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Brian Boruff Joins Blackbaud as Enterprise Customer Business Unit President

CHARLESTON, S.C., May 4, 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 Brian Boruff will join the company's Executive Leadership Team as president of its Enterprise Customer Business Unit (ECBU).

"Brian's deep customer-facing experience and knowledge will complement and further our current customer satisfaction efforts, and help us grow market share among enterprise-level nonprofits and higher education institutions," said Mike Gianoni, Blackbaud president and CEO.

Boruff brings more than 30 years of experience working with large enterprise customers. He has held senior executive roles at Infosys, Accenture, CSC, Microsoft and Apple. While at CSC, Boruff led its company-wide cloud computing and software services business. During his 15 year tenure at Microsoft, he served in various software sales and service delivery leadership roles including Vice President of US Enterprise Services.

"I've served large vertical clients in many different industry markets. This opportunity to work closely with nonprofit enterprise customers to help them accomplish their missions is one of the most exciting and important roles of my career," said Boruff. "I look forward to joining Blackbaud's Executive Leadership Team as we work to make a significant impact on the business of philanthropy."

Executive Vice President Charlie Cumbaa, who was serving as interim ECBU President during the search, will continue leading Corporate and Product Strategy.

As of today, May 4, Boruff leads ECBU and is located at the company's Charleston headquarters. He has a bachelor's degree in computer science with a minor in biochemistry from the University of Tennessee.

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

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