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The Buzz: June 22, 2022


Welcome to this week's edition of THE BUZZ!

In this edition, you will find:  
A colorful change is here, boost your badges, one last chance for Blackbaud Developers’ Conference, featured jobs from the Blackbaud Community jobs board, hot topics in Community, and more…  

Happy Wednesday, Blackbaud Community, 

You may have noticed that the Blackbaud Community has a new look! We have adopted an updated color palette that you’ve no doubt seen on and will be seeing more and more in Blackbaud content and communications. These new colors were selected in consultation with customers (including Community members!) and are designed to reflect our brand personality and meet ADA web accessibility standards. We are excited to see some of you already giving feedback…member Lauren Henderson said, “I like the purple!” We do too, Lauren! We hope everyone embraces the new look as you will continue to see it rolled out across the platform in areas such as badges. 


Our “Boost Your Badges” campaign is underway, and points values are TRIPLED for asking a question and answering a question. Since the launch, last week, we 've seen 77 new questions and 192 replies. 

We’d also like to extend a big congratulations to all the NEW level five badge holders - the Community now has 291 level five Facilitators (answering a question) and 40 level five Inquirers (asking a question)! Let’s keep boosting those levels! 


Did you have a chance to attend (virtually) Blackbaud Developers’ Conference? 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! Learn more 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 have 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!  


Associate director of data & reporting (Versailles, KY)

Director of advancement services (Carlisle, MO)

Senior manager of donor services (Nashville, TN)

Donor stewardship manager (Los Angeles, CA)

Database manager (Denver, CO)


Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT®: Complete cover program feedback

Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge®: Windows 11 compatibility

Blackbaud K–12 Education Solutions™ How to schedule lunch but associate it to a different teacher?

Just for Fun: Buzzwords that make you laugh or cringe


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 Blackbaud eTapestry

Blackbaud Grantmaking™  What is your favorite example of including diversity, equity, and inclusion in the grantmaking process?


Best of #bbdevdays (the Blackbaud Developers’ Conference) (June 29)

Evolving Your Fundraising Toolkit with TeamRaiser and JustGiving® from Blackbaud® (June 29)
Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT®: Solving the Mid-Level Gift Mystery (June 29)

Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT®: Streamline data entry with add-ins (June 30)

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 06/22/2022 12:40pm EDT

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Question about Best of DevDays. Is it June 29th or July 20th? Two different dates are referenced in this Buzz…. Thanks!

I was advised that the June 29 session was rescheduled due to a conflict with another webinar.

Great question Carlene! It's BOTH. July 20th can be registered for HERE and June 29th can be registered for HERE

I just checked my profile for badges and I seemed to have lost my Ninja badge, who would I address to be able to get that back in place?

You can email and we'll get it sorted out!

Love the new color scheme!

I love the purple!

We are also big fans of the purple!