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The Buzz: February 1, 2023


Welcome to this week's edition of THE BUZZ! In this edition, you will find: Blackbaud wins Trust Radius Awards, a chance at a limed-edition badge in the Blackbaud Community, a chance to earn some big bonus points by helping others, and an action-figure based question. Let’s dive in!

Happy Wednesday, Community!


We have some exciting news to share! Three of Blackbaud’s products recently won Winter 2023 “Best of” awards from Trust Radius, a site that helps technology buyers make informed decisions by providing verified reviews and ratings. A hearty congratulations to Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT®, Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT®, and Blackbaud eTapestry®! 

You can learn more about the awards here.


In December, we gave members an opportunity to earn a limited-time-only badge in our season of giving engagement campaign. So many of you participated and gave positive feedback on the ability to earn a special badge, that we have decided to offer the opportunity to earn a new badge every month!

Starting today, February 1st, 2023, through the end of February, you can earn the limited-time-only “social networking” badge by adding a link to at least one of your social media profiles (LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook) in your Blackbaud Community profile. It’s all about helping you connect with other members here in the Blackbaud Community in a way that helps deepen your personal interactions and continue to broaden your network.


For the duration of February, we’ve also increased the points you can earn from sharing a blog post or event to your social media channels from 50 points to 250 points! So, start sharing now, because once February 28th ends, there’s no Leap Year Day to rely on – you must earn this badge before the clock strikes March 1st!

To go along with our newly launched monthly challenges, we’ve created a Blackbaud Community Challenges page that makes it easy to keep track of all of them, ask any questions, and/or just brag about your accomplishment! We will also be showcasing everyone who completed them. Subscribe to the forum to be the first to learn when new challenges are posted! 


The member search page received a sleek new update over the weekend! In addition to the new look, you’ll also now find the search filter condensed under the search bar at the top of the page instead of appearing in a long list on the left side. You can search for members using the following criteria: 
  • Products/Solutions Interest 
  • Job Role(s) 
  • Title 
  • Organization Type 
  • Organization Name 

Let us know if you love the change in the comments below!

NEW sgENGAGE BLOG POST: Future of Non-Profit Finance – Cybersecurity

As part of Blackbaud’s series on the Future of Nonprofit Finance, Sarah Curry sat down with George Werbacher, senior manager for Information Security at Blackbaud, to discuss how nonprofit organizations can prioritize cyber security in 2023. Listen to the podcast HERE.


Blackbaud Enrollment Management System™: Opening Re-enrollment best practices  

Blackbaud K-12 Education Solutions™: Can a candidate still upload forms to their checklist if they are assigned to a review committee?

Raiser’s Edge®: Determining Head of Household

The Tap - Just for Fun: What's your Action Figure Accessory?

Blackbaud Stewardship Management®: Donor email best practices and report samples sharing

Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT®: Goal Meter & Performance Metrics

Raiser’s Edge®: Data Standards and Governance Policy

Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions™: 1098T Publish to Students Without TCC Number recommendations?

Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT®: Expense Management when entering payables post-date field function best practices

Organizational Best Practices: New Donor Onboarding/Welcome Processes


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.


Full Time Temporary Raiser’s Edge Power User Opportunity (Washington DC / Baltimore, MD)

Director of Individual Giving (Washington DC)

Development Associate (Seattle, WA)

Chief Development Officer (Seattle, WA)

Associate Director of Financial Aid Systems (Richmond, VA)


SKY Developer: Power BI User Group Monthly Meet-up (Feb 8)

Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT®: Automate Your Organization with Microsoft Power Platform (Feb 14)

Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT®: Data Visualization to the Rescue! (Feb 14)

Green Ninja Hosted Event: Blackbaud Users Field of Dreams (Feb 16)

Blackbaud eTapestry®: eTapestry: Office Hours with an Expert (Feb 28)
News Community News 02/01/2023 1:51pm EST

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The member search page looks great, but I miss having the ability to search by zip code or city/state.

Hi @Jane Van Ingen - We removed the ability to search by zipcode for privacy concerns, but if a member puts an address on their profile page and offers that information publicly you can still see where they are from.

Way to go on the award from Trust Radius!!

Congrats on the award!