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The Buzz: January 11, 2023


Welcome to this week's edition of THE BUZZ! In this edition, you will find: 2022 community stats, the latest sgENGAGE blog post, upcoming events, featured jobs, helping out your fellow community members to earn bonus points in community, and more...

Happy Wednesday, Community!

As we get moving into 2023, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the great contributions within Blackbaud Community in 2022.

A big congratulations to our top contributors for 2022 – Austen Brown, a Blackbaud Partner with Prenger Solutions, with 3,626 actions and Jennifer Kluh, a Blackbaud customer with Charles Regional Center Medical Foundation, with 3,562 actions! 

Overall, in 2022 the Community as whole saw:
  • 4,572 questions asked 
  • 12,757 answers 
  • 4,521 connection requests accepted 
  • 746 blog comments 
  • 1,690 profile wall comments 

We are tallying up all community member actions for 2022 and will be unveiling some new badges as our way of saying thank you, so be on the lookout for those. We’ll also soon be sharing more exciting opportunities for rewarding contributions in 2023! 


Mindful Techie founder and CEO Marquette Whitlock discusses the struggle with finding the right balance between work and having a fulfilling personal life when you’re committed to making a difference in the world. Read the full blog as we settle into the “new normal”.

Featured Topics:

Organizational Best Practices: Continued Education or Certifications Advice

Raiser’s Edge®: Relationship Tab - Individual relationships - Gender Neutral?
Financial Edge: Tax Season best practice - How to override Aatrix errors for 1099 out-of-state vendors.  

Blackbaud K-12 Solutions: The Month in Review - December 2022 

UPDATED ANSWER Blackbaud CRM and Blackbaud Internet Solutions: Is anyone doing anything with Crypto Donations?

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 Enrollment Management System™:  Looking for suggestions on an easy way to create a username when an email is not available 

Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT ®: Utilizing as Financial Edge NXT as the home for Gift Agreement Funds and Information

Raiser’s Edge®: Mail Merge to a Fillable PDF

Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT®: Setting a reminder to ask for an annual gift each year
Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT®: Grant Payment from Endowment Fund to pay on Pledge

SKY Developer: Donation form Add-In Error

Blackbaud CRM ™ and Blackbaud Internet Solutions ™: Advanced Donation Form – Payment Optimization Workflow

Blackbaud Stewardship Management™: Applicants Only – Visible to award recipients through a private 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:

Donor Database Administrator (Chicago, IL)

Raiser’s Edge / NXT Database Manager (Claremont, CA)

Development Services Coordinator (Los Angeles, CA)

Applications Programmer (Remote)

Director of Development Operations (Philadelphia, PA)

Gift Processing Manager (NYC)


Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT® Tax Season Webinars:
SKY Developer: Microsoft Power Automate User group Meet-Up (Jan 17)

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

eTapestry: Office Hours with an Expert (Jan 24)

Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT: A Complete Picture – How to Calculate and Communicate Indirect Program Costs (Jan 25)
News Community News 01/11/2023 1:19pm EST

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