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Community Happenings: July 31, 2018

Hi Community!

I’m going to keep it short this week since I couldn’t find a “Today is the National Day of…!” to celebrate the end of July.

Fine, I did find one – national day of avocados but how do you turn that into a blog intro? Exactly.

Avocado smiling and walking gif animation.

As a reminder - don’t forget to become a Blackbaud Community Ninja and get a chance to head to bbcon 2018, including a Blackbaud University Day pass, on us. Learn more details here.

Now to the Community:

Make an Appearance
  • Want to discuss the latest Arts & Culture trends? Join special guest, Laura MacDonald, CFRE, to discuss trends and more in our August 7 webinar.
  • Does your org qualify as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)? Join us on August 23 to discuss financial management and accounting systems needed to stay compliant.
Stay Informed Get Involved
  • How important is product knowledge when you’re hiring at your organization? Weigh in on the discussion now!
  • How do you train new Raiser’s Edge NXT users at your org? Share your thoughts and processes with the Community in this discussion.
Finally, if Mercury being in retrograde has you feeling off kilter, head over to our Best Practices thread and help make this week awesome! Calming Manatee is my new favorite thing.

See you around the Community!
Posted by Shannon Emery on Jul 31, 2018 9:52 AM America/New_York

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Based on the calendar my daughter made for me it is Uncommon musical instrument day! Not sure if that is any better for an intro but thought I'd share. Thanks for all of the helpful links!
  • Posted Tue 31 Jul 2018 10:14 AM EDT
That is too cute, Kathleen! Handmade calendars are always the best. Also I may or may not have fallen down the uncommon musical instrument rabbit hole. This is called a hydraulophone - makes music with the different liquids and with direct contact. 

Image result for Hydraulophone musical instruments

Tell your daughter thanks from a random community manager, I've learned a lot during my break :)
  • Posted Tue 31 Jul 2018 10:48 AM EDT
Love the avocado!
  • Posted Tue 31 Jul 2018 10:52 AM EDT
It's Harry Potter's 38th Birthday! 

harry potter dancing GIF
  • Posted Tue 31 Jul 2018 10:59 AM EDT
WOW!  How in the heck can Harry be 38?!
  • Posted Tue 31 Jul 2018 11:17 AM EDT
also.. this for avocados.

Image result for avocado not yet not yet
  • Posted Tue 31 Jul 2018 11:46 AM EDT
He was born in 1980!
  • Posted Tue 31 Jul 2018 11:48 AM EDT
Crystal, throw the avocado in the fridge when he says, "Eat me now!" That will buy you a few extra days before it's too late :)
  • Posted Tue 31 Jul 2018 12:14 PM EDT