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Blackbaud announced as one of three finalists for Microsoft’s Education Partner of the Year

We are pleased to share that Blackbaud was announced as one of three finalists for Microsoft’s Education Partner of the Year. Blackbaud was selected from over 2,900 partner submissions from around the world for Partner of the Year.

As a top finalist for Education Partner of the Year, Microsoft recognizes that with Blackbaud’s focus on digital transformation and through the cloud solutions we are delivering, Blackbaud is helping higher education institutions solve for the pressing problems they face today. Education institutions using Blackbaud’s fundraising and alumni engagement solutions, powered by Blackbaud SKY® and Azure, are opening up access to their advancement office in new ways, with user experiences tailored to their target market. Blackbaud customers are using these capabilities in innovative ways to produce real results. 

We have been a leading Global ISV Partner with Microsoft for decades. In 2017, the two companies announced plans to expand their partnership in support of their mutual goals to digitally transform the nonprofit sector; while deepening their existing collaboration in Higher Education and other markets. Today’s recognition reflects just one area of continued momentum in driving impact that serves the entire social good community—spanning higher education institutions, k-12 schools, nonprofits, healthcare organizations, faith communities, arts and cultural organizations, companies, and foundations.

We are excited about all of the possibilities ahead of us as the relationship continues to deepen and expand. We are just getting started. With ongoing commitment to further enhance our work together with Microsoft, Blackbaud will continue to help more higher education institutions create impact.