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Blackbaud, the leading provider of software for powering social impact, and Almabase, the digital-first alumni engagement solution, have announced the expansion of their partnership to the education sectors of Canada and the United Kingdom. The partnership will provide institutions with a modern, digital-first solution to improve constituent data, drive self-serve engagement, and boost event participation.

A Unified Vision

The partnership aligns with Blackbaud’s commitment to customer-centric innovation across digital engagement, Advancement CRM, and financials.

“Partners bring integrated capabilities that extend capabilities and outcomes for Blackbaud customers. We are thrilled that Almabase’s offering, integrated with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT® and leveraging Blackbaud’s best-in-class payment solution, Blackbaud Merchant Services™, is now available to even more of our customers around the world.”

- Liz Price, Sr. Director of Global Partners at Blackbaud

“After a year of success with our partnership in the US, we're excited to expand our partnership with Blackbaud to newer markets. We're shaping our product specifically for our audiences in these regions, and the end result is a modern, digital-first platform to engage with thousands of your constituents. All while being seamlessly connected to Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT.”

- Kalyan Varma, CEO, Almabase

For a Transforming Landscape

This partnership emerges as an automated, integrated, and modern solution in a landscape cluttered with disconnected systems and manual inefficiencies. Teams can now seamlessly create complex events and fundraising campaigns, create and automate workflows, and ensure security compliance.

A Modern Digital Engagement Platform and a Connected Raiser’s Edge NXT CRM

A Modern Digital Engagement Platform and a Connected Raiser’s Edge NXT CRM

The integration between Almabase and Raiser’s Edge NXT emerges as the cornerstone of this partnership. The bi-directional syncing capability between both platforms offers a connected CRM usage experience, making this integration the best in the industry. Constituent data can now seamlessly move between Almabase and Raiser’s Edge NXT, enabling institutions to:

  • Engage constituents across channels (programs) and maintain one source of truth
  • Keep alumni data up-to-date effortlessly and automatically.
  • Migrate clean data across platforms, and create structured sync rules for finer control.
  • Manage multiple events with ease, with streamlined data flow.
  • Leverage automation to free up resources and prevent manual data management.

The integration transforms data management, offering a simplified, efficient, and powerful solution for advancement teams.

Almabase’s commitment to the UK and Canadian markets

Almabase’s approach to entering new regions isn’t just about selling the same product to different markets. The partnership is enabling Almabase to build data centers within the UK and Canada to ensure total compliance with local laws and policies. The product is also being customised for new markets, including region-specific enhancements like support for gift aids and payments in local currencies.  

As we embark on this transformative journey, we anticipate a future where alumni engagement is not just a function but a dynamic, value-driven experience for constituents worldwide. Stay tuned to our official channels for more exciting updates.

About Almabase

Almabase transforms institutions' digital engagement and event management, addressing key needs like improving constituent data, driving self-serve engagement, and simplifying events. With guided digital programs and seamless integration, Almabase ensures a modern experience and outcomes, including global alumni engagement and efficient event management.

About Blackbaud

Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the leading software provider exclusively dedicated to powering social impact. Serving the nonprofit and education sectors, companies committed to social responsibility and individual change makers, Blackbaud’s essential software is built to accelerate impact in fundraising, nonprofit financial management, digital giving, grantmaking, corporate social responsibility and education management.

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Blackbaud, the leading provider of software for powering social impact, and Almabase, the digital-first alumni engagement solution, have announced the expansion of their partnership to the education sectors of Canada and the United Kingdom. The partnership will provide institutions with a modern, digital-first solution to improve constituent data, drive self-serve engagement, and boost event participation.

A Unified Vision

The partnership aligns with Blackbaud’s commitment to customer-centric innovation across digital engagement, Advancement CRM, and financials.

“Partners bring integrated capabilities that extend capabilities and outcomes for Blackbaud customers. We are thrilled that Almabase’s offering, integrated with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT® and leveraging Blackbaud’s best-in-class payment solution, Blackbaud Merchant Services™, is now available to even more of our customers around the world.”

- Liz Price, Sr. Director of Global Partners at Blackbaud

Kalyan Varma from Almabase
Kalyan Varma
Kalyan believes in helping universities build lifelong relationships with their alumni by helping them increase participation. Through this podcast series, he aims to share the relatable stories and actionable ideas of various Alumni Relations and Fundraising professionals with their peer listeners.