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Fellowship Of The Badges: Side Quest!

We have our first winner for Badge Quest: Chamber of Badges. Plus, calling all NINJAS IN TRAINING -- it's time for a side quest!
Are you ready to earn an extra entry into Badge Quest: Fellowship of the Badges?

Bonus: Your side quest challenge will also give you a headstart on the final Badge Quest (still to be named, although "Raiders of the Lost Badges" is currently in the lead.) Gah! I've said too much!!

Check out all of the adventurers who have completed Fellowship of the Badges and Chamber of Badges and send them a friend request. The more connections you are making the better! Once you have friended them - leave an interesting fact about your organization on their wall. It can be anything.. when it was founded, what your mission is, a story about a beloved volunteer, etc. 

For BONUS COMMUNITY POINTS (let's say, 50!)  - leave a factoid about your new connection and/or their organization in the comments below. Not only is it fun to learn about a new connection in Community, learning about the mission they are passionate about is also inspiring!

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We'd also like to congratulate our first Badge Quest winner: Janet Paddock! She earned all five badges needed to win Badge Quest: Chamber of Badges. Say CONGRATS on her wall and send her a friend request. WTG, Janet!

Thanks to everyone for playing. Round three is just around the corner and remember if you complete all three rounds of Badge Quest, you'll earn the exclusive, elusive, one of a kind... NINJA BADGE!

Ready.. set.. Badge Quest! cool




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Posted by Crystal Bruce on May 7, 2018 9:59 AM America/New_York

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My new friend Patty Sullivan's middle name is Henson and she works for Hope Cancer Resources in Northwest Arkansas.
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 10:12 AM EDT
Cool, Carlene! Awesome to hear about Patty. Is there a fun fact about her organization you can share?
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 10:14 AM EDT
Wow! There are a lot of people completing these quests. I did not expect to see so many names when I looked to see who had completed the quests.
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 10:26 AM EDT
Julie Gurnon is in Development at Habitat for Humanity in TX. I gladly shared that my daughter works at Habitat for Humanity New Orleans. 
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 10:33 AM EDT
Adam DAvenport works at LSS which is one of the largest private non-profit human service agencies in South Dakota!
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 10:48 AM EDT
Congrats Janet!!
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 11:01 AM EDT
Wow, look how fast my new friend, Quest One winner Janet Paddock, went from 0 to 14 connections. WhooHoo! Janet is at Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
 
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 11:44 AM EDT
Janet Paddock is my new friend and she is the Development Stewardship Coordinator at Saint Viator High School - a Catholic, Apple Distinguished School located in Arlinghton Heights, IL and founded in 1990.
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 11:44 AM EDT
My new friend Janet Paddock works at Saint Viator High School, which was founded in 1961.
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 11:48 AM EDT
My new connection, Janet Paddock, is the Development Stewardship Coordinator at Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The annual Spring gala auction event is called The Night of the Lion, the Lions being their school mascot.
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 11:52 AM EDT
My new friend is Melanie Peck and she has been working for the Hilton Head Christian Academy since 2007 that provides a faith-based 21st century edu for students from K-12. 

One fun fact about her is that she is also working in real estate! 
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 11:55 AM EDT
My new connection Stephanie Crawley has to wait for the drawbridge to come down so she can get to work!
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 11:56 AM EDT
Not able to find more polls to get me to Level 2. Any suggestions?
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 12:16 PM EDT
Just connected with Sue Gillian from Camp Oochigeas located in Canada. It is a camp dedicated to children with cancer providing them wonderful outdoor camping experiences. They've been doing this great work for over 30 years! They often refer to their experiences at camp as the "Magic of Ooch". 
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 12:17 PM EDT
Larry Wheeler is an avid fisherman who owns two fishing kayaks
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 12:17 PM EDT
My new connection, Claire Hogan and I actually work for the same healthcare organization. Aaaaaannnnnnddddd, we both previously worked for the same organization a few years ago (but not at the same time). LOL
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 12:19 PM EDT
I have connected with Crystal Chouinard, and she posted that one of their scientists just broke his own record for a diagnosis with genome sequencing!  That's pretty cool!
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 12:22 PM EDT
Larry Wheeler's Austin Peay Statue University has just been approved to offer a proposed Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Science!
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 12:34 PM EDT
Also, Moo Shoo!
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 12:34 PM EDT
Crystal Chouinard works at Rady Children's Hospital Foundation in San Diego.  This institute leads the way in advancing precision healthcare for infants and children through genomic and systems medicine research.  Recently, one of the scientists, Dr. Kingsmore, surpassed his old world record for speedist genetic diagnosis with his genome sequencing, 19.5 hours.
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 12:36 PM EDT
Larry Wheeler loves to fish, and I just started fishing this year, so we have catching our own dinner in common!
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 12:39 PM EDT
My new friend, Beth Romano at the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg shared that they are in their 92 year!  We a little younger at 70. That's a lot of fundraising and keeping of information.
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 12:51 PM EDT
From Susan Chomsky, " I work at Forgotten Harvest in SE Michigan. We have been around for 26+ years as a leader in food rescue."
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 12:54 PM EDT
From Robin Waldinger, " here's a fact about the Port of Erie - we are Pennsylvania's only Great Lake port!!!" I've learned something. Thanks Robin!
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 12:56 PM EDT
My new friend is Clair Gardien.  She has a keen "fashion forward" sense of style and is the Membership Coordinator for Adler Planetarium.  Adler Planetarium, founded in 1930, was the first planetarium in the western hemisphere open to the public.  
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 01:02 PM EDT
Just connected with Adam Davenport, who shared with me that his organization, Lutheran Social Services, will celebrate its 100th anniversay in two years! It's amazing to see so much dedication to all these great causes!
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 01:10 PM EDT
My new friend Patti Hommes (in sunny Florida) is back to using a Blackbaud product! Welcome back Patti! She works for what sounds like a pretty cool K3-12 private school, and my assumption is that this means 3rd-12th graders.
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 01:11 PM EDT
Learning SO much about your organizations!
  • Posted Mon 07 May 2018 01:42 PM EDT
Adam Davenport likes bicycling.
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 08:06 AM EDT
Congrats Janet. . .sending you a friend request next!
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 08:57 AM EDT
Hi Crystal!  I'm having trouble finding my picture on the pages of people that have completed  the first challenge.  Can you help? THanks so much - Liz
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 09:10 AM EDT
There must be some glitch with my user name - I have definitely clicked on the all knowing buttom for the first quest, but i'm just not making it in!!  Dont' want to miss out on getting my ninja Badge - LOL  Love the competition!
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 09:53 AM EDT
Wow - Janet Paddock has just won the popularity contest!!  Funny how we all have the same new friend!!! LOL
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 10:05 AM EDT
My new friend is Jessica Thrift - we share a  love of BIG BEACHES!!!!  I do not share her love of bees however:-)
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 10:09 AM EDT
Sauntel Richardson works for the Florida Hospital Foundation.  I learned that while the hospital was founded in 1908, the foundation itself is only 35 years old.  She's a pretty rad lady.  I recommend you all be friends with Sauntel!
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 11:19 AM EDT
My new friend Adam Davenport works for Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota, an organization which will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020!
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 11:30 AM EDT
Adam Davenport's organization, Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota (home of Mt. Rushmore), was founded in 1920 and they are gearing up to celebrate our 100th year in 2020.
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 11:55 AM EDT
My new friend Mercedes McCay-Read is originally from Iowa. She moved to Arizona years ago and came back to Iowa about ten years ago. She is loving the precipitation in the winters, just kidding... the snow is something she could go without.
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 12:05 PM EDT
My new friend is Adam Davenport and he works at Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota and they are preparing to celebrate thir 100th year of being founded in 2020!
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 06:42 PM EDT
My new connection is Jessica Thrift, Associate Director of Advancement Services at Evergreen State College. She's a lover of big books and is a feminist beekeeper!
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 10:00 AM EDT
My new friend Joan Perry has used RE since it moved from DOS to Windows!
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 11:24 AM EDT
Alison King works for Blackbaud. Blackbaud Canada supports more than 1100 organizations with its software! 
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 12:23 PM EDT
Karen Tuecke works for the sisters of the presentation of the blessed virgin mary
Fun Factoid:  The Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary were founded in Ireland in 1775 by Nano Nagle
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 12:26 PM EDT
Alex Jays works for Save the Manatee club and did you know you can actually adopt a Manatee?! Cool! 
 
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 12:29 PM EDT
My new friend Marie Stark works for  nicklaus children's hospital foundation and their motto is to be where the children are
 
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 01:27 PM EDT
my new friend Lia Wilson works for Mercy Health foundation who were founded in 1971!
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 01:30 PM EDT
My new friend Patti Hommes works for a school that is located on 40 acres of land! woah! 
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 01:32 PM EDT
My new friend Austen Brown works for Victory Junction... which is a camp! Who knew! 
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 01:34 PM EDT
My new friend Robin Waldinger works for ​Erie - Western PA Port Authority (not sure I'd want to answer the phones there!). They have a craft beer event coming up on the 14th May in their area! Let's all go!
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 01:38 PM EDT
My new friend Rachel Bailey works for Habitat for Humity in Denver and I didn't know they did home repairs too! 
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 02:19 PM EDT
My new friend Kelly Sylvia works for  Fitchburg State University and according to Wikipedia it has over 3500 undergrads! wow! 
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 02:22 PM EDT
My new friend Megan Fleagle (other than having a cool last name!) works for Saint Anselm College and they have just opened up a new complex! 
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 02:24 PM EDT
My new friend Meghan Christiansen works for HJC... they have one of the slickest websites I've come across in a long time! Check it out! 
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 02:28 PM EDT
My new friend Adam Davenport works for an organization that is about to celebrate 100 years!
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 02:30 PM EDT
Harry Frank works for Bucknell University and they are a private liberal arts college! 
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 02:30 PM EDT
Carley Haynes' organization uses electronic fobs for their house instead of keys. Also, Kierstin Sykes's foundation was founded 8 years after their campus opened to help with the optics of private support staying in San Diego versus going to Oakland to support the entire UC system.
 
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 02:36 PM EDT

My new friend Carley Haynes Fun Factoid: Our organization provides shopping trips once a week to our guests so they can feel a slight sense of normality again. You should check them out! Carley is at the Compassion House Foundation in Canada!

  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 03:10 PM EDT
My new friend Carley Haynes works for an organization that has 4 - count them, 4 - lounge rooms for guests to enjoy whenever they need peace and quiet. One of my other new friends, Adam Davenport, works for an organization that will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020. :)
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 04:47 PM EDT
Side Quest Factoid about my Organization: Hagley Museum & Library sits on 235 acres along the Brandywine and is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E.I. duPont in 1802.   
  • Posted Thu 10 May 2018 09:01 AM EDT
My new connection is Heather MacKenzie.  She works for the St. Helena Hospital Foundation, which is the oldest Adventist hospital in the world!  Very cool!
  • Posted Thu 10 May 2018 02:05 PM EDT
Adam Davenport and I friended. Fun fact: Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota (home of Mt. Rushmore), was founded in 1920 and they are gearing up to celebrate our 100th year in 2020! Yes!
  • Posted Thu 10 May 2018 03:18 PM EDT
My new connection Crystal Chouinard works at Rady Children's Hospital Foundation in San Diego. Their biggest news right now is that one of their scientists, Dr. Kingsmore, past his own world record for the fastest genetic diagnosis with his genome sequencing, 19.5 hours.
  • Posted Fri 11 May 2018 08:50 AM EDT
My new connection from Halifax Grammar School, Faith-Anne Kyle, is excited that they are currently building on to their campus so next September they will all be under one roof!
  • Posted Fri 11 May 2018 11:06 AM EDT
I want to make sure everyone is entered to win Fellowship of the Badges. Did you click the button of all knowing to put yourself in the Quest Complete group? Please do! https://community.blackbaud.com/contest
  • Posted Fri 11 May 2018 11:25 AM EDT
I connected with Larry Wheeler at Austin Peay Statue University and found out that we were both born in the same state, Oklahoma. Hope you all have a fabulous day!
  • Posted Fri 11 May 2018 11:26 AM EDT
I've been sending friend requests to some fellow cat people. :)  If Lia accepts, then we'll have a fun shared fact. We both have cats named Hugo, and they were both named in part after Hurricane Hugo (the eye of which passed over my house).
  • Posted Fri 11 May 2018 12:19 PM EDT
Thanks Adam Davenport for the connection and the factiod:  Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota (home of Mt. Rushmore), was founded in 1920 and is gearing up to celebrate its 100th year in 2020!
  • Posted Fri 11 May 2018 01:23 PM EDT
I just friended Blair Phillips and she works for  Historic Charleston Foundation.  They want to SAVE WHAT MAKES US.
  • Posted Mon 14 May 2018 10:51 AM EDT
Adam Davenport's organization, Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota (home of Mt. Rushmore), was founded in 1920 and they are gearing up to celebrate their 100th year in 2020! Woohoo! :) 
  • Posted Mon 21 May 2018 01:59 PM EDT
I needed a little break and this was perfect reading in the contents section, learning about everyone! Thanks for participating all :) 
  • Posted Mon 21 May 2018 02:23 PM EDT
My new friend Sage Evans and I have a mutual love of cats and travel.  And we're both Iowans.
  • Posted Tue 29 May 2018 11:09 AM EDT
I am so excited to see sooooo many cat lovers striving for Ninja status, including my new friends Stacy Wintjen, Lia Wilson and Mercedes McCay-Read. Stacy is from Delaware so we used to be neighbors (I lived 5 miles from the DE border, that makes us neighbors, right?) Lia loves Dr. Who and Criminal Minds (so do I!), and Mercedes is relatively new to Blackbaud. 
  • Posted Tue 29 May 2018 12:30 PM EDT
Lia Wilson of the Mercy Health Foundation shares a love of crafts, and especially enjoys crochet.
  • Posted Tue 29 May 2018 12:53 PM EDT
My new friend Nancy Slyter is not only a Development officer for Colorado Uplift, but an active member of the Denver art community as an established artist since 2005. 
  • Posted Tue 29 May 2018 04:20 PM EDT
Crystal, I can't tell if I have completed quest #2 or not - can you please confirm to me privately?  When I look at the list of folks who have marked it completed, I can't find me alphabetically or by my photo.  Thanks!
  • Posted Tue 29 May 2018 06:35 PM EDT
Sarah Garita is a new friend of mine, and it's her first year using Blackbaud products at Guadalupe Center, Inc.  Welcome to the community, Sarah!
  • Posted Tue 29 May 2018 06:44 PM EDT
Bonus points awarded! Thank you to everyone who is participating in Badge Quest & the Side Quests!
  • Posted Fri 01 Jun 2018 01:28 PM EDT
My new friend Ash Elverfeld is a development data specialist for the Native American Youth and Family Center. Fun fact I found interesting, they use the medicine wheel as a guide to take a holistic approach to work with Native youth and families- believing that mind, body, spirit and context must be in balance for health lives.
  • Posted Fri 01 Jun 2018 03:28 PM EDT
My new connection Linda Saneda of San Diego is passionate with hikes with her husband and chilling on their patio zen zone. She lives with 2 huge dogs, 2 cats, and a bird named Wally.
  • Posted Fri 01 Jun 2018 06:02 PM EDT
My new connection, Kierstin Sykes, works for the UC San Diego Foundation, which was founded 8 years after their campus opened to help with the optics of private support staying in San Diego versus going to Oakland to support the entire UC system.  
  • Posted Mon 04 Jun 2018 02:26 PM EDT
I have attended some sessions at our locations here in Dallas and have been fortunate to meet Yvette Elkins from CFT.  They have a large team and much like us trying to do data cleanup!
  • Posted Mon 04 Jun 2018 04:05 PM EDT
This is my new connection KaLeigh's first year using a BB product, but she seems to be all over it. She's using the community; has lots of badges.
  • Posted Tue 05 Jun 2018 09:05 AM EDT

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