Charleston software firm Blackbaud — a provider of cloud software and services for the worldwide philanthropic community – is supporting the #GivingTuesday movement by offering resources to help organizations get involved and celebrate the willingness of others to give. The company also announced the elimination of crowdfundraising fees and a partnership with Microsoft and 92Y to support a wave of generosity.
UPDATE: Blackbaud reported #GivingTuesday final results showing that online giving is up 52% compared to 2014. Blackbaud processed $39.6 million in online donations alone yesterday.
As a founding partner of #GivingTuesday, Blackbaud processes the majority of online donations on the annual day of global giving and is a key provider of technology, information and thought leadership resources to support the movement. The company is providing key reporting, trend data and commentary throughout the day to gauge the growth and impact of the movement.
“We’re proud to be a technology provider that is so trusted by the philanthropic community that its systems power the majority of online giving happening on #GivingTuesday,” said Mike Gianoni, Blackbaud president & CEO. “We are inspired by every organization and individual working to make a difference in the world, so Blackbaud is giving back in even more ways this year to help propel what we hope will be the most impactful #GivingTuesday yet.”
In honor of those who give generously to meaningful causes, Blackbaud announced it will waive its administrative fees for any U.S. donations made on #GivingTuesday through www.everydayhero.com, its consumer crowdfundraising platform.
“All high-performance platforms have associated infrastructure and maintenance costs, but on #GivingTuesday, Blackbaud will waive its administrative fees for all U.S.-based giving done through its everydayhero™ crowdfundraising platform,” said Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy at Blackbaud. “By running our best-in-class platform at our own expense on #GivingTuesday, Blackbaud is empowering fundraisers and donors to maximize the impact of gifts, delivering more funding to the front lines of causes they care about. We encourage everyone in America to help start a wave of good by either kicking off their own campaign or support an existing campaign at everydayhero.com on #GivingTuesday.”
Blackbaud, 92nd Street Y, the nonprofit cultural and community center that created #GivingTuesday, and founding partner Microsoft will power the #GivingTuesday Dashboard. As giving activities unfolded around the world throughout the day, Microsoft Power BI will turn vast amounts of data—much supplied by Blackbaud—into a vivid picture of the day’s momentum. The dashboard will be accessible online and in Microsoft stores throughout the United States.
Blackbaud, 92Y and Microsoft kicked off #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, December 1 with the ceremonial “ringing of the bell” to start NASDAQ trading
For more information about Blackbaud and #GivingTuesday, visit: www.Blackbaud.com/GivingTuesday.
To learn more about everydayhero or to start your own fundraising campaign, visit: www.everydayhero.com/us/givingtuesday-2015.