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- Hot topics in the Blackbaud Community
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Good Morning Community!

Over the past few months, we've all been looking for ways to de-stress and occupy our spare time.  Community Managers here at Blackbaud seem to be curating their green thumbs; as Crystal has been learning to care for her venus fly trap (named Barnaby, progress picture below), while Ray has been planting and caring for a dozen rosemary bushes.  Some members of the Community posted what's keeping them sane during these "unprecedented times", and we want to know what YOU are doing as well.  Comment below on what's keeping your sanity in tact during this year.

And now, on to THE BUZZ...


Bookmark Alert!!  Have you just been so curious about why and how to use the Bookmark feature in the Community?  Probably not, but if you are now try out one or both of these:
  1. Collaborator Webinar next Tuesday 11am EST: How to use the Bookmark feature to find content quickly that is important to you! ( link:
       2. Or practice using the bookmark feature and earn the Collaborator Badge/ extra points.  Bookmark 5+ items in the             Community by August 31st!



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Register Now For The Virtual 2020 Blackbaud CRM Developers Conference

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Webinar Series: How To Use SKY Developer To Extend Your Use Of Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT

TARGET ANALYTICS: ResearchPoint Q3 Release



2020 Virtual BBCRM Developers' Conference (August 18, 19, 25, 26)

RAISER'S EDGE: Professional - Accelerator Pack (August 24)

How to Integrate with SKY API (August 25)

Giving Tuesday Preparedness (August 26)

How to Create a Seamless User Experience with SKY UX (August 27)

WEBINAR: Exceptional Applicant Experience within Blackbaud Grantmaking (August 27)

Getting Started with the Microsoft Power Platform and Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT: Power Automate (September 1)

Getting Started with the Microsoft Power Platform and Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT: Power Apps (September 3)

Luminate Online Tips & Timesavers:Autoresponders: Don't Set It And Forget It (September 9)

Blackbaud Foundation Solutions Session via Exponent Philanthropy (September 9)

ONLINE EVENT: Maximizing Your Blackbaud Grantmaking with Professional Services (September 15)

TeamRaiser® Community Call (September 17)


Posted by Ray Bergman on Aug 19, 2020 3:17 PM America/New_York

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Getting out in nature has really kept me sane this year! I have a park right outside my apartment and trail within walking distance, so I go on 2 or more walks a day. It has been great to breathe in fresh air and unplug.... just for a bit.

Other things: reading in the bathtub on the not so hot days, catching up on my Netflix list, Zumba via Youtube, and Facetiming friends. 
  • Posted Thu 20 Aug 2020 09:56 AM EDT
My sanity is intact because I began watercolor painting.  In the evening I have participate in a safe, personal "sip & paint" party (adult beverages sometimes included). 
  • Posted Thu 20 Aug 2020 10:35 AM EDT
Barnaby is famous!
  • Posted Thu 20 Aug 2020 10:37 AM EDT
property brothers demolition GIF by HGTV Canada
Remodel, paint and adding on to the house will occupy my time:)
  • Posted Thu 20 Aug 2020 11:07 AM EDT
Taking walks in nature, prayer/journaling, spending time with family, watching funny TV with my husband, and listening to music have all kept me sane during this challenging time.
  • Posted Thu 20 Aug 2020 03:16 PM EDT
I have been doing projects around the house, mainly painting. I have finished the dining room, master bedroom and spare bedroom. I have watched several shows on Netflix and at my boss' suggestion been working on photo/scrap books. I think is next, I always like to look at that in the fall.  
  • Posted Fri 21 Aug 2020 01:17 PM EDT