YCS® Group, LLC Joins Blackbaud Partner Network as a Blackbaud Technology Partner
Joins Network of Companies Providing Applications and Solutions That Complement Blackbaud Products

KANSAS CITY, MO (October 7, 2015) — YCS® Group, LLC, a digital technology solutions enabler that provides local and national digital solution based strategies, today announced that the company has joined the Blackbaud Partner Network as a Blackbaud Technology Partner. With this partnership, YCS® Group joins a network of companies that provide applications and solutions that extend Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) product functionality in new ways.

The partnership allows YCS® Group to provide its proprietary international digital technology solutions to better help nonprofits, schools and alumni organizations. “The iGiftback® solution from YCS® Group provides organizations a way to increase fundraising revenue and connect with people who are passionate about their cause by allowing participants to donate through everyday purchases,” said Chris Clinton, Blackbaud’s vice president, Global Channels and Partner Ecosystem.

“Our technology solutions will help organizations and educational institutions raise funds, increase retention, provide better data management capabilities and build relationships with our growing network of more than 500 thousand merchants internationally,” said Sid T. Shugart, CEO of YCS® Group, LLC. “It’s an exciting time, and YCS® Group looks forward to this long-term partnership with Blackbaud!”

To learn more about YCS® Group’s digital technologies, visit: www.ycsgroupllc.com.

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: http://www.blackbaud.com/partners.

The Blackbaud Partner Marketplace™ is the world’s first marketplace dedicated to the nonprofit community with products that extend and enhance Blackbaud solutions. To learn more about the Blackbaud Partner Marketplace http://www.blackbaud.com/marketplace.


About YCS® Group, LLC  YCS® Group is a digital technology solutions enabler that provides local and national digital solution based strategies that drive consumer engagement, loyalty and revenue while lowering customer acquisition costs. YCS® Group provides digital consumer benefits fueled by its intellectual property and branded mobile platform iGiftback® as well as with white label relationships and other marketing services.

About Blackbaud Serving the worldwide philanthropic community for more than 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines innovative software and services, and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to power the passions of more than 30,000 clients, including nonprofits, K-12 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, as well as a resource network that empowers and connects organizations of all sizes. Blackbaud’s portfolio of software and services support nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, eMarketing, advocacy, accounting, payments and analytics, as well as grant management, corporate social responsibility, and education. 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, Ireland and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

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