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Those of you who are registered to-date will receive an email, and will be automatically registered for the June 9th    more
Posted by David Hazeltine on Announcements May 22, 2020 10:25 AM EDT
Virtual Gathering_v2
When we decided to shift bbcon 2020 to a global virtual gathering, we knew we wanted to do more than simply translate the tech conference for a better world into an online format. We wanted to reimagine the conference entirely! Because of the impacts of COVID-19, we are making bbcon 2020 Virtual FREE for all to attend October 6-8! We understand the ... more
Posted by Jessica Watkins on bbcon Blogs May 21, 2020 4:50 PM EDT
Shared Changelog
On the SKY API Developer Portal, we added two new sample applications to the App Showcase .  Siri iOS sample A native Swift application for iOS that demonstrates how to access constituent data via SKY API, experiments with Siri capabilities, displays a native SKY UX adaptation, and negotiates security using OAuth 2.0 Authorization Code Flow. Hey ... more
Posted by Lindsey Rix on Blackbaud SKY Developer Announcements May 21, 2020 11:01 AM EDT
Welcome back to the return edition of The Buzz.  Inside this week's edition you'll find Welcome from Community Manager Ray Upcoming Blackbaud Events This Month Hot Topics in the Blackbaud Community And More! more
Posted by Ray Bergman on Community News May 20, 2020 12:35 PM EDT
We’ve all heard the expression an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure . The same holds true for your Raiser’s Edge fiscal year-end or calendar year-end preparation! You wouldn’t take a trip without planning how you will get there. You wouldn’t take an exam without studying. You wouldn’t cook before washing your hands. So, why would you approach ... more
Posted by Mike Adams on Raiser's Edge Announcements May 20, 2020 11:12 AM EDT
Promoting ways for supporters to raise funds on your behalf while participating in activities they find most compelling can feel overwhelming. Especially if you have kids running around your house right now, a demanding dog asking for another walk, or a team that was just downsized. Is that how you feel today? more
Posted by Stephanie Thomas on Tips and Tricks May 20, 2020 10:30 AM EDT
We are pleased to announce that Service Pack 24 for version 4.0 released , and is available on the Blackbaud  downloads page .   The Service Pack 24 release contains new functionality, along with quality and security improvements.  Some of the new functionality includes:   Ability to mark Users as inactive in CRM . BBCRM/Luminate Online Connector ... more
Posted by Poornima Rao on Blackbaud CRM and BBIS Blog May 19, 2020 4:44 PM EDT
This week, Raiser's Edge NXT introduces new payment methods and improvements for Gifts . Also, you can now automate recurring gifts that have skipped payments in the past. For more of you, the ability to send an automated email series from Workflow Designer is available. more
Posted by Jillian Lewis on Raiser's Edge NXT Blog May 19, 2020 2:33 PM EDT
What's New
Check out the latest features in Blackbaud Church Management !  Classes Choose recipients for class emails -- When you email class participants or their chaperones, you can now choose specific recipients. From the class record, select  Email class ,  Participants  or  Email class ,  Chaperones . Then choose which participants or chaperones to ... more
Posted by Nikki Tremann on Blackbaud Church Management Announcements May 19, 2020 2:22 PM EDT
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Join us on June 25th at 2:00 p.m. ET for this webinar event... more
Posted by David Hazeltine on Announcements May 19, 2020 1:31 PM EDT
Webhook API changelog
The Webhook API is now available and is in beta! To participate in the beta, contact the  Blackbaud SKY Developer team . We will update the new changelog with any additions or improvements to the API. The Webhook API enables 3rd-party applications to subscribe to specific events that happen within the Blackbaud system. For example, when constituents ... more
Posted by Lindsey Rix on Blackbaud SKY Developer Announcements May 19, 2020 11:40 AM EDT
My marketing manager who designed the campaigns was furloughed. Our development associate has been let go and he was the only one with an admin account for peer-to-peer fundraising. The leader who selected Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising™, powered by JustGiving™ is no longer on staff and we need to teach a volunteer how to help run our DIY campaigns. What is available to us so we can get up and running as quickly as humanly possible?!   more
Posted by Stephanie Thomas on Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Blog May 19, 2020 10:33 AM EDT
Blackbaud and youtube
As we've pivoted to better assist you during these trying times, we've also revamped and expanded our video selections. more
Blackbaud and youtube
As we've pivoted to better assist you during these trying times, we've also revamped and expanded our video selections. more
Posted by Derek Nichols on Education Management Solutions Higher Ed Blogs May 19, 2020 9:00 AM EDT
Event API
The Event API (Beta) was updated on 5/18/2020. See our  Changelog  entries for more information. To better support integrations that use participant information, we updated the  Get event participant list  endpoint to return more details about a participant’s name. When name is requested, the response now returns the following fields: ... more
Posted by Jillian Lewis on Blackbaud SKY Developer Announcements May 18, 2020 4:41 PM EDT