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Community Happenings: August 28, 2018

Hi Community!

Can anyone else believe it’s almost September already?

Me looking at a calendar:

Boss from Office Space saying "uh, yeah"

Since time is of the essence, let’s hop into the latest community happenings!

Make an Appearance
  • First bbcon 2018 in Orlando, Florida is 41 days away! 41! If you’re looking for a way to go on us, check out our contest giving away a bbcon (US) and Blackbaud University Day pass.
  • Stay on track with the latest online fundraising trends and industry best practices while learning about Online Express donation forms in our upcoming webinar.
Stay Informed Get Involved
  • Let’s talk about how to make your organization’s emails more engaging. What creative tactics has your organization used? Share your ideas.
  • Prepare to beam with happiness (or just slightly smirk) but the Blackbaud Community has become the honorary adoptive parents of Moo Shoo. Who is Moo Shoo? Check out our announcement.
If you’ve read this far, let’s have a little fun. There's something big coming to the Blackbaud Community in the coming week or so. Comment below with your guess and I'll draw two prizes - one random and then one for the most creative guess. laugh

See you around the Community!
Posted by Shannon Emery on Aug 28, 2018 9:28 AM America/New_York

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Wow, 16 product improvements - I checked it out - quite the impressive list.  I was just thinking about how many days were left to bbcon! Thanks for the updates!
  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 09:39 AM EDT
Something big...perhaps local Blackbaud Community events that would let us introduce ourselves in person to other locals in the Community? The events could be called NXTdoor Neighbors?
  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 09:58 AM EDT
That is absolutely brilliant, Jessica. I LOVE IT. 
  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 10:00 AM EDT
Perhaps Blair Underwood will be writing a community blog.
  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 10:13 AM EDT
I think the big thing coming is a Name That Alpaca competition for a new Blackbaud mascot. :)
  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 10:13 AM EDT
Jessica, that would be awesome....maybe another community manager will be joining the team?

  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 10:18 AM EDT
My guess is a Blackbaud Community is going to have its own Fantasy Football League and the winner each year gets free admission into the conference!
  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 10:25 AM EDT
I will be immediately tweeting at Blair Underwood about this blog idea.
  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 10:53 AM EDT
My guess? "Community SMELL-O-VISION!" Users will be able to SMELL that money! No scratch & sniff stuff here - this Community's smell will just ooze from the monitor..... bathing you in it's earthy, uplifting scent of ink straight from the treasury..... (no gift tax applied!)  (In production - Scheduled to be available 4th Q 2018.) 
  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 10:59 AM EDT
Big announcement, ohhh this sounds so good!! Maybe it's a not for profit makeover?? Could Balckbaud be offering a development office makeover plan and generously come in to our offices and fix all of our problems (like house flip or one of those reality movies)?? This would be AWESOME!!
  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 11:03 AM EDT
Either Moo Shoo is pregnant or you're announcing the full release of the new GIFTS Sky!!!!

  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 11:36 AM EDT
We're adopting a little brother or sister for Moo Shoo!  After all, it's not as much fun being an only child:)
  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 11:42 AM EDT
The idea to have a Community mascot competition is giving me life!
  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 11:50 AM EDT
A new badge for having 100k+ points for the two who are skyrocketing up the leaderboard? ITS A MOO SHOO BADGE ISN'T IT!! I can see the description now "You have transcended the terrestrial kingdom of Community and have now conquered the aqueous environment as well. You have become a Community mermaid, siren call of all who choose to sail these treacherous waters to learn more about their Blackbaud products."
  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 12:01 PM EDT
Coming soon - an astonishing 3D interactive 24/7 learning lab for all Blackbaud users - it's a combination of interactive live social media style communication and training all brought to you on your conference room big screen television or in your office on your desktop monitor.  That's right, a 24/7 learning lab - just walk in, put on your 3D goggles, turn on the big screen, and you're instantly connected to the other users across the country led by a Blackbaud instructor.  It's as if you are all in the same room working through Blackbaud products on your interactive screen.  Just like George Jetson video chatting to his boss on his smartwatch - but better! 
  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 12:35 PM EDT
MOO SHOO LIVE STREAM. All Moo Shoo, all the time. know... something more work relevant. (Nah, it's a Moo Shoo cam isn't it)
  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 12:44 PM EDT
  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 12:53 PM EDT
A pumpkin spice Badge Quest!  (Hey, everyone else is releasing all their new pumpkin spice flavored and scented goodies, why not you?!)
  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 01:24 PM EDT
LOVE it Kylea!!!  A Moo Shoo badge  :)
  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 01:38 PM EDT
Are we installing an integrated habitat for Moo Shoo at the headquarters building?! Can't wait to visit him on my lunch break!
  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 01:40 PM EDT
Two tickets to be a participant on "Let's Make a Deal", where we could win a Brand NEW Electric car or be ZOINKED.
  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 02:20 PM EDT
These responses have me like:

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  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 02:35 PM EDT
A non-profit only online dating service :) 
  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 04:34 PM EDT
Someone did try to use it as a way to romance a community manager one time, Sandy. We shut that down quickly. I guess something about the Blackbaud Community screams "looooooooove." Haha.
  • Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 05:19 PM EDT
Is the Blackbaud Community website getting a rebrand or update? Here's to this becoming the Facebook of the worldwide Third Sector!
  • Posted Wed 29 Aug 2018 04:59 AM EDT
A virtual Community Block Party and parade. Moo Shoo cut out cookies for everyone. Best parade entry gets a day to swim with the manatees.
  • Posted Wed 29 Aug 2018 08:45 AM EDT
A Moo Shoo Badge for 100K+ points is now in the works!
  • Posted Wed 29 Aug 2018 03:49 PM EDT
  • Posted Wed 29 Aug 2018 04:00 PM EDT
The newest thing will be a cartoon/post on the home page featuring trends, forecasts, results and other interesting tidbit about foundations around the world. Some will be statistical and some just humorous.
  • Posted Thu 30 Aug 2018 11:43 AM EDT
By now, you all know we are updating the Community with @ mentions! It's very exciting and hence my contest is closed (not as much fun when you know the answer). However there have been great ideas for the Community so keep sharing your most creative ideas. You never know what we may do with them. I'll followup next Tuesday to announce winners! :)
  • Posted Thu 30 Aug 2018 11:55 AM EDT