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Convio announced it has acquired privately held Baigent Digital LLC, a provider of digital strategy, design, technology implementation and online fundraising solutions to charities in the United Kingdom. Convio will deliver its proven, integrated constituent engagement solution — including capabilities for online fundraising, special events fundraising, e-mail marketing, content management and CRM — to the U.K. market.

The fundraising performance of the UK's 500 biggest charities was significantly better than expected in the early part of the recession, according to figures released today.

The Charity Market Monitor survey shows that their combined income in the financial year 2008/09 fell by £64m, a drop of 1.1 per cent. A year ago, the same publication predicted that the fall could be as high as £185m, or 3.5 per cent.

Charleston, S.C., November 13, 2009 — Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), the leading global provider of software and related services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, today announced the release of Blackbaud Sphere Grow™. This new “Grow” version of the company’s popular web-based emarketing and event fundraising solution, Blackbaud Sphere, provides nonprofits an affordable turn-key solution with a guided implementation and ongoing consulting services.

Austin, TX, November 3, 2009 — Austin-based wayfinding and environmental graphic design consultant fd2s has completed the development of an innovative donor kiosk system for the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Charleston, S.C., Oct. 27, 2009 — With new classes every month, a role-based curriculum, and exclusive sessions on strategy and best practices, Blackbaud has made training more accessible to the nonprofit organizations it serves. Blackbaud is offering a free training session, , as a sample of the instructor-led courseware from Blackbaud Learn that explores basic querying techniques.), announced the availability of Blackbaud Learn™, a subscription-based training program that provides ongoing skill development and job knowledge training to nonprofits.

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