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Blackbaud’s MicroEdge Business Unveils Outcomes Solution For The Giving Community At MESC@Bbcon

Solution seamlessly measures program outcomes and impact,
enhancing collaboration between funders and nonprofits

Charleston, S.C., October 26, 2015 – MicroEdge®, a Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) company and provider of solutions to the giving community worldwide, today unveiled its transformational outcomes solution at the MicroEdge Solutions Conference (MESC@bbcon). The company’s outcomes solution solves key challenges experienced by funders and nonprofits as the sector evolves from traditional philanthropy to social investing.

As part of this shift to social investing, there is heightened demand for measuring funding outcomes and impact. Blackbaud’s outcomes solution connects, powers and accelerates purposeful philanthropy by linking investments and actions to impact and achievement. This delivers a unified experience; bringing our expansive community together and effectively using data and insights to provide shared knowledge among funders and nonprofits.

Blackbaud’s outcomes solution is the first platform that brings together funders and nonprofits under one umbrella for improved collaboration and mission alignment. In addition, the solution offers a first-of-its-kind outcomes measurement taxonomy that will continue to grow and evolve with use, getting smarter with each user interaction – a living record of social impact like no other. The taxonomy provides users with the flexibility to select from a system-wide, sector-sourced set of measurements or to enter their own in order to determine the success of their programs. This allows them to tell their impact story using statistics, results and a common language.

“The ability to understand and measure outcomes and impact is the single greatest challenge facing the giving community today,” said Kristin Nimsger, CEO of MicroEdge. “Providing a powerful, easy-to-use solution is a vital part of Blackbaud’s mission to empower the sector in its ability to achieve the most meaningful results with the greatest amount of impact.”

An early-adopter program begins at MESC@bbcon and participants will provide input into future features including the outcomes measurement taxonomy, analytics and user interface design. MicroEdge invites those interested in participating to contact for more information.

About MicroEdge
Established in 1985, MicroEdge 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

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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