Web Seminars

Join a Blackbaud event without ever leaving your office!

Our web seminars are a great way to learn about Blackbaud products and functionality, as well as tips and tricks to help you use our tools more effectively. All web seminars are free and last approximately one hour.

It’s easy to participate. Check out our series and their descriptions below. Select the web seminar on a date and time you wish to attend, click "Register Now", and complete the process.

Once you register, we will approve your registration in the next 24-48 hours. You will then receive a confirmation email with instructions for viewing the online presentation, as well as the telephone access number. To attend the session, all you need is a computer with speakers to listen to the web seminar via audio broadcast. To ensure that your computer will support the ON24 platform, you can test your system here.

If you have not received your confirmation e-mail or need your confirmation for a web seminar scheduled within the next 24 hours, please email webseminars@blackbaud.com and we will be happy to fill your request.


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30- Minute Tips and TimesaversJoin our webinar series, 30-Minute Tips and Timesavers, with Chris Geady, Blackbaud solutions expert. Each month he’ll cover a different topic to help you use your software more effectively and reduce the time you’re spending on outdated processes. 
Each webinar in the series is 30 minutes or less and is free to join! If you can’t make it to one of the webinars, on-demand versions will be available for you to watch when it’s most convenient for you. 
You can register for the entire series or just the webinars that interest you most by completing the form below.
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AcademicWorks + Blackbaud = Better Together: Improving Donor Relations with Scholarship Management and Donor ReportingJoin us for an upcoming webinar introduction to the AcademicWorks Scholarship Management and Donor Reporting Platform, one of the newest products to join the Blackbaud portfolio.  In this webinar, you will see how the AcademicWorks Platform serves as a catalyst to improve student access to scholarship funds, enhances cross-functional visibility throughout the scholarship and donor reporting process, and revolutionizes donor reporting for over 575 colleges, universities, and foundations. See a full demonstration of the AcademicWorks Platform and be the first to learn about integration touchpoints planned with other Blackbaud products.
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Accelerating Your Success with Blackbaud UniversityDo you start your day with an overwhelming task list? Blackbaud University’s redesigned curriculum will show you how to efficiently use Blackbaud eTapestry® to accomplish every task on your list. Discover industry best practices and learn how to best invest your limited time and resources. Our new courses focus on real-world application and case studies, so you can effectively apply your technical skills.
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Advocacy: Beyond the PetitionLooking for new advocacy ideas that’ll get your message heard? We’ll discuss techniques for using Blackbaud Luminate Online® to generate activist phone calls. We’ll also look at social media integrations that can help your messages reach your targets and create impact.
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Amplifying Fundraising with Social Media InfluencersRadically boost fundraising by adding the one piece you’re missing from your fundraising campaign—a social influencer plan. Share Our Strength® and Attentive.ly will show you how to develop a strategy to engage your most socially active supporters and expand your reach.
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An Introduction to Blackbaud's Complete Peer-to-Peer Fundraising SolutionToday’s modern fundraisers—especially millennials—want the freedom to fundraise for the causes they care about in a variety of ways. It’s all about providing options for passionate people to get involved. Some like participating in organized events while others want to fundraise on their own terms. 
To manage a wide spectrum of fundraising activities—from traditional running, walking, and cycling events to DIY initiatives—organizations can use TeamRaiser and everydayhero Pro to provide best-in-class peer-to-peer solutions for passionate supporters. Join us as we take a closer look at how it’s done.
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An Introduction to everydayhero ProJoin us as we take a deep dive into Blackbaud's crowdfundraising tool, everydayhero Pro. This solution can help your nonprofit build on the multifaceted relationships your supporters have with your mission, allowing them to fundraise on your behalf through the activities most in line with their personal interests—from traditional walking, running, and cycling events to more individualized campaigns like do-it-yourself fundraising and virtual events.
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Becoming a Lean NonprofitThis not-to-be-missed webinar will cover everything you need to know to incorporate lean management principles into the financial function of your organization.
5/16/20181:00 P.M. ETRegister Now
 
Best Practices in Corporate Philanthropy with SubaruCome and join us for a conversation with Sandy Capell, Subaru’s Manager of Corporate Responsibility and Philanthropy. Subaru is a corporation that puts philanthropy first, as can be seen with the Subaru Love Promise. Sandy will delve into the importance of their Love Promise and how they got their CR program to where it is today including:
 Creating a genuine culture
 Aligning investments to strategic areas of need
 Having a strong relationship with data and CSR technology 

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Best Practices in General Ledger DesignCloud accounting software is an important component for an organization becoming lean and making its financial function as efficient as it can be. This webinar will review how you can structure your chart of accounts and design your general ledger. Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT™ gives you many options when designing your general ledger. This webinar will review the best practices to ensure that you're set up for success!
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Best Practices in Reducing OverheadIn this webinar, industry expert and bestselling author Lucy Morgan will share her expertise on how to reduce overhead in the financial office and where the industry is headed in terms of reduced overhead expectations and investments in automation. She’ll also discuss how to collaborate more effectively and how to get the right people, processes, and productivity measurement tools in place. You’ll walk away knowing how to own the back office and how technology can help.
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Beyond the Welcome: 7 Triggered Emails that ConvertToday's marketing centers around 1:1 connections with your supporters at scale. But in a sea of email messages, how do ensure your supporters even see your messages let alone convert? Deliverability is a moving target and managing your email program while flying blind puts your organization at risk. If your email strategy is built on e-blasts and newsletters, or your only triggered series is a welcome, then don’t miss this session. You’ll be able to immediately harness the power of 7 proven email campaigns for your organization that convert donors and keep them coming back. 
In this session, you will:
 Learn to design sequences that drive engagement, response and retention
 Discover easy opportunities for super relevant emails
 Learn to leverage social data to enhance your emails
 Learn the 7 campaigns every nonprofit marketer should have
 Understand which KPIs matter for your campaign

3/7/20183:00 P.M. ESTRegister Now
 
Blackbaud eTapestry® Product Tour for Jewish FederationsJoin Jon Douglas, Jewish Federations Account Executive, and Trefin Lukin, Blackbaud Solutions Engineer, to learn why Blackbaud eTapestry is the best cloud fundraising and donor management solution for small, mid-size, and growing federations. 
We'll show you the solution’s core functionality, including its donor database and constituent relationship management tools. You’ll also see its pre-built dashboards, custom reporting capabilities, email and direct mail marketing tools, data analytics, and website integration for online donations and payment processing.
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Blackbaud NetCommunity for Higher Education InstitutionsReady to take your online alumni community to the next level? Join us to learn how Blackbaud NetCommunity helps higher education institutions create a personalized, interactive online network for alumni, parents, teachers, and the community.
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Blackbaud NetCommunity™ Product Roadmap WebinarIn this webinar, Blackbaud NetCommunity’s product management and product marketing teams will share updates coming your way about the latest release of Blackbaud NetCommunity and beyond. They’ll also dive into Blackbaud’s efforts to optimize Blackbaud NetCommunity to comply with new regulatory requirements, improve in-product payments, and much more.
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Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT™ Product Tour for Jewish FederationsJoin us for an informative webinar to learn how the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) can benefit from making the move to Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT. 
In this session, Trent Jarvis, JNFA account executive, and Lisa Nurminen, solutions engineer at Blackbaud, will share how this leading cloud fundraising and supporter management solution can help your federation boost its individual giving programs. Our unique open cloud platform is the only fast and secure cloud that truly integrates core solutions and can be extended for the specific needs of each federation. 
We'll reveal how you can drive new donor revenue, increase existing revenue, and provide your federation with an infrastructure to achieve real sustainable growth, so you can focus on the programs that matter to your community.
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Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT™ Tour for Blackbaud eTapestry® CustomersThe Blackbaud product portfolio has recently undergone a major improvement initiative and now offers a true best-in-class experience across the board. 

From the fresh, consistent interface that our recent SKY UX™ adoption brings, to the enhanced workflows and increased analytics we offer, our products are fully loaded with the innovation, intelligence, and insight you need to start focusing on your donors—not your database. 

As a valued Blackbaud eTapestry customer, we want to give you the opportunity to learn about the benefits of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT and show you how, as your organization continues to grow, it can become your ideal next-level solution.
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Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT™: Product Demo for Blackbaud Raiser's Edge 7 CustomersBlackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT simplifies fundraising and relationship management, so you can work more efficiently and raise more money for your organization. And it’s powered by Blackbaud SKY™—the only cloud built to power social good. Join us in this webinar to learn about all the pre-integrated services, secure data, and rapid updates (including the necessary updates for the mandatory TLS encryption protocol), so you can use Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT to move your mission forward. 
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Connecting Your Admissions Office with onBoardLearn how onBoard, Blackbaud K–12's Enrollment Management System, makes it easier than ever to connect all aspects of your admissions process; from application stages to interviews, campus tours to contracts. Join us to learn how onBoard makes for a connected, happy admission office!
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Connecting Your School Community through a New onMessage WebsiteLearn how managing your private school’s website content with onMessage can help you engage families of current and future students, as well as alumni families. Our intuitive content management system (CMS) makes it simple to manage all of your content in one location—and to share your school’s culture, mission, and excitement through a beautiful, responsive website.
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Consider the possibilities with Luminate OnlineWe’re looking at what the future holds for you as a Sphere customer, and can you guess what we see? You leveraging Luminate Online and TeamRaiser to supercharge your programs and take your events to the next level. In this presentation, you will:
 Learn why Luminate Online and TeamRaiser are a great next step for Sphere customers
 Hear from a client who made the move from Sphere to Luminate Online and/or TeamRaiser
 See the improved financial results experienced by former Sphere customers who completed their first full year of fundraising on Luminate Online and TeamRaiser
 Familiarize yourself with the resources available to you during your transition to the new solutions
If you’re ready to take the next step, please join us for this informative webinar to see what the future can hold for you!
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Data Enrichment 101: Best Practices to Optimize Your Donor DatabaseYour database is a gold mine of insight. It can help you understand your constituents, connect with them in meaningful ways, and optimize your fundraising programs. 
Join us for this one-hour webinar, where you'll get tips and best practices for evaluating data hygiene, implementing a data clean-up plan, and performing regular database maintenance. With a comprehensive data clean-up plan in place, you'll be well on your way to joining the thousands of nonprofits that use data effectively to optimize their fundraising programs.
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Data-Driven Fundraising 101: Uncovering More Giving Potential with AnalyticsBlackbaud Target Analytics® delivers data-driven, collaborative solutions that help higher education institutions drive smart strategy, efficiency, and accountability across their fundraising programs at every stage of the supporter life cycle. A recent analysis by Blackbaud Target Analytics found that the average nonprofit has an estimated $3.7 million in untapped giving potential in its donor database. 
In this webinar series, you’ll learn how we help higher education institutions identify their best prospects, retain loyal supporters, increase participation, assess supporter performance, measure fundraising success, and more. You won’t want to miss a second of it!
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Delivering a Complete View of Donor GivingLearn how to create annualized tax receipts for sustaining gifts, also known as recurring gifts, in Blackbaud Luminate Online®. We will show you how to easily issue CRA-compliant tax receipts.
2/28/20181:00 P.M. ETRegister Now
 
Driving Revenue with Dynamic Asks and Donation FormsLearn how the Dynamic Ask feature in Blackbaud Luminate Online® can help you make the right ask based on a donor’s past giving history. Increase the revenue your next campaign generates by making the right ask online.
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Exploring the Blackbaud TeamRaiser® Integration with Facebook®Give your supporters a way to create a Facebook fundraiser along with their Blackbaud TeamRaiser Personal Page. Using the Facebook integration, you’ll have a frictionless way to manage, process, and record Facebook donations in Blackbaud TeamRaiser. Early results indicate improved participant/donor experience, increased dollars raised, and efficiency gained in managing campaigns across platforms. Learn more in this practical how-to session.
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Extend Your Event Fundraising with Facebook®If your nonprofit is based in the United States, you can now extend the reach of your peer-to-peer fundraising events through Facebook® Fundraising. Discover how nonprofits are successfully using this tool to enable event fundraisers to solicit donations directly from their Facebook networks and their Blackbaud TeamRaiser® personal fundraising pages.
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Financial Edge NXT Client Roadmap ReviewJoin the products team for our quarterly installment of the Financial Edge NXT roadmap review. We'll recap what we've been working on over the past quarter and provide updates on what's up next for Financial Edge NXT product development.
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Financial Edge NXT for Healthcare and OrganizationsFinancial Edge NXT simplifies grant management, improves process automation, and enhances security for your healthcare organization. Because Financial Edge NXT is powered by Blackbaud Sky—the only cloud built to power social good—you can take advantage of pre-integrated services, secure data, and rapid updates…built in and automatic. What could be simpler?
In this webinar for current Financial Edge customers, you’ll see how Financial Edge NXT can help your healthcare organization:

• Save time by eliminating manual data entry—and the errors and headaches that come with it
• Create customized reports to show the information you want, the way you want it, and drill down into those reports with a single click to make smart decisions on the fly
• Connect your financial team from any location, and securely share reports with other non-financial users on a view-only basis
• Easily customize and scale your solution thanks to an open API, and always keep up with the latest technology through rapid, ongoing enhancements that happen automatically
• Simplify your grant management process
Join us to find out how moving to Financial Edge NXT can simplify your everyday.
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Financial Edge NXT for Higher Education InstitutionsNeed increased transparency and security to better serve your higher education institution? Then you need Financial Edge NXT, the fund accounting solution built to solve the complex challenges college and university accountants face today. From eliminating manual data entry to improving accessibility, Financial Edge NXT simplifies your everyday so you have more time to reach your goals and more money to help your institutions grow. Join this 30-minute session for an up-close look at fund accounting simplified with Financial Edge NXT.

In this webinar for current Financial Edge™ customers, you’ll see how Financial Edge NXT can help you:
  •  Save time by eliminating manual data entry—and the errors and headaches that come with it
  •  Create customized reports to show the information you want, the way you want it, and drill down into those reports with a single click to make smart decisions on the fly
  •  Connect your financial team from any location, and securely share reports with other non-financial users on a view-only basis
  •  Easily customize and scale your solution thanks to an open API, and always keep up with the latest technology through rapid, ongoing enhancements that happen automatically

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Financial Edge NXT Product Demo for Financial Edge CustomersFinancial Edge NXT simplifies fund accounting so you can work more efficiently and your organization can grow. And Financial Edge NXT is powered by Blackbaud Sky™—the only cloud built to power social good. That means you take advantage of pre-integrated services, secure data, and rapid updates…built in and automatic. What could be simpler?

In this webinar for current Financial Edge™ customers, you’ll see how Financial Edge NXT can help you:
  •  Save time by eliminating manual data entry—and the errors and headaches that come with it
  •  Create customized reports to show the information you want, the way you want it, and drill down into those reports with a single click to make smart decisions on the fly
  •  Connect your financial team from any location, and securely share reports with other non-financial users on a view-only basis
  •  Easily customize and scale your solution thanks to an open API, and always keep up with the latest technology through rapid, ongoing enhancements that happen automatically
  • Join us to find out how moving to Financial Edge NXT can simplify your everyday.


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Fundraising Analytics 101During this session, we’ll cover the basic tenets of analytics for fundraisers and explain how external data is critical to developing a successful segmentation strategy. We’ll discuss the fundamental differences between predictive modeling and wealth screening and identify the purpose, goals, benefits, and limitations of each. You’ll leave this session with a solid understanding of prospect research and segmentation concepts and how Fundraising Essentials and Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT™ scores relate to them.
3/13/20182:00P.M. ETRegister Now
 
How Minnetrista Uses Blackbaud Altru® Training to Further Its SuccessMinnetrista, a museum in Muncie, Indiana, has been using Blackbaud Altru for about six years. During that time, George Buss, director of education and experience at Minnetrista, determined that staff members were not keeping up with the evolving functionality of the tool. As a result, the organization decided to invest in a Learn Everything® subscription from Blackbaud University. 
Join George in this webinar as he discusses why the museum made this investment, how he keeps staff accountable, and the increase he has seen in efficiency because of the training.
3/1/20182:00P.M. ETRegister Now
 
How to Explain Donor Database Software (and Why You Need It) to Your BoardYour nonprofit needs smart, solid fundraising software to raise the money it needs to thrive. But at many growing nonprofits, the board doesn’t see it that way. Whether your organization is ready for its first donor database system or looking to upgrade, Joe Garecht is here to help! 
Join a webinar to learn how to:
 Explain donor database software in terms your board can understand
 Show your board how to evaluate different software packages
 Outline the ROI your nonprofit can expect from the right fundraising software
As an added bonus, attendees will get a copy of Joe’s new white paper that you can use when seeking board approval for a new donor database system for your organization.
4/25/20182:00P.M. ETRegister Now
 
How to Find and Cultivate Faithful Young DonorsDoes your faith-focused organization struggle to engage young supporters? You have a powerful story to tell—one that will resonate with millennials and younger community members. Building a pipeline to reach them will help you raise more funds today and ensure that your organization is supported for years to come. Learn how by joining us in this webinar, where you’ll discover:
  •  How to approach young donors with the capacity to give
  •  The best ways to communicate with millennials, offline and online
  •  How to tell a story that compels young supporters
  •  Five ways to request gifts from them
8/28/20182:00P.M. ETRegister Now
 
How to Make Fundraising Asks: Big or SmallEvery day, small nonprofits successfully ask for and receive gifts of all sizes to support their work. Your organization has a mission to do and your donors make it possible. Join us in this webinar to learn how to make better fundraising asks for your nonprofit. We’ll dive into:
  • How to understand your donor’s mindset before you make an ask
  • The six-step ask conversation any fundraiser can use to get a donor to say, “yes!”
  • How to deal with donor objections and concerns
  • The best ways to get over fear and anxiety about making fundraising asks
7/25/20182:00P.M. ETRegister Now
 
How to Think Like a Big NonprofitAre you worried that your nonprofit is too small for sustainable fundraising strategies? Join us for a one-hour webinar to learn how your nonprofit can think like a bigger organization and build a best-practice fundraising program that will help your development strategies thrive.
You’ll learn:
 How to know when it's the right time to hire full-time fundraisers
 How to get your board more involved with fund development
 How to systemize fundraising so you can raise more with less stress and hassle
Don't miss this opportunity to learn better tactics for fundraising big at your nonprofit!
5/22/20182:00P.M. ETRegister Now
 
Identifying Social Influencers in Time for #GivingTuesday and Year-End CampaignsAre you ready for the end-of-year giving season? We have a great resource to help you get started. Join this session for a walk through of our free EOY fundraising kit, and get tips for using Luminate and Luminate Beta to deliver your most successful EOY or holiday campaign ever.
8/22/20181:00 P.M. ETRegister Now
 
Internet Marketing for Independent Schools: Are You Doing Enough?For K-12 Independent Schools. Interested in improving your website but not sure where to begin? Look for inspiration and learn how you stack up against other Independent Schools on this tour of websites built with Online Campus Community. Discover website best practices and cutting edge internet marketing techniques.
2/22/20183:00 P.M. ESTRegister Now
 
Introducing Financial Edge NXT for Higher Education InstitutionsUnfortunately, spreadsheets and for-profit accounting software aren’t designed to meet the unique needs of higher education institutions. That’s why we developed Financial Edge NXT, the first-of-its-kind cloud accounting solution for higher education institutions that’s intuitive, fully integrated, and built the way you want it. Financial Edge NXT will allow colleges and universities to have more insight into their financial information, track and manage endowments and scholarships, and streamline processes—all with the benefits of the cloud. With Financial Edge NXT you can:
  • IMPROVE your institution’s accounting with reporting tools that drive transparency, stewardship, and compliance 
  • EMPOWER your staff with a highly accessible, user-friendly experience that improves productivity
  • OPTIMIZE your processes with a high-performance cloud solution that eliminates redundancies and reduces IT burdenIn this 30-minute webinar, we’ll provide a high-level overview of Financial Edge NXT and share how it meets the accounting needs of your foundation, university, or college.
3/8/20182:00 P.M ETRegister Now
 
Introducing Raiser’s Edge NXT™ for K–12 SchoolsNeed more time and money to better serve your K–12 school? Then you need Raiser’s Edge NXT, the fundraising and supporter management solution built to solve the complex challenges that schools like yours face today. From connecting your entire school to tracking campaign performance, Raiser’s Edge NXT simplifies your everyday so you have more time to reach your goals and grow your school. Join this 30-minute webinar for an up-close look at fundraising and supporter management simplified with Raiser’s Edge NXT.

Raiser’s Edge NXT gives you:
  •  A united school with all the tools you need on one fully integrated cloud platform that connects every department
  •  A great user experience thanks to role-based information that aligns with your unique job and actionable insights that enable you to maximize your efforts
  •  A fully optimized mobile experience that gives you access to real-time data anywhere, anytime, on any device
  •  Support from the world’s largest philanthropic network of more than 30,000 organizations as well as a 35-year leader in the nonprofit space

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Introduction to Raiser's Edge NXT for Faith-focused OrganizationsRaiser’s Edge NXT simplifies fundraising so you can work more efficiently to grow your supporter base and cultivate those that you currently have. Raiser’s Edge NXT is powered by Blackbaud Sky™—the only cloud built to power your mission. That means you take advantage of pre-integrated services, secure data, and rapid updates…built in and automatic. What could be simpler?

  •  Spend less time with your data and more time with believers and donors thanks to automated tools—like data clean-ups and built-in payment processing
  •  Get the most bang for your fundraising buck with clear campaign performance tracking on visual dashboards
  •  Connect everyone at your mission-based organization on a single, easy-to-use solution that’s accessible anytime, from anywhere
  •  Easily customize and scale your solution thanks to an open API, and always keep up with the latest technology through rapid, ongoing enhancements that happen automatically
Join us for a 30-minute webinar to see how Raiser’s Edge NXT can simplify the everyday at your organization of faith.
3/15/20181:00 P.M ETRegister Now
 
Is Your Ask for Support Just Right for Goldilocks?More than ever before, individuals want to engage with causes more personally and at the time that’s right for them. Learn ways you can ask for the right kind of support from the right person at the right time with the Luminate Beta Lists tools that help you understand who your supporters are and how they might help.
4/25/20181:00 P.M. ETRegister Now
 
Landing Your Emails: Tips for Email DeliverabilitySending email isn't hard, but delivering it to the inbox of your supporters can be. Considering that email continues to be a key growth driver in giving, the delivery of your messages is critical to your organization’s success. In this session, we'll discuss how service providers like Gmail® are changing the rules on sending email—and what you can do about it.
3/1/20182:00P.M. ETRegister Now
 
Learning Fast from #GivingTuesday Results and Fine-Tuning Year-End Email CampaignsAfter #GivingTuesday, you want to glean the most insight from your results. We’ll cover tips and timesavers for analyzing your results and applying the insight to optimize year-end fundraising campaigns.
 
12/5/20181:00 P.M. ETRegister Now
 
Magical Links You Aren’t UsingCreate “autologin” links to show your supporters you “know” them, and design a more personalized experience. We’ll look at how you can easily guide participants to the Blackbaud TeamRaiser® Participant Center, direct donors to the Gift Service Center, and ensure that they fully re-subscribe to your email campaigns after an “unsubscribe all” action.
5/23/20181:00 P.M. ETRegister Now
 
Make a click-worthy first impression.Create an unforgettable website that connects people to your mission.

Did you know 60% of donors visit a website before making a gift? For nonprofits of all sizes, every supporter and donation counts. Think about your website: Is it putting its best foot forward, or is it a few steps behind? Join us for this webinar mini-series, where we’ll reveal strategies you can use to engage your website visitors and create lasting personal connections. It’s critical to keep your donors involved in your organization and its mission, and your website is an easy and effective way to do this.

Small Nonprofit Web Design: Converting Interest into Action
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. ET

10 Tips that Make or Break Nonprofit Websites
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Design and Storytelling: A Match Made in Website Heaven
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. ET

10 Ways to Lose a Donor on Your Website
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. ET
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Navigating the Blackbaud Merchant Services Web PortalJoin us for our webinar as we explore all of the extensive features of the Blackbaud Merchant Services™ web portal. We’ll show you how to:

• Use the virtual terminal
• Add merchant accounts
• Create users and roles
• Set up mobile card readers for Blackbaud MobilePay
• Export detail and summary reports

You’ll have the opportunity to ask in-depth questions about the web portal as you learn best practices. Not currently using Blackbaud Merchant Services? We recommend you join us for our webinar, Streamlining Your Online Payment Processing, first where you'll learn how Blackbaud Merchant Services can simplify your payment processes.
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Optimizing Fundraising Activity with Advanced AnalyticsYour database is full of untapped fundraising potential. It’s important to understand not only who in your database has the capacity to give, but also who has the likelihood to give. 
In this one-hour webinar, you’ll hear industry leading consultants share best practices for using data and advanced analytics to drive your fundraising strategy. Whether you’re growing a new major giving program or have a well-established prospect research office, advanced analytics can help you take fundraising to the next level, make smarter decisions, and raise more revenue.
4/10/20181:00 P.M. ETRegister Now
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Optimizing Your Blackbaud eTapestry® SkillsDo you struggle with applying Blackbaud eTapestry technical knowledge to your everyday tasks? Blackbaud University’s redesigned curriculum will teach you how to efficiently use the solution to accomplish every task on your list. Discover industry best practices and learn how to best invest your limited time and resources. Our new courses focus on real-world application and case studies, so you can effectively apply your technical skills.
4/3/20182:00P.M. ETRegister Now
 
Payment Services Roadmap ReviewSimplified checkout, point-to-point encryption, Payments API, and daily disbursements—join our product management team to learn more about these new technologies that will be added to Blackbaud Merchant Services™ and the Payments portfolio in 2018 and beyond. We’ll also provide a sneak peek of the next-generation version of our platform. Originally presented at bbcon 2017, this webinar has been updated to include the latest information on the Payment Services roadmap.
2/27/20182:00 P.M ETRegister Now
 
Peer-to-Peer Fundraising When Disaster StrikesWhen disaster strikes, people want to give, volunteer, and help in massive numbers. But the window to organize and respond effectively is narrow, because we’ve found that donors tend to give within three days of the disaster. In this session, we’ll review how to prepare your organization to raise funds and get support to the affected as quickly as possible.
5/24/20181:00 P.M. ETRegister Now
 
Planning and Executing a Successful Fundraising EventIt’s time to start preparing for spring fundraising events! Whether you are planning a walk, run, golf tournament, or gala, Blackbaud University provides training and tools to help you execute your best event yet. 

Join one of our Blackbaud University instructors as she discusses event planning tips and training classes that can provide actionable steps to make your next event a success.
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Raiser's Edge NXT Quarterly UpdateBecause Raiser’s Edge NXT is powered by Blackbaud SKY™—the only cloud built to power social good—you can enjoy ongoing, rapid enhancements that happen automatically. Join our next Raiser's Edge NXT Quarterly Update webinar to learn how your solution is evolving to deliver the latest technology to your organization. Experts from our product development team will recap what we've been working on over the past quarter and share exciting details about updates coming your way.
2/22/20181:00 P.M. ETRegister Now
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Raising More Faith-Focused Gifts Online: A Step-by-Step GuideThe Internet is a powerful tool for your faith, so be sure you’re using it in the most effective way. Join us to learn how—without having to master new technology or log long hours online! In this session, we’ll cover each step it takes to build an online fundraising system that grows your mission, including:
  •  How to use your website the right way to inspire givers
  •  The best ways to raise support via email
  •  An easy (and quick) way to increase gifts via social media
  •  And much more
5/23/20182:00P.M. ETRegister Now
 
Reengaging Faithful Givers, Year after YearCurrent supporters are one of your organization’s most precious assets. Yet, far too many faith-focused organizations spend all their time looking for new support, instead of first making sure that their current supporters keep giving—and giving more—every year. During this webinar, we’ll show you how to build a supporter stewardship system for your organization. You’ll learn:
  •  A strategy for attaining a second gift from a new supporter
  •  How to build strong and lasting relationships with your supporters
  •  How to inspire supporters to upgrade their gifts every year
  •  A referral strategy (asking supporters to open their networks)
  •  How to engage supporters so that they make planned gifts, become monthly givers, and more
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Revolutionize the Way You Communicate with Your ConstituentsAre you sending multi-part email campaigns to maximize donor conversions? Studies show that 25% of email conversions come after the first email send, while 75% come after second and third*. Think of all the donations you could be missing out on!
Join us for an upcoming webinar to discover how combining Raiser’s Edge NXT with Blackbaud Marketing can help you better reach and engage your constituents. With the power of this total solution at your fingertips, you can create a donor-centric communication model that supports an effective and comprehensive fundraising strategy.
Ready to revolutionize the way you use Raiser’s Edge NXT? Join us for a live demo to see how to make your solution work even harder for you.
2/20/20183:00 P.M ETRegister Now
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Running a Faith-Centered, Year-End Giving Campaign: Tips for SuccessThe last two months of the year are the most important for fundraising, and December 31 is the single largest giving day of for many organizations. Some nonprofits raise over 25% of their revenue during this time. Join this session and learn to make the most of the season! Get tips for crafting a campaign that inspires support from your faith community, including:
  •  How to write successful year-end appeals
  •  Digital strategies for raising more dollars
  •  The best ways to identify faithful supporters with major gift capacity
  •  How to develop a compelling year-end donor message
11/28/20182:00P.M. ETRegister Now
 
Segmenting Blackbaud TeamRaiser® Participants for Coaching EmailsWe’ll look at best practices for segmenting Blackbaud TeamRaiser coaching emails AND teach tips for using the new TeamRaiser Coaching Email toolkit that’ll make creating these emails a breeze.
 
9/26/20181:00 P.M. ETRegister Now
 
Starting Off on Right Foot: How to Engage Alumni Early to Maximize Fundraising SuccessYour alumni form the base of your donor community, but many schools struggle with whether and how to turn young alumni into donors soon after graduation. During this webinar, you’ll learn how to talk with recent graduates, cultivate them, and turn them into lifelong givers to your school. Remember, young alumni may not be able to give much, but by laying the foundation right after graduation, you’ll reap greater rewards in the years to come.
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Streamlining Your Payment ProcessingIs your finance department spending too much time trying to understand your payment processes? Blackbaud Merchant Services can simplify your processing while saving your organization time and money. Our solution experts will demonstrate how you can select a payment processor and how to get the most out of a mobile payment solution. We’ll also show you how to simplify event management with the RE:Event module and app and Blackbaud MobilePay as well as how to minimize disruptions in recurring gifts with Credit Card Updater.

Join us for this highly interactive session where you’ll be able to ask our experts all of your payment processing questions.


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Taking Payments with Blackbaud MobilePayWant to learn how your organization can take its fundraising on the go and accept payments and donations anytime, anywhere? Blackbaud MobilePay is your way of accepting any major credit card on your iPhone®, iPad®, or Android® tablet or phone when your fundraising takes you away from your office. Join us for this interactive webinar as our experts walk you through how quick and easy Blackbaud MobilePay is to use. We’ll demonstrate how to:
·  Take payments and donations by swiping credit cards through the Blackbaud MobilePay reader
·  View transactions in real time
·  Export detailed information for financial analysis

You’ll also learn how to simplify event management with the RE:Event module and app and Blackbaud MobilePay.
3/13/20181:00 P.M ETRegister Now
 
The CFO PlaybookNonprofit CFOs will face many obstacles in 2018. To set your organization up for success, you need to connect the finance function with your mission. That’s where our comprehensive playbook The Three Roles of the Mission-Infused CFO comes in. In this webinar, you’ll get industry best practices and strategies to help you define your CFO style, so you can have your best year yet. What kind of CFO will you be in 2018? A builder? A strategist? A cultural trendsetter? Register for this webinar to find out.
2/21/20181:00 P.M. ETRegister Now
 
The Essential Fundraiser How- To Guide: Creating Happier Fundraisers, One Webinar at a TimeBeing the go-to person at your growing nonprofit isn't easy. That's why we're streamlining these daily processes for you with clear, simple, and actionable takeaways your staff members can use for the tasks they work on daily: reports, queries, analysis, asks, and other office work.
Join our webinar series designed exclusively for growing nonprofits to learn all the essential how-tos your organization needs, including:
  •  How to turn one-time donors into lifetime supporters
  •  How to incorporate multichannel fundraising
  •  How to reach big goals with big data
  •  How to instill the importance of technology in your board
How to Turn Your End-of-Year Donors into Lifelong Supporters
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. ET

How to Become a Multichannel Fundraising Rock Star
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. ET


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The Future of P2P: Big DataPeer-to-peer fundraising is on the verge of enormous change as tools for big data boost our ability to raise more by connecting with supporters in previously unimaginable ways. In this session, you'll get a preview of the game-changing power of predictive analytics and integration.
3/8/20181:00 P.M. ETRegister Now
 
The Secret to SickKids® Foundation’s Fundraising Walk SuccessLaunched in less than 8 months in 2013, the Canaccord Genuity Great Camp Adventure Walk is a fundraising dream. Come on an adventure to learn how SickKids Foundation has grown this camp-themed walk into an extraordinary $2.3 million event. At a time when other peer-to-peer events are flat, how does SickKids Foundation acquire over 3000 event participants and keep them coming back each year? Join Nancy Jordan, associate director of events, and Carly Coughlin, manager of sponsorship, to discover the secret to their event’s huge success.
3/22/20181:00 P.M. ETRegister Now
 
Tips for CFOs Transitioning to the CloudFinancial officers have some unique considerations when moving mission-critical financial applications to the cloud. In this webinar, we'll provide an overview of some of the benefits of cloud applications, as well as pitfalls and common questions from nonprofit financial leaders.
3/21/20181:00 P.M. ETRegister Now
 
Transitioning Your School's Technology: Tips on Buy-in to RolloutLearn how Girls Preparatory School successfully transitioned from using a disjointed Blackbaud Education Edge solution to using a seamless Blackbaud “ON” product system. Discover how the school integrated other school solutions in the process, too. Girls Preparatory School team members will share effective strategies for rollout, constituent buy-in, training, success measurement, and future expansion. Find out what they did right, what they would do differently, and where they’re headed now.
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Trends in Accounting and Finance According to the CFOJoin Blackbaud, AICPA, and other accounting experts for a discussion on accounting trends and key learnings developed over years of working with nonprofits. This not-to-be-missed panel will also cover the evolving role of the CFO and regulation changes.
3/7/20181:00 P.M. ETRegister Now
 
Uncover Best-in-Class Wealth Insight with ResearchPoint™There's more data in the world today than ever before, and it's growing at an unprecedented pace. No matter who your constituents are, there's a wealth of data floating around that contains valuable insight into their capacity and inclination to give to your organization. The problem: Data lives in so many different places and tracking it down takes valuable time that you simply don't have. 
ResearchPoint, a component of Blackbaud's advanced wealth and modeling solutions, is here to help. As the industry's leading software for prospect research, ResearchPoint leverages data from various public and proprietary data sources to deliver best-in-class, comprehensive wealth and philanthropic insight. Join our next product tour to see how organizations use ResearchPoint to drive their mission forward with better, smarter fundraising.
4/26/20183:00 P.M. ESTRegister Now
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Using Analytics to Boost Annual GivingThis session focuses on the foundation of the fundraising pyramid—annual giving. We’ll examine the fundamentals of annual giving strategy with an emphasis on the importance of ask strings and how your Fundraising Essentials or Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT™ scores tie in. You’ll leave with a firm understanding of how to use Next Ask Amount as part of your annual giving program.
6/12/20182:00P.M. ETRegister Now
 
Using Analytics to Unlock Major Giving PotentialThis session will begin with an overview of your Fundraising Essentials or Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT™ scores. Then we’ll examine how they can serve as indicators of untapped major giving potential. After this session, you’ll understand how to use data to hone in on the small group of your prospects with the highest potential and likelihood for major giving.
9/18/20182:00P.M. ETRegister Now
 
Using Luminate Beta Email and ListsLuminate Beta Email tools allow you to create attractive, effective, mobile-responsive emails using simple, drag-and-drop tools. Learn how to build emails within this new tool and target these emails effectively using Luminate Beta Lists.
10/24/20181:00 P.M. ETRegister Now
 
Using Technology to Reach Your 2018 GoalsWe all know how important data is. It allows us to measure our impact and be more transparent with our constituents to better connect and further social good efforts. With technology, it can be easy to get this information, but are you using it effectively?
In Part 2 of this webinar series, we’re bringing Philanthropy Consultant, Poney Carpenter, onboard to discuss his views and provide tips on the use of technology to support grantmaking. Sign up now to join us on February 20th!
2/20/20182:00P.M. ETRegister Now
 
Wealth Screening Meets Predictive Modeling: Identify and Segment Your Best Prospects with Affluence Insight™ from Blackbaud Target Analytics®Nonprofits need to identify prospects with the financial means and philanthropic affinity to support their mission. Historically, you've probably used traditional wealth screenings to determine a prospect's financial capacity to give and/or employed predictive modeling to gauge their likelihood to support your mission. The value of one versus the other has been debated, but the truth is that an effective prospect research and identification strategy requires a mix of both. With Affluence Insight from Blackbaud Target Analytics, we're bringing you a single dataset that can deliver this mix.
Affluence Insight delivers four key wealth attributes, including discretionary spend and investments that provide a clearer picture of a prospect’s liquidity. It also leverages real philanthropic giving history to segment your prospects into 13 unique groups, providing the first-ever philanthropy driven wealth segmentation. Combined with higher caps on income and net worth, more accurate data, and better coverage of the U.S. population, Affluence Insight delivers behavioral and wealth insight for your prospects in a way that nobody else does. Join us for this webinar to see how it could change the way you identify, segment, and engage your best prospects.
3/13/20182:00P.M. ETRegister Now
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What Nonprofit CFOs Need to Know about the New FASB RegulationsThe recent changes in the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) guidance for nonprofits are significant, even if they seem like common sense. The reporting of net asset classes, decisions on how expense categories are allocated, and underwater endowments can have an impact on your nonprofit organization. Join our Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT™ team to learn what these changes mean for you and what actions you may need to take for your reporting. You’ll also talk through case studies to help your organization prepare for the change.
3/28/20181:00 P.M. ETRegister Now

 

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