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The Buzz: November 17, 2021


Welcome to this week's edition of THE BUZZ!

In this edition, you'll find:  

  • An opportunity to be featured in an upcoming Blackbaud webinar
  • Tips from our Community members
  • A Blackbaud Community Member Spotlight
  • Unanswered questions in Community
  • Upcoming events
And more…  

Happy Wednesday, Blackbaud Community,

Would you like to be featured in an upcoming webinar? We’re on the lookout for a great looking GivingTuesday page. Submit an image of your amazing GivingTuesday online giving page HERE and read the details for the upcoming webinar.

Check out these tips from our members on how they search for answers and add your own! 

Each week, we aim to bring you a little closer to one of our Blackbaud Community super users (AKA Ninjas).
This week, we’d like to introduce Susan Chomsky, Donor relations and Database Manager at Forgotten Harvest.


What area are you in (geographically) and why do you love it?
Forgotten Harvest is in Southeast Michigan, and we are now in the fall season.  The trees are exploding in color, and we have numerous outdoor recreational areas where we can enjoy the views. Michiganders often use their hands to identify places in Michigan, we're also known as the Mitten State.  Michigan is rich with lakes and freshwater beaches, and we have a variety of industries, diverse opportunities and a sense community in our people and culture.

What do you enjoy about the Blackbaud Community?
I love our Blackbaud Community Groups for the way they encourage me to grow professionally. I especially like to connect with other users that present solutions to problems I am struggling with or ideas that I can immediately use to work more efficiently in RE NXT. The feedback for discussions is timely, insightful, thoughtful, and shared in a way that is a great resource for everyone.

What is something that you never thought you’d enjoy at your current job that gets you up and motivates you now?
The food rescue space is meaningful and impactful.  I love being a part of the solution to reduce food insecurity in Southeast Michigan. I know that every night, regardless of frustrations or challenges, when my head hits the pillow, someone was able to get a meal because of the work we do. 

Look for more Blackbaud Community ninja introductions in future installments of The Buzz. Interested in becoming a ninja yourself? Find all the ninja training information HERE.


Blackbaud K-12 Education Solutions™:  Student Work Now Viewable From Grade Book

Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT®: How to bulk change/assign fundraisers

Blackbaud Altru®: Conversion of tickets to membership

Here's how: 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.  

Blackbaud Altru®: Elizabeth is looking for guidance importing external wealth screening. Is this something you have experience in and can help?

Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT®: Alyssa needs help setting up a new que to email merged letters.

Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions™:  Community member Jackie is looking for someone with experience in Apple School Manager. Can you assist?

Looking for more unanswered questions to answer? Visit our unanswered questions page HERE. 

Development Officer – South Dakota Mines CARA

Development Associate – Idyllwild Arts Academy

Database Specialist – Erlanger Foundation

Did you know that we have new job postings daily in the Blackbaud Community? See the Blackbaud Community jobs board HERE.

Modern Grantmaking: A Conversation with The Authors – Nov 25

Blackbaud User Field of Dreams – Dec 2

Focus on Authentic Email Engagement – Dec 7

For a complete list of upcoming events, visit the Blackbaud Community events calendar HERE.  

All Your GivingTuesday Resources in One Place!
There are less than two weeks until GivingTuesday on November 30th. If you’re looking for the one stop shop for all resources related to GivingTuesday, here’s your spot!

Do you have a job posting, event, blog or question you want everyone to know about? Let other Community members know by leaving it in the comments below!     

News Community News 11/17/2021 2:20pm EST

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I love the look of "stunned surprise" as he points to the word Budget!

Huh. So I know I saw the motorcycle, @Ray Bergman, but I just straight up ignored it. Like “Yup, there's a motorcycle. Whatever. That's totally normal. Nothing weird there. So about this budget meeting…”

I like to believe that he just hopped on the motorcycle and high-tailed it out of this unexpected budget meeting. Because I'm not sure that a motorcycle easel was approved for this presentation, sir.

That's awesome, @Susan Chomsky! What y'all do to address hunger/food insecurity is important and powerful. You keep up the good work.

Also, I love the photo at the top of the page. The gentleman at the white board with the rad floral shirt. I like that shirt!

TY Chris!