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Chamber Of Badges: Side Quest!

Seven days has lapsed since the last quest was bestowed upon you! Are you ready for a side quest?? If you still haven't started Badge Quest - JUMP ON IN!

We are giving away an extra entry into the $100 Amazon gift card giveaway (*where permitted by law) this week and all you have to do is make friends with your fellow Badge Quest adventurers!

Check out the contest page HERE and at the bottom those who have completed Quest One are listed along with links to their profile. You can friend every single one of the adventurers and start building your connections. By gaining just one new friend in Community, you'll earn a Connector Badge and an extra entry. Feel free to friend them all!

It's great to have as many connections as you can in this Community, they will help guide you.. not only in your quest, but also with your product(s)/services. No one wants to journey alone!

If you made a new friend - let us know in the comments below.

Bonus: I'll award you 50 extra points which will go towards your Community points badge ... IF you can tell us one fun fact about your new connection. You can help them out by updating your bio on your profile page! Include an interesting fact about yourself and see who finds it.

Ready, set... SIDE QUEST!
Posted by Crystal Bruce on Apr 10, 2018 9:00 AM America/New_York

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Sage Evans is my new friend. And in our personal chat back and forth, I learned she has never been to the Mutter Museum of Meidcal Oddities in Philly. 
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 09:13 AM EDT
I haven't either, Jennifer, but that sounds like my kind of museum!
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 09:18 AM EDT
Lisa Bol is my new friend! Wow, she was adopted from South Korea and grew up in Grand Rapids, and eventually fulfilled her dream of working at a zoo. Love love love how people tell us cool things on the Blackbaud Community!
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 09:35 AM EDT
Mary Zieten is my new friend, and like me, she is owned by five fabulous felines! =^..^=
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 09:55 AM EDT
I am all about the side quests!  Lia Wilson already mentioned me, so can I mention her?  I love the kitty people, and people who help kitties are even more my favorite.  :)
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 09:56 AM EDT
New friends with Lia Wilson and Mary Zieten - both of whom are cat people, while I'm horribly allergic :)
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 10:03 AM EDT
My new friend, Stephen Burchett loves tinkering with things - databases, computers, vintage cars, antique electronics and vacuums.
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 10:19 AM EDT
Hi Crystal
I am trying to see where I can check off the connections I've made to add badges for badge quest but nothing links me to anything. Can you help?
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 10:43 AM EDT
My new friend Jason Guan can do an impression of Big Fat Albert's "Hey, Hey, Hey"! If only we could get that on a video link somewhere... haha.
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 10:50 AM EDT
Connected with another BlackBaud user, Samuel Meinders. I've learned a few fun facts about him. The one that caught my attention was that he convinced his friends to skydived, which is something that I am trying to do on my end. Maybe, he can give me some tips. :)
 
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 10:53 AM EDT
Just out of curiosity. is this open to Blackbaud users in the UK too? 
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 11:17 AM EDT
Jayne O'Leary is my new friend. Fun fact: She is a Boston Bruins fan!
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 11:18 AM EDT
Steven Cinquegrana and I have connected.  I learned that Steven is in Australia!  I've always wanted to visit.
 
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 11:29 AM EDT
Lia Wilson and I also just became connections! She let me know that she loves manatees, so we have that in common!
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 11:41 AM EDT
My newest connection is Jayme Klein and I found out she works in my home county in Jersey.  Now I live on the West coast but we visit each others states for vacation :)
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 11:43 AM EDT
Lia Wilson and I just became friends. I learned that the little cat in her profile picture is one of her 5 cats and his name is Hugo!
 
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 12:03 PM EDT
I have made new friends this morning...Fun Fact:  Alex J likes manatees, grilled cheese, and cats.  :)
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 12:14 PM EDT
I connected with Sunshine Watson, she's from Phoenix, Arizona!
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 12:21 PM EDT
My new friend Lia Wilson is a cat person like me! :) Have to definitely update my profil pic to my fur baby - Lil' Chunks! :) 
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 12:43 PM EDT
This is my making my Community Manager heart SO happy!
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 12:45 PM EDT
Sarah Doering is a new connection for me. Sarah works at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and they actually have a license plate connected with them in Texas! It's gorgeous and fascinates the heck out of me. Check it out: https://www.wildflower.org/donate/licenseplate
 
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 01:11 PM EDT
Alex Jays makes a great grilled cheese sandwich.
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 01:23 PM EDT
One of my new friends name is Sunshine - what a great name! She is from Phoenix, Arizona. She helps facilitate the local Raiser's Edge User's group.
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 01:28 PM EDT
Crystal is my new friend! Hi Crystal! She is always looking for a new adventure.
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 01:30 PM EDT
Claudia Sauers is my new friend in the Blackbaud Community. Claudia shared with me that she can snap her toes like most people can snap their fingers, she doesn't quite remember how or why she figured that out but now we all know ;-) I'm thinking this is probably pretty handy when ones hands are full! Thanks Claudia!
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 01:36 PM EDT
Lia Wilson is a new connection for me.  With 5 cats, she's got my 3 cat household beat.  Cats are really the best ice breakers!  
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 02:17 PM EDT
I connected with Samuel Meinders. He is a certified Personal Trainer who enjoys country music and dirt bikes.
 
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 02:21 PM EDT
Just became friends with Heather MacKenzie. Wow, she knows a lot about Blackbaud products, especially Raiser's Edge. She has the "Leader" and "Pro" badges. I know who I can learn from:). 
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 02:38 PM EDT
I made a new connection with Lia Wilson and learned that we share binge watching Doctor Who in our spare time. It's also awesome that she also volunteers her time outside of work at Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic making a difference in a completely differenct sector than the once she works in!
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 02:43 PM EDT
Today I met Marie Stark. She works for a Children's Hospital Foundation in Miami, Florida. A fun fact about Marie is she has a little lovebird named Bilbo Birdkins. He is of course named after Bilbo Baggins from the Hobbit. What Marie doesn't know, until she reads this is the Hobbit is one of my favorite books!
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 03:47 PM EDT
Lots and lots of new friends today-one being Shannon Emery, who is coordinating efforts to eliminate excessive emails, aka Operation Inbox Zero (something from which we can all benefit!). 
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 05:24 PM EDT
My new friend is Laura Canada and she moved from cold Minnesota to warm Texas
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 05:53 PM EDT
Today I got lots of new friends! From reading the comments, I learned that Sunshine Watson is a Hello Kitty fan as well.
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 08:09 PM EDT
Connected with Rachel Kave, who makes the Community her first stop each morning...just like I like to do (although recently, that hasn't been possible)!
  • Posted Wed 11 Apr 2018 09:16 AM EDT
Mary Zieten is a new connection of mine - we discussed an excellent subversive cross stitch pattern. :)
  • Posted Wed 11 Apr 2018 09:17 AM EDT
I learned Aubrie Wright, while living and working in California, is from Central NJ.
  • Posted Wed 11 Apr 2018 09:59 AM EDT
I connected with Rebecca GIlliam!  She once dressed up as Miss Frizzle for supporting programming for a museum exhibit.  Fun!
  • Posted Wed 11 Apr 2018 03:42 PM EDT
Until she relocated, Aubrie Wright used to live right in my neck of the woods!
  • Posted Wed 11 Apr 2018 04:07 PM EDT
Sam Meinders enjoys country music and dirtbikes. 
  • Posted Wed 11 Apr 2018 04:15 PM EDT
My new friend is Susan Chomsky! She works for a food rescue agency in Michigan that is doing some really awesome work in the Detroit metro area, and she cares so deeply about the work they do that she was a long time donor before she started working there. Check out their website: www.forgottenharvest.org!  
  • Posted Thu 12 Apr 2018 12:08 PM EDT
I made some new friends in Community - in particular, Shelby Lewis who I met at the #18NTC last week.  Fun fact about her - she loves live music and we both are fans of David Gray.
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 10:14 AM EDT
Marie Sark is my new friend. She has awesome Crystal Reports skills! I think this is extra awesome because I have heard that the forest of Crystal Reports is very scary :)
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 10:36 AM EDT
Melissa Katsaros is my new connection.  She is an Educational Instructor for Blackbaud.
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 10:49 AM EDT
Good stuff!  Love the contests!!
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 11:01 AM EDT
Crystal Chouinard and I connected and she has a very cool son that is obsessed with all the Disney Princesses.
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 11:27 AM EDT
Rick Geyer is my new connection. He's been using Blackbaud education solutions since 2010.
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 12:53 PM EDT
I am now Community friends with Kelly Porter. We both completed the first quest. And then I sat right next to her at the DC Roadshow!  Serendipitous. Kelly was looking for info on importing. She is new in her position at the College of Southern Maryland and trying to clean-up the RE database. So glad I had that chance to meet her. 
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 01:31 PM EDT
Kim Maynard and I are both work for a faith based education institution.
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 01:38 PM EDT
Quests appeal to my inner Lord of the Rings nerd!
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 01:57 PM EDT
I friended Elaine Tucker. She likes bluegrass, violin, and cello!
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 01:59 PM EDT
My new connection, Mary Aquino, rescues greyhounds and even founded her own greyhound rescue!
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 02:49 PM EDT
Kiersten Sykes and I are now linked.  It appears that we have many things in common. 
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 02:50 PM EDT
I learned that Allison M worked in animal rescue!
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 03:57 PM EDT
My new connection, Philip Nawrocki, does a lot for his oraganization, Lurie Childrens Foundation — donation forms, email marketing, and ecommerce, OH MY. :)
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 04:25 PM EDT
Rick Geyer is my new friend! He's been involved in Christian education since 2004!
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 05:30 PM EDT
New Friend Fun Fact: Susan Chomsky like myself enjoys new challanges!!                  Diane Maidl is a quilter!
  • Posted Wed 18 Apr 2018 09:17 AM EDT
I connected with Sage Evans, who was a fan of my favorite book-cataloging website, too! (LibraryThing)
  • Posted Thu 19 Apr 2018 01:40 PM EDT
Aw, so honored that Sage Evans, Mark Boehme, and Jordana Zirpolo reached out to be my new friends!
  • Posted Thu 19 Apr 2018 02:48 PM EDT
Heather MacKenzie is my new friend and she works at the oldest Adventist hospital in the world. Pretty cool!
  • Posted Thu 19 Apr 2018 03:19 PM EDT
It has been so cool getting a lot of connection requests over the past week. I'm so out of the loop right, but should have realized it was quest related.  :)  One of my new connections is Sage Evans - who loves to travel (hey me too...we should talk about where we've been/where we want to go) and has three cats (I have one and she is plenty  :)
  • Posted Thu 19 Apr 2018 03:42 PM EDT
Jordana Zirpolo is one of my new friends and she's coming out of the gate like a rock star! Joanne Felci noticed Jordana racked up over 25k points in one week!!! :O
  • Posted Fri 20 Apr 2018 10:06 AM EDT
I'm now friends with Aubrie Wright and she thinks her husband is a hunk!
  • Posted Fri 20 Apr 2018 10:08 AM EDT
One of my newer connections is Adam Davenport. He loves bicycling South Dakota (when it's not snowing).
  • Posted Fri 20 Apr 2018 11:37 AM EDT
I recently connected with Kierstin Sykes and we are in the same state!  In reading her info, I see that we share an accounting background, but unlike her, I do like being on beaches.  However, I do also like woods, mountains, trees, etc.
  • Posted Fri 20 Apr 2018 12:20 PM EDT
Alex Jays loves manatees!
  • Posted Fri 20 Apr 2018 12:21 PM EDT
Sage Evans is my new friend and it seems we are both Crazy Cat ladies, with 3 felines each!
 
  • Posted Mon 23 Apr 2018 08:23 AM EDT
My new connection, Kim, loves Country Music!
  • Posted Mon 23 Apr 2018 04:20 PM EDT
Jessica Poparad is a new friend of mine. She is a crazy cat lady just like myself!
  • Posted Tue 24 Apr 2018 11:32 AM EDT
I have made  alot of new friends in this quest!
  • Posted Tue 24 Apr 2018 12:10 PM EDT
Connected with Kierstin Sykes who is a big Ducks fan!
  • Posted Thu 26 Apr 2018 12:07 PM EDT
Made some new friends, starting with Liz Ryan.

​Fun fact about Liz: she went to summer camp and high school with Captain Kangaroo's two daughters!  :-D
  • Posted Thu 26 Apr 2018 05:53 PM EDT
Chris Geady has twin daughters!
  • Posted Fri 27 Apr 2018 01:04 PM EDT
Sage Evans loves cats almost as much as I do!
  • Posted Thu 03 May 2018 10:42 AM EDT
Bonus points awarded! Thank you to everyone who is participating in Badge Quest & the Side Quests!
  • Posted Fri 01 Jun 2018 01:27 PM EDT
My new connection, Austen Brown, and I are both willing to make exceptions (like writing on community member walls) in our quest to achieve a Ninja badge. :) 
  • Posted Mon 04 Jun 2018 02:34 PM EDT

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