Blackbaud Strengths, Domain Expertise, and Key Differentiators
Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for 30 years, Blackbaud specializes in fundraising software, online fundraising software, event fundraising software, eMarketing, social media, advocacy, constituent relationship management (CRM), analytics, financial management and industry-specific solutions for ticketing and school management.
Following a series of acquisitions, Blackbaud has assembled a comprehensive product portfolio for nonprofits of all sizes. Its flagship product The Raiser's Edge has been deployed at more than 14,000 nonprofit organizations making it the de facto standard for some of the biggest charities to automate their constituent relationship management (CRM) and fundraising activities.
For the Cloud, it offers eTapestry, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) donor management and fundraising solution for smaller nonprofits; Luminate Online, which provides tools to build online fundraising campaigns as part of an organization's existing Website or as a stand-alone fundraising site; Blackbaud NetCommunity, an Internet marketing and communications tool to build interactive Websites and manage email marketing campaigns; Sphere eMarketing, a SaaS app that manages e-marketing, communications, programs, services, and online fundraising; and Everyday Hero, an event-driven Web-based fundraising solution.
Blackbaud Recent Developments
In July 2018 Blackbaud has released its Cloud Solution for Faith Communities with the introduction of Blackbaud Church Management.
Churches and other houses of worship are among Blackbaud’s 35,000 clients but the new Blackbaud Church Management offers the ability to: Track gifts and tithing, assimilate new members; Directly communicate with congregations via multi-channel communication; Enable members to make online and mobile contributions; Manage small groups and volunteers; Implement secure child check-in; Conduct background checks; Provide bulk tax statements; and, Manage facilities.
Churches can add other capabilities from the new Cloud Solution for Faith Communities through one integrated experience, powered by Blackbaud SKY, the platform for solution good cloud innovation The Cloud Solution for Faith Communities includes church, management, fundraising and relationship management, financial management, marketing, and analytics.
In June 2017, Blackbaud acquired United Kingdom-based online fundraising services provider JustGiving, whose online social giving platform has played a powerful role in the growth of peer-to-peer fundraising.
Blackbaud Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Activities
In May 2018, Blackbaud, acquired Reeher, the industry leader in fundraising performance management for higher education. Reeher drives fundraising effectiveness and increased impact by equipping individual fundraisers and their teams with the tools and insight they need to assess their performance, as well as benchmark it within their own institution and more broadly. Reeher's customized predictive models also help institutions analyze and score the giving behaviors and characteristics of their constituents to identify and target the highest-potential prospects.
Blackbaud Customers in ARTW Customer Database
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Ownership: - BLKB : NasdaqGS
Number of Employees: 3353
Blackbaud Key Enterprise and Cloud Applications
Financial Edge NXT, Raiser’s Edge NXT
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Blackbaud Customers - Breakdown by Geo, Size, Vertical and Product
No. of Blackbaud Customers: 45000
No. of Blackbaud Enterprise Applications Customers: 45000
No. of Blackbaud Cloud Customers: 45000
No. of Blackbaud Cloud Subscribers: 1000000
Blackbaud has secured about 35,000 nonprofit 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.
Blackbaud added about 1,000 customers including 450 that it picked up from its March acquisition of MyCharity, an Irish online fundraising company that has been used by more than 14,000 individual fundraisers.
Among Blackbaud customers are National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, YIVO, Active Minds, Energy Outreach Colorado, Life Rolls On, Prostate Cancer Foundation, AID Atlanta, Plan Canada, YWCA of Calgary, Boy Scouts of America, The Newseum, Spectrum Health, Dragonfly Forest, Inc., and many others.
Blackbaud Market Opportunities, M&A and Geo Expansions
In April 2018, Blackbaud, Inc. released its next-generation cloud offering for grantmaking. Blackbaud Grantmaking, the company's newest and most comprehensive grants management solution, evolves the experience previously available with its original grantmaking solution, GIFTS Online to take full advantage of the rapid innovation, modern user experience, and enhanced capabilities made possible by its modern, open cloud platform, Blackbaud SKY.
Blackbaud Risks and Challenges
Despite its outsized presence in the nonprofit vertical, Blackbaud estimates that it has barely scratched the surface. The vertical is made up of millions of nonprofit organizations around the world with as much as $1 trillion of fees that they generate for services they provide. With the acquisition of MyCharity in Ireland, Blackbaud expects considerable growth in the EMEA region.
Blackbaud Ecosystem, Partners, Resellers and SI
The majority of its software and related services are sold through its direct sales force.
Among its partners are ACME Technologies, ACS Technologies, ActionSprout, ADP, ADVIZOR Solutions, Almabase, Aluminati, Amazon Web Services, AppZocial, Apsona, AvidExchange, bfRed, and many others.
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