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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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    Charleston, SC


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    The Team At Blackbaud

    Key People
    • Michael Gianoni (ceo)
    • Anthony Bakker (Founder)
    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 #19 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 $87,494 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $126,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $60,000 per year.
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    Blackbaud Salaries By Job Title

    While Blackbaud employees earn an average yearly salary of $87,494, different roles can command different wages. Some of the job titles with high salaries at Blackbaud are director of sales, director of professional services, solutions architect, and engagement manager. A typical director of sales salary at Blackbaud is $173,419 per year. Some of the other roles at Blackbaud are customer service representative and marketing internship. A worker with the title customer service representative at Blackbaud earns an average salary of $32,365 per year.
    Job Title
    Average Salarydesc
    Director Of Sales
    Salary Range157k - 190k$173k$173,419
    Director Of Professional Services
    Salary Range136k - 148k$143k$142,520
    Solutions Architect
    Salary Range114k - 142k$128k$127,717
    Engagement Manager
    Salary Range120k - 130k$125k$125,128
    Project Manager
    Salary Range110k - 137k$123k$123,027
    Network Operation Technician
    Salary Range107k - 119k$113k$113,449
    Salesforce Developer
    Salary Range97k - 114k$106k$105,767
    Software Engineer
    Salary Range89k - 118k$103k$102,804
    Software Developer
    Salary Range91k - 115k$103k$102,559
    Contracts Specialist
    Salary Range92k - 104k$98k$98,255

    Blackbaud Careers

    On average, employees at Blackbaud stay with the company for 3.1 years. Employees most commonly join Blackbaud after leaving Convio. When they leave Blackbaud, they most frequently get their next job at Benefitfocus.

    Average Length of Employment

    3.1 years
    2.7 years
    2.5 years

    Top Employers Before Blackbaud

    9.0 %

    Top Employers After Blackbaud

    The MIL
    8.1 %

    Blackbaud Employee Demographics

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    Blackbaud Employees Education

    Of the 3,400 employees at Blackbaud, 23.6% attended College of Charleston. Employees at Blackbaud most frequently majored in Business, and most employees’ highest level of education is a Bachelors.

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    Blackbaud Employee Political Affiliation

    Blackbaud employees are most likely to be members of the Democratic Party. The largest donation made to a political party by a Blackbaud employee was by Charles Longfield. Charles Longfield donated $13,450 to the Democratic Party.

    Employee Political Donations

    NameascdescJob TitleascdescPartyascdescDonationascdesc
    Charles LongfieldInformation Technology Technician
    Charles Longfield
    Information Technology Technician
    Information Technology Technician
    Democratic Party
    Democratic Party
    $13,450Democratic Party
    Mary GresslerDirector Of Enterprise Architecture
    Mary Gressler
    Director Of Enterprise Architecture
    Director Of Enterprise Architecture
    Democratic Party
    Democratic Party
    $8,350Democratic Party
    Betsy GresslerDirector Of Client Relations
    Betsy Gressler
    Director Of Client Relations
    Director Of Client Relations
    Democratic Party
    Democratic Party
    $6,483Democratic Party
    Richard GeigerStrategic Account Executive
    Richard Geiger
    Strategic Account Executive
    Strategic Account Executive
    Democratic Party
    Democratic Party
    $5,200Democratic Party
    Sally HeavenSenior Leader
    Sally Heaven
    Senior Leader
    Senior Leader
    Democratic Party
    Democratic Party
    $4,846Democratic Party
    Charles CumbaaExecutive
    Charles Cumbaa
    Republican Party
    Republican Party
    $3,500Republican Party
    Rosalyn LemieuxManager
    Rosalyn Lemieux
    Democratic Party
    Democratic Party
    $2,750Democratic Party
    Anne WoodcomeData Analyst
    Anne Woodcome
    Data Analyst
    Data Analyst
    Democratic Party
    Democratic Party
    $2,500Democratic Party
    Timothy WittigSoftware Engineer
    Timothy Wittig
    Software Engineer
    Software Engineer
    Democratic Party
    Democratic Party
    $2,448Democratic Party
    Derek MartinSales
    Derek Martin
    Democratic Party
    Democratic Party
    $2,058Democratic Party
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    Blackbaud Subsidiaries

    Subsidiaries to Blackbaud include Convio and Public Interest Data. Employees at the parent company, Blackbaud, earn $87,494. In comparison, the salaries at Convio and Public Interest Data are $99,455 and $61,775.
    Average Salarydesc
    Salary Range82k - 119k$99k$99,455
    Public Interest Data
    Salary Range44k - 84k$62k$61,775

    Blackbaud Competitors

    Based on our research, similar companies to Blackbaud are Zuora, Convio, and Callidus Software. The average salaries at Zuora rank the highest, with their employees earning an average salary of $103,829 per year. The salaries at Convio average $99,455 per year, and the salaries at Callidus Software come in at $98,836 per year.
    Average Salarydesc
    Salary Range86k - 124k$104k$103,829


    Salary Range82k - 119k$99k$99,455
    Callidus Software
    Salary Range83k - 116k$99k$98,836
    CDK Global
    Salary Range81k - 114k$96k$96,455
    Hitachi Data Systems
    Salary Range80k - 112k$95k$95,285
    CDC Software Inc
    Salary Range76k - 118k$95k$94,958
    Salary Range80k - 111k$94k$94,410
    Information Builders
    Salary Range79k - 112k$94k$94,392
    NTT Europe
    Salary Range78k - 113k$94k$94,386
    Salary Range74k - 116k$93k$93,164

    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, MEDHOST, CDC Software Inc, CDK Global, Jaggaer, Zuora, Contact Solutions, Genesys, Cornerstone OnDemand, Axway, Information Builders, CAL Business Solutions, STROHL SYS GROUP, NTT Europe, Tripwire, Hitachi Data Systems, Callidus Software, MicroStrategy, Agilysys.

    Who works at Blackbaud?

    Michael Gianoni (ceo)

    Anthony Bakker (Founder)

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