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The Buzz: With Honors Edition

In this weeks episode of The Buzz:
  • Graduation time
  • Virtual bbcon US 2020 is FREE!
  • Hot Topics & Upcoming events


So please, click through to the Blackbaud Community and enjoy The Buzz.
Good Morning Community!

A short clip from our AV Club (courtesy: Some Good News) kicks things off today:




College, high school, middle school, kindergarten, and pre-school graduates are all coming up with special ways to celebrate their graduation in unique and different ways.  From drive-thru graduations to socially distant diploma ceremonies, graduates this year have become creative and innovative towards something that has been a longstanding tradition.

We'd love to hear your favorite story or graduation experience that you've seen so far in the comments below.

And now, on to THE BUZZ 

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BBCON 2020 Virtual Will Be FREE To All Attendees
https://community.blackbaud.com/blogs/67/6830



HOT TOPICS:

Get Notified With Every Education Management Release
https://community.blackbaud.com/blogs/17/6856

FIMS: Recording Now Available - 6/3 Virtual Forum For Foundations
https://community.blackbaud.com/blogs/43/6870

FIMS: Recording Now Available - 6/2 Virtual Forum For Community Foundations
https://community.blackbaud.com/blogs/43/6860

FIMS: Recording Now Available -  5/28 Virtual Foundations Meetup Event
https://community.blackbaud.com/blogs/43/6849

FENXT: Skipping Past That Broken Record
https://community.blackbaud.com/blogs/18/6851

PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING (P2P): RENXTJG Integration FAQ
https://community.blackbaud.com/blogs/65/6847

P2P: Individuals Livestream To Fight Racial Injustice
https://community.blackbaud.com/blogs/65/6858

RENXT: New App Marketplace Apps For Text Messaging And Custom Reporting
https://community.blackbaud.com/blogs/13/6859

SKY DEVELOPER: New Webhook Gift Event Types
https://community.blackbaud.com/blogs/69/6857

SKY DEVELOPER: Changes To The Event API (Beta)
https://community.blackbaud.com/blogs/69/6866



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EVENTS:

Vermont / New Hampshire RE User's Group (June 15)
https://community.blackbaud.com/events/item/2/3071

LUMINATE: Mobilizing Participant Center 3 for Your Organization and Fundraisers (June 16)
https://community.blackbaud.com/events/item/1/3086

Jump Start Your Online Giving: Supplement with P2P Fundraising Today (June 17)
https://community.blackbaud.com/events/item/53/3078

TeamRaiser Community Call (June 18)
https://community.blackbaud.com/events/item/1/3091

Dashboards in FE NXT (June 18)
https://community.blackbaud.com/events/item/7/3083

FENXT: Audit Prep Series: End of Year and Quarter Practices (June 25)
https://community.blackbaud.com/events/item/7/3084

ONLINE EVENT: Impact Measurement - Fidelity Charitable Trustees’ Initiative (June 25)
https://community.blackbaud.com/events/item/36/3080

FENXT Virtual Open Office Hour (June 30)
https://community.blackbaud.com/events/item/7/3085



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Posted by Ray Bergman on Jun 10, 2020 12:09 PM America/New_York

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How does one find a local RE Users' Group like the ones posted here.

I'm in Greenville, SC. :)
  • Posted Wed 10 Jun 2020 04:42 PM EDT
Graduation experience: our eighth grader missed many typical "end of elementary/junior high" experiences. Her school didn't even get to prepare for the COVID shutdown because they happened to be off when our governor announced the closing so they didn't get to see everyone "one last time." Since we could not have a regular Mass for the students, each student was invited to come into the church with his/her parents, was given flowers and we processed down the aisle. Father gave her a blessing, the principal was there to give her certificate of completion and the computer teacher took lots of pictures. When we walked out the other door of the church, another teacher took outside pictures and she received all her awards and a remembrance book of pictures. It definitely wasn't the same but having teachers there to see again, greeting and cheering them, and having additional pictures taken we wouldn't have done otherwise was really great.
  • Posted Thu 11 Jun 2020 09:09 AM EDT
Hi AnnMarie Schell‍ 
So without knowing anyone in your area, there are two ways to go about getting together:
1 - Go to the member search area (Members > Member Search) and use the filters to find individuals you might want to connect with.  You can also use the location finder when it comes to finding a larger group of people within your general geographic range.
or
2 - Start your own regional group event on our calendar.  Obviously booking a hotel ballroom isn't going to happen during the pandemic, but now is a great time to set up a virtual meeting and invite people from the Greenville area!  (But when things DO open back up a bit, might I suggest getting together at D'Allesandro's pizza in downtown Greenville - 17 Mohawk Dr, Greenville, SC 29609 - They're my absolute favorite!)
  • Posted Thu 11 Jun 2020 02:15 PM EDT
 
 
Ray Bergman, Thanks for the info!
  • Posted Fri 12 Jun 2020 08:52 AM EDT

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