Blackbaud clients come together to raise millions for Ukraine

Charities, individuals and businesses use technology to amplify generosity and provide humanitarian aid

CHARLESTON, SC, April 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Black Baud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the global leader in cloud-based software for social good, is excited to share how its customers are unleashing incredible generosity and raising funds for humanitarian relief to help the people of Ukraine.

“We are impressed with the critical work our clients are doing during this time of crisis and how people around the world are getting involved,” said Mike Gianoni, President and Chief Executive Officer, Blackbaud. “We commend organizations and individuals who dedicate their money, time and resources to causes for Ukraine. Blackbaud’s vision has always been to create an ecosystem of good® who builds a better world. With nonprofits, individuals and businesses all working together as a force for good, we can make a real difference in the countless lives that have been upended by this devastation. We are honored to empower to help those in need, and our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine.”

Nonprofits and charities providing essential funds and services
Since the beginning of the conflict the February 24Blackbaud’s nonprofit clients rallied their staff and supporters to respond quickly to the evolving situation, from fundraising to deploying teams and resources to the field in Ukraine and surrounding countries.

Here are examples of organizations using Blackbaud technology to engage supporters and raise funds for humanitarian relief:

  • CARE, which provides food, water, supplies and services to fleeing families Ukraine. CARE’s crisis relief efforts aim to reach four million people in need.
  • Direct Relief, which worked with Ukraine The Ministry of Health and other partners on the ground will provide critical shipments of 164 tonnes of medical aid, including insulin supplies, critical care drugs, oxygen concentrators and other essential resources .
  • TiKVA Children’s Home, whose mission is to provide relief and education to at-risk Jewish children and poor families in Odessa, Ukraine. TiKVA managed to evacuate more than 3,000 people from Ukraine and currently has 950 refugees in its care, including 350 orphans.

People showing incredible generosity
On Blackbaud’s JustGiving platform, more than $55 million was raised for Ukraine-related causes through individual donations, with approximately $43 million going directly to charities and $12 million go to people in need or to personal causes. Over 14,500 fundraising pages have been created.

Touching examples of generosity through JustGiving include:

  • Louenna Hooda nanny who crowdfunds to donate essential supplies (like diapers, wipes, blankets, clothes and food) to Ukraine refugees in Moldova and has raised over £170,000 so far
  • Deanston Bakery in Glasgow, Scotlandwho organized a bake sale for Ukraine and raised over £88,000 for the Ukraine Disaster Emergency Committee appeal
  • Reuben, a five-year-old boy who played the violin in the streets of London raise nearly £2,000 for Save the Children Ukraine appeal
  • Raj Singh, owner and chairman of Hartlepool United Football Club in Englandwho personally donated £250,000 to the club’s crowdfunding appeal for Ukraine—largest individual contribution in JustGiving history

Companies are mobilizing for the cause
One in three Fortune 500 companies rely on Blackbaud’s YourCause® CSRconnect® solution to power their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, including employee giving, matching gifts and volunteering. With the onset of conflict, Blackbaud quickly launched resources to help clients develop crisis response programs, providing a list of verified humanitarian-focused organizations for Ukraine to which companies and their employees could give. Since February 24almost $12 million was collected for these organizations from hundreds of companies through employee donors, in nearly 70 countries.

Many companies run dedicated response programs to Ukraine on the YourCause platform. Of these, 40% created special crisis matching campaigns to maximize the impact on employees, with 20% offering a 2:1 match for employee contributions.

well Fargo employees gave more than $330,000 to the Ukrainian relief effort. The company encouraged donations by featuring humanitarian organizations on its YourCause portal and rewarding employee donations through a grant program. “Wells Fargo is deeply committed to supporting communities and responding in times of need,” said Anna Bard, senior vice president, head of employee volunteerism and charitable giving, Wells Fargo. “Using the YourCause platform, Wells Fargo rewards employee contributions through our Community Care Grants program, which provides grants to employees of up to $2,000 each year for their volunteer service and charitable donations and these grants are given to the charity of their choice. As part of our support for the residents of Ukrainewe have temporarily increased our employee grant program by 50%, for a maximum of $3,000 that employees can direct to charities. We are also committed $1 million to support humanitarian relief and the U.S. military in the region. »

Blackbaud’s commitment
Blackbaud is dedicated to helping social good organizations around the world engage supporters and donors to accomplish their essential missions. Our teams are mobilizing to enable customers to respond quickly to the crisis by Ukraineorganize fundraising campaigns, process donations and publicize their efforts.

Blackbaud donated to the International Rescue Committee, which helps people affected by humanitarian crises survive, recover and rebuild their lives. Additionally, we encourage our employees to take advantage of our matching gift program, which is designed to support employee choice. Blackbaud will match employee donations to 501c3 charities, ensuring that individual contributions go further.

About Blackbaud
Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the global leader in cloud software for social good. Serving the entire social good community – non-profit organizations, institutions of higher learning, K-12 schools, healthcare organizations, faith communities, arts and culture organizations, foundations, companies and individual change agents – Blackbaud connects and enables organizations 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 (CSR) and the environment, governance (ESG), school management, ticketing, grant making, financial management, payment processing and analysis. Serving the industry for over four decades, Blackbaud is a remote company based in Charleston, South Carolinawith operations in United States, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica and the UK. For more information, visit or follow us on TwitterLinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

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