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The Biggest Prize In Community History!

We've given away some pretty sweet prizes in Community over the years, but this one TAKES THE CAKE! Bonus: it involves ninjas, blogging, and bbcon!
Attention all current and future NINJA BLOGGERS!

We are giving away four passes to bbcon 2018 in Orlando, Florida bundled with four passes to BBU Day. That's an insane value and an awesome opportunity to attend bbcon 2018 for free! (If you've already purchased your bbcon admission, you would be reimbursed.)

You have three more weeks to EARN YOUR NINJA BADGE and SUBMIT A BLOG in order to be eligible to win.

Hurry.. time is ticking (and dancing)!

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We've had seven blog submissions already. Last year, we had 15 blog submissions. Can we beat last year's number?? I think so! 

Even if you aren't participating in this year's contest, you will still play an important role in the voting process.

During the week of September 3rd-7th, the Community will vote on the top three blogs and the Community Managers will pick a "wild card" winner.

Here are the topics already submitted:
  1. Record Keeping = Dusty Folders in Potentially Deadly Filing Cabinets
  2. Starting Over - Sometimes You Have to Get Lost to Find Yourself
  3. Detailing How to Use the Import Tool with Ease
  4. Quick Tips for Engaging a Millenial.. from a Millenial
  5. Improving Efficiency with Keyboard Shortcuts
  6. High Demand Auction Items that are Low to No Cost for You
  7. Make Your Own User Manual

Aren't those fantastic?!! We can't wait to share those with the Community!

Writing a blog is super easy, really we are looking for 2-4 paragraphs sharing nonprofit best practices or tips/tricks using your product(s) and/or services. 

Earning a Ninja badge is easy and f-u-n. Who doesn't want a fancy ninja badge on their profile??

Do you have a subject you'd love to see someone blog about? Let us know in the comments below and help inspire your fellow Community members.

Good luck everyone!

Posted by Crystal Bruce on Aug 9, 2018 10:00 AM America/New_York

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The draft is done! I'm excited to finalize and share it with you!
  • Posted Thu 09 Aug 2018 10:11 AM EDT
I am working on mine next week. Topic is chosen, unless I come up with another idea... post will be sent in the week of August 20th. I am so excited!!!
  • Posted Thu 09 Aug 2018 10:56 AM EDT
Uploaded my submission. Thanks for the opportunity to share. 
  • Posted Thu 09 Aug 2018 11:40 AM EDT
That character limit though! Looking forward to everyone's posts. I really enjoyed reading the posts from the last contest!
  • Posted Thu 09 Aug 2018 12:35 PM EDT
  • Posted Thu 09 Aug 2018 12:46 PM EDT
I'm still at a loss on a topic.  Anyone have any great ideas?
  • Posted Thu 09 Aug 2018 01:34 PM EDT
Aubrie, how about something tying your past life as a Polynesian Dancer to non profit life? Like "What I learned from my time as a Polynesian Dancer..." I could see that being really fascinating! Or, your camp is pretty cool too! Maybe just like a "Day in the Life Of..." those are always fun!
  • Posted Thu 09 Aug 2018 01:45 PM EDT
I am so excited to read all of these!
  • Posted Thu 09 Aug 2018 02:24 PM EDT
What a great giveaway!
  • Posted Thu 09 Aug 2018 03:21 PM EDT
I've got an idea that's starting to gel. 
  • Posted Fri 10 Aug 2018 09:39 PM EDT