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Acquisition Expands Scholarship Management Offerings for Education and Foundation Community

We are honored to share exciting news that promises to favorably impact our education and corporate & foundation community. Today, as part of our commitment to innovation in the education sector, we are pleased to announce that AcademicWorks is now part of Blackbaud.

Since 2010, AcademicWorks has provided a comprehensive, integrated scholarship management platform for higher education and K-12 institutions and foundations, allowing students to apply for all awards using one intuitive and streamlined application process and eliminating many time consuming administrative tasks. This leads to improved awarding, reporting, compliance, communication and stewardship. Our decision to join forces will bring exciting new value to customers like you – from product quality, to support, customer experience and more.

What this Means for the Education and Corporate & Foundation Communities

As we combine AcademicWorks' market-leading scholarship management solutions with Blackbaud's best-in-class software, services, expertise and data intelligence, education and foundation customers will have access – like never before – to a comprehensive suite of best-in-class offerings that work well together to help manage the constituent lifecycle. And, all of this happens under the leadership of a single company that is committed to their success. That means we're here for our customers, from product development, to helping them choose and customize their solutions, to support and more.

Rest assured that we will continue to support Blackbaud and AcademicWorks products. In terms of product futures, we realize you may have questions and always strive to define product roadmaps that are in the best interest of our customers. We will be transparent as decisions are made and will always work to provide you with a go-forward path that offers plenty of lead time, protects your investment, enables seamless migration and more.

Next Steps for Customers

Our commitment to innovating on behalf of the education and corporate & foundation community has never been stronger, and this acquisition is just an example of the investments we're making to bring even greater value to customers like you in the future. Here are some ways to take advantage of this exciting news within your organization.

You're invited! We invite you to join us for two webinars to share the details about these changes and answer your questions (register below).
Learn more! Ask your Blackbaud account representative to show you the power of "better together"!
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Webinar Series

Webinar #1: Better Together: Blackbaud and AcademicWorks
April 11 2:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM CST

Webinar #2: Better Together: Blackbaud and AcademicWorks Solution Showcase
April 18 2:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM CST
Register Here


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Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, healthcare institutions and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and CRM, marketing, advocacy, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate social responsibility, school management, ticketing, grantmaking, financial management, payment processing, and analytics. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

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