The Buzz: November 30, 2022 8759

The Buzz: November 30, 2022


Welcome to this week's edition of THE BUZZ! In this edition, you will find: Season of Giving is now, the Blackbaud Community Team needs your vote, upcoming events, featured jobs, helping out your fellow community members to earn bonus points in community, and more...

Happy Wednesday Community,

The Season of Giving is Here

Our annual Season of Giving campaign is here! This year, we are excited to give YOU a chance to earn a shiny new badge – our very first limited-edition, seasonal one! The holidays are a great time to give back to our community of peers, and over the next three weeks, we’ll be looking for you to complete three tasks to earn the new badge. 
  • Give back task #1: ask a question or start a discussion sharing your favorite product tip/trick.  
  • Give back task #2: answer an unanswered question in your product(s) community and/or mark your questions as answered. 

These tasks will go a long way in continuing to make Blackbaud Community a friendly, useful site and will help others connect with you in a more meaningful way!. 

You must complete all three tasks by 6:00pm ET on December 21st in order to earn the badge. We’ll be awarding the badge on a weekly basis (every Friday afternoon), so the sooner you complete these tasks, the sooner you’ll have the badge! 

And stay tuned because in the coming weeks we will also have bonus point opportunities for all new badge holders! 

We would LOVE your vote for the Blackbaud Community! 

We previously shared that the Blackbaud Community is officially a nominee for the 2023 CMX Community Industry Awards in the “customer success community” category. 

The community managers work hard for our members to create a fun, engaging, and supportive space. We also work closely with our colleagues at Blackbaud to provide useful content and to ensure your voices are heard. 

If you feel like the Community adds value to your work, we’d appreciate if you would consider casting your vote Blackbaud under “Customer Success Community” on the voting form! Voting closes this Friday, December 2nd.

How COVID-19 Changed the Nonprofit and Local Government Funding and Reporting Landscape:

In the latest sgENGAGE blog post, learn about some of the recent changes to the government funding and reporting landscape and how they might impact your organization if it receives federal funds.

Featured Topics:

Blackbaud K-12 Solutions™: Listing a Dropped Class on the Transcript 

Blackbaud Award Management™: Sign-In and Sign-Up Buttons  

Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge®: Policies, Procedures, and Manuals, OH MY! (NEW RESPONSES!)

Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT®: Board Members Query in Data Base

Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT®: Lists scrolling as I exclude records

Blackbaud Luminate Online®: TeamRaiser Enablement – Managing Your Facebook Integration

Score Some Points and Help a Fellow Community Member:

Here's how: answer these questions with few or no responses! We will be awarding 1,000 points to any user who can answer one of these questions in Community this week
Blackbaud Guided Fundraising™: Semester Trends for Pick Ups/Donations for Call Center
Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT®: Donation Form checkbox to opt for E-Receipt

Blackbaud Altru®: Mobile check-in

Blackbaud CRM™: Business card scan and import to CRM

Blackbaud Grantmaking™: Using reminders in Blackbaud Grantmaking

Blackbaud Student Information System™: Assessing Blackbaud Learning Management System

Career Builder:

Did you know the Blackbaud Community has a job board? You can post your organization’s job openings and members can also post that they are looking for a job.

This week’s featured jobs:

Director, Southwest Chapter (Remote)

Director, Southeast Chapter (Remote)

Database Specialist (Jacksonville, FL)

Major Gift Officer (Portland, ME)

Data Integrity Coordinator (Hybrid / San Diego, CA)


Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT®: So You Survived Giving Tuesday (Dec 6 & 8)

Blackbaud eTapestry®: December eTapestry Customer Success Enablement Webinars (Dec 6 & 8)  

Organizational Best Practices: Stewarding beyond GivingTuesday (Dec 8)

Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT®: Reduce processing fees with Complete Cover and Donor Cover (Dec 15)

Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT®: Making the most out of Gift Receipting and Giving Statements – CANADA ONLY (Dec 20)

How do I… in 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 11/30/2022 2:45pm EST

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I am working on mine. Can you tell me how to mark a question answered??

The first badges have been awarded! If you feel like you did the steps and don't see the badge, let me know and I'll recheck actions. Congrats to the seven people who have the new badge!

The new seasonal badge is super exciting and a FIRST for our community. I'm really excited to see how many people earn it this season of giving. :-)

Sounds great! Will there by any contests this year? Also, does the discussion have to be about sharing a tip?

Like @Bobby Steurer, I'd love this badge. I think I checked all the boxes this morning!

I'm itchin' to snag it!