Congratulations (once again) to Blackbaud! Today, the software company announced plans to create a new world headquarters on Daniel Island in Berkeley County, S.C.
The deal is expected to create more than 300 high-paying tech industry jobs in the Lowcountry.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said, “Today we’re proud to celebrate the continued success of one of our most innovative companies – Blackbaud. Since 1989, Blackbaud has been a terrific member of the South Carolina family, and this new expansion speaks to the company’s commitment to our state and its people. The 300 new jobs created by this initiative are a milestone, not only for our Lowcountry community, but also for our state as a whole.”
The new campus will include outstanding amenities for Blackbaud employees, which will help the company attract and retain top talent. Blackbaud also plans to use the approximately 360,000-square-foot campus for a variety of philanthropic and community service initiatives. These include Camp Blackbaud, an employee-led STEM program that teaches elementary school children how to design and code.
Stephanie Yarbrough and Womble Carlyle’s Economic Development Team counseled Blackbaud in the deal.
As part of today’s announcement, Blackbaud made a $20,000 donation to Daniel Island Community Fund (DICF) to support its Cainhoy Elementary and Middle School initiatives.
This news comes on the heels of Blackbaud being named both one of Forbes’ Best Midsize Employers for 2016 and one of one of the Forbes Fast Tech 25 – the magazine’s ranking of the 25 fastest growing public companies in the tech sector.
Serving the worldwide philanthropic community for 35 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines innovative software, services, and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to power the passion of approximately 35,000 customers, including nonprofits, K-12 private and higher education institutions, healthcare organizations, corporations, foundations, and other charitable giving entities. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud and on-premise solutions, as well as a resource network that empowers and connects organizations of all sizes. Blackbaud's portfolio of software and services supports nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, eMarketing, advocacy, accounting, payments and analytics, as well as grant management, corporate social responsibility, and education. Organizations use Blackbaud technology to raise, invest, manage, and award more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.