Blackbaud Named Governance Team of the Year in Governance Intelligence’s Annual Corporate Governance Awards

The Corporate Governance Awards recognize outstanding achievements in governance, risk and compliance 

Charleston, S.C. (November 15, 2023) Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading provider of software for powering social impact, has won the Corporate Governance Team of the Year award in the small-mid cap category at the 16th annual Corporate Governance Awards, hosted by Governance Intelligence (formerly Corporate Secretary). 

“We are honored to be recognized as the Governance Team of the Year for our achievements over the past year,” said Andrew Leitch, chairman of the Blackbaud board of directors and the nominating and corporate governance committee. “We consider effective corporate governance as a foundation for success and consider this award as an independent validation of our governance competencies, our policies and practices. The board of directors sets our governance policies and effectively executes such policy through an efficient partnership with senior management as a high priority in serving the best interest of the company and its stakeholders.”  

The Corporate Governance Awards celebrate outstanding achievements by the governance profession in areas such as hosting annual general meetings (AGMs), compliance and ethics programs, ESG reporting, entity management, use of technology, proxy statements, investor engagement and corporate transactions. A total of 42 separate companies were short-listed for their work. 

The winners were selected by an independent panel of judges and announced at an in-person ceremony on Wednesday, November 8, in New York. The Corporate Governance Awards is part of Governance LIVE 2023, a series of events celebrating governance professionals and promoting excellence and good governance at public issuers. 

“As a company powered by purpose, Blackbaud is dedicated to doing more than just delivering essential software. We’re also accelerating our social impact and driving value for all our stakeholders through our corporate governance efforts,” said Jon Olson, general counsel, Blackbaud. “We’re honored to be recognized for our corporate governance program, alongside other leading public companies.” 

More information about the awards and the full list of winners can be found here 

About Blackbaud
Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the leading software provider exclusively dedicated to powering social impact. Serving the nonprofit and education sectors, companies committed to social responsibility and individual change makers, Blackbaud’s essential software is built to accelerate impact in fundraising, nonprofit financial management, digital giving, grantmaking, corporate social responsibility and education management. With millions of users and over $100 billion raised, granted or managed through Blackbaud platforms every year, Blackbaud’s solutions are unleashing the potential of the people and organizations who change the world. Blackbaud has been named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies, Quartz’s list of Best Companies for Remote Workers, and Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers. A remote-first company, Blackbaud has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica and the United Kingdom, supporting users in 100+ countries. Learn more at or follow us on X/Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook. 

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