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  • What's New
    What's New (October 27)
    Here's the latest in Blackbaud Church Management ! Volunteers To help you more quickly determine if a volunteer opportunity is fully staffed — or still needs more volunteers — you can now view the total number of confirmed and declined volunteers for an opportunity. Previously, you could only view how many volunteers you needed for an opportunity and ... more
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    What's New (October 20)
    Here's the latest in Blackbaud Church Management !  Lists To simplify the experience of refining criteria to apply to your lists, you will now be able to pick filters to narrow down your results, set default filters so that each new list appears with your most used criteria, and quickly clear filters and filter values. To select filters, select  Choose ... more
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    What's New (October 13)
    Check out the latest features in Blackbaud Church Management ! View constituent record properties From a constituent’s record, under Constituent summary , you can now select View constituent properties to track details such as who created or edited the record (and when) and the IDs associated with it. For more information, see Summary . Note: All ... more
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    What's New (October 6)
    Hope you're all enjoying bbcon! Here are the latest features in Blackbaud Church Management !  Security You now have more control over who can access and manage information on a congregant’s constituent record under Church membership . From  Control panel ,  Security , under  Roles ,  Church management roles , add or edit a role. Next, select Show ... more
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  • App Marketplace
    Spotlight on new Blackbaud Marketplace apps
    This week we're highlighting new apps that help with video storytelling and email campaigns. Dig in to how these additions to the Blackbaud Marketplace aim to help your organization. GiveMagic by GiveMagic GiveMagic is a video storytelling platform that enables fundraisers to build lasting relationships with their donors through personalized ... more
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    What's New (September 29)
    Here are the latest features in Blackbaud Church Management ! Prayer requests Admins can now pin approved prayer requests to make sure they stay at the top of the public prayer wall. For example, you may want to pin a prayer request for a critical care need, such as a child with a sudden medical emergency, or for a broader concern that impacts lots of ... more
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    What's New (September 22)
    Here's what's new in Blackbaud Church Management ! Style consent opt-in and opt-out buttons on donation forms To add a consistent look and feel to your donation forms, you can now adjust the font size and color on the consent option buttons for the Consent component. From  Tools ,  Donation form designer , add or edit a donation form. Under  Form , select  ... more
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    Coming Soon: Improvements To Lists Filtering Experience
    In the coming weeks, we are excited to begin introducing a  new experience for filtering in Lists  in   Blackbaud Church Management . Since Lists was introduced several years ago, we have come a long way with the number of filters that can be used to find the right records. As the number of filters that you can use grows, so does the need for an experience that ... more
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  • What's New
    What's New (September 15)
    Check out the latest features in Blackbaud Church Management ! Classes You can now track a class’s curriculum, such as the text, resource, or framework used for instruction. When you add or edit a class series from  Events ,  Classes , enter the curriculum’s name or description in the new  Class curriculum  field. From a class record, in the details ... more
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    Know Your Gift Types!
    Your church probably receives all kinds of gifts. Keeping a detailed record of each type of gift and who gave how much for what is super important, but sometimes it can feel overwhelming! Thankfully, Blackbaud Church Management lets you keep track of gift types and even gift subtypes to help you keep track of every type of gift you could receive. Let’s ... more
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    What's New (September 8)
    We hope everyone had a great Labor Day! Here are the latest features in Blackbaud Church Management ! Classes To further streamline classes so you can manage them separately from event records, additional improvements are available from  Events ,  Classes . You can now add a class series directly from  Classes . Under  Classes , select  Add  and ... more
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    Simplifying Offering Plate Gifts with Batch
    It’s Monday morning, and there are a variety of gifts from the weekend offerings need to be entered into the system. There are some cash, credit, debit, pledges, and maybe even a few gifts-in-kind that have been donated. Entering these gifts manually on individual records in your system is a task that takes more time than you have. Thankfully, entering ... more
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    What's New (September 1)
    Here's the latest in Blackbaud Church Management ! Small groups To streamline record keeping, small group leaders and admins can now add participants when they take attendance. Previously, they added new participants from the small group’s record under  Participants , and then updated the attendance. Also, to accurately track attendance for past ... more
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    What's New (August 25)
    Check out the latest in Blackbaud Church Management ! MobileMission You can now enter contact information for the person (or office) congregants should contact for help with  MobileMission . Contact information appears on the gift confirmation and giving history screens. From  Tools ,  Settings , select  Congregant Experience . Under  Support ... more
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    4 Tips for Writing Pledge Reminders
    Why do your congregants make donations and pledges to your church? They do it out of love and support for your church community. So why do pledge reminders often seem like a bill collector is asking for the next payment on a payment plan? You can make your pledge reminders reflect the caring reminders they are by following a few best practices. Informal and ... more
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  • What's New
    What's New (August 18)
    Check out the latest features from Blackbaud Church Management ! Prayer requests To make it easier to provide follow-up and outreach, church admins can now view email addresses for congregants who made prayer requests. From  Constituents ,  Prayer requests , under  Prayer Requests , each request displays a name and email address, if they were ... more
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    What's New (August 11)
    Here's what's new in Blackbaud Church Management !  Volunteers To help you organize the volunteer schedule for your church’s ongoing volunteer opportunities, you can now select to assign volunteers to the opportunity series from the opportunity’s record. Under  Volunteers , select  Assign to series  and choose how to rotate sets of volunteers in ... more
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    What's New (August 4)
    Happy Tuesday! Here are the latest features in Blackbaud Church Management . Classes  You can now easily view all classes a congregant attended. From their constituent record under  Classes , you can view a list of current and past classes. For more information, see  Constituent Classes . Events To help narrow which recurring events to include when ... more
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    What's New (July 28)
    Hi Church Community! Our list is short this week but we have lots of great features coming to you very soon!  Constituent Lists You can now create lists of children based on grade levels. In  Lists ,  Constituents , build or open a list and select  Filters  and then  Constituent basics . Under  Constituent characteristics , select  Grade levels  and then ... more
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    What's New (July 21)
    Check out the latest features in Blackbaud Church Management ! MobileMission For those of you trying out MobileMission , you can now display a church description in the About Us section of the home page for logged in users. The description can include important details such as your vision statement, service times, and livestream link. From Tools , ... more
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  • App Marketplace
    New Blackbaud Marketplace App for Branded Merchandise
    The Blackbaud Marketplace has a new app that enables you to print branded merchandise. Before you connect any apps to your Blackbaud environments, we recommend you first learn about them and contact the developer if you have any questions. Print Your Cause by Print Your Cause Print Your Cause enables you to sell your branded merchandise with free ... more
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    What's New (July 14)
    Check out the latest features in Blackbaud Church Management !  Giving View recurring gift criteria from records -- To help you quickly understand why some manual recurring gifts aren't eligible for automatic processing, you can now view the criteria that prevents them from conversion. Recurring gifts created in the database view require manual ... more
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  • What's New
    What's New (July 7)
    Here are the latest enhancements to Blackbaud Church Management ! Volunteers Email volunteers from the event record - To help communicate with your church’s volunteers, such as to coordinate upcoming meetings, you can now email them directly from the event record. From the event record, select  Email  under  Volunteer opportunities . For more ... more
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  • What's New
    What's New (June 30)
    Check out the latest features in Blackbaud Church Management ! Small groups To encourage small group participants to connect outside of their regular meetings, admins and group leaders can now print lists with group contact information. The details for each person include their name, day and month birthday, address, phone number, and email ... more
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    What's New (June 23)
    Hi Church Community! Check out this week's new features   in Blackbaud Church Management . Classes You can now add and edit class participants directly from the class record. In addition to selecting rosters, you can also choose individual participants one by one. Previously, you added participants by selecting rosters when you added a class to an ... more
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