Blackbaud doesn’t just provide our customers with the essential software for social impact – we seek out opportunities to make our own impact as well. Here are a few things we’ve been doing recently to meet urgent needs in our global community.
Championing Underrepresented Youth Around the World
We’re committed to doing our part to contribute to a diverse global workforce that gives students everywhere a chance to succeed and thrive. We support this in how we operate and through our philanthropy. In 2023, Blackbaud announced it will focus its philanthropic efforts on supporting diversity, equity and inclusion in partnership with five trusted organizations that operate in the regions Blackbaud does.
Reducing Costs for Social Impact Organizations
We’re committed to the nonprofit sector – and to making it simpler for nonprofits of all sizes to operate more effectively. We announced the general availability of two new features for Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT® and eTapestry® forms in the U.S. and Canada that will help charitable organizations raise more with reduced processing costs associated with online gifts, and event and membership registrations. With Complete Cover™ and donor cover, supporters can choose whether to help cover a charitable organization’s processing fees for online donations and event registration.
Investing in Tech Innovation for Social Impact
Blackbaud’s Social Good Startup Program is a year-long accelerator designed to support early-stage software companies dedicated to solving problems that matter to the social good impact community. Since the launch in 2019, 45 startups have completed the program and have collectively raised nearly $125 million in funding. In addition, 43% of startup founders in the program are from underrepresented backgrounds.
In January 2023, we welcomed six new startups into the program, the first cohort of the year.