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Blackbaud NetCommunity 7.1 SP3 New Features

This release includes the new Communication Consent part, updates to numerous forms to include the Communication Consent part in the design, and access to responsive email templates. For more information about these enhancements, refer to the New Features Guide.

Communication Consent Part

To enable you to easily capture communication consent on your BBNC  forms — and to assist with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance — we've implemented a new Communication Consent part. Your organization can use this new part to collect explicit consent from users — both in the European Union (EU) and elsewhere — for how they want to receive communication from you. In order for any non-profit organization to contact constituents residing in the EU, they must have explicit opt-in consent for any kind of communication via any channel — such as email, phone, SMS, or mail.

Note: Raiser's Edge v7 Patch 8 is required to use the communication consent functionality in BBNC.

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As an organization, you can create one Communication Consent part — or multiple versions of the part — to support the forms in BBNC that collect constituent information. You can include the Communication Consent part in several forms in BBNC. When a user submits a form, their constituent record is updated in The Raiser's Edge with their communication consent preferences.

We've enhanced the following forms to enable you to include a Communication Consent part in the design: Donation Form; Event Registration Form (Classic); Event Registration Form; User Login Form; User Email Preferences Form; Payment 2.0 Form; Membership Form; Profile Form; Email Signup Form. 

 For more information, see Communication Consent Part in the online help.  

Responsive Email Templates

To maintain consistency with industry standards for fully responsive emails, we're providing three generic responsive email templates that you can download. You can use the code from these sample templates to create your own responsive email messages for acknowledgments, appeals, and newsletters.

To access the code — and instructions for using the sample templates — select the Sample responsive email templates link in Email Templates.

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In addition, the outdated placeholder, mobile-friendly templates have been removed under Email > Templates, Email > Scheduled emails, and Email > Campaigns (for Appeals).



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