Blackbaud, Inc. : Higher Education Institutions Partner with Blackbaud to Build Stronger Supporter Relationships
06/14/2012| 10:35am US/Eastern
University of California, San Diego and University of Georgia among
2400 higher education institutions that have selected Blackbaud solutions
Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB)
today announced that leading higher education institutions have turned
CRM™ to effectively engage constituents and develop
Blackbaud CRM brings together disparate information -- annual and capital
giving, gift planning, major giving, and alumni and parent systems --
across the various schools and programs within a university. With a
single system of record that can be securely and efficiently shared,
universities are able to turn their data into timely, actionable
information that maximizes their advancement efforts, synchronizes
campaigns across schools and programs, and strengthens relationships
with alumni and other constituents.
"Blackbaud CRM will allow us to organize information that will help us
build ongoing relationships with alumni, donors, students, and friends,"
said Derek Clark, University of Georgia's project coordinator for the
new system and director of Advancement Services in the Division of
External Affairs. "The enterprise-wide solution will be an efficient
system that will improve workflow for External Affairs staff and
volunteers as well as all the university's schools, colleges, and units."
The following institutions recently selected Blackbaud CRM:
of California, San Diego - to support an enhanced experience
across the UC San Diego community in the areas of ESP - engagement,
stewardship and philanthropy.
University of Georgia
- to help increase private support and engagement across the multiple
channels of its numerous constituencies.
of Toronto - to support its development, alumni relations and
Wisconsin Foundation - to advance donor and supporter engagement,
implement innovative business processes and increase collaboration
within the campus community.
The following institutions recently went live on Blackbaud CRM:
Ohio State University - to bring best technology and business
practices to its major and planned giving, marketing and
communications, Internet marketing, prospect research and management,
and business intelligence operations.
of British Columbia - to improve collaboration, development
and engagement programs, steward donors and alumni, and cultivate
of Iowa Foundation - to manage fundraising
operations and support alumni engagement.
of Michigan - for enhanced capabilities in fundraising, marketing,
prospect research, and volunteer and event management.
"We are pleased that the higher education community is embracing
Blackbaud CRM and using the solution to actively engage constituents and
steward them along the supporter journey," said Marc Chardon,
Blackbaud's chief executive officer. "With multiple universities
recently going live on the solution, we are demonstrating not only our
vision, but also the impact that technology can have on an institution."
Recent enhancements to Blackbaud CRM were focused on new membership
features for higher education institutions, a simplified user interface
accessible on mobile devices and intuitive duplicate management options.
Learn more at www.blackbaud.com/newcrm.
In addition, many of these institutions are partnering with Target
Analytics, a Blackbaud company, which offers solutions for donor
acquisition, prospect research, donor benchmarking, custom modeling and
data enrichment services to more than 6,000 nonprofits.
A pre-configured implementation based on years of experience
Blackbaud also offers a pre-configured implementation model for higher
education institutions. Built based on best practices developed from
implementing Blackbaud solutions at other higher education institutions,
this model enables a faster implementation time and a prescriptive
approach to data management, system configuration and business
practices. Simon Fraser University is among the institutions that are
currently implementing Blackbaud CRM with this model.
With 30 years of experience serving education institutions, Blackbaud
has partnered with over 2,400 universities, colleges and foundations
worldwide by providing solutions and services that help secure funding,
demonstrate accountability and build strong relationships with
alumnae/alumni, students, parents and supporters.
For more information on Blackbaud's solutions for higher education
institutions, visit www.blackbaud.com/highered.
Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for 30 years, Blackbaud
(NASDAQ: BLKB) combines technology and expertise to help organizations
achieve their missions. Blackbaud works with more than 27,000 customers
in more than 60 countries that support higher education, healthcare,
human services, arts and culture, faith, the environment, independent
education, animal welfare, and other charitable causes. The company
offers a full spectrum of cloud-based and on-premise software solutions,
and related services for organizations of all sizes including:
fundraising, eMarketing, social media, advocacy, constituent
relationship management (CRM), analytics, financial management, and
vertical-specific solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these
organizations raise more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a
top company by Forbes, InformationWeek, and Software Magazine and
honored by Best Places to Work, Blackbaud is headquartered in
Charleston, South Carolina and has employees throughout the US, and in
Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the United
Except 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. 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 related to our dividend policy
and share repurchase program, including potential limitations on our
ability to grow and the possibility that we might discontinue payment of
dividends; risks relating to restrictions imposed by the credit
facility; 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.
Melanie Mathos, 843-216-6200 x3307
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