Software for Higher Education

Customizable software and CRM solutions to drive engagement with alumni, donors, students, and staff.

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High-impact colleges and universities around the world choose Blackbaud higher education solutions to drive success.
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There's never been a better time to be a part of our community.

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top private US colleges as ranked by Forbes are powered by our solutions


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


of higher education institutions with billion-dollar campaigns

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

  • Education Management

    Education Management

    • Applicant CRM
    • Student Information
    • Recruiting and Enrollment Management
    • School Website System
    • Learning Management
  • Fundraising and Relationship Management

    Fundraising and Relationship Management

    • Donor Management
    • Advancement CRM Membership
    • Campus Social Responsibility
    • Employee Giving
    • Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
  • Analytics


    • Advancement Analytics
    • Student Analytics
  • Financial Management

    Financial Management

    • Payment Processing
    • Fund Accounting
    • Commerce Solutions
    • Tuition Management
    • Outcomes/Impact Measurement
    • Grants and Endowments
  • Grant and Award Management

    Grant and Award Management

    • Grant and Scholarship Management
    • Donor Stewardship
  • Marketing and Engagement

    Marketing and Engagement

    • Alumni Engagement
    • Social Media Platforms

Increase revenue, drive efficiency, and deepen engagement with higher education fundraising software 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

With unmatched higher education software solutions spanning across campus, unparalleled analytics, and undisputed expertise, no other partner can help you ensure a thriving institution today and in the future like Blackbaud.

“Everyone with whom we’ve worked at Blackbaud has helped us streamline our fundraising strategy to raise more and more funds each year. The returns are just unbelievable.”


Integrated Higher Education Software Solutions

Our higher education software helps you to drive unmatched efficiency by connecting Advancement, Enrollment and Admissions, Alumni Relations, Academics, Finance and Operations, and Marketing and External Relations, with integrated:


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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Education Management

Deliver a better experience with modern, integrated enrollment and academic cloud solutions.

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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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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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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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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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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


Navigating the New Normal


Proposals as a Planning Tool


2019 CGR Addendum: How Higher Education Institutions Are Navigating the New Normal


A Unique Approach to Student Prospecting

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