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Welcoming the January 2021 Cohort of the Blackbaud Social Good Startup Program

  • by Blackbaud
  • Jan 12, 2021, 02:35 PM
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Blackbaud is delighted to announce the newest members of the Social Good Startup Program in its January 2021 cohort. As part of our commitment to expanding the Ecosystem of Good®, Blackbaud launched the Social Good Startup Challenge in October 2019 for early-stage software companies focused on solving problems that matter to the social good community. As part of Blackbaud’s commitment to equality, we partnered with OpportunityHub to focus our recruitment efforts for the January 2021 cohort on early-stage software companies with at least one founder who is a person of color.  

The winners of this challenge have developed innovative products to improve the outcomes of mission-based organizations and show strong potential for providing Blackbaud customers with added value through complementary solutions. The program will provide founders with a scholarship to a virtual accelerator, a team inside Blackbaud to help provide strategic, technical and marketing support, and grant funding to cover integration and other costs associated with making their product more accessible to Blackbaud customers. 

“As a market leader, Blackbaud is in a unique position to provide these promising social impact startups with an advantage at a critical stage in their growth,” said Roz Lemieux, senior director, platform product management at Blackbaud. “Our vision is to power an Ecosystem of Good® that builds a better world. These innovative startups bring fresh perspectives and creative solutions to the table—and the world needs that now more than ever.” 

“The Social Good Startup Program complements our investment in the Blackbaud SKY® platform, which is designed to ensure our customers have flexibility, choice and greater value with Blackbaud’s best-in-class, purpose-built solutions,” said Meredith Johnson, Vice President of Product Management at Blackbaud. “It’s a win-win-win, for our customers, our startup partners and Blackbaud.” 

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Congratulations to the members of our January 2021 Cohort of Blackbaud’s Social Good Startup Program:

CarpooltoSchool powered by GoTogether

CarpooltoSchool enables simple, safe and community-based transportation to students.We offer school administrators the ability to leverage technology to offer diverse and low maintenance resources parents need to organize carpools, walkpools and bikepools.

 

 

CHANGE is powering the giving economy with software and APIs to streamline corporate giving, unlock real-time analytics, and actively engage customers with shareable content. With CHANGE, social impact is an engaging customer experience.

Enview by CivicEagle

 

Enview by CivicEagle is a legislative intelligence and collaboration software solution for cause organizations and corporations, helping policy teams automatically discover legislation and seamlessly collaborate and build coalitions with their stakeholders and partners.

 

Hopeful is a B2B SaaS platform helping nonprofits tell more compelling stories to the right people, at the right time. Hopeful has created a machine-learning driven analytics dashboard that enables nonprofits to analyze trends in their social media strategy, monitor their supporters' engagement, and proactively create programs to better drive donations through data-driven decision-making.

 

Mixtroz is a SaaS tool that complements existing video conference, webinar or live/virtual event platforms that are seeking to increase engagement and connectivity for attendees while collecting custom data, in real time, for the event organizers.

OHUB Futures, Inc. is a skills, jobs and placement platform committed to solving one of the country’s longest standing issues—the under-education, underrepresentation and underemployment of Black and historically underserved communities in technology.

OpenField is a comprehensive organizing application that enables users to build deep and impactful relationships by giving them all the tools they need to launch distributed phone banks, run physical canvasses and register voters from a single interface on any device.

 

Resilia is a technology platform with a human touch. We help nonprofit organizations increase capacity and enable enterprises that deploy billions of dollars to scale impact, allowing you to spend more time focusing on your mission.

"We are pleased to be going into year two of the Social Good Startup Challenge,” said Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of corporate citizenship and philanthropy. “This program is one of the many ways we seek to give back, partnering with a diverse group of founders whose technology innovations will help drive more good.”   

For more information on the Program or to apply for the next cohort please visit our program page.   

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