Nonprofit-focused tech company opens new office at The Domain

Blackbaud Inc., a software and services provider for nonprofits, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 16 to celebrate its new Network Operation Control Center located in The Domain.

Blackbaud's location at at 11501 Domain Drive, Ste. 200, is about 105,000 square feet and is its second largest location. The company is headquartered in Charleston, S.C., and employes 2,800 employees worldwide.

Jana Eggers, senior vice president of products and marketing, said that after its acquisition of Austin-based Convio about a year ago, the Blackbaud wanted to grow its business in a technology-oriented environment and wanted access to Austin's talented residents.

"We're hiring more and more every day," Eggers said. "We're finding a lot of great candidates in Austin right now."

Blackbaud evaluates the effectiveness of its clients' business models, success campaigns, fundraising initiatives and more. The company also serves as a software platform for many nonprofits, including Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army and Save the Children.

Joe Moye, president of the Blackbaud's Enterprise Customer Business Unit, said he is excited to have a presence in Austin. He said the company has about 280 employees at its Austin office and will be adding more this summer. The building has the capacity to accommodate an additional 120–150 more employees in the future, he said. The company has hired for positions in finance, engineering and user experience in the past.

Eggers said she was surprised at how quickly the company has been able to fill positions for the new office. She said many new hires from Austin tend to have more experience in technology than other applicants.

Attendees at the event included Kwee Lan Teo Yam, vice president of education and talent alignment for the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.


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