Member Spotlight

Meet Patricia Morrison!

Meet (and friend!) Patricia Morrison, a Financial Edge, Raiser's Edge, Blackbaud Merchant Services, and NetCommunity user, with Pearl Buck International.
Meet Patricia Morrison!

This week's member spotlight shines on Raiser's Edge, BBMS, NetCommunity, and Financial Edge user, Patricia Morrison, with Pearl S. Buck International.

Patricia's Community Profile


Tell us about your family (fur babies count!) "Married, no kids. Just celebrated 25 years with a trip to France. Our fur baby is in doggie heaven, miss her!  Brother, Sister, Brothers-in-law, Sister-in-law, Nieces, Nephews and Mom live close by, two moved to Houston and Boston, more places to visit."

Where do you live? "Harleysville, PA."

What do you like to do for fun? "Scrapbooking, Wine & Dinner with friends, Vacations with friends, Antique & Flea Markets, decorating."
What’s a life achievement you are particularly proud of?
"I have had a great career in Corporate IT, Software Development & Project Management. Now work in the non-profit world."

What’s one memory that always makes you smile? "My wedding, we laughed through the entire ceremony!"

What is one interesting fact about yourself most people don't know? "A lot of people think I am very technical.  They are surprised to see a very creative, artistic side too."
Tell us about your organization: "Founded by the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author, Pearl Buck, we are carrying on her legacy, vision and mission.  We are a pretty small organization, focusing on childhood education & health, especially overseas where Pearl lived and travelled.  We also have her historic national landmark home her in Bucks County, PA."

What’s a typical day like for you? "Anything & Everything RE or NetCommunity! Gifts, TY letters, receipts & reminders, pledges & recurring gifts, events, exports, queries, website updates, bulk emails, crystal reports."
What’s the best part of your job? "Having a technical background, I love the tasks that are very technical, programming, website redesign, business reengineering, etc."

What advice would you give someone starting out in the non-profit field? "I have only worked for one organization so I have to base this answer on this environment.  Very flexible, whatever the hot potato of the day is, donor focused."

What do you love about the Blackbaud Community? "Everyone shares information, ask any question, very supportive. Community expands to Facebook, User Groups, etc."
Finally, if you had 24 hours before the asteroid hit, what would you spend your time doing? "If the asteroid were coming, I would gather up my family & friends, fly to Grand Cayman, and have 24 hours of sun, fun, sand, surf, laughter, food & wine!  Maybe it would not hit the Caribbean!"
Posted by Crystal Bruce on Mar 21, 2018 9:00 AM America/New_York

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Glad to have you here in the Community, Patricia! Happy 25 year anniversary too - quite the milestone! :) 
  • Posted Wed 21 Mar 2018 03:52 PM EDT
Great profile!  First I thought you said you would go to the Grand Canyon...and got confused when I read 'surf' - then re-read. Grand Cayman is beautiful - but hopefully you will visit for nicer reasons :)   Welcome to the Community!!
  • Posted Thu 22 Mar 2018 09:42 AM EDT
Great profile!  Would love to travel with you somewhere, I think.  :-)
  • Posted Thu 22 Mar 2018 03:00 PM EDT
Glad to have you as part of the Community!  And congrats on 25 years as well! 
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 12:44 PM EDT
Congratulations on your 25th wedding anniversary! What an important milestone.
  • Posted Wed 04 Apr 2018 02:55 PM EDT