Blackbaud's Kintera Division Hires Meg McKinley as Vice President of Professional Services

Charleston, S.C. (Sept. 4, 2008) – Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) announced that Meg McKinley has joined the Kintera division as vice president of professional services. McKinley will oversee all service delivery, creative services, integration and consulting teams for the on-demand, nonprofit software provider.

A software industry veteran with more than 10 years experience, McKinley has been director, enterprise solutions at Blackbaud. Blackbaud, based in Charleston, S.C., is the industry leading provider of software and services for nonprofits. At Blackbaud, McKinley’s 80 person services team contributed more than $17 million in annual revenue. Under McKinley’s leadership, the team at Blackbaud delivered hundreds of successful implementations of The Raiser’s Edge®, The Patron Edge®, and The Financial Edge™.

Prior to Blackbaud, McKinley was senior consultant at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, LLC where she analyzed business practices for the evaluation of eProcurement solutions.

“Over the past six months, we have standardized our service offerings and streamlined our delivery discipline,” said Rich LaBarbera, senior vice president of Blackbaud and Kintera CEO. “We are looking forward to working with Meg. She understands Blackbaud’s culture and helped build its successful services framework. With her leadership and expertise, we’ll be able to take the next step and become an industry leader in service quality and efficiency.”

As vice president of professional services, McKinley is also responsible for overall client satisfaction and the day-to-day business and technical aspects of client projects.

“I am extremely excited to join Kintera and look forward to helping the great services team that Kintera has in place deliver world-class results,” McKinley said. “I think clients will see our professional services improve continuously and always put the customer first.”

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

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Blackbaud, Inc.
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Kintera Inc.
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About Kintera, Inc.
Kintera® Inc. provides an integrated, on-demand open platform to help organizations quickly and easily reach more people, raise more money, and run more efficiently. The Kintera platform consists of a variety of products including Events, Advocacy, E-mail, Web Site Content Management, Donor Management, Constituent Relationship Management and Accounting. In addition, Kintera’s open technology, Kintera Connect™, enables clients and partners to integrate directly with Kintera technology, resulting in the availability of best of breed solutions through the Kintera Connect partner program.

For more information about Kintera software and services, visit

Kintera, Kintera Sphere, Kintera Connect, Social CRM and The Giving Experience, are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Blackbaud in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Source: Blackbaud

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