Museum Association of New York and Blackbaud Partner to Further Enhance New York State’s Cultural Community
Charleston, S.C. (October 12, 2015) — Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading provider of software and services for the global philanthropic community, today announced it has partnered with the Museums Association of New York (MANY) giving New York State museums the benefits of a larger network, collaborative thought leadership resources, software offers and more.
“At Blackbaud, we have more than 30 years of experience in this market and remain committed to providing the solutions needed to support the arts and cultural industry as it evolves,” said Kevin Knight, Blackbaud’s senior vice president and general manager, Arts & Cultural. “The Museum Association of New York works hard to serve its member organizations and their communities, and we’re excited to partner with them to help further their efforts.”
Through this partnership, MANY and Blackbaud will work together to provide museums expertise and best practices through thought leadership webinars, blog posts and events. Blackbaud will also extend a special software discount to first-time purchasers from the association, as well as provide members with exclusive access to museum-specific strategic content.
“I am thrilled at the prospect of providing our MANY members with the excellent strategic planning resources provided by Blackbaud, as well as offering exclusive software discounts to our members,” said Devin Lander, executive director of Museums Association of New York.
This partnership follows the example of other strategic alliances Blackbaud has built with other high-profile organizations, such as the American Alliance of Museums, the Association of Children’s Museums, and the American Public Gardens Association.
The Museum Association of New York (MANY) is the only statewide association of museum professionals speaking with one powerful voice supporting New York’s museums, historical sites and cultural institutions. The Museum Association of New York balances direct technical service and standards attainment with policy issue and trend analysis, publishing and advocacy to strengthen and promote New York’s cultural institutions.
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 www.blackbaud.com.
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