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  • Blackbaud University
    Design Through The Years – Pretty Vs. Usable – Form Over Function
    Anyone remember the crazy websites we used to make in the early days of the internet? My first websites were full of different blocks of colored text and as many animated images of kittens and unicorns as I could find. I may have thought it was pretty (it wasn't), but it certainly wasn't functional. There was no way anyone visiting my site could easily ... more
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  • Blackbaud University
    Celebrating Certified Users
    Celebrating our Luminate Online Certified Users Blackbaud University continues to celebrate our Luminate Online Certified users . For the month of January we have a new list of professionals who have earned their Luminate Online Fundamentals certification. Be sure to review our listing and celebrate your colleagues by viewing their profiles, ... more
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  • Blackbaud University
    Celebrating Certified Users
    Celebrating our Luminate Online Certified Users Blackbaud University continues to celebrate our Luminate Online Certified users . For the months of November and December 2018 we have a new list of professionals who have earned their Luminate Online Fundamentals certification. Be sure to review our listing and celebrate your colleagues by viewing ... more
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  • Blackbaud University
    Tame Your Email Performance With Blackbaud University
    If you’re at all like me, you have an irrational fear of numbers. And why not? Numbers can be quite dangerous. Did you hear the troubling news that seven ate nine?!? Nowhere are these numbers more prevalent than your Luminate Online ™ email reporting dashboard. First they’re lurking in your open and delivery rates, then they’re skulking around your spam ... more
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  • QRG
    S-Tags Are Your Friend!
    We all want shortcuts to make our workload a little easier. Sometimes we even spend needless hours searching for those shortcuts. Well, have no fear— Luminate S-Tag shortcuts are here! S-Tags can be your friend if you learn how to use them correctly and efficiently. Blackbaud University has created a handy downloadable Luminate Online S-Tag Quick ... more
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  • Blackbaud University
    Balancing Event Thermometers
    Have you ever thought about what's inside your peer-to-peer event and participant's progress thermometers? What a silly question , you might be thinking. Everyone knows that donations to participants and to the event causes the level in the thermometers to rise. But is that always the case? When using TeamRaiser for peer-to-peer fundraising, your ... more
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  • Blackbaud University
    Break Out Of Your Writer’s Block
    You've created your TeamRaiser event. Now it's time to encourage your constituents to register for the event and to help your participants achieve their goals (and yours). But when it comes time to write these emails, you stare and stare at the blank page. You have—dun dunn dunnn— writer's block . I'm here to tell you, you are not alone. (How do you think I ... more
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    Junk Mail
    I was waiting outside for my son to get off the school bus and figured I would grab the mail. As I flipped though the letters and magazines, one in particular caught my eye. It was all about cats: cat food, cat behavior, cat clothing, cat conventions. I put it straight into the recycling. I have nothing against cats— I like cats! —but my husband is extremely ... more
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  • Build a Web Page
    Including Surveys With Your Luminate Online Content
    After you create a new survey, you probably want people to take it, right? With Luminate Online, you have two options for adding a survey to your online content: you can create a link to your survey or you can embed your survey on a web page . more
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  • Blackbaud University
    Fundamentally Still The Same
    A few months ago, my husband and I decided our perfectly functional dining furniture, dishes, and accoutrement were getting stale. So, we bought a new dining set that we both liked. And to make room for our new dishes (and more), we went through our kitchen cabinets, rearranged items, and packed away some things we were no longer using. When all was said ... more
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    Want To Save Time? There's An S-Tag For That!
    Many of us find there’s never enough time in a day to get done everything that needs doing . We try to think of ways to be better organized, more creative, or better informed. We sometimes wonder, is there a quicker, easier way? Well, when it comes to your workday—and if you’ve got Luminate Online— there’s an S-Tag for that! You can use S-Tags (session ... more
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  • Tickets
    Different Types Of Calendar Events
    As an extrovert, I love getting together with people. I meet up with friends at the park, host birthday parties for my kids, and go out to lunch with co-workers. Recently, I noticed most of my personal plans are similar to the different event types in Luminate Online's Calendar Events . An event that happens on a specific day with a specific start and end ... more
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  • Blackbaud University
    Become A Luminate Online Power User!
    Are you spending too much time trying to understand the comprehensive tools in Luminate Online? Blackbaud University training can teach you the features and flexibility of these tools to help you streamline tasks and become more efficient in your job. We want to make sure you're getting the most out of your solution so you can better understand your ... more
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  • Blackbaud University
    Celebrating Certified Users
    Celebrating our Luminate Online Certified Users Blackbaud University continues to celebrate our Luminate Online Certified users . For the month of August we have a new list of professionals who have earned their Luminate Online Fundamentals certification. more
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  • Blackbaud University
    Celebrating Certified Users
    Celebrating our Luminate Online Certified Users Blackbaud University continues to celebrate our Luminate Online Certified users . more
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  • Donors
    Laying the ground work for your sustaining giving program
    The most successful nonprofit organizations invest substantial resources into their sustaining giving program, aggressively pursuing sustainers at every opportunity. Successful nonprofits also work toward converting their one-time donors into sustaining givers. True success requires effectively managing your program to keep more of your ... more
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  • Blackbaud University
    Celebrating Certified Users
    Celebrating our Luminate Online Certified Users Blackbaud University continues to celebrate our Luminate Online Certified users . For the month of May we have a new list of professionals who have earned their Luminate Online Fundamentals certification. more
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  • Blackbaud University
    Celebrating Certified Users
     Celebrating our Luminate Online Certified Users Blackbaud University continues to celebrate our Luminate Online Certified users . For the month of April we have a new list of professionals who have earned their Luminate Online Fundamentals certification. more
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  • BBUniversity
    Marketing And Communications In The Nonprofit World
    Communications : Two-way process of reaching mutual understanding, in which participants not only exchange information, news, ideas and feelings but also create and share meaning. 1 Marketing : A form of communication between you and your customers with the goal of selling your product or service to them. Communicating the value of your product or ... more
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  • Blackbaud University
    Celebrating Certified Users
    Celebrating our Luminate Online Certified Users Blackbaud University continues to celebrate our Luminate Online Certified users . For the months of February and March we have a new list of professionals who have earned their Luminate Online Fundamentals certification. Be sure to review our listing and celebrate your colleagues by clicking on ... more
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  • Blackbaud University
    Celebrating Certified Users
    Celebrating our Luminate Online Certified Users Blackbaud University continues to celebrate our Luminate Online Certified users . For the month of January we have a new list of professionals who have earned their Luminate Online Fundamentals certification. Be sure to review our listing and celebrate your colleagues by clicking on their names to ... more
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  • Blackbaud University
    Celebrating Certified Users
    Celebrating our Luminate Online Certified Users Blackbaud University continues to celebrate our Luminate Online Certified users . For the month of December we have a new list of professionals who have earned their Luminate Online Fundamentals certification. Be sure to review our listing and celebrate your colleagues by clicking on their names to ... more
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  • Celebrate New Years
    Prepping Luminate Online For The New Year
    Happy New Year! I always take a day soon after the new year to clean up and prepare my household for the year. I spend time sorting, filing, or recycling all of those papers that have accumulated on my desk over the year ( where do they come from? ). I set up the new file folders I'll need for the coming year, for example for tax papers and medical bills. I also go ... more
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  • Blackbaud University
    Celebrating Certified Users
    Celebrating our Luminate Online Certified Users Blackbaud University continues to celebrate our Luminate Online Certified users . For the month of November we have a new list of professionals who have earned their Luminate Online Fundamentals certification. Be sure to review our listing and celebrate your colleagues by clicking on their names to ... more
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  • Blackbaud University
    Getting More Out Of Luminate Beta
    Luminate Beta is the first offering of the next generation of Luminate Online. When you access Luminate Beta, you'll see several tabs ( dashboards ). Each dashboard contains multiple reports. These reports are designed to help your organization make strategic decisions about your online fundraising and marketing practices. Did you know you can ... more
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  • BBU
    Celebrating Certified Users
    Celebrating our Luminate Online Certified Users   Blackbaud University continues to  celebrate our Luminate Online Certified users . For the month of October we have a new list of professionals who have earned their Luminate Online  Fundamentals  certification. Be sure to review our listing and celebrate your colleagues by clicking on their names ... more
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