Saturday, October 21, 2023 | Denver, Colorado
Skill Up with Preconference Workshops at bbcon 2023
You must be registered for bbcon 2023 to be able to attend a preconference workshop. Seats are limited so sign up when registering or add on afterwards by modifying your registration. Learn more.
Blackbaud University Day sessions correspond to our most popular and effective instructor-led courses offered throughout the year via our Learn® training curriculum. These conference sessions provide you with efficiency tips and software tricks from our instructional product experts.
Accelerate your learning and build your skills with focused instruction, deep-dive training, and practical demonstrations to help you get the most impact from Raiser’s Edge NXT, Financial Edge NXT, Blackbaud’s Education Management Portfolio for K-12, and Microsoft Excel & Word.
Below is a list of final sessions. During registration, you will select the Blackbaud University Day preconference workshops you're interested in attending (up to one per time slot). Each session has a capacity of 50 people and we have offered repeat sessions for those that are most popular.
Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT
Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT
bbdevdays Developer Workshops are a cornerstone of year-around programming created by Blackbaud for low and pro-code developers that includes user groups, training, bbdevdays Virtual Conference, and skills labs. At bbcon, we'll be offering full-day workshops for developers at all experience levels. If you're interested in attending, select a preconference add-on in your registration and select the workshop you would like to attend. Each class is limited to 50 people per sessions and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Blackbaud University Day sessions provide guided hands-on practice in your Blackbaud and Microsoft software solutions. Bring your preferred device (laptop, tablet, etc.) for accessing your solutions and we’ll provide the sample database environment!
Course sessions that support Microsoft products are best experienced on computers which use the Windows operating system. Instructors will be using the Desktop App versions of Microsoft Excel and Word.
Not interested in using a computer during these sessions? That’s fine! You are more than welcome to attend and simply take notes.
Note: Blackbaud does not provide laptops for use in any Blackbaud University Day sessions. You must bring your own device in order to complete the hands-on activities.
Curious about credits for continuing education?
- Raisers Edge NXT course sessions offered on Blackbaud University Day are eligible for CFRE credits
- Financial Edge NXT course sessions offered on Blackbaud University Day are eligible for both CFRE and CPE credits
Check out our FAQs to learn more.
You must be registered for bbcon 2023 to be able to attend a preconference workshop. Seats are limited to 50 people each so sign up when registering or add on afterwards by modifying your registration. You will be asked to pay for preconference workshops during your registration process.
Blackbaud University Day workshops are 90-minutes each. During registration, you will select the top four Blackbaud University Day preconference workshops you're interested in attending (this does not guarantee your seat at this time). We will organize the agenda based on the most popular sessions. Paid registrants for Blackbaud University Day will have first-choice selection on grabbing a seat at final sessions later this summer.
For Developer Workshops, these three workshops are FINAL. You will be selecting the session of your choice during registration process. Paying for the Developer workshop preconference pass will secure your seat in the session.
Do I have to be a Blackbaud customer to attend?
No, you will be provided with access to a Blackbaud training environment for the workshop.
Do I need to know programming language to participate?
No, this workshop is for those with no computer science background. We will use low-code and drag and drop tools.
Will the workshop be available virtually?
No, the hands-on workshop is intended for an in-person learning experience.
What do I need to bring to the workshop?
Bring your energy, creativity, and a laptop!
Will I need to complete any work in advanceof the workshop?
Will we provide detailed pre-requisite and program guides shortly before the workshop If you do not receive this information prior to the workshop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to set up your access to the various environments prior to the workshop.
No, we will provide you with details on creating a free Microsoft Power Platform trial account for the workshop.