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Community Happenings: September 12th, 2017

It's time for a look at what's happening in the Blackbaud Community!
Hello Community,

These past couple of weeks have been tough. First, Harvey hit Houston and the Texas coast really hard, then Irma came along and tore up Florida and a lot of areas in the Southeast. 

Blackbaud is commited to social good, so it really has helped to work for a company that is giving back. Each employee can contribute to relief efforts and Blackbaud will match that donation. Here in Austin, we put together shelter welcome kits for Austin Disaster Relief.


We included personal notes of encouragement that will hopefully help someone going through a tough time in the aftermath of these storms.

Is your organization doing anything for disaster relief? Do you volunteer for a group that is helping out? Please tell us about it in the comments below. Thank you for everything you are doing and let's keep the help train rolling.

Here's what's happening in Community:

Sound Off:

Help us shape the future of the Blackbaud Community by taking THIS super quick 10-minute survey! Two people who complete it will be randomly selected to win a $10 Amazon gift card. We've had 250 take the survey so far - that's amazing. We'd love to hear from you!

Win, Win, Win:

We are giving away FOUR Blackbaud University Day at bbcon passes in the Community. Challenge #2 is LIVE RIGHT NOW. Complete the challenge and be entered to win. Blackbaud University Day is a full days worth of training! It's a great opportunity for anyone attending bbcon or thinking about attending.

Tip-off is happening in the following spaces this month: FENXT, RENXT, and SKYAPI. Read more about TIP-OFF HERE. By submitting your tips in these product areas, you can earn points and show off your product expertise. The top tips will be compiled into a blog!

Altru users - you can win a $25 gift card by participating in this month's Spotlight on Altru: Program Management and Configuration. Leave your best tip/trick HERE in Community to be entered. 

Stay Informed:

Altru vs eTapestry: What Product is right for you? Check out THIS blog in Community if you are considering making the move to Altru from eTapestry.

Pumpkin.. everything!

We only made it until September before "pumpkin" made it into a blog post title. Check out "Pumpkin Chimeneas and Fall Fundraising" in the Raiser's Edge NXT Community.


Great segue to..... Game of Thrones! Fans rejoice as Matt Connell, instructor extraordinaire, wrote two blogs just for you:

Top Raiser's Edge Tools for Game of Thrones Fans
Top Altru Tools for Game of Thrones Fans

Everyone please go to Matt's page and thank him for these. He really outdid himself!

I, personally, challenge Joshua Bekerman, our current Community "Maester" to one-up these blogs. Josh, you up for the challenge? Go to his page and let him know that he's been called out. I want to see a great Game of Thrones related blog from him. laugh

Thanks everyone!

Crystal Bruce
Community Manager
Posted by Crystal Bruce on Sep 12, 2017 4:40 PM America/New_York

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