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Community Happenings: Let's Celebrate!

Hi Community!
Last week, Crystal Bruce & I noticed we hit a huge Community milestone – we reached 50,000 members!!!
We nearly fainted and then realized we needed to celebrate! This week we’re bringing back our favorite: chair dancing. Turn up the volume and celebrate with us!

Can’t see the video? Here’s the link: Community Hits 50,000 Members

To get you in the groovin' mood, your fellow community members created a “50K Celebration Playlist” that we’re sharing far and wide. Even your Blackbaud teams will be listening as we stream the playlist at our offices. Think a song is missing? The playlist is collaborative - add your suggestions!
From both of our little community manager hearts – THANK YOU for being part of the Blackbaud Community! Let's rock this year! laugh
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Alright favorite Community, I can’t end my post without a nifty prize since we’re celebrating a huge milestone. Comment below and tell us about your favorite part of the Blackbaud Community. I'll do a random drawing for a prize from me! 
See you next week, Community!
Posted by Shannon Emery on May 8, 2018 9:00 AM America/New_York

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The Community is awesome, wise and wonderful!  I can have 50,000 friends!
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 09:19 AM EDT
Show me your TIPS!  (and tricks) :D
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 09:32 AM EDT
Thank goodness for this really is a life saver at times!   I am glad to have been a part of it all this time!
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 09:33 AM EDT
Also, we have quite an eclectic choice of music don't we :)
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 09:34 AM EDT
Loving the playlist.....dancing out-of-my-seat! 
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 09:50 AM EDT
Love helping other users figure out another option or a way to achieve their goal. Learned so much myself over the years, also.
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 10:08 AM EDT
The Community is so helpful! Definitely worth celebrating! 
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 10:25 AM EDT
Bravo!  Love always being able to learn more from the pros and other users in the community.
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 10:25 AM EDT
I love how you Community Managers keep us engaged so we can benefit from the many resources in the Community!
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 10:50 AM EDT
If Blackbaud Support or Knowledgebase doesn't have the answer, chances are the Community does :)  It's the best resource for learning how other organizations use the products in real life.
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 11:24 AM EDT
The community is real life answers to questions instead of an instruction manual ;) I love being able to learn new things here and implement them in the day to day!
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 11:27 AM EDT
Congrats!  This is a great resource to learn from the experts!
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 11:36 AM EDT
I second Lauren--community is a life saver! Most of my problems have already been solved (multiple ways!) on here.
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 12:03 PM EDT
This Playlist is awesome!!! :) 
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 12:11 PM EDT
OMG you guys are too much! Woooohoooo!!!! 
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 12:16 PM EDT
I think we crashed Spotify! LOLOLOLOLOL
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 12:18 PM EDT
I like to browse through all the job posting. Occasionally there are some Canadian ones. 
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 12:27 PM EDT
Amazing how helpful everyone is when you ask a question. Congratulations!
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 12:31 PM EDT
WHOO HOOOOO!!!  (love the tag of Crystal being a 'semi-good chair dancer'  lol)

I love all the great advice and friendships through Community!  So grateful for you all!!
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 02:27 PM EDT
Love it! You are both excellent chair dancers :)
I appreciate all the information and camaraderie in the Community!
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 03:46 PM EDT
The combined experience and vast expanse of knowledge within this community welcomes one to the fold with helpful hints, a detailed explanation, or simply kind words which make one realize they are not alone.  :)
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 03:48 PM EDT
Appreciate the community of Blackbaud!  You'll get good advice and tips here - just don't be afraid to ask away!
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 04:45 PM EDT
Congrats Community!  You all are amazing!
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 04:49 PM EDT
You guys are adorable :)
  • Posted Tue 08 May 2018 11:15 PM EDT
Love the engagement of the community! Can't wait to hear the playlist :)
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 08:51 AM EDT
Glad to see the different reasons why you all love the Community! It makes this community manager's heart happy. We've been having fun listening to the playlist - we seriously have some eclectic music choices which keeps the ears guessing! :) 
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 09:07 AM EDT
The Knowledgebase is great, but the Community really gets into the nitty-gritty, day-to-day experiences of how to use the software to achieve specific goals at your organization. This is the first time I've actively put time in my schedule to regularly interact with the Community. In the three short months I've been actively engaged, I've already found several documents/resources that I can use at my organization. 
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 11:57 AM EDT
How awesome is that!  I'm never at a loss for finding new members to 'friend'!!!  No wonder this is such a successful community!!  Way to go!
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 01:00 PM EDT
WOW You actually used my"Celebrate" Song for the video!  I knew it was a winner!!  Do I earn extra points for that???
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 01:03 PM EDT
I think a "Love" button needs to be added for your chair dancing!
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 01:10 PM EDT
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 02:00 PM EDT
Whoo Hoo!!
  • Posted Wed 09 May 2018 04:44 PM EDT
I'm new to the community and to the E-tap software Shannon, but my favorite thing about this community is that I have a place to interact with other professionals who are working with the same software and dealing with the same challenges.  Oh, and it is a great way to start my day to see the messages in the morning!  Ms.  Potique "Tiki" Johnson
  • Posted Thu 10 May 2018 09:04 AM EDT
Loved the Chair Dancing!  Congrats!
  • Posted Thu 10 May 2018 09:08 AM EDT
I love you both! Congratulations on reaching 50,000 members!!
  • Posted Thu 10 May 2018 12:16 PM EDT
Yay for the community! So much help and support here.
  • Posted Thu 10 May 2018 02:57 PM EDT
Making all kinds of new connections - my new favorite part of the Community is finding out how many of us are cat people, like my new friend Kristina Wheelock and others I come in contact with since the Quests have started.
  • Posted Thu 10 May 2018 04:22 PM EDT
This playlist project is so fun! Thanks y'all!
  • Posted Fri 11 May 2018 01:16 PM EDT
You guys have done a great job of drawing everyone into the community. Congrats on hitting the 50k milestone! :-)
  • Posted Tue 22 May 2018 10:15 AM EDT
Nicely done.  Seriously, a fun playlist and video.  Thanks!
  • Posted Thu 24 May 2018 11:52 AM EDT
Thanks for facilitating a resource-rich community.
  • Posted Thu 24 May 2018 12:30 PM EDT
The Community is very helpful!  Celebrate good times!!!!!!
  • Posted Thu 24 May 2018 04:10 PM EDT
I love how quickly people respond when you ask a question - everyone wants to help each other out so we can all achieve our goals!
  • Posted Thu 31 May 2018 06:30 AM EDT
My Friday is almost over and what am I doing?!  YES - listening to our 50K Celebration Playlist!!
  • Posted Fri 01 Jun 2018 02:33 PM EDT
  • Posted Mon 04 Jun 2018 04:09 PM EDT
Congratulations! The quality of Community content has significantly increased in the past year. Thank you!
  • Posted Tue 05 Jun 2018 03:12 PM EDT
  • Posted Tue 05 Jun 2018 03:46 PM EDT