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It's Time To Spring Into Action!

We invite you to Spring into Action ... and win! Spring is in full swing and we are kicking off our latest contest in the Blackbaud Community!

It's called "Spring into Action" and it's a chance for you to win an Amazon Echo.
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The contest is a series of five challenges. You must complete each challenge in the alloted time frame in order to be entered to win. 

Challenge #1 (April 17th - April 28th):

Your FIRST challenge will be to complete/update your profile page!

You can find your My Profile page under community.blackbaud.com/mycommunity or at the top of your page (click on your pic.)

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1) Update your profile picture. (Do you have a spring pic you can use? You can change it out!)
2) Pick your nonprofit/vertical, customer status, years using Blackbaud Product(s).
3) Write your bio!

(If you've already completed these steps.. first, thank you - you rock! Change your profile pic or update your bio.)

Check out Holly's Helpful Hints for tips on creating a rockstar profile!
Part One: Uploading an Awesome Profile Picture
Part Two: Writing a Community Bio
Part Three: Selecting Your Product

After you've updated your profile (Challenge #1) - you'll move on to challenge #2! 

Here's when you can expect to see the challenges in your COMMUNITY INBOX:

Challenge #2: Monday, May 1st
Deadline: Friday, May 5th
 
Challenge #3: Monday, May 8th
Deadline: Friday, May 12th

Challenge #4: Monday, May 15th
Deadline: Friday, May 19th

Challenge #5: Monday, May 22nd.
Deadline: Friday, May 26th

The winner of the Amazon Echo will be drawn from everyone who completes ALL FIVE challenges. Are you going to play? Leave a comment below and let us know. Good luck!!!

For complete contest rules - check out the contest page.
Posted by Crystal Bruce on Apr 17, 2017 9:30 AM America/New_York

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Not a bad photo for a Monday!
 
  • Posted Mon 17 Apr 2017 10:30 AM EDT
Thanks for Some Monday fun!
  • Posted Mon 17 Apr 2017 10:34 AM EDT
Done and done :)
  • Posted Mon 17 Apr 2017 10:49 AM EDT
Bio and new photo added!
  • Posted Mon 17 Apr 2017 10:53 AM EDT
Looking forward to reading all the new bios!
  • Posted Mon 17 Apr 2017 11:03 AM EDT
Done!
  • Posted Mon 17 Apr 2017 11:04 AM EDT
Challenge accepted!
  • Posted Mon 17 Apr 2017 11:20 AM EDT
I'm in!  Sounds like fun.
 
  • Posted Mon 17 Apr 2017 11:28 AM EDT
I'm in :)
  • Posted Mon 17 Apr 2017 11:41 AM EDT
Updated bio and uploaded a new photo.
  • Posted Mon 17 Apr 2017 12:29 PM EDT
Here we go!
  • Posted Mon 17 Apr 2017 12:39 PM EDT
I'm in!!!
  • Posted Mon 17 Apr 2017 02:28 PM EDT
I'm joining in on the fun! As a new community member I'm super excited to engage in these challenges to learn more about how to use the community effectively! 
  • Posted Mon 17 Apr 2017 03:23 PM EDT
Sounds like fun!
 
  • Posted Mon 17 Apr 2017 03:32 PM EDT
I'll play!
  • Posted Mon 17 Apr 2017 04:29 PM EDT
Done! My pic is actually my rock star pic. :) Well, close enough. I know, I have sunglasses on, but, it's the most recent one, and I don't do selfies.
  • Posted Mon 17 Apr 2017 05:57 PM EDT
So glad you suggested changing the profile pic -- I didn't realize how old mine was! ;-)
  • Posted Tue 18 Apr 2017 08:30 AM EDT
Excited for this challenge! Just completed my profile.
  • Posted Tue 18 Apr 2017 09:28 AM EDT
New bio and updated pic! 
  • Posted Tue 18 Apr 2017 10:07 AM EDT
I have added a new picture and a bio!  I look forward to the other upcoming challeges!
  • Posted Tue 18 Apr 2017 10:35 AM EDT
photo updated, I love these challenges!
  • Posted Tue 18 Apr 2017 10:48 AM EDT
Done! Eagerly awaing challenge two!
  • Posted Tue 18 Apr 2017 11:04 AM EDT
Sounds good! I'm all up to date. 
  • Posted Tue 18 Apr 2017 11:23 AM EDT
This looks fun!
  • Posted Tue 18 Apr 2017 01:38 PM EDT
done
 
  • Posted Tue 18 Apr 2017 02:37 PM EDT
New photo and added a bio. 
  • Posted Tue 18 Apr 2017 03:05 PM EDT
Not a real "spring" photo but definitely a more recent one! Looking forward to the rest of the challenges!
  • Posted Tue 18 Apr 2017 03:54 PM EDT
Fun!!
  • Posted Wed 19 Apr 2017 08:42 AM EDT
Yes! "Alexa, how many days until bbcon 2017?"
  • Posted Wed 19 Apr 2017 09:40 AM EDT
Woot woot - love these fun challenges that help us get to know one another!
  • Posted Thu 20 Apr 2017 08:26 AM EDT
done! excited!
  • Posted Thu 20 Apr 2017 09:57 AM EDT
Having fun stalking everyone who has updated their Bio!
  • Posted Thu 20 Apr 2017 10:55 AM EDT
This spring challenge is a nice break from our event craziness the next couple of months!
  • Posted Thu 20 Apr 2017 04:53 PM EDT
I'm in! Just finished my 1st Challenge! Looking forward to the next! Thanks E-tapestry! :) 
  • Posted Thu 20 Apr 2017 05:10 PM EDT
Done!
  • Posted Thu 20 Apr 2017 05:14 PM EDT
DONE:)
 
  • Posted Thu 20 Apr 2017 05:33 PM EDT
Went retro with BW photo
  • Posted Thu 20 Apr 2017 05:41 PM EDT
Photo updated!
  • Posted Thu 20 Apr 2017 06:02 PM EDT
It's nice to see everyone's new photos and bios!
  • Posted Fri 21 Apr 2017 09:07 AM EDT
Added new photo and updated bio :)
  • Posted Fri 21 Apr 2017 09:29 AM EDT
Profile picture updated! My favorite prickly pear cactus at the Garden: Santa Rita Prickly Pear- purple cactus with yellow flowers. They have been blooming like crazy here lately!
  • Posted Fri 21 Apr 2017 12:08 PM EDT
I'm in. 
  • Posted Fri 21 Apr 2017 02:04 PM EDT
I prefer to be behind the camera, but I will finally post some sort of pic :).
  • Posted Fri 21 Apr 2017 02:38 PM EDT
Done!
  • Posted Fri 21 Apr 2017 03:10 PM EDT
Thank you for another fun set of challenges!
  • Posted Fri 21 Apr 2017 04:30 PM EDT
Done :)
  • Posted Mon 24 Apr 2017 09:52 AM EDT
Updated and ready for the next challenge!
  • Posted Mon 24 Apr 2017 11:46 AM EDT
Funday - Monday. :)
  • Posted Mon 24 Apr 2017 11:59 AM EDT
Updated my bio! Sounds like a fun contest!
  • Posted Mon 24 Apr 2017 12:09 PM EDT
I plan on playing, but sometimes don't have time during the work week!
  • Posted Mon 24 Apr 2017 12:10 PM EDT
This should be fun!
  • Posted Mon 24 Apr 2017 12:25 PM EDT
Thanks for the incentive to start checking things off my to-do list!
  • Posted Mon 24 Apr 2017 12:28 PM EDT
I'm in.
  • Posted Mon 24 Apr 2017 12:34 PM EDT
Thanks for the tips, I've updated my bio!
 
  • Posted Mon 24 Apr 2017 12:40 PM EDT
New photo and bio updated...maybe I can add some more later :)
  • Posted Mon 24 Apr 2017 01:21 PM EDT
Updated my bio! I need a new photo, too... have to work on that part.
  • Posted Mon 24 Apr 2017 01:53 PM EDT
Alexa . . . I'm in. Best of luck everyone.
  • Posted Mon 24 Apr 2017 02:54 PM EDT
Done :)
  • Posted Mon 24 Apr 2017 03:00 PM EDT
I'm in!  I love to win!
  • Posted Mon 24 Apr 2017 04:17 PM EDT
Springing forward!!
  • Posted Tue 25 Apr 2017 10:27 AM EDT
Done.
  • Posted Tue 25 Apr 2017 10:53 AM EDT
Done x3
  • Posted Tue 25 Apr 2017 01:52 PM EDT
Done!
  • Posted Wed 26 Apr 2017 09:44 AM EDT
I don't usually get involved in blogs, communities and such.  But, hey, there's a first time for everything, so I took the Challenge #1. ;)  Y'all have a GRAND day!
  • Posted Wed 26 Apr 2017 10:46 AM EDT
I'm up for the challenge!
  • Posted Wed 26 Apr 2017 11:08 AM EDT
Challenge #1 completed. Can't wait to see the other challenges. :)
  • Posted Wed 26 Apr 2017 11:11 AM EDT
Count me in! I'm playing!
  • Posted Thu 27 Apr 2017 03:06 PM EDT
Done and done!
  • Posted Fri 28 Apr 2017 11:57 AM EDT
Challenge 1 complete!
  • Posted Fri 28 Apr 2017 12:25 PM EDT
Gotta be in it to win it!  :)
 
  • Posted Fri 28 Apr 2017 01:00 PM EDT
Congrats to everyone who made it to round 2! I sent the new challenge this morning. If you updated your profile and didn't get an email from me in your Community inbox, let me know! crystal.bruce@blackbaud.com. Round two... here we go!
  • Posted Mon 01 May 2017 10:29 AM EDT
You have until Friday (tomorrow) to complete Challenge #2! It is in your Community inbox. Let me know if you don't see it!
  • Posted Thu 04 May 2017 11:07 AM EDT
Updated my profile today! I updated to a picture of me in Hawaii (where I went for a 2 week vacation I just got back from :P) Will Challenge two be sent to me now?
  • Posted Thu 04 May 2017 02:57 PM EDT
How do we know how close we are to meeting challenge 2? Does it show on our profile?
  • Posted Fri 05 May 2017 10:46 AM EDT
I'm wondering the same about tracking our likes for Challenge #2. :)
 
  • Posted Fri 05 May 2017 11:56 AM EDT
If you sent updated your bio (challenge #1) and sent your likes (challenge #2) in Community - challenge #3 is now in your Community inbox! You have until Friday May 12th at 5pm est to complete the challenge. If you don't see the challenge, but think you should email me crystal.bruce@blackbaud.com. Good luck!
  • Posted Mon 08 May 2017 10:45 AM EDT
Not sure I did all 5?
Who won???
  • Posted Wed 31 May 2017 07:02 AM EDT
Update: Thanks to everyone who participated in Spring into Action. You have fresh, awesome new bios, you've made connections, you've shared the love by liking things in Community and you've helped us by answering a best practice poll. This challenge was SO fun for us, we hope you enjoyed it too. That said, we do have a winner.....

Congratulations Karen Tuecke! I'll make the formal announcement on Monday. Stay tuned for more giveaways in Community!
  • Posted Fri 02 Jun 2017 05:19 PM EDT

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