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Networking
Early Access to SpatialChat9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Networking, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Marketplace
Virtual Marketplace Open

Drop into the #bbdevdays action on SpatialChat! You have the freedom to move about the Virtual Marketplace to network with friends, join sessions, or check out our sponsor rooms. Day 1 - plan to come early for some tech tips and announcements to make the most out of your Blackbaud Developers' Conference experience.

Networking
Early Access to SpatialChat

If you are a keener or just plain curious, we will open up SpatialChat early so you can get your technology working before all the action starts happening.  Expect there to be some soundchecks and things going on in various rooms. If you need help, visit the Blackbaud Lounge or email bbdevdays@blackbaud.com

Sponsored Event
Sponsored Event: How to Design the World's Greatest Pledge Card

If you’re like most nonprofits, you’ve been using the same direct mail pledge card for years. You are used to it. It gets the job done. But you’re almost certainly leaving money on the table.

For three years, we have been on a quest to design the world’s greatest pledge card. One that is simple to fill out, easy to process, and scientifically designed to raise the most money possible.

Join us and learn everything we’ve discovered over the last three years and gain access to our pledge card template for you to use at your organization.

Sponsored Event: Demo and Giveaway - Seamless Volunteer Platform Integration with Raiser's Edge NXT and Civic Champs

Civic Champs is the most intuitive and easy to use platform for volunteers and nonprofit leaders. Come see Civic Champs' next generation Raiser's Edge NXT integration that allows you to view real time insights on your volunteers. This integration allows you to quickly see a volunteer's level of engagement, their preferred roles, which event they participated in, number of hours volunteered, and any feedback they may have. This Civic Champs NXT integration also enables you to run marketing and donor campaigns based on event attendance or recent activity. This is the future of Blackbaud's volunteer technology.

We are rolling out this integration on a limited basis. Claim your spot on our waitlist - the first 10 sign-ups will have their $1,500 integration fee waived.

Sponsored Event: Power Cloud Reporting for Financial Edge NXT®

Power Cloud Reporting is built with Blackbaud's SKY APIs. The report building process leans on familiarity gained from Financial Edge NXT and leverages a seamless integration to Excel.  Included functionality enables users to achieve greater insight into their organization’s finances, create improved reports for team members, boards of directors, and the information needed to successfully manage budgets and forecasts based on real-time data.

The presentation will involve an Overview of Power Cloud Reporting for Financial Edge NXT, including a demonstration of the report building and refreshing process. A short Q&A session will wrap things up.
 

Mainstage Program, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

New to #bbdevdays? Come learn how to get the most out of your 3-day Virtual Experience.

Meet your hosts! Hear from repeat visitors to #bbdevdays on ways to make the most out of the 3 days and beyond. Get their insights into 'don't miss' activities and how to connect with peers on SpatialChat.

PLUS - Join in a virtual scavenger hunt to win PRIZES.

Mainstage: #bbdevdays Kick-off Event

Don't miss this kick-off event that grounds our conference theme, demystifies what it means to be a Change Architect, shares developer-focused innovation announcements, and your chance to pitch a project for the Vision Award!

Innovation Keynote: Think Like an Architect - How to develop critical, creative and collaborative problem-solving skills

Do you know how to think like an architect? Do you know why you should? Architects have a valuable and critical set of multiple thinking types they develop throughout the design process. Randy Deutsch shows you how to access critical, creative and collaborative problem-solving skills and use them outside pure design thinking. You'll learn how drawing on different thinking types can not only help you solve problems but also identify the problems that need solving. Learn to think the way the best architects do and BUILD A BETTER TOMORROW.

Track Sessions, 1:15 PM - 3:25 PM EDT

(Times vary by track. Individual session times are approximate only.)

Name Description More Info
Blackbaud CRM™
Track Kick-off: Blackbaud CRM™

Join Blackbaud CRM™ users for this foundational session that recaps relevant innovation announcements and sets the stage for what's to come.

SKY API for Blackbaud CRM™

Blackbaud CRM is integrating with SKY API. Get a preview of how this integration will simplify API development, bring new capabilities, and broaden the developer network.

Blackbaud + Microsoft + Georgia Tech = BI Transformation Project

Quick presentation from Georgia Tech on their BI project that they partnered with Blackbaud and Microsoft on. We'll discuss things like project goals, use cases, and future vision.

Tracking performance with Blackbaud CRM™ Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Microsoft Power BI

An overview of how Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation has utilized the Infinity SDK, Blackbaud Data Warehouse, Zuri Group's BBDW Express and Power BI (Power Query, DAX) to track performance and identify data insights from Blackbaud CRM KPIs.

Lightning Round - Practical Machine Learning with Blackbaud CRM™

Sneak Peak of Skills Lab:  BrightVine will demonstrate real-world use cases for machine learning and adding ML.net components to your Blackbaud CRM customizations during this session.

Digital
Track Kick-off: Digital

Join Blackbaud Luminate® Online users for this foundational session that recaps relevant innovation announcements and sets the stage for what's to come.

Geolocating API - Meeting Participants Where They're At (Literally)

Less friction = more registrations. Help visitors quickly and easily find an event in their own neighborhood, a virtual event if nothing is nearby, or an event coming soon. The solution we'll share combines a bit of Blackbaud Luminate Online's built-in data, a dash of reverse engineering, and a sprinkle of Javascript to access external APIs. In many cases, the finished site will detect visitor locations automagically, putting front-and-center the event they care about most.

Blackbaud Luminate® Online Radius Groups - Identify Constituents in Specific Target Areas

Learn how Luminate Online constituent groups can be created that identify which constituents are within a specified radius of any United States location. The process uses zip code to zip code analysis. Client dynamically controls the radius distance and target zip codes. Not available for locations outside of the USA.

One Click Sustainer Upgrade

We will walk through the steps in Blackbaud Luminate® Online to upgrade a sustaining donor with one click. The end result will be sending them an email, having them click a link, and upgrading their $50/mo gift to $55/mo with one click from the email.

Medley
Robots and Relationships: An Automation Story

With so much of fundraising built upon relationships, how far can we take automation of these relationships and where do we still need good old humans to finish the job? Sharing some of my automation journey, I explore an example of where robots and relationships met as part of my Microsoft Power Platform Community Award project.

People, Process, Technology: Navigating Development and Change Management in a Remote World

Developers are often called upon to create technical solutions that advance business goals in transformational ways. The start of the pandemic is a case in point as, seemingly overnight, technical teams across the country were tasked with creating successful virtual workplaces for 60% of the American workforce. What continues to ring true when implementing transformative technologies—and perhaps what has been exaggerated throughout the pandemic—is that a laser-focus on the technology alone is not enough. If this is the case, what role do technologists play in driving organizational change? Business success is a harmony between people, process, and technology; specifically, striking a balance between these three tenants is key to successfully navigating change at an organizational level. During this session, we will dissect change from a technical perspective, ensuring that development work is efficient, effective, and built to scale. Additionally, we will discuss evidence-based tips on how to successfully navigate development and change in virtual workplaces. Change is here to stay, so whether you’re a business analyst, project manager, or change management enthusiast, this session is for you.

Business Process Improvement: Process Mapping with End-users

Jackie leads the Operational Excellence team at Blackbaud and is certified LEAN practitioner. Before you set out to improve a process are you taking all the steps that lead to success. Come learn a proven methodology for guiding change and eliminating waste through process mapping.

NXT Solutions
Track Kick-off: Blackbaud NXT Solutions

Join Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT® and Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT® users for this foundational session that recaps relevant innovation announcements and sets the stage for what's to come.

Connecting Blackbaud Merchant Services payments with gift records in Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT®

Got an application that uses the Blackbaud Merchant Services Payments API, but not sure how to get gifts and payment data into Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT? In this session learn with hands on examples how to use the SKY Payments API and Gift API together to create a seamless workflow for both one-time and recurring payments!​ During this presentation, we will demonstrate how to:​ - Use Blackbaud Checkout in the Payments API to process one-time or recurring gifts from any custom application using SKY​ - Add the gift and payment data into Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT using the Gift API​ - Address specific use cases including automated vs. manual recurring gifts, or how to manage the scheduling of the first payment installment​ - Avoid common errors using best practice tips and guidance

How a Blackbaud Partner Used the SKY Add-In Model to Optimize their Integration with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT® Donation Forms

When the Double the Donation team integrated our matching gift solution directly into the Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT donation form and confirmation page, we used the SKY Add-In model. We'd like to share how this integration method creates a deeply embedded contextual experience for our solution -- and lessons learned as the first Blackbaud partner to use this functionality. We will cover: - The nature of our solution along with how and why we used the SKY Add-In feature on the donation form and confirmation page - How we were able to handle the session state between donation form and confirmation page - How we worked with the SKY Add-In model given the nature of our tech stack, which is not .NET and Angular. We found that the SKY Add-In model is platform agnostic, and we will show how that impacted our integration build. We are looking forward to presenting our findings and answering any questions.

Make Grant Tracking Easier by Integrating Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT® and Microsoft Planner!

This session will discuss the evolution of a Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT / Microsoft Planner workflow (powered by Microsoft Power Automate) that we use to project manage our grant process from research to application to reporting. Since implementing this workflow, and as staff have been interacting with these tools, we've made a bunch of iterative changes to fit the tool to the way our distributed team prefers to work.

Business Automation of Complex Process and Recording

Learn how to automate a manual fundraising business process using Microsoft Power Automate. Using SKY API, Microsoft Forms, Microsoft Power Automate, and SharePoint Lists, we've standardized the process and eliminated human errors while ensuring proper information gets recorded in Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT. We also built conditional approval into the automation workflow when a certain decision path was made by the request form.

Skills Labs, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM EDT

(Each Skills Lab varies by start time and duration. Additional registration required.)

Conditional Letter Merge with Microsoft Power Automate - 6/7

Walk through the process of performing conditional merges for donor acknowledgement letters using Power Automate. By the end of this lab, you'll be able to pull a list from RE NXT of donations that need to be acknowledged and populate different acknowledgment letter templates.

Is your org a Microsoft shop? Then come learn how easy it is to setup Single Sign On (SSO) with Blackbaud ID using Microsoft Azure

Does your organization use Microsoft for email, file sharing, and office apps? If so then, your org can easily establish a SSO connection with Blackbaud ID using Microsoft Azure as your Identity Provider. Join this session for a complete walkthrough of the process.

Customize Automated Workflows Using Microsoft Power Automate: 3-Part Series

Microsoft Power Automate is a powerful tool that you can teach to do some of your work for you! Austen and Stacy will talk through the kinds of tasks and activities you should automate, how to organize your ideas, and how to prepare before you begin building a Power Automate flow.

Learn the basics of Power Automate and create common automations with the experts from scratch

Encodian will coach delegates how to use Power Automate and help them to create a workflow commonly seen in the nonprofit space.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the basics of Power Automate
  • Differentiate between native Power Automate and Connector functionality
  • See how to create a Power Automate workflow from scratch
Advanced S-Tags in Blackbaud Luminate® Online: Conditionals, RPN, and Making the Sophisticated Simple

Luminate Online is capable of an impressive number of server-side data processing, even without using APIs, Angular, or Javascript. Let's take a look at what you can do with some of the more advanced Luminate tags, such as E130's reverse polish notation, S84/51's reusable code, and bracket syntax logic switching.

Create an automated approval process in Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT

Goal: Learn how to automate steps in an approval process using Power Automate

Extra Bonus: Drive this approval based on a PDF doc that is scanned and read by AI Vision.

Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT® and Power Automate Workflows for the Finance Office - 6/7

During this session, we will use Power Automate to develop a project, program, or grant onboarding process. The automation includes email approvals and updates to records in Financial Edge NXT. Upon final approval, the record is activated for journal entry and available for use within Financial Edge NXT.

Connecting Microsoft Power BI to Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT® and Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT® - 6/7

During this session, we will walk through creating a few Power Automate workflows to provide reporting data for Power BI.  Then we'll create and publish a Power BI report with the results.

Leveraging Microsoft Power BI's Artificial Intelligence on Blackbaud CRM™

Microsoft's Key Influencers visual in Power BI helps you understand the factors that drive a metric you’re interested in. It analyzes your data, ranks factors that influence your metric, and visually displays their importance as "key influencers". In this session, you'll learn how to take action based on information derived from Power BI's Key Influencers visual. We'll discuss data design for Key Influencers and how to apply these findings to further explore, segment, and target constituents.

 

Is your org a Google shop? Then come learn how easy it is to setup Single Sign On (SSO) with Blackbaud ID using Google

Does your organization use Google for email, file sharing and office apps? If so then, your org can easily establish a SSO connection with Blackbaud ID using Google as your Identity Provider. Join this session for a complete walkthrough of the process.

Networking, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT

Virtual Marketplace Open

Drop into the #bbdevdays action on SpatialChat! You have the freedom to move about the Virtual Marketplace to network with friends, join sessions, or check out our sponsor rooms. Day 1 - plan to come early for some tech tips and announcements to make the most out of your Blackbaud Developers' Conference experience.

Sponsored Event: Volunteer Data - How to complete a 360 Degree Constituent View

Join us for a look at how Golden syncs volunteer data with Raiser's Edge NXT (and soon BBCRM) in real-time-- giving organizers the ability to not only save time but also to craft more meaningful communications with their more engaged constituents.

Sponsored Event: Breakfast with the Red Arc Team

Join us at the end of your day for the start of our day down under! The Red Arc Team will be there to answer your questions. From who is 'Albo', to how to support the Drop Bear Protection League ... or simply how did a bunch of Aussies get 16 apps on the Marketplace? We'd love to meet you! (BYO snags and flat whites)

Sponsored Event: Jackbox Games with Wisely

Come take a break and play some games with the team at Wisely!

Microsoft Power Automate User Group Meet-up

Meet your Power Automate User Group members for an informal networking session inside your very own Virtual Lounge.

Networking, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Virtual Marketplace Open

Drop into the #bbdevdays action on SpatialChat! You have the freedom to move about the Virtual Marketplace to network with friends, join sessions, and visit with partners.

Sponsored Event: Almabase 🔄 Raiser's Edge NXT | Integration Overview

Come check out Almabase's industry-leading integration with Raiser's Edge NXT. This demo will give you a general overview of the integration, along with an explanation of how event and gift-related data moves from Almabase to RE NXT. From improving the efficiency of advancement teams to optimizing their workflows, find out how our integration can set teams up for success.

Sponsored Event: DipJar Chair-borne Race to Donate Invitational

Are you looking to add some excitement to your virtual conference experience? Do you enjoy watching competitions and feats of derring-do, all from the comfort of your home office and/or living room? If so, then sign up for the DipJar Chair-Borne Race to Donate Invitational! DipJar's Product and Engineering team will frantically race around a nigh on deadly obstacle course without ever leaving their office chairs. The Winner will collect donations using a DipJar for the charity of their choice from the other competitors.

Sponsored Event: Luminate Online Apps - Member Center, Email Builder, Live-Donor Tracker

Join us as we demo some of the most popular apps that we've built in Luminate Online. We'll feature our Member Center, where donor can manage their giving, update account information and access their TeamRaisers. We'll also showcase our own e-mail authoring tool and a tracker to display real-time donor information.

Mainstage Program, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

Meet and Greet: Chuck Miller, Chief Information Security Officer, Blackbaud

Blackbaud has a new Chief Information Security Officer! Meet Chuck Miller and learn essential facts about the latest cybersecurity trends and industry responses.

Meet and Greet: Sudip Datta, Chief Products Officer, Blackbaud

Blackbaud has a new Chief Products Officer! Meet Sudip Datta and hear his perspective on innovation and why he decided to join the team.

Mainstage: Innovation in Action SKY Super Session

All attendees welcome! Come hear the vision for Blackbaud SKY across Blackbaud's entire portfolio of solutions. We will also announce the winners of the 2022 Innovation Grants program for Impact, Community, and the Microsoft Sponsored Power Platform Award.

Innovation Keynote: The One Key Success Anchor in Data and Analytics

Dr. Prashanth Southekal shares his proven approach to help enterprises build a robust key performance indicator (KPI) framework. Research shows that effective use of KPI in business gives a 10% increase in the time-to-decision making, a 9% increase in both profitability and revenue growth, and performance improvements of 9% in both net-new customers gained and customer satisfaction.

Track Sessions, 1:15 PM - 3:25 PM EDT

(Times vary by track. Individual session times are approximate only.)

Blackbaud CRM™
Blackbaud CRM™ & Microsoft Power Apps

This session will cover how you can leverage Blackbaud CRM REST APIs with Microsoft Power Apps to build your own low/no-code mobile applications.

Making Moves Management a Data Reality

Using some minimal SDK and by changing the use of existing fields, we've created a new core data point - Prospect Plan Move. Moves track meaningful progressions of prospect plans through the stages of our moves model (Qualification, Engagement, Cultivation, Ask, Stewardship). Bringing this data through to Power BI we can provide core metrics and KPIs relating to plan stagnation at all stages, time in stage, interactions since last move etc. All our perfoRmance management has been reconfigured to primarily use this as opposed to no. of meetings, no. of interactions etc.

Ask a Customer Blackbaud CRM™ Developer

You'll have the opportunity to ask an expert panel questions about their tips, tricks, customizations, favorite projects in this informal setting.

Digital
Case study with Central Park Conservancy – integrating Eloqua, Blackbaud Luminate® Online and Analytics Tracking

New York Central Park Conservancy wanted to implement tracking and integration between Google Analytics, Luminate Online and Eloqua for a full view of Constituent and Donor interaction. This allows them to track and gauge the value of campaigns as well as use a third party tool (Eloqua) for donor Welcome series messages.

Member Center Optimizations & Enhancements

In this overview we will call out many of the functional enhancements that are possible with a Luminate Online based Member Center or Donor Portal. We will show you these enhancements as they are utilized today in client examples, as well as many tips, tricks and recommendations for creating a personalized experience for your audience of members and donors.

Email Stationery Gone Mobile

Learn some quick CSS to apply to any Luminate Online email stationery on the stylesheet step to make it suitable for any mobile device to make the width 100% wide, enlarge the font size and turn footer links turn into buttons.

Behind the Scenes of Online Giving powered by Blackbaud SKY

Come learn the tech behind the newest common service across the Blackbaud SKY portfolio for Online Giving and see how Double the Donation team has developed a SKY Add-in to work on this common service.

Medley
Contactless payments with Blackbaud Merchant Services: a hands-on guide to using the Blackbaud Payment Terminal with the SKY Payments API​

Blackbaud's Payment Terminal brings EMV-certified card readers to Blackbaud Merchant Services and can be used to support a variety of card-present scenarios. In this session, we will show you how to add card readers to your solution:​ - How to purchase and register a Payment Terminal device in Blackbaud Merchant Services​ - Use the SKY Payments API and Blackbaud Checkout to process a card-present transaction, including tips and tricks for a seamless payment experience.​

MFA Enforcement is coming; Are you prepared?

This year Blackbaud will begin enforcing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) on Blackbaud ID users who authenticate with just an email and password. Users authenticating through Sign In with Google or your organization's Identity Provider will not be impacted. Join this session to learn more about who is impacted by the new MFA requirement, the implications, and ways to prepare for the pending change.

Going from Vision to Reality - Integrating Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT®, Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT®, and Blackbaud Luminate® Online into Our Data Lake

A fireside chat between Share Our Strength's CIO and Cloud Architect about how they are leading the organization to use an AWS data lake to link data from multiple sources to create a shared source of truth. This system improves data sharing, data cleaning, and data analytics for multiple departments.

School API: Mobile First Strategy and Future of Connected School Mobile Apps

Stephen Boyle breaks down the most recent mobile-first API releases for schools. Blackbaud partner, Digistorm, shares how they are incorporating these APIs to build applications for connected schools.

NXT Solutions
Microsoft Power Automate: Notification when a pledge reaches endowment status for investment purposes

This Microsoft Power Automate flow automatically calculates when pledge payments reach the pre-defined endowment status threshold and sends an email notification to the business office specifying which fund is ready to be invested, and to UA to prompt them to update the GL distribution table for this fund.

Extend Financial Data Reporting Capabilities with Blackbaud SKY API's

Using the Blackbaud SKY API, learn how to integrate third party financial tools like Microsoft Excel to broaden the consumption of your financial data. Create and manage data warehouses to seamlessly deliver financial data to your custom applications.

Integration and Workflow Orchestration with Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT® and Microsoft Power Automate

In this session, we will review best practices for developing Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT integrations and workflow automations using Microsoft Power Automate. We'll include an example integration that leverages another data source to create journal entries.

Data Integrations with Blackbaud NXT Solutions: Methods, Tips and Tricks

In this session we'll discuss the different ways to build effective data integrations with Blackbaud NXT solutions. We'll also look at best techniques to improve and speed up these NXT data integrations.

Tech Stack Agnostic Reporting with Raiser’s Edge NXT®

Learn how to automatically source data for reporting against Raiser’s Edge NXT® with Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace resources.

Skills Labs, 3:30 - 4:45 PM EDT

(Each Skills Lab varies by start time and duration. Additional registration is required.)

Is your org a Microsoft shop? Then come learn how easy it is to setup Single Sign On (SSO) with Blackbaud ID using Microsoft Azure

Does your organization use Microsoft for email, file sharing, and office apps? If so then, your org can easily establish a SSO connection with Blackbaud ID using Microsoft Azure as your Identity Provider. Join this session for a complete walkthrough of the process.

Blackbaud Luminate® Online customization and tips for Advanced Site Administrators

Come learn quick customizations and easy optimizations you can do to enhance Luminate Online that are low-code. Bring your Questions – we will help solve common challenges, too!

Customize Automated Workflows with Power Automate: Part 2 of 3, Building and Troubleshooting

On day two of our series, Austen and Stacy will teach you the steps to begin building a flow in Microsoft Power Automate, how to test your flow, and how to troubleshoot some of the most common problems you may encounter as you build custom automations.

Integrating Microsoft Power Apps + Power Automate into a Power BI Dashboard - 6/8

The session will demonstrate how to add a PowerApps visualization into a Power BI dashboard. We will then connect PowerApps to a Power Automate flow using the NEW Power Automate Pane in Power Apps, which will allow BBCRM interactions to be created for selected constituents within the dashboard.

We'll also cover how to create a custom connector in Power Automate using the Open API files from the Developer Portal.

Extend your social impact reach with Microsoft Power Virtual Agents

In this session, you'll learn how to create your own intelligent chatbot with Power Virtual Agents. Part of the no-code Power Platform, PVA makes it easy for anyone to build chatbots that can help you scale up your reach and connect with audiences through an engaging interface.

We'll walk through the end-to-end steps of creating, testing, and publishing your first chatbot. We'll review core design principles to help with user adoption, discuss the use of AI, and see a few examples of chatbots in social impact scenarios.

Making the Most of Design Mode for Blackbaud CRM™

In this Skills Lab, the team from BrightVine Solutions will walk you through advanced configuration approaches with Design Mode. This is a Skills Lab suitable for administrators and business analysts.

Automate Donor Acknowledgements with Microsoft Power Automate

This skills lab will review the steps for creating a donor acknowledgement automation using Power Automate. We will first discuss pre-planning for your automation based on the information critical for acknowledgement letters in your organization and how your data is stored in RENXT. The session will culminate in a review of a simple donor acknowledgement template that you can modify to fit your needs.

Practical Machine Learning with Blackbaud CRM™

BrightVine will demonstrate real-world use cases for machine learning and adding ML.net components to your Blackbaud CRM customizations during this session.

Visualize KPIs in Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT® using Microsoft Power BI - 6/8

Goal: You will learn how to work with Power BI DAX (Data Analysis Expressions), creating key measures and KPIs based on Raiser's Edge NXT data as an example (but concepts apply to Blackbaud CRM as well), and ideas and tips to create a report template for re-use.

Sentiment Analysis Using Microsoft Power BI

Ever wanted to know how your supporters are feeling before you send that eblast? Sentiment analysis is a Natural Language Processing technique used to determine whether data is positive, negative or neutral. Walk through the process of processing and visualizing sentiment analysis of social media posts using Power BI and Microsoft's AI Insights. We'll use Power Automate to scrape social media posts on Twitter for keywords and use Power Query's AI Insights tool to perform sentiment analysis on that data and visualize with Power BI to start analyzing public opinion on a particular topic.

Getting Started with SKY UX

This session demonstrates how to get started with SKY UX components using the Angular CLI.

Is your org a Google shop? Then come learn how easy it is to setup Single Sign On (SSO) with Blackbaud ID using Google

Does your organization use Google for email, file sharing and office apps? If so then, your org can easily establish a SSO connection with Blackbaud ID using Google as your Identity Provider. Join this session for a complete walkthrough of the process.

Networking, 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM EDT

Virtual Marketplace Open

Drop into the #bbdevdays action on SpatialChat! You have the freedom to move about the Virtual Marketplace to network with friends, join sessions, and visit with partners.

Blackbaud Healthcare Solutions™ Customer Meet-up

Come join other Healthcare organizations, alongside Blackbaud Success and Account teams for a fun, networking event.

Door prize available!

LIVE: DJ Trivia Contest

In 2021, we launched a DJ trivia contest at #bbdevdays and you loved it! Come get your groove on to a new music mix and get ready for pop culture and Blackbaud trivia. There are prizes!

Sponsored Event: Introducing the Top Prospect Likelihood Gauge for Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT!

Our team will review The Top Prospect Likelihood Gauge developed by Cause and Solution, Inc. that provides visual indicators with at-a-glance prospect information located inside Raiser's Edge NXT constituent accounts.

Sponsored Event: Volunteer Data - How to complete a 360 Degree Constituent View

Join us for a look at how Golden syncs volunteer data with Raiser's Edge NXT (and soon BBCRM) in real-time-- giving organizers the ability to not only save time but also to craft more meaningful communications with their more engaged constituents.

Sponsored Event: Letter Box Tips & Tricks

Got questions on how to get the most out of Letter Box? Want to hear some tips & tricks from our customer success team?? Got some fantastic ideas you'd like to share with our development team??! Come join us for this informal Q&A. Looking forward to meeting you!

Sponsored Event: Jackbox Games with Wisely

Come take a break and play some games with the team at Wisely!

Sponsored Event: Power Cloud Reporting for Financial Edge NXT®

Power Cloud Reporting is built with Blackbaud's SKY APIs. The report building process leans on familiarity gained from Financial Edge NXT and leverages a seamless integration to Excel.  Included functionality enables users to achieve greater insight into their organization’s finances, create improved reports for team members, boards of directors, and the information needed to successfully manage budgets and forecasts based on real-time data.

The presentation will involve an Overview of Power Cloud Reporting for Financial Edge NXT, including a demonstration of the report building and refreshing process. A short Q&A session will wrap things up.
 

Sponsored Event: Demo and Giveaway - Seamless Volunteer Platform Integration with Raiser's Edge NXT and Civic Champs

Civic Champs is the most intuitive and easy to use platform for volunteers and nonprofit leaders. Come see Civic Champs' next generation Raiser's Edge NXT integration that allows you to view real time insights on your volunteers. This integration allows you to quickly see a volunteer's level of engagement, their preferred roles, which event they participated in, number of hours volunteered, and any feedback they may have. This Civic Champs NXT integration also enables you to run marketing and donor campaigns based on event attendance or recent activity. This is the future of Blackbaud's volunteer technology.

We are rolling out this integration on a limited basis. Claim your spot on our waitlist - the first 10 sign-ups will have their $1,500 integration fee waived.

Networking, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Virtual Marketplace Open

Drop into the #bbdevdays action on SpatialChat! You have the freedom to move about the Virtual Marketplace to network with friends, join sessions, and visit with partners.

Rebroadcast: DJ Trivia Contest

Missed all the fun? Get your day started right with a rebroadcast of the music mix and trivia contest.

Microsoft Power BI User Group Meet-up

Meet your Power BI User Group members for an informal networking session inside your very own Virtual Lounge.

Sponsored Event: Demo and Giveaway - Seamless Volunteer Platform Integration with Raiser's Edge NXT and Civic Champs

Civic Champs is the most intuitive and easy to use platform for volunteers and nonprofit leaders. Come see Civic Champs' next generation Raiser's Edge NXT integration that allows you to view real time insights on your volunteers. This integration allows you to quickly see a volunteer's level of engagement, their preferred roles, which event they participated in, number of hours volunteered, and any feedback they may have. This Civic Champs NXT integration also enables you to run marketing and donor campaigns based on event attendance or recent activity. This is the future of Blackbaud's volunteer technology.

We are rolling out this integration on a limited basis. Claim your spot on our waitlist - the first 10 sign-ups will have their $1,500 integration fee waived.

Sponsored Event: Power Cloud Reporting for Financial Edge NXT®

Power Cloud Reporting is built with Blackbaud's SKY APIs. The report building process leans on familiarity gained from Financial Edge NXT and leverages a seamless integration to Excel.  Included functionality enables users to achieve greater insight into their organization’s finances, create improved reports for team members, boards of directors, and the information needed to successfully manage budgets and forecasts based on real-time data.

The presentation will involve an Overview of Power Cloud Reporting for Financial Edge NXT, including a demonstration of the report building and refreshing process. A short Q&A session will wrap things up.
 

Sponsored Event: DipJar Chair-borne Race to Donate Invitational (Encore Experience)

Are you looking to add some excitement to your virtual conference experience? Do you enjoy watching competitions and feats of derring-do, all from the comfort of your home office and/or living room? If so, then sign up for the DipJar Chair-Borne Race to Donate Invitational! DipJar's Product and Engineering team will frantically race around a nigh on deadly obstacle course without ever leaving their office chairs. The Winner will collect donations using a DipJar for the charity of their choice from the other competitors.

Panel Discussions, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Blackbaud CRM™
Ask a Blackbaud CRM™ Developer

Your questions… answered! This is your chance to Ask a Blackbaud CRM Developer. We'll tell you how to submit your questions and vote them up for this expert panel. This is one of the most highly anticipated sessions of the conference.

Digital
Ask a Blackbaud Luminate Online® Developer

Your questions… answered! This is your chance to Blackbaud Luminate Online Developer. We'll tell you how to submit your questions and vote them up for this expert panel. This Ask a Developer is making its debut at #bbdevdays 2022.

Medley
Career Development Panel

Come join a panel with years of experience as doers and leaders in Technology. Learn from their life lessons in career and professional development, ask questions on hiring, skills, trends, and decision making. The technology industry is ever changing and your choices are unlimited! Should I stay as a technology expert or start a leadership path? Is Low Code a fad or an employable skill? What skills do I need to be successful?

NXT Solutions
Ask a Raiser's Edge NXT Solutions Developer

Your questions… answered! This is your chance to Ask a Raiser's Edge NXT Solutions Developer - we'll tell you how to submit your questions and vote them up for this expert panel. This Ask a Developer is making its debut at #bbdevdays 2022.

Mainstage, 12:00 pm - 1:00 PM EDT

Innovation Keynote: Creating Durable Digital Transformation

Lorraine Bardeen, VP and Chief Technology Officer, Industry Solutions at Microsoft shares top technology trends and themes driving impact and change and how to inspire a spirit of innovation at your organization.

Track Sessions, 1:15 PM - 3:45 PM EDT

(Times vary by track. Individual session times are approximate only.)

Blackbaud CRM™
Connecting Blackbaud CRM™ and Salesforce Marketing Cloud: Part 1 A Custom Approach

SDK Customizations utilizing Salesforce APIs to populate mailing lists from CRM marketing efforts, correspondence processes and event invitation processes.

Connecting Blackbaud CRM™ and Salesforce Marketing Cloud: Part 2 A Partner Approach

Go behind the tech of the BrightVine Data Link to understand the methodology and endpoints used to connect Blackbaud CRM to Salesforce Marketing Cloud, including data health and transformation elements. Stacey will highlight customer use cases and recent product enhancements.

Lightning Round: Transform Selection Customization

Learn how Providence St Joseph Health Foundation implemented a solution on order to give users the power to refine their own selections so that they may do such things as limit results to the top n amount of records, limit selection records to one constituent per household, and append spouse records a selection of records.

Lightning Round: Embedding objects in Blackbaud CRM with static dimensions

A solution for embedding objects (e.g. PowerBI Reports, Documents, ...) within Blackbaud CRM which allows you to specify the dimensions of the object.

Blackbaud CRM™ Customer Meet-Up

Join other Blackbaud CRM™ customers for an informal meet-up in your very own Founders' Club. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones. We'd love to welcome our new community members. Don't miss it!

Door prize available!

Digital
How to Setup an Abandoned Blackbaud TeamRaiser® Registration Follow-Up Email

Learn how to send an automated email to constituents who visit your TeamRaiser registration form (from an email) but abandon the form before they register.

Elevate the visibility of recurring giving with buttons on a Blackbaud Luminate® Online donation form

Learn to use jQuery to hide default checkboxes and radio button options for one-time/recurring giving toggles and replace them with buttons for a better user experience on any Luminate Online donation form that uses Standard Donation Giving Level, Designated Giving Donation Level or Flexible Sustainer Giving Level giving patterns.

Using Luminate Online WebServices With Visual Studio or Eclipse (C# and Java)

This session will demonstrate how to get started with Luminate Online Webservices, with Visual Studio or Eclipse, and the intent to port data from a Luminate Online website into a SQL Server database.

Medley
All-in-one extensibility Options in Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT®, Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT® , and Blackbaud CRM™ facilitated by Microsoft Power Automate

Various options exist to extend the functionality of Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT, Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT, and Blackbaud CRM to help drive your mission. Several of these require multiple moving pieces and processes. In this session we'll look at an option facilitated by Power Automate to manages these using an "all in one" approach.

Optimizing Your Microsoft Power BI Models

Have you ever stared hopelessly at your Power BI report, waiting for your data and visuals to load to the page? In this session, we'll go through some tips and tricks on understanding the mechanics of your Power BI model and tools that can help you optimize performance of your reports. We'll start off with tips for best practices in data modeling and use Power BI's built in Performance Analyzer to get a sneak peek into what's slowing down our report. We'll then start to dive into more advanced analysis of the VertiPaq engine with DAX Studio and Tabular Editor. And, if time allows, we'll run through using the VertiPaq Analyzer to dig into the details of your models performance.

Set-up, Security and Governance Best Practices for Microsoft 365/ SharePoint Environments

The team from Encodian gets you set-up for success with Power Platform projects.  They will discuss recommendations and best practices for documenting standards, SharePoint data structure and permissions, as well as review IT security capabilities.

Sneak Peek into Altru’s New SKY API for Arts & Cultural Organizations 

Come get a sneak peek inside the API modernization project for Altru including how to get set-up, details on what it will include, and an invitation to join our tech preview.

NXT Solutions
Letter Box - How to Build & Release an App in 10 Weeks (with Christmas in the Middle)!

Over Christmas & New Year just past we developed Letter Box, the "easy button" for personalized communications in Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT. It was a crazy ride!! In this session Red Arc's Stu Hawkins unpacks the guiding principles behind this reckless plan and how these principles got us through with our sanity intact (ish) to create a wildly popular (and oh so useful) app!!

Chapter 2: The Light at the End of the Tunnel (A Data Literacy Story)

Keeping your data clean and your data architecture aligned with common practice is hard work, but it pays off! In this session, we will explore how a very long and sometimes intense effort to structure our Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT data with the end-goal in mind, put us in a much stronger position to present organizational data intelligence and visualization using Power BI. Now we're in a stronger place where Power BI drives user adoption of Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT and data maturity. Join me as we take a trip through my and my organization's journey toward Power BI, how this has transformed my role as DBA and elevated the role of the data team at my organization.

An on-premise cloud-based data analytics solutions journey

Data is the key to determining the challenges our fundraising teams face and the accomplishments they make. As technology evolves, data access requires new tools, especially when that data's stored in private vendor clouds (an increasingly common practice). In 2021, Children's Minnesota Foundation partnered with The Zuri Group to develop Aqueduct. This has become The Foundation’s turn-key data-aggregation solution to aggregate and strategically use data from Blackbaud’s Private Cloud as well as other in-house systems. We will describe our journey starting with a focus on acquiring the data, loading a data warehouse, and building the mechanisms to view and interact with the data. All this comes together in an Aqueduct-delivered dimensional data warehouse that allows us to efficiently use enterprise reporting tools (Power BI and Reporting Services) to drive important and impactful data-driven decisions.

Ledger Summary - Get Your Balances Quickly and Efficiently

It's a grind to get up-to-the-minute program balances in an easily digestible form without having to close your fiscal year or run a process to summarize your balances every night. Ledger summary solves this with the ability to listen to what is posted to your ledger, and a few minutes later updating your balances for projects, classes, transaction codes and more in a continuous process that runs in the background.

Extended Q&A for Financial Edge NXT® Ledger Summary

Eddie Barker, Senior Technical Product Manager, and Dan Ward, Laureate Software Engineer stick around after the presentation for a Q&A session with Financial Edge NXT® Customers on the Ledger Summary capabilities.

Skills Lab, 3:30 - 4:45 PM EDT

(Each Skills Lab varies by start time and duration. Additional registration required.)

Building a Blackbaud Luminate® Online Member Center

In this lab we take a look at the many of the often overlooked data points available via the API as well as S-Tags you may not know about to really personalize your member center or donor portal.

Conditional Letter Merge with Microsoft Power Automate - 6/9

Walk through the process of performing conditional merges for donor acknowledgement letters using Power Automate. By the end of this lab, you'll be able to pull a list from RE NXT of donations that need to be acknowledged and populate different acknowledgment letter templates.

Developers RoadMap to Microsoft Power BI: See how the pieces (Data Models, DAX, Visualizations, and Stakeholders) work together!

In this hands-on, step-by-step session we'll create a Power BI report with Dax and Visualizations using a Dimensional Data Model. Throughout this session, I'll also share experiences with building a culture that supports making data-based decisions so you can ensure that groups from development to end-users understand how the pieces work together and quickly get results.

Customize Automated Workflows with Power Automate: Part 3 of 3, Show & Tell

Follow along as Austen and Stacy create and test a complete Power Automate flow that helps find duplicate constituent records in Raiser's Edge NXT. They'll also show you some of the bugs they encountered and other lessons learned in the setup.

Integrating Microsoft Power Apps + Power Automate into a Power BI Dashboard - 6/9

The session will demonstrate how to add a PowerApps visualization into a Power BI dashboard. We will then connect PowerApps to a Power Automate flow using the NEW Power Automate Pane in Power Apps, which will allow BBCRM interactions to be created for selected constituents within the dashboard.

We'll also cover how to create a custom connector in Power Automate using the Open API files from the Developer Portal.

Connecting Microsoft Power BI to Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT® and Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT® - 6/9

During this session, we will walk through creating a few Power Automate workflows to provide reporting data for Power BI.  Then we'll create and publish a Power BI report with the results.

Visualize KPIs in Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT® using Microsoft Power BI - 6/9

Goal: You will learn how to work with Power BI DAX (Data Analysis Expressions), creating key measures and KPIs based on Raiser's Edge NXT data as an example (but concepts apply to Blackbaud CRM as well), and ideas and tips to create a report template for re-use.

Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT® and Power Automate Workflows for the Finance Office - 6/9

During this session, we will use Power Automate to develop a project, program, or grant onboarding process. The automation includes email approvals and updates to records in Financial Edge NXT. Upon final approval, the record is activated for journal entry and available for use within Financial Edge NXT.

Did you know that your Blackbaud Luminate® Online donation form 'submit' button can speak to your donors?

Use jQuery and the Font Awesome font family to manipulate the label of a Luminate Online donation form 'submit' button to add a padlock icon and/or PayPal logo to build trust with donors and, e.g. if PayPal is selected as a payment option, encourage them to proceed to the next step by relabeling the button when the PayPal payment method toggle button is chosen by the donor.

Closing Celebration, 4:45 - 5:45 PM EDT

Best of #bbdevdays Closing Celebration and Awards Ceremony

Co-Chairs Bill Walsh and Heather McLean round up the best of #bbdevdays, share how to stay connected and access on-demand content, and options for you to win prizes for giving your feedback. Andy Snyder announces the winner of the Vision Award based on your votes! Also, this is your chance to shape the next developer drop-in event.

Sponsored Event: Happy Hour & Swag Giveaways with Print Your Cause

Come join us for a happy hour and swag giveaways. We will have an informal discussion about ways to engage your constituents, members, and employees via swag and will give away some customized gift packages along the way!