Apply for a bbcon 2019 scholarship and join us in Nashville!
Each year, Blackbaud awards bbcon scholarships to industry professionals who exude a passion for learning and want to propel their organizations' missions forward. Attending bbcon opens the door for professional growth through hands-on training, networking opportunities, interactive demos, relationship building and so much more! Scholarships aren't just for regular attendees - if you are a potential speaker looking to reduce costs, submit an application.
Don't miss out on your opportunity to experience all the bbcon goodness in person this year and let us help cover some of the expense. We can't wait to see your amazing and inspiring videos!
What's Included
  • Complimentary registration to bbcon 2019, inclusive of:
    • Meals (breakfast and lunch)
    • Evening events
    • Conference materials
  • Blackbaud will cover hotel lodging for three nights for the top three full-scholarship winners
  • Speaker scholarship winners will have speaker fee waived
  • Please note: Winner will be responsible for airfare or other travel costs.
  • Summary of your organization's mission statement in registration form
  • One 2-4 minute video submission provided in a URL link, telling us:
    • About your organization
    • Why you want to go to bbcon
    • How bbcon will help your organization further drive its mission
    • If you're applying to be a speaker, share what others will find most valuable from your proposed session
  • Show your passion! There are no limits so be creative
  • To avoid size restrictions, first upload your video for free to Vimeo, YouTube or another video hosting site
  • Ensure your video is a proper movie file, such as: MP4, MPEG, MPG, MOV, or AVI
  • For more instructions for how to post your video to Vimeo, click here.
Please do not register for bbcon prior to the selection of winners. If you are selected as a scholarship winner, you will be provided with a discount code to receive free registration. If you are planning to attend either way and are not selected for scholarship, we will honor the conference pass price at the time of your submission. In the event that you have already registered for the conference, reach out to to learn how you can apply.
Your complete application must be received no later than June 28, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EST, to be considered for a scholarship.
Winners will be announced on July 19, 2019.
Get inspired!
Check out this video submission from one of our bbcon 2018 scholarship winners.
"The [bbcon 2018] scholarship was the sole reason I was able to attend a national conference.
I’m grateful to Blackbaud for making a gateway for smaller organizations to attend; the conference was a professional highlight last year."
Jennica Date
Data Manager
Women's Foundation of Minnesota
Conditions of Award Winners
Scholarships are used exclusively for registration fees for bbcon 2019. Scholarships are non-transferable and have no cash or exchange value. Winners must allow Blackbaud or another company affiliated with the scholarship to use the recipient's name in promotional materials.  Winner will be required to share their experience at bbcon with the greater Blackbaud community (conference planning committee to work with recipient on this). Videos may be used for promotional purposes. Blackbaud's receipt of application signifies acceptance of these conditions.
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