For the past quite a few years we have attended the Blackbaud Conference for Non-profits otherwise known as BBCon. This year we will be there again exhibiting and speaking. Each year we look through the sessions and recommend those that we think will be among the highlights. So in no particular order (other than my session is first in the list because it is the one everybody has to see)…
Performance Management Using Audit Trail
David Zeidman, Zeidman Development and Mohammed Dasser, University of Central Florida Foundation.
This session will show how Audit Trail can be used to manage an organization’s workflow. David will give a brief overview of life with and without Audit Trail as well as some of the latest innovations to track performance in RE. Mohammed describes how they have aggregated Audit Trail data in order to determine how best to prioritize resources at UCF and convince others of the need using Tableau.
Bill and Ed’s Excellent Adventure…in Raiser’s Edge™
Bill Connors and Ed Hohlbein
How could you not want to attend a session with a name like this. However there is much more to it than just the name. Bill and Ed have had sessions for several years now and each time I hear them both speak, their knowledge and expertise outstand me time and time again. Well worth a visit.
Meet the Early Raiser’s Edge NXT™ Adopters
Meghan Gauen, Children’s Home & Aid and Kelsi Griffith, Grace College
We have heard a lot from Blackbaud about how NXT will improve our fundraising world but it really is interesting to see and hear exactly how it is being used in a real world scenario form real non-profits.
Looking beyond Raiser’s Edge™ 7 for Large Organizations
Linton Myers, Allison Van Diest, Kurt Barnes and Jim Ballou, Blackbaud
I have heard many larger organizations say that they are struggling with RE7. Some have been contemplating moving away from Blackbaud because they do not believe NXT will solve their problems. I have high hopes for BBCRM solving many issues of volume but am uncertain as to how large an organization needs to be to warrant the investment. Hoping this session will answer the questions.
Introduction to NXT API & Integrations
Dan Bowman, Ben Lambert and Jim Ballou, Blackbaud
What would a coding blog be without reference to a coding session. I have been involved in some of the NXT API discovery sessions and am very impressed with what I have so far seen. I hope you will be too.
Nonprofit Tech in 2025
Steve MacLaughlin, Blackbaud and Donna Wilkins, Charity Dynamics
I am always fascinated by futurology. 2025, while sounding very much in the future, is only ten years away and it will be interesting to hear what our speakers think will be the technology of choice for non-profits, for those who give to non-profits and those that consume non-profit services.
Raiser’s Edge and Raiser’s Edge NXT Integration: Getting the Most from Data Across Your Organization
Emily Dalton and Kevin Kreamer, Omatic Software
I have known Emily for almost ten years and heard her speak on numerous occasions. Her knowledge and grasp of the non-profit world from having worked at Blackbaud and been so involved with Raiser’s Edge make me believe that, despite working for, and no doubt pushing competing products, this will be an insightful session. (I am sure Kevin is also great)
How to Maximize Engagement Using Graduway and The Raiser’s Edge Together
Daniel Cohen, Graduway
Having worked with Graduway for this past year I have been impressed by their product and how it can transform the quality of data being brought into Raiser’s Edge and enhance their offering to school’s alumni.