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Welcome To The Organizational Best Practices Community


We have a new name and new focus!
We are now the Organizational Best Practices (OBP) Blackbaud Community space. Why the new name? So we can align with ALL social good organizations.

Why is this blog space here?
Have you ever wondered how to retain more donors? Or what’s new with the industry? Or where trends are headed? Well, this is where you can come to discuss the industry, trends, best practices, and everything else not related to a Blackbaud product. For example, you can ask how to retain more donors, improve your social media presence, align with foundations, show impact, and increase your open rate. See and discuss what other organizations are doing—regardless of the products you each use.

How can you stay up-to-date on new blogs?
If you subscribe, new blogs will be emailed to you so you can stay up-to-date without needing to find time to manually look up the blog each day. Subscribing is easy.
  1. Navigate to the Organizational Best Practices blog.
  2. Click the Subscribe to this blog link.
  3. Select how often you want email updates (Instant, Daily, or Weekly).
  4. Start reading the blogs and stay informed of all the new goodness happening.
Why is Blackbaud University partnering with this Blackbaud Community space?
We designed our organizational best practices courses to help you be more effective and efficient and stay current with trends. So, the Organizational Best Practices space is a great area for us to share new workshops, new insights, and new topics with all of you!

How do I learn more about Blackbaud University’s OBP curriculum?
Click here to view a webinar that outlines Blackbaud University’s Organizational Best Practices curriculum.

Where can I view Blackbaud University’s OBP courses?
You can view the full curriculum here. Note: New courses are added regularly, so be sure to check back often.

Have a question?
Join in on the Organizational Best Practices discussions.

Posted by Melissa Rancour on Feb 27, 2019 5:11 PM America/New_York

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Rock and Roll!  Thank you for this blog about the BBU OBP courses.
I would love to have those who attend your courses, use the discussion forum to share what was one of the organizational best practices they will use after attending the class.  Is this a possibility?
  • Posted Thu 28 Feb 2019 10:01 AM EST
Like the new format!
  • Posted Mon 25 Mar 2019 12:40 PM EDT
So exciting to have a space dedicated to best practices. I'm off to check out the course offerings!
  • Posted Mon 25 Mar 2019 01:49 PM EDT
Looking forward to great content in the new format!
  • Posted Wed 27 Mar 2019 08:55 AM EDT
I'd love to see a blog dedicated to best practices within each Blackbaud product. I know that there are several different approaches to most transactions & I'd be interested to know how the developers envision users interacting with the software.
  • Posted Fri 29 Mar 2019 10:14 AM EDT
I have taken several of these and I always learn something new. Thank you!
  • Posted Mon 01 Apr 2019 02:01 PM EDT
Great format!!
  • Posted Mon 01 Apr 2019 02:11 PM EDT
This is a great format and the info makes me look forward to taking more of the courses!
  • Posted Wed 24 Apr 2019 05:55 PM EDT