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Steve MacLaughlin Elected to NTEN Board of Directors

Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) has announced that Steve MacLaughlin, Blackbaud's director of Internet solutions, has been elected to the Nonprofit Technology Network(NTEN) board of directors.

It's a great pleasure to welcome Steve to the NTEN board, said Holly Ross, NTEN's executive director.  I know our community will benefit from the great energy, knowledge, and experience he brings with him.

Board members guide the work of NTEN throughout the year and represent the makeup of the nonprofit technology community. NTEN is a membership organization that facilitates the exchange of knowledge and information within the nonprofit community. By connecting members to each other, NTEN provides professional development opportunities, educates its constituency on issues of technology use in nonprofits, and spearheads groundbreaking research, advocacy, and education on technology issues affecting the community.

"I have always had high regard for NTEN and I'm honored to join the board of directors, said MacLaughlin.  I look forward to working with the other members of the board to help grow and expand the tremendous work NTEN does for the nonprofit community.

As the director of Internet solutions at Blackbaud, MacLaughlin is responsible for leading how the company provides online solutions to the nearly 5,000 clients using one of its Internet products. Focused on helping nonprofits develop successful integrated online solutions, MacLaughlin currently oversees product development forBlackbaud NetCommunity and NetSolutionsand partners with the development team at Blackbaud's Kintera Division on Blackbaud Sphere development and integration. MacLaughlin also establishedBlackbaud Interactive, the company's Internet strategy and services group.He has spent more than 12 years building successful online initiatives with a broad range of Fortune 500 firms, government and educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. He is a frequent speaker and highly regarded presenter at several nonprofit conferences and events. Steve earned both his undergraduate degree and a Master of Science degree in Interactive Media from Indiana University.

To read MacLaughlin's thoughts on leveraging the Internet, visit his blogConnections at www.blackbaud.com/connections, or read his chapter in the recently released book People to People Fundraising: Social Networking and Web 2.0 for Charities.

About NTEN
NTEN aspires to a world where all nonprofit organizations skillfully and confidently use technology to meet community needs and fulfill their missions. NTEN is a membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals that share the common goal of helping nonprofits use all aspects of technology more effectively. For more information, visit www.nten.org.

About Blackbaud
Blackbaud is the leading global provider of 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 22,000 organizations including University of Arizona Foundation, American Red Cross, Cancer Research UK, The Taft School, Lincoln Center, InTouch Ministries, 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, constituent relationship management, financial management, website management, direct marketing, education administration, ticketing, business intelligence, prospect research, consulting, and analytics. Since 1981, Blackbaud's sole focus and expertise has been partnering with nonprofits and providing them the solutions they need to make a difference in their local communities and worldwide. Headquartered in the United States, Blackbaud also has operations in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.
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