The Buzz: November 2023 Edition!
Welcome to this month’s edition of The Buzz. Inside you’ll find exciting details about the upcoming Blackbaud Product Update Briefings (including an exclusive related monthly challenge badge opportunity), nominations for the Blackbaud Community 2024 All-Star co-hort, GivingTuesday, and more!
Happy November, Community! There is a lot going on, so let’s get started.
Register Now for the Upcoming Product Update Briefings:
The Product Update Briefings are happening next week, and you’ll want to be a part of them – register now!
You’ll hear the product teams recap what they’ve been working on over the last several months, share recent product enhancements, and discuss their future vision for the product.
The sessions start on November 14th and run until the 16th and are available regionally in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Pacific.
November Monthly Challenge:
This month’s challenge is centered around the Blackbaud Product Update Briefings! After you watch the Product Update Briefing for your Blackbaud solution(s), be sure to head to the relevant product community and participate in the discussion sharing what you are excited about. We’ll publish a blog post next week in Community News with links to all the discussions to make it easy for you to participate.
Members who respond to these discussions will receive this exclusive badge for completing November’s monthly challenge:
Community Tip of the Month:
Did you know that our product teams use your ideas for improving the products and you can submit those ideas right here in the community?
The ideas banks live in each product community and are easily accessible by clicking “ideas’ on the top navigation menu.
Please note that the ideas banks are hosted on a separate platform and require a separate log in from your Blackbaud ID.
2024 All-Star Nominations:
We are getting ready to welcome our newest cohort of Blackbaud Community All-Stars! Nominations are now open through November 17, and we encourage everyone to nominate themselves or another member of the Community who they find to be engaged, helpful, and a great source of expertise and information.
You can read more about what we’re looking for in All-Stars here, including what’s expected and the benefits of joining this exemplary group of Community members. Please don’t be shy about nominating yourself if you are an active member who often shares your knowledge with others and this program sounds like something you’d enjoy being a part of!
Use this form to start nominating!
bbcon 2023 Virtual Now Open:
If you were unable to attend bbcon 2023 in Denver, we have you covered! bbcon 2023 Virtual is now open and you can rewatch all of the exciting mainstage moments and catch select breakout sessions on-demand. Register now for your free virtual pass.
GivingTuesday will be here before you know it—are you ready?
GivingTuesday is coming up on Tuesday, November 28th! That’s just a little over two weeks away.
Whether you’re contemplating participating in GivingTuesday for the first time or you’ve been doing it for years, our 2023 social and email templates—complete with planning worksheets and tips for leveraging AI—will provide you with the tools you need to not only energize and engage your current supporters, but also attract new donors from around the world who are passionate about your cause.
Quick-start goals and planning worksheet
Email templates and sample timing schedule
Social media worksheets and post templates
Tips on how to leverage AI to create campaign content
Get your free templates here—and use them to plan your best GivingTuesday yet!
What are your plans for GivingTuesday? Let us know in this discussion happening in Organizational Best Practices!
Check out these upcoming events that will help you maximize your impact:
Register now: Blackbaud Product Update Briefings – stay current with Blackbaud solution updates and industry trends. Several sessions are available, and dates and times vary by product. (Tuesday, November 14th – Wednesday, November 16th)
Group Meetup: Microsoft Power Automate User Group Meet-up (Tuesday, November 14th at noon et)
Customer-Led User Group: Blackbaud User Field of Dreams (Thursday, November 16th at 1pm ct)
Webinar (Grantmaking): Learning and Unlearning to be Next Level (Monday, November 20th at 11am et)
Happiest of birthdays to our Scorpios and Sagittariuses! Let us know in the comments below if your birthday falls in the month of November and we will give you a birthday shout-out.
My birthday was the month! The 15th! :) Scorpios Unite!
Idea bank is absolutely worthwhile! I have seen things that I have submitted through idea bank come to fruition. If you are thinking something could work easier, go over and look and see if the idea exists, if it does vote for it! Votes do count in this case. If it doesn't exist, submit the idea. You are probably not the only person who thinks that way.