The DARWIN (Development and Alumni Relations Web-based Information Network) program includes Blackbaud eCRM – a database system that allows the University’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) to coordinate, manage, and report on their fundraising activities – and the Alumni Online Community – BU’s official website for facilitating interaction between the BU alumni community and the University. IS&T also supports Email for Alumni.

These systems provide convenient and secure web-based access to accurate information. They help foster and facilitate closer relationships between the University and alumni, and support the advancement goals set by University leadership.

If you have questions about the Alumni Online Community, please contact the Alumni Online Community Help Desk at 617-353-4000 or aochelp@bu.edu. Alumni wishing to establish email forwarding should first register for the Alumni Online Community, then follow the links there to sign up for Email Forwarding for Life.

  • The Alumni Online Community is BU’s official website for facilitating interaction between the BU alumni community and the University. Alumni may network and contact other alumni, update personal information, or review and register for upcoming events.... more »

  • Blackbaud eCRM (or BBEC) is a database system that allows the University’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) to coordinate, manage, and report on their fundraising activities. The system is an alumni CRM (Constituent Relationship Management) system that integrates information from multiple departments along with University-wide data on a single system.... more »