The NonProfit Times Selects Blackbaud Sphere to Manage More than 11 Million Annual Emails

January 11, 2010

Nonprofit-focused publication looks forward to enhanced email deliverability and reporting
CHARLESTON, SC – January 11, 2010 – Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) today announced that The NonProfit Times, the leading business publication for nonprofit management, has selected Blackbaud Sphere® to deliver more than 11 million email newsletters per year to approximately 110,000 subscribers. The NonProfit Times will start delivering its enewsletters through Blackbaud Sphere this month.
“The moment I saw the Blackbaud Sphere program, I thought the technology,    design and support would be a genuine benefit to both us and our readers,” said Lisa Pinto, The NonProfit Times’ webmaster. “There are so many features for personalization that we can give our readers individual attention.”
The NonProfit Times needed an email tool that was manageable and easy to use. “This system is so intuitive that staff can be more efficient,” said Pinto. “The staff can be quickly trained, and the support that Blackbaud provides is so valuable.” With Blackbaud Sphere, publication staff will have user-friendly statistics, analytics, and simple archiving; plus subscribers will not be lost due to issues with bounce-backs from simple out-of-office messages.
“We are pleased to partner with The NonProfit Times and to provide a powerful platform that meets the organization’s email marketing needs,” said John Dalzell, Blackbaud’s director of business development. “With Blackbaud Sphere, The NonProfit Times can now focus on bringing the best in news and resources to nonprofits and not technology hurdles.”
The NonProfit Times publishes five nonprofit and technology-focused enewsletters including:
·         NPT Weekly– covering all aspects of nonprofit management – fundraising, financial management, direct marketing, technology, legal issues and human resources. It offers a mix of “how-to” and news stories. 
·         NPT Instant Fundraising – geared towards keeping development officers and executive directors up-to-date with the latest fundraising developments. It offers news, tips and proven methods to fund organizations.
·         NPT TechnoBuzz – for CIOs, CFOs, IT Directors and Development Directors responsible for the purchase and management of hardware and software at the nation’s nonprofit organizations. It features trends and business stories with a focus on technology solutions for donor management, finance and fundraising.
·         NPTJobs – the premier nonprofit newsletter bringing new career opportunities and HR advice to the nonprofit executive community.
·         Exempt – a financial newsletter focusing on areas such as asset management, planned giving, donor advised funds, banking, risk management, investments, insurance, trusts, financial software and technology.

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