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Blackbaud Announces the Next Generation of Cloud Grantmaking

  • by Nicole McGougan
  • Apr 5, 2018, 11:39 AM

Early adopters give Blackbaud’s newest grantmaking solution high marks for intuitive design and
configurable workflows that make it easy to quickly find data and act

Charleston, S.C. (April 5, 2018) – Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced its next generation cloud offering for grantmaking.

Blackbaud Grantmaking, the company’s newest and most comprehensive grants management solution, evolves the experience previously available with its original grantmaking solution, GIFTS Online to take full advantage of the rapid innovation, modern user experience, and enhanced capabilities made possible by its modern, open cloud platform, Blackbaud SKY®.

Blackbaud Grantmaking helps organizations manage modern grantmaking configured to the unique practices and capabilities of each grants cycle, ultimately allowing foundations, corporations and nonprofits to more effectively manage constituent engagement, financial reporting, and other critical processes—all while making the collaboration between grantors and grantees more effective.

Customers who participated in the early adopter program gave Blackbaud Grantmaking rave reviews for usability, flexibility and performance.

  • “It’s been very exciting for our organization to be a part of the Blackbaud Grantmaking early access program,” said Melenie Magnotta, chief operating officer of the Aetna Foundation. “The new solution is very intuitive and will help us approve grants more quickly and improve our collaboration with our grantees, ultimately helping us have a bigger impact.”
  • “We are pleased with the innovation Blackbaud continues to release in its cloud solutions, such as Blackbaud Grantmaking,” said Deena Lauver Scotti, director of grants management at the Missouri Foundation for Health. “One of the reasons our organization is now adopting its cloud accounting solution, Financial Edge NXT, is because it easily integrates with Blackbaud Grantmaking and we will be able to seamlessly navigate between the two solutions.”
  • “We are really excited by the updated design in Blackbaud Grantmaking, and we’re eager to have the opportunity to help guide the future of this solution by participating in the early access program,” said Salvo La Rosa, VP, research & development, Children’s Tumor Foundation. “Since we use the Google suite of products, being able to use the Chrome browser with the new Blackbaud Grantmaking platform will allow us to work more seamlessly.”

With configurable workflows that combine the power of data with simplified views and access, every Blackbaud Grantmaking user is empowered to work smarter.

“In today’s shifting grantmaking landscape, the demand for better collaboration, increased transparency, enhanced data and analytics, especially around impact and intuitive workflow, continues to grow,” said Kevin McDearis, Blackbaud’s chief products officer. “Blackbaud is driving a stronger social economy, supporting over 40,000 organizations with the most progressive technology solutions in the industry. We are the only grantmaking technology provider that offers organizations a comprehensive suite of purpose-built solutions, connected data from across the social good community, and a configurable grantmaking solution that increase grant effectiveness.”

For more information about Blackbaud Grantmaking, visit To learn how moving to Blackbaud Grantmaking will make it easy for organizations to manage their grants process strategically and efficiently by registering for an upcoming webinar or requesting a product demo.

About Blackbaud
Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, healthcare institutions and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and CRM, marketing, advocacy, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate social responsibility, school management, ticketing, grantmaking, financial management, payment processing, and analytics. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

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