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Holly's Helpful Hints - Why Should You Have A Profile Picture In Community?

It is important to be a human in the Community (here's an example). One of the best ways to show off your human-ness (other than making up words on the fly) is to have a strong profile in the community. There are several different schools of thought when it comes to creating and managing an online profile. It's a journey to find a good balance between showcasing your personality as well as your professionalism.

Updating your profile picture can portray your humanness and share your personality.

Why profile pictures are important: 

People who ask questions in the Community that have a profile picture are more likely to get answers than people who don't have profile pictures. They're also more likely to receive friend requests to help grow their professional network. Why? Because (feel free to say this out loud):

People like to talk to other people, not robots.

Now, here's how to upload/update your profile picture:

The best place to update/upload a profile picture is your profile page. You can access your profile page by clicking on your photo icon at the top of the community or clicking on your profile picture on the MyCommunity page. c96dc65ee06f9e61ae8c958e53017506-origina
Your profile picture is quite literally your face in the Blackbaud Community. It's the image that is associated with every comment, like, and post. So choosing a profile picture that represents you is important. 

Once you've chosen a profile picture, you can upload it by clicking on the camera icon in the profile picture area.
This takes you to your photo directory in the community and opens a pop-up box where you can upload an image. We recommend you use a 252 x 252 square image for your profile picture so you don't have any weird cropping issues on the community. Once you upload your picture, confirm that the "make this my profile picture" box is checked, give the picture a title, and click "update.  If you need us to resize your photo for you, just email it to 
Congratulations! You've now successfully updated/uploaded a profile picture in the community!

Socialize with your peers by answering a question in The Tap and show off your new picture! 

Community Members, please share your tips on this topic in the comments below...

Got questions? Post them here.
Posted by Holly Herbert on Sep 14, 2017 8:30 AM America/New_York

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Here's a favorite saying:
"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands.  You need to be able to throw something back."  Maya Angelou
  • Posted Thu 30 Mar 2017 09:36 AM EDT
Great article! I did realize until now that I had not uploaded a profile picture. :) 
  • Posted Thu 30 Mar 2017 10:03 AM EDT
"Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony."
- Dennis
  • Posted Thu 30 Mar 2017 10:03 AM EDT
"One person can make a difference, and everyone should try." JFK

(My profile picture is from a hike on the Hidden Canyon trail at Zion National Park. One of my greatest accomplishments, since I am deathly afraid of heights!)
  • Posted Thu 30 Mar 2017 10:37 AM EDT
“I see your picture and in that picture I didn't see you.”
  • Posted Thu 30 Mar 2017 11:04 AM EDT
“Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.” Mark Twain
  • Posted Thu 30 Mar 2017 12:59 PM EDT
I like to reflect on this one when I'm dealing with something especially challenging:

"When you come to the edge of all you know,
And are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown,
Faith is knowing one of two things will happen:
There will be something solid to stand on,
Or you will be taught how to fly."
- Barbara J. Winters
  • Posted Thu 30 Mar 2017 03:15 PM EDT
Holly, excellent post and great point about balancing personal and professional life in our profiles. This week week my favorite quote is from W. Clement Stone. "Shoot for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star."
  • Posted Thu 30 Mar 2017 04:27 PM EDT
The secretary at my parents' church gave me this one, which was particularly fitting for the job I held at that time (years ago):
"A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part."
And I particularly like this one, which I've seen several times:
"The thing about quotes on the internet is that you cannot confirm their validity. -- Abraham Lincoln"
  • Posted Wed 05 Apr 2017 12:25 AM EDT
It is hard to be efficient and organized without annoying someone! 

I have no idea who said it but it very true
  • Posted Mon 24 Apr 2017 12:06 PM EDT