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The Buzz: June 15, 2022


Welcome to this week's edition of THE BUZZ!

In this edition, you will find:  
Boost your badge, Claim your K-12 Conference badge, one last chance at Dev Con, featured jobs from the Blackbaud Community jobs board, hot topics in Community, and more…  

Happy Wednesday, Blackbaud Community, 

We are excited to announce our newest campaign, Boost your Badges! We’ve updated the criteria for two of our most important badges, Facilitator (answering a question) and Inquirer (asking a question), to make it easier to level up. (We’re looking at you, all those who have been eying those level five badges!)

Additionally, starting today through August 15th, you’ll earn triple points for answering and asking questions! Every reply will get you 300 points, and every question, 600 points. Here’s your chance to earn some bonus points and up your Community ranking, while also working toward that next level on the Facilitator and Inquirer badges – all while gaining and sharing insights along the way!

Here is your first look at the new leveling up system for Facilitator & Inquirer:


Have fun boosting those badges!


A quick note to let you know that the Amplifier badge is currently not working correctly in Community. Our platform vendor is aware and working to fix the issue. In the meantime, you will not be getting credit for social shares. We’ve kept a record of your levels for this badge, and once it’s fixed you’ll be able to continue leveling up again. 


Are you planning on attending this year’s virtual Blackbaud K-12 Conference? Claim your attendee badge here!



Did you have a chance to attend (virtually) last week’s #bbdevdays? If not, don’t worry - you can still view sessions on-demand here!

And Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT® and Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT® users won’t want to miss the upcoming “best of” recap from the event on July 20th where you’ll learn about creative solutions you can apply to level up your own personal technical skills and increase efficiency in your use of technology to solve mission challenges!

Register here for a spot at Best of #bbdevdays (the Blackbaud Developers’ Conference.


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!  


Database manager (Denver, CO)

Senior Database Manager (Toronto, ON)

Grants Development Coordinator (West Hartford, CT)


Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT®: Golf Event participant help

Blackbaud K–12 Education Solutions™: How do you give teachers access to classes before terms start?


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 eTapestry®: Merging Membership Data from Another Software into eTap

Blackbaud Altru®: Looking for suggestions on collaborative software

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) 

June Thought Leadership webinar: Mission-Critical Data Security Best Practices for Grantmaking Organizations (June 23)

Live Enablement Session: Financial Edge NXT: Virtual Open Office Hours (June 23)

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 06/15/2022 1:46pm EDT

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Have the replies always nested and I didn't notice or is this a nice new thing?

I believe they always have :)

You are all invited to join us today at 1 pm CST for the Blackbaud Users Field of Dreams Zoom. This is an open Zoom to discuss anything about the database you use and helpful tips or find your solution area.

Is there a badge for the Developers Conference?

Hi! We don't this year, but that is something we can look at for next year!

Excellent question Amy!

Thanks, great news!

Nice – Thanks for the update!

Can't wait to see how many new level 5'ers we have with these badges!!

The link to the "Register here for the best of" Dev Con doesn't seem to be working either.

Thanks for pointing that out, @Candy Reichert - two links there; one for the registration and one for the hashtag :)

Thanks for the updates! I tried to access the link you referenced “up your community ranking,” but the link doesn't work.

Thank you Kadesha! I have corrected that funky link. It now guides you to the proper location.