Blackbaud Webinars

Fundraising Essentials Quarterly User Group

Blackbaud Gradient

Join one of our quarterly webinars for tips and best practices to help you get the most out of your Fundraising Essentials solution.


Best Practices for Portfolio and Pipeline Management
December 11 | 2:00 p.m. ET
This session will examine the value of Fundraising Essentials scores for effective portfolio and pipeline management.


On-demand Webinars

Blackbaud Gradient


Using Analytics to Boost Annual Giving
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This session focuses on the foundation of the fundraising pyramid—annual giving. We’ll examine the fundamentals of annual giving strategy with an emphasis on the importance of ask strings and how your Fundraising Essentials scores tie in. You’ll leave with a firm understanding of how to use Next Ask Amount as part of your annual giving program.


Using Analytics to Unlock Major Giving Potential
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This session will begin with an overview of your Fundraising Essentials scores. Then we’ll examine how they can serve as indicators of untapped major giving potential. After this session, you’ll understand how to use data to identify the small group of your prospects with the highest potential and likelihood for major giving.


Best Practices for Prospect Research
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This presentation will focus on using Fundraising Essentials scores to identify the right prospects for research. We'll also introduce some fundamentals of research and discuss best practices for an entry-level program.

Credit Card Updater

Using Credit Card Updater, you can minimize disruptions in monthly revenue. Your first updates will be received in 6-8 weeks, following our security and registration processes, and monthly thereafter.

Credit Card Updater is available in the following Blackbaud solutions. To ensure that it is properly configured and you can begin receiving updates, please review the documentation below:

If you are already using Credit Card Updater, you will no longer be charged the per-update rate/monthly minimum as those costs are now included with your new per-transaction rates.

Premium Fraud Management

If your organization is experiencing online credit card fraud, you can enable Premium Fraud Management to help mitigate it and then disable the service once resolved. To enable or disable the service, login to the Blackbaud Merchant Services Web Portal and select:

  • Account Management/General Settings
  • Edit fraud management options

There is no additional fee charged for screening transactions.

Blackbaud MobilePay

With Blackbaud MobilePay, you can take payments on the go. Your organization is eligible to receive up to six free Blackbaud MobilePay readers. Additional readers may be purchased.

To order your readers, please complete the “Request Reader” form on our website.

Should you have any questions about these features, please join one of our upcoming product tours.