This week, Raiser's Edge NXT updated to fix some minor bugs for improved cosmetics and performance. For some, it also includes additional features that are part of waved roll outs.
To help ensure consistent data entry for new constituent and action records in web view, admins can now manage required fields from Control panel, Fields and tables. Admins can also view the list of fields available to require in web view and the type of records where they appear. To make a field required, select Edit from the menu and select Required?.
The fields you can currently require correspond to fields that appear when you add constituent and action records.
Note: The Last name field was already required by default in web view.
Note: This release focuses on fields you use to add new records to the database. In future releases, you'll be able to require additional fields and record types.
Supported fields currently marked as required in database view are now also required in web view. For example, if the First name field was previously required in database view, it's now required in web view. After this initial release, updates to required fields in database view are not reflected in web view.
For more information, see Fields and Tables.
JustGiving fundraisers spread your organization's mission and raise funds on your behalf. Now you can add JustGiving fundraising page owner, donor, and gift data into Raiser's Edge NXT. From Control Panel, Settings, select JustGiving Integration and set up defaults for new gift records and new constituents from JustGiving. For more information, see JustGiving Integration.
Now you can let people register for your one-time events online through Online Registration Forms. These forms let your constituents sign themselves and others up for an event, enter their contact information, choose to make an additional donation, and pay their registration fees (for paid events). From an event record, under Online registration forms, you can add a new form, edit an existing form, or review stats of the effectiveness of your existing forms. In the Form Designer, you can style your form to mimic the branding of your organization's website. For more information, see Online Registration Forms
To help track custom information about participants, such as t-shirt sizes, meal preferences, and seating requests, you can now add fields — known as participant options — to collect details that are specific to each event. Participant options provide flexibility because you can gather different information for the same option in various events. For example, create meal preference fields with different food choices in each dinner event you host.
For each event, under Participant options, add the fields and their values. After you set the options, add them to the online registration form and then manage responses from participant records under Participant options. For more information, see Participant Options.
Note: Participant options are like custom fields, but they’re not the same. With custom fields, you use the same field and the same options for different events. With participant options, you add new fields and values for each event. In a future release, you’ll be able to copy an event and reuse options that are the same for the new event. For more information, see Custom Fields.
To help ensure successful interactions with your constituents, reduce costs, and improve the accuracy of your data, Raiser's Edge NXT now automatically identifies possible duplicate records in your database. In Tools, Data health, under Possible duplicates, you can view statistics about potential duplicates, review matches, and merge records. For more information, see Duplicate Management.
n Tools, Data health, you can select the number of Possible duplicates to review a list of constituents Raiser's Edge NXT automatically identifies as potential matches. From the list, you can select to compare the details between two records and then merge them if they represent the same constituent.
To help you manage constituents who participate in events, you can now also transfer Event participation details when you merge records. For example, if you inadvertently add a new constituent record when you sign a participant in for an event, you can later merge the new record with their existing record to include their participation details. For more information, see Possible Duplicates.
Note: Merges now include event information by default, but you can exclude it if necessary. From the list of possible duplicates, select Compare records from the name of one of the records to merge, select Select data to merge, and clear Event participation.
To help you easily accept and process gifts from your organization's website, you can now use Raiser’s Edge NXT to create and manage donation forms! From Tools, Donation form designer, design and build forms and then use automatically generated code snippets to embed them on your website.
With Donation forms, you can:
Quickly create forms with a drag-and-drop designer
Accept recurring gifts and automatically process subsequent payments
Offer credit and debit card, direct debit, and digital wallet payment options
Design thank-you emails with your organization's branding
Track performance and view which websites refer donors to the forms
Associate an appeal with a donation form
Allow donors to designate their gift across multiple funds
For more information, see Donation Forms.
Tip: Update the styling for Blackbaud Checkout to match the rest of the form. When payment screens include branding,
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