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Expanding Our Reach: Using Data to Engage Parents and Families in Higher Education Giving

Monday, September 25, 2023 at 3:00 pm ET | 7:00 pm GMT

Fundraising beyond alumni donors has become an essential component of higher education advancement programs. Howard Heevner will share with you the changing landscape of parent/family philanthropy in higher education using donorCentrics® analysis.

This program will dive deep into comparative data to show how these important constituents engage with your fundraising program and where action might be needed. You will be shown data from a variety of universities with parent and family philanthropy programs, as well as a broader review of the state of higher education giving today.

With a thorough analysis of donor acquisition, donor retention, and high-end donors, this presentation will provide you the data you need to strengthen your connection to families and parents and will provide details on how your institution can join this cohort and benchmark your parent/family philanthropy program against your peers.

Speaker: Howard Heevner, Annual Giving Consultant, Campbell & Company

Building a Strong Grants Compliance Team: The Importance of Finance and Program Staff Collaboration

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 1:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm GMT

When your team receives a large federal grant, how does your team work together to meet all of the compliance requirements? During this webinar, we’ll review the importance of teamwork and collaboration between finance and program teams to meet 2 CFR 200 requirements, and offer some best practices to remove risk and minimize stress.

Attendees will learn:

  • Review the pillars of building a culture of compliance
  • Roles and responsibilities for financial and programmatic staff
  • Post-award management overview and phases
  • Best practices and case studies of success

Old School to New School—How Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT® Can Increase Development Office Productivity

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 1:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm GMT

Customer Spotlight: The St. Paul’s Schools
If you work in K–12 advancement, you probably have a lot on your plate. Ever wonder how to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to productivity? If so, you’re not alone (and you’re in the company of a seasoned fundraiser).

Join this session of the K-12 Fundraiser to hear how Jeff Dudley, Director of Leadership Engagement and Legacy Giving at The St. Paul’s Schools, used Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT to take the school to new efficiencies.

You’ll learn how this school transitioned from an old approach to development, to an innovative strategy allowing them to:

  • Streamline processes with actions and workflow designer
  • Enable directors to be self-sufficient (and therefore, efficient!)
  • Maximize data and insights at your fingertips to manage events & alumni
  • Learn how Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT makes it possible to implement this success at your school!


How To Master Moves Management

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 1:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm GMT

Moves management will always be a fundraising buzz word, and there’s a good reason why! Join Blackbaud University expert Amy Matthews in this Fundraising How To session to unlock the keys to moves management and development success. We’ll dive into the importance of moves management, and how to maximize this tactic to steward your donor prospects effectively. Learn how to move donors through the gift cycle to master your donor retention and engagement strategy.

Top Trends Impacting Higher Education Annual Giving Fundraising

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 1:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm GMT

Higher education annual giving programs are at a pivotal moment in time. Please join fundraising experts, Brian Kish and Stacy Rooney, as they add context to data trends emerging from hundreds of institutions.

Leveraging data from both the donorCentrics® and Blackbaud Fundraiser Performance Management™ communities, Brian and Stacy dive into topics such as:

  • How to interpret what the data are telling us
  • Annual giving trends emerging from FY23
  • How the delicate economy is impacting philanthropy as we forge into FY24

This annual webinar is an opportunity to find inspiration for the year ahead with insights into the best strategies for the current environment.


Stacy Rooney, Senior Principal Strategic Fundraising Consultant, Blackbaud
Brian Kish, President, Emeril Lagasse Foundation

Make End of Year Giving a Breeze with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT

Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 1:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm GMT

Make your end of year giving a breeze with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT! Join us for a tour of the leading nonprofit CRM software built specifically for fundraisers to power your organization. Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT is proven to increase the number of donors, number of gifts, total dollars raised, and made to drive your fundraising efforts, connect your organization, and help you reach, retain, and empower your supporters.

See how we can help you:

  • Raise more—smarter
  • Maximize your team’s potential
  • Build high-impact supporter relationships
  • Confidently pursue your goals

Kelly McDavid, Senior Solutions Consultant, Blackbaud

Unlocking the Potential: New Donor Acquisition Strategies for Success

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 2:00 pm ET | 6:00 pm GMT

Calling all champions for change! Are you a nonprofit leader or fundraiser? Are you constantly on the hunt for innovative and effective strategies to inspire and convert potential donors? Then this webinar is an opportunity you can’t afford to miss!

In just one hour, you’ll get tips and best practices for defining your mission in a way that speaks to potential donors, take a deep dive into how to research, identify and connect with potential donors who align with your mission, and discover the top channels and techniques for reaching out to new donors. Join nonprofit expert, Maureen Wallbeoff, for a tour of actionable ideas that you can use to find those elusive new supporters!

Build Your GivingTuesday Campaign

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 2:00 pm ET | 6:00 pm GMT

GivingTuesday (and end of year fundraising) will be here soon! But you already know that…

Join us for a this session in which we will build your GivingTuesday campaign on JustGiving®. We will start with why peer to peer fundraising should be part of your Giving Tuesday/end of year strategy and then spend time in JustGiving building your campaign. The session will end with live Q&A.

Take Your End of Year Peer-to-Peer Efforts to the Next Level

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 2:00 pm ET | 6:00 pm GMT

In 2023, Blackbaud and JustGiving® introduced a new peer-to-peer fundraising tool to bring your peer-to-peer fundraising to the next level: JustGiving Site Builder®.

Come hear from current users—we will share the good, the strategy, and the results! Then stick around for a quick product tour. It won’t take more than 10 minutes and you will be glad you stayed!

Introduction to Donor Acquisition in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT

Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 12:00 pm ET | 4:00 pm GMT

Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT is proven to help your team raise more, powered by automated insights to make your team work smarter, not harder. Join the tour to discover how Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT fuels your donor acquisition and conversion strategy.

We will explore how to identify top supporters, use the tools in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT to engage and inspire your existing supporter base to become donors, and show how the actionable dashboards and reports will take your donor acquisition to the next level. You will get an inside look at the power of integrated data intelligence tools to acquire, convert, and retain donors by understanding giving likelihood, capacity, and likely response channel.

Direct Marketing Trends in Annual Giving

Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 1:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm GMT

The waters have been a little choppy over the last couple of years for annual giving shops with challenges surfacing from every direction.

Don’t miss the October webinar in our 2023 series all around fundraising and performance management. In this session, Michael Van Dyke, Blackbaud principal strategic consultant, will dive into annual giving data from the Blackbaud Fundraiser Performance Management™️ community to look at trends for donors, dollars, alumni participation, retention, and channel performance.

By thoroughly analyzing the data and trends in these areas, you’ll be better equipped to make informed decisions and steer your annual giving efforts in the right direction, whether that means course-correcting or doubling down on successful strategies.

Maximize Major Gift Potential with Automated Insights in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT®

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 2:00 pm ET | 6:00 pm GMT

If you’re in K–12 advancement, you understand the need to steward your top donors while you’re on the road. But how can you easily identify who your top prospects are while you’re on your way?

Join Colin Matheny, director of advancement at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School, to learn how to maximize insights and automation to get the most out of your school’s donor prospecting. Hear how Colin’s team never misses a beat when it comes to recording donor interactions on the road, discovering new major gift prospects with automated tools and analyzing giving history to streamline their fundraising process. Bonus—you’ll get a look at the leading donor management tool that makes it all possible—Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT!