Charleston, S.C. and San Jose, Calif., March 30, 2009 — Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, and PayPal, a leading global online payment service, today announced the availability of BlackbaudNow™, 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.
National consulting firm Campbell & Company has formed a strategic partnership with Blackbaud, the leading global provider of software and services designed for nonprofit organizations. As a consulting partner through the Blackbaud Connect Partner Network, Campbell & Company now offers an expanded suite of IQ Analyticsä services, including predictive modeling and data appending in addition to hard-asset screening.
Target Analytics, a Blackbaud (Nasdaq: BLKB) company, today released the 2008 donorCentrics™ Internet Giving Benchmarking Analysis. Key findings from the Analysis indicate that over the past few years, online giving has become an increasingly significant source of new donor acquisition, and integrating online and offline fundraising channels is key to long term success.
Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) today announced enhancements to Blackbaud Sphere™ that will further support the complex data needs of national nonprofits with multiple chapters. More than 85 multi-chapter organizations already use Blackbaud Sphere for their online fundraising, communication, event management, and advocacy needs.
Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), announced that The Tesseract School in Eagan, MN is among the increasing number of schools that have turned to Blackbaud’s new Student Information System, a hosted solution created exclusively for small independent schools. Blackbaud for Small Schools™ combines the Blackbaud solutions only a small independent school would need, helping them to manage student information more efficiently and keep track of critical student data, while giving teachers the tools they need to help students succeed.
Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), the leading provider of software and related services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2008.
Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) today announced that The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) will partner with the company on a multi-year project to change the organization's strategic approaches to constituent relationship management, financial management, and online collaboration. With the aid of Blackbaud's solutions and services, the LCMS will develop new business processes, procedures, and information systems to support a holistic view of the constituent.
Why do people give? Because they are asked. Why do they give the amount they give? Because that’s the amount they are asked for.
These are two basic principles that Katherine Swank, a consultant with Blackbaud’s Target Analytics, encouraged attendees at Blackbaud’s 2008 Conference for Nonprofits held last month to accept as the truth.
Swank said that the trick during a recession is to keep asking, and to ask for the right amount. The key to asking for the right amount is knowing your constituency and pinpointing which prospects have the greatest giving potential, she said.
Do you need help developing long-term relationships with your mid-level donors? Do you want to launch some special mailings and tailored communications for these high-level donors but don’t know where to begin? Or is your current mid-level program in dire need of some fresh ideas?
Several organizations have made a big impact on the bottom line by attracting donors to the mid-level and by maintaining long-term, fruitful relationships with them, L.W. Robbins Associates President Lynn Edmonds said at Blackbaud’s 2008 Conference for Nonprofits held last month in South Carolina.
Bryan Terpstra, vice president of client services at Robbins, added that, “A big focus is on the creative approach used to attract the mid-level donors and how this differs from the approach used for other segments of the donor file.”
Instead of waiting for the next big idea to happen and the next generous donor to appear at your door, why not create and find your own extraordinary ideas and donors?
Dr. Jeffrey Patchen, president and CEO of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, talked about identifying and developing transformational ideas and donors at Blackbaud’s 2008 Conference for Nonprofits held last month in South Carolina.