The Buzz: May 11, 2022
Welcome to this week's edition of THE BUZZ!
In this edition, you will find:
Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, green ninjas sharing their knowledge, featured jobs from the Blackbaud Community jobs board, hot topics in Community, and more…
Here at Blackbaud, we’re celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month by kicking off a series of interviews with Blackbaud employees beginning today. Diversity and inclusion are something we’re very proud of here at Blackbaud, and we’re excited to have you get to know a few of our dedicated staff members through these profiles.
Today’s featured Blackbaud employee is Jenalyn Walton, social responsibility coordinator.
Has your cultural background had any influence on your decision to pursue a career in the tech industry?
My dad is from Virginia and joined the military after high school, and he met my mom while stationed in the Philippines. My mom was the first of her siblings to move outside of the Philippines, and the first to have children—I am the first Asian-American in my family.
My mom is proud to be from the Philippines, where being close to your community is important. We moved around a bit while I was growing up, and I always saw my parents immerse themselves in the culture of each new place we moved to, but my mom never lost her sense of Pinoy Pride. She would often give back to our new communities by sharing her heritage and traditions while accepting and learning about our new home country.
Having the privilege of growing up around the world, watching my mom be a proud, outspoken Filipina, and sharing her traditions shaped my love for learning about different cultures. Perhaps I was always meant to have a career involved in giving back to communities.
What advice would you give other AANHPIs, looking to pursue a career in the tech field?
I advise people who identify as part of the AANHPI community, and other minorities, who want to work in tech is to:
- Research all the different types of jobs available—you may be surprised at the variety of “non-tech” tech jobs that don’t involve having a background in technology.
- Ensure that you feel safe, accepted, and heard at the company. I am lucky to be a part of a tech company that is continuously learning and expanding their definition of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
How are you and your org celebrating AANHPI Heritage Month? Let us know HERE.
GREEN NINJAS SHARE THEIR KNOWLEDGE:
Search the hashtag #gninja in your community to find content recommended or answered by our most knowledgeable super users, our Green Ninjas!
This week’s highlighted #gninga content:
Looking to become an elite member of the Blackbaud Community and join the ranks of the Community ninjas? All the requirements can be found HERE.
Blackbaud K–12 Education Solutions™: BBID for all users in Blackbaud Education Management Tips
Blackbaud FIMS™: FACTS allocation: Does anyone allocates their investment performance in like ‘batches’?
SKY Developer: How to request for a Blackbaud environment to run SKY add-ins
Raiser’s Edge ™: Database Manager - what do you wish you had asked in the interview?
SCORE SOME POINTS AND HELP A FELLOW COMMUNITY MEMBER:
Here's how: answer these questions with low to no responses! We will be awarding 1,000 points to any user who can answer one of these questions in Community this week.
Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions™: Combing annual school permissions/forms into one document or to have them separate?
Blackbaud Award Management™: Managing the SEO of the page for better search results
Blackbaud Altru®: Portfolio composition and prospect management
Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT™: Product User Guide
Blackbaud Guided Fundraising™: Plans for the announced credit card changes
Blackbaud SKY Developer: Microsoft Power Automate user group (May 16)
Blackbaud K-12 Education Solutions: Getting Blackbaud ID set up in core and enrollment management (May 25)
Blackbaud K-12 Education Solutions: Tuition management – fiscal year start (May 25)
For a complete list of upcoming events, visit the Blackbaud Community events calendar HERE.
THIS WEEK’S FEATURED JOBS:
Donor Relationship Manager – Naples, FL
Grants and Special Projects Coordinator – Bethlehem, PA
Gift Officer – Putney, VT
Director of the Annual Fund – Portsmouth, RI
Did you know that we have new job postings daily in the Blackbaud Community? See the Blackbaud Community jobs board HERE.
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Nice to get to know BB employees a bit!