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Good Morning Community!

In case you weren't aware, today is Give Something Away Day.  Imagine a day when you could clean house and get rid of clutter, show someone that you care, gift small things to strangers, and generally make the world a better place. Yes, this day does, in fact, exist and on July 15 we celebrate Give Something Away Day!  My fellow Community Manager Elizabeth Perron is the absolute queen of finding a new home for things she loves.  She spreads joy to fellow co-workers and friends by thoughtfully giving away things that she no longer needs.

So today, Be Like Elizabeth.  Find a new home for something that means something to you but you no longer need.  We'd love to hear more about your experience giving things away below in the comments!

And now, on to



ORGANIZATIONAL BEST PRACTICES: Gift in-Kind minimum and stewardship strategy

ALTRU: Staging Environments Upgraded On 7/15/2020

BLACKBAUD CRM & BBIS: Upcoming JQuery Changes In Blackbaud CRM And BBIS

BLACKBAUD CRM & BBIS: 4.0 SP24 Hotfix 1 Available For Download

K-12: A Case For Competency-based Classrooms

K-12: Introducing Our Redesigned Online Help Website!

GRANTMAKING: New SgENGAGE Podcast Episode: Marcus Walton Of Grantmakers For Effective Organizations (GEO)

PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING: Just Published: Fundraiser Toolkit To Help Organizations Promote DIY Fundraising

SKY DEVELOPER: Changes To The Event API (Beta)

SKY DEVELOPER: Updates To SKY Developer Applications

SKY DEVELOPER: Release News: Church Volunteer API (beta)

SKY DEVELOPER: Updated User Identity Token For SKY Add-ins



eTAPESTRY: 5 Queries to Help You Be More Successful (July 22)

eTAPESTRY: Staying Connected to Your Donors with Communications (July 23)

RE NXT and FE NXT; Integration Series: Configuring RE to FE (July 23)

HIGHER ED: Product Advisory Group Meeting (July 24)

HIGHER ED: Blackbaud Education Management Virtual Bootcamp (July 28)

eTAPESTRY: 5 Queries to Help You Be More Successful (July 29)

NEW WEBINAR: Building A Secure, Cloud-Based Grants Management Infrastructure (July 30)

FE NXT Virtual Open Office Hours (July 30)

eTAPESTRY: Custom Reports to Help You Succeed! (August 5)


Posted by Ray Bergman on Jul 15, 2020 12:12 PM America/New_York

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Ray this is great. I love  - "Be like Elizabeth" I have an entire closet of stuff that I plan to find new homes for when we start leaving the house again! Being home all the time definitely makes me want less clutter, not that I had a lot. We have a great network of sharing things at my work when I can go back. 
  • Posted Fri 17 Jul 2020 08:47 AM EDT
That's fantastic Elizabeth Johnson‍ - we take so much inspiration from our fellow co-workers here at Blackbaud, and Elizabeth is our guiding light in the Community for thoughtfulness and enlightenment.  I'm glad she's not the only Elizabeth that inspires others!
  • Posted Fri 17 Jul 2020 09:45 AM EDT
I am part of a Facebook Group called the "Buy Nothing" group. On there we post things we're giving away and people claim then. Or we even post things we're looking for - and people respond by saying they have one to give. It's an amazing group, and a movement that's growing - I encourage you to check out it there's a Buy Nothing group in your locality (they are all geographical based so that you are giving to and receiving from your neighbours)
  • Posted Tue 21 Jul 2020 02:09 PM EDT
As it so happens, the Echo "Alexa" device that I was gifted myself about a year ago (and haven't even opened) found a great home today with a friend in Seattle!  I'm so happy for it to go where's it's wanted. 
  • Posted Tue 21 Jul 2020 07:37 PM EDT
Milly Jones‍, what a great idea!  I just went and applied to join what is my closest group.
  • Posted Tue 21 Jul 2020 07:40 PM EDT