Raiser’s Edge Integration with Luminate Online

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Good news for those clients who have been exporting/importing information between The Raiser’s Edge and Luminate Online: Blackbaud has released the first connector between the two systems (the announcement page indicates that “The Raiser’s Edge has changed its status from ‘single’ to ‘in a relationship’”). Looking very similar to the Blackbaud Net Community “linking” interface, it allows biographical and gift information to flow between Raiser’s Edge and Luminate Online. Information flows bi-directionally, so that your records in Raiser’s Edge (RE) and Luminate Online will always match one another.

Why was this connector just released? The merger of Blackbaud and Convio provided Blackbaud with insights into the system that they never had before, allowing them to build this automated integration to synchronize your online fundraising efforts to your fundraising database.

The connector is currently optimized for:

  • Entering and updating Constituent biographical information including: Addresses, Primary Business and Spouse
  • Entering and updating one-time gifts
  • Entering and updating recurring gifts
  • Entering and updating e-commerce gifts (including those with additional donations)
  • Entering and updating tribute gifts (for those without the Tribute module, this information will be entered as a gift attribute)

Integration with RE:Events and RE:Membership is not currently available, but according to Blackbaud, integration is slated to roll out later this year.

You can find out more about this integration from Blackbaud by watching their video on integration or reading their white paper.

What other questions do you have about this Raiser’s Edge and Luminate Online integration? Let us know in the comments below.

Molly Redding

About Molly Redding

Molly brings over seven years of nonprofit experience to her work at Heller Consulting, both in direct services and fundraising. Prior to Heller she worked at the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and Room to Read, where she was responsible for maintaining accurate records, managing direct mailing and phone-a-thon data, and creating yearly fundraising reports. At Room to Read she was a part of two major data restructuring projects. First, she helped her organization transition to Blackbaud NetCommunity, which prompted a redesign of their coding structure and a major recoding project. Secondly, she helped convert and integrate a projects database into an established Salesforce database. She enjoyed this project so much that she went on to help with Salesforce projects in a volunteer capacity at FrontlineSMS and Inveneo, two organizations focused on using information and communication technologies for international development. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College and an Msc from the London School of Economics. She is also a certified Salesforce.com Administrator

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  1. Great news for RE Connector customers!

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