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Institutional Research, APIs, and You

Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 12:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm GMT

In part two of our series, we’ll dive into how to structure automated back-ends leveraging your software APIs. Director of technology Hudson Harper and Blackbaud senior product manager Stephen Boyle will dive into how to streamline your processes and set your school up for success.

Should They Stay or Should They Go? How to Determine When Prospects Should Exit a Major Gift Portfolio

Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 1:00 pm ET | 6:00 pm GMT


Does your organization struggle with stagnant major gift portfolios? Do you seem to be reviewing the same names repeatedly when filling them out?

Portfolio churn is an essential element of successful major gift fundraising. By designing your business rules and processes to enable effective prospect movement, you can ensure that the good work of your gift officers is being accurately captured and leveraged for dynamic and hygienic portfolios.

Don’t miss this special session with Chris Day, Blackbaud principal strategic consultant, for a discussion on how to set your organization up to successfully promote churn in major gift portfolios including how to:

  • Utilize data that officers capture in major gift conversations
  • Ensure all donor relationships are managed appropriately
  • Turn portfolios over efficiently

Crafting Copy that Works: How to Create a Cohesive End-of-Year Fundraising Campaign

Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 1:00 pm ET | 6:00 pm GMT

UNCF’s omnichannel fundraising program weaves in consistent threads—the need for college scholarships, the potential and talent of HBCU students, the support of UNCF’s member HBCUs, and donors’ investment in their communities—to build a comprehensive push for year-end and beyond.

With Denise Scott, vice president of direct response programs, we’ll explore tactics for developing content that amplifies your mission—through campaign themes, imagery, experimentation, and more.

Nyleva Corley, Senior Principal Information Architect, Blackbaud
Denise Scott, Vice President of Direct Response Programs, UNCF

Learn More about the Luminate Online Connector from Omatic Software

Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 2:00 pm ET | 7:00 pm GMT

Imagine every area of Blackbaud Luminate Online® up to date with every supporters’ interactions with your organization—peer to peer fundraising, online giving, email activity, advocacy, constituent updates. That’s because Omatic Cloud connects to over 3,000 endpoints in Blackbaud Luminate Online and ensures that information is updated in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT® as well.

Blackbaud partner, Omatic Software, has developed a fully configurable, bidirectional, and automated integration solution to consolidate all your data captured in either system, allowing for improved segmentation to support your fundraising strategies.

Keep your supporters’ information up-to-date, complete, and error-free in both Blackbaud Luminate Online and Raiser’s Edge NXT. Omatic Software will share how their Blackbaud Luminate Online connector can transform the way you handle your data.

Register today and learn more!

Introduction to Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 12:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm GMT

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, and 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


Create a Seamless Guest Experience with Blackbaud Altru® and SwipeTrack’s XTruLink

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 2:00 pm ET | 7:00 pm GMT

Your galleries, exhibits, and attractions are world class, and you draw visitors in nationally to experience all your organization has to offer. The check-in and ticket buying process for your first-time guests and members alike should be fast and smooth so they can get to the fun faster.

But unfortunately, guests often experience:

  • Disjointed online registration
  • Long lines at check-in
  • Difficulty validating their membership

Whether you are a current Blackbaud Altru customer interested in learning how to level-up your patron journey with SwipeTrack’s XTruLink, or an organization searching for a comprehensive ticketing, membership, and fundraising platform, this session will showcase how you can give your visitors a welcoming and seamless process that keeps them coming back for more.

Fundraising for Food Banks after the COVID Surge

Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 1:00 pm ET | 6:00 pm GMT

Food banks have been presented with extraordinary challenges and opportunities in recent years—from the outpouring of donor generosity during the COVID-19 pandemic to the rise in inflation driving up the cost of groceries and basic necessities.

Join donorCentrics® for a five-year analysis of the methods food banks across the nation are using to retain donors and increase donor value in a post-pandemic fundraising environment. You’ll learn about the trends in donor acquisition, retention, and mid-level giving that can guide your program to utilize its full fundraising potential.


Meghann Batchelor, Senior Strategic Consultant at Blackbaud
Catherine Ross, Senior Strategic Consultant at Blackbaud

Unleash the Power of Your Data to Drive Your Fundraising Results

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 1:00 pm ET | 6:00 pm GMT

Managing a team of fundraisers, expanding their reach, finding new donors, and increasing contributions is challenging. More so now than ever before, the job is tough!

Advancement leaders are swimming against a strong current. Blackbaud research shows that 53% of assigned prospects are not getting visited and 67% of best prospects may not even be assigned at all. On top of that, on average, a gift officer stays less than three years at a job before moving on. Taken together, these factors chip away at your ability to easily hit campaign goals.

Blackbaud Fundraiser Performance Management™ is designed to make it easier and more predictable to manage fundraisers and use data to hit fundraising goals. Join us for this 60-minute session to learn how Blackbaud Fundraiser Performance Management can help you:

  • Identify the right teachable moments to drive gift officer “productivity” as opposed to gift officer “activity”
  • Broaden segmentation beyond donor status to increase renewal, retention, and acquisition for annual giving teams
  • Provide front-line fundraisers powerful tools to enable them to make informed decisions and be nimble in execution
  • Set the stage for your next campaign

Putting it all together: Data Analysis and Data Visualization

Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 12:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm GMT

You’ve put together your institutional research program. Now what? In our final session in this series, we’ll walk through how you can leverage your new institutional research program to make data-driven decisions through better analysis and visualization.

Introduction to Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT® and Blackbaud Grantmaking™ (12/14/23)

Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 1:00 pm ET | 6:00 pm GMT

Join us for a live tour of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT and Blackbaud Grantmaking. Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT is made to drive your fundraising efforts, connect your organization, and help you reach, retain and empower your supporters. Blackbaud Grantmaking is a comprehensive grant management solution that can effectively manage your entire grant cycle—from accepting online applications to assessing and communicating outcomes—all in one purpose-built solution that’s intuitive, scalable, and secure.