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Technical White Papers

How do Blackbaud's solutions work? Find out with our technical white papers from our US team.

These technical white papers showcase the technologies used in Blackbaud's products. Learn about custom data modeling, database platforms in The Raiser's Edge and more!

These white papers are available in PDF format. Download Adobe® Reader®.

White papers on not-for-profit best practices are also available.

Technical White Papers at a Glance:

  • Enhancing Fundraising Success with Custom Data Modeling
    This paper offers a methodology for using statistical modeling to determine a not-for-profit organisation's best prospective donors.
  • eTapestry

    • A Total Communication System
      A true Web-based solution, or software as a service, provides the ultimate benefit of total adoption and usage.
    • eTapestry Application Security
      eTapestry understands the importance of security and the responsibility that comes with hosting an organisation’s data.
    • eTapestry Executive Summary
      In a very short time, eTapestry has become the leading provider of web-based fundraising software with users accessing their data from all over the world.
    • eTapestry Technology Overview
      The eTapestry application represents the latest in Internet, database, and programming technology.
    • Online Event Registration
      By utilising their websites to promote and register event attendees, not-for-profit organisations can expand their reach, simplify their work, and save time.
    • eTapestry for Organisations with Fewer than 500 Records
      eTapestry is tailored to fit the budget of any size or type of not-for-profit organisation. Our goal at eTapestry is to give every not-for-profit organisation the opportunity to use the latest and most efficient tools for raising funds. If you’re a small organisation with fewer than 500 records, you can even receive eTapestry at no cost!



Serving the non-profit, charitable giving, and education communities for more than 35 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ:BLKB) combines technology solutions and expertise to help organisations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to support more than 35,000 customers, including non-profits, schools and higher education institutions, healthcare organisations, foundations, and other charitable giving entities, and corporations.

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