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Still not registered for bbcon? What are you waiting for? You can save up to $200 if you register by Friday, 6/21. more
Posted by David Hazeltine on Announcements Jun 18, 2019 2:20 PM EDT
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Good Morning Community! In an attempt to enjoy the great fruits and vegetables that are now available in the early summer season (In the U.S. anyway), I have been searching for great salad ideas all over the inter-webs.  And while I've found quite a few, I was also introduced to the fact that laughing at your salad is a thing apparently.  Seriously.  ... more
Posted by Ray Bergman on Community News Jun 18, 2019 9:15 AM EDT
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This is a first for me. If you’re reading this blog, you may notice that it is the third one I’ve done about the new Altru course called Increasing Retention . In the first blog , I talked about taking a leap of faith and how building this course is a gamble because it’s something never done in the Altru curriculum before. I angled the same sort of viewpoint in my ... more
Posted by Mary Aquino on Altru Blog Jun 18, 2019 7:30 AM EDT
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Blackbaud University is excited to celebrate our Blackbaud Grantmaking users who became  Blackbaud Certified  in May! 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.   Cindy Adams Kristen Cherwin Katie ... more
Posted by Susan Ross on Blackbaud Grantmaking Tips and Tricks Jun 17, 2019 4:12 PM EDT
What's New
This week you'll find improvements to small groups and facilities. Small Groups When viewing the list of groups from the Small groups page ( Constituents , Small groups ), you can now select Filters  to narrow the list to only groups that meet specific criteria. For example, you can choose to display only groups of a specific type that are seeking new ... more
Posted by Nikki Tremann on Blackbaud Church Management Resources Jun 17, 2019 3:45 PM EDT
EAP 2 Week 4
EAP Week #4 (EAP Wave 2) webinar recording - Wednesday, June 12 Lists Directory Church Membership Faith Journey Events Online Registration more
Posted by Kate Gallo on Blackbaud Church Management Resources Jun 17, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
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My children recently had “Kindness Week” at school. During this time, students are encouraged to spread kindness through random acts—by paying someone a compliment or lending a hand, for example. My daughter chose to write a letter to my son’s teacher, thanking her for teaching him all year. I found out about the letter when the teacher wrote me an ... more
Posted by Mary Shockley on Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Blog Jun 17, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
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In an effort to centralize all inquiries Customer Success inquiries, Blackbaud now has only ONE email address...    more
Posted by David Hazeltine on Announcements Jun 14, 2019 4:32 PM EDT
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...to all you dads out there!  Have a great weekend! more
Posted by David Hazeltine on Announcements Jun 14, 2019 1:10 PM EDT
What's New in Financial Edge NXT
This release of Financial Edge NXT includes several enhancements. Expense management Copy previous charge - Use this feature to save time submitting charges. When you submit a charge for approval for an existing vendor, the last three charges submitted for that vendor appear. Once you locate the charge to copy, simply select it to automatically ... more
Posted by Ellyn Hassell on Financial Edge NXT Announcements Jun 14, 2019 12:34 PM EDT
Marketing
Last week , we discussed social media tips to help grow your presence. This week, let’s talk about retention —keeping your supporters engaged with your organization. You probably already know a great example of a recurring revenue program with excellent supporter retention—Netflix! Their estimated retention rate is 91% ! Compare that to 64% , the ... more
Posted by Jenny Toledo on Organizational Best Practices Blog Jun 13, 2019 12:57 PM EDT
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There's still time to join our first Dallas-area Blackbaud Foundations Meetup event at our YourCause/Blackbaud office in Plano! more
Posted by David Hazeltine on Announcements Jun 13, 2019 11:18 AM EDT
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We will pilot closed captioning technology with next week's Raiser's Edge Fundraising and Marketing Roadmap Update. Captioning will be available with the live webinar only (not the on-demand recording). If you have any difficulty finding or accessing the captioning, use the Q&A widget to talk to the webinar help specialist. We want to make ... more
Posted by Kathryn Hall on Raiser's Edge NXT Blog Jun 12, 2019 7:34 PM EDT
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Very few of us can be master chefs. Just ask Sam (not his real name), my brother’s college roommate who consistently burned instant mac ‘n’ cheese . If Sam ever dreams of sushi, it’s probably going to be a nightmare for the rest of us. That being said, almost anyone can be a decent cook with three special ingredients: sugar, salt, and fat. Want to take your ... more
Posted by Kody Jackson on eTapestry Announcements Jun 12, 2019 4:14 PM EDT
White paper
This is a must-read for foundations and corporate grantmakers. more
Posted by David Hazeltine on Announcements Jun 12, 2019 11:15 AM EDT