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Think Out of the Box: Think No Customization with The Raiser's Edge and Blackbaud NetCommunity

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  • 1.10/7/2013 #bbcon 1 PRESENTED BY: JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF CANADA Maurice Kowanetz, BMath (Computer Science) - National Director, Information Technology Chris Weber - National Manager, Sponsorships and Fund Development Systems Think Outside of The Box Think No Customization with The Raiser's Edge and Blackbaud NetCommunity @JA_CANADA @MRCHRISWEBER #THINKOUTSIDEOFTHEBOX @BBCON Tweet about this session!

2. 10/7/2013 #bbcon 2 Customizing software usually involves engaging a third party to change the software itself - Costly (both up front and in the future as the base software changes) - Time consuming - Never get exactly what youre looking for Configuring software usually involves an expert user who is extremely familiar with advanced features, and/or a motivated volunteer who is an expert in their field - Inexpensive - Quick - Will meet 80% to 90% of what youre looking for Why pay thousands or tens of thousands of dollars to get 10% more of what youre looking for? - Find the right people to get involved with your organization (or train your staff!) to achieve what you need with little to no additional investment CUSTOMIZE VS CONFIGURE, WHO CARES? 3. 10/7/2013 #bbcon 3 Social Media Login Use JavaScript to "tweak" the way Blackbaud NetCommunity works - Introductory step-by-step guide that you can use yourself or pass along to others Custom Templates Queries/Plug-ins for Auditing & Clean-up Crystal Reports To Host or Not To Host with Blackbaud AGENDA 4. 10/7/2013 #bbcon 4 SOCIAL MEDIA LOGIN 5. 10/7/2013 #bbcon 5 Why force your users to create yet another username/password to register with your site? Enable social media login so that your users can login to NetCommunity using a username/password they already know - When a user registers using social media, NetCommunity creates a behind the scenes user called SocialWebXXXX, where XXXX is a unique number - Setup Social Media for the first time in NetCommunity to integrate with the social media login provider Janrain, then setup an application within each social media site Search for configure social media in Blackbauds on-line knowledgebase and click on Create social media application and configure Janrain settings for full instructions - Note there are some idiosyncrasies when it comes to password resets, since social media accounts dont need it, but NetCommunitys password reset routine still allows the user to reset the password for their SocialWebXXXX username SOCIAL MEDIA LOGIN 6. 10/7/2013 #bbcon 6 To setup NetCommunity to use your Javascript code: - Login to NetCommunity as an Administrator - Edit your sites main Template (that all of your Pages are based on) - Click on lowest Empty Content Pane on the Template, then click New Part - Choose the Part type as Unformatted Text, give a name, then click next - In the text area of the Part, copy/paste the following Javascript base code - On the following slides, youll copy/paste the Javascript code shown on the slide right after the first line above that starts with

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