Other items of note
While we’re on the topic of worthwhile Blackbaud events: You should seriously consider the Blackbaud Developers’ Conference, online June 7-9. Not a developer (programmer)? Neither am I. But this conference offers two items of note to those of us who aren’t: (1) Insights into what those who are developers are doing and can do that we can take advantage of for the benefit of our organizations, and (2) Information and training on the “low code and no code” tools available for use with RE. It’s really cheap, too. Check it out.
(BTW, still no word yet on bbcon — I’m told we might hear about that next month.)
Update on the removal of Microsoft programs from Blackbaud hosting: Most organizations seem to have made it through the February 28 removal by Blackbaud of the Microsoft applications from the hosting environment, most notably the loss of Word and Excel. Most folks handled this through exporting the data from RE and doing a simple or conditional mail merge with their local copy of Word. And that was likely the right initial approach. However, more products have come onto the market to make this process easier and more efficient (and more powerful, too), and you might want to explore them. I’ve updated Question 11 on my website page about this change with what I believe are all the current options and links to them.