Blackbaud acquires Kilter, an activity-based engagement app

The addition of Kilter will provide Blackbaud nonprofit and business clients with new ways to engage their audience through daily health and wellness activities

CHARLESTON, SC, August 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Black Baud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the global leader in cloud software for social good, today announced the acquisition of Kilter. The acquisition will enable Blackbaud to expand activity-based peer-to-peer fundraising engagement, support activity-based health and wellness initiatives for socially responsible businesses, and expand the ways in which individuals can connect to the causes that matter most to them through the activities. they like.

Kilter is an intuitive, fun, activity-based engagement app with virtually limitless choices of activity types. Kilter extends activity-based engagement beyond the familiar options of running, walking and biking, allowing users to track popular and personally relevant new activities, from pickleball to meditation to motorcycling and Moreover.

Blackbaud will leverage Kilter to support activity-based fundraising for Blackbaud TeamRaiser®, the most powerful event fundraising software on the market, offering a robust set of features for nonprofit organizations organizing events. With the addition of Kilter’s intuitive app, Blackbaud will deliver an unparalleled experience for event attendees, meeting their new expectations for digital engagement and event experience, while enabling nonprofit clients to stimulate the growth and expansion of fundraising. Kilter will also support activity-based health and wellness activities for Blackbaud’s YourCause® CSRconnect® platform, a leading solution for employee engagement operated by companies in support of their accountability goals. social.

“Activity tracking, like logging workouts, sharing goals, and exchanging virtual encouragement with friends, is quickly becoming part of the daily routine for millions of people around the world and a essential to peer-to-peer fundraising,” said Mike Gianoni, President and Chief Executive Officer, Blackbaud. “Our acquisition of Kilter will allow us to serve nonprofits by expanding the ways they can engage with their supporters to prepare for their existing fundraising walks, runs and rides, and to create brand new ones. types of engagement opportunities that are not tied to a specific It will also provide a unique solution for companies, as employers take a more active role in supporting the health and wellbeing activities of their employees within the remote and distributed workforce.”

“Blackbaud manages many of today’s largest and most complex activity-based fundraising events through Blackbaud TeamRaiser and enables Fortune 500 companies to engage their employees through YourCause CSRconnect,” said Jerry Needel, Vice President of Innovation and Incubation, Blackbaud. “This acquisition reflects our commitment to bringing innovative capabilities and a premier mobile app experience to our customers, delivering solutions that help them achieve their goals as quickly as possible.”

Kilter features include:

  • Expanded support for over 60 different physical and virtual activities, from yoga to motorcycle rides to healthy eating, with the ability for users to create new activity categories on demand
  • Gamification that builds engagement by helping event attendees connect and support each other, as well as motivating individual users
  • Integrations with fitness trackers that event attendees are already using, including Apple Watch, Fitbit, Garmin and more, and the ability to integrate data from external platforms such as Peloton and Strava

“Kilter empowers nonprofit organizations to turn the daily health and wellness activities of their supporters into opportunities to raise funds for their cause,” said Seth Braddock, Founder and CEO, Kilter. “We couldn’t have found a more perfect home for Kilter than Blackbaud, a global leader in software solutions for social good and a team that shares our passion for empowering people to engage in ways that matter to them. .”

Kilter’s activity tracking app will be offered as a feature to Blackbaud TeamRaiser customers at no additional subscription cost and will be available in the coming months ahead of the Spring 2023 events. Going forward, Blackbaud also plans to extend Kilter’s capabilities to YourCause CSRconnect customers, with integration to YourCause CSRconnect coming later in 2023. The app will be introduced for select customers in late 2022.

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 education, 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 www.blackbaud.com or follow us on TwitterLinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

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