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Blackbaud Continues to Lead the Private K-12 Software Market

February 7, 2020 GMT
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CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, continues to demonstrate growth and momentum in K–12 by creating integrated, seamless digital experiences for leading private schools across the country. With more than 30 years of industry leadership experience, Blackbaud has been the trusted partner for K–12 institutions for decades, providing comprehensive capabilities to connect the whole school from admissions to fundraising. As it wraps up a landmark 2019, Blackbaud continues to increase efficiencies and drive revenue for K–12 schools while rapidly growing its customer base.

“As private schools are facing more competition, it’s becoming even more important for them to operate efficiently while delivering the exceptional experiences parents, teachers and students have come to expect,” said Travis Warren, president and GM, Blackbaud K–12 Solutions. “Blackbaud offers a total school solution that is helping institutions meet these needs head on by streamlining data flow, boosting productivity and providing the holistic reporting necessary for school leaders to make informed, data-driven decisions.”

Growing the Blackbaud K–12 Community With an Integrated Total School Solution
Leading private schools throughout North America are seeing the value and importance of connecting the whole school through Blackbaud. Since the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year in September, over 800,000 unique parents, students and school faculty and administrators utilized Blackbaud’s education management platform, which is a 14% increase year-over-year. Additionally, there were over 32 million total logins in September, up over 30% year-over-year. These increases reflect the growth in Blackbaud’s customer base as well as the effectiveness of the total school solution. In 2019, over 300 private schools adopted Blackbaud’s Cloud Solution for K–12 Schools, including:

“Our SIS selection committee selected Blackbaud because we felt it was the best fit for Punahou – now and into the future. Our technology team is very excited with the selection of Blackbaud because it is an integrated solution, which will free up our IT team to focus more on future technologies for Punahou, like enhancing our analytics capabilities and exploring more uses of AI. We feel this is a far better use of our intellectual capacity than spending our time and energy managing multiple vendors and bridging the gaps between disparate systems,” said Jim LaClair, Chief Information Officer, Punahou School. “For schools that select Blackbaud as their business partner, we highly recommend incorporating Blackbaud services with the implementation. We wouldn’t have had the success to date without the Blackbaud services team to support our implementation process. The team knows us and our school, and it’s made a huge difference. We’ve found great value in our partnership with Blackbaud, and we look forward to all that’s to come.”

Enhanced Purpose-Built Solutions
As part of Blackbaud’s commitment to continually grow its fully integrated, comprehensive solution for schools, the company launched several key enhancements to the Cloud Solution for K–12 Schools over the past year:

“Blackbaud has been a trusted technology partner for St. Christopher’s School for 23 years. Through Blackbaud solutions, we’ve been able to better utilize and understand our data, so we can create metric-based decisions,” said Hiram Cuevas, director of academic technology at St. Christopher’s School and executive director of Blackbaud K–12 Solutions’ advisory board. “The enhancements that Blackbaud introduced in 2019 are exciting. The continuous iterations and enhancements to Blackbaud’s solutions continue to strengthen our technology landscape both operationally and academically. We look forward to all that’s to come in 2020.”

For more information about Blackbaud’s Cloud Solution for K–12 Schools, visit Blackbaud.com/who-we-serve/k-12-schools.

About Blackbaud
Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, companies, education institutions, healthcare organizations and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through cloud software, services, expertise and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and CRM, marketing, advocacy, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate social responsibility, school management, ticketing, grantmaking, financial management, payment processing and analytics. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, I nstagram and Facebook.

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