Blackbaud makes Forbes list

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Blackbaud, Inc. has again been named to the "Forbes 100 Best Small Companies in America" list, an honor that company officials say was highlighted by earnings growth, sales growth and return on equity.

Blackbaud ranked 54 on the list, which included companies with annual revenues between $5 million and $1 billion.

"We are honored to once again be included among the nation's business leaders on Forbes 100 Best Small Companies in America list," said Marc Chardon, Blackbaud's chief executive officer.

"We are pleased to provide the tools and expertise that power the business of philanthropy from fundraising to outcomes and to empower our 24,000 customers around the world to drive change and make the world a better place."

Blackbaud provides software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, enabling them to improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships, and raise more money to support their missions.

Approximately 24,000 organizations -- including University of Arizona Foundation, American Red Cross, Cancer Research UK, The Taft School, Lincoln Center, Tulsa Community Foundation, Ursinus College, Earthjustice, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and the WGBH Educational Foundation -- use one or more Blackbaud products and services for fundraising.

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