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      Blackbaud acquires New Hampshire software company

      DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) -- Blackbaud announced Tuesday it had acquired a New Hampshire-based software firm that serves private schools.

      WhippleHill will merge with Blackbaud's existing K-12 software group, forming a team dedicated to K-12 private schools.

      "We're pleased to bring WhippleHill's expertise into the company," said Blackbaud President and CEO, Mike Gianoni.

      "By combining WhippleHill's innovative, cloud-based front-office solutions for parents, teachers and students with Blackbaud's preeminent back-office solutions and award-winning support, K-12 private schools will have access like never before to a comprehensive suite of best-in-class offerings that are 'integrated by design' to help them manage the entire education lifecycle. Blackbaud remains committed to leadership in the K-12 technology sector through innovation and unprecedented quality, customer experience and support. Today's announcement is an example of the investment we're making to bring even greater value both near and long-term to academic institutions around the world."

      The new group will be led by former WhippleHill president and founder. Travis Warren.

      "We're excited to join the Blackbaud organization," said Warren. "Both companies share a passion for supporting and advancing the education sector, and this new structure allows us to collaborate in a way that will springboard innovation and offer K-12 private schools an unrivaled solution set. In an industry where customers are frustrated by multi-vendor solutions with lackluster integration, K-12 private schools will now have what they've been asking for access to a comprehensive set of solutions that meet their needs and work well together, under the leadership and support of a single technology company that is highly invested in their success."

      Blackbaud

      works with nonprofits and schools on a variety of software platforms and currently has more than 30,000 customers in over 60 countries that support a variety of public and private services.

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