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  • Writer's pictureDrew Schneider

Chariot Selected for Blackbaud’s 2024 Social Good Startup Program

Blackbaud, a global leader in social impact technology, chose Chariot for it’s January 2024 startup accelerator cohort, bringing the innovative DAFpay™️ technology to an even wider audience


Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), leading provider of software for powering social impact, today announced the newest cohort of participants in its Social Good Startup Program. The program is a tech accelerator designed to support early-stage software companies focused on solving problems that matter to the social impact community. 


Chariot, the leading provider of Donor Advised Fund (DAF) fundraising solutions to nonprofits, is joining the program with 7 other social impact startups included in this cohort. “We’re thrilled at the opportunity to work more closely with all the products and organizations in the Blackbaud ecosystem,” shared Salo Serfati, Chariot Co-Founder & CEO. 


“We’re thrilled at the opportunity to work more closely with all the products and organizations in the Blackbaud ecosystem."

Program participants receive curated access to Blackbaud resources, marketing opportunities and non-dilutive grant funding, and Blackbaud works with startup founders to design a unique plan for each company that addresses their goals for growth. 


“Our Social Good Startup Program is a one-of-a-kind initiative that lets startups demonstrate their innovation as they integrate with Blackbaud products, thereby creating additional value for our customers,” said Sudip Datta, Blackbaud’s chief product officer.


“Our Social Good Startup Program is a one-of-a-kind initiative that lets startups demonstrate their innovation as they integrate with Blackbaud products, thereby creating additional value for our customers"

Participating companies are also invited to participate in the annual Blackbaud Social Good Startup Showcase, where they can pitch their ideas to Blackbaud leaders for a chance to create networking opportunities and win prizes. This year’s showcase will take place at bbcon, Blackbaud’s annual tech conference happening in Seattle, September 24-26. 


“It’s exciting to have this deep collaboration with all the most relevant experts at Blackbaud,”  Aaron Kahane, Chariot’s Co-Founder & COO. “We’ve built incredible solutions to nonprofit’s biggest pain points with Donor Advised Funds and we can’t wait to put the technology to work for as many nonprofits as possible.”



Chariot’s groundbreaking DAF solution for nonprofits, DAFpay™️, allows donors to make DAF gifts in just 3-clicks wherever they’re inspired to give. DAFpay™️ integrates seamlessly with any nonprofit website, campaign page or donation form, and many organizations are already using the product in conjunction with Blackbaud tools like Luminate Online, Raiser’s Edge, etc.


See how organizations, like Central Park Conservancy, are integrating DAFpay™️ into their Luminate online forms with the help of Chariot’s partner consultants

Chariot is joined in the January 2024 cohort by:


“We also really appreciate Blackbaud’s emphasis on the inclusion of underrepresented founders,” says Salo, a native of Venezuela. More than 55% of the startup founders who have participated in the program are from backgrounds typically underrepresented in tech. 


 

About Chariot: Chariot is a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) fundraising solution designed for nonprofits. its three-click DAF payment option integrates with donation forms to unlock more of the $229 billion sitting in 3 million donors’ DAF accounts. Chariot enables real-time data capture to thank DAF donors immediately and digital processing to deliver DAF gifts directly to nonprofit bank accounts instead of sending checks in the mail. 


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. With millions of users and over $100 billion raised, granted or managed through Blackbaud platforms every year, Blackbaud’s solutions are unleashing the potential of the people and organizations who change the world. 



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