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Blackbaud kills off Common Ground

Robert Weiner

Yesterday the news was that Blackbaud had laid off 50 employees it acquired when it bought Convio in May. Today the news is that Blackbaud is killing off Common Ground , one of the two donor management products (aka CRMs or Constituent Relationship Management systems) that they acquired from Convio. But not in a good way.

Thoughts on the Blackbaud – Convio deal

Robert Weiner

Lots of people have already weighed in on Blackbaud’s purchase of Convio (two of my favorites: [link] and [link] ). How) will this affect Blackbaud’s plans for, or ability to build, implement, and support Enterprise CRM? Will Blackbaud continue to develop on both the Salesforce and Infinity platforms? Here my perspective.

Blackbaud’s acquisition of Convio is a done deal

Robert Weiner

Blackbaud completed its purchase of Convio. The next adventure starts today, as we wait to see what the future holds for their various systems. Advancement Services Databases Donor Databases Email Marketing Fundraising Nonprofit Technology Online Fundraising Software

Blackbaud – Convio merger expected to close this week

Robert Weiner

The Department of Justice signed off on Blackbaud's acquisition of Convio last week, and it looks like the deal will close this week. Other outside experts I've talked to think Common Ground will get Blackbaud's full support and will be targeted to mid-sized nonprofits. eTapestry will be targeted to Blackbaud's smallest clients.

More nonprofit software mergers and acquisitions

Robert Weiner

Last year the big news in my industry was Blackbaud's acquisition of Convio and the merger/acquisition of Datatel and Sungard Higher Education (now called Ellucian). 2013 is off to a bang with Accel-KKR's acquisition of Sage's Nonprofit Solutions Group and iModules acquisition of Harris Connect. for the foreseeable future.”

Do New Online Donors Give Again?

Robert Weiner

A new study released by Blackbaud’s Target Analytics division suggests that first-time online donors do not become recurring donors.

Analysis of the CASE Online Fundraising Survey

Robert Weiner

Steve MacLaughlin at Blackbaud has written an analysis of the CASE Online Fundraising Survey. No surprise -- he focuses on the high number of responses that said they "don't know" or "don't measure" and cites the maxim "If you can't measure it, then you can't manage it." His analysis is at [link].

Online Alumni Communities in the Age of Social Media

Robert Weiner

I'd like to hear from anyone who is using the social networking function of Blackbaud Net Community. I received the following email from a listerve. The topic of closed alumni communities versus social media is on the minds of a lot of university staff, so I'm posting this along with my response. Thanks for any feedback!

2008 Online Giving Trends

Robert Weiner

Blackbaud has released a summary of early results from its analysis of 2008 online giving trends. The results come from 2,000 nonprofits using Blackbaud’s online fundraising tools. They’ve found: Steady growth throughout the year. The average online gift for the organizations studied increased to $248.82 in December.

How Many Donor Databases Are There?

Robert Weiner

Blackbaud. Blackbaud. Target Software/Blackbaud. Blackbaud. I thought it might be useful to compile a list of all of the commercial donor databases I’m aware of. It does not include custom systems, of which there are many. I am not planning to keep this list updated — that sounds like a full-time job. SYSTEM.

Powering Momentous Change Through the Blackbaud Institute

Connection Cafe

Soon after, the audience was the first to hear the announcement of something truly momentous: the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact.

Announcing the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact

Connection Cafe

Today, we announced the newly minted Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact. We hope you’ll join us.

We Are Blackbaud [Infographic]

NetWits

Online Fundraising Blackbaud Fundraising Software and Services We are Blackbaud

Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011

NetWits

Blackbaud @ SXSW 2011. Moderator: Frank Barry – Blackbaud. Blackbaud #nptech Non-Profit sxswIt’s that time again.

Introducing Blackbaud’s Portfolio of Fundraising and Relationship Management Solutions

Connection Cafe

And why is Blackbaud—who has its own leading solutions for the nonprofit sector—offering a Salesforce solution as part of its portfolio?

Blackbaud Index for April 2013

Connection Cafe

The Blackbaud Index provides the most up-to-date information on charitable giving today. Improvements to the Blackbaud Index.

Camp Blackbaud: Pro Bono in Action

Connection Cafe

This is a big week for Blackbaud. Check out this video to get a look at Camp Blackbaud in action. It’s Pro Bono Week!

Why Salesforce1 and Blackbaud is a Great Pair for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

Blackbaud commends the recent announcement of Salesforce1 – salesforce.com’s new social, mobile and cloud customer platform. 

Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge NXT Launches

Tech Soup Blog

Raiser's Edge NXT is the new online fundraising and relationship management software for nonprofits by TechSoup donor partner Blackbaud.

Blackbaud Announces March Web Seminars for Nonprofits

NetWits

Blackbaud is offering a free web seminar series to help nonprofits build strategies for mobilizing, soliciting, and stewarding supporters during and after times of disaster. Blackbaud experts and partners developed the seminars based off of their work with nonprofit customers who responded to the Haiti earthquake.

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#GivingTuesday Continues to See Double-Digit Growth

Connection Cafe

According to  Blackbaud  data, online giving on  #GivingTuesday  was up 20% on a year-over-year basis compared to 2015.

Blackbaud Index for March 2013

NonProfit Trends

The Blackbaud Index provideds the most up-to-date information on charitable giving today. Overall Fundraising Trends. Online Fundraising Trends.

Blackbaud Buys their Rival Convio: Now What?

Frogloop

The nonprofit community was stunned yesterday when Blackbaud purchased long time rival Convio. According to Blackbaud President Marc Chardon, “Combining Convio and Blackbaud is expected to help create one of the largest SaaS vendors with over $440 million in trailing twelve months pro forma revenue.” The Good.

A Lesson on Budgeting from the Blackbaud Management Team

Connection Cafe

If you missed it,  be sure to take some time to watch the  presentation! What are the steps to creating a budget? Why does this work?

Convio and Blackbaud: The NPTech Brady Bunch?

NTEN

You've probably heard by now that Blackbaud has announced it intends to acquire Convio in a roughly $240 million deal.

Blackbaud to Acquire Nonprofit Software Maker Convio

Vertex Systems

Good news or bad news for non-profits? The list of major nonprofit software vendors will grow smaller this year as the largest maker  of fundraising software to non-profit organizations has agreed to buy Convio. Convio provides fundraising software and is … Continue reading →

Insights from the Blackbaud #GivingTuesday Trends Report

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup donor partner Blackbaud recently released a report that digs deep into the #GivingTuesday results over three years to reveal the patterns that are emerging from this increasingly important national day of charitable giving. Key Findings of the Blackbaud Report. Here's what jumped out at us. What Is #GivingTuesday?

Blackbaud Index for August 2011

NonProfit Trends

Blackbaud updates these indices each month and they are based on a three-month moving average of year- over-year percent changes in revenue.

The 2014 Charitable Giving Report

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit Fundraising 2010 State of the Not-for-Profit Industry Survey Analytics Blackbaud Blackbaud Index fundraising nonprofit online giving

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Blackbaud Index for March 2011 | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

NonProfit Trends

Blackbaud updates these indices each month and they are based on a three-month moving average of year- over-year percent changes in revenue. Overall Fundraising Trends The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving is a broad-based fundraising index that reports total revenue trends of 1,430 nonprofit organizations representing $2.21

Six Amazing Stats From Blackbaud’s 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Report

SocialFish

photo credit : Team Blackbaud by Geoff Livingston. This post originally appeared on JohnHaydon.com. Average value of a Facebook Like is $214.81

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Blackbaud Index for February 2011

NonProfit Trends

Blackbaud updates these indices each month and they are based on a three-month moving average of year- over-year percent changes in revenue. Overall Fundraising Trends The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving is a broad-based fundraising index that reports total revenue trends of 1,430 nonprofit organizations representing $2.21

No Kid Hungry’s #SaveSummer Campaign Wins a Blackbaud Impact Award

Mobile Commons

The post No Kid Hungry’s #SaveSummer Campaign Wins a Blackbaud Impact Award appeared first on Mobile Commons. How the texting program worked.

2014 Mid-Year Fundraising Trends

Connection Cafe

For more than four years now, The Blackbaud Index has provided the most up-to-date information on charitable giving. Tracking Yeah, we were too.

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Leveraging Facebook for Good – A discussion with Blackbaud (Video)

John Haydon

Here’s an interview that Frank Barry from Blackbaud conducted last year at 11NTC (r egister for 12NTC here ).

11 Fascinating Facts About Online Fundraising That Will Inspire You to Action

NetWits

… Online Fundraising 2011 online Blackbaud Social FundraisingIs your nonprofit raising money on it’s website? I’m guessing the answer is yes.

Disaster Giving and The Blackbaud Index

NonProfit Trends

Blackbaud updates these indices each month and they are based on a three-month moving average of year- over-year percent changes in revenue. The Blackbaud indices include organizations that raised money specifically for Haiti relief in the year-over-year analysis. The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving would be up 6.3%

Blackbaud Charitable Giving Report Proves Nonprofits Should Focus on Donor Retention in 2013

John Haydon

Fundraising blackbaud Fundraising Strategy Report Retentioncompared to 2011. These small guys blew away the large nonprofits who only grew 0.3%!

Blackbaud Agrees To Buy Convio For $275 Million - Forbes

AFP Blog

Blackbaud Agrees To Buy Convio For $275 Million - Forbes : There are profits to be made in non-profits. Blackbaud, a provider of cloud-based software for non-profits, this morning said it has agreed to buy Convio, which provides fund-raising software for the non-profit sector, for $16 a share, or about $275 million.

Compare Your Fundraising Performance to The Blackbaud Index

Connection Cafe

The Blackbaud Index provides the most up-to-date information on charitable giving today. Compare your fundraising performance.