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Learning And Our 2nd First Lady

If you’ve read my blogs or viewed my profile, you know I’ve been around Blackbaud for a few years. Regardless of tenure, however, I find that I learn something new every day through my association with Blackbaud and you all. If you do the math, that’s a lot of learning! (For those of you who are doing the math, it’s 22 times 260 which is 5,720 new things…but forever growing.)

One thing I’ve been passionate about all my life is learning. My parents were both educators and most of my job roles throughout my career have been focused on learning. I appreciate the value of having a well-rounded understanding of the industries we operate within—both nonprofit and software.

I also believe that you never outgrow learning. Abigail Adams said, “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” Normally, my next statement would include something about a new Altru class you can take to learn about your software—but I’m challenging you today to seek with ardor learning about the industry you work within.

Included with your Altru subscription, you have access to a resource that can help you grow your knowledge of the nonprofit world. Our Organizational Best Practices (OBP) eLearning courses are bite-sized in length, full of tips from industry professionals, and can help you expand what you already know about the world you navigate every day. Check them out:

OBP: Basics of Nonprofit Organizations
OBP: Basics of Fundraising
OBP: Basics of Marketing
OBP: Basics of Finance
OBP: Basics of Events
OBP: Basics of Volunteers

Your Altru Learn subscription includes these six eLearning OBP courses (and there's more on the way!). You can view the entire Organizational Best Practices curriculum here.

Think you don’t have time to invest in learning more about fundraising, finance, marketing, and other key topics covered in the Organizational Best Practices eLearning courses? I challenge you to attend to learning with diligence. Make Abigail Adams proud.
Posted by Mary Aquino on May 15, 2019 4:50 PM America/New_York

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Another favorite quote of Abigail Adams is "We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them." 
  • Posted Wed 10 Apr 2019 02:36 PM EDT
I like that, Marilyn!
  • Posted Wed 10 Apr 2019 02:41 PM EDT