Who we are
The Blackbaud Giving Fund is a 501(c)(3) donor-advised fund that disburses charitable donations from individuals and companies directly to nonprofit organizations around the world. With our secure donation platform, we offer a transparent, safe, and efficient giving experience. Together, we can make a lasting impact and advance the state of giving.
Since entering into our partnership with YourCause® in 2020 and JustGiving® in 2022, we have delivered over $1 billion to nonprofits around the world. Your donation is our top priority and together we can work towards positive change and making a difference in the communities you care most about. Working to advance the state of giving, we safely and quickly deliver donations to nonprofits using our secure network, no matter the donation size.
Nonprofit organizations can create a searchable profile on the free NPOconnect® platform from Blackbaud to communicate with current donors, increase visibility to over 8 million potential donors and benefit from features including dashboards, reporting, analytics, volunteer statistics, direct deposits, and more.
To enhance corporate social good initiatives, companies can encourage employees to donate a portion of their paycheck to a nonprofit of their choice. With our secure platform, we ensure all precautions are taken to safeguard donations and deliver them swiftly and securely to nonprofits.
Individuals can use our CSRconnect® to search for nonprofits or causes to support on the NPOconnect® platform. Each nonprofit on the platform is thoroughly vetted through our Dependable Diligence process which manages the eligibility of over 1.5 million organizations in the U.S. and meets 501(c)(3) Equivalency Determination international standards.
- Security – Using our secure network, we ensure each donation is safely transferred from the donor to the nonprofit.
- Swift distribution – Nonprofits receive donations quickly and can enroll in ACH payments for faster delivery.
- Build relationships – Using NPOconnect®, nonprofits can communicate with current and potential donors to encourage ongoing support.
- Data insights – View dashboards, analytics, track donations and volunteer data, and more using NPOconnect®.
Dan Aptor is an Associate Director at Accenture, serves as Strategic Advisor to Rego Payment Architectures (RPMT) and Board Member of TCIG Advisors. As a digital strategist with core expertise in marketing and data analytics, data science and digital transformation, his experience spans business and technology and touches the fintech, media and entertainment, nonprofit, healthcare, automotive, property and casualty insurance, and leisure and hospitality sectors. In prior roles, he served as a senior executive at AT&T, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, Ticketmaster, Solera Inc., and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. A Computerworld Laureate and a MicroStrategy Innovation of the Year recipient, Dan holds a BA in International Relations from UC Santa Barbara, a MSc in Management & Systems from New York University, and an MBA and Master of International Business from the Katz School, University of Pittsburgh. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt and is PMP certified.
Tycely Williams, CFRE, is the Chief Development Officer for the Bipartisan Policy Center, a DC-based think tank that fosters bipartisan policy development to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. Tycely previously served as the Chief Development Officer for the America’s Promise Alliance, the driving force behind a nationwide movement to improve the lives and futures of America’s youth. An experienced nonprofit leader, she has encouraged investments of more than $135 million toward social good at organizations including the YWCA of the USA, the American Red Cross of the National Capital Region and the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington. A servant leader with decades of experience in volunteer service, Tycely is the chair of The Nonprofit Alliance Foundation, Rising Media Stars, and YWCA National Capital Area. She leads the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Committee and is the founding chair of AFP’s Women’s Impact Initiative. A lifetime member of the Girl Scouts and Leadership Greater Washington, she holds an Executive Masters in Leadership from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, is a cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University with a BA in Communication with distinguished departmental honors and a minor in Journalism.
Jeffrey Angerman is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Blackbaud, Inc., and is a seasoned corporate attorney with significant experience handling payments, financial regulatory compliance, SEC and corporate governance, and complex corporate and transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Blackbaud, he was in private practice at a leading international law firm where he advised both public companies and private equity sponsors in a wide variety of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, restructurings, financings and dispositions. Jeff is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and is a former commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. Jeff earned a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Elizabeth Marenakos is Director of Product Marketing and Value Enablement at Blackbaud Inc and has 20 years of experience in developing and launching successful products for the nonprofit sector. Passionate about building capability that enable nonprofit success, Liz has worked closely with hundreds of organizations that manage Endowed Funds or Scholarships or offer Donor Advised Funds. In so doing, she has developed a deep operational understanding of the management of DAFs, endowments and other restricted funds that require a high degree of stewardship. Liz is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and holds a Masters in Accountancy from the College of Charleston.
David Kimm is a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Co., supporting the global risk, wealth and investment management practices. A highly accomplished financial services executive with deep expertise in designing, building, integrating, and optimizing complex business operations. He is regarded as a thought leader on risk, compliance, and audit management best practices as well as SEC Board regulations. As Executive VP, Chief Risk Officer and Treasurer at TD Ameritrade Holding Co., he established the firm’s first risk management entity and built high-performing teams, while concurrently serving a five-year term on the board of the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC). In prior roles, David served as a senior leader with financial services institutions including Wachovia Securities/Wells Fargo Advisors, First Clearing, LLC, LPL Financial Services and Fidelity Investments. A servant leader and veteran, David earned his MBA at New York University and spent eight years in the U.S. Army, including four as a Staff Officer at The Pentagon. David also serves the community as a Partner in Social Ventures Partners/Charleston and a mentor at the Harbor Entrepreneur Center.
Matthew Nash is the Executive Director of the Blackbaud Giving Fund, leading the organization’s mission to unleash generosity by connecting people to causes they care about around the world. An experienced executive with a focus on customer relationships, he previously served as the Executive Director of the Generosity Commission Working Group, where he continues to volunteer, focusing on implementing a research agenda aimed at more deeply understanding generosity in America. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Donor Experience at Fidelity Charitable, one of the largest grant-makers in the United States, where he studied donor behavior and worked to make giving accessible, simple, and effective. An expert in donor-advised funds and philanthropy, Matt is an advocate for local public education, having served as a foundation president funding innovative educational programs and on the board of advisors for District C, a nonprofit that brings students together across schools to solve real problems of local businesses. He received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.