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Enhancing the Relationship between Financial Aid and Advancement At some colleges and universities, the scholarship awarding process is a collaborative effort between departments. This is not always the case. Typically, the financial aid and advancement offices play the largest role in the scholarship process. Many times, the financial aid ... more
Posted by Mike Weisman on Best Practices Blog Dec 13, 2018 1:11 PM EST
To get a jump start on your tax form processing, you can start checking vendor 1099 amounts and making any corrections needed.  The easiest way to view 1099 amounts is through a  query  or  1099 Activity Report .  If you've run these and found that there are incorrect amounts, whether too high, too low, or missing altogether, don’t worry because it can be ... more
Posted by Carlin Cole on Financial Edge Tips and Tricks Dec 13, 2018 11:45 AM EST
Do you read our Patch Readme/Release Notes?  This is the documentation that is produced when we release a Patch or hotfix that provides information on what has been addressed and the assemblies that are impacted (not the New features Guide). It is accessible via the release Blog posts on the Community and via the Downloads page on our website.  We are ... more
Posted by Nikki Cameron on Blackbaud CRM and BBIS Blog Dec 13, 2018 9:32 AM EST
We've released some exciting enhancements to our Bulk Import service to make mapping your file easier.   XML mapping file created automatically Now you can simply point the bulk import service to your sample data file and your file will be automatically mapped!  This means you do not need to write an XML mapping for your file from scratch.  Instead, the ... more
Posted by Pat Conley on Blackbaud CRM and BBIS Blog Dec 12, 2018 12:00 PM EST
We continue to add newly-elected officials as they become contactable following our mid-term elections. These officials are now included in our  December 11th  update. You'll find them when you  select targets  for your action or call alerts. The new officials in this update are:   POSITION NAME STATE State Attorney General Tyler Green ... more
Posted by Colleen Gutierrez on Luminate Advocacy News Dec 12, 2018 9:56 AM EST
Blackbaud University is excited to celebrate our K–12 users who became  Blackbaud Certified , or renewed their certification, in November! Be sure to review our listing and celebrate your colleagues by viewing their profiles, becoming Blackbaud  Community  friends, and congratulating them on this significant achievement. Interested in ... more
Posted by Keeley Nutile on K-12 Tips and Tricks Dec 12, 2018 9:00 AM EST
Did you know you could turn on a function in ResearchPoint that would run previously screened prospects through wealth sources to check for updates? more
Posted by Kate Breck on Target Analytics Tips and Tricks Dec 11, 2018 9:13 PM EST
What's New
As the year comes to a close, we’ve finally made it to the last product update for Blackbaud’s Cloud Solution for K-12 Schools in 2018. Inside of release 12.13, we’re adding a bunch of quality of life features, while also paving the road for what’s to come in 2019. For December, Core leads the way with six updates in total, with Lists getting a lot of ... more
Posted by Derek Nichols on K-12 Tips and Tricks Dec 11, 2018 11:39 AM EST
Gift for You
During this festive season, your Customer Success Team wanted to share in a little holiday joy that will hopefully help you boost your TeamRaiser Peer-to-Peer Fundraising strategy next year. As a little gift, we’ve created a Participant Center Guide Template Kit, to help you walk your participants through your fundraising tools to maximizing their impact.   more
Posted by Jennifer Peters on Luminate Blog Dec 11, 2018 8:00 AM EST
A hearty congratulations to the November certified users in the Altru community!! Eileen Hanson Lauren Barry Amanda Denton Kim Coleman J Kiku Langford McDonald Kathleen Ecker Amy Snitehurst Lauren Stapleton Rebecca Gilliam Ashton Campbell You've still got a few days to certify in 2018! Be on the lookout for information on the 2019 Altru ... more
Posted by Mary Aquino on Altru Announcements Dec 10, 2018 4:45 PM EST
don't forget
For   Support of ANY and ALL Blackbaud solutions  beginning December 10 th , please  dial 800-468-8996, and select Option 1 -- and, for faster service,  please have your site ID number available. more
Attracting, Developing, and Keeping Top Talent: The Key is Employee Choice more
Season of Giving
Hi Community!  It's another Monday and another week of Season of Giving 2018! Before I share details, let's hear it for last week's winner Megan Kern ! Make sure to head over to her profile and share your congratulations with her! Alright, back to this week's challenge! Just as the holiday season is all about meaningful connections, this week we are ... more
Posted by Shannon Emery on Community News Dec 10, 2018 11:23 AM EST
Blackbaud University is ending the year by celebrating our Raiser’s Edge users who became Blackbaud Certified in November! more
Posted by Molly Ward on Raiser's Edge Announcements Dec 10, 2018 10:00 AM EST
Learn (at your leisure) about Affluence Insight and details on the modeling process! more
Posted by Kate Breck on Target Analytics Tips and Tricks Dec 10, 2018 1:46 AM EST