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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!

Featured Topics:

 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

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.

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.

Upcoming Events: 

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.

News Community News 01/25/2023 1:09pm EST

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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?

It's open! Just fill out the firm to sign up Power BI User Group Monthly Meet-up - Blackbaud Community

@Crystal Bruce - right there with you! January 4th

Yes Jan 3rd for me and b-day twin!

Dan Snyder Dan Snyder Feb '23

And let's round it out with the 3rd of Jan. for me. Shared with the talented @Maya Rosman

5th for me! Happy Birthday!

@Crystal Bruce February baby - and I am very disappointed if it's not raining and wintery.

Happy early birthday!!

Dan Snyder Dan Snyder Jan '23

@Crystal Bruce January Bday, guilty as charged

@Dan Snyder @Crystal Bruce Happy Belated from your fun loving Leo friend!

Happy Birthday!!