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  • Adoption Session Community Tile
    Join Us to Learn More about Recently Added Features during the eTapestry Adoption Sessions
    We hope you’ll be joining us for our first Product Update Briefing Series , which are sure to get you excited about recently added features and capabilities like new home page tiles, the ability to create drag-and-drop email templates, and even how to plug in some peer-to-peer fundraising tools you can start using as soon as you hear about them! To help you accelerate your Blackbaud products to reach its fullest potential, the Blackbaud Customer Success team has developed Product Adoption Sessions to hit the gas pedal.   more
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  • Money
    Get the Most Out of eTapestry’s Online Fundraising Tools
    A number of you have asked questions about setting up new Funds or creating new DIY Online Forms are on the rise with eTapestry users.  Here are some resources to help as you set up new Funds and DIY Online Forms! Creating New Funds The Customer Success Team has a short video to demonstrate how your organization can use Funds, Campaigns, and Approaches to ... more
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    Sending Email and Keeping Your Constituents Informed
    It is more important than ever to communicate your work to your constituents, let them know how they can continue to support your mission, and let them know how your organization is weathering the storm. There is no more important time than now to explore your options to send emails to your donors and prospects and keep the lines of communication ... more
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  • Payments
    COMING SOON! Digital Wallet Changes Coming to Your Blackbaud Checkout Forms
    UPDATE 5/28/2020 : Visa has announced that they will be transitioning the Visa Checkout button in Blackbaud Checkout to the EMV Secure Remote Commerce experience on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 6:00PM PDT. No action is needed on your part to receive this update. Once this change has been made, Blackbaud Checkout users will enjoy the benefits detailed in ... more
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  • Checklist
    How Blackbaud eTapestry® Can Help You Navigate COVID-19
    COVID-19 is affecting every aspect of our daily lives. The nonprofit community must also quickly adapt to the new realities.  Blackbaud is here to help you. Undoubtedly, your fundraising and communication strategies are shifting. So here are areas for your organization to review to make sure you are speaking to your supporters effectively during ... more
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  • BBU2019
    Celebrating Our January Certified Users
    Blackbaud University is excited to celebrate our Blackbaud eTapestry users who became  Blackbaud   Certified  in January! Be sure to review our listing, and celebrate your colleagues by viewing their profiles, becoming Blackbaud  Community  friends, or just congratulating them on their awesome achievements. To all our  eTapestry Certified ... more
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  • 2019 community
    Setting Goals
    What goals are you setting for your organization this year? Take a moment to think about the goals you set last year. Were these good goals? Did you meet every goal you set? This year, let’s resolve to set goals we can stick with to make a positive impact at our organizations. How can we set better goals? It starts with careful planning . This is a great time of ... more
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  • Payments
    New Year and New Look for Digital Wallets in Blackbaud Checkout
    Important Update on Digital Wallets in Blackbaud Checkout As we recently announced, Visa and MasterCard are joining forces to provide a one-click digital wallet solution that adheres to EMVCo’s new standard for EMV Secure Remote Commerce (SRC) . That solution will combine Masterpass and Visa Checkout—two of our three digital wallet options ... more
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  • BBU2019
    Celebrating Our December Certified Users
    Blackbaud University is excited to celebrate our Blackbaud eTapestry users who became  Blackbaud   Certified  in December! Be sure to review our listing, and celebrate your colleagues by viewing their profiles, becoming Blackbaud  Community  friends, or just congratulating them on their awesome achievements. To all our  eTapestry Certified ... more
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  • BBU2019
    Blackbaud eTapestry Fundamentals Certification For 2020
    Blackbaud University offers certified learning opportunities that recognize student achievement and help validate product knowledge. We provide these development opportunities to reflect our students’ commitment to excellence.  Great New Year’s news— Blackbaud University 2020 Certification is available now! Fundamentals ... more
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    4 Tips to Ensure EOY Email Success with eTapestry
    Congratulations on another spectacular year!  We in the Customer Success world hope you have been able to easily raise money with your eTapestry solution.  Now that we are rushing headlong into the end of the year, you may be prepping for your final mailings to hopefully push your organization over the top of your 2019 goals.  Customer Success wants to ... more
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  • BBU2019
    Celebrating Our November Certified Users
    Blackbaud University is excited to celebrate our Blackbaud eTapestry users who became  Blackbaud   Certified  in November! Be sure to review our listing, and celebrate your colleagues by viewing their profiles, becoming Blackbaud  Community  friends, or just congratulating them on their awesome achievements. To all our  eTapestry Certified ... more
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  • BBU2019
    Celebrating Our October Certified Users
    Blackbaud University is excited to celebrate our Blackbaud eTapestry users who became  Blackbaud   Certified  in October! Be sure to review our listing, and celebrate your colleagues by viewing their profiles, becoming Blackbaud  Community  friends, or just congratulating them on their awesome achievements. To all our  eTapestry Certified ... more
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  • BBU2019
    Celebrating Our August & September Certified Users
    Blackbaud University is excited to celebrate our eTapestry users who became  Blackbaud   Certified  in August and September! Be sure to review our listing, and celebrate your colleagues by viewing their profiles, becoming Blackbaud  Community  friends, or just congratulating them on their awesome achievements. To all our  eTapestry Certified ... more
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    Celebrating our recent certified users
    Blackbaud University is celebrating our  eTapestry  users who became   Blackbaud   Certified  in July and August! Be sure to review our listing, and celebrate your colleagues by viewing their profiles, becoming Blackbaud  Community  friends, or just congratulating them on their awesome achievements. To all our May, June, and July  eTapestry ... more
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  • DIY Forms confusion
    DIY Forms Got Ya Scratching Your Head? Then Let These Resources Help!
    We're pretty sure you've heard the term before...  DIY Forms.  We're betting you heard about them when working with your Account Executive when considering adding eTapestry to your organization's set of tools for your fundraising needs.  We're even betting that various other announcements, blog posts, or even trainings have brought up the idea ... more
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    Upcoming eTapestry Ecommerce Enhancement: DIY and Custom Ecommerce Pages
    Earlier this year we released the Blackbaud Payment Services "Checkout" feature for our eCart customers. In our upcoming release, scheduled for August, eTapestry will expand that to include eTapestry DIY Pages or Custom Ecommerce Pages.   Blackbaud Checkout provides an even greater level of security around payment processing for your donors.  ... more
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    Celebrating Our Q2 Certified Users
    Blackbaud University is celebrating our  eTapestry  users who became   Blackbaud   Certified  in April, May, and June! Be sure to review our listing, and celebrate your colleagues by viewing their profiles, becoming Blackbaud  Community  friends, or just congratulating them on their awesome achievements. To all our May, June, and July  ... more
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  • Fireworks
    Let Us Give You A Reason To Celebrate With Fireworks & ETapestry's Online Giving
      The 4 th of July celebration is upon us. This means it’s time to gather with family and friends for BBQ’s, slap on the bug repellent, and watch the fireworks. My wife and I love taking our two girls to the local fireworks every year and watching their faces light-up with excitement and wonder as the spectacle overtakes the sky. The beautiful colors, the ... more
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    Exciting Changes To Your Learn® Subscriptions
    Ready to learn the most effective, efficient, and cost-effective processes for producing optimal results for your work efforts? Interested in learning about the latest  social good  trends? And would you like to provide that training to everyone on your staff—even if they are  not  eTapestry users? Then we’ve got good news! Beginning July 1, your ... more
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    Let’s Get Cooking With eTapestry!
    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
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    Upcoming eTapestry Ecommerce Enhancement
    In our upcoming release, eTapestry will implement Blackbaud Payment Services “Checkout” feature for customers who use the eTapestry Shopping Cart.  Blackbuad Checkout provides an even greater level of security around the payment processing for your donors.  Once the donor fills out all the options on the shopping page, they will then be ... more
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  • Help
    "Help Me, Help You"
      When you the hear the phrase, “Help Me, Help You”, you may be like me and think instantly of the 1996 classic, Jerry Maguire. Or you may have read the last sentence and asked, why are we discussing a movie that is 23 years old (Good Question)? While I wouldn’t mind writing a blog post about my favorite quotes from the movie or discussing how amazing Academy ... more
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    Little Known Destinations
    In all my years of higher education, the coolest thing I ever learned about was the Salton Sea . Originally thought of as a paradise for Southern Californians, this housing development quickly un-developed, turning into a strange, historically preserved wasteland. Half-built houses, classic automobiles rusting in garages, mounds and mounds of ... more
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  • BBU
    Need a Day Off?
    Back in 1986, Ferris Bueller wisely said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it!” Th e same can be said today of the social good space. Our industry is an ever-changing place. Technology, society, and best practices continue to evolve. If you don’t take the time and mak e the effort to keep up with trends, ... more
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