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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A Series of Challenges and Solutions for Higher EducationCrowdfundraising is more than run/walk events. It’s lantern festivals, icy polar plunges, savvy social media campaigns, spirited flag football games, colorful campus festivals, and so much more. It’s as big as you want it to be, as big as you can make it, as big as you can imagine. It’s for a million different missions, with a zillion ways to do it. You just have to find yours. 
Join our six-part webinar series specifically designed for higher education institutions to rediscover crowdfundraising, learn ways to overcome its challenges, and find out how TeamRaiser can help

Getting Started: Wednesday, March 30 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Recruiting Influencers: Wednesday, April 27 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Planning a Communication Strategy: Wednesday, May 25 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Coaching Participants and Gaining Momentum: Wednesday, June 29 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Managing Your Campaign: Wednesday, July 27 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Keeping the Drive Alive: Wednesday, August 31 | 1:00 p.m. ET

8/31/20161:00 P.M ETRegister Now
Altru for General Admissions Performing Arts OrganizationsJoin us for an overview of Altru, the revolutionary technology that allows everyone to gain a clear view of your entire general admissions performing arts organization. Learn how you can become more efficient at cultivating members, selling and scheduling programs, managing earned and contributed revenue, and keeping everyone focused on your mission. See if Altru is right for you!
11/3/20162:00 P.M ETRegister Now
Altru Roadmap ReviewJoin the Altru team for our quarterly installment of the Altru Roadmap Review. We'll recap what we've been working on over the past quarter, and provide updates on what's up next for Altru product development.
Register today!
11/3/20162:00 P.M ETRegister Now
An Introduction to Financial Edge NXT for K-12 Private SchoolsFinancial Edge NXT is the first-of-its-kind cloud accounting solution that can drive transparency across your school offices, ensure security and compliance, and eliminate manual processes in private school administration. Join us for this 30-minute webinar to learn how Financial Edge NXT can impact your school through comprehensive fund accounting; powerful real-time reporting; data-driven decision making; and integrated Smart Tuition student billing features.
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Beyond the Basket: Inspiring Parishioners to Give Outside of MassThis webinar is your quick-start guide to building a digital fundraising campaign that inspires constituents to give beyond the collection. Join our Senior Interactive Consultant Kelley Hohl as she shares how to use your website, email, and social media platforms to engage constituents during the holiday season. You'll walk away from this session with the latest best practices for building an effective digital fundraising program that converts parishioners to consistent givers. You’ll also be better prepared to optimize the results of a multi-channel, end-of-year campaign.
10/18/20161:00 P.M ETRegister Now
Big Data, Magic, and Unicorns: How Data Driven Nonprofits Get Better Fundraising ResultsMany organizations have a very valuable asset hidden in plain sight—their data. How can you maximize this often overlooked and undervalued treasure? Join Steve MacLaughlin, director of analytics at Blackbaud and author of the new book Data Driven Nonprofits, to learn why data is a crucial partner to the art of fundraising and relationship building. He’ll share insight from the analysis of thousands of organizations and the steps that every organization should take to surface the value hidden deep inside data to meet goals. 
9/22/201612:00 P.M ETRegister Now
Blackbaud NetCommunity Product Roadmap WebinarJoin us to get share the latest on the new functionality available in Blackbaud NetCommunity 7.1 as well as planned improvements for future releases.
What you'll learn:
  •  The latest on the 7.1 release
  •  What's planned for future releases
  •  Updates on the new & improved strategy for NetCommunity
Be online on Wednesday, November 2 at 3:00 p.m. EST to learn more about the 7.0 release.
11/2/20163:00 P.M ETRegister Now
Canadian Fundraisers: Redefine Your Online Donor ExperienceThe world of fundraising is rapidly changing, and it’s time to evolve how you communicate and steward your donors. In this interactive webinar, you’ll learn strategies, tactics, and tools to increase your fundraising success. We’ll share examples of nonprofit organizations in Canada and abroad that are making the most of Blackbaud’s online solutions to:
  •  Engage supporters and convert them to donors online
  •  Cultivate donors through automated and personalized experiences
  •  Retain donors by delivering multichannel experiences throughout their donor journey
  •  Transform donors to fundraisers by giving them peer-to-peer and DIY fundraising tools
This webinar is essential for executives, fundraising leaders, communication and marketing professionals who are evaluating online fundraising and marketing solutions. It will showcase how Luminate Online, TeamRaiser, and Online Express can enhance and redefine your donors’ online experience and will give you a forum to ask our Blackbaud solutions expert questions.
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Choose Your Solution: Altru or Raiser’s Edge NXT?As a Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge™ 7 customer, you’re probably evaluating the next move for your fundraising software. Should it be Raiser’s Edge NXT™, the new generation of nonprofit fundraising management, or Altru®, a Blackbaud solution designed specifically for aquariums, public gardens, museums, and zoos?

If you’re looking for a toolkit that can handle more than just fundraising, consider Altru. It consolidates every aspect of your operations, including ticketing, membership, fundraising, facility rentals, merchandise, event management, and more. See how Altru helps you manage operations with a clear, 360° view of your organization in this video.

Want to compare our solutions for yourself? Register for a live product comparison tour to see the software in action and get all of your questions answered in real time.
11/9/20162:00 P.M ETRegister Now
Count on This: Webinars for Nonprofit AccountantsThese webinars were created specifically with your job in mind. So take a seat, and start learning about nonprofit budgeting, grant tracking, reporting, project and expense management, and more. Don't forget to check back as we're constantly adding great webinars to keep you on the path to becoming an informed nonprofit accountant.
 Visit the Chart of What Counts for additional nonprofit financial and fund accounting resources, including tip sheets, videos, infographics, and more!

What You Need to Know Now about Cash Reserves and Budgeting: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Saying Goodbye to Software Not Built for Nonprofits: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET

The FASB guidelines have changed! What does this mean for your organization?: Monday, August 29, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET
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eTapestry for Environmental Conservancies and Nature TrustsWhether it be managing volunteers, tracking attendees, or planning donor meetings, environmental protection and conservation organizations are in the relationship-building business. With increased competition for constituents’ attention, it’s more important than ever to manage those relationships properly. Join us as we discuss the ways that eTapestry—Blackbaud’s total fundraising and constituent management platform for small and emerging non-profits—has helped hundreds of environmental protection and conservation organizations steward relationships, build participation, grow existing advancement streams, and tap into new ones.

Register today!
8/30/20162:00 P.M ETRegister Now
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. 
We look forward to sharing the future of cloud accounting for nonprofits with you!
11/2/20162:00 P.M ETRegister Now
For Existing Financial Edge Customers: An Introduction to Financial Edge NXTYou’re a die-hard for the work you do. Now nothing can stop you with Financial Edge NXT. It’s the first-of-its-kind cloud accounting solution that can help you drive transparency across your team, ensure security and compliance, eliminate time-consuming manual processes, and succeed on a level that’s never been possible before.
We want to make the transition easy for our customers. Join this 30-minute webinar to learn more.
Financial Edge NXT gives you:
  •  True fund accounting with general ledger, projects, grants, endowments, accounts payable and receivable, fixed assets, banking, and more
  •  An intuitive, personalized dashboard with customizable views to closely monitor income statements, program-to-expense ratios, cash balances, and other key metrics
  •  Powerful, flexible, real-time reporting—with one-click drill-down and easy export—to enable timely, data-driven decisions
  •  Efficient grant and project accounting to help you budget, monitor, and report with confidence
  •  Elimination of manual and duplicative data entry processes to help you save time and promote data accuracy 

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For Existing Raiser’s Edge Customers: An Introduction to Raiser’s Edge NXTRaiser’s Edge NXT is a first-of-its-kind cloud fundraising and relationship management solution built to help nonprofits achieve even greater results at every stage of the supporter lifecycle.
When your organization invests in Raiser’s Edge NXT you can expect to:
  •  Bring your team together with a smart cloud solution that provides a comprehensive view of fundraising results across the organization with a role-based user experience
  •  Reach more prospects with data enrichment services that find and update missing contact information
  •  Engage more supporters with email marketing supported by direct mail communications
  •  Convert more first-time donors with online and offline giving tools with built-in payment processing
  •  Retain repeat donors and grow sustained giving programs with nonprofit intelligence that sheds light on at-risk and lapsing donors
  •  Identify major donor prospects with wealth analytics services
  •  Expand your base of supporters exponentially with crowdfundraising tools that empower advocates to raise money on your behalf

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Fundraising Knowledge from the Pros: A Blackbaud Webinar SeriesIn this three-part webinar series, fundraising experts will walk you through finding the best software that fits your organization’s needs, strategies to retain and upgrade your donors, and why crowdfundraising is still a major buzzword this year.

Choosing the Right Fundraising Software for Your Organization: March 2, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Donor Retention Secrets: Keeping Your Donors Giving Year after Year: July 12, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Running a Successful Crowdfundraising Campaign: September 29, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET
9/29/20161:00 P.M ETRegister Now
Higher Education Fundraising Webinar Series: Learn How to Reach Out to Your Alumni and Major Donors Easily and EffectivelyCrowdfundraising is sweeping the fundraising world and increasing funds one campaign at a time. Whether the need is to expand your donor pool or drive alumni participation rates, crowdfundraising can have a huge impact on your bottom line. So how can you use it at you school? What are the best ways to get started? Join our webinar as our resident expert, Captain Andy, talks about the higher education space and answers all of your burning crowdfunding questions.

The Major Donor Message: How to Create a Fundraising Message That Resonates with Major Donors at Your Institution Thursday, January 14 | 1:00 p.m. ET

How to Find Major Donor Prospects for Your Higher Education Institution Wednesday, March 16 | 1:00 p.m. ET

The Art of the Ask for Higher Education: How to Ask Major Donors for Large Gifts Thursday, May 19 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Starting Off on the Right Foot: How to Engage Young Alumni Early to Maximize Fundraising Success Thursday, July 14 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Alumni Cultivation: The Best Ways to Communicate with Your Alumni to Turn Them into Lifelong Donors Thursday, September 15 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Creating a Robust Alumni Fundraising Program: Events, Monthly Giving, Annual Appeals, and More Thursday, November 17 | 1:00 p.m. ET

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Introducing TeamRaiser: Achieve Crowdfunding ExcellenceTap into the personal networks of your strongest supporters, mobilize volunteers over the Internet, and turn your event teams into active fundraisers. TeamRaiser, our complete online event fundraising software, can help your nonprofit recruit, maximize participant fundraising, and maintain momentum long after your events. Join us for this product tour for an up-close look at how TeamRaiser can work for your nonprofit.
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Introduction to Raiser's Edge NXT for Small CollegesYou’re a die-hard for your institution. Now nothing can stop you with the visionary, no-holds-barred Raiser’s Edge NXT. It’s the first-of-its-kind cloud fundraising and relationship management solution that can help you grow your constituent base, cultivate new revenue streams, extend the great work you’re already doing, and expand your school’s impact like never before. Join this 30-minute webinar to learn more about the impact Raiser’s Edge NXT can bring to your college or university and get a sneak peek at the solution.
Raiser’s Edge NXT gives you:
  •  A United Institution
  •  All the tools you need on one fully integrated cloud platform
  •  A single solution that connects your entire school
  •  A Great User Experience
  •  Instant access to the role-based information you need for your unique job
  •  Unlimited access and no user limits
  •  Actions and insights that enable you to do your job better
  •  A Fully Optimized Mobile Experience
  •  Access to real-time data anywhere, any time, on any device
  •  The World’s Largest Philanthropic Network
  •  Support from a network of more than 30,000 organizations and 3,000 Blackbaud employees
  •  The most comprehensive thought leadership resources from the foremost experts in the nonprofit space for nearly 35 years

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Luminate CRM Quarterly Roadmap ReviewPlease join the Luminate CRM Product Management and Product Marketing Teams for the Q4 Luminate CRM Presentation. In this session, we'll highlight the latest product information and what developments lay ahead.

Register today!
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Mastering Raiser’s Edge NXT for Frontline Fundraisers and DirectorsJoin us for this non-geek, non-techie session for school fundraisers and directors of advancement! You’re a fundraiser with money to raise, prospects to cultivate, gifts to request, and donors to steward. How can this new version of Raiser’s Edge help you do your job better? This webinar is all about fundraising—not database management—and will cover prospect identification; target outreach; parent, donor, and alumni interactions; and paths to success! Join Bill Connors, a fundraising andRaiser’s Edge NXT expert who has worked with dozens of schools. He’ll walk you through the different ways you can meet your fundraising objectives with Raiser’s Edge NXT. No matter what your fundraising role is, you can learn from this educational webinar, which is beneficial for those who are interested in Raiser’s Edge NXT as well as those who have already implemented the solution at their school.
10/12/20161:00 P.M ETRegister Now
Mastering the Alumni Module and Managing Alumni in Raiser’s EdgeThe Alumni module provides a lot of subtle but powerful capabilities to Raiser’s Edge, especially around Class Of (or Class Year) affiliation. Join Bill Connors, school fundraising and Raiser’s Edge expert, as he guides you through the setup and use of Raiser’s Edge Alumni module and covers its fine points and extended capabilities. He’ll also discuss additional school-specific and alumni-specific best practices in Raiser’s Edge. This session will focus on Raiser’s Edge version 7 and Raiser’s Edge NXT database views with references to how the related functions appear in the Raiser’s Edge NXT web view. If you represent a school that does not currently have the Alumni module, you can still benefit from this webinar, which will help you better understand the benefits of the module and work-arounds if you have not implemented it.
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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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New to Hosting? It’s time to on board.Join us for this highly valuable web seminar that will give you the skills you need to master your hosted product.  We start with an overview of the hosting environment. We'll demonstrate logging in, user administration, files folder, printing, and much more. We'll also discuss best practices and where you can find resources to help you along the way.  By the end of this short session, you will master the cloud!
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Raiser’s Edge NXT for Arts and Cultural Fundraisers: Nonprofit Technology RedefinedRaiser’s Edge NXT is the first-of-its-kind cloud fundraising and relationship management solution for performing arts organizations that’s smart and built with arts and cultural organizations in mind. Its advanced technology will help you expand your organization’s impact like never before. And it comes to you on one cloud platform that’s fast, secure, and always current.

Join this 30-minute webinar to discover how Raiser’s Edge NXT provides you with advanced reporting to effectively prioritize your efforts; real-time and on-the-go accessibility for unlimited users from almost any device; an intuitive, role-based interface designed to support the way you work; and much more.
11/9/20162:00 P.M ETRegister Now
Raiser's Edge NXT Perspectives: Planned Parenthood of the Great NorthwestJoin Miles Gaborit, Annual Campaign Manager from Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest as he discusses his experience implementing and using Raiser's Edge NXT.
9/13/20163:30 P.M ETRegister Now
Sophisticated Multichannel Marketing with Luminate OnlineAre you trying to acquire new donors, increase retention rates, or raise more money? Building an integrated online and offline approach to communicating and cultivating donors is the key to supporter engagement. And better engagement leads to better results.

Learn how Blackbaud can help you grow your house file, engage and cultivate your supporters, and increase your fundraising revenue in 2015 in the upcoming session, Sophisticated Multichannel Marketing with Luminate Online.
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Straight Up P2P: Real Talk from Peer-to-Peer ExpertsJoin us for Straight Up P2P, a webinar series featuring real talk from your favorite team of peer-to-peer experts.

Straight-Up Insights: Findings from the 2015 Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 2:00 p.m. ET

USA vs. CAN: Understanding How Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Translates across Borders: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET
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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.
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The Science of PhilanthropyFundraising is part art and part science. The art is on display every day and unique to each organization and its mission. It’s the stories and images that convey the need for funds and the good work that will result from those funds. The science, however, is less obvious but relates to questions we ask often. How aggressive should a direct mail ask string be? What is the best way to update expired credit cards for monthly donors? How quickly should gifts be acknowledged? What’s the optimal number of clicks to reach a donation page?
In this session, Chuck Longfield will take us through multiple examples that highlight the science of philanthropy and how critical it is to the success of your organization.
9/27/20162:00 P.M ETRegister Now


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