Our students come from all over the world to attend school in Japan, and once they graduate, communication with their classmates is important to them
Charleston, SC (Vocus) April 12, 2007
Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), announced today that it is partnering with an increasing number of international schools to help them better manage their school administration, fundraising, Web site, and finances.
International schools including The American School in Japan (ASIJ), International School of Tanganyika in Tanzania, The International School of Macao in China, The American School Foundation-Mexico City, and the Woodstock School in India, each use components of the comprehensive school administration solution.
"Our students come from all over the world to attend school in Japan, and once they graduate, communication with their classmates is important to them," said Eugene Witt, ASIJ's director of technology. "With Blackbaud's Total School Solution, we are building a centralized online community involving not only our current students and parents, but all worldwide constituents who through the years have been served by ASIJ. Plus, Blackbaud's global presence enables us to have access to 24-hour support."
The American School in Japan, an international institution located in Tokyo, has been providing students with a strong academic curriculum in a multicultural setting for more than 100 years. Blackbaud's Total School Solution helps ASIJ streamline its administrative operations, and serves as a single source for student information across all of the school's offices. ASIJ also relies on the solution's Web components to foster better communication among its 150 faculty members, 1500 students, 1000 families and more than 15000 alumni.
Blackbaud's Total School Solution enables schools to:
- Reduce staff time spent on administrative tasks, streamline student billing, speed collections, and automate and simplify the admissions process and class scheduling
- Improve data efficiency, ensuring the consistent collection and update of information across all school offices
- Connect the entire campus with a centralized database and an interactive online network for faculty, parents, students, and alumni
- Cultivate strong relationships and earn lifelong support
For more information, visit http://www.blackbaud.com/internationalschools.
"International schools like The American School in Japan have specific needs that require flexible technology solutions," said Paul Finch, Blackbaud's product line manager for education solutions. "We are pleased to offer a comprehensive solution that enables these schools to operate more efficiently, enhance communications, and continue to grow and serve their missions."
About The American School in Japan
The American School in Japan was founded in 1902 to provide a high quality education to expatriate business, embassy, and missionary families. Over the last century, ASIJ has continued to grow and expand its facilities and programs. Today, with diverse curricular and co-curricular offerings, a highly qualified faculty of nearly 150, and over 1,570 students from more than 37 countries, ASIJ is one of the oldest and most respected international institutions in Japan. For more information, visit http://www.asij.ac.jp.
Blackbaud is the leading global provider of software and related services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations. Approximately 16,000 organizations -- including the American Red Cross, Dartmouth College, the WGBH Educational Foundation, Episcopal High School, Lincoln Center, Cancer Research UK, Special Olympics, and Arthritis Foundation -- use one or more of Blackbaud products and consulting services for fundraising, financial management, Web site management, school administration, and ticketing. Blackbaud's solutions include The Raiser's Edge®, Team Approach®, The Financial Edge™, The Education Edge™, The Patron Edge®, Blackbaud®NetCommunity™, The Information Edge™, WealthPoint™, ProspectPoint™, and donorCentrics™, as well as a wide range of consulting, analytical, and educational services. Founded in 1981, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Toronto, Ontario; Glasgow, Scotland; London, England; and Sydney, Australia. For more information, visit http://www.blackbaud.com.
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