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With Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising(TM), powered by JustGiving(R), Australia and New Zealand Social Good Organisations Can Transform Supporters into Advocates
CHARLESTON, S.C., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- The Cloud-Based Solution Has Proven Itself a Game-Changer Across the Globe

Blackbaud ( 
) (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world's leading cloud software company powering social 
good, recently announced a dynamic new way for social good organisations in 
Australia and New Zealand to fundraise without subscription or set-up costs. 
Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising(TM), powered by JustGiving(R) provides a 
turnkey solution that turns supporters into advocates with tools that have 
already helped raise billions for nonprofits around the world.

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"We are incredibly excited to see nonprofits in our region reach new audiences 
and amplify their impact by tapping into Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising, 
powered by JustGiving," said Kevin Sher, president and GM of Blackbaud's 
operations in Asia Pacific. "This peer-to-peer fundraising solution has already 
proven popular in other parts of the world, including the United Kingdom and 
the United States, and it is starting to take off in Canada. We know it will be 
a game-changer here, too."

With Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising, powered by JustGiving:

    -- Social good organisations and schools can launch fundraising campaigns 
       and fold in supporters who have the flexibility to create related 
       pages that have easy social media integration. The solution also enables 
       do-it-yourself fundraising opportunities for individuals and teams with 
       easy guidance to encourage creativity and maximise results. 
    -- Options include community-based fundraising, in-memoriam giving, 
       livestreaming and fitness events. 
    -- Donors can use mobile wallet payment options like Apple Pay(R) and 
       Google Pay(TM) and have the ability to store their credit cards for 
       future donations. 
    -- Users have seamless integration with Blackbaud eTapestry(R), and robust 
       data API connectivity for Blackbaud CRM(TM) and Blackbaud Raiser's Edge 
       NXT(R) (coming soon to Australia and New Zealand), enabling back-end 
    -- Anyone on an organisation's team can design and export flexible custom 
    -- The solution is available to all social good organisations and schools 
       with no subscription cost, and it does not require other Blackbaud 

Highlights from Across the Globe
School Fun Run ( 
), a cutting-edge, health-based Australian fundraising program for schools and 
clubs, serves to break down barriers and build up bonds through happier 
learning environments. The organisation is committed to helping communities 
lead healthier lives through three major interactive and experiential fun run 
events, leveraging Blackbaud to power online fundraising for schools and clubs 
across Australia and New Zealand. Recently, School Fun Run used the solution to 
power one New South Wales primary school in setting a new organisation 
record—raising over AU$100,000 during a single fundraising event. "Partnering 
with Blackbaud is one of the most significant things we have done in the 34 
years of School Fun Run," said Brendan Hopp, Program Director at School Fun Run.

In July 2020, Canada's iconic Science World ( 
) used the solution to power its clever Nerd-a-thon ( 
) to support vital outreach education efforts after the Vancouver attraction 
saw revenue plummet due to COVID-19.  "From our point of view, it was 
efficient, easy, secure, and allowed us to personalise the campaign for what we 
needed in our brand and our message," said Nancy Roper, Science World's vice 
president of development. The "World Needs More Nerds" campaign raised more 
than CA$450,000 in six months.

In spring 2020, SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young ( 
) raised nearly US$250,000 when it used the solution to power fundraising for a 
live online benefit titled "Under One Moon," ( 
) followed by a livestream "winter spectacular" that raised an additional 
US$220,000. Customised personal fundraising pages that SAY participants and 
other supporters linked to the event helped fuel the surge, with gift 
information flowing into Blackbaud's flagship fundraising and relationship 
management solution, Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT, and Blackbaud Merchant 
Services(TM), which SAY already had in place. Serving the US from its base in 
New York City, the nonprofit started SAY:Australia ( 
), its first international satellite chapter in 2019.

For more information about Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising, powered by 
JustGiving, visit 

About Blackbaud 
Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world's leading cloud software company powering 
social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, higher 
education institutions, K–12 schools, healthcare organisations, faith 
communities, arts and cultural organisations, foundations, companies and 
individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organisations 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, 
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