Member Spotlight

Meet Patti Pizzano!

Meet (and friend!) Patti Pizzano, a Raiser's Edge, Blackbaud Merchant Services, Financial Edge, and NetCommunity user, with Belmont Abbey College.
Meet Patti Pizzano!

This week's member spotlight shines on Raiser's Edge, Financial Edge, NetCommunity, and BBMS user, Patti Pizzano, with Belmont Abbey College.

Patti's Community Profile


Tell us about your family (fur babies count!) "I have 3 sons, 1 daughter, and 3 grandsons. I also have a large family of 4 brothers and 2 sisters, and too many nieces and nephews to count!  I am also still lucky enough to have my mom and dad around."

Where do you live? "North Carolina."

What do you like to do for fun? "Love to babysit my grandkids, extreme couponer, and thrifty shopping!  I also love to travel."

What’s a life achievement you are particularly proud of? "Earning my BS In Accounting at 48, and my MBA at 50. This comes second, of course, to the birth of my children."

What’s one memory that always makes you smile? "Two years ago I drove a waverunner for the first time.  I was so aprehensive!  Now it is second nature, and makes me smile thinking about what I was missing out on!"

What is one interesting fact about yourself most people don't know? "I am a survivor of domestic abuse." 


Tell us about your organization: "We are a small private college located in Belmont, North Carolina."

What’s a typical day like for you? "Up at 5:30, off to work by 7. Work until 5.  I am manager of treasury and accounting, but also wear the purchasing manager hat.  There is never a time when there is nothing to do!"

What’s the best part of your job? "I really enjoy purchasing - as I said above, I am a couponer, so will never pay full price.  People come to me with their larger purchases and I can save the departments a lot of money."

What advice would you give someone starting out in the non-profit field? "Non Profit accounting is very different than public accounting.  Be prepared to forget most of what you have learned - you have to relearn accounting!"

What do you love about the Blackbaud Community? "There is someone always willing to help answer your questions."
Finally.. if you were a sandwich, what kind of sandwich would you be? "I would be a BLT - they say you are what you eat and I love bacon!!!"
Posted by Crystal Bruce on Jan 31, 2018 9:00 AM America/New_York

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I tried some extreme couponing before, Patti! Also you love bacon. We're obviously kindred souls. Thanks for being part of the Community! 
  • Posted Wed 31 Jan 2018 02:49 PM EST
So fun to learn more about you, Patti!  I love your positive attitude!
  • Posted Tue 13 Feb 2018 10:13 AM EST
Nice to meet you, Patti! I'm in North Carolina too!!
  • Posted Tue 29 May 2018 03:27 PM EDT