s TechSoup Stock product donation program, nonprofits ordering BlackbaudNow will also receive MatchFinder, Blackbaud’s matching gift data service. MatchFinder® helps nonprofits by scanning their databases and matching donors against more than 25,000 corporate matching gift programs.
“At TechSoup Global, our work is focused on bringing essential technology tools and knowledge to the nonprofits and libraries around the world,” said Roger Abraham, vice president of products at TechSoup Global. “Through the generosity of donating companies like Blackbaud, we are able to remove price as a barrier to technology adoption by the social sector. Blackbaud’s donation expands our offerings around fundraising, which is essential in tough economic times like these.”
Additionally, nonprofits that sign up for BlackbaudNow by June 30, 2009 will be automatically entered in the BlackbaudNow Donation Sweepstakes. The first place contest winner will receive a matching donation of up to $2,500 and 20 additional nonprofits will receive matching donations of up to $500.
Nonprofits can visit www.techsoup.org to sign up for BlackbaudNow and receive access to MatchFinder. They will also have access to a nonprofit community with the information, knowledge, and resources to ensure their success.
About TechSoup Global
San Francisco-based TechSoup Global (www.techsoupglobal.org) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides technology information to individuals and organizations in more than 190 countries, has provided consulting services in more than fifty countries and, through its global network of capacity building NGOs, manages product donations to more than 80,000 organizations in 22 countries. The product donations program has enabled organizations to save over $1.2 billion in expenses as of September 2008. TechSoup Global continues to innovate with a goal of bringing increased resources and capacity to organizations working diligently on their social missions. In addition to Blackbaud, TechSoup Global has a network of more than 35 corporate donor partners including Microsoft, Cisco and Symantec. For more information about technology donations and resources, visit www.techsoup.org.
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 22,000 organizations — including University of Arizona Foundation, American Red Cross, Cancer Research UK, The Taft School, Lincoln Center, InTouch Ministries, 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 Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.