Blackbaud Announces Expanded Partnerships with Almabase and SwipeTrack to Accelerate Customer Impact
Blackbaud offers partner solutions that complement and extend its capabilities to offer the ultimate choice, flexibility and impact for customers
Blackbaud continuously seeks opportunities to add value to customers and their constituents by investing in both innovation and ecosystem enablement through partnerships. These first and third-party capabilities accelerate the measurable impact for customers.
"Our goal is to accelerate the impact of our customers first and foremost," said
Almabase: Redefining Digital Engagement and Fundraising for Higher Education and K-12 Schools
In a digital-first world, educational institutions have been challenged to find creative and engaging ways to reach and nurture relationships with their alumni. Blackbaud and Almabase partnered to create a seamless and secure integration with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT® that enables advancement services professionals to move constituent, gift, and event data between systems without friction, so they have access to secure, up-to-date alumni information.
"With rising tuition costs, we want to help our school partners diversify their donor pipeline with new donors at the top of their funnel," said
A digital-first engagement platform, coupled with a strong fundraising CRM, gives advancement professionals at higher education institutions and K-12 schools a 360-degree view of their actionable insights and data that they need to drive value-led alumni engagement and fundraising to help their institutions retain and grow relationships and funding.
"Our mission at Almabase is to make education affordable by helping every institution increase alumni participation," said
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XTruLink by SwipeTrack: Modernizing the patron digital experience and back-office operations for Arts and Cultural organizations
Arts and cultural organizations care deeply about the experience of their guests, patrons, members and visitors. That experience became even more critical and complex due to the physical distancing imposed by the pandemic. In response, Blackbaud and SwipeTrack Solutions partnered to a create seamless and secure integration between Blackbaud Altru®, Blackbaud Merchant Services™ and SwipeTrack's XTruLink. This collaboration enables patron services teams to offer digital, self-serve membership options, kiosks and hand-held check-ins for a modern, efficient patron experience as well as providing access to more data than ever before, giving teams the ability to truly understand their patrons to grow membership and fundraising programs.
XTruLink provides a custom-designed portal for online ticket purchasing as well as integrated hardware that include self-service kiosks—available in counter options and a stand-alone version—along with hand-held scanners that allow staff to scan in ticket-ready guests for faster entry.
"The pandemic created an urgent need to redefine the digital guest experience. Arts and cultural organizations had to quickly adapt to the changing patron management landscape," said
These teams need technology to support their growing online ticket sales in addition to walk-up sales and member check-ins. Most organizations are getting back to pre-pandemic levels of visitors but are experiencing staff shortages. Technology is used to keep lines moving and provide guests and members with a fast and easy way to enter their locations.
"Our goal with XTruLink was to provide a modern, self-serve guest experience to meet the demands of the new pandemic world," said
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Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the leading software provider exclusively dedicated to powering social impact. Serving the nonprofit and education sectors, companies committed to social responsibility, and individual change makers, Blackbaud's essential software is built to accelerate impact in fundraising, nonprofit financial management, digital giving, grantmaking, corporate social responsibility and education management. With millions of users and
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