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Community Happenings: April 11 2017

Hello favorite Community! I’m back from San Diego after finishing my first professional presentation. While I’ve done public speaking before, it was my first community management subject matter expert presentation.
I make that distinction since I figure being a zombie subject matter expert doesn’t count for your career. What a shame.
Even now a part of my brain keeps going “Wait, you’re talking about me? That's not right.” Yet last week showed me that I can confidently and concisely discuss community management. 

Also, subject matter expert aligns with my initials – SME. Coincidence? I think not. 1b7ee75f2a5e9c019f0ccc5f7362dbbc-huge-ch
Each of you here in the Community is also a subject matter expert – whether it’s queries, reports, or payroll. Keep sharing with your fellow members and become a leader. Who knows - maybe you’ll find yourself speaking at bbcon!
Let’s get to what’s happening in the Community:
Make an Appearance
  • Join us on April 12 at 1 PM EST for this month’s Raiser’s Edge Live Chat about Events.
  • The Online Express Adoption Program is back with Email Marketing 101 teaching you how to make beautiful & mobile friendly emails.
Stay Informed Get Involved
  • The Blackbaud Community Tip-Off is happening right now for Altru & Financial Edge. Share your tips & tricks and boost your community authority level.
  • Make sure to take our Best Practices poll as we revamp your Best Practices Community experience.
After a quick Google search - let’s have a little fun! Guess my middle name or tell me what you’re an expert in for a chance for a fun prize from yours truly. Bonus points if you also have the same middle name.
Alright favorite Community, that’s it for now. See you next week! 
Posted by Shannon Emery on Apr 11, 2017 6:00 AM America/New_York

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Hi! When trying to look at some of the training central resources shown on the web view and database view comparison chart, I just receive a you cannot access these resources message. I'm logging in from Australia. Could that be the issue? It would be great to be able to view these.  Thanks, Chris
  • Posted Tue 11 Apr 2017 07:57 AM EDT
Hi Christine,
I'd encourage you to post this question in the NXT Community. Our training team and our product team help monitor that space and will be able to help you.

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  • Posted Tue 11 Apr 2017 10:24 AM EDT
No time to search - I'm going to guess Marie. I'm an expert in Pivot Reports, or at least I'm a really big fan.
  • Posted Tue 11 Apr 2017 11:37 AM EDT
I'll make a guess...  Mary (my mom's middle name).
I could say I'm an expert in asking too many questions (once had a supervisor say he should hire someone just to field my questions).  But I usually find that when I don't ask, something goes wrong.  =)
  • Posted Tue 11 Apr 2017 11:41 AM EDT
It is indeed Marie! Sunshine, you're the official winner of the contest. My name actually rhymes - it's kind of odd but we can thank Dad for that one. 

However, I think Jen just gave me a new life goal. Ask all the questions! I wonder what my manager would do with that one. I'll give it a whirl this week.

To each of you - a fabulous prize! Keep an eye out :) 
  • Posted Wed 12 Apr 2017 09:35 AM EDT