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Our web seminars are a great way to learn about Blackbaud products and functionality, as well as tips and tricks to help you use our tools more effectively. All web seminars are free and last approximately one hour.

It’s easy to participate. Check out our series and their descriptions below. Select the web seminar on a date and time you wish to attend, click "Register Now", and complete the process.

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If you have not received your confirmation e-mail or need your confirmation for a web seminar scheduled within the next 24 hours, please email webseminars@blackbaud.com and we will be happy to fill your request.


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A Series of Challenges and Solutions for Higher EducationCrowdfundraising is more than run/walk events. It’s lantern festivals, icy polar plunges, savvy social media campaigns, spirited flag football games, colorful campus festivals, and so much more. It’s as big as you want it to be, as big as you can make it, as big as you can imagine. It’s for a million different missions, with a zillion ways to do it. You just have to find yours. 
Join our six-part webinar series specifically designed for higher education institutions to rediscover crowdfundraising, learn ways to overcome its challenges, and find out how TeamRaiser can help

Getting Started: Wednesday, March 30 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Recruiting Influencers: Wednesday, April 27 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Planning a Communication Strategy: Wednesday, May 25 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Coaching Participants and Gaining Momentum: Wednesday, June 29 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Managing Your Campaign: Wednesday, July 27 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Keeping the Drive Alive: Wednesday, August 31 | 1:00 p.m. ET

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Altru for General Admissions Performing Arts OrganizationsJoin us for an overview of Altru, the revolutionary technology that allows everyone to gain a clear view of your entire general admissions performing arts organization. Learn how you can become more efficient at cultivating members, selling and scheduling programs, managing earned and contributed revenue, and keeping everyone focused on your mission. See if Altru is right for you!
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Altru Roadmap ReviewJoin the Altru team for our quarterly installment of the Altru Roadmap Review. We'll recap what we've been working on over the past quarter, and provide updates on what's up next for Altru product development.
Register today!
8/18/20162:00 P.M ETRegister Now
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bbcon Encore: Top-Rated Content for Canadian Charities and NonprofitsBy popular demand, we are bringing back a selection of talented speakers from bbcon 2015 for a repeat performance online. Learn from philanthropic leaders, technology gurus, and fabulous fundraisers in the field.
This ridiculously awesome webinar series features Canadian thought leaders, case studies, and fundraising topics. Register now for your chance to get a sampling of the insight and ideas exchanged at bbcon 2015. 

Ten Ways to Drive Online Fundraising Results: May 3, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Online fundraising accounts for seven percent of total fundraising and has experienced double-digit growth over the past four years. Attend this session to learn how you can improve your Internet fundraising programs through optimized web forms, monthly giving programs, automatic credit card updates, and more.

Harnessing Your Organization’s Story: July 5, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Stories are how we naturally communicate. We’re all telling stories about ourselves whether we realize it or not. If you’re not the one shaping your organization’s story, someone else is doing it for you. Join this session to learn how to harness your organization’s story and share it in infectious ways that will inspire supporters to commit to your cause.


7/5/20162:00 P.M ETRegister Now
 
Beyond NCOASophisticated nonprofits know that having accurate, up-to-date constituent data is the critical first step in any successful fundraising program. However, simply running USPS address updates for each mailing is not enough for successful fundraising and constituent management. 
Did you know the average nonprofit database consists of up to 14% unmailable addresses? These are records that could be dragging down your direct response metrics, wasting money, or—worse—angering valuable donors. Join this webinar to hear from our senior consultant for Data Enrichment Services about how you can more efficiently incorporate data hygiene and advanced practices in your database. With these strategies, your organization can better support future direct response campaigns and donor outreach efforts. 

We look forward to talking with you!
6/23/20161:00 P.M ETRegister Now
 
Choose Your Solution: Altru or Raiser’s Edge NXT?Thinking of getting new software for your general admission organization, but not sure where to start? Join us for this webinar to learn about Altru and Raiser's Edge NXT.
Designed specifically for general admission arts and cultural organizations, Altru is the only all-in-one nonprofit management solution with ticketing, merchandise, membership, and fundraising built-in. With Altru, you become more efficient at the ticket counter, strategically increase your revenue, grow and retain members, and keep all of your constituent interactions in one cloud-based system.
Raiser’s Edge NXT is advanced fundraising and relationship management technology that will help you grow your constituent base, cultivate new revenue streams, and expand your organization’s impact like never before. And it comes to you on one cloud platform that’s fast, secure, and always current.
After the webinar, you’ll know everything you need to know to choose the solution that’s best for your arts and cultural organization.
8/10/20162:00 P.M ETRegister Now
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Count on This: Webinars for Nonprofit AccountantsThese webinars were created specifically with your job in mind. So take a seat, and start learning about nonprofit budgeting, grant tracking, reporting, project and expense management, and more. Don't forget to check back as we're constantly adding great webinars to keep you on the path to becoming an informed nonprofit accountant.
 
 Visit the Chart of What Counts for additional nonprofit financial and fund accounting resources, including tip sheets, videos, infographics, and more!

What You Need to Know Now about Cash Reserves and Budgeting: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Saying Goodbye to Software Not Built for Nonprofits: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET

The FASB guidelines have changed! What does this mean for your organization?: Monday, August 29, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET
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Do More GoodGreat fundraisers know the more they can do to grow their missions, the more impact their organizations can have on the world. Fundraising greatness isn’t about the ability to raise more money but what that money empowers them to do: save more sea turtles, fill more hungry bellies, inspire more young artists, and grow more good. 

We are on a journey to identify nonprofit fundraisers who are doing more, so we can recognize and learn from them. Join us to hear from these fundraising leaders and discover successful strategies to create more impact for your cause.

Featured Webinars: 

How Surrey Women’s Centre Grew its Email List with a Creative Corporate Partnership and eCard Campaign: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET

World Animal Protection: Lessons Learned from Nepal: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET



5/31/20161:00 P.M ETRegister Now
 
Essential Steps to Success in Peer-to-Peer Fundraising for Your SchoolJoin us as we explore the three key steps to amplifying the reach of your peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. We will focus on the basic ways to achieve success in peer-to-peer fundraising for your school—recruitment, motivation, and thanking of your supporters. At the end of the webinar, you will leave with a clear understanding of how to increase the impact of your school’s campaign, whether it is a read-a-thon, lap-a-thon, class project, fun run, or a bake sale!
6/22/20162:00 P.M ETRegister Now
 
For Existing Financial Edge Customers: An Introduction to Financial Edge NXTYou’re a die-hard for the work you do. Now nothing can stop you with Financial Edge NXT. It’s the first-of-its-kind cloud accounting solution that can help you drive transparency across your team, ensure security and compliance, eliminate time-consuming manual processes, and succeed on a level that’s never been possible before.
We want to make the transition easy for our customers. Join this 30-minute webinar to learn more.
Financial Edge NXT gives you:
  •  True fund accounting with general ledger, projects, grants, endowments, accounts payable and receivable, fixed assets, banking, and more
  •  An intuitive, personalized dashboard with customizable views to closely monitor income statements, program-to-expense ratios, cash balances, and other key metrics
  •  Powerful, flexible, real-time reporting—with one-click drill-down and easy export—to enable timely, data-driven decisions
  •  Efficient grant and project accounting to help you budget, monitor, and report with confidence
  •  Elimination of manual and duplicative data entry processes to help you save time and promote data accuracy 

7/21/20161:00 P.M ETRegister Now
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For Existing Raiser’s Edge Customers: An Introduction to Raiser’s Edge NXTRaiser’s Edge NXT is a first-of-its-kind cloud fundraising and relationship management solution built to help nonprofits achieve even greater results at every stage of the supporter lifecycle.
When your organization invests in Raiser’s Edge NXT you can expect to:
  •  Bring your team together with a smart cloud solution that provides a comprehensive view of fundraising results across the organization with a role-based user experience
  •  Reach more prospects with data enrichment services that find and update missing contact information
  •  Engage more supporters with email marketing supported by direct mail communications
  •  Convert more first-time donors with online and offline giving tools with built-in payment processing
  •  Retain repeat donors and grow sustained giving programs with nonprofit intelligence that sheds light on at-risk and lapsing donors
  •  Identify major donor prospects with wealth analytics services
  •  Expand your base of supporters exponentially with crowdfundraising tools that empower advocates to raise money on your behalf

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For Organizations New to Blackbaud: An Introduction to Financial NXTYou’re a die-hard for the work you do. Now nothing can stop you with Financial Edge NXT. It’s the first-of-its-kind cloud accounting solution that can help you drive transparency across your team, ensure security and compliance, eliminate time-consuming manual processes, and succeed on a level that’s never been possible before. Join this 30-minute webinar to learn more.
Financial Edge NXT gives you:
  •  True fund accounting with general ledger, projects, grants, endowments, accounts payable and receivable, fixed assets, banking, and more
  •  An intuitive, personalized dashboard with customizable views to closely monitor income statements, program-to-expense ratios, cash balances, and other key metrics
  •  Powerful, flexible, real-time reporting—with one-click drill-down and easy export—to enable timely, data-driven decisions
  •  Efficient grant and project accounting to help you budget, monitor, and report with confidence
  •  Elimination of manual and duplicative data entry processes to help you save time and promote data accuracy 

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For Organizations New to Blackbaud: An Introduction to Raiser’s Edge NXTYou’re a die-hard for your mission. Now nothing can stop you with the visionary, no-holds-barred Raiser’s Edge NXT. It’s the first-of-its-kind cloud fundraising and relationship management solution that can help you grow your constituent base, cultivate new revenue streams, extend the great work you’re already doing, and expand your organization’s impact like never before.

Join this 30-minute webinar to learn more about the impact Raiser’s Edge NXT can bring to your organization and get a sneak peek at the solution. 

Raiser’s Edge NXT gives you:

  • A United Organization
         All the tools you need on one fully integrated cloud platform
         A single solution that connects your entire organization
  • A Great User Experience
         Instant access to the role-based information you need for your unique job
         Unlimited access and no user limits
         Actions and insights that enable you to do your job better
  • A Fully Optimized Mobile Experience
         Access to real-time data anywhere, any time, on any device
  • The World’s Largest Philanthropic Network
                 Support from a network of more than 30,000 organizations and 3,000 Blackbaud employees
                 The most comprehensive thought leadership resources from the foremost experts in the nonprofit space for nearly 35 years






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Fundraising Knowledge from the Pros: A Blackbaud Webinar SeriesIn this three-part webinar series, fundraising experts will walk you through finding the best software that fits your organization’s needs, strategies to retain and upgrade your donors, and why crowdfundraising is still a major buzzword this year.

Choosing the Right Fundraising Software for Your Organization: March 2, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Donor Retention Secrets: Keeping Your Donors Giving Year after Year: July 12, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Running a Successful Crowdfundraising Campaign: September 29, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET
7/12/20161:00 P.M ETRegister Now
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Going from Good to Great: 10 Steps to Increase Online Fundraising Success for Your Animal Welfare OrganizationInspired by Jim Collins’ ”Good to Great” methodology, learn the strategy behind evolving your online fundraising program (and team) into one that produces lasting change and results. It starts with 10 steps that any organization can implement with the right planning and technology. Not only does this session focus on online fundraising tactics, but it also shows you how to lead your organization to long-term success by changing its fundraising culture. In addition, you’ll discover the latest trends in U.S. giving and how they impact efforts today.
6/23/20161:00 P.M ETRegister Now
 
Grace College and Theological Seminary Makes School History with Raiser's Edge NXTGrace College and Theological Seminary’s vice president knew his young advancement staff had the drive to elevate the school’s fundraising to a place it had never been before. So, it set its sights high and made the switch to Raiser's Edge NXT to help launch the school’s largest fundraising campaign ever! Join us to hear the school’s amazing story!
6/9/20162:00 P.M ETRegister Now
 
Higher Education Fundraising Webinar Series: Learn How to Reach Out to Your Alumni and Major Donors Easily and EffectivelyCrowdfundraising is sweeping the fundraising world and increasing funds one campaign at a time. Whether the need is to expand your donor pool or drive alumni participation rates, crowdfundraising can have a huge impact on your bottom line. So how can you use it at you school? What are the best ways to get started? Join our webinar as our resident expert, Captain Andy, talks about the higher education space and answers all of your burning crowdfunding questions.

The Major Donor Message: How to Create a Fundraising Message That Resonates with Major Donors at Your Institution Thursday, January 14 | 1:00 p.m. ET

How to Find Major Donor Prospects for Your Higher Education Institution Wednesday, March 16 | 1:00 p.m. ET

The Art of the Ask for Higher Education: How to Ask Major Donors for Large Gifts Thursday, May 19 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Starting Off on the Right Foot: How to Engage Young Alumni Early to Maximize Fundraising Success Thursday, July 14 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Alumni Cultivation: The Best Ways to Communicate with Your Alumni to Turn Them into Lifelong Donors Thursday, September 15 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Creating a Robust Alumni Fundraising Program: Events, Monthly Giving, Annual Appeals, and More Thursday, November 17 | 1:00 p.m. ET



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Introducing TeamRaiser: Achieve Crowdfunding ExcellenceTap into the personal networks of your strongest supporters, mobilize volunteers over the Internet, and turn your event teams into active fundraisers. TeamRaiser, our complete online event fundraising software, can help your nonprofit recruit, maximize participant fundraising, and maintain momentum long after your events. Join us for this product tour for an up-close look at how TeamRaiser can work for your nonprofit.
6/29/20161:00 P.M ETRegister Now
 
Luminate CRM Quarterly Roadmap ReviewPlease join the Luminate CRM Product Management and Product Marketing Teams for the Q4 Luminate CRM Presentation. In this session, we'll highlight the latest product information and what developments lay ahead.

Register today!
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Map out Your Online Strategy: A Six- Part Series for Higher Education InstitutionsThe journey to online strategy success for higher education institutions starts here! In this six-part webinar series, we'll discuss the best tips and tricks for bringing your school's story to life online. From engaging website design and social media to search engine optimization and data-driven fundraising campaigns, this specialized series will enable you to map out an actionable online strategy for your higher education institution.


Map out Your Online Strategy: Website Design for Higher Education Institutions: January 21, 2016 | 2:00 p.m. ET

Map out Your Online Strategy: 6 Tips for Higher Education Institutions (Part One): February 25, 2016 | 2:00 p.m. ET

Map out Your Online Strategy: 6 Tips for Higher Education Institutions (Part Two): March 29, 1016 | 2:00 p.m. ET

Map out Your Online Strategy: Social Media for Higher Education Institutions: April 21, 2016 | 2:00 p.m. ET

Map out Your Online Strategy: Search Engine Optimization for Higher Education Institutions: May 26, 2016 | 2:00 p.m. ET

Map out Your Online Strategy: Data-Driven Campaigns for Higher Education Institutions: June 23, 2016 | 2:00 p.m. ET

6/23/20162:00 P.M ETRegister Now
 
Mapping out Your Online Strategy: A Three-Part Webinar SeriesThe journey to online strategy success starts here! In this three-part webinar series, we'll discuss the best tips and tricks for bringing your organization's story to life online. From engaging website design and social media to search engine optimization and data-driven fundraising campaigns, this specialized series will enable you to map out an actionable online strategy.

The Top 10 Design Tips for Small and Growing Nonprofits: April 27, 2016 | 2:00 p.m. ET

Creating a Roadmap for Your Online Success: 
May 11, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Social Media 101: High Impact Strategy for Small Nonprofits: 
June 7, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET

6/7/20161:00 P.M ETRegister Now
 
Meet Your New Features: Luminate Online Reporting and Dashboards with Nonprofit IntelligenceJoin us to get a glimpse into the exciting next generation of Luminate Online with new Business Intelligence & Analytics, powered by Nonprofit Intelligence. In this brief webinar, we’ll show you how visual reports and intuitive dashboards will enable you to quickly and easily get insight from your metrics so you can do even more for your cause.
6/1/20162:00 P.M ETRegister Now
 
More for Your Mission with Blackbaud Merchant Services and AltruAre you taking advantage of all the great features of Blackbaud Merchant Services in Altru? Using Blackbaud’s end-to-end payment processing solution, you can save time and keep more money for your mission. Learn how by attending this webinar, where we’ll highlight:
  •  Credit Card Updater that minimizes disruptions in monthly giving by providing automatic updates of credit card data
  •  Auto reconciliation in Altru that makes it easy to reconcile credit card disbursements
  •  Blackbaud MobilePay that makes taking payments on the go easy and ensures that you never miss a payment again
  •  Credit card processing tips and tricks

6/16/20162:00 P.M ETRegister Now
 
Navigating the Blackbaud Merchant Services Web PortalJoin us for our webinar as we explore all of the extensive features of the Blackbaud Merchant Services™ web portal. We’ll show you how to:

• Use the virtual terminal
• Add merchant accounts
• Create users and roles
• Set up mobile card readers for Blackbaud MobilePay
• Export detail and summary reports

You’ll have the opportunity to ask in-depth questions about the web portal as you learn best practices. Not currently using Blackbaud Merchant Services? We recommend you join us for our webinar, Streamlining Your Online Payment Processing, first where you'll learn how Blackbaud Merchant Services can simplify your payment processes.
6/8/20163:00 P.M ETRegister Now
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Raiser’s Edge NXT for Arts and Cultural Fundraisers: Nonprofit Technology RedefinedRaiser’s Edge NXT is the first-of-its-kind cloud fundraising and relationship management solution for performing arts organizations that’s smart and built with arts and cultural organizations in mind. Its advanced technology will help you expand your organization’s impact like never before. And it comes to you on one cloud platform that’s fast, secure, and always current.

Join this 30-minute webinar to discover how Raiser’s Edge NXT provides you with advanced reporting to effectively prioritize your efforts; real-time and on-the-go accessibility for unlimited users from almost any device; an intuitive, role-based interface designed to support the way you work; and much more.
8/24/20162:00 P.M ETRegister Now
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Sophisticated Multichannel Marketing with Luminate OnlineAre you trying to acquire new donors, increase retention rates, or raise more money? Building an integrated online and offline approach to communicating and cultivating donors is the key to supporter engagement. And better engagement leads to better results.

Learn how Blackbaud can help you grow your house file, engage and cultivate your supporters, and increase your fundraising revenue in 2015 in the upcoming session, Sophisticated Multichannel Marketing with Luminate Online.
6/28/20161:00 P.M ETRegister Now
 
Streamlining Your Payment ProcessingIs your finance department spending too much time trying to understand your payment processes? Blackbaud Merchant Services can simplify your processing while saving your organization time and money. Our solution experts will demonstrate how you can select a payment processor and how to get the most out of a mobile payment solution. We’ll also show you how to simplify event management with the RE:Event module and app and Blackbaud MobilePay as well as how to minimize disruptions in recurring gifts with Credit Card Updater.

Join us for this highly interactive session where you’ll be able to ask our experts all of your payment processing questions.


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Taking Payments with Blackbaud MobilePayWant to learn how your organization can take its fundraising on the go and accept payments and donations anytime, anywhere? Blackbaud MobilePay is your way of accepting any major credit card on your iPhone®, iPad®, or Android® tablet or phone when your fundraising takes you away from your office. Join us for this interactive webinar as our experts walk you through how quick and easy Blackbaud MobilePay is to use. We’ll demonstrate how to:
·  Take payments and donations by swiping credit cards through the Blackbaud MobilePay reader
·  View transactions in real time
·  Export detailed information for financial analysis

You’ll also learn how to simplify event management with the RE:Event module and app and Blackbaud MobilePay.
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Unlocking the Mystery: Expert Advice for Leaders Managing Online FundraisingLooking for the answers to help your team run wildly successful online fundraising and marketing programs? Join fundraising experts Mike Johnston, founder and president of hjc and Danielle Vermenton Johnson, principal consultant at Blackbaud, as they dive into the recently published 2016 Digital Outlook Report created by research and report partners, Care2, hjc, and NTEN. You’ll learn where organizations should invest their time, money, and people when it comes to digital. Mike and Danielle will offer advice on how leaders can successfully influence and manage their online fundraising programs, strategy, staff, and how to integrate traditional offline and online digital channels without slowing down progress.
Register today!
6/28/20162:00 P.M ETRegister Now

 

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