"Regardless of location or role, the people of Blackbaud are all about giving back, with a particular focus on intentional action in the communities where they personally live and work," said
Blackbaud's recent contributions and activations to help good take over include:
- Disaster Relief Donations: To support communities in need and aid in recovery efforts, Blackbaud made donations following several natural disasters and crises this year, including: winter storms across the
U.S.south, floods in Australiaand Costa Rica, education and reconciliation in Canadain regards to indigenous residential schools, wildfires in the U.S.and Canada, an earthquake in Haiti, Hurricane Ida in the U.S.and the recent wave of tornadoes that caused devastation in six U.S.states. In addition, Blackbaud encouraged employees to leverage the company's matching gifts program when making personal donations.
- Employee Volunteering: Employees across the company joined forces in November for Blackbaud's annual Week of Caring celebration, completing 22 service projects benefitting nonprofits across the
U.S.and Australia, from offering virtual pro-bono consulting services to packing care kits for orphans to volunteering for community park maintenance and more. In addition, Blackbaud held a pitch competition in partnership with Common Impact where teams of employees were matched with two nonprofits—Trees Forever and Anti-Violence Partnershipof Philadelphia—and spent the day brainstorming and creating solutions for the organizations' marketing and storytelling.
- Donation to
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Blackbaud recently announced it will make a multi-year, six-figure gift to Big Brothers Big Sistersto build greater equity, social capital and a stronger, more diverse global workforce. Blackbaud will track the progress of this investment over the next three years and will actively connect its employees to service opportunities to join Big Brothers Big Sistersin their mission of helping all youth achieve their full potential.
- Technology Donations: This year, Blackbaud donated nearly 1,000 devices—including laptops, keyboards, monitors, mice and USB headsets—to organizations in the
U.K., Canadaand the U.S.The majority of donations were made to Human- I-T, which supplies low-cost devices to people and families in need across the U.S.Other recipients included Kramden Institutein the U.S., Business2Schools in the U.K.and LGBT YouthLine and Jessie's Centrein Canada.
- Annual Donation to
One80 Place: For more than 20 years, Blackbaud has made an annual donation to One80 Place, an organization in Charleston, S.C.where Blackbaud is headquartered, to support their mission of preventing and ending homelessness. Blackbaud has donated $450,000to the program over two decades. This year's donation was made in support of the family shelter for the homeless. The shelter provides critical safety services while families are transitioning to permanent housing. Blackbaud GlobalToy Drive: For the 22nd year, Blackbaud held its annual toy drive, serving 10 organizations across the globe to bring holiday cheer to families. Blackbaud employees donated over 5,500 toys this year, bringing total toy donations to more than 118,000 over the program's 22-year history.
Over the past year, Blackbaud has made bold commitments to its environmental, social and governance (ESG) program, establishing an ESG steering committee, and reporting on new metrics. Blackbaud also joined the United Nations Global Compact—a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices.
Blackbaud was recently recognized on Newsweek's list of America's Most Responsible Companies for its ESG and CSR programs and was also named a
Learn more about ways that Blackbaud gives back in the most recent Blackbaud Social Responsibility Report.
Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations, and assumptions contained in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding expected benefits of products and product features. Although Blackbaud attempts to be accurate in making these forward-looking statements, it is possible that future circumstances might differ from the assumptions on which such statements are based. In addition, other important factors that could cause results to differ materially include the following: general economic risks; uncertainty regarding increased business and renewals from existing customers; continued success in sales growth; management of integration of acquired companies and other risks associated with acquisitions; risks associated with successful implementation of multiple integrated software products; the ability to attract and retain key personnel; risks associated with management of growth; lengthy sales and implementation cycles, particularly in larger organization; technological changes that make our products and services less competitive; and the other risk factors set forth from time to time in the
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