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What's New
It feels weird to say it, but August is quickly coming to an end and the school year is now right around the corner. As such, it’s time once again to take a look at the latest release for the Blackbaud Education Management products. Here’s what we have coming for you inside of the August 21 release. This month, we have a little something for everyone. Nearly ... more
Posted by Derek Nichols on K-12 Tips and Tricks Aug 20, 2019 4:13 PM EDT
BBU
Blackbaud University is excited to celebrate our Blackbaud Grantmaking users who became  Blackbaud Certified  in July! Be sure to review our listing and celebrate your colleagues by viewing their profiles, becoming Blackbaud  Community  friends, or just congratulating them on this significant achievement.   Kendra Appelman-Eastvedt ... more
Posted by Susan Ross on Blackbaud Grantmaking Tips and Tricks Aug 20, 2019 2:50 PM EDT
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Blackbaud University is excited to celebrate our Blackbaud Altru users who became  Blackbaud Certified  in July! Be sure to review our listing and celebrate your colleagues by viewing their profiles, becoming Blackbaud Community friends, or just congratulating them on this significant achievement.   Katie Brandon Stephanie Davis Mariah Dull ... more
Posted by Susan Ross on Altru Announcements Aug 20, 2019 2:40 PM EDT
What's New
Good afternoon! As promised, there are several great features ready for you this week. Enjoy! Small Groups Constituents , Small groups has a new look and enhancements to help you better track attendance and participation to evaluate the success of individual groups and identify trends across all small groups at your church. From Small groups , ... more
Posted by Nikki Tremann on Blackbaud Church Management Resources Aug 20, 2019 2:08 PM EDT
whatsnew
This week,  Raiser's Edge NXT  introduces new name columns for constituent lists.   more
Posted by Kimberly Coughlin on Raiser's Edge NXT Blog Aug 20, 2019 10:28 AM EDT
Handwriting
Greetings Community, I am filling in for Ray this week for the Buzz, as he is busy with a new baby! I checked and he said it was okay to share.. so, here she is with her big sister. <3 We wish Ray and his family the best as they introduce their daughter to the world! Now --- on to THE BUZZ! I recently was lucky enough to make the journey to London to see an object ... more
Posted by Crystal Bruce on Community News Aug 20, 2019 10:24 AM EDT
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I dusted off my latest copy of " The Next Generation of American Giving: The Charitable Habits of Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers, and Matures " and you know what I found, staring at me STRAIGHT IN THE FACE? Do you know what this means? All Generations participate in Peer-to-Peer fundraising. In fact, "Peer-to-peer ... more
Posted by Stephanie Thomas on Tips and Tricks Aug 19, 2019 3:23 PM EDT
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EAP Webinar Recording: Small Groups, Check-In, and Other Recent Enhancements Wednesday, August 14, 2019 more
Posted by Kate Gallo on Blackbaud Church Management Resources Aug 19, 2019 10:30 AM EDT
GivingTuesday
On December 3, 2019, your organization has 24 hours to harness the online power of  #GivingTuesday . That’s 1,440 minutes to make your mark and 86,400 seconds to spur supporters into action using the hashtag. And each day leading up to #GivingTuesday gives you 24 more hours to build a strategy that will translate into donations once the giving gets ... more
Posted by Stephanie Thomas on Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Blog Aug 19, 2019 9:30 AM EDT
Ascher
When I was first dating my wife, she called me from out of town and asked me for a favor. A friend had been dog-sitting my wife’s new puppy, but was ill-prepared to do so. My wife asked me to save her friend from a cute (but particularly vocal) little puppy, and bring him over to her house where I could watch him for the rest of the weekend. I happily obliged. I ... more
Posted by Mike Adams on Financial Edge NXT Announcements Aug 16, 2019 12:03 PM EDT
amex
In our last post, we shared the details on how your nonprofit can raise more by encouraging supporters to use Membership Rewards® points from American Express towards donations. In this post, we’ll get a bit more specific on ways to promote this opportunity to your supporters. Your objective here is two-fold.   Notify your supporters that using ... more
Posted by Stephanie Thomas on Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Blog Aug 16, 2019 9:30 AM EDT
Seattle
Our Seattle-area Foundations Meetup event will be held on Wednesday, November 20th -- immediately following the Philanthropy Northwest Annual Conference.  more
Posted by David Hazeltine on Announcements Aug 15, 2019 1:12 PM EDT
P2P Idea Calendar
We've taken the guess work out of planning successful peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns with our free  Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Idea Calendar . Download today for seasonal and holiday-inspired fundraising ideas, as well as examples of custom experiences you can offer your fundraisers and donors. No matter your mission, the creative seasonal ... more
Posted by Carly Cornforth on everydayhero Blog Aug 15, 2019 12:59 PM EDT
P2P Idea Calendar
We've taken the guess work out of planning successful peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns with our free  Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Idea Calendar . Download today for seasonal and holiday-inspired fundraising ideas, as well as examples of custom experiences you can offer your fundraisers and donors. No matter your mission, the creative seasonal ... more
Posted by Carly Cornforth on Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Blog Aug 15, 2019 12:55 PM EDT
megahorn
New officials are now contactable and available in our  August 12th  Advocacy Target update. You'll find them when you  select targets  for your action or call alerts. Officials now available as targets for advocacy communications are:    POSITION NAME STATE     Federal Cabinet Tomas J. Philipson   Governor Wanda ... more
Posted by Colleen Gutierrez on Luminate Advocacy News Aug 15, 2019 10:26 AM EDT