Higher Education Fundraising Software - Advancement Just Got Easier!

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Your higher education institution has the incredibly important job of developing and maintaining excellence in all that you do yet, faced with increasing competition, today’s colleges and universities must find innovative ways raise funds, stretch limited resources, and continue to deliver a qualityexperience to students.

How do you overcome these challenges? You need higher education fundraising software that makes your life simpler so you can focus on building relationships that last.

“The Raiser’s Edge has expanded and increased our alumni and donor relations. It allows us to track the lifespan of a student, from student to alumnus to donor.”
     — Sage Evans, Advancement Database and Records Manager Grand View University

Blackbaud’s advancement software for higher education institutions allows you to:

  • Effectively manag alumni programs, events, grants, and appeals
  • Target and identify your best alumni and prospects
  • Personalize communication for every audience
  • Measure your success and raise more money

Blackbaud's Higher Education Software at a Glance:

Engage Students for a Lifetime

Every contact you make with your constituents is a step along your journey together – a journey that should last a lifetime.

Empower everyone in your institution to connect with your supporters in more meaningful ways – increasing participation, engagement, stewardship, and relationships – and ultimately developing lifelong supporter advocates.


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Raise More Money

Competition for alumni and donor contributions is dramatically increasing while state funding and alumni giving levels are on the decline. How do you overcome these challenges? With Blackbaud’s advancement solution you can:

  • Maintain institutional knowledge while managing proposals for major and planned gifts
  • Manage detailed honour/memorial gifts while providing excellent service to everyone involved
  • Engage and involve your alumni in order to grow support
  • Host special events to raise money and move major donors along your pipeline


Improve Operational Efficiency

Measuring your success helps you understand what works and what doesn't so you can focus your energy. Blackbaud's advancement software will help you quickly identify opportunities and challenges, evaluate past strategies and get the most out of future plans.


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Online Fundraising and Communities

Blackbaud Interactive solutions for marketing, fundraising, and program delivery empower your institution to raise more money and build a greater presence for your institution online. From social media, peer-to-peer fundraising, and online giving, to eMarketing, advocacy, and web design, our solutions empower you to deliver on your most challenging online strategies.

  • Engage and communicate more effectively with constituents
  • Improve stewardship online and offline
  • Build student communities online
  • Leverage social media to connect with students, alumni and donors


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Identify and Reach Top Prospects

You’re faced with many challenges — aging alumni, increased donor expectations, and a growing number of organizations vying for the same prospects. You don’t have time to second guess the information in your database, the way you identify your best prospects, or your fundraising strategies. You need to know that your database is not only accurate, but contains information that will lead to successful fundraising.

Take our new online needs assessment to find solutions for identifying your best prospects!


Multichannel Fundraising

With the rise of online giving, institutions are interested in the relationship between online and direct mail fundraising, and the behaviour of those who give through multiple channels. Finding the right balance – and delivering the right message at the right time could impact how your supporters or prospective donors interact with you throughout their lifetime.


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