With the Raiser's Edge NXT for Outlook add-in, you can view constituent details about email senders and recipients and create actions from their messages in Microsoft Outlook inbox.
From an email message, you can quickly review constituent information about the sender or recipient, including their name, contact information, and key details.
Prospect status — With Prospect Research Management, where the constituent is in your moves management process (if at all). For more details, see Prospect Status.
Latest gift and Lifetime giving — The most recent gift and total amount received from the constituent. For details on giving, see Constituent Giving.
Last action — The most recent interaction with the constituent. For details on interactions, see Actions.
Tip: To open the constituent’s record in Raiser’s Edge NXT, select their name or key details. To view the constituent’s address in Google Maps or call them on your device, select their contact information.
To add an action to the constituent record from the add-in, select the action type and date, add notes, and then select Add action. When you save an action, it automatically:
Tracks the interaction as an email, completed on the date you create the action
Includes the email content as a note on the action
Tracks the direction of the interaction — inbound or outbound — based on whether the constituent sent or received the email.
You can edit these details as necessary. If multiple constituents share an email address, you can choose who to apply the action to.
Tip: In Raiser's Edge NXT, you can add actions as appointments to your calendar in Microsoft Outlook 365. For more information, see Calendar Appointments.
To help manage interactions with your constituents, you can use multiple databases with the Raiser's Edge NXT for Outlook add-in. To use the add-in with a database, select the name of the current database and choose which to connect to.
To connect to a new database:
Next to the name of the currently connected database, select Add .
To confirm your identity, sign in with your Blackbaud ID.
In the From field, choose which database to use with the add-in.
To use the add-in, admins must enable it in Raiser's Edge NXT, before you install it in Outlook and authorize it to access your organization's data.
Admins only! Raiser's Edge NXT for Outlook works:
Server-side, with Microsoft Exchange Online and Exchange Server 2016 or above
Microsoft Outlook 365
Microsoft Outlook 2013 and above for Windows
Microsoft Outlook 2016 and above for Mac
Note: Microsoft Outlook for Android and iOS coming soon!
To use the add-in, enable the application for use at your organization. From Control Panel, Applications, browse to Raiser's Edge NXT for Outlook under Available Apps, and select Connect. All users who use the application will need to authorize the add-in to access Raiser's Edge NXT data, respecting their security rights. For more information, see Applications.
After your administrator authorizes this application for use at your organization, add it from the Microsoft Office Store.
From the Raiser's Edge NXT for Outlook page in the Office Store, select Add.
Sign in to Outlook , if necessary.
Review the add-in information, and select Install and then OK.
To use the add-in in Outlook, select Raiser's Edge NXT from an email message.
In a desktop version of Outlook, you can add the add-in from the menu ribbon. To install the add-in, select Store, search for "Raiser's Edge NXT for Outlook" on the Add-Ins screen, and switch to On. To use the add-in, from an email message, select Raiser's Edge NXT on the menu ribbon.
Note: To install the add-in from Office 2013, select File, Manage Add-Ins.
When you first use the add-in, and each time you sign out and sign in to the add-in, you need to authorize its access to your organization's data, respecting your security rights.
Enable pop-ups, and then sign in with the Blackbaud ID you use with Raiser's Edge NXT.
If you use Raiser's Edge NXT with multiple organizations, in the From field, choose whose data to use.
Note: When you close Outlook, you're not signed out of the add-in. To completely sign out, do so within the add-in.