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|Blackbaud and TechSoup Expand Partnership to Provide New Resources for Nonprofits|
CHARLESTON, S.C. & SAN FRANCISCO, Apr 12, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) and TechSoup today announced that they are expanding their existing partnership through new webinars, donations and discounts, and with an additional focus on the technology needs of small nonprofits. The organizations launched a survey at www.blackbaud.com/techsurvey seeking feedback from small nonprofits with annual revenues of less than $1 million on their technology needs. The survey will remain open until April 25 and results will be available this summer.
"Blackbaud has been a longtime, valued supporter of TechSoup through our product donation program," said Gayle Carpentier, TechSoup Global's chief business development officer. "This expanded partnership will bring additional donations of nonprofit expertise and refurbished computers to provide nonprofits with the tools and knowledge they need to further their missions."
TechSoup is sponsoring a webinar series, produced by Blackbaud, and co-presented by Blackbaud partner Constant Contact, entitled "Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together." The series offers sessions on social media, marketing, communications and fundraising topics. For more information, to register, or to watch recorded webinars, visit www.blackbaud.com/puzzle.
"We are proud to deepen our partnership with TechSoup Global, a leader in enabling nonprofits with technology," said Mary Pat Donnellon, Blackbaud's vice president of marketing. "Together, there is so much we can do for nonprofits - this is just a start."
Blackbaud will also participate in TechSoup's Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI) Program, donating hardware to nonprofits. The first nationwide refurbishing program geared strictly to nonprofits, RCI also provides an environmentally friendly alternative to used equipment disposal.
Since 2001, Blackbaud has participated in the TechSoup Stock product donation program, and now provides special member offers for products including eTapestry(R), BlackbaudNow(TM), and NOZA(TM). To find out more, visit www.techsoup.org.
To take the survey, visit www.blackbaud.com/techsurvey.
About TechSoup Global
TechSoup Global (www.techsoupglobal.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working towards the day when every nonprofit, library, and social benefit organization on the planet has the technology knowledge and resources it needs to operate at its full potential. TechSoup Global was founded in 1987 on the belief that technology is a powerful enabler for social change. Today, it has over 200 employees, an annual budget of US$30 million, and operates programs in Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East through a network of independent capacity-building non-governmental organizations. With support of leading technology companies, including Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, and Symantec, TechSoup Global and its network have reached more than 167,000 organizations, distributed more than 8.7 million technology products, and enabled recipients in 38 countries to save more than US$2.9 billion in IT expenses. For more information about technology donations and resources for U.S.-based nonprofits and public libraries, visit www.techsoup.org.
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 25,000 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 Kingdom.
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