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MicroEdge Annual Solutions Conference Convenes Funders and Nonprofits

Measuring philanthropic and social investment impact highlights annual conference

Charleston, S.C. (October 20, 2015) – MicroEdge®, a Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) company and provider of solutions to the giving community worldwide, today announced that its MicroEdge Solutions Conference (MESC@bbcon) will be held October 26-28 in Austin, Texas. This year, the conference will be co-located with bbcon 2015, Blackbaud’s conference for nonprofits, providing attendees opportunities to engage in shared experiences and networking at both events.

Each year MESC@bbcon brings together hundreds of MicroEdge clients with subject matter experts, product experts and their peers for best practices learning, hands-on product training and impactful discussions about key issues in the community. Attendees represent a diverse range of MicroEdge clients that are united by their work for the greater good. Together at MESC@bbcon, they will learn to better manage, simplify, and measure their social investment programs.

One highlight of MESC@bbcon will be the focus on helping the sector maximize its overall impact, with a full program dedicated to strategies and best practices to help philanthropic organizations measure and achieve results. Through a series of sessions and workshops, funders and nonprofits will have the opportunity to connect to improve how they work together with greater efficiency and collaboration, leading to more powerful, shared insights and greater long-term success and impact.

“Many of the sessions are led by peers in the philanthropic space that weave their real-world experiences and application knowledge into their presentations. The wealth of knowledge gained at just one three-day annual conference is invaluable,” said MESC 2014 attendee Jeffrey Hand of the Rochester Area Community Foundation.

“We are very excited and inspired to be hosting this year’s conference in conjunction with bbcon,” said Kristin Nimsger, CEO of MicroEdge. “In addition to expanding our attendees’ opportunities for learning and networking with their nonprofit peers by co-locating with bbcon 2015, MESC@bbcon is the single best opportunity for our clients to collaborate and learn from experts on strategic topics impacting their organizations today.”

To register for the 2015 MicroEdge Solutions Conference, visit For further information about MicroEdge, visit or call 800.899.0890.

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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