Working At Blackbaud

Powering Good

For some companies, working for social impact is an afterthought, a hobby that employees can do in their spare time. At Blackbaud, it's their business. Blackbaud is a cloud-software company that is powering social change. They operate at the intersection between technology and social good, enabling humanitarian efforts around the world.

They make their mission a reality by doing three main things:

  • Unleashing the Power of Data
  • Driving Radical Collaboration
  • Catalyzing Individual Impact
  • The company is built to do good. And the people that work for Blackbaud are too. Rachel Montgomery, Senior Director of Professional Services, had this to say about the fulfillment of working for a company with a mission like Blackbaud's can give: "The enthusiasm and sense of purpose that comes with a culture of doing good takes job satisfaction to a higher level. There is more focus on giving back and being socially conscious. It's in Blackbaud's DNA, and it's supported, encouraged and rewarded."

    Diving Into the Values at Blackbaud

    In the Business of Social Impact

    Blackbaud is, of course, a very socially conscious company, but they also have some internal values that help guide them in the work that they do. Those values are:

  • We Work as One
  • We Bring Heart
  • We Invent Possibilities
  • We Expect the Best
  • We Give Back
  • The company also believes heavily in investing in its people. It is the people that make this awesome company what it is, and Blackbaud knows this. That's why they go above and beyond in ensuring the opportunity for employee growth.

    Kristen Nelson, Team Lead Sales, said, "We have a very employee-focused environment. Our managers and team leads will often discuss career development strategies with us and offer opportunities to connect with people who can give us firsthand information about a role or experience. To help us be as successful as possible, they suit our strengths and the company's needs."

    In doing this, the company empowers, instead of instructs, its employees to be agents of goods.

    The Culture at Blackbaud

    Come for the Social Justice, Stay for the People

    Blackbaud has a great culture of giving back, but they also have a laid back culture of fun and inclusivity. Work-life balance is a real thing at Blackbaud, and employees are encouraged to take time off.

    "Work-life balance is something that's very important to our employees, including myself, and I love that Blackbaud provides plenty of time to take off for any occasion, be it family trips, illness, or even if I just need to have some 'me' time," Johnathan Mesta, Senior Technical Recruiter, said.

    There are all sorts of events that Blackbaud team members get to participate in throughout the year. The company prides itself on having an involved group of employees who want to hang out with each other outside of work.

    Stefanie Greene, a Senior Manager, Human Resources, said, "We try to do at least one event per month that caters to all interest areas, whether that's our Pinewood Derby, our May the 4th Be With You Movie Marathon or Progressive Potlucks, where employees tour the office to pick up different parts of the meal. We also championed having a float in the Austin Pride Parade this year for the first time ever."

    The Benefits at Blackbaud

    Wellness Guaranteed

    Blackbaud puts a major priority on employee wellness. They offer a ton of perks and benefits that backs that up. They offer competitive benefits that can provide protection, peace of mind, and savings.

    "Health is key to being productive and successful. I appreciate all the outlets Blackbaud offers to achieve good health and wellness. Plus, who doesn't love to earn free prizes such as Apple Air Pods, HSA dollars, and so on?" Greene said.

    What Greene is referring to is Blackbaud's B-Healthy Incentive, where employees earn rewards for participating in wellness programs. Another really awesome perk of being a Blackbaud employee is the opportunity to earn more vacation time from doing extra volunteer work.

    Justin Womack, Senior Technical Account Manager, "Blackbaud supports us with community service days and awards us with more vacation time for volunteer hours spent outside of the office. We believe that employees should be engaged in life, not just work."

    Some other benefits and perks are:

  • 4 weeks of PTO for new employees, up to 6 for tenured employees
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Casual dress code
  • Game room
  • Relocation assistance
  • Stocked kitchen
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Award-winning diversity program
  • The Organization’s Mission

    Our mission is to provide cloud software, services, expertise, and data intelligence that empower and connect people to drive impact for social good.







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    The team at Blackbaud

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    • Michael Gianoni (ceo)
    The Inside Scoop
    Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world's leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, companies, education institutions, healthcare organizations and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through cloud software, services, expertise and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and CRM, marketing, advocacy, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate social responsibility, school management, ticketing, grantmaking, financial management, payment processing and analytics. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.
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    The Culture At Blackbaud

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    What makes Blackbaud a great place to work?
    Come change the world with us. Named to Fortune’s Change the World List, our team of 3,400 employees are passionate ​about helping customers use innovative technology to make a difference in the world.​ ​ While we are working to enable the success of thousands of social good organizations, we are enabling the success of our company and our people. We are committed to developing our employees, in all professions, through learning and mentoring programs. And we do it all in an environment that values teamwork, diversity and philanthropy.​ At Blackbaud, it is possible to change the world and grow your career at the same time. Come found out how.
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    Imagine if you knew that every sale you made had a direct impact on making the world a better place We are always looking for incredible, mission-driven individuals to join our team. Take a look and see why our Solutions Engineers love being part of Blackbaud.
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    That's why Blackbaud offers a tremendous company culture, encouraging open, collaborative working environments in all of our offices around the world, including; North America, Australia, the United Kingdom and Costa Rica.. We have proven that we are one of the best technology companies to work for. Blackbaud has been ranked Best Technology Company in Charleston, SC for the fourth year in a row, and ranked by BuiltIn Austin as one of the Best Places to Work in Austin, TX.
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    Smart and have employees who are passionate about doing good and helping others with their philanthropic missions. They love museums, arts and culture, wildlife, feeding the hungry and helping to save lives. You will find a friend here and we hope you bring your friends too.
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    That's why Blackbaud offers a tremendous company culture, where we encourage open, collaborative working environments in all of our offices around the world.. We have proven that we are one of the best technology companies to work for. Blackbaud has been ranked Best Technology Company in Charleston, SC for the fourth year in a row, and ranked by BuiltIn Austin as one of the Best Places to Work in Austin, TX.
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    Blackbaud is ranked #11 on the Best Companies to Work For in South Carolina list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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    Blackbaud Salaries

    How much does Blackbaud pay?
    The national average salary for a Blackbaud employee in the United States is $95,125 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $129,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $69,000 per year.
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    Blackbaud Salaries By Job Title

    The average employee at Blackbaud earns a yearly salary of $95,125 per year, but different jobs can earn drastically different salaries. Some of the positions that earn high wages at Blackbaud include Director Of Sales, Director Of Professional Services, Engagement Manager, and Senior Project Manager. A typical Director Of Sales salary at Blackbaud is $132,007 per year. Other roles at Blackbaud include Customer Service Representative and Marketing Internship. A Customer Service Representative at Blackbaud earns an average yearly salary of $33,777.

    Blackbaud careers

    On average, employees at Blackbaud stay with the company for 3.0 years. Employees most commonly join Blackbaud after leaving CONVIO. When they leave Blackbaud, they most frequently get their next job at Benefitfocus.

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    Vertafore3.2 years


    3.0 years
    CONVIO2.5 years
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    CONVIO9.0 %
    Verizon6.9 %
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    Blackbaud Subsidiaries

    Subsidiaries to Blackbaud include CONVIO, Public Interest Data, and NPO SOLUTIONS. Employees at the parent company, Blackbaud, earn $95,125. In comparison, the salaries at CONVIO, Public Interest Data, and NPO SOLUTIONS are $93,336, $71,712, and $70,519.
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    Blackbaud Competitors

    Competitors of Blackbaud include Intuit, Limelight Networks, and Saba Software. The average salaries at Intuit rank the highest, with their employees earning an average salary of $108,244 per year. The employees at Limelight Networks earn an average yearly salary of $106,836 per year, and the salaries at Saba Software average $102,377 per year.
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    Frequently Asked Questions about Blackbaud

    When was Blackbaud founded?

    Blackbaud was founded in 1981.

    How many Employees does Blackbaud have?

    Blackbaud has 3,400 employees.

    How much money does Blackbaud make?

    Blackbaud generates $757.2M in revenue.

    What industry is Blackbaud in?

    Blackbaud is in the software industry.

    What is Blackbaud's mission?

    Blackbaud's mission statement is "Our mission is to provide cloud software, services, expertise, and data intelligence that empower and connect people to drive impact for social good."

    What type of company is Blackbaud?

    Blackbaud is a public company.

    Who are Blackbaud's competitors?

    Blackbaud competitors include CONVIO, Public Interest Data, Vertafore, NPO SOLUTIONS, Deltek, Perficient, Saba Software, Yardi Systems, Active Network, Intuit, PTC, Genesys, Epicor Software, Omnicell, TMA Solutions, JDA Software, Campus Management, NextGen Healthcare Information ..., Limelight Networks, Ellie Mae.

    Who works at Blackbaud?

    Michael Gianoni (ceo)

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