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Blackbaud Strengthens Investment in Global Product Development

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq:BLKB), a leading global provider of software and services for the nonprofit, charitable giving and education communities, today announced the recent appointment of Brian Boelsterli as vice president of Technology Operations specific to infrastructure engineering, within the research, delivery and operations organization.

"Brian Boelsterli joins Blackbaud with more than 30 years of leadership in engineering and operations, focused on aligning IT value proposition with the needs of business," said Kevin McDearis, Blackbaud's senior vice president of Global Product Development. "His addition underscores our ongoing emphasis on quality and innovation and I am confident Brian's expertise and experience will be of enormous value to our customers and their critical missions."

Boelsterli previously lead a global development/operational (DevOps) and Cloud transformation team across three major regions at Pearson Learning Solutions where his team was responsible for implementing Cloud, IAAS, PAAS and Operational Engineering automation in support of over 1800 development teams. Prior to Pearson, he led the Staples Advantage DevOps and Lean Agile transformation team where he supported over 200 large global teams in the same capacity.

"I look forward to this unique opportunity to participate in Blackbaud's transformational goals of adopting development operations and Cloud to maximize and increase the quality of 'mission minutes' with its growing nonprofit customer base," said Boelsterli.

Boelsterli joined Blackbaud in February, is a part of the company's global management team and reports to Kevin McDearis.

About Blackbaud

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.

Forward-looking Statements

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. 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 related to our dividend policy and share repurchase program, including potential limitations on our ability to grow and the possibility that we might discontinue payment of dividends; risks relating to restrictions imposed by the credit facility; 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 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.

CONTACT: Media Contact Nicole McGougan Public Relations 843.654.3307 nicole.mcgougan@blackbaud.com

Source:Blackbaud

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