Higher Education Advancement Software that Works

Join over 3,000 Institutions driving performance by bringing together marketing, alumni relations and fundraising.

Managing relationships to increase understanding and support among alumni, families and friends is challenging work. Yet the advancement office at your higher education institution has the important job of driving fundraising and marketing performance while cultivating life-long supporters. Start using advancement software chosen by top-notch universities and colleges !

  • Secure financial support from donors committed to the mission of you institution.
  • Engage alumni as volunteers, advocates and supporters.
  • Promote your institution to prospective students, parents and others.


The Raiser's Edge(i) delivers marketing, fundraising and alumnus donor management software designed to work seamlessly with your database - Allowing you to effectively engage with alumni, build relationships with donors, and manage your data in one place.

  • Build deeper affinity. Interest and involvement data, powerful communication tools, and full tracking of all incoming and outgoing exchanges help you personalize interactions and develop successful engagement strategies.
  • Strengthen your appeals. Extensive biographic/demographic, research, and giving information gives you online access to complete constituent profiles that solicitors can use to customize their approach based on the success of past appeals as well as interactions with constituents.
  • Simplify campaign management. Easy access to key campaign statistics and relevant staff and volunteer assignments helps leaders monitor progress and adjust resources and strategies as needed.
  • Improve staff efficiency. Office staff can process donations and communications efficiently, and solicitors have quick and easy access to comprehensive data, their calendars, and to-do lists for managing interactions, strengthening important relationships, and cultivating stewardship.


The Raiser's Edge(i) has been designed to support the higher education advancement office with marketing, fundraising, and alumni management features. Key features include:

Alumni Relations and Management

  • Alumni management and relationship tracking
  • Searchable online directories
  • Class year tracking
  • Address and deceased record finder
  • Education information tracking
  • Council for aid to education report assistance
  • Volunteer and event management


  • Fundraising campaign management
  • Online/mobile fundraising and online transaction management
  • Blackbaud Merchant Services™ for payment processing
  • PCI Compliance to protect your supporters
  • Planned, recurring, and tribute giving modules
  • Honor/Memorial giving and acknowledgement
  • Pledge and recurring gifts management
  • Revenue forecasting
  • Batch gift entry

Marketing and Communications

  • Email marketing and newsletter subscription management
  • Supporter and alumni profile management
  • Powerful segmentation, targeting and personalization
  • Online event and volunteer registration
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