Introducing Connect Raiser’s Edge (RE)!

July 9, 2014 Peter Baron

You may have heard the news during our recent customer call or maybe you were here with us in Boston and got up-to-speed during the UC14 keynote — either way, we’re really excited about our Connect Raiser’s Edge (RE).

It’s an integration that many of you have been waiting for for a long, long time, and I’m guessing you’re pretty interested to learn more.

In today’s Idea to Feature, Julia Wilson, Senior Product Manager, Blackbaud, introduces you to Connect RE.

Keep Up-to-Date with Connect RE!

In the Connect RE plugin, you can match all of the records in WhippleHill to records that exist in The Raiser’s Edge.  After that matching happens, any changes that occur to biographical, address, phone, email or enrollment information in WhippleHill, they will be pushed to The Raiser’s Edge so the Development Office has the most up-to-date information for their fundraising efforts.

But that’s not all Connect RE will do.  As new families are enrolled at your school, Connect RE will push them over to The Raiser’s Edge and will add the appropriate constituent codes.  And then, of course, if any changes are made to the records in WhippleHill, those changes will then be pushed to The Raiser’s Edge.

Also, as students graduate from your school, Connect RE will update their records within The Raiser’s Edge with the appropriate constituent codes.

Connect RE will help your school save time and provide the development office with the most up-to-date information about their constituents.

As I mentioned, what you’ve seen today is a prototype, but we are working hard to have Connect Raiser’s Edge in an Early Adopter Program later this summer.  If your school is interested in participating in the EAP please signup using this form.

Interested in becoming part of the Connect RE EAP program? Sign up below!

About the Author

Peter Baron

Peter Baron is the Chief Member Relations Officer at the Enrollment Management Association. Prior to joining EMA, Peter served as a senior product marketing manager, for Blackbaud K-12. Peter is the founder of edSocialMedia, a community-driven site dedicated to exploring the role of social media in education. He regularly contributes to various online communities and education conferences like NAIS, CASE/NAIS & SSATB to explain the importance of providing modern, user-friendly experiences for school constituents. Peter also serves as a trustee for Wolfeboro, The Summer Boarding School and is an Executive Committee member of TABS’ North American Boarding School Initiative.

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