Blackbaud Nonprofit Central

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Nonprofit Central is an online database and program built by Blackbaud, the leading provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, enabling them to make the world a better place.

Nonprofit organizations can list their information on Nonprofit Central to reach millions of potential donors. Nonprofit Central is operated by Blackbaud and available to several partners.






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Blackbaud Nonprofit Central at a Glance:

How Does It Work?

Nonprofits complete an online application profile, similar to applying for a grant. You then vet the nonprofit for grant making and impact potential using key performance indicators (KPIs). Once approved, you add the nonprofit to Blackbaud Nonprofit Central. Then, with Blackbaud NetCommunity as your web portal, existing and potential donors can search community as well the database and compare the nonprofit to others like it using criteria such as fundraising expense ratios, staff turnover, and program efficiency.


Helping Your Organization

You can use Blackbaud Nonprofit Central to:

  • Empower your donors to make smart funding decisions with your guidance while maintaining independence.
  • Select what information on your website is accessible to the general public or just select groups
  • Showcase/highlight specific nonprofits.
  • Conduct nonprofit due diligence in one centralized location.
  • Fulfill donor matching requests based on donor interests.
  • Conduct internal grant making reviews - annual budget, application basics, evaluations, etc.
  • Determine standard KPIs to review and compare nonprofits.
  • Access nonprofit profiles anywhere, anytime.
  • Share data with other grant makers.


Empowering Donors

Donors can use Blackbaud Nonprofit Central to:

  • Search for organizations of interest and view biographical information, program descriptions, success stories, financials, and more.
  • Set key performance indicators (KPIs) based on areas of interest for comparative views of the sector of interest to them. You will be able to govern what KPIs are available to the donor.
  • Recommend specific nonprofits for grants from a donor advised fund.


Get the Message Out

Nonprofits can use Blackbaud Nonprofit Central to:

  • Promote their organization in general and/or individual projects
  • Share outcomes of programs and success stories
  • Increase match potential and boost donations from their community

With the economy in the doldrums, donors are few and far between, so it is critical to make the giving experience as easy as possible. Blackbaud Nonprofit Central does just that by combining all the information donors need to make informed philanthropic decisions in a single online experience.


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