BELLINGHAM, WA--(Marketwired - Feb 18, 2015) - ActionSprout, the definitive source of tools and knowledge for nonprofits seeking to use Facebook to reach more people, cultivate relationships with existing supporters, and amplify fundraising efforts, today announced that it has joined the Blackbaud Partner Network as a Blackbaud Technology Partner. With this partnership, ActionSprout joins a network of companies that provide applications and solutions that extend Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) product functionality in new ways.

"Facebook has become an incredibly important communication channel for many nonprofits," said Chris Clinton, vice president, global channels and partner ecosystem. "We are excited to add ActionSprout as an easy way to connect this social activity back into our nonprofits' organizational databases."

The partnership allows more nonprofits using ActionSprout to integrate with Luminate Online and other Blackbaud tools to reach and engage new supporters on Facebook and then add information on these contacts directly to their Blackbaud systems where they can extend their communications to encourage further participation with their organization, whether that be donations, volunteerism or otherwise.

"When Sierra Club came to us about integrating with Luminate Online back in 2013, we were happy to make it happen and we're pleased to now be a Blackbaud technology partner," said Drew Bernard, ActionSprout CEO. "The results have been fantastic as the supporters acquired through Facebook using ActionSprout are converting to new donors at some of the highest rates Sierra Club has seen."

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The Blackbaud Partner Network is a group of leading technology and services firms providing nonprofits with the solutions, applications and strategies they need to make a difference in their local communities and worldwide. To learn more about Blackbaud's Technology Partner program, visit:

About ActionSprout
ActionSprout is currently used by thousands of nonprofits, both large and small, including Sierra Club, Unicef, and Greenpeace. ActionSprout tools helps organizations grow their emailable lists of supporters, engage existing supporters beyond Likes, Comments, and Shares, and leverage the social network to amplify their fundraising efforts. From petition signing to donating, ActionSprout helps nonprofits grow fundraising efforts by reaching and engaging millions of supporters around mission related actions. ActionSprout can be found at and

About Blackbaud
Serving the nonprofit, charitable giving and education communities for more than 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines technology solutions and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to support more than 30,000 customers, including nonprofits, K12 private and higher education institutions, healthcare organizations, foundations and other charitable giving entities, and corporations. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud and on-premise solutions, and related services for organizations of all sizes, including nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, eMarketing, advocacy, accounting, payment and analytics, as well as grant management, corporate social responsibility, education and other solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations 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, the Netherlands, Ireland and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

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Shawn Kemp
ActionSprout, Inc.
(866) 614-1420 x100

Melanie Mathos
Blackbaud, Inc.
843.216.6200 x3307