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  • Gift for You
    A Holiday Gift For TeamRaiser Event Managers: Participant Center Guide Template Kit
    During this festive season, your Customer Success Team wanted to share in a little holiday joy that will hopefully help you boost your TeamRaiser Peer-to-Peer Fundraising strategy next year. As a little gift, we’ve created a Participant Center Guide Template Kit, to help you walk your participants through your fundraising tools to maximizing their impact.   more
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  • Zero In Dartboard
    Preparing For Your 2019 Peer-to-Peer Event Season
    As you plan for next year’s Peer-to-Peer events, it is important to gather some big picture analytics to help you get a pulse on how your 2018 events performed. Doing this assessment will help you understand your fundraiser's strengths and weaknesses which in turn will help you better align your 2019 strategy. Before reviewing your own data, it is ... more
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    Does Your Organization Have An Extraordinary Volunteer?
    Honor them in a major way by nominating them now for the 2019 Cash, Sweat & Tears Award .        What Is The Cash, Sweat & Tears Award? Presented by the Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum , The Cash, Sweat & Tears Awards "honors the passion of North America’s most extraordinary volunteers – the people who take on physical challenges, overcome obstacles or ... more
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  • MobilePay
    Five Ways To Use Blackbaud MobilePay
    Blackbaud MobilePay™ gives you a new way to process gifts and registration payments using a mobile phone or tablet—anywhere you have a cellular or wi-fi Internet connection. Payments flow directly into Blackbaud Luminate and Blackbaud TeamRaiser, eliminating extra paperwork and back-office data entry. Let's look at some of the opportunities ... more
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    On-the-Go Event Management
    It’s the day of your organization’s fundraising walk. You’re onsite by 4:30 a.m. and will spend the next hour transporting, setting up, and testing the computers and equipment that will be used for participant registration and payments. Sound familiar? Well, your day-of event management is about to change just in time for 2019 planning. Blackbaud ... more
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    It’s Here: TeamRaiser Integration With Facebook Fundraiser!
    We’re excited to announce the availability of the Blackbaud TeamRaiser Integration with Facebook Fundraiser for all US-based customers.  The new functionality brings increased reach and efficiency to your peer-to-peer fundraising events. Early testing of this integration has demonstrated that when participants link a Facebook fundraiser to ... 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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  • 30-Minute Tips & Timesavers
    Web Seminar - Easy Blackbaud TeamRaiser® Event Creation For 2018
    Creating your next TeamRaiser event doesn't have to be a painful experience. If you hosted an event the previous year, it should be as simple as uploading some new images, updating some text and making a copy of your previous TeamRaiser event. On January 31, 2018 I presented a webinar on doing this process in one of Blackbaud's "30 Minute Tips & ... more
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    Coming Soon: Facebook Integration With TeamRaiser
    On November 29 th , in conjunction with Facebook’s Social Good Summit, Blackbaud announced that it will integrate its fundraising and engagement solutions with Facebook. This integration will first be available in TeamRaiser, with plans to expand integration capabilities to other solutions over time.   What is the integration and why is it ... more
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  • Welcome email
    NEW! Email Welcome Campaign Toolkit
    It’s a great time to plan a warm welcome for all the new, first-time donors from your #GivingTuesday, year-end, and holiday campaigns.  To help you get this done, we created a new Welcome Series toolkit that includes mobile-friendly email templates, step-by-step instructions, and even Photoshop design files. With these tools and Luminate Beta, ... more
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    3 Ways To Build Birthday Campaigns with Luminate
    With the new Luminate Beta Lists filters , you have fresh superpowers, including creating super simple email lists to drive birthday campaigns. Email people on or before their birthday to power relationship-building and fundraising. Here are a few of the new opportunities this offers you:     1. Send birthday ecards to supporters.  Remind ... 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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    Round Up: TeamRaiser Dashboard Report Enhancements
    Dashboard filters in Luminate Beta let you drill into specific information on the dashboard.  There are now even more filters to get to the information you want. Under  Registrations , you can now view the  Total Teams Registered  and  % of Teams Returning from Previous Event , which only displays the percentage when the event selected in the ... more
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    What Can I Do With Wealth Ratings?
    As part of our Intelligence for Good initiative, we’re making analytics and intelligence more accessible and easier to use . Last week we turned on Wealth ratings in Luminate Beta Lists. The new Lists filters allow you to evaluate supporters’ financial resources according to publicly available wealth data . Let's look at some ways you might use ... more
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    Canadian Anti-Spam Law Comes Into Full Effect July 1 - Are You Ready?
    In July 2014, Canada enacted  The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) - strict new regulations for bulk email. The phase-in period for CASL stretched over 3 years to allow organizations to adjust their emailing practices to align with CASL's rigorous opt-in policies and rules for suppression of unwanted email. The grace period for CASL ends July ... more
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    Go Big with People Powered Campaigns
    People want to go big in 2017! This Thursday, we'll show you how on our webinar "The Secrets Behind People Powered Campaigns" with NetChange. Your supporters are inspired to make an impact and bring their social networks, stories and ideas to the table. However, with the growing democratization of social change, the digital tactics we’ve come to know ... more
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  • User Feedback Wanted
    We want to learn from your experiences using Luminate Online
    In the next few days, all backend Luminate Online product users will get a pop up with a survey link that will ask about your experiences using Luminate Online. The survey should take about 5-10 minutes to complete and the results will be used to help inform decisions to improve your experiences using Luminate Online in the future.   We value and ... more
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  • Teamraiser
    Best Practices For Using TeamRaiser Blueprinting
    I am often asked what are the best practices for using TeamRaiser Blueprinting. Here are some things I have learned over the years. Please share in the comments any tips or tricks that you have! Also, if you do not see the Blueprints tab in TeamRaiser List view when you login to Luminate, contact support to get it enabled. more
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    We (Blackbaud User Experience) need your help organizing the future!
    Hi again! We'd like your help to think through how we can better organize our solutions in the future. If you could spare some time for the survey below, my team would greatly appreciate it. It should take no more than 5 minutes of your time (depending on your answers, it might take even less).  The survey will first ask a few questions about you and your ... more
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    New Dashboard Features In Luminate Beta
    Save views in a dashboard Do you have favorite filters for some of your dashboards?  Now, you can save those filters as a dashboard view.  For example, you can save one view for 2017 and another for 2016 on the Overview dashboard and easily switch between these two.  You can save views on any dashboard. Schedule dashboard emails If you want a specific ... more
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    Discounts On Can't Miss 2017 Conferences
    Did you make a New Year's resolution to learn more about innovations in non-profit marketing and fundraising, understand best practices, or connect with other like-minded individuals doing this work? One of the best ways to do this is to attend one of these great conferences. As a bonus, we have discount codes for customers to use on non-Blackbaud ... 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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    Peer-to-Peer Highlights At BBCON
    We're looking forward to seeing many of you at bbcon October 26-28  in National Harbour, MD! Are you a peer-to-peer fundraiser? Good news! We've got a great lineup of sessions... the schedule is deep and rich! To help you make the most of your time, here's a list of the very best peer-to-peer fundraising content, featuring industry experts who work with ... more
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