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The Buzz: February 24, 2021


Hello Community!

Welcome to today's edition of THE BUZZ.

In this edition, you'll find:

Upcoming Events
Job Listings
Unanswered Community Questions
And more!

Level Up to "Novice" (Earn that apple badge!)

Whenever anyone joins the Blackbaud Community, they start at a beginner level known as "Rookie". While there's nothing wrong with starting something new, we always encourage our users to jump in with both feet and get the full Blackbaud Community experience. Part of that is adding a photo to your profile. Just by doing that one simple task, you earn enough Community points to level up to "Novice" (icon pictured below). So why not jump in with both feet and start leveling up today!


Adding a profile image not your thing? There are MANY other ways to level up in Community.
Here's a complete list of how to earn points in the Blackbaud Community.

Thank you to our members!

We had two great ideas come out of the Community open house today! Shout out to Elizabeth Johnson and Laura Purvis for their ideas on improving the Community. The Community is always looking for ways to improve your experience. If there is something missing or a feature you'd like to see, let us know in Community Help. We like to reward those who post innovative ideas for improving Community, so if you have an idea come share it during a Community Open House; we are awarding 500 points. Be on the lookout for our next Community open house coming in March.

Hey, isn't that awesome??

Do you remember the online contest that ended with an English ship being named "Boaty McBoatface"? At the time, it was a bit of a fiasco, but now, years later, Scotland has used the same technique to name their country's 50 plowing trucks that help keep their roads free of snow. Names such as "Sleetwood Mac", "Creedence Clear Road Survival", and "You're a Blizzard, Harry" are just a few of the pun-tastic winners to name the plow trucks. What a fun way to get the public involved and paying attention to your government agency! We'd love to hear if you've ever experienced a public contest like this at your organization. Comment here:

Super Special Ninja Announcement

Hey fellow Blackbaud Community Ninjas. We have a few special events we are working on at the moment specifically for you. Log in to the Ninja Secret Society (YES, we have one of those!) and lend your input for the special event(s).

Not a Blackbaud Community Ninja and looking to join the club? You can get started here:


Discussions In Community:

PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING: What trends are you seeing in P2P fundraising this year?

BLACKBAUD CHURCH MANAGEMENT: Are you getting the most out of your Blackbaud Church Management tools?

ORGANIZATIONAL BEST PRACTICES: Recording Gifts from Donor Advised Funds

JUST FOR FUN: What are you watching?

Bonus Points: Answer an Unanswered Question! We'll be awarding 1,000 points to any user who can answer one of these questions in Community this week.

ALTRU: Crowdfunding & Lapsed Donors Strategies/Discussion

FINANCIAL EDGE NXT: International payments

BLACKBAUD CHURCH MANAGEMENT: One online registration form for multiple event sessions?


Featured Jobs Listings:

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations - Naval War College Foundation

Data Administrator - Los Angeles

Gift Processor and Database Associate - Emmanuel College, Boston MA

Development Operations Associate - The Putney School Vermont

Data Analyst at Campbell & Company - Chicago

Find all the submitted jobs listings at the Blackbaud Community Jobs Listings Board

Upcoming Events:

Emerge Stronger in 2021 with JustGiving's Online Fundraising (March 2)

Live Online Event: Learnings from the Adoption of The Cloud Solution for Community Foundations (March 2)

Recurring Email Campaigns: Don’t Set It And Forget It (March 3)

Rethink Email Marketing with MailChimp and Chimpegration (March 10)

Financial Edge NXT: Best Practices Throughout Your System (March 11)

See the entire Blackbaud Community Events Calendar:
News Community News 02/24/2021 2:25pm EST

Leave a Comment

So excited for the Ninja events!
The Super Special Ninja announcement has supercharged my community engagement, thank you!
David Lee David Lee Feb '21
Thank you for this update, Ray.
Always a little bit of happiness during my work day :)
Tifne Ham Tifne Ham Feb '21
Thank you for the information, Ray! This is super helpful!
You are always so great a giving us a round up and something interesting to learn.
Thanks for the information!