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Blackbaud Champions Go Above and Beyond, Recognized by Influitive as 2014 Best Referral Program

Blackbaud’s customer advocate program, Blackbaud Champions, has been recognized for the 2014 Best Referral Program and received The Above and Beyond Advocacy Award by Influitive, an advocate marketing software company. The award was announced March 24 in San Francisco at an exclusive awards ceremony, The Best Advocate Marketing Awards, also known at The BAMMIES.

“We’re proud to announce that our Blackbaud Champions program was recognized for driving significant revenue for the company, while also being something that our customers enjoy participating in,” said Michael Beahm, Blackbaud’s customer advocate marketing manager.  “We care deeply about our customers, and strive to go above and beyond to empower them.”

This year marked Influitive’s second annual award ceremony. These awards recognize companies, large and small, for intuitive and effective business-to-business advocate marketing solutions that enable customers to become champions for their organizations.

“For business-to-business companies today, success means creating sustainable, long-term growth with the help of your customers, employees, partners and other key stakeholders,” said Influitive founder and CEO Mark Organ. “In 2014, the nominees and winners of the Best Advocate Marketing Awards led the way and achieved incredible results by putting advocacy at the heart of their marketing and sales initiatives.”

Winners in ten key categories were selected by a panel of advocate marketing experts and recognized for creative excellence, innovation and results in business to business advocate marketing.  To learn more information about each award and read case studies from the winners, download the eBook.

The Best Advocate Marketing Awards (BAMMIES for short) are designed recognize the achievements that are being made by forward-thinking B2B marketing leaders who put fans, advocates and evangelists at the heart of their marketing programs. Held annually, the BAMMIES showcase the most innovative and effective advocate marketing campaigns happening now, and serve as a source of inspiration for all who work in the ever-changing world of B2B marketing.  The BAMMIES are produced by Influitive, the advocate marketing experts. For more information about The BAMMIES, visit

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, payments 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

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