The Buzz: April 2023 Edition!
Welcome to the April 2023 edition of the Buzz! Read on to learn about our new April member challenge and exclusive new badge, Blackbaud Product Update Briefings, a new feature of the Blackbaud Community that celebrates your ideas, and more.
April is here and along with it are some exciting new things in Blackbaud Community.
Let’s kick things off with the community newest feature, which is also the focal point of April’s member challenge: the Blackbaud Community ideas page!
We created this page to collect ideas from our members on how we can improve our community. In addition to suggesting new ideas for features or functionality you’d like to see in Blackbaud Community, you can also upvote or downvote existing ideas. The Blackbaud Community team will regularly review the ideas and votes as we continue to ensure we are creating an engaging experience for our members.
But wait, there's more! For the month of April, anyone that posts an idea for an improvement to the community will receive this exclusive limited-time only badge:
We’re excited to recognize the top contributors in Blackbaud Community for Q1 2023. These community members earned the most points over the course of the entire quarter:
Top Contributor (Partner): Austen Brown with 61,895 points!
Top Contributor (Member): JoAnn Strommen with 25,380 points!
Top Ten Contributors (Members): Alex Wong, Tina Pappas, Jennifer Kluh, Dana Burton, Dan Snyder, Dariel Dixon, Whitney Shelton, Elizabeth Johnson, Miki Martin, and John Ronan.
Collectively, they earned a whopping 241,000+ points for the quarter!
Want to be recognized as a Top Contributor for Q2? Find out how to rise to the top by reading “How to Earn Points in Community.”
Blackbaud Product Update Briefings:
The Product Update Briefings are this month! From innovations to roadmaps, be sure to sign up to learn more about the products that impact your work. Attend a live session or sign up to receive a recording of the session.
A quick note: Blackbaud Fundraiser Performance Management™, Blackbaud Guided Fundraising™, DonorCentrics, and in-product capabilities will all be covered under the Data Intelligence product update briefing on Wednesday, April 26th at 3pm est.
bbcon 2023 Call for Speakers
You still have time to submit a proposal to speak at bbcon 2023 in Denver, Colorado! Blackbaud is looking for experienced software user success stories, use-case scenarios, tips and tricks, and lessons learned. Do you have expertise to share? Visit bbconference.com by April 13 to learn more about speaker requirements and to submit your proposal.
We are also getting excited about bbdevdays bbdevdays in June! Registration is now open for Blackbaud’s conference for all developers – from novice to expert – and you can sign up for notifications in the SKY Developer community to stay on top of discussions about this year’s virtual conference and to learn more about in-person regional workshops.
Check out the new ENGAGE Blog!
ENGAGE, Blackbaud's thought leadership blog (formerly called sgENGAGE), just got a makeover! Head over now to check out all the great articles full of tips and insights to help you have a bigger impact in your role.
Check out these upcoming events that will help you maximize your impact and be sure to reserve your spot:
Microsoft Power Platform Regional Workshop - Arlington, VA (April 6th at 9am in Arlington, Virginia)
Microsoft Power BI User Group Meet-up (User group recurring event) (April 12th at 12pm ET)
Product Tour: Introduction to Blackbaud Grantmaking™ (April 13th at 1pm ET)
Building a Roadmap for Organizational Change Management (April 19th at 1pm ET)
Blackbaud Users Field of Dreams (user-led recurring event) (April 20th at 1pm ET)
Happy Birthday to Us!
Happy Birthday to all of our Aries and Taurus's. You are in good company, as the Blackbaud Community is celebrating its EIGHTH birthday on Saturday, April 8th. We want to give you a proper birthday shout-out, so if you are celebrating a birthday in April, let us know in the comments below!
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April fool's day baby here :) Happy birthday BB Community!
Congrats everyone!! ?
Happy 8th birthday community!!!!!!!!!