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  1. Add Event Participants in a Batch

    Allow users to add multiple event participants in batch mode instead of entering manually or by import.

    193 votes
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      9 comments  ·  Events  ·  Admin →
    • Increase Character Limit on Org Names

      Organizations have longer and longer names - we need them to be accommodated in the database.

      186 votes
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      • Split gift amount for tributes

        You should be able to split the gift amount over multiple tributes for one gift. Similar to how multiple soft credits on a gift can receive partial or full credit. If someone gives $100 because they are donating $25 for 4 people, you should be able to split that amount up on tributes so that reports can run accurately.

        184 votes
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        • Sort by constituent ID

          When sorting by constituent ID in query, it does it like it's text. So all the numbers that start with 2 are together whether they're 4 or 5 digits long. That means that 26357 will appear before 378. Can it be changed to sort numerically, please?

          183 votes
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          • Make options for mailing to contacts in Mail also available in Export.

            Mail has this very useful feature for organization contacts of selecting to Mail to individual address only, Mail to contact address only, or Mail to both addresses separately. Would like to see this available also in Export.

            173 votes
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            • Please add the Option to select Proposals at Global Change - Proposal

              Please add the Option to select Proposals at Global Change - Proposal "Not Just All", and add the Solicitor to the avilable fields to globally change the Manager/Director/Solicitor after they leave our institution.

              171 votes
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              • Fix problems with former solicitor relationships

                Former Solicitors should work like any database expects - add an end date and it is considered former. Unfortunately it is not that easy in RE and querying on current solicitors is difficult and outputting only the current solicititor in output of a query (so you can use it in a pivot report or dashboard) is impossible.

                You have to make this much easier if you are going to continue to only allow query output to be used for these features!

                Anyone else have suggestions where former solicitor relationships are not currently working for them?

                170 votes
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                  15 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                • gmail

                  Add Gmail for mail integration along with Outlook. Our company uses Gmail and we would like to use the alerts function via e-mail! Please and thank you!

                  169 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Email  ·  Admin →
                  • Add total giving to the gift tab.

                    Its so important to be able to view a constituents total giving at a glance. If your on the phone with your donor and they want to know how much they have given or how much to give in order to reach the next giving level, it takes to much time to run a report. It makes us look like we don't know whats going on. Please vote to make this a standard view in the gift tab.

                    162 votes
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                    • Lengthen fund description field in RE fund record

                      Description field is where you enter the name of the fund and currently there is a 100 character limitation.

                      We frequently have complex funds with very long names and because we cannot enter the true legal name longer than 100 characters, this is a problem that creates many issues.

                      161 votes
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                      • Allow more filtering with Proposals in Export to deal with one-to-many problem.

                        Or, allow WAY more customization on the canned proposal reports.

                        160 votes
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                        • Allow Chimpegration be used with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge in a Hosted Environment

                          Third-party plugins and tools like Zeidman Development's Chimpegration are terrific for self-hosted Raiser's Edge database. Hosted users should be able to take advantage of these external tools as well.

                          160 votes
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                            16 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →

                            We are always glad to hear feedback from Raiser’s Edge users. We have heard this concern about third-party and custom plugins in our hosted Raiser’s Edge offering. We are working on compelling near-term and long-term solutions to allow more add-ons in our Hosting offering. We will have more to share at BBCon and in coming weeks!

                          • Profile picture for donors/constituent records

                            It would be great to have profile picture or logo on the first tab of a record. Similar to outlook or your cell phone contacts.

                            160 votes
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                            • The ability to swap Spouse and Head of Household.

                              Sometimes I do not want to create a new record, but the Spouse has become more important than the Head of Household. Rather than copy the information down, I'd like a swap button.

                              159 votes
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                              • Compare fields in queries

                                I would like to be able to compare two separate against each other without having to define the specifics match criteria as indivudal queries.

                                Currently I could build a query looking for Solicit Code = A and Action Attribute <> A to return a positve result. But this would requrie me to build a separate query for each solicit code/action attribute combination in my system.

                                What I would like to do is build a query Solicit Code <> Action Attribute.

                                157 votes
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                                • write-off

                                  View Write-offs on the Gift Tab. I would like to be able to see another column on the pledge record. 1) Pledge 2) Balance 3)Write-Off. Example John Doe makes a pledge of $100. Be pays $25 and we write-off the balance. The colums would show. Pledge $100 Balance $0 write-off $75

                                  157 votes
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                                  • Fund Relationships

                                    Fund Description as available in query on Fund Relationships in a constituent query. Please include additional fields from the Fund. At minimum include Fund is Inactive, Fund Start Date, and Fund End Date. Fund Attributes would also be very nice to have.

                                    157 votes
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                                    • Convert Registrants to Guests

                                      Add the ability to convert Registrants to Guests. Currently you can only do the opposite. We have an event where there are a lot of guests of a Table Captain who register and pay for themselves online. In order to move them to guests of that Table Captain I have to delete the automated Registrant record created and add a new Guest record for them. It would be so much easier if their was a convert option.

                                      And of course the option wouldn't be available if they still had guests linked to them.

                                      154 votes
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                                      • Make segmentation feature in Mail also available in Export

                                        There is robust functionality available in Mail to segment mail run. Even though it’s available in Mail, Mail has other limitations.

                                        Would like this segmentation feature available in Export where we have full functionality.

                                        151 votes
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                                        • Make the VBA/API modules freely available

                                          Unless there is a compelling reason like fees from Microsoft for licensing the VBA/API modules should be made free so that a developer ecosystem can grow around RE7 with customizations.

                                          145 votes
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