Software for Higher Education

Customisable software and CRM solutions to drive engagement with alumni, donors, students, and staff.

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High-impact colleges and universities around the world choose Blackbaud
higher education portal software to drive success.
Read these stories and more in our customer story showcase.

There's never been a better time to be a part of our community.


of UK universities are powered by Blackbaud solutions.


raised, granted, and invested in their programming by our customers each year


of global higher education institutions with billion-dollar campaigns

The Cloud Solution for Higher Education Institutions

Purpose-built to drive digital transformation and impact across your institution. Flexible and scalable to work the way you want.


Connect your organisation with a consistent user experience, shared data and leading-edge cloud innovation.

  • Payment Services

    Payment Services

    • Credit Card Processing
    • Direct Debit Processing
    • Contactless Payments
    • Gift Aid Services
  • Fundraising and Relationship Management

    Fundraising and Relationship Management

    • Prospect and Donor Management
    • Supporter and Alumni Relations
    • Online Giving, Crowdfunding and Giving Days
    • Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
    • Regular Giving
    • Legacies
    • Trusts and Foundations Fundraising
    • Corporate Partnerships
    • Volunteer Management
    • Memberships
  • Marketing and Engagement

    Marketing and Engagement

    • Events Management
    • Email Marketing and Automation
    • Communications
    • Profile and Preference Management
    • Social Engagement and Influencers
    • Virtual Events, Gamification and Live Streaming
    • Digital Community and Alumni Engagement
  • Grant and Award Management

    Grant and Award Management

    • Award Management
    • Donor Stewardship
    • Outcomes and Impact Measurement
    • Grantmaking
  • Analytics


    • Data Enrichment
    • Benchmarking
    • Performance Scorecards

Increase revenue, drive efficiency, and deepen engagement with higher education fundraising software solutions that connect your entire campus.

Higher education institutions are leading the charge into a new world. But long-term, stable funding sources are eroding; alumni are more dispersed  than ever before, and alumni donors have increasingly sophisticated expectations. Amid challenges like these, you need a technology partner with the commitment, expertise, and proven ability to help you not just respond to the changing landscape, but thrive in it.

Blackbaud's purpose-built solutions for higher education enable your institution to:

  • Advance your institution with increased revenue
  • Deepen alumni engagement and enhance community outreach
  • Connect departments and students, saving time and effort and driving increased outcomes
  • Improve the student and alumni experience through high-impact life cycle management

With unmatched higher education software solutions spanning across campus, unparalleled analytics, and undisputed expertise, no other partner can help you ensure a thriving institution today and in the future like Blackbaud.

We’ve all been very impressed with NXT so far, and I would recommend it to anyone. It’s helped us become far more efficient."

Integrated Higher Education Software Solutions

Our higher education software helps you to drive unmatched efficiency by connecting Advancement, Alumni Relations, Development, Finance and Operations, and Marketing and External Relations, with integrated:

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Tap into the personal networks of your strongest supporters, mobilise ambassadors online, and empower alumni to recruit new constituents and fundraise.

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Deliver on your most challenging online strategies with our empowering solutions, from social media and online giving to email marketing and web design. 

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Fund only the most impactful initiatives, with total transparency.

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Gain lifelong support and raise more money with Blackbaud’s fundraising solutions, built on over 30 years of experience and in partnership with thousands of clients.

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Award Management

Improve student access to scholarships, enhance donor engagement, and maximise fund utilisation. 

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Leverage a suite of solutions, services, and expertise to produce insight, analyse performance, and drive outcomes for donors and students.

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