New York, NY, Feb. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MicroEdge®, the leading provider of solutions to the giving community worldwide, recently acquired by Blackbaud Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), today announced product advancements to the MicroEdge suite of corporate social responsibility (CSR) solutions that provide corporations with a powerful and comprehensive view into the impact of all their CSR efforts.
These advancements significantly expand the reporting capabilities in MicroEdge's AngelPoints™ solutions for employee engagement, which facilitate employee volunteering, payroll giving, matching gifts, disaster response, dollars for doers and sustainability, and represent part of MicroEdge's CSR suite. Additionally, corporations that utilize AngelPoints in tandem with GIFTS Online®--MicroEdge's leading cloud-based grantmaking solution and the other half of its CSR suite--can now benefit from a consolidated, cross-system view into the results across all of their CSR programs.
"With MicroEdge's enhanced CSR suite, clients can now maintain consolidated, extensive insight across programs via real time data and statistics around program results--which are the building blocks that form the narrative of the company's impact," said Kristin Nimsger, CEO of MicroEdge, now part of Blackbaud's Foundation and Corporate Markets Group. "When the company then shares that narrative with its stakeholders and the communities it serves, it experiences increased employee retention, a better reputation in the community, increased brand recognition, and a host of other benefits."
A cross-program view into impact is particularly important as many corporations coordinate their various CSR efforts from within different teams, which can make it difficult to understand the collective results. Today's announcement, which solves that challenge head on, is one of many initiatives underway at MicroEdge to provide leading solutions that address the evolving needs of today's cause-minded corporations.
"We are focused on providing innovative solutions to the challenges our clients face in achieving their goals, and one of our guiding principles is that we always strive to deliver products that delight our clients from day one," said Joel Martins, chief technology officer at MicroEdge. "This release demonstrates our commitment to quality and innovation, and I am confident it will truly enable our clients be more effective in their CSR pursuits."
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Established in 1985, MicroEdge, LLC is the leading provider of software and services to the giving community worldwide. MicroEdge solutions deliver a powerful, integrated and open framework for efficient and effective charitable giving. The company is committed to providing the best technology toolset for foundations, corporations, government agencies, donors, advisors and financial institutions. Together, these tools help organizations to work with one another to raise, invest, manage and award charitable currency. MicroEdge is a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackbaud Inc., headquartered in New York City with regional offices throughout the U.S. and supports thousands of clients worldwide. To learn more about MicroEdge, visit www.microedge.com.
Serving the nonprofit, charitable giving and education communities for more than 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ:BLKB) combines technology solutions and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to support more than 30,000 customers, including nonprofits, K12 private and higher education institutions, healthcare organizations, foundations and other charitable giving entities, and corporations. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud and on-premise solutions, and related services for organizations of all sizes, including nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, eMarketing, advocacy, accounting, payment and analytics, as well as grant management, corporate social responsibility, education and other solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise, invest, manage and award more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Ireland and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.
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 the introduction of new products and product features, as well as the expected benefits of the new 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 SEC filings for Blackbaud, copies of which are available free of charge at the SEC's website at https://www.sec.gov or upon request from Blackbaud's investor relations department. All Blackbaud product names appearing herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blackbaud, Inc.
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