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The Buzz: June 8, 2022


Welcome to this week's edition of THE BUZZ!

In this edition, you will find:  
Blackbaud Developer’s Conference, the latest sgENGAGE podcast episode, our latest ninja promotions, green ninjas sharing their knowledge, featured jobs from the Blackbaud Community jobs board, hot topics in Community, and more…  

Happy Wednesday, Blackbaud Community, 


Today is day two of the Blackbaud Developers’ Conference, a three-day virtual gathering for technology enthusiasts and all-levels of professional and low-code developers, savvy database managers, and business analysts that is full of exciting technical sessions, learning and networking opportunities (and some fun)! If you are attending, you will want to make sure you are subscribed to our SKY Developer community so after the conference you can continue the conversations with your fellow change architects who are innovating and transforming their use of Blackbaud’s software. 

Not registered? Don’t worry, there’s still time to register and catch some sessions live or view sessions on-demand! 


In the latest episode of the sgENGAGE podcast, learn from Elizabeth (Liz) Gousse Ballotte, principal at PKF O’Connor Davies, about why due diligence is important in grantmaking organizations and the practices they can adopt to ensure they are compliant with legal requirements.  

Listen to the full episode HERE. 


Congratulations to our newest green ninjas – All three are Blackbaud Certified ninjas who have lent their considerable knowledge to the Blackbaud Community. Please help us by congratulating them on achieving the highest level that our Community ninjas can attain! These are your superstar Community members that you can look to for advice and information. 

Daniel Weaver - Daniel has been a part of the community since the beginning (wow!). Blackbaud Certified™ in Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT® fundamentals, he is quick to hop in and give advice to new Community members, whether product tips or easy ways to earn points and badges.

Robin Waldinger - Robin has been an active community member for over five years. She regularly shares her knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT® and has 140 replies throughout the entire community! Robin’s also bookmarked a number of discussions on her profile page that can help other members – check them out!  

Dana Burton – Dana is a relatively new member of the Blackbaud Community (joining in 2021), but do not let that fool you; she is quick to hop in and impart her knowledge from her Raiser’s Edge fundamentals-level certification to other Community members and cheer them on as they tackle their goals.  



Search the hashtag   #gninja in your product community to find content recommended or answered by our most knowledgeable super users, the Green Ninjas!   
The next meeting of the green ninja- run Blackbaud Users Field of Dreams multi-product user group is June 16th. View the event page for more details. 

Note – this was previously scheduled for June 9th, so if you had this on your calendar, make sure you update it! 

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.  


Did you know the Blackbaud Community has a job board! You can post your job openings and members can also post that they are looking for a job. We are curious if you’ve ever posted a job and hired someone because of the community or if you got a job from the community. Let us know in the comments below!  


Education Technology Support Specialist – Brookline, MA

Director of Marketing - Remote

Executive Director of Development – Chattanooga, TN 


Organizational Best Practices: Rules & Procedures for Database Entry  

Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT® Transition from Financial Edge® to Financial Edge NXT®  

Blackbaud Church Management™  How do I search for lapsed members?   

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 Altru®: Hand held 2-D scanner recommendations

Blackbaud K-12 Education Solutions™: Diploma / elective courses

Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions™: Bulk Uploading Applications Best Practices   


Blackbaud eTapestry™: Mysteries of eTapestry Part 1 – Queries (June 16) 

Blackbaud eTapestry™: Mysteries of eTapestry Part 2 – Reports (June 21) 

Hiring For Success: What you need in a Blackbaud Luminate Online® admin (June 22) 

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

How do I... in the Community? 

Please post any questions about how to use Community on this thread so, we can build a mini encyclopedia of how to use Community! 

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 06/08/2022 12:12pm EDT

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Shout out to the newest Green recruits. You guys rock!

Congratulations, @Daniel Weaver, @Robin Waldinger, and @Dana Burton! Welcome to the GreenNinjas!

Thanks for all the links. Cute dog, I hope they enjoy hiking themselves, and not just being carried, ?.