Higher Education Institutions

Ensure a thriving institution today and in the future.

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High-impact higher education institutions around the world choose Blackbaud to drive success.
Read these stories and more in our customer story showcase.

There's never been a better time to be a part of our community.


of Canada's top 25 universities
are powered by Blackbaud


of U15 Group of Canadian
Research Universities


raised, granted, and invested in their programming by our customers each year

maple leaf from the flag of Canada The Cloud Solution for Higher Education Institutions

Purpose-built to drive digital transformation and impact across your institution. Flexible and scalable to work the way you want.


Connect your institution with a consistent user experience, shared data and leading-edge cloud innovation.

  • Fundraising and Relationship Management

    Fundraising and Relationship Management

    • Prospect and Donor Management
    • Supporter and Alumni Relations
    • Major Gifts and Pledges
    • Capital and Annual Campaigns
    • Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
    • Online Giving and Giving Days
    • Volunteer Management
  • Financial Management

    Financial Management

    • Fund Accounting
    • Planning and Budgeting
    • Grant and Endowment Management
  • Payment Services

    Payment Services

    • Merchant Services
    • Direct Debit Processing
    • Mobile Payments
  • Grant and Award Management

    Grant and Award Management

    • Bursaries and Scholarships
    • Grant Management
  • Marketing and Engagement

    Marketing and Engagement

    • Email Marketing and Automation
    • Direct Mail
    • Alumni Engagement
    • Social Engagement and Influencers
    • Event Management
  • Analytics


    • Data Modeling
    • Data Health Services
    • Benchmarking
    • Executive Reporting
    • Outcomes and Impact Measurement

Increase revenue, drive efficiency, and deepen engagement with solutions that connect your entire campus.

Public support for higher education is eroding. Long-term, stable funding sources are dwindling. Alumni communities are more dispersed now than ever before, and alumni and campus communities have new and sophisticated expectations. Amid challenges like these, you need a partner with the commitment, expertise, and proven ability to help you not just respond to the changing landscape but thrive in it.

Blackbaud's purpose-built solutions for higher education enable your institution to:

  • Advance your institution with increased revenue
  • Deepen alumni engagement and enhance community outreach
  • Connect departments and students, saving time and effort and driving increased outcomes
  • Improve the student and alumni experience through high-impact life cycle management

No other partner can help you ensure a thriving institution today and in the future like Blackbaud, with unmatched solutions spanning across campus, unparalleled analytics, and undisputed expertise.

“We have more people than ever before all feeding into and working from the same data. Different departments are collaborating in ways they haven’t before, and because of this we now have one single source of data. We’re even able to securely share information between departments so that only relevant people can see certain information, which means we are not compromising data protection in any way.”     


Solutions for Higher Education Institutions

Drive unmatched efficiency by connecting Advancement, Enrollment and Admissions, Alumni Relations, Academics, Finance and Operations, and Marketing and External Relations, with integrated:

Award Management

Improve student access to scholarships, enhance donor engagement, and maximize fund utilization with cloud-based scholarship and donor stewardship solutions.

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Leverage a suite of solutions, services, and know-how to produce insight, analyze performance, and drive outcomes for donors and students.

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Gain lifelong support and raise more money with Blackbaud’s fundraising solutions, built on over 30 years of experience and in partnership with thousands of clients.

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Fund Accounting

Take control of your endowments with solutions designed specifically to make it easy to track contributions, create reports, and identify trends.

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Fund only the most impactful initiatives, with total transparency.

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Blackbaud Stewardship Management

Streamline and standardize your donor stewardship processes. Provide a superior experience to donors by giving them a comprehensive view of their lasting impact on your institution.

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Deliver on your most challenging online strategies with our empowering solutions, ranging from social media and online giving to email marketing and web design.

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Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Tap into the personal networks of your strongest supporters, mobilize ambassadors online and empower alumni to recruit new constituents and fundraise.

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Resources for Higher Education Institutions

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Contact us today to learn more about the cloud solution for higher education institutions.

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