Blackbaud Award Management

Scholarship management and donor reporting for universities

About Blackbaud Award Management

Blackbaud Award Management (formerly AcademicWorks) is a cloud-based scholarship management and donor reporting solution which assists schools, colleges and universities with applicant tracking and communication. Its key features include forms management, student portal, financial aid management and reporting.

The application comes with a module which enables administrators to promote available scholarships on a website. The solution integrates with student information systems, enabling users to streamline application processing and synchronize data. Managers can extract key donor data from CRM systems, fund financial data, distribute thank-you letters, and fund beneficiary information in a single platform. Teams can generate donor reports and provide donors an online scrapbook experience to help visualize the impact of all financial gifts.

Blackbaud Award Management helps team members optimize the scholarship process by providing access to scholarship data for cross-functional stakeholders and complete campus-wide audits for fund utilization and compliance. Additionally, it allows admissions staff to distribute reports to donors via mail, email, and online access.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

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Features

Total features of Blackbaud Award Management: 37

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Alumni Management
  • Applicant Management
  • Applicant Portal
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Applications Management
  • Audit Management
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compliance Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Forms
  • Data Extraction
  • Email Distribution
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Forms Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • Opportunity Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Recommendations
  • Reference Checking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reviewer Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Scheduling
  • Scoring
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self Service Portal
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Portal
  • Task Scheduling
  • White Label
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,5 /5
(28)
Value for Money
4,3/5
Features
4,4/5
Ease of Use
4,5/5
Customer Support
4,8/5

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Ritu S.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Academicworks

Reviewed on 2018/11/15

Well as per overall experience it is very good software.it save paperwork.it is simply and easy to...

Well as per overall experience it is very good software.it save paperwork.it is simply and easy to create and manage records.user messaging ability is very good.as well as we can track recipient information.the grid view is very user friendly...We can see lot of information and any combination.at the end it saves our energy, resources and time.

Pros

Let's discuss about this software....It is very easy to use and a cloud based software.using this single software we can combine multiple tasks.if we talk about accuracy it is very powerful tool.it save out lot of time.

Cons

The turnaround time for support is slow.the awards screen should be clear.rest of the things are fine.

Jeana B.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

One of the very first to trust in David Welch and Academic Works and STILL HAPPY with that...

Reviewed on 2017/05/04

Ease of use for my students; easy for my Satellite Campus Directors and Deans; Confidence that...

Ease of use for my students; easy for my Satellite Campus Directors and Deans; Confidence that student data is safe.

Pros

I love that it's so easy to use and so simple for my students. It saves me so much time by sending out notices to the applicants and notifying me when students have completed their post-acceptance. The review process is also user friendly for my board members who take time from very busy schedules to review applicants' essays. The renewal process is even simple. I love being able to make queries in the grid and manipulate the way I need to view the data during the award process. The lady who used it the first year for our Development office suffered a stroke and was totally incapacitated No one else in the college had ever used the software I was assigned to take over the entire scholarship process and the staff at Academic Works made it so easy for me. I was in on the initial decision making and review of the product but actually being the administrator was different. I couldn't ask for a better support team. Last week I attended the round table in Murfreesboro, TN with Brandon Phipps presiding. It was a great day and it was so good to have a meeting with other users that was within driving distance.

Cons

I love the product but the turnaround time for support answers is sometimes slow. I would also like to have ALL scholarship applications "auto match" so that we could truthfully tell students that completion of one application matches them to all opportunities they qualify for. After students are "auto matched" notices should be sent to them requesting answers to any additional questions for a particular opportunity or documents that they need to complete and upload.

Daniel B.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

I used AcademicWorks to manage departmental scholarships awarded by a university.

Reviewed on 2018/01/09

Uniformity in the application for departmental scholarships was a key reason why we switched to...

Uniformity in the application for departmental scholarships was a key reason why we switched to this software.

Pros

Once reviewers were trained and set up, it made managing applications for scholarships uniform and consistent. It was easy to sort by various criteria, and the ability to have a totally blind review process for applications really made this software stand out in ensuring fairness in the awarding of university scholarships.

Cons

The lack of ability to quickly import users is a big drawback here. Individual reviewers and applicants do have to go in and finish their profile, which they often don't realize until it's too late, despite trying to communicate clearly and effectively.

Katrina F.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

This software makes it incredibly easy to create and manage our all of our applications.

Reviewed on 2017/05/04

It allows us to easily manage all program applications in our department. It gives us the full...

It allows us to easily manage all program applications in our department. It gives us the full ability to create and edit our own applications. In addition, it allows us to address user issues, compile all data in an excel sheet for our records, monitor opportunity acceptances and declines, and collect needed information during the post-acceptance process that has significantly improved our disbursement process.

Pros

I love the ease with which you can create and modify applications, the post-acceptance feature, and user messaging abilities. They enable you to craft applications in almost any way you need, easily address user issues, track recipient information, and ensure regular reminders to applicants and reviewers to increase response rate. The grid view and ability to modify columns is very user friendly and allows you to view a lot of information, and any combination of it, all at once.

Cons

Up until recently there was not a feature to automatically download uploaded materials, making it cumbersome to combine recipient applications into one portfolio. The feature has just been added, but does not work well with large numbers of entries and needs to be broken up. However, AcademicWorks is constantly improving and adding features.

Vicki V.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Steep learning curve, but once we learned it very easy to use.

Reviewed on 2017/05/04

Student accessability, streamline processes all over campus, saves paper and physical storage...

Student accessability, streamline processes all over campus, saves paper and physical storage space. Easier to do research on students and share with donors.

Pros

Once you get the hang of it, it's pretty easy to use. Like the ability to add notes, and ease of making changes. Warning screens are good too. Overall readability has been good.

Cons

The awards screen for students could be clearer. I spend a lot of time explaining where to find how much they were awarded. From an administrator point very difficult to award a student in two award cycles from same scholarship (Student A receives a Fall award, then is also picked to receive a different amount in Spring), have not yet found a way to make that clear in a scholarship.

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  • Pricing model: Subscription
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Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Blackbaud Award Management supports the following languages:

English

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