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Fantastic Farmers Market Finds – For Blackbaud Grantmaking™

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Every other weekend, I seek out a farmers market. I won’t lie and tell you that I buy all my food there, but I try my best to buy fruits and vegetables from local vendors. And I like to visit different markets in different counties because it gives me a chance to meet new folks, and I get to have a nice quiet drive out of it most of the time. It’s one of the things I look forward to most on my weekend mornings.

This past weekend, I went to a market about an hour away and think I may have found a new favorite. The vendor, let’s call her Wendy, not only had a great selection of vegetables, but also had a fun story. She didn’t start gardening until she retired and in the past few years has turned her 2-acre suburban property into a garden paradise. How do I know? She had photos of the area of her garden where each vegetable grew. It’s a small thing, but not a thing you’ll get from a supermarket. I actually knew the piece of soil each of my selections came from.

Wendy also had a section of her booth that grouped different vegetables together for specific meals. Above each grouping, she wrote recommendations like:
  • Great for stews!
  • Fantastic with steaks!
  • Use for a (Non) Sufferin’ Succotash! … my personal favorite
I thought it was a great idea for her to package like-minded things together and make suggestions at the same time. Which made me think about Classifications in Blackbaud Grantmaking. Classifications allow for you to guide your staff into creating organized and tailored data on your records. You can easily report and build charts using the values found within your Classification tables.

Setting up Classifications is one of the many hats a Grantmaking system administrator needs to be able to wear to get the most out of their database.

Quick tip: Rather than deleting a Classification value, deactivate it to preserve historical content.

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Hungry for more? Join us at the Blackbaud University farmers market, for a new 90-minute course, Blackbaud Grantmaking: Classifications and System Administration. You’ll have a chance to practice building Classifications, assign Dashboards to new system users, and play around with some other administration tools you may not even know about!

This course is included in your Learn More and Learn Everything training subscriptions. Not a subscriber? Find out how a Blackbaud Learn® subscription can help develop your efficiency and ongoing skills.
News Blackbaud Grantmaking™ Tips and Tricks 07/14/2021 1:15pm EDT

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