What Happened with General Features in 2016
As Raiser's Edge NXT evolves, it introduces new and enhanced general features on a frequent basis. As a refresher, these features released during 2016.
Extend features with applications — To extend the functionality of Raiser’s Edge NXT, your organization can now use additional applications created by Blackbaud, providers in the Blackbaud Partner Marketplace, someone at your organization, or other approved external developers. These applications securely access your Raiser’s Edge NXT data via the SKY API, so you can do more with your constituents and fundraising efforts. For more information, see Applications.
Note: Admins! To enable an application for your organization, get its unique ID from the developer or Blackbaud Partner Marketplace, and add it in Control Panel, Applications. Once enabled, everyone at your organization — in respect to their security group's rights and permissions — can use the application.
Tip: Want to develop an application that works with the SKY API? Sign up for a free developer account, which provides access to industry-standard and open REST APIs that extend the functionality of Raiser’s Edge NXT. Upon approval, you'll receive your own SKY API subscription key and can register your applications and enable those you develop for your organization. For more information, see the SKY API Getting Started page.
View when invitations expire — After you send an invitation to Raiser’s Edge NXT, you can view whether its recipient responded in the Users and Awaiting response lists in Control Panel, Security. To determine whether the invitation is still active, you can now view its expiration date in the Status column of these lists. For more information, see Users and Invitations.
Note: A new user — even one you already invited — has 30 days to accept an invitation. If it expires, don’t fret! You can always send them another one.
Automatically sign out when inactive — To help protect your data, your Blackbaud account now automatically signs out of Raiser's Edge NXT after 30 minutes of inactivity. In case you're "passively" using the program, such as to review a constituent's history with another fundraiser or coordinate your upcoming actions, you'll receive a heads up a couple minutes beforehand and can choose to keep working.