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  • bbcon 2020 Virtual
    The countdown to bbcon 2020 Virtual is on!
    bbcon 2020 Virtual is less than two weeks away! Join us for three days of virtual sessions, real inspiration, and unforgettable experiences. Plus, don’t miss our amazing lineup of mainstage speakers like Amy Poehler, Dr. Cornel West, Dara Torres, Marc Brackett Ph.D., and more. There’s even a special performance from Natasha Bedingfield! Choose ... more
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    Hoda Kotb and Natasha Bedingfield join bbcon lineup!
    As if this year’s bbcon lineup isn’t already amazing, we are pumped to add another incredible speaker to the mainstage—Hoda Kotb! You may know her as the award-winning co-anchor on NBC News' TODAY show, but she’s also a bestselling author, cancer survivor, and social good advocate. Kotb joined Savannah Guthrie as co-anchor of  TODAY  in 2018—a ... more
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    A Celebration of Culture: Blackbaud Observes National Hispanic Heritage Month
    Today marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month and at Blackbaud, we want to take this opportunity to  acknowledge and honor the generations of Hispanic/Latinx Americans who have made a positive impact on the history and culture of the United States. We are excited to partner with our global employees of Spanish and Latin American de s cent to ... more
  • Amy Poehler
    Amy Poehler to join the bbcon 2020 Virtual mainstage!
    “I don’t want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things.” We’re ecstatic to announce that actress, director, producer, bestselling author, and humanitarian Amy Poehler   will join bbcon 2020 Virtual, October 6–8. Poehler charmed audiences with her unwavering sense of civic duty on Parks and Recreation , portrayed unforgettable recurring characters on Saturday Night Live , and recently directed a new feature film, Moxie , while serving as co-creator, executive producer, lead voice, or cohost on several television series . Within and beyond her expansive creative roles, she underscores the values of individualism and kindness, serving as an ambassador for the Worldwide Orphans Foundation and playing an active role in women’s issues. She cofounded and produces the award-winning online community “Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls,” which features real girls changing the world by being themselves. We’re also thrilled to announce more bbcon mainstage speakers, including:                                Marc Brackett , Ph.D                                                                            Dara Torres Author of Permission to Feel                                         F ive -Time Olympic Veteran *NEW*                                                                             *NEW* Along with: Dr. Cornel West , Professor, Philosopher, Author, and Activist Justin Dillon , award-winning entrepreneur, author and founder/CEO of FRDM Alice L. Ferris , fundraising leadership expert and founder of GoalBusters Meico Marquette Whitlock , digital and wellness coach *NEW* Kishshana Palmer , management and leadership expert And more to come! Check out the full mainstage speaker lineup, conference agenda, and sessions at . Don’t miss out— register now for free ! more
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    THE BUZZ: Lucky Numbers Edition
    In today's edition of The Buzz: - A look at what's the number 34 means - Hot topics in the Blackbaud Community - Upcoming events for the next month -And more! Please be sure to log in to the Blackbaud Community and read this latest edition of The Buzz!   more
  • Sessions + Speakers
    First Featured Speakers and 100 Session Topics for bbcon 2020 Virtual!
    bbcon 2020 Virtual is fast approaching—are you ready to expand your vision with fresh ideas and actionable inspiration? We’re thrilled to announce four new speakers, each of whom will be bringing their own insights and invaluable experience to the main stage of bbcon. Learn more about them below! Plus, we just added over 100 sessions to the bbcon ... more
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    The Buzz: Occupying My Time Edition
    In today's edition of The Buzz: - A look at what's occupying your time - Hot topics in the Blackbaud Community - Upcoming events for the next month -And more! Please be sure to log in to the Blackbaud Community and read this latest edition of The Buzz! more
  • GivingTuesday
    Resources for a Successful GivingTuesday!
    This year underscored the critical role of the social good community and also challenged every organization in unique ways. But history (and data) prove that giving is resilient, that generosity perseveres.   Every year on GivingTuesday people around the world rally behind the organizations that matter to them. As the global conversation turns ... more
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    It Takes A Community: Find the Content you Want with Bookmarks!
    You just read the most helpful advice from a fellow Blackbaud Community member in a forum post and think to yourself "I will need this information two months from now, do I really have to save this email for two months?"  The answer is no!  The Blackbaud Community has a  Bookmark Feature just for this situation!  Click the title to read more. more
  • bbcon 2020 Virtual
    bbcon 2020 Virtual registration is now OPEN and free for all!
    Registration for bbcon 2020 Virtual is now open! There are no boundaries for bbcon 2020–our virtual, global, and FREE event is taking things to a new level making it possible for everyone to get in on the bbcon experience. Get ready to be inspired and empowered as our global social good community comes together for three unforgettable days, October 6-8. ... more
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    The Buzz: Multiple Layers Edition
    In today's edition of The Buzz: - A big bbcon announcement - Hot topics in the Blackbaud Community - Upcoming events for the next several weeks Please be sure to log in to the Blackbaud Community and read this latest edition of The Buzz!   more
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    THE BUZZ: Give It Away Edition
    In this edition of the Buzz, you'll find; This week's Hot Topics in the Blackbaud Community New Upcoming Events Helpful Topics And More! So please log in to the Blackbaud Community and view this week's edition of The Buzz!   more
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    The Buzz: I Like It Like That Edition
    Good Morning Community! Are you getting the most that you possibly can out of the Blackbaud Community?  Did you know your Blackbaud Community Managers are here to help you accomplish just that?  Well, we are, and our goal is to help you get everything you possibly can from your experience in the Blackbaud Community.   more
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    It Takes a Community: How a "Like" Can Connect Us
    "I do believe in the potential of like-minded people coming together." - Mahershala Ali Click on the title of this blog to learn how clicking the Like button can build a Community. more
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    The Buzz: We're All Connected Edition
    Good Morning Community! In this week's edition of The Buzz, we touch on: Getting the most out of your connections here in Community Hot Topics in the Blackbaud Community Upcoming Events in June and July Be sure to go directly to the Blackbaud Community for all this and more!   more
  • Making Connections
    Crystal Clear: Connecting in Community
    In this edition of Crystal Clear: Connections in Community.. 1) How you can successfully grow your connections in the Blackbaud Community. 2) What about "User Groups" in Community? 3) How to use the Member section strategically to find specific members. Let's get started! more
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    The Buzz: With Honors Edition
    In this weeks episode of The Buzz: Graduation time Virtual bbcon US 2020 is FREE! Hot Topics & Upcoming events So please, click through to the Blackbaud Community and enjoy The Buzz. more
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    BBCON 2020 Virtual will be FREE to All Attendees!
    When we decided to shift bbcon 2020 to a global virtual gathering, we knew we wanted to do more than simply translate the tech conference for a better world into an online format. We wanted to reimagine the conference entirely! Because of the impacts of COVID-19, we are making bbcon 2020 Virtual FREE for all to attend October 6-8! We understand the ... more
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    The Buzz: Positive Vibrations Edition
    Welcome back to the return edition of The Buzz.  Inside this week's edition you'll find Welcome from Community Manager Ray Upcoming Blackbaud Events This Month Hot Topics in the Blackbaud Community And More! more
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    Resources for a Successful #GivingTuesdayNow Campaign
    As COVID-19 continues to alter the normalcy of life, for us all, we remain encouraged by the acts of compassion and kindness demonstrated for one another in the global community. The spirit of generosity, giving and unity is bonding us together like never before. On May 5, 2020, # GivingTuesdayNow will take place as an emergency response to the ... more
  • Earth Day 2020
    Despite COVID-19, Blackbaud Celebrates Earth Day 2020, Remotely
    Earth Day is a one-day observance celebrated around the world, annually on April 22. Each year, the Earth Day Network selects a global theme – this year the theme is Climate Action . This year will also mark the 50 th Anniversary of Earth Day. Although the unprecedented circumstances around COVID-19 has forced our employees and so many others around the ... more
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    New Community Badge: Become a Collaborator!
    Since we launched the Covid-19 forums in March, we’ve seen members come together to share best practices during this challenging time.  To honor this spirit, we were inspired to create a new badge in Community! The information below was for months March - June 2020. Going forward, check out the latest "It Takes a Community" blog in Community News to see how you can earn it for the current month. more
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    New Resource Hub for Social Good Organizations
    Blackbaud is launching a new resource hub for social good organizations to help you navigate the new CARES Act. Watch Now: new video released today from Sally Ehrenfried, Blackbaud Government Relations Leader. more
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    Blackbaud Announces New Measures of Support During COVID-19 Pandemic
    Blackbaud is announcing new measures to support customers and the global community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. VIDEO: Hear from Blackbaud's CMO and Head of Blackbaud Institute Catherine LaCour. more
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    Watch: COVID-19 Senate Bill and The Social Good Sector
    New Video: The U.S. Senate passed a $2 trillion stimulus bill to help address the #coronavirus pandemic. What does it mean for nonprofits? more