December, 2010As charities are faced with an increased demand in services with just a slight recovery in giving in 2010, Blackbaud Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), has a renewed focus on its corporate value "service to others makes the world a better place." Blackbaud, the leading global provider of nonprofit software and services, is in its fourth decade of helping nonprofit organizations deliver on their missions. Just this year, the company participated in countless philanthropic initiatives; from donating over 4,469 toys during the holidays, and launching the Nonprofit Leadership Circle, to receiving the Green Business Pioneer Award.
"It has been a challenging year for nonprofit organizations as they worked to meet increased need," said Rachel Hutchisson, Blackbaud's director of corporate citizenship and philanthropy. "The employees of Blackbaud see that need, every day, in their work with our customers, and it makes us all more focused on doing what we can - wherever we are located - to make a difference both professionally and personally."
During the holidays, Blackbaud employees gave generously around the globe. The Charleston, Cambridge, and San Diego offices donated toys to Toys for Tots. The Indianapolis office donated toys to the Shepherd Community Center, a nonprofit focused on breaking the cycle of poverty. The Blackbaud team in Sydney worked with the Vincentian House, an organization that assists families who are homeless. Blackbaud's London and Glasgow offices donated time to local children's hospitals, St. Evelina Trust and Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill). The Amsterdam office partnered with Voedselloket Almere to provide relief to children in need during the holiday season.
Blackbaud remains committed to programs developed to support and encourage employees to give back all year long:
With existing programs that support volunteerism and nonprofit involvement, Blackbaud's renewed corporate citizenship commitment is to:
For more information on Blackbaud's corporate citizenship, visit www.blackbaud.com/corporatecitizenship.
Blackbaud is the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, enabling them to improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships, and raise more money to support their missions. Approximately 24,000 organizations - including Yale University, American Red Cross, Cancer Research UK, The Taft School, Lincoln Center, The Salvation Army, Tulsa Community Foundation, Ursinus College, Earthjustice, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and the WGBH Educational Foundation - use one or more Blackbaud products and services for fundraising, constituent relationship management, financial management, website management, direct marketing, education administration, ticketing, business intelligence, prospect research, consulting, and analytics. Since 1981, Blackbaud's sole focus and expertise has been partnering with nonprofits and providing them the solutions they need to make a difference in their local communities and worldwide. Headquartered in the United States, Blackbaud also has operations in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.