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The Buzz: March 2023 Edition!


Welcome to the March 2023 edition of the Buzz! Read on to learn about our new March member challenge and exclusive new badge, upcoming events, and a very important update about the Buzz.

Hello Community,

You’ll notice that today’s Buzz looks slightly different! We’re excited to share that we’re evolving the format and frequency of the Buzz to ensure we continue to send you the most relevant and important Blackbaud Community news while being mindful of the number of communications you are receiving from us.

Many of you have set subscriptions in your product/solution communities and are receiving notifications on a daily or weekly about all the great discussions and content happening there. That’s why going forward, we’ll be sending out the Buzz on a monthly basis to keep you updated on the news, platform updates, events, and other important information that is relevant to members across the Blackbaud Community.

As we continue to optimize the new format, we’d love to hear from you what is most helpful and if there is anything else you’d like us to include. Please leave your feedback in the comments section!

March’s Monthly Challenge!

One cornerstone of Blackbaud Community is making connections with other members – truly creating a community of professionals with similar goals who can learn from one another as we all strive to build a better world.

That’s why we’ve now placed an “Introduce Yourself” thread to the top of each product/solution community. Take a few minutes to introduce yourself and help other community members get to know you a little better, and to read through and learn more about your peers.

For the month of March, each member that replies to this thread in at least one community will receive this limited-time-only badge:

In the spirit of this challenge, points value for responding to any question will also go from 100 to 300 for the month of March.

Congratulations to the February Challenge Participants!

We also want to congratulate the 80 members who are now the proud owners of the exclusive Social Networking badge from our February Challenge. They earned the badge by updating their social media sites on their community profiles!

The Engage Blog™: Nonprofit Email Basics

“You had me at hello.” Are your organization’s fundraising emails getting lost among the hundreds of other emails your stakeholders are receiving each day? The Engage Blog’s new article,’: “Nonprofit Email Basics,” takes a look at the steps you can take to ensure your organization is getting its message across and effectively. From subject line, to preview text, to crafting your message, find out how you can engage them from start to finish.

March Events:

Skills UP Webinar Series:

Creating a Change-Ready Culture (March 8th)

Becoming Agile in a Modern Cloud World (March 22nd)

You can always see all of the upcoming events for the month HERE on the Blackbaud Community events calendar.

Bookmark These Helpful Pages:

Here are a few helpful links in the Blackbaud Community that you should add to your favorites to make sure you are staying on top of the latest features and posts:

  • Jobs Board: Post your organization's open roles here for free to recruit quality candidates

  • Featured Members: Check out our community member spotlights and see who is participating in the current month’s challenge)

  • Community Leaderboard: Find out where you stand in the Blackbaud Community points rankings!

  • Help Page: FAQs and guidance on using the Blackbaud Community

Just for Fun: What’s in Bloom?

The calendar says spring is still about 20 days away here in the US, but outside my window, spring is springing into action! The azaleas are already peaking, so that got me wondering – what's in bloom where you are or what are you looking forward to seeing bloom? Post a picture in the comments!

Celebrating our Pisces and Aries!

Do you have a birthday in March? Let us know in the comments below, so we can wish you a very, very Happy Birthday.

Have a great March, Community! 🍀

News Community News 03/01/2023 3:39pm EST

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I'm a March baby ?

Happy Birthday!!

Hi Crystal - The “Introduce Yourself” Pin is not at the top of the Products/Solutions page. Recent discussion posts has moved this discussion down.

Thanks! Working on figuring out why!