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Blackbaud Demonstrates Continued Growth and Momentum of High-Impact Solutions for Higher Education

A year after introducing the Cloud Solution for Higher Education, Blackbaud continues to drive innovation and introduce solutions to manage the complete student lifecycle

Published 12-17-19

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 Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, continues to transform the higher education technology landscape and demonstrate growth just a year after introducing its comprehensive Cloud Solution for Higher Education. Blackbaud, which powers 24 of the top 25 private U.S. colleges as ranked by Forbes with its solutions, has been the trusted technology partner for higher education institutions for decades. Today, with its most comprehensive solution to manage the complete student lifecycle—from admissions to alumni engagement—Blackbaud is increasing revenue, driving efficiency and deepening engagement for colleges and universities.  

“A year ago, when we introduced our Cloud Solution for Higher Education, we knew it was just the beginning,” said Tim Hill, president and general manager, Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions. “Since then, we’ve been on the ground with institutions to understand their evolving needs and how we can continue to innovate to help them thrive in the rapidly changing higher education landscape. As a result, we're introducing new capabilities like talent management and seeing greater adoption across institutions.” 

Key outcomes and enhancements for the Cloud Solution for Higher Education, include:  

  • A growing number of Blackbaud CRM™ customers are leveraging the power of Microsoft Azure’s worldclass cloud service to support their advancement needs. To build stronger relationships, expand campus-wide collaboration and develop the infrastructure needed to support future growth, institutions such as Georgia Tech Foundation, University of New Hampshire and University of Western Ontario have gone live on Blackbaud CRM. Other institutions such as Baylor University have recently selected Blackbaud CRM to meet their complex needs.  
  • Blackbaud recently introduced its talent management capabilities, providing institutions like University at Buffalo and University of Maryland College Park Foundation, the first online performance tracking tool for fundraising leaders and managers, enabling transparency, proactive management and peer officer benchmarking.  
  • Institutions, including University of Delaware, University of Maryland College Park Foundation and Villanova University, have selected Blackbaud Fundraiser Performance Management™ to improve the effectiveness of their fundraising programs through a tailored approach that includes custom predictive models, peer benchmarking, pipeline management and purpose-built gift officer tools. 
  • Blackbaud Guided Fundraising™ is enabling annual giving teams at institutions, including Ball State University, Dordt University, Goshen College and Lewis University, to scale their multi-channel, person-to-person fundraising strategy.   
  • Blackbaud Stewardship Management™ is transforming donor relations for many institutions of all sizes by making it seamless to collect powerful impact statements from award beneficiaries to the donor—providing personalization and connectivity at scale to simplify a formerly time"‘consuming process. 
  • In addition to its momentum and growth with large and mid-size institutions, Blackbaud is seeing continued adoption of its education management solutions for small institutions. Blackbaud’s education management portfolio has helped institutions like Williamson College of the Trades to integrate each facet of their operations, from back-office processes to student engagement, to deliver a better experience to students, faculty and staff.  

For more information about Blackbaud’s Cloud Solution for Higher Education, visit www.blackbaud.com/highered.  

About Blackbaud
Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world's leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, companies, education institutions, healthcare organizations and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers 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, school management, ticketing, grantmaking, financial management, payment processing and analytics. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit  www.blackbaud.com or follow us on TwitterLinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook

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Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world's leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community -- nonprofits, foundations, companies, education institutions, healthcare organizations and individual change agents -- Blackbaud connects and empowers 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, school management, ticketing, grantmaking, financial management, payment processing, and analytics. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com, or follow us on https://twitter.com/blackbaud, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Blackbaud is the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, enabling them to improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships, and raise more money to support their missions. Approximately 24,000 organizations - including Yale University, American Red Cross, Cancer Research UK, The Taft School, Lincoln Center, The Salvation Army, Tulsa Community Foundation, Ursinus College, Earthjustice, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and the WGBH Educational Foundation - use one or more Blackbaud products and services for fundraising, constituent relationship management, financial management, website management, direct marketing, education administration, ticketing, business intelligence, prospect research, consulting, and analytics. Since 1981, Blackbaud's sole focus and expertise has been partnering with nonprofits and providing them the solutions they need to make a difference in their local communities and worldwide. Headquartered in the United States, Blackbaud also has operations in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

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