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Blackbaud Developers’ Conference Showcases Social Good Tech

Blackbaud Customers Redefine the Future of Nonprofit Technology as Change Architects
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Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today kicks off its annual Developers’ Conference—a three-day event that convenes technology enthusiasts, creators and developers of all levels to reimagine nonprofit technology and build a better world.

“Today at our Developers’ Conference, we’re celebrating the democratization of innovation for the social good community,” said Mike Gianoni, president and CEO, Blackbaud. “This year more than ever, we’re highlighting the low-code movement and the ways that Blackbaud is putting accessible technology in the hands of nonprofit developers who are changing the world one line of code at a time.”

Built upon years of creativity and problem solving by some of the world’s leading nonprofits and higher education institutions, this conference provides a forum for attendees to explore unique applications of software solutions. This year, roughly 60% of conference attendees self-identify as “no-code” or “low-code” technologists, database administrators and business analysts.

The conference will showcase innovation and creativity that empowers nonprofits to live up to their full potential, with Blackbaud customers and partners taking center stage to share best practices and technical expertise. Over 50% of the conference sessions are customer-contributed, including topics like:

  • Geolocating API: Meeting Participants Where They’re At (Literally)—Jeremy Reynolds, Senior Software Engineer, ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer
  • Robots and Relationships: An Automation Story—Dan Snyder, Associate Director of Advancement Services, Bennington College
  • Make Grant Tracking Easier by Integrating Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT® and Microsoft Planner— Nicole Holt, Development Operations and Analytics Manager, Preble Street
  • Making Moves Management a Data Reality—Gethin James, Head of Strategic CRM, University College London

Blackbaud’s Commitment to Innovation
In addition, Blackbaud is making several announcements and commitments to make it easier for social good organizations to transform their business processes and customize their technology solutions to their exact needs.

Today, Blackbaud will highlight:

  • An ongoing investment in SKY API®, expanding to new products, including Blackbaud CRM™ and Blackbaud Altru®
  • Increased quantity and value of API endpoints, including mobile-first, to enable citizen developers and the Blackbaud Partner Network to exercise creativity in developing applications that interact with Blackbaud software
  • New self-service tools that put control into the hands of customers—including enhanced Microsoft Power Platform connectors, integration-as-a-service platforms (iPaaS), and a growing ecosystem of plug-and-play partner solutions
  • The expansion of the Blackbaud Marketplace, including infrastructure enhancements and growth in applications
  • Innovation awards and grants that will celebrate the importance of grass roots contributions that fuel innovation
  • The importance of multi-factor authentication (MFA) for all customers to support strong cybersecurity best practices, and how to easily enable single sign-on (SSO)

“We are so excited to bring together the vibrant ecosystem that’s been created by the Blackbaud developer and partner community,” said Bill Walsh, director of innovation and technology, Blackbaud, and co-chair of the conference. “Our customers and partners continue to lead the way in building creative solutions in traditional software development and are increasingly taking advantage of efficiencies in low-code and no-code technologies. They’re transforming not just their use of Blackbaud’s software, but how the industry as a whole relates to technology.”

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