Blackbaud Sphere 9.4.6 New Features

The Blackbaud Sphere January 2015 (version 9.4.6) release includes updates to Friends Asking Friends such as mobile home page functionality and reports and merge fields for outstanding gifts. The release also includes quality improvements for many of the reports and Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer 11 support for the Sphere administrative site. To get started, learn about the Friends Asking Friends changes below or review the additional new features.

Are you looking for new features information from a previous release? In our Historical New Features Release Notes section, you can review historical new features.  

Friends Asking Friends Mobile Home Pages

You can now enable smartphone and tablet detection for Friends Asking Friends home pages when you use the essential design templates. Previously, you could only enable mobile forms.

Mobile Home Pages


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Friends Asking Friends Outstanding Gifts Reports and Merge Fields

To help you identify and follow up with Friends Asking Friends donors and participants with outstanding gifts, new reports and merge fields are available. You access the new reports from Report Center, and the merge fields from eMail and Event Email Templates.

Friends Asking Friends Outstanding Gifts


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Helpful Links:

new features guide PDF

New Features User Guide

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View the Blackbaud Sphere KnowHow blog

Sphere Blog

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How-to Documentation  

How-to Documentation

» Sphere 

» Previous New Features

Sphere Online Training

Online Training

» View Sphere Videos

Sphere Discovery

Product Discovery

» Participate in Improving Sphere


Historical Blackbaud NetCommunity Update Guides

Historical New Features Release Notes

Review the new and enhanced features from previous Blackbaud Sphere releases. 

Open the Acrobat PDF or right-click the link to save the PDF to your computer!

» Blackbaud Sphere 9.4.5 (July 2014)

» Blackbaud Sphere 9.4.4 (January 2014)

» Blackbaud Sphere 9.4.3 (August 2013)

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