Blackbaud Social Good Startup Program

Let’s build a better world—together.

Accepting applications on a rolling basis for future cohorts. Apply now.

Blackbaud’s Social Good Startup Program is a tech accelerator designed to support diverse, early stage software companies whose innovative solutions are focused on solving the problems that matter to the social good community.

Meet the companies in our current cohorts

About the Participants

We’re looking for visionaries who dream about the future of social good technology- the changemakers crafting the next toolset needed by mission-based organizations to maximize impact; the inventors of possibilities with compatible solutions providing added value to our products and delighting our customers. We encourage applications from startup software companies whose mission aligns with these ideals, and also:

  • have a product in market (or in the later stages of development with an existing go-to-market plan)

  • whose product extends or complements Blackbaud’s vertical solutions

  • who have an existing or targeted customer base in a vertical market Blackbaud serves

Program Benefits

You create bold, innovative products that solve the world’s most pressing problems. We provide you with an industry-leading platform to take your hard work even further. Together, we form a future-forward Ecosystem of Good™.

If your company is selected to be part of the Social Good Startup Program, you’ll enjoy benefits such as:

  • Priority access to a shared sandbox environment of Blackbaud’s SKY® Developer Platform for testing and building integrations.
  • Expedited review and publication of your completed integration to the Blackbaud Marketplace
  • A fast-track into Blackbaud’s ISV Partner Program, including expedited review + fee-free publication of your first completed integration to the Blackbaud Marketplace for 12 months.

  • Exclusive access to speaking and sponsorship opportunities at annual Blackbaud Events including #bbdevdays and #bbcon.

  • Opportunities to present your solutions to our customers, partners and internal stakeholders, including this program’s pitch competition

  • Priority review of content submitted for publication to Blackbaud marketing, such as the sgENGAGE blog and podcast and Blackbaud Canada’s True North Speaker Series.

  • A sponsored subscription to OneValley’s Passport Program, connecting entrepreneurs and emerging startups with access to educational resources, a global network of mentors, founders, and opportunities for funding, and over $1 million in free & discounted services (inclusive of up to $365k in cloud credits).

  • Consideration for non-dilutive grant funding from Blackbaud to help with costs related to achieving program goals.

Applying for the Program

We are always seeking applications from early-stage software companies with a product that extends or complements Blackbaud’s vertical solutions. Blackbaud is committed to fostering a more diverse, equitable and inclusive Ecosystem of Good®️, and we especially welcome applications from start-ups with underrepresented founders.

To be considered for inclusion in an upcoming cohort, please complete and return this form no later than 15 days before the next scheduled launch. Applications received after the cutoff will be accepted, but may be held for review in the following cycle.

Applicants chosen to participate will receive an invitation prior to launch.


For questions about the Blackbaud Social Good Startup Program, please contact

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