Blackbaud Newsroom

Press Coverage Highlights for July 30 – Aug 12

Our data,  expertise and more were featured in many prominent publications, such as The Huffington Post, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Pro Bono Australia, and Third Sector UK

  • Another One Percent Problem To Solve
    The Huffington Post — August 10
    According to Blackbaud’s 2015 Charitable Giving Report, overall giving was up 1.6 percent in 2015, compared to the online giving increase of 9.2 percent. So to respond to Mr. Sriskandarajah’s question, some of the tools necessary to smash the charitable industrial complex are already here – they can be found on the Internet.
  • Data and the Search for Big Donors
    The Chronicle of Philanthropy — August 2
    It commissioned Target Analytics, a data-consulting service run by the software company Blackbaud, to create a detailed statistical picture of contributors who had previously made very large gifts to the university. Target’s analysts used both the university’s information and outside data sets to look at myriad factors of a person’s life…
  • Disability Charity Wins Blackbaud Challenge
    Pro Bono Australia  — August 3
    An Australian charity has received a $10,000 donation to “power the passions of people with disabilities” as part of a global online. Disability Not for Profit Sylvanvale has won the Blackbaud $10K Challenge for the Asia Pacific region, an online competition hosted by global cloud software company Blackbaud.
  • NFP winner of the $10k challenge announced
    Third Sector UK — August 3
    The winner of the Blackbaud $10K challenge, an online competition hosted by cloud software company Blackbaud, has been unveiled. The Sydney-based charity Sylvanvale was the winner presented with a cheque for $10,000 from Blackbaud, as a result of their ‘Making Passions Come to Life’ submission, which told a story about the impact a donation of this kind could have on the lives of people with disability.
  • “What’s hot in year-end fundraising” Webinar Transcript
    Big Duck Blog— August  2
    Some of them are tactics that are becoming very, very widespread. The first is the use of emojis. This is something that is an observation that came from Steve MacLaughlin, the director of analytics at Blackbaud. Every year he does analysis of hundreds of emails subject lines. I believe that he analyzed 450 subject lines this last year, and while it wasn’t an overwhelming trend, there was definitely an uptick in the use of emojis.