Success Story: Blackbaud, Inc.
Headquarters:Charleston, SC (Founded in 1981).
$638 million in 2015.
Mike Gianoni, Blackbaud president and CEO
“For nearly 30 years we’ve called South Carolina home, and this community is very important to us. Our new headquarters project improves our ability to give back in even more meaningful ways while boosting the local economy. I’d like to thank the State of South Carolina, the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Berkeley County, and the City of Charleston for their continued support of Blackbaud, and for their commitment to making South Carolina a place where technology companies and those they employ can thrive.”
Headquartered in South Carolina, Blackbaud is a purpose-driven software company whose vision is to power an ecosystem of good that builds a better world.
Founded in 1981 in New York City, Blackbaud decided to relocate to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina in 1989. Since that time, it has become the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good.
Today, the company works in more than 60 countries and serves 35,000 customers worldwide. Nearly half of its rapidly-growing workforce resides in the Charleston area, which has recently been dubbed the East Coast’s burgeoning “Silicon Harbor.” Over the last three years, Blackbaud has grown its customer base by 15%, stock price by more than 70% and revenue from $503 million to $635 million. And, with the announcement of a new $154 million Berkeley County headquarters facility in 2016, it’s clear that this dynamic company will only continue to grow.
Successes in SC
- Blackbaud is the largest publicly-traded software company headquartered in the Palmetto State.
- In 2016, Blackbaud was recognized on Forbes’ 25 Fastest-Growing Public Tech Companies list, Forbes’ America’s Best Midsize Employer list and Forbes’ Most Innovative Growth Companies list.
- In 2016, Blackbaud announced the creation of a new $154 million corporate headquarters facility. With construction expected to be completed in phases, the new 360,000-square-foot, eco-friendly campus is expected to create 300 additional high-tech jobs over the next five years.