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The Buzz: December 21, 2022


Welcome to this week's edition of THE BUZZ! In this edition, you will find: Season of Giving update, the latest sgENGAGE podcast, 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 Campaign is Almost Done!

Our annual Season of Giving campaign ends today! Thank you to the 30 Blackbaud Community members we have awarded the limited-edition badge for this campaign to! And YOU still have a chance to earn it. Badge winners are also now featured on our Featured Members page!


There are only three steps you need to complete, all of which are important ways that you can help make Blackbaud Community a friendly, useful site and help others connect with you in a more meaningful way:  
  • Task #1: ask a question or start a discussion sharing your favorite product tip/trick.
  • Task #2: answer an unanswered question in your product(s) community and/or mark your questions as answered. 
  • Task #3: freshen up your profile picture, update your bio, and/or change your cover photo.  

You must complete all three tasks by 6:00pm ET today, December 21st in order to earn the badge. Everyone who completes this challenge will see the badge appear in their profile tomorrow. 

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


In this latest edition of the sgENGAGE podcast, listen to an excerpt of a conversation with Satonya Fair, president and CEO of PEAK Grantmaking, as she encourages grantmaking organizations to rethink their relationship with risk. Instead of focusing on being responsible for the foundation, she recommends looking to how organizations build deeper relationships with applicants and grantees and be poised to be responsive to the needs of the community. LISTEN HERE.

Featured Topics:

(Green Ninja Recommended!) Raiser’s Edge®: Policies, Procedures & Manuals Oh My!

Blackbaud eTapestry® Tip/Trick: Moving a Donation to Another Account

Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions™: Coming Soon – 360 Profiles

Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT®: Key Matching Gift Strategies to Round Out Your Year-End Fundraising

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 Altru: VolunteerHub Integration

Blackbaud CRM: Crypto Donations
Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT®: Gift List based on static query

Did you know that we have an entire Blackbaud Community Unanswered Questions page? It’s true! If you’re looking to answer even more questions, here’s the link!

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:

Development Database Manager (San Francisco, CA)

Director of Public Grants (Worcester, MA)

Gift Processing & Donor Data Specialist (Phoenix, AZ)

Database Manager – Raiser’s Edge (St. Louis, MO)

Advancement Services Manager (Savannah, GA)


SKY Developer: Microsoft Power BI User Group Meet-Up (Jan 11)

SKY Developer: Microsoft Power Automate User group Meet-Up (Jan 17)

Green Ninja Hosted Event: Blackbaud Users Field of Dreams (Jan 19)

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! 

And finally, wishing each and every one of our Blackbaud Community members a safe and happy holiday season!
  • Crystal, Elizabeth, and Ray; your Blackbaud Community Management Team


News Community News 12/21/2022 12:58pm EST

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Thank you all and Happy New Year!

Thanks for all you do for the Community! Happy New Year!

To our Blackbaud Community Management Team - thank you for all that you do to make this community rock! Happy Holidays!

Thank you! Happy Holidays to you as well!!

@Crystal Bruce @Ray Bergman @Elizabeth Perron — thanks for all that you do. Happy Holidays!!

Appreciate you! Happy Holidays!!