CRM software provider Blackbaud has today announced that it has acquired the Irish fundraising platform MyCharity.
MyCharity’s online fundraising platform is used by 450 Irish charities and 14,000 individual fundraisers. The platform offers direct donations to charity pages, sponsorship pages for individuals; it also supports email marketing and fundraising through Facebook and SMS. It works with a small number of UK-based charities on fundraising activities in the Irish market.
Finacial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
Jerome Moisan, managing director at Blackbaud Europe, said: “We are pleased to welcome the MyCharity customers and team to Blackbaud as we embark on a key stage in our European development and growth.”
Blackbaud does not plan to make any of MyCharity’s four full-time staff redundant and founder Niall Devine is set to “play a key role in the integration of products and ongoing expansion”, according to the press notice.
Devine said: “The new resources Blackbaud brings to MyCharity will help us bring innovative products and technologies to customers faster than was previously possible.”
Last year Blackbaud acquired the digital strategy agency Convio and in the autumn of 2011 it bought the Australian peer-to-peer fundraising platform Everyday Hero.
Meanwhile Advanced Computer Software announced that it had acquired Computer Software Holdings from HgCapitla LP for £110m in cash and now plans to scale up its business solutions and managed services divisions.
Advanced provides accounting, payroll, HR and document management solutions to charities. CSH provides accounting, back-office software and CRM software.
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