The Buzz: January 25, 2023
Welcome to this week's edition of THE BUZZ! In this edition, you will find: a change to the Blackbaud Community home page, a chance to earn some big bonus points by helping others, and a delicious topic that will surely make your mouth water. Let’s dive in!
Happy Wednesday, Community!
Roll out the Red Carpet:
In 2022, the Blackbaud Community welcomed 15,264 new members. For many, the gateway into the community experience is our front door - our home page!
In the spirit of welcoming all our new members in 2023, we’ve made a small but impactful change to the home page. We are featuring our amazing help page and our FAQs about the Blackbaud Community to help those just starting out (and those of you who have been around a while but need a reminder about something) find all the answers they need to be successful. If you haven’t checked out all the great resources on the help page, please do! We have everything from how to create a rock star profile, to earning points/badges, to a forum that updates you on all the changes happening in Community.
New sgEngage Podcast:
As part of Blackbaud’s series on the Future of Nonprofit Finance, Sarah Curry sat down with George Werbacher, the Senior Manager for Information Security, to discuss how nonprofit organizations can prioritize cyber security in 2023. Listen to the podcast today!
Blackbaud K–12 Education Solutions™: Got Ideas? Let’s Put Them To Good Use!
Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions™: Partial Credit on Multiple Choice Assessment questions
Raiser’s Edge®: (Member Resource) How To Create Yearly Tax Statements - PDF
Blackbaud Altru®: Extract first gift date in power automate
Blackbaud Luminate Online®: Luminate Online Enablement: Use Luminate Online Functionality to Build/Manage Your Sustaining Gift Program
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 CRM™ & Blackbaud Internet Solutions™: Handling non-English versions of Titles within the code table list of values
Blackbaud Altru®: Visitation Report per Membership
Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT®: Email Consent (Best Practices)
Raiser’s Edge®: Gift adjustment for one gift into two gifts
Raiser’s Edge®: Acknowledgement SOP or Process/Procedures
Financial Edge® & Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT®: Guidance with credit card purchases and 1099s
Financial Edge® & Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT® Field mapping from Raisers Edge to Financial Edge
Organizational Best Practices: Campus scheduling
Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions™ – Financial Aid return
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.
Manager, Partnerships – Citymeals on Wheels (New York, New York)
Alumni Engagement Coordinator – South Dakota Mines Center (Rapid City, SD)
Digital Program Manager – Avalon Consulting Group (WFH Flexible)
Member looking for work: Full time remote worker in Database Management.
Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT®: Quantifying the Value of "Hand-raisers" in Planned Giving (January 31st)
Sky Developer: Power BI User Group Monthly Meet-up - Blackbaud Community (February 8th)
Just for Fun!
In case you missed it, our members have each other drooling over their favorite popcorn flavors. How you can beat kettle corn is beyond me, but what’s your favorite??
Celebrating community Capricorns and Aquariuses!
Are you a January birthday (like me!) Let us know in the comments below, so we can give you a proper birthday shout-out.
Do you know if the Power BI User Group is only for users, or can someone very interested in being a user join the meeting?
Yes Jan 3rd for me and b-day twin!
5th for me! Happy Birthday!
Happy early birthday!!