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  • The Value Of Bbcon
    Interested in attending bbcon but unsure of how to communicate the return on investment? We’ve got you covered! Click here to visit the "Why Attend?" page of the bbcon website which includes key conference takeaways and a customizable justification letter (also attached here) to send to those approving your registration and travel.     But what ... more
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  • How Sweet It Is! Blackbaud University Day
    Blackbaud University Announces Training Day! If you’ve ever attended a training session with Blackbaud University, you know how much we love to talk about our favorite (yet fictional) nonprofit, Chocolate for All .  With all that talk about chocolate we thought…how can we make training even sweeter? How about an entire day of training at bbcon 2017 ? ... more
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  • Bbcon 2017 Early-Bird Registration Now Open!
    Registration for bbcon 2017 is officially open! Don’t miss the premiere tech gathering for organizations and change agents driving social good. Visit www.bbconference.com to register now and take advantage of early-bird pricing.   At this year’s conference, you’ll have the opportunity to: Learn from industry-leading experts on how to push your ... more
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  • Call For Speakers Open: bbcon 2017
    Don’t just be part of the good takeover. Fuel it! Share your story at bbcon 2017 / October 17–19, 2017. Submit your proposal today! As the annual conference for the social good community, bbcon is an opportunity to share insight that helps everyone working to do good in the world accomplish even more. This year, bbcon is headed to Baltimore, and we’re ... more
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  • bbcon Reception Photos Now Available for Download!
    Ah, the memories. Just a little over a month ago we said our goodbyes and we all flew, drove, or boarded a train away from National Harbor with a bag full of swag and a ton of great memories. Thanks to our resident photographer we have a whole new collection of memories to share with you today. The photographs from a selection of the many receptions are now ... more
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  • Urgent: Higher Ed Phone Charger Pack From Bbcon
    Over the weekend, a customer reported an incident involving the Higher Ed Phone Charger Pack from the Higher Ed booth at bbcon. If you picked up one of these packs (pictured right), we ask that you throw it away immediately. If you would like a new gift from the Higher Ed team, please send your name and contact information (including shipping address) to ... more
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  • #bbcon In Community: That's A Wrap!
    Thank you for joining us in our bbcon journey here in the Blackbaud Community. This year we tried a lot of new ideas, trying to bring the onsite bbcon experience online. We were excited to be able to offer our community members access to bbcon like never before and I'd like to do a quick review of everything that we did and then ask you to sound off with your ... more
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  • In Case You Missed Them: Big Green Counch Chats
    Did you hear about the Big Green Couch Chats we hosted from our booth at bbcon? These live-streamed microsessions were a way for you to be a part of bbcon without leaving your desk. If you missed them live, we have now posted recordings and/or presentation slides from every session we hosted. Here are all the session topics: Getting Started with Email ... more
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  • Things I'm Glad I Did At #bbcon 2016
    Now that I have my third #bbcon under my belt, I feel like an old pro.  Here are the things that worked well for me this year (hopefully, I’ll remember all of them in 2017…). I bought a new purse for #bbcon (yes – my husband asked how necessary this purchase was as well).  But, this bag was large enough to hold my tablet, business cards, pen, paper, etc. and I ... more
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  • Ami On The Run: Harvesting Big Data To Fund Your Mission And Achieve It [Big Idea]
    With a belly full of lunch and some more pep in my step, I'm out to visit the afternoon sessions. For this session, I'm checking out the "Big Idea" panel on Big Data and how to harness it to fund and achieve your mission. Let's check it out! 1:33 p.m.: The panel begins with a question. "What if bandwidth or funding wasn't a problem for your organization?" More ... more
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  • Ami on the Run: Day 2 Keynote Live Blog
    Good morning community! It's Day 2 of bbcon and I'm back for the day 2 keynote speech. Let's see what Kevin McDearis and Mary Beth Westmoreland have to talk about today. 9:03: Kevin McDearis and Mary Beth Westmoreland take the stage. The energy is already high to kick off the day! Kevin and Mary Beth take a second look at the themes Mike touched on yesterday. ... more
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  • Ami On The Run: What Social Listening Can Do For You [Breakout Session]
    Hey folks! I'm back for the evening sessions, and this round I'm checking out "What Social Listening Can Do For You" with Rox Lemiux (GM, Attentive.ly) and Erik Leaver (CSM, Blackbaud). As the newest Blackbaud acquisition, Attentive.ly brings a lot to the table as far as how how social listening can benefit you, your organization and your mission. Here ... more
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  • Ami On The Run: Fundraising 101: Increase Your ROI [Breakout Session]
    It's time for the afternoon breakout sessions. I'm sitting in on a panel titled "Fundraising 101: Increase Your ROI" featuring Amanda Cose (Marquette University) and Kim Abel (Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation). I'll be live blogging throughout the panel to give you guys all of the sweet fundraising knowledge they have to offer. 1:35 p.m.: ... more
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  • Ami on the Run: Day 1 Keynote [Live Blog]
    Hey folks! Ami here, live from the kick-off of bbcon for the Day1 Keynote speech. Today's speaker is Blackbaud CEO Mike Gianoni and special guests (announced below).  9:05 a.m: Started with a bang! Or rather a "doo wop." A marching band catches the crowd's attention with an upbeat diddy through the huge main ballroom. bbcon has begun! 9:11 a.m.: The ... more
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  • LiveStreaming #bbcon! Exclusive Access For The Blackbaud Community!
    WELCOME TO #bbcon2016!  We’re all very excited to kick-off bbcon this morning.  And, for the first time ever we are livestreaming bbcon keynotes exclusively in the Blackbaud Community ! You can find all links and times (all EDT) below.   KEYTNOTES www.livestream.com/Blackbaud/bbcon Password: Moments2016   Tune in at the following broadcast ... more
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  • Ami on the Run! Live News, Blogs and Discussion from bbcon
    Greetings Community! bbcon starts TOMORROW and I can't wait to join you all there. But, for those that can't make it in person, I'll be posting regularly throughout the day with news, live blogs of panels and discussions, and more!  Keep an eye out over the next few days for blogs and discussions labeled "Ami on the Run:" for updates straight from the ... more
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  • Live From #bbcon's MicroEdge Day: Keynote Speaker, Dr. Natalia Kanem, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund
    Dr. Natalia Kanem, the Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), opened MicroEdge Day at bbcon. Born in Panama, she immigrated to the United States as a young girl, after the death of her father. Dr. Kanem, at a young age, knew she wanted to be a doctor and filled her days "curing" her dolls by "mixing concoctions" in her ... more
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  • Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Highlights at bbcon
    Are you a peer-to-peer fundraiser? Good news! We've got a great lineup of sessions... the schedule is deep and rich! To help you make the most of your time, here's a list of the very best peer-to-peer fundraising content, featuring industry experts who work with both TeamRaiser and everydayhero .   In addition to the sessions, stop by the Expo to have a ... more
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  • Three Great Days at BBCON For Luminate Advocacy Orgs
    We have some really great content this year for our clients that do advocacy work and use the Luminate Online Advocacy tool.  Check out the list below of advocacy sessions at bbcon that you do not want to miss! Don't forget to stop by the exhibit hall to visit the Marketing & Engagement booth (where our Luminate Online staff and experts will be) and the ... more
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  • There’s No Party Like A Certified #bbcon Party!
    Did you pass the Raiser’s Edge Associate certification test three years ago?  Or maybe you just passed the fundamental’s exam for Luminate Online or eTapestry?  Regardless of the Blackbaud Certification test that you passed or when you passed it, this message is for you.    We want to formally invite you to join us at bbcon as we celebrate your ... more
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  • Bbcon 2016: Your Community Guide
    Do you hear the buzz in the air? No, it’s not the sizzle of bacon- it’s bbcon 2016! Amazing things are happening and we want you to be in the center of the action. Going to bbcon or not – we have you covered. Not able to go to bbcon 2016 this year? Join the online experience: Big Green Couch Chats are quick 15-20 minute live chats with industry leaders discussing ... more
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  • Announcing The Robert C. Hernandez Award Of Excellence
    We asked and the Community has spoken ! I am pleased to announce the Robert C. Hernandez Award of Excellence! The inaugural Robert C. Hernandez Awards of Excellence will be awarded to five outstanding Blackbaud Community Members and Champions who have made significant contributions to the Blackbaud experience through their activity in both ... more
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  • Guide To #bbcon For Blackbaud NetCommunity Users
    NetCommunity Nation: We've lots of great content coming your way at bbcon 2016 on October 26-28th in National Harbor, MD!  With over 160 breakout sessions, you've got plenty to choose from and we want to help you navigate the conference to get the most out of your experience.  The first hint is that you can use the search function on the  website   or the ... more
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  • Just Another BBCon List
    Well, here in Denver the one week of autumn has come and gone, football is back and I’m eating more than a bear getting ready for hibernation.  All of this is a clear sign that bbcon is fast approaching and that means it’s time for a list! First,  here’s one from David Zeidman  (which inspired me to create my own).  Still waiting for one from Omatic Software. ... more
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  • Guide To #bbcon 2016 For Blackbaud Internet Solutions Users
    Hey BBIS fans , we have lots of great content for you at bbcon 2016 on October 26-28 th in National Harbor, MD!  With over 160 breakout sessions, you will have lots of great content to choose from and we want to help you navigate the conference to get the most out of your experience.  The first hint is that you can use the search function on the website or the ... more
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  • Guide to #bbcon 2016 for Blackbaud CRM Users
    (reblogged from Blackbaud CRM Announcements blog ) It’s time to start planning for bbcon 2016 on October 26-28 th in National Harbor, MD!  With over 160 breakout sessions, you may be wondering how to navigate the conference to get the most out of your experience.  The first hint is that you can use the search function on the website or the mobile event app ... more
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  • How To bbcon
    Congrats, you're going to bbcon! Now what? more
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  • bbcon And MicroEdge FAQ's
    FAQ's for MicroEdge's session track at bbcon. more
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  • Get the Most Out of bbcon
    Guest blogger, Josh Bekerman, tells you how to get the most out of bbcon! more
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  • bbcon for Arts & Cultural Organizations
    Find out some of the highlights for arts & cultural organizations attending BBCON 2016! more
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