Nonprofit Impact Awards Nominations Now Open

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Nonprofit Impact Awards Nominations Now Open

Wreaths Across America's co-founder added as bbcon 2013 keynote speaker

CHARLESTON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) today announced the opening of nominations for the Impact Awards, a nonprofit awards program honoring organizations that use technology to make a positive impact on their mission, constituents and society.

The 2013 Impact Awards will be presented at bbcon, Blackbaud's annual conference for nonprofits, being held September 29 to October 1 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in Washington, D.C. To qualify, nonprofits must demonstrate that they have achieved results and positive impact through return on investment, meeting (or exceeding) program goals and organizational efficiency.

Open to all nonprofits, the Impact Awards honor organizations in six categories:

  • Best Interactive Campaign
  • Best Use of Integrated Marketing
  • Best Use of Peer-to-Peer/Special Events
  • Best Use of Analytics
  • Best Use of CRM Technology
  • Most Impactful Use of Blackbaud Technology

Submit an application, or nominate an organization by July 26. View the 2012 Impact Award winners.

Featured keynote speaker: Wreaths Across America's Karen Worcester

Karen Worcester, co-founder and executive director of Wreaths Across America (WAA) will present bbcon's opening session as one of two keynote speakers. As previously announced, Jim Ziolkowski, founder and CEO of buildOn will keynote the closing session. Worcester will share the story of how WAA was created, the lives it has touched and how it has achieved such rapid growth and success.

"Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit that inspires many and represents us all," said Karoline McLaughlin, Blackbaud's director of corporate marketing strategy and brand. "By honoring our fallen heroes and those who serve, and teaching our children about sacrifices and freedom, their story exudes passion about a very small team making a very big difference."

In addition to the two featured keynotes, bbcon will provide attendees more than 160 educational sessions and Learn Labs, hands-on training, interactive demos, and the opportunity to network and interact with peers and industry experts. Sessions for this year's conference will focus on the following areas: analytics, arts and culture, constituent relationship management (CRM), education, financial management, fundraising solutions (The Raiser's Edge® and eTapestry®), interactive and the latest industry trends.

View the 2013 bbcon preliminary agenda. Early registration discounts are available through July 15. For more information or to register, visit www.blackbaud/bbcon. Follow the conference news on Twitter at or like Blackbaud on Facebook at

About Blackbaud

Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for 30 years, Blackbaud (NAS: BLKB) combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works with more than 28,000 customers in over 60 countries that support higher education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, faith, the environment, independent K-12 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, advocacy, constituent relationship management (CRM), financial management, payment services, analytics 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 operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

Forward-looking Statements

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 or upon request from Blackbaud's investor relations department. All Blackbaud product names appearing herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blackbaud, Inc.

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