Raiser's Edge NXT releases features and enhancements on a regular basis, so keep an eye on this space each week for details about the latest. Enjoy!
To help prioritize fundraising efforts and avoid awkward interactions, you can mark a constituent or related contact as deceased when they pass away.
On a constituent record, select Mark as, Deceased to update information for an individual. Under Obituary, you can now attach a file, such as a PDF of the constituent's obituary. You can also change a widow or widower to a constituent and choose their affiliation with your organization and any start and end dates as necessary. For more information, see Deceased Individuals.
Also, to ensure consistency throughout your database, admins can now set rules for how Raiser's Edge NXT should handle constituent records, and the records of their spouses, when you mark a person as deceased. For more information, see Deceased Individuals Settings.
When you design an insight in Analysis, Report builder, you can now choose to display its data as a combo chart. A combo chart combines two types of charts — column, area, or line — into a single insight. For example, you can compare performance against a target or two measures with different value ranges.
To design a combo chart, select Combo chart and add one measure to the Measures (as columns) box. Then, add an attribute under View by. This creates a basic chart. To add the comparison layer, add another measure to the Measures (as lines) box. The two measures overlay in the insight. To change the type of chart for each measure, select the menu for the measure and choose whether you want that measure to appear as a column, line, or area chart.
After you save a combo chart, you can add it to your dashboard. For more information, see Insight Types.
To enable businesses and other organizations to support your online giving initiatives, add the Organization gift component to your donation forms. You can track the organization’s donation in Gift management and their relationship with the person who gave on their behalf under Relationships on their constituent records. From Tools, Donation form designer, add or edit a donation form. Under Form, select Constituent and gift fields in Form designer, and move Organization gift to a location on the form. For information, see Donation Form Constituent and Gift Fields.
Now, you have the flexibility to choose whether first recurring gift payments process immediately or on the date
Under Form, select Click to edit on the gift options and select when to process first payments under First recurring payment will process. For more information, see Donation Form Gift Options.
To accurately represent the data that appears for overall donation form performance, and to match the text for the same data on individual forms, updated labels appear for the tracking metrics under Tools, Donation form designer. For example, to better represent the number of donations submitted through the checkout process, Actions is now Donations for Conversion rate.
Also, additional information is available when you view details for individual forms, such as Donation type under Recent donations. To view a specific form's cumulative performance, from Tools, Donation form designer, select the donation form. For more information, see Donation Form Details.
Note: This What's New automatically appears after a new release so you know what's what. To quickly check back and review a new feature, select What's new at the top of any Help topic.