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  • BBU2019
    Celebrating Our August Certified Users
    Blackbaud University is excited to celebrate our Blackbaud eTapestry users who became  Blackbaud   Certified  in 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  eTapestry Certified ... more
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  • BBU2019
    Celebrating Our July Certified Users
    Blackbaud University is excited to celebrate our Blackbaud eTapestry 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 their awesome achievements. To all our  eTapestry Certified ... more
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  • BBU Community
    A Better How-To
    If you’re like me, you often find yourself searching online for a how-to article or video to teach you something you don’t know. Maybe how to use a new tool you’ve bought or how to make sourdough starter. And you usually get an overwhelming amount of potential answers, some more helpful than others. The problem is, while you’re attempting this new thing, ... more
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  • BBU2019
    Celebrating Our June Certified Users
    Blackbaud University is excited to celebrate our Blackbaud eTapestry users who became  Blackbaud   Certified  in 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  eTapestry Certified ... more
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  • BBU2019
    Something(s) to Think About
    Have you ever wondered why you should enter some extra details about constituents and journal entries when doing data entry? It’s all about making data more usable. If you’ve defined which group(s) your constituents are part of, then you can create better groupings. Better groupings mean you can have better targeted communications and more useful ... more
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  • BBU2019
    Celebrating Our May Certified Users
    Blackbaud University is excited to celebrate our Blackbaud eTapestry 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 their awesome achievements. To all our  eTapestry Certified ... more
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  • BBU Community
    No More Dust Bunnies!
    It’s COVID-19 and if you’re working from home like many of us, you’ve likely got some free time on your hands. Well, now may be a perfect time to clean the dust bunnies out of your data! Just like most of our homes, there are those little spots under the couch and between the cushions that don’t always get the attention needed. Your database is no different. ... more
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  • BBU2019
    Celebrating Our April Certified Users
    Blackbaud University is excited to celebrate our Blackbaud eTapestry users who became  Blackbaud   Certified  in April! 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 March Certified Users
    Blackbaud University is excited to celebrate our Blackbaud eTapestry users who became  Blackbaud   Certified  in March! 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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    Tips for Messaging Your Supporters in Uncertain Times
    In these uncertain times, many nonprofits are worried about the impact of COVID-19 on their finances. How do we ask people for money when they are terrified for their health and safety and preparing for the worst-case scenario? Why will they consider funding us when they are watching their retirement accounts plummet? Our partners at  Turnkey  help ... more
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  • BBU2019
    Celebrating Our February Certified Users
    Blackbaud University is excited to celebrate our Blackbaud eTapestry users who became  Blackbaud   Certified  in February! 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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  • BBU Community
    Communications, Affiliations, and Contacts—Oh My!
    Has a cyclone of constituent information and updates sent you somewhere over the rainbow? You may feel like you’re in need of a little oil to get you down the road to the Emerald City of your organization’s success. Were you aware that a stack of information and updates can easily be entered in eTapestry at a single time? Well, pull back the curtain to reveal ... more
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  • BBU Community
    Get Your Data Out of Loch Ness!
    We all know about Nessie, the monster skulking around Loch Ness. Do you ever feel like your data is also in Loch Ness, lurking in wait and ready to sneak its head out and strike? If the information in your database has fallen into the deep end of forgotten things, your database health could be at risk. Luckily, Blackbaud has your back—with the eTapestry ... more
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  • BBU2019
    Choose Your eTapestry 2020 Adventure
    The new year is right around the corner. My family likes to make a New Year’s resolution around learning something new. My oldest son wants to learn a third language, and my youngest son wants to learn more about dinosaurs. I do love languages and have learned to like dinosaurs, but my learning goals are geared toward professional development. So, what ... more
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  • BBU2019
    Holiday Meal Planning with Query
    My husband and I are planning our various holiday meals and snacks. To get in the spirit of the season, we’ve turned to the Internet and grouped things into categories, such as “ Where has this been all my life ?” to “ How could someone eat that ?”.   A recent blog showcased a hard cheese – dispensed with an aerator of some sort – then sprinkled with a wide foray ... more
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  • BBU2019
    Preparing for 20/20 Vision
    I’ve been excited about 2020 since the 1990s. I remember thinking the switch to 2000 was going to be so strange—and then I wondered if we’d all have 20/20 vision in the year 2020.  Since then, I’ve worked in the nonprofit and social good space for two decades. And I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard and said things like: I wish I would have known that ... more
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  • SCA Requirements
    Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) Goes into Effect this Weekend
    On Saturday, September 14 th , Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) will go into effect in the European Economic Area (EEA). This legislation, designed to reduce fraud and provide added security to all online payments, will require additional levels of authentication at the time of the transaction. Failing to comply with SCA requirements may ... more
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  • BBU2019
    Personalize Your eTapestry Learning Adventure
    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 ... more
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  • SCA Requirements
    Will Your Online Payments be Impacted by Strong Customer Authentication (SCA)?
    Nonprofits that accept payments via credit or debit cards issued in the European Union or UK will be subject to Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) laws that go into effect in the EU September 14, 2019. Starting on this date, additional levels of donor authentication will be required at the time of the transaction. If your online pages do not support ... more
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  • Recurring Gifts
    Recycling Cash: Automatic Recurring Gifts And eTapestry
    The Customer Success Team has focused recently on getting information to eTapestry users covering how you can Operate More Efficiently with your database solution.  After all, this is a major tent pole of how Blackbaud wants to help you succeed with your fundraising efforts and donor retention.  Up to this point, we've discussed a some reports to help ... more
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  • eTap Donor Retention
    45.5% Isn't Good Enough: 2 Reports to Increase Donor Retention
     The 2018 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report said the Donor Retention rate was 45.5% during the reporting year of 2017 vs. 2016. Over the past 10 years the retention rates have been below 50%. Just think of the potential impact if your organization could increase the 45.5% to 50%. What would happen to your mission and programming if the number was ... more
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  • BBU
    Celebrating Our 2019 Q1 Certified eTapestry Users
    Blackbaud University continues to  celebrate our eTapestry users who became Blackbaud Certified in January, February, and March! 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 achievement. To all our eTapestry Certified ... more
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  • BBU
    Celebrating Our 2018 Q4 Certified eTapestry Users
    Blackbaud University continues to  celebrate our eTapestry users who became Blackbaud Certified in October, November, and 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 achievement. To all our eTapestry ... more
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  • BBU
    Celebrating Our 2018 Q3 Certified eTapestry Users
    Blackbaud University continues to  celebrate our eTapestry users who became Blackbaud Certified in July, 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 achievement. To all our eTapestry Certified ... more
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  • BBU
    Celebrating Our 2018 Q2 Certified ETapestry Users
    Blackbaud University continues to  celebrate 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 achievement. To all our eTapestry Certified ... more
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