The One Record Myth in K–12 School Software
Is it possible to have one record for each constituent at a school? The short answer is no, not if [...]
Putting the AI in Education: Stepping Toward Generative Artificial Intelligences
Artificial intelligences (the plural is intentional) are clearly having a moment. I wouldn’t be surprised if TIME magazine’s “Person of [...]
An Evolution of Evaluation in Grantmaking With a Participatory Lens
We all want to know whether our work makes a difference. Among grantmakers, there tends to be a lot of [...]
Customized vs. Configurable Software Solutions: Which Should You Choose?
The debate over the pros and cons of configurable vs. customized software has arrived at the main stage.
Is the Higher Education Pipeline Shrinking or Just Taking a Nap?
The phenomenon of our shrinking school-aged population is well documented. People have been choosing to have fewer children, and that [...]
The Unrecognized Risk of Status Quo Problem-Solving Skills for Grantmakers
In a sector that is so risk-averse—afraid of change, reluctant to explore new ideas, and adopt new practices—why do we [...]
Beyond the Venue: Innovative Platforms for Charitable Events
There are always questions about the future of fundraising: What trends will take hold? What new technology will be the [...]
Making Sense of the Buzz Around ChatGPT
The Analytics team at Blackbaud has been playing around with ChatGPT over the past few months and we thought it might [...]
Trust-Based Philanthropy: “Walking the Talk” Towards Long-Term Financial Wellness
We’ve recently witnessed an unprecedented number of what many consider to be “transformational gifts” across the social sector. Contributions range [...]
Trends in Grantmaking: Bring Your Community into Your Decision-Making Through Participatory Grantmaking
Foundations and grantmaking organizations are trying to untangle some of the world’s messiest problems: homelessness, food insecurity, climate change, and [...]