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It's Time For Badge Quest!

Dust off that brown fedora and leave your 20-sided die at home.. it's time for Badge Quest!
 
We've scoured ancient scrolls for worthy challenges and if you complete them a treasure trove of new badges awaits.

Badges.. oh, and did we mention a $100 prize*? 

Badge Quest is made up of a series of three monthly quests, each with challenges around our new badges and some that you may not have yet.

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If you complete the challenges & earn the badges, click the "Button of the All Knowing" on the contest page and you'll be entered to win.

Three monthly quests = three chances to win!

At the end of Badge Quest, everyone who participated will be rewarded with a rare Community badge. One you may or may not see depending on your ability to see ninjas!
 
>>>>>>You'll want to visit the CONTEST PAGE to read more about Badge Quest and get your first set of challenges -- which we've dubbed, "Chamber of Badges."<<<<<<<

This blog will be the place to ask questions if you have any about the contest. We've tried to make it as easy as possible, while still making it fun and challenging.

But, wait... THERE'S MORE!

We now have new points based badges. Visionary is no longer the cream of the crop, now... you can rise to the title of Community "Legend!" 

On the beginner's side, we have added the Community "Rookie" badge which is now attainable at just 200 points. 

Consult our guide: "How to Earn Points in Community" to find out how you can earn these new points based badges!

If you are going to play let us know in the comments below.

Ready? Set? .... BADGE QUEST!

*$100 prize is only valid where it is allowed by law. For complete contest rules - click HERE.
Posted by Crystal Bruce on Apr 3, 2018 10:00 AM America/New_York

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Fun! Count me in :)
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 10:31 AM EDT
I have a question regarding where to see my participant badge - I've updated my profile photo but I don't see the participant badge on my profile. Is it located somewhere special that I can't see?
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 10:31 AM EDT
In ready for the quest. 
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 10:35 AM EDT
You got it, Lia! 
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 10:40 AM EDT
Maybe I'll attempt this one! 
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 10:42 AM EDT
Sounds fun!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 10:52 AM EDT
Ready!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 11:05 AM EDT
Sounds like fun!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 11:06 AM EDT
I'm IN!!!!
 
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 11:19 AM EDT
I'm ready to go on an adventure. 
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 11:21 AM EDT
Looking forward to this one!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 11:30 AM EDT
OMG - Of course I'm in :)
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 11:34 AM EDT
This sounds great!  Also, how do I claim my bCRE Pro badge?  Not sure how I missed that along the way!
 
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 11:37 AM EDT
New polls have been added for all of you "Pollster" badge seekers!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 11:44 AM EDT
How did you know I have a brown fedora and 20-sided die? I'm in.
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 11:45 AM EDT
I'm in!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 11:45 AM EDT
Count me in!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 11:51 AM EDT
I did the first quest, but nothing happened with the Badge
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 11:58 AM EDT
I haven't seen a Poll around the community since I've joined, where would we even find those?
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 12:00 PM EDT
I loves me a contest
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 12:06 PM EDT
Woot!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 12:06 PM EDT
I'm in!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 12:10 PM EDT
I'm willing to give it a try!  Happy Spring!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 12:15 PM EDT
I do not understand how to use this area.  Are there any lessons on how this works.  What is a poll?  
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 12:16 PM EDT
Question:  I see a badge that should be appearing on my profile, according to the definition of it, but it is not there.  How do we ask about that and get them investigated?
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 12:22 PM EDT
Sound like fun! I'm ready.
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 12:23 PM EDT
Ready....set......go!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 12:24 PM EDT
Thanks, Crystal!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 12:30 PM EDT
Looks like a great way to explore the community!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 12:32 PM EDT
A wise mage appears with a clue to your quest. "Psssst," he says. "There is a poll in best practices, but also spread through product communities." https://community.blackbaud.com/blackbaudbestpractices
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 12:32 PM EDT
I'm in
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 12:32 PM EDT
Let's go!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 12:37 PM EDT
Fun! What a great way to engage everyone!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 12:39 PM EDT
Sounds fun, I'll join!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 12:40 PM EDT
So silly. But I'm in!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 12:41 PM EDT
Looking forward to this!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 01:00 PM EDT
I'll try it! :)
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 01:06 PM EDT
yay! 
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 01:10 PM EDT
What a fun idea!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 01:15 PM EDT
Sounds like fun.  I also would like to know how to claim the bCRE-Pro badge.
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 01:23 PM EDT
I'm in :)
 
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 01:25 PM EDT
Brand-spanking new to RE. 
Always up for a challenge.
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 01:34 PM EDT
Sounds fun  :)
 
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 01:39 PM EDT
Fun, I'll give it a go!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 01:50 PM EDT
Do I HAVE to leave my 20 sided die at home?  It's my lucky die!  I carry it everywhere.  
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 02:09 PM EDT
Sounds like fun, a chance to have a change of pace
 
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 02:10 PM EDT
"Dust off that brown fedora and leave your 20-sided die at home.." Just so you know, my coworkers and I love this.
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 02:23 PM EDT
This sounds fun!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 02:33 PM EDT
I'm in! 
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 02:36 PM EDT
Maybe . . . When do y'all have time for this?
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 02:43 PM EDT
I'm in.
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 03:01 PM EDT
Sure, I'll do it!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 03:05 PM EDT
Woot, woot, 3 badges and working on more. Badge Quest here I come.
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 03:14 PM EDT
I'm in!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 04:00 PM EDT
In it to win it!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 04:49 PM EDT
Thanks for putting this together
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 05:36 PM EDT
<raises hand> Ooh! Ooh! Me! I'll play! I'll play! Pick me!
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 06:41 PM EDT
I'm going to give this one a try!
 
  • Posted Wed 04 Apr 2018 08:36 AM EDT
This is fun :)
  • Posted Wed 04 Apr 2018 09:30 AM EDT
This sounds fun!
  • Posted Wed 04 Apr 2018 09:33 AM EDT
Giving it a go!
  • Posted Wed 04 Apr 2018 10:25 AM EDT
Should be fun!
  • Posted Wed 04 Apr 2018 10:39 AM EDT
Started yesterday!! Very engaging so far and fun!
  • Posted Wed 04 Apr 2018 11:15 AM EDT
Not open to me and my fellow Canadians, but I'm going to go ahead and play along anyway. Earning badges is *almost* as satisfying as the prize. Good luck everyone!
  • Posted Wed 04 Apr 2018 11:58 AM EDT
I'm in ;)
 
  • Posted Thu 05 Apr 2018 07:58 AM EDT
:)
  • Posted Thu 05 Apr 2018 11:18 AM EDT
count me in!
  • Posted Thu 05 Apr 2018 12:52 PM EDT
Sounds great1
  • Posted Thu 05 Apr 2018 01:53 PM EDT
I'm in!
  • Posted Thu 05 Apr 2018 02:07 PM EDT
Okay, I'm definitely in. I even think I have the badges I need; however, I would like to know where to look for the polls so I can start participating in more of them. Help please! :)
  • Posted Thu 05 Apr 2018 02:26 PM EDT
looks fun
  • Posted Thu 05 Apr 2018 03:32 PM EDT
This sounds like a fun quest.....I'm in!  I've already started collecting badges!  Plus, I re-certifed my Raiser's Edge 2018 Fundamentals today!
  • Posted Thu 05 Apr 2018 03:46 PM EDT
THINE FIRST QUEST HAS BEEN COMPLETED!  WHAT HAST THOU IN STORETH FOR ME IN THINE NEXT CHALLENGE?!

...Did I say that correctly?
  • Posted Thu 05 Apr 2018 04:20 PM EDT
@Jose - Yes, thy did sayeth that correcteth!
  • Posted Thu 05 Apr 2018 04:22 PM EDT
Exciting!  Ok, I'll grab some badges.  
  • Posted Fri 06 Apr 2018 10:50 AM EDT
It's really great to see so many people who work with your products come together!
  • Posted Fri 06 Apr 2018 12:55 PM EDT
Done! It's nice to take a break for a bit and connect with some awesome people!
  • Posted Fri 06 Apr 2018 01:10 PM EDT
Sounds like fun, but some of these I think I should already have...  Do you lose badges after a time or is there a limit to the number of badges you can have at any one time?  I know I've commented on blogs before, I have a profile picture, I've written on walls before (that's commenting on a profile page, right?), I took several polls as part of a previous challenge, and I've invited folks to join the Community.  Or is it only actions taken after that particular badge is created/available?

UPDATE:  It appears that when you take another action (i.e. I commented on this blog), the badge will show up and include past actions (mine says 20+).  
  • Posted Fri 06 Apr 2018 07:32 PM EDT
Great point, Jen! Yes, it counts actions retroactively, so if you are active in the Community already - you just take the actions and your badge will appear and include all of your past actions!
  • Posted Mon 09 Apr 2018 11:16 AM EDT
Sounds fun! Thanks for setting this up.
  • Posted Mon 09 Apr 2018 01:44 PM EDT
i'm in! Sounds like fun! 
  • Posted Mon 09 Apr 2018 02:37 PM EDT
yes, I'm ready.....count me in as well!
  • Posted Mon 09 Apr 2018 04:50 PM EDT
New side quest coming tomorrow!
  • Posted Mon 09 Apr 2018 05:05 PM EDT
I'm in. Let's see wht we can do!
 
  • Posted Mon 09 Apr 2018 05:08 PM EDT
Maybe I am missing something. I thought I completed everything, but when I click the button of all knowing, my profile does not show up. Am I doing something wrong??
  • Posted Mon 09 Apr 2018 05:32 PM EDT
Hey Karen, I see your profile :-)
  • Posted Mon 09 Apr 2018 06:26 PM EDT
Im in
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 09:34 AM EDT
I'm in!
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 09:39 AM EDT
I'm in!
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 09:52 AM EDT
If it's not too late, I'm in!
 
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 10:18 AM EDT
Fun!
 
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 10:29 AM EDT
I'm in.
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 11:16 AM EDT
me too
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 12:02 PM EDT
Commenting here is a badge
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 01:23 PM EDT
I would like to play as a beginner.... or rookie.   We only have RE at our company.
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 01:27 PM EDT
..
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 01:28 PM EDT
Looking forward to the challenge of navigating around and learning new things!
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 02:53 PM EDT
can't find the button to get badge
 
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 04:31 PM EDT
Ooo I'm halfway there already!
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 04:47 PM EDT
I'm in!
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 05:24 PM EDT
Hi Crystal,

My team and I attended Community Walk Through but did not see an opportunity to get the badge-can you help?  Looks like it is called Globetrotter.

Thanks
  • Posted Wed 11 Apr 2018 09:40 AM EDT
This was fun!
  • Posted Wed 11 Apr 2018 10:16 AM EDT
Apologies if I missed the answer in the comments, but how can we participate in a Community Walkthrough? Thank you!!
  • Posted Wed 11 Apr 2018 10:19 AM EDT
Community walkthroughs are coming soon! Once we launch our next one (date tbd), we'll award the Globetrotter badge. :-)
  • Posted Wed 11 Apr 2018 10:28 AM EDT
Thank you, Crystal!
  • Posted Wed 11 Apr 2018 10:47 AM EDT
I am in.
  • Posted Wed 11 Apr 2018 11:00 AM EDT
I'll try this out. I'm new at this.
  • Posted Wed 11 Apr 2018 11:00 AM EDT
Count me in! I am new and not sure about this.
  • Posted Thu 12 Apr 2018 09:07 AM EDT
This is awesome!
 
  • Posted Fri 13 Apr 2018 01:48 PM EDT
This is fun
  • Posted Mon 16 Apr 2018 02:23 PM EDT
Fun!  I'm in.
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 10:27 AM EDT
I"m on it!
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 10:36 AM EDT
A little late to the party, but I plan to check it out.
 
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 10:46 AM EDT
Not open to me and my fellow Canadians, but I'm going to go ahead and play along anyway.
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 11:27 AM EDT
I'll give it a try!
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 11:42 AM EDT
Sounds like fun to me!
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 11:59 AM EDT
I'm in.  And I looked at my profile but am not seeing two badges that I believe I should already have based on the definitions.  What do I need to do to achieve those?
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 11:59 AM EDT
I'm in it to win it. LOL. 
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 12:01 PM EDT
I'm in!
 
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 12:44 PM EDT
Sure! Why Not!
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 01:59 PM EDT
great. i.m in
 
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 02:01 PM EDT
Count me in on the quest!
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 03:20 PM EDT
Let's give it a go!
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 05:41 PM EDT
Hi! I'm new to the community and looking forward to participating.
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 06:38 PM EDT
I'm joining a little late...but I'm still optimistic.
:)
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 09:35 PM EDT
ready for the challenge!!  I love contests!!!
  • Posted Wed 18 Apr 2018 06:49 AM EDT
Very confused - I have done the actions required for several of the badges (e.g. polls and profile pic) today and can't see any more badges - where do you see whether you have them?!
  • Posted Wed 18 Apr 2018 10:26 AM EDT
  • Posted Thu 19 Apr 2018 04:53 PM EDT
Too neat!
  • Posted Fri 20 Apr 2018 02:23 PM EDT
I'm in!  I need to start re-earning my badges!
  • Posted Fri 20 Apr 2018 02:52 PM EDT
ready set go!
 
  • Posted Fri 20 Apr 2018 04:29 PM EDT
:)
  • Posted Mon 23 Apr 2018 09:51 AM EDT
This has been a fun way to get to know the workings of the Community a little better! I'm still working on easy navigation, but maybe by the end of the quest I'll be a pro!
  • Posted Mon 23 Apr 2018 04:16 PM EDT
I'm in too - just looking around and trying to figure how to get the Energizer badge...
Also, I passed the Fundamentals exam recently for Raiser's Edge - but I don't know how to update that status on my profile/account...help?  Please?

Thanks all!

~Terri
  • Posted Mon 23 Apr 2018 06:54 PM EDT
I'm in!
 
  • Posted Tue 24 Apr 2018 09:33 AM EDT
Great way to encourage participation by new community members. Count me in!
  • Posted Thu 26 Apr 2018 05:31 PM EDT
The second quest has already started! :D
  • Posted Mon 30 Apr 2018 10:31 AM EDT
SECOND QUEST IS LIVE, Y'ALL!
  • Posted Mon 30 Apr 2018 11:09 AM EDT
Love the Badge Quest idea!
 
  • Posted Mon 30 Apr 2018 12:43 PM EDT
Congratulations to our first $100 gift card winner, Janet Paddock! Here is her profile if you'd like to leave her a congrats! https://community.blackbaud.com/profile/45260  

We are in the middle of quest two! Hope everyone is playing. It's a new chance to win!
  • Posted Fri 04 May 2018 10:06 AM EDT
WOOHOO! Badge Quests! Love this game! 
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 12:09 PM EDT
I'll give a try!
  • Posted Thu 10 May 2018 05:45 PM EDT
This has been such a great idea. Kudos to the team who created this brainchild. 
  • Posted Thu 31 May 2018 09:43 AM EDT
Oops, waited too long, now I have to catch up!
  • Posted Fri 01 Jun 2018 03:11 PM EDT
I'm hoping to complete the second quest as well. I loved meeting new users on the site.
  • Posted Fri 01 Jun 2018 03:19 PM EDT
All I need are blog comments and I get to be a Ninja! I think I've already found all of the places that I could make a comment that actually contributes to the conversation. I'm hoping just a few more fake comments gets me where I need to be. :)
  • Posted Wed 06 Jun 2018 02:38 PM EDT
Giving it a try (even though I'm really late)
  • Posted Thu 07 Jun 2018 03:09 PM EDT
So fun! Thanks!
  • Posted Thu 14 Jun 2018 01:59 PM EDT

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