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Personalize Your Raiser’s Edge Learning Adventure 5914

Back to school is right around the corner for many families. My children are in elementary school or college, so between supplies shopping and reviewing everything they learned in school last year, our house is in a frenzy. Which has made me start thinking about my schooling and professional development. What have I learned lately? What skills do I need ...

Added by Melissa Rancour Blog Raiser's Edge Blog 07/30/2019
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Your Data, Your Way 5883

Where I live, we have one of those fancy nitrogen ice cream places where they make you an ice cream concoction from scratch based on what you pick from their plethora of choices. Every time I go there, I'm always overwhelmed at first by what to select. But then I take a breath, carefully work through the menu steps, and always end up with an amazing treat. ...

Added by Allison King Blog Raiser's Edge Blog 07/18/2019
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Rocking Out With Import 5705

Musicians like John Mayer, B.B. King, and Jimi Hendrix have made the guitar synonymous with soulful expression. Well, let me tell you… a lot of very exacting steps have gone into the chunk of wood they are holding that allows them to be so creative. Trust me, I know! My garage looks like a pile of guitars exploded inside! I have six or seven guitar necks, each ...

Added by Michael Perkins Blog Raiser's Edge Blog 05/21/2019
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Building Your Membership Program Through Custom Engagement 5515

You’ve heard it a thousand times: “We need to increase our memberships!” However, increasing memberships and increasing the number of returning members really go hand in hand. How can you best accomplish both of these goals? By increasing targeted engagement . Why engage current members? If we engage our current members, we’ll create ambassadors ...

Added by Melissa Rancour Blog Raiser's Edge Blog 03/21/2019
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Raiser’s Edge NXT Fundamentals, Raiser’s Edge Fundamentals, & Professional Certifications For 2019 5305

Great New Year’s news— Blackbaud University 2019 Certifications are available now! Follow this link for more information!  

Added by Mike Adams Blog Raiser's Edge Blog 01/02/2019
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Oh, the Birthday Parties and Holidays: Managing Your Events 5251

My family members all seem to have birthdays around this time of year—the holidays. The thought of so many events, with so many people, and all within three months is both joyful and nerve-racking! Trust me, the event planning can really become chaotic. Events can also be chaotic for many organizations. But the event planning process doesn’t need to be. ...

Added by Amy McIntyre Blog Raiser's Edge Blog 12/07/2018
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Simplify Your Raiser’s Edge Experience 4912

My family is thinking about buying a new car. This is quite a process for us—we research, research, and research some more. In the first phase of our research, I discovered how easy it is to operate each car. Gone are the days of putting a key into the ignition and manually rolling down a window. Now just being near a car with the key fob can unlock it or open the ...

Added by LeAnn Drake Blog Raiser's Edge Blog 08/10/2018
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The Mathematical Mail Formula 4672

Most people don’t like math. And most people don't send paper mail. However, if you work in a nonprofit, you know that direct mail is not dead.  Here's where the math comes in ... in the nonprofit world, the average direct mail response rates range from 3-5%. That's about 100 times more than the response rate for fundraising emails, currently at .06%. What ...

Added by Emily Steinbauer Blog Raiser's Edge Blog 05/29/2018
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PB&J Sandwiches And Constituent Records 4711

My husband is allergic to peanuts. He loves PB&J sandwiches, but because of his allergy I make him almond butter and jelly sandwiches. He wants to still call them PB&J’s, but I disagree and think they should be AB&J’s. The most important ingredient in peanut butter and jelly is the peanut butter. Without the peanut butter, it’s almond ...

Added by LeAnn Drake Blog Raiser's Edge Blog 05/22/2018
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Campaigns In Raiser's Edge 4583

Use Raiser's Edge to set up and manage your campaigns efforts. Yes, Raiser's Edge is more than an expensive rolodex! Here is an essential checklist to complete before embarking on a new campaign.   Set up your campaign, fund, and appeal records. Be sure to go into the campaign/fund/appeal tabs within these records as you can set defaults and limit which ...

Added by Chris Geady Blog Raiser's Edge Blog 04/09/2018
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Surprise! Blackbaud Online Express 4580

Surprise eggs are all the rage with kids right now. So, what is this new phenomenon? A surprise egg is a plastic egg, ball, or cylinder that contains a treasured surprise for the lucky kid who gets to open it! Discovering the novelty inside a surprise egg is much like discovering the Blackbaud Online Express add-on that nestles inside the powerhouse egg we ...

Added by LeAnn Drake Blog Raiser's Edge Blog 04/05/2018
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Cornhole And Optimizing Mail With Segmentation 4554

My in-laws recently gave me the perfect gift, a Cornhole set.   But not just any Cornhole set—a Notre Dame-themed Cornhole set ( Go Irish! )! For those of you unfamiliar with the joys of Cornhole, it’s a yard game played with beanbags and two slanted wooden boards with a hole in each board. The boards are placed a certain distance apart and the players ...

Added by Mike Adams Blog Raiser's Edge Blog 03/28/2018
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Export Tips And Tricks 4525

When I was a Raiser's Edge DBA, export was a tool I used a lot to build mail merges, build custom reports, and temporarily get data out of Raiser's Edge. There are a number of ways to tweak an export template to ensure you get your desired output. I've compiled some tip and timesavers that I want to share:   Pay attention to the export format you select. Use ...

Added by Chris Geady Blog Raiser's Edge Blog 03/19/2018
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Spring Is Here! ... Almost 4475

If you saw Jennifer’s Sorkin’s recent blog post , you know that Blackbaud University is getting ready for a new season with some spring-cleaning of the Raiser’s Edge curriculum! Well spring will be here before we know it, and we’re welcoming it with our newly streamlined Raiser’s Edge Fundamentals course series which launches tomorrow, Thursday, ...

Added by Molly Ward Blog Raiser's Edge Blog 02/28/2018
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Dear Current Resident 4473

Dear Sir or Madam… Dear Current Resident… Don’t those greetings sound thrilling? No! I know I’d be more likely to trash any correspondence that begins with this type of canned greeting. Would you address a friend, family member, or even an acquaintance this way? Of course not!  Whether you’re trying to build or maintain a good relationship, your ...

Added by Mike Adams Blog Raiser's Edge Blog 02/28/2018
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