August 1, 2012

Blackbaud, Inc. : Target Analytics Launches New Version of ResearchPoint to Deliver Prospect Intelligence


Innovations to ResearchPoint featured at APRA's 25th Annual International Conference

Blackbaud, Inc. today announced major enhancements to Target Analytics ResearchPoint, featuring new data resources, a redesigned user interface and more powerful search and reporting tools, making it more accessible and effective for fundraising research and development professionals. ResearchPoint is a web-based solution that nonprofits can leverage to efficiently manage vast amounts of critical prospect data and optimize research processes.

"ResearchPoint works. It is a one-stop shop. We get a thorough wealth screening on each constituent, including real estate, stock ownership data and more," said Kimberly Ordunio, Loyola Marymount University's director of prospect research. "It is a crucial tool for the research team – not only to identify new prospects, but to provide targeted ask amounts to the frontline."

Designed to enhance prospect intelligence, this latest release of ResearchPoint is the biggest yet and includes the following:

  • Embedded prospecting and data mining - users can identify and cultivate prospects with high giving potential through the Target Analytics Prospecting Database, which is built-in to the ResearchPoint subscription model. The Database includes all US households with confirmed and summarized wealth and giving capacity data. In addition to improving profiles of existing prospects and donors, it helps users identify new prospects by looking at a variety of factors that may be common within a donor population like location, business and capacity.

  • Simplified user experience - users can perform tasks in less time through streamlined workflows with summarized data and advanced matching. This makes is easier for people that do research as part of their job and provides summary options with a guided experience, including embedded research best practices. Data is also accessible via web browser allowing users to access key prospect information while on the go.

  • **Enhanced reporting and analytics **- data from fundraising models is now integrated with ResearchPoint in a way that allows users to better understand and act on ratings, so they can effectively prioritize and manage top prospects.

"Our research solutions provide _prospect intelligence - _answers and perspective to those who want to make sound strategic decisions and build more successful fundraising programs," said Richard Becker, President of Blackbaud's Target Analytics. "The embedded data and analytics within ResearchPoint help drive nonprofits' strategies and actions. By obtaining a full view of supporters, researchers and development staff alike gain a greater perspective on their top prospects."

As part of the new release, Target Analytics is hosting the webinar Gain Greater Perspective through Prospect Intelligence. The session will focus on how Target Analytics partners with organizations to bring them greater perspective and on ResearchPoint as the lens to provide a complete picture of prospects.

Target Analytics, a Blackbaud company, offers solutions for donor acquisition, prospect research, donor benchmarking, custom modeling and data enrichment services to more than 6,000 nonprofits.

For more information about ResearchPoint and other analytics services, visit

Target Analytics to Participate in 2012 APRA Annual International Conference

Blackbaud will sponsor, present and feature its donor analytics solutions at APRA's Annual International Conference for****fundraising research professionals being held at Hilton Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota from August 1 to 4, 2012.

Target Analytics will focus on introducing "Prospect Intelligence" to attendees as an illustration of its services designed specifically to maximize donor value, including ResearchPoint,, the Principal Giving Solution and more.

Target Analytics representatives will lead the following educational sessions:

  • Fundraising Success Through Prospect Intelligence, Thursday, 1:30 to 3 pm ET
  • David Lamb, Target Analytics Senior Solutions Consultant
  • Where Have All the Wealthy People Gone, Thursday, 3:15 to 4:45 pm ET
  • Katherine Swank, Target Analytics Senior Consultant
  • Understanding the True Value of Real Estate, Friday, 3:15 to 4:45 pm ET
  • Melissa Bank Stepno, Target Analytics Senior Consultant

In addition to being APRA's Year-Round Gold Strategic Partner, Target Analytics is the exclusive sponsor of APRA's 25th Anniversary Celebration and a sponsor of the APRA conference keynote session.

About Blackbaud

Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for 30 years, Blackbaud combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works with more than 27,000 customers in more than 60 countries that support higher education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, faith, the environment, independent education, animal welfare, and other charitable causes. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud-based and on-premise software solutions, and related services for organizations of all sizes including: fundraising, eMarketing, social media, advocacy, constituent relationship management (CRM), analytics, financial management, and vertical-specific solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company by Forbes, InformationWeek, and Software Magazine and honored by Best Places to Work, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has employees throughout the US, and in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

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Melanie Mathos, 843-216-6200 x3307