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  • What's New
    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 Marketplace App for Branded Merchandise
    The Blackbaud App 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
    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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  • WhatsNew
    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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  • App Marketplace
    New App Marketplace Applications for Text Messaging
    The Blackbaud App Marketplace has two new apps to help you leverage the power and simplicity of SMS to communicate with your constituents. 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. GivBee Text Messaging by GivBee GivBee Text Messaging ... more
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  • What's New
    What's New (June 16)
    Happy Tuesday! Here's the latest in Blackbaud Church Management ! Constituents Lists -- Based on your feedback, constituent lists now include the most commonly used columns: Journey, Member Status, Preferred Name, Gender and Birthdate. To update the columns for a list, select  Choose columns . Head of Household  -- To help you identify households ... more
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    What's New (June 9)
    Here's the latest in Blackbaud Church Management ! Membership settings You can now customize the available options for the  Method of joining  (previously  Joined by ) and  Reason for leaving  fields on a congregant’s constituent record under  Church membership ,  Membership details . Previously, you couldn’t update or remove the provided ... more
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    What's New (June 2)
    Check out the latest features in Blackbaud Church Management ! Classes Building on recent improvements to room booking, you can now view which rooms are available from the  Select rooms  option when you add or edit classes. Previously, you selected  View all rooms  to check availability and then selected  Select room  to book a room. Email designer ... more
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  • What's New
    What's New (May 26)
    Here's the latest in Blackbaud Church Management !  Classes You can now give non-admin users rights to email class participants or their chaperones. From  Control panel ,  Security , select  Roles . Under  Classes roles , add or edit a role. Select  Show permissions , and then select  Email Classes . Note:  Users with  Administer classes  selected for ... more
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  • What's New
    What's New (May 19)
    Check out the latest features in Blackbaud Church Management !  Classes Choose recipients for class emails -- When you email class participants or their chaperones, you can now choose specific recipients. From the class record, select  Email class ,  Participants  or  Email class ,  Chaperones . Then choose which participants or chaperones to ... more
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  • What's New
    What's New (May 12)
    Hi Community friends! We have lots of great new features for you today in Blackbaud Church Management . Prayer Requests ​ ​​​​​With the  Prayer Wall , congregants can share prayer requests online and support others' prayer needs. To make the prayer wall easy to access, you can link to it from your church website and share it through email, text, and ... more
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  • EAP Opportunity: Congregant Portal
    Announcing the Congregant Portal Early Adopter Program!
    As was mentioned in the last Church Management Roadmap session, one of our “Next Up” features is the development of a Congregant Portal. The team and I are excited to invite you to consider participating in an Early Adopter Program for the Congregant Portal as we look to accelerate development of the Congregant Portal based on your feedback. What is a ... more
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  • What's New
    What's New (April 28)
    Happy Tuesday! Here are the latest new features in Blackbaud Church Management . Small groups Building on recent improvements to calendars, you can now switch the meeting calendar to week view. From  Constituents ,  Small groups , select the name of a small group and change the list view under  Meetings . Note:  In a future release, leaders will also ... more
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  • What's New
    What's New (April 21)
    We're happy to announce some highly anticipated features -- including emailing chaperones! Enjoy!  Classes Improvements to classes -- To help you quickly access and manage class information, a new layout appears under  Events ,  Classes . The updated view reorganizes and consolidates existing tiles and includes a new class record for managing ... more
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  • What's New
    What's New (April 14)
    We hope everyone celebrated a blessed and happy Easter with no technical difficulties. Here are the latest features in Blackbaud Church Management !  Small groups Building on recent improvements to support small groups who use online services such as  Zoom  or Google  Hangouts , admins can now add virtual meeting links so leaders can share them with ... more
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  • What's New
    What's New (April 7)
    Happy Tuesday! Here's the latest in Blackbaud Church Management . Small groups Print multiple rosters for small groups -- To save time, admins can now print multiple rosters of small group participants at the same time. For example, you can print lists for all the groups that meet on Wednesdays to help leaders take attendance. Previously, you could ... more
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    What's New (March 31)
    Good afternoon! We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy and hanging in there. Many of you are holding church gatherings online which adds interesting challenges to an already difficult situation. To help things a little, small group leaders can now easily communicate with their groups about virtual meetings. Check it out below!  Virtual ... more
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  • PreviewStar
    Process Payments More Securely With Point-to-Point Encryption
    As electronic payments continue to become more popular in the faith community, protecting cardholder data is of utmost importance – for both your church and its congregants. To provide you with increased security for payment processing, Blackbaud now offers PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) in  Blackbaud Church Management . The P2PE solution is offered through Blackbaud’s partnership with  Bluefin , a leading provider of payment security solutions. more
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  • Payments
    COMING SOON! Digital Wallet Changes Coming to Your Blackbaud Checkout Forms
    UPDATE 5/28/2020 : Visa has announced that they will be transitioning the Visa Checkout button in Blackbaud Checkout to the EMV Secure Remote Commerce experience on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 6:00PM PDT. No action is needed on your part to receive this update. Once this change has been made, Blackbaud Checkout users will enjoy the benefits detailed in ... more
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  • What's New
    What's New (March 24)
    Here are the latest features in Blackbaud Church Management . Please stay safe and healthy! MobileMission For those of you trying out  MobileMission , small group leaders can now manage attendance for their groups in the app. From  MobileMission , small group leaders can: Access a list of their small groups with information about each group’s ... more
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    What's New (March17)
    Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Here are the latest features in Blackbaud Church Management.   Child and Self check-in Several improvements to child and self check-in stations make them easier for congregants to use on touchscreen kiosk devices: Buttons are larger and easier to select. New indicators also make it clear when congregants select classes. ... more
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