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Web Changelog

3/31/2022

  • Fixed a bug with subscription renewal dates on the billing page.
  • Fixed an issue with Standard User edit permissions.
  • Fixed an issue with DonorSearch queries and constituent profiles.

3/17/2022

  • We have updated the Billing Portal to allow users to see their billing information, view current and previous invoices, and take action around payments.
  • Campaigns have received some standard date range options to make setting a date faster and easier.

3/9/2022

  • We’ve fixed a bug where users who are not logged into Bloomerang and try
    to navigate to a non-existent URL will be redirected to the login screen
    instead of getting a 404 error.
  • We’ve addressed some issues where duplicate Ordway Contacts were being
    created instead of having the user account link to the existing Ordway
    Contact.
  • We have made various updates to email styling to match our new brand.
  • Bugfix for scheduled reports and emails sometimes getting into a state
    where the report, email, or associated schedule could not be edited or
    deleted after it was sent.
  • Clarified the message explaining why a constituent doesn’t have
    DonorSearch scan – specifically the case where they’re in a 3 person
    household and their relationship with the head of household isn’t
    ‘husband’, ‘wife’, or ‘spouse’.
  • We have updated the logo on the Sustainability Scorecard page.

3/3/2022

  • We have fixed an issue where certain emails from Bloomerang were not
    sending as expected.

2/17/2022

  • Improved Oauth error handling so partners know when they have
    encountered an error.
  • Fixed an issue with the card update webhook for Bloomerang Payments.
  • Fixed a bug where a transaction report couldn’t be set to “Export
    Household” and have child aggregate columns (like “has pledge payments”
    or “has recurring payments”).
  • Updated to display a generic error message when there are problems with
    the EditSubscription page.
  • Bloomerang hosted online giving and event registration forms have been
    updated to match our new brand styles.

2/9/2022

  • Fixed an issue with the Bloomerang Payouts List and the data it used to display payout dates.

2/3/2022

  • Fixed an issue where importing data into currency pick-one custom fields
    was not working as expected.

1/25/2022

  • We fixed a bug where unnecessary text was displaying on the login page.
  • We’ve added some in-app communication to notify users if a custom field is
    being used in a Self-Hosted Form when it’s deleted.
  • We’ve also added communication for why certain custom fields may not be
    deleted.
  • Users will now be able to delete interaction custom fields.
  • We’ve added Monthly as a recurring email frequency to scheduled emails.

1/13/2022

  • We’ve added clarifications for when a user deletes a custom field, and made
    updates to gracefully remove that field when it is in use in different parts
    of the database.
  • We’ve made it easier to deactivate Bloomerang Payments if a user opts out of
    using Kindful Fundraising.
  • Users can now view and download the default email that was sent to a
    constituent after they donate to a form.
  • We’ve fixed a bug associated with duplicate constituent notifications.

11/18/2021

11/11/2021

  • Fixed a visual bug with reports that was causing columns to display
    incorrectly in some areas of the database.
  • Fixed an issue with constituent merging. When one of the constituents has
    batch entry data, the correct DonorSearch profile will be on the merged
    constituent profile.

10/28/2021

  • To help improve Bloomerang’s accessibility for all users, we’ve improved
    button labeling for screen readers on the Constituent page. The page should
    now provide more accurate button descriptions for users that rely on screen
    readers to navigate the web.
  • We have removed the search bar from the Payment Failures page.

10/14/2021

  • Added Generated Email to mass email interactions. Now you can view and
    download the specific email that was generated for a constituent via a mass
    email. Head to the cosntituent’s timeline and click on the interaction, then
    click on the email in the Generated Email section.
  • Updated all references to bloomerang.co email addresses in app to
    bloomerang.com

10/01/2021

  • We’ve fixed an issue for customers with automatic syncs turned on with our
    QuickBooks Online integration. Customers are now able to navigate to the QBO
    Settings page.

9/30/2021

  • Fixed a bug where split transactions were not viewable in databases that
    have Aplos enabled.
  • Added a daily, weekly, and frequency for scheduled emails so users can set
    an email to be sent automatically every day at a specified time to whomever
    meets the filters.
  • Added a weekly frequency for scheduled emails so users can set an email to
    be sent automatically every week on a specified day/time to whomever meets
    the filters. Restructured one-time scheduled emails in prep for adding
    recurring scheduled email frequencies.
  • Moved unsynced QBO transactions that did not sync in the most recent push
    attempt due to a duplicate document number to Do Not Sync.
  • Updated GivingTuesday email starter templates to reflect 2021.
  • Because QBO does not allow duplicate document numbers, we will now prepend
    “Bloom” to the beginning of all QBO document number syncs moving forward.

9/20/2021

Kindful Fundraising

Kindful Fundraising Beta is now available as a paid add-on for new and
existing Bloomerang customers. Click below to discuss adding it to your
Bloomerang database!

Contact us

9/2/2021

  • We’ve updated our Import icon to make it more understandable and unique in
    the database.

8/5/2021

  • Bloomerang’s Zapier app has a new Action: Create a Task. If you’re using
    Zapier, add this Action to your workflow and automate Task creation!

7/29/2021

  • We have updated how we handle successful transaction messaging that comes
    from BluePay.

7/22/2021

  • Updates for how we handle user information in QuickBooks Online
    integrations.
  • Fixed an issue where zip codes were not being updated on old Stripe tokens.
  • Fixed an issue with Household Engagement scores.

7/8/2021

  • We’ve overhauled OAuth for our API v3. This update also allows us to scale
    new versions of the API into the future. Note: all v2 Oauth users will need
    to reauthenticate as part of this release.

7/1/2021

  • Connecting to Bloomerang Payments will now automatically update existing
    transaction forms, excluding self-hosted forms, to use Bloomerang Payments.

6/10/2021

  • New User Permissions options have been added to the Letter feature. Admin
    users can set a standard user’s permissions to include/restrict letter
    functionality.
  • Fixed an issue for Households and their engagement score whenever a
    constituent is removed from the household.

6/2/2021

Bloomerang Payments

Introducting Bloomerang Payments! Bloomerang Payments is a simple,
straightforward transaction processor that accepts both credit card and EFT
payments.

Learn more

5/20/2021

User Permissions

Do you need to fine tune the permissions you give to standard users in your
database? If so, we’ve made some upgrades you might find useful!

Learn more

  • Updated import permission feature from “coming soon” to active
  • Updated new standard user creation to enable permissions by default
  • Added on hover text to DonorSearch Constituent view-only
  • Updated Report viewing for view-only user
  • Updated Email feature for view-only user permission
  • Updated the constituent relationships tab for Constituent view-only
    permission
  • Updated the constituent profile tab for Constituent view-only permission

5/20/2021

  • Updated New User Creation for a la carte Standard User view-only

4/29/2021

  • We’ve updated the approach for saving/revoking tokens, and we’ve added some
    additional logging in case this doesn’t fix the problem entirely.

4/2/2021

  • Updated the scheduler to better handle errors when encountered internally.

3/29/2021

  • When a user disconnects Bloomerang from QuickBooks within QuickBooks,
    display a “Connect to QuickBooks” button so users can reconnect when needed.
  • When a user disconnects the Bloomerang integration from within QuickBooks,
    they’ll be redirected to a public page we host with additional information.
  • Added more logging to help diagnose the source of OAuth errors with
    integrations.
  • Display optional arguments for commands run through admin.
  • Fixed an issue with interactions and Mailchimp.

3/16/2021

  • Fixed a bug preventing users from loading DonorSearch profile pages.

3/16/2021

  • Fixed a bug wherein a new Benevon interaction carries over the most recent
    interaction fields but the Team Leader is blank.
  • Updated how data is sent to Spreedly to meet new requirements and ensure
    transactions are processed.
  • Lowered timeout for DonorSearch Prospect View and Batch Screen commands so
    the scans don’t fail.
  • Increased the default timeout to address failures in scheduled jobs that
    push information to Pendo.

3/9/2021

  • Updated obsolete “Connect to QuickBooks” button to QuickBooks-approved
    button.
  • Hid the Settings icon from Standard users’ view to provide a cleaner
    interface.
  • Created a command to refresh QBO tokens before they expire, so customers
    don’t experience interruption.

2/28/2021

  • We updated our Imports feature to allow up to 10,000 rows in one import
    file.
  • Upgraded a portion of our customer’s SQL databases to a newer version.
  • Created new and updated existing commands and scripts to improve engineering
    workflows.

2/22/2021

  • Updated routing to avoid additional deploys when we migrate databases.
  • Added additional error logging for Zapier errors.

2/19/2021

  • Made updates to database backup commands so that databases backed up on
    MySQL 5.7 can be restored properly.

2/16/2021

  • The Recurring Donation endpoint for API v2 has been updated so that a
    schedule amount can be changed via API.
  • When a Recurring Donation Schedule is updated via API v2, any existing
    payment failures will maintain the old recurring donation amount from before
    the update.
  • Added additional commands for internal Bloomerang admin users. A backup is
    created and audit logs saved when these commands are run.
  • Updated a script to help automate steps during a deploy.
  • Improved internal exception handling.

2/1/2021

  • Fixed a bug with our Mailchimp integration to better handle Groups that have
    commas in the name
  • Fixed a bug that caused an error in our nightly job if a Mailchimp campaign
    had been deleted
  • Fixed a false positive error message when stopping Bloomerang services
  • Updated how we store custom field data in report columns
  • Fixed an issue on the tribute list page where data was being loaded without
    a database connection
  • Fixed an issue where we were loading information about users without a
    proper database connection
  • Fixed an issue where we weren’t opening a database connection when creating
    a new user
  • Updated internal logging to better identify connection issues
  • Fix to our deploy process allows us to deploy only administrative changes if
    needed
  • API users can now create and modify pledges via the API (See our
    API documentation)

1/28/2021

  • Updated QuickBooks Online dropdown lists so they’ll now fully populate for
    customers with lots of Service Item, Class, and Account values.
  • QuickBooks Online integration will longer load list categories in the
    dropdown. This will resolve sync errors where customers mapped to these
    categories.
  • QuickBooks Online List values could sometimes have the same name, and we’ll
    now load up their respective category name in the value when they are
    identical. This should
  • help customers distinguish between the two when setting up mappings.
  • We also made a number of smaller changes to the QuickBooks Online
    integration to bring the feature in line with the requirements for
    submission on the QBO app store.
  • We now keep a list of the most used (i.e., vulnerable) passwords and will
    check new or changed passwords against that list. These passwords cannot be
    used.
  • We’ve created a script/command to determine whether conversions or commands
    are running and make it part of the deploy process.

1/20/2021

  • Trimmed log messages to help engineers quickly understand a problem
  • Cleaned up transactions that were in a bad state in customer databases and
    couldn’t be deleted
  • Created automated recovery tasks when our servers scale into an error state
  • Added logging to detect deprecated legacy code
  • Fixed an ElasticSearch error that prevented constituents from seeing the
    correct page after changing their email address via the Manage Preferences
    link

1/19/2021

  • Two-Factor Authentication has been added to Bloomerang! Optionally add an
    additional layer of security to your database by turning it on today. Learn
    more
    here.

1/11/2021

  • We reworked Quickbooks Online syncs to be interruptible and self-recovering
  • Increased the timeout when creating a tag in MailChimp to help alleviate
    large pushes causing a tag to not be created
  • Improved how our dropdowns interact with screen readers
  • Fixed a bug in a development cleanup command that cleans up old user
    accounts

12/18/2020

  • Updated the report description and dates in the Loyal Donors report template
    to reflect the last 5 years

12/09/2020

  • Updated our login page

12/08/2020

  • Fixed an SQL bug that came up when cleaning up merged account data

12/07/2020

  • Improvements to mass delete code
  • Change to the v2/campaign endpoints for Zapier
  • The field “Planned Gift Likelihood” was removed from Generosity Details
  • Fixed a performance problem with Reporting that affected orgs with a large
    number of pledges
  • Fix for editing recurring donation payments without an appeal or campaign in
    the v1 API
  • Improvement to merged account history

11/22/2020

  • Renewal emails will now send from the bloomerang-mail.com domain for better
    deliverability
  • Improved logging around long running requests

11/18/2020

  • Added ability to shut off specific parts of Bloomerang in case of
    performance issues, as well as adding messages in the UI to notify customers
    if they are attempting to use disabled features
  • Fixed an issue with timeouts when editing email subscriptions
  • Updated the error message when trying to access Batch Entry without an
    active license

11/16/2020

  • Changes to improve login functionality
  • Fixed console error on payment failures page
  • Updated FTD interaction/task Donation Details section to match our new
    container styles

11/11/2020

  • We are changing the way we run database backups to make them more stable
  • Adding a new license section in admin and OAuth check based on license
    status

11/10/2020

  • More efficient select statement for custom transaction fields in the v1 API
  • Updated Run-Deploy to use the correct argument

11/8/2020

  • Fixed an issue with RefreshMailchimpCampaignActivity configured date range
    being ignored
  • Filtering Gmail bots to prevent false opens from Google emails
  • Updated authorization method for SendGrid subuser API requests

11/3/2020

  • Updated legacy paper section styling to match our new containers
  • Updated the background color to a more muted tone, updated color and styling
    of header bar, updated top-right icons, and updated color of left-side
    navigation icons
  • Modifications to make the scheduler a little more resilient to database load
    issues
  • Added extra logging when a category parsing issue happens with Mailchimp
  • Added rate limiting for endpoints frequently used by TrueGivers to reduce
    system load
  • Fixed bug with grouping a report by the Relationships column
  • Fixed an issue where managing email preferences would give an error due to
    timing out
  • Removed unused assemblies and references from projects

10/28/2020

    • Restored natural wording in managed value filters like Fund
    • Removed old usages of Intercom system in Web files
    • Fixed an issue with clicking through to the database in Admin BiffZone
    • Fixed instances of Processing gif not appearing over some transaction

elements and fixed “Saved” notification on Home screen not appearing over some
elements

  • Fixed an issue with mass emails sent to deleted accounts
  • Fixed bug with Assigned Letter filter removing selected values on save

10/27/2020

  • Added an update to database usage metrics
  • Fixed cursor showing as pointer on disabled “Generate letter on save”
    checkbox in transactions without a letter selected
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes result in Fusebill subscription
    information not being updated in admin
  • Fixed for syncing Aplos transactions through the UI
  • Added Home and End keyboard shortcuts to our common dropdown

10/26/2020

  • Made changes to keep the scheduler running when it encounters an exception
    trying to connect to the database
  • Re-enable db connection pooling for service calls
  • Fixed a bug where conversion Biff files would be uploaded twice, causing
    automated tests to fail
  • Fixed an issue that was allowing 2 character search suggestions which were
    not properly filtered. The fix was to restrict suggestions to 3 characters
    or more.
  • Updated body text of Donor Retention wheel custom settings warning modal for
    clarity
  • Changed cancel button on New Reports to navigate directly back to Reports
    list
  • Removed unnecessary browser checks for isIE() on specific functionality

10/21/2020

  • Fixed 2 bugs that were causing Rapid Gift Entry to return errors
  • Fixed an issue when authenticating to QuickBooks Online in production vs.
    sandbox accounts
  • Changed logging for scheduled tasks to make it easier to track down
    QuickBooks Online issues

10/20/2020

  • Rapid Gift Entry—users can now save and load default values for
    donations for speedy donation entry
  • Fixed an issue where merged accounts cause Mailchimp Activity update to fail
  • Fixed an issue that was creating Mailchimp interactions for accounts even
    when the account was filtered out on the Mailchimp side
  • Fixed an issue with large Mailchimp pushes

10/18/2020

  • Adding new email verification
  • Added new email templates for Giving Tuesday
  • Improved performance when importing Accounts into large databases
  • Services will now connect to our database more efficiently
  • Updated the Config default for QBO to 1 hour
  • Fixed cache data information for internal command
  • Update to more easily remove local databases

10/15/2020

  • Fixed a bug with the Assigned Letter filter and column in reporting which
    was causing issues with the Mailchimp integration settings page

10/14/2020

  • Users will be able to run batches of letters based on the letter template
    assigned on the transaction

10/13/2020

  • Users will be able to assign an acknowledgement letter template when
    entering a transaction and download a one-off acknowledgement letter without
    going to the letter template.

10/12/2020

  • Added additional log statements to track down Fusebill renewal emails sent
    to customers.
  • Made a change to the API to support Google Sheets Batch Entry.

10/8/2020

  • Improved performance of Campaign Progress Dashboard tile for CRM.
  • Fixed issue with some Mailchimp campaigns not getting parsed.
  • File reorganization to help with dependency issues.
  • Better logging for overnight commands.
  • Updated the dev email address in the codebase.

10/6/2020

  • Fixed an issue with customer database exports.
  • Fixed audit display issue in email templates after save.

10/5/2020

  • Created a transaction acknowledgment letter for a donation that has a soft
    credit, and then delete it.
  • Fixed an issue in certain email clients where links without http or https
    are broken.

9/30/2020

  • Fixed an issue where Canadian donations came in with a US state
  • Updated login page to show a warning when a user is using Internet Explorer,
    which is no longer one of our supported browsers. The browser warning will
    now replace Internet Explorer with Microsoft Edge as a supported browser
  • Fixed a bug where Edit Refund page didn’t load when Aplos was configured
  • API V1 Accepts extra payments on recurring donations now

9/29/2020

  • The constituent’s timeline page has been updated to show campaign and appeal
    information
  • We added support for decimal places in Aplos income account numbers
  • We fixed a bug where users who were deleted in the app would still show up
    in admin user search
  • We’ve given users the option to opt out of scheduled report emails when the
    report contains 0 results, but include copy in the email if the report does
    have 0 results

9/28/2020

  • Fund, QB Account, Campaign, Appeal, and pick-one custom fields use a newer
    select component with search capability.
  • Across browsers the search fields that are within areas like constituent
    profiles, soft credits, and tributes have different glow styles. We’ve made
    these consistent.
  • Some input fields did now show green glow when selected and they do now.
  • Our field labels now use upper- and lowercase/sentence case instead of all
    caps.
  • Text no longer has a dated shadow
  • Boxes no longer have a dated shadow
  • The glow that happens when a field is focused is now modernized
  • Instead of using two different fonts depending on a user’s system
    constraints, we now use a single beautiful font.
  • Body font is now a standard color.
  • Containers and headers now have a more modern flat background instead of a
    dated gradient.
  • We now use two on-brand greens instead of multiple varying shades of green.
  • Links and buttons have been standardized

9/27/2020

QuickBooks Online

Do you use QuickBooks Online for your accounting needs? Now you can connect
your database to QuickBooks Online and sync transactions from Bloomerang into
QuickBooks.

Learn more

  • We also organized and standardized styles for our common dropdown components

9/23/2020

  • Various bug fixes for Pendo
  • Fixed an issue where existing emails in Mailchimp failed to sync with
    Bloomerang
  • Fixed an issue with rescheduling weekly or monthly scheduled reports that
    could sometimes cause multiple copies of the report to be run and sent.
  • Added support for pushing database info to Pendo even if the DatabaseName
    has characters that are not valid in the default character encoding.

9/20/2020

  • We’ve updated soft credits functionality— soft credits can now have a
    separate acknowledgement status from the original transaction

9/7/2020

  • DonorSearch batch screens are no longer updated after they expire
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing mass deletes with processed transactions
  • Made an Integration service change that increases app availability during a
    deploy
  • The import used to create Notes, Interactions, and Donations can now be
    identified
  • Refactored logic for showing deactivated items in dropdowns to be more
    efficient
  • Moved the AploseConfigurationCheck to increase stability during deploys
  • Minor styling changes to our common checkbox field component
  • Moving some common colors to a new file for reusability with styling

8/31/2020

  • Emails and biffs are now encrypted
  • Fixed an issue with logging out too much info when the Fusebill integration
    encountered errors
  • Fixed an issue where mass emails with a trailing space were failing SPF
    validation, even if the domain had a valid SPF record
  • Removed unused IsQuickBooksEnabled database field
  • Added POST/PUT endpoints for Fund/Campaign/Appeal
  • Updated FEP export so databases can be tracked after switching database
    servers
  • Altered overnight jobs to make them more reliable

8/26/2020

  • Added additional UserAgent information for SendGrid events
  • Fixed an error where “Has Email Preferences Second Factor Guids” field
    showed in reporting
  • Disabled the international address warning email temporarily
  • Moved the TrackEmailUnsubscribe method out of the Data Service to where it
    can be called directly from Web and API, and changed the length of timeout
  • Added metadata fields to Pendo for RenewalDate, ActiveTransactionForms,
    Zapier, AccountingIntegration

8/24/2020

  • Added additional logging to push notification code so it’s easier to
    troubleshoot notificaiton issues
  • Added an automated backup for our authentication database
  • Added SASS to help manage CSS in UI development
  • Created a command to allow data services users to easily identify custom
    fields that are still in use and delete them if desired
  • Added logging for City, State, and Provice changes on donation and
    interaction forms

8/23/2020

  • Added the ability for Administrator and Standard Users, with access to add,
    edit, or delete transactions, to unlink a processed transaction in
    Bloomerang from the transaction processor
  • Upgraded to use v3 of the BEE Plugin for our email editor
  • Updated API v2 to return more survey-related data on Interactions
  • Added a search endpoint for tributes in API v2

8/19/2020

  • Added a check that automatically replaces the “from” address on Bloomerang
    mass emails, if the from address’s domain does not have the correct SPF
    record. This increases the likelihood of emails landing into their
    recipients’ inboxes.

8/16/2020

  • Added a quickfix for walletItem filtering via the API V2 endpoint
  • Fixed errors in the scheduler when scheduled tasks are deleted
  • Made API Rate Limit adjustments
  • Added improved logging for some BluePay Payment Processing errors
  • Added a fix to prevent errors when saving transactions with large
    attachments

8/12/2020

  • Updates to help reduce deadlocks in re-scheduling reports
  • API v2 users can now create and update recurring donation schedules
  • Fixed an issue where engagement levels were not being calculated for
    databases that had just been converted.
  • Added documentation for the AttachmentIds property on the Notes endpoints.
  • Renamed some internal deprecated methods in the code.
  • Fixed internal log messaging
  • Cleaned up logs to identify a CA address issue.

8/10/2020

  • Improved error code handling for email preference changes
  • Obfuscated email preference links for added security

8/9/2020

  • If a user deletes a mapped group in Mailchimp, it will now be recreated when
    pushing a template from Bloomerang
  • Fixed an issue where pushing a large amount of constituents to Mailchimp can
    cause a timeout
  • Updated API documentation regarding updating attachments and profile pics
    via API

8/5/2020

  • Fixed a time zone bug where picking a date would occasionally display the
    previous or next date
  • Removed confusion with the Arizona time zone display name
  • Set iframe rules to be more strict, in order to prevent ClickJacking attacks
  • Fixed Lapsed Reason column for survey response interactions in reporting
  • Fixed an issue with a Mailchimp cleanup command

8/2/2020

  • Fixed an issue with how we detect auto reply emails
  • Fixed an issue with Scheduled Reports not properly rescheduling themselves

7/29/2020

  • Fixed a display bug in the Timeline view of refunded split transactions
  • Sample data can now only be applied to demo databases in production
  • Changed the “Cancel” button on a scheduled report to refresh the previous
    page to reflect changes
  • Fixed an issue with sending Fusebill renewal emails when a database has
    multiple users with the same email address
  • Fixed a bug where the date picker will return the wrong time on the day of a
    daylight savings time transition
  • Fixed an issue with OAuth not requiring a required parameter in certain
    circumstances
  • Added steps to prevent some accidental re-submits of imports
  • Fixed a bug where the lapsed reason was causing a failure in reports

7/26/2020

  • Improved error handling on some OAuth communications
  • Added additional logging to help track down errors when a credit card charge
    fails
  • We now regenerate Transaction Processor Gateway Tokens when switching to or
    from “test mode”
  • Screen reader accessible label added to the dropdown button on the
    constituent page for new timeline items
  • Fixed a config issue with running Bloomerang on developers’ local machines
  • Fixed an issue when building the solution in Rider (dev only)
  • Solution files moved (developer change only)
  • Internal, Dev-only fix for parsing Mailchimp api requests

7/20/2020

  • Removed the preview for the online form success page and simplified the
    workflow for the online form builder.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Duplicate Report to crash when phone numbers did
    not match exactly.
  • Made some updates to prevent users from authenticating with inactive API
    keys
  • Changed the way we calculate Recurring Donation Schedule status to better
    handle prepayments.

7/13/2020

  • Added some additional error logging to track down a Mailchimp issue
  • Fixed an issue where support would get notified about scheduled emails
    failing to send when users had deleted the email template
  • Fixed an issue where Scheduled Reports emails may not be sent when customers
    do not have SendGrid subuser accounts
  • Tributes can now be created / edited via the V2 API
  • Added logging to track down a database specific issue
  • Fixed an issue involving updating the Email interest logs
  • Created a command to add interactions that were missed in Mailchimp
  • Fixed an issue with the DeleteAccounts command
  • Fixed an issue that could occur when mass deleting accounts with attachments

7/6/2020

Scheduled Reports

Bloomerang now offers the ability to schedule reports in the database. If you
have reports that you need to run often, but don’t need to update very often,
scheduling reports is a great way to get those reports deliverd to your inbox
on a regular basis.

Learn more

We also fixed a few bugs:

  • Added Constituent Merge to API v2
  • Fixed an issue with the Dev team getting multiple confirmation emails for
    overnight jobs

6/30/2020

  • Created a utility to allow Developers to create users on the new database
    servers
  • Fixed an issue with the system not ignoring blank lines when running
    commands against a list of databases.
  • Added a command to allow the disabling of user alerts.
  • Overnight job confirmation emails now list databases in alphabetical order
  • Infrastructure change to allow for better cancelling of our database
    commands
  • Added additional data to the email confirmations set to Development for our
    overnight jobs, to support multiple database servers
  • Added additional logging for database backups
  • Fixed an issue where our connection to the search client was leaking
    resources
  • Removed old code for email open and click tracking that is no longer used
  • Updated the database to make querying the Email Interest Log faster
  • Extended AplosCommands to support getpurposes which outputs a csv of
    purposes.
  • Update Freshdesk entries for our customers to include the database server as
    well as the database name (now that we have more than one DB server)
  • Added better error handling when people hit our hosted online donation pages
    with invalid parameters

6/22/2020

  • We’ve updatd billing procedures and will now send renewal reminders 60 days
    prior to a customer’s renewal date.
  • We created a new API endpoint to refresh campaign progress.
  • We made some rate limit modifications for internal systems.

6/16/2020

New API

Bloomerang has a new API! If you’ve been looking to create a new integration
with your Bloomerang database, now is the time. If you have an existing
integration with Bloomerang, the previous API will still work, but will no
longer be receiving updates.

Learn more

We also fixed a few bugs:

  • Running customer databases locally no longer pushes database usage data to
    Pendo.
  • Fixed some error handling scenarios in OAuth

6/10/2020

  • Fixed an issue that was causing Mailchimp integration deactivation to time
    out

6/9/2020

  • We made an update to handle a bug in Mailchimp
  • We have added the ability to do a 2 character constituent search in app
  • Replaced navigation icons in the app with new style

6/2/2020

  • We made an update to make sure webhooks are created properly with Mailchimp.
  • We adjusted how often Alert updates occur to help with database performance.

6/1/2020

  • Updated how we store Mailchimp Groups on the backend.
  • Sped up mass account and transaction delete services.

5/31/2020

  • Fixed an issue that was preventing large databases from being backed up.
  • Changed how often email addresses are scanned.
  • Fixed issues with OAuth when invalid or incomplete information is provided
    to the Authorize operation.
  • Added validation for favorite constituent deletion to ensure the user
    deleting the favorite is the user who created the favorite.

5/21/2020

  • We added a fix that speeds up the overnight database backup job so that it
    will no longer interfere with other overnight jobs.

5/17/2020

  • Expand logging for headers when parsing BCC emails. Made some updates that
    we hope will help resolve issues with auto-reply responses looking like BCC
    or Task Emails.
  • Re-enable alerts from the dashboard page. We disabled user alerts on
    #GivingTuesdayNow to help reduce system load. This update turns them back
    on, but only on the Dashboard page.
  • Change “Expires On” to “Disabled Starting” on the admin app licenses page.
    Updated wording for admin licenses page.
  • Overnight job performance improvements. Made several performance
    improvements to our overnight jobs.
  • Keep scheduler running for known exceptions. Swallow some harmless Scheduler
    errors that were causing extra dev effort.
  • Merge Field Website Link in Outlook. Fixed an issue where some Organization
    Website links would not work in Outlook Live.
  • Fix mass emails failing to send due to merged/deleted account. Fixed an
    error that could occur if a user deleted or merged an account while a mass
    email was in the process of being sent.

5/11/2020

  • Prevent email interests from being updated via a push to Mailchimp if a
    member is no longer in Mailchimp
  • Only push successfully synced emails to a Tag in Mailchimp
  • Fixed an issue where custom email interests were not being sent to Mailchimp
    properly

4/29/2020

  • Added a backend command to resubmit emails to TowerData for
    cleansing/verification
  • Added columns to the MergedAccount table to keep track of both the new
    account number and merged account number

4/28/2020

  • Fixed an issue that was causing an error in reports.
  • Fixed a bug where pushing to Mailchimp would fail when a constituent had
    customized their email interests and one of the assigned interests was
    deactivated.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing errors in the Customer Information Export.

4/27/2020

Mailchimp Integration

Users can link their MailChimp account to Bloomerang and will then be able to
push data from Bloomerang to MailChimp (email addresses, data fields/values).
Once an email is manually sent to that group in MailChimp, the interactions
and tracking information will populate in Bloomerang. MailChimp will only be
used for constituent-based emails.

Learn more</a >

4/20/2020

  • Mass/Scheduled Email Failed to Send emails now go directly to support.
    Scheduled Email Failed to Send email now includes Email Template Id
  • Fixed an issue that allowed people to have required, deactivated custom
    fields.
  • Added the total $ amount the donor will pay on Stripe Connect, Bluepay ACH,
    and Authorize.net ACH transaction forms to the “Donate” and “Register”
    buttons

4/15/2020

  • Added three GivingTuesdayNow templates to the COVID-19 email template
    section.

4/14/2020

  • Added more informative errors when a Mass Delete fails
  • We no longer allow database names to be reused after a database has been
    deleted.
  • The “View in DonorSearch” button retries up to 2 more times if the first
    attempt fails
  • Added rate limits on requests per IP address (5 requests allowed per
    clock-hour) for sign-up forms
  • We removed the Konami code from Bloomerang

4/9/2020

  • Fixed an issue in the Spreedly API that was stopping the creation of new
    processors

4/5/2020

  • Added 6 new report templates to the “Start from a template” report section
    to match those we are building during our COVID-19 webinars
  • Added additional logging to help with debugging DonorSearch integration

4/2/2020

  • Fixed a typo in “Refer a Friend” in navigation.
  • Cleaned up line endings for our codebase.
  • Fixed a bug to make the Note column required in Note type imports.
  • Added an option to run a DonorSearch Generosity Scan from a specific
    database.
  • Fixed an error on the Constituent Giving Summary table where the
    First/Latest/Largest Transaction amounts were incorrect when filtering to
    only show soft credits.
  • ProspectView now uses the DonorSearch API Key rather than the DonorSearch
    account credentials, allowing users to change their DonorSearch password
    without breaking ProspectView.

3/30/2020

  • Added Apple-itunes-app Meta Tag. Users logging into CRM on an iOS device
    will now be prompted to download the app.
  • Fixed sample data that contained blank notes, which was causing the mobile
    app to crash.
  • We now trim primary admin emails in FuseBill to 255 characters.
  • The RecurringDonation endpoint on API V1 now supports setting the EndDate,
    and returns the EndDate when one has been set. Note that it does NOT support
    clearing the EndDate. Once an EndDate has been set, it needs to be cleared
    from the CRM app.

3/26/2020

  • Added 8 new email templates on their own page to help with communicating to
    donors during COVID-19.
  • Fixed an issue where imports would not work if there was a line break in the
    headers.
  • Duplicate account numbers no longer cause exceptions when running the
    DeleteFraudulentAccounts command
  • Giving a more helpful error message if a user tries to import something
    other than a number in the Account Number column
  • Made some changes to better handle database connections which should
    hopefully prevent some bugs in the future.
  • Fixed an issue where the Manage Email Preferences page’s submit button
    didn’t indicate that a change was made when clicking Submit.
  • We will now only auto-send Transactions over to Aplos automatically if the
    Date of the transaction is on or after the Aplos Start Date (whenever the
    Aplos integration is enabled). Manually sending older Transactions will
    still work.
  • Auto-reply emails will no longer complete tasks.
  • Internal fix for development performance

3/11/2020

  • Updated login page to include links to our status page, blog, changelog, and
    refer a friend page. We also added links in top navigation and the billing
    page to the refer a friend page.

2/4/2020

  • Fixed an issue where creating a recurring donation could result in multiple
    First Time Donation records (one for the schedule and one for the payment).
  • Changed the logic of the dashboard to hide any accounts with an older
    donation than the First Time Donation. This would affect any accounts that
    had been merged, as well as accounts with backdated transactions.

2/3/2020

  • Added a component to our Dashboard that lists the top five first-time donors
    that organizations should call. From here, they will also be able to enter a
    follow up interaction, create a follow-up task, or view a full list of new
    donors in the last seven days.

1/29/2020

  • Updated the mass delete service commands so they work with the new Dapper
    code changes.

1/23/2020

  • Fixed how we load data to display on the timeline pages to prevent
    connection issues.

1/20/2020

  • Updated communication restrictions so that they are only applied to the
    household if all members have the same restriction. Restrictions can now be
    easily applied to all members in a household as well.

1/16/2020

  • DonorSearch Generosity Scans should work more reliably.
  • Fixed our Alerts to not leak database connections.
  • Fixed an issue with adding script tags to BEE emails.
  • Added customer country code to FEP export.
  • Fixed an error where the Timeline page would fail if there was a refund but
    the transaction being refunded was not shown on the Timeline due to being
    too old.

1/14/2020

  • Fixed a bug that was causing connection errors on the Timeline List page.

1/13/2020

  • Changed the system to delete timeline entries via Dapper so that we can do
    that via the V2 API.

1/6/2020

  • Fixed a bug wherein Retention Wheel reports were saved as inactive. Reports
    created via the retention wheel now save as active.
  • Implemented a safeguard to check the average dollar amount before refunding
    and deleting fraudulent transactions.
  • Changde Web to use Redis instead of MySql for session state. This is to
    increase our web performance and reduce the load on our database servers.

12/16/2019

  • Fixed a bug that was causing household sort names to be reset when running a
    household import.
  • Fixed an issue with scanning people with invalid names for DonorSearch.

12/12/2019

  • Added the ability to search, filter, and sort the report list, and
    deactivate report templates.
  • Comma was removed after the state in org’s address in BEE footers.

12/5/2019

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the duplicate constituent scan from working on
    extremely large databases.

11/21/2019

  • Updated the email in the contact us link on the self hosted form publish
    page.
  • Fixed a bug so that custom fields will be updated in BEE emails when renamed
    through the API.
  • Infrastructure update to make the duplicate report page faster.

11/20/2019

  • Users can now use Household Account Numbers to import transactions,
    interactions, and notes to Heads of Household and update Household name
    fields.

11/12/2019

  • Fixed a bug where the Acknowledgement Status Date was being erased when
    other information was updated on a transaction.
  • Created a tool for faster troubleshooting with the DonorSearch integration.
  • Added a Pendo field for account overage.

11/11/2019

  • Added BEE plugin as Bloomerang’s mass email editor to be used for new
    emails.
  • Fixed a bug so that the name in the To field will match the names that are
    populated in the merge fields in the body of the email if multiple
    constituents have the same email address.

11/2/2019

  • Fixed an issue with Recurring Donation processing for non-Connect Stripe
    processors using non-Spreedly tokens.

10/30/2019

  • Fixed a bug where a Stripe account using test keys could be connected to a
    live Stripe account.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing the Edit Pledge/Recurring Donation page to
    throw an error when CC/EFT is selected but it doesn’t have a wallet item.

10/29/2019

  • Fixed a bug that allowed saving pledges and recurring donations with EFT
    selected but no EFT processor in the database.

10/28/2019

  • Fixed a bug that was causing an error on the Edit Transaction Processor page
    when certain kinds of auto-processed pledge/recurring donation data exist.

10/27/2019

  • A new way to connect Stripe and Bloomerang provides customers with
    additional security and offers new features like automatic credit card
    updates.

9/29/2019

  • Icon and link added to an accounts page to easily see if they’re part of a
    household.
  • Better tracking for DonorSearch license status.

9/26/2019

  • Changed priority of UpdateDuplicateConstituentAlertAsync to help with search
    performance.
  • Added timestamp check to UpdateDuplicateConstituentAlertAsync.
  • Fixed a bug where Fusebill was still sending invoice emails to users who had
    been deleted from Bloomerang.
  • Fixed Twitter Listening Hub Hashtag validation.
  • Removed unused DonorSearch infrastructure.
  • Fixed several unit tests around frequencies to account for environment.

9/23/2019

  • Orgs will be notified that they will need to enable Re-CAPTCHA to continue
    using form snippets on their website.

9/22/2019

  • Improve schedule creation when entering a new pledge, make modifying
    existing pledge schedules easier.
  • Pledges have an installment limit to prevent too many installments from
    crashing the webserver.
  • Set frequency on all converted pledges.
  • Standardize functionality and styles across in-app dropdowns.

9/8/2019

  • When saving a split payment, the current tab will stay selected if invalid.
    If valid, the first invalid tab will be selected.
  • Household relationships now display according to their relationship to the
    head of household with a description of their relationship.

8/26/2019

  • Fixed the Twitter Interaction column that causes it to overlap other parts
    of the interface.
  • Can clear a selected number input by hitting space, any other invalid
    character, or by pasting value into the selected input.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing organizations with over 150K licensed
    constituents to get a bounceback email when they send a BCC email including
    file attachments.
  • Improved responsive styles for React modals.

8/19/2019

  • Intercom is removed.
  • Text-shadowing from the dashboard is removed for a more modern feel.
  • Fixed issue with long reporting title that caused buttons to wrap.
  • Made some tweaks to help the DonorSearch weekly scan run faster.
  • Allow users to deactivate custom fields if they’re only used on inactive
    forms.

8/12/2019

  • Legacy custom forms have been deprecated. Users must now use the Self-Hosted
    option if they want to customize online forms.
  • Released form enhancements to help prevent fraud.

8/8/2019

  • Update React and other JavaScript libraries to newer versions.

8/5/2019

  • Migrating to new ElasticSearch cluster to fix the conversions loading
    issues.
  • Inactive tributes no longer appear in search results.

8/1/2019

  • Created a command to remove non-Active accounts from the reports we gave
    customers listing the accounts reactivated by True Givers.
  • Created a data service command to mark accounts as Inactive that were
    incorrectly reactivated by TrueGivers.
  • Fixed an error where creating a DB, deleting the DB, and creating a new DB
    with the same name throws an error when trying to set up a Fusebill account.
  • Fixed an issue where an account could sometimes be flagged as a potential
    duplicate against its own household.
  • Truncated the error emails we get when a DonorSearch batch screen fails so
    that the emails are a manageable size.

7/29/2019

  • Changed our Fusebill integration to no longer bill for overages when a DB is
    deactivated in Bloomerang.
  • Any admin accounts in a customer database with an overage will receive an
    email with the invoice information.
  • Modified the data service command that creates a report based on account
    numbers to output data.

7/23/2019

  • Fixed an issue with conflicting date/time formats that we were sending to
    Pendo.
  • Update to suspended databases in Pendo.

7/17/2019

  • Updated cachebusters in emails/letters to fix an issue with unique name
    validation.
  • Fixed a conversion error that was caused by leftover indexes.
  • If two constituents are in the same household, we are no longer showing them
    in the duplicate list.
  • Fixed an issue where an import could map a column like “Home Email Address”
    to the Home Street Address column.
  • Fixed a couple of commands to avoid performance issues.

7/15/2019

  • Fix a couple of issues that were causing new databases not to get duplicate
    scans.
  • Constituent Type Filters have been changed to only have Individual and
    Organization options. Already created filters have had Household removed.
  • Added code to the login page to deter negative SEO on terms like “bloomerang
    login.”

7/11/2019

  • Fixed bug with pressing Enter in Name field on emails and letters.

7/10/2019

  • [email protected] emails now go to [email protected]
  • Fixed unique name validation for existing emails and letters.
  • Created a command that will be used for reporting on accounts that were
    inadvertently reactivated by TrueGivers.

7/9/2019

  • The columns User and Status are now added by default to “Task Report from
    Scratch” report.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing empty zip codes to be filled in as 00000 in
    imports.
  • Batch Screens via Admin should now complete before the weekly Generosity
    Scan.
  • 1 infrastructure update for bcc emails.
  • 1 infrastructure update for country codes.

7/2/2019

  • Updated a redirect link in form settings for self-hosted forms.
  • 1 infrastructure update for customer analytics.

6/30/2019

  • Real-Time Duplicate Constituent Management. Improve and maintain the quality
    of your data by cleaning up duplicate accounts! This allows administrators
    to:

    • Receive notifications when Bloomerang detects possible duplicates.
    • Compare matched accounts side by side.
    • Merge true duplicates or dismiss mismatched accounts.
  • Reworked indexing and searching for performance.
  • Fixed an issue where constituents could not be merged if they had a Task
    with a file attachment that was converted to an Interaction.

6/18/2019

  • Fixed an error that could occur when all recipients to a mass email were
    opted out.
  • Fixed a bug so that in mass emails, when we swap out the “from” email
    address to use a Bloomerang one, we now also set the original “from” address
    as the “reply-to” address.
  • 1 infrastructure update to billing.

6/10/2019

  • Fixed a command for data services to delete custom transaction fields with
    empty values.
  • Account status changes in Fusebill should now immediately affect users’
    ability to log into the system, rather than taking up to 24 hours to take
    effect.
  • Introduced monthly billing for constituent and email overages.
  • 1 minor enhancement in customer analytics.

6/3/2019

  • Fixed a bug that was causing deleted constituents/interactions to not show
    up in email tracking. Improved tracking tab load time for templates with 50+
    mailings.
  • Updated the case to lower case for the Transaction Type merge field, but it
    will remain upper case in a data table.
  • Added a reference to customer’s current license count, max license allowed,
    and the difference between them in the Billing portal.
  • Rolled out an in-app notification for users to notify them about the billing
    changes for overages are coming soon.

5/20/2019

  • Reporting filter fix allows numbers above 2,147,483,647 to be processed
    inside of filters.
  • Fixed an issue where a TowerData server error would cause an email to be
    marked as invalid
  • Reporting columns now show primary email, address, and phone numbers first.

5/15/2019

  • Infrastructure changes to set up version 2 of our API.

5/14/2019

  • Fixed a bug with the recently released Batch Screen in Admin.
  • Removed Full Name as an import field from individuals. Full Name is still
    available (and required) for organizations.
  • Fixed an issue that kept household timelines from showing the listview
    button at the end of a timeline.

5/12/2019

  • Fixed an issue with unsubscribe links in default confirmation emails for
    existing constituents.
  • Batch Screens are now performed via Bloomerang’s Admin app.
  • Cleaned up constituents who were linking to incorrect DonorSearch profiles.
  • 1 infrastructure update: Reorganized files under common/views.

5/7/2019

  • Fixed a bug where a scheduled email by a new user could prevent access to
    the email list page.
  • Added an API endpoint to allow task deletion.
  • Improved performance of data service command to write off pledges in bulk.

5/1/2019

  • Support for org-wide Facebook IDs that aren’t vanity URLs.

4/30/2019

  • Fixed an issue where engagement scores were not always “cooling off” over
    time as they should.
  • Fixed a database leak that was causing reports, letters, and emails to fail
    to load for some customers.
  • Added Refund Date column and filter to Transaction Reports.

4/29/2019

  • Performance improvement for loading custom values for large databases.

4/28/2019

  • Allowed API requests to get constituents by last modified date to reduce
    TrueGivers load on our system.
  • Made significant performance improvements to the TrueGivers data pull.
  • Fixed an issue where AccountId was required to edit an email or phone number
    via the API.
  • Fixed constituent last modified information so it gets updated when
    addresses, emails, and phones are created, updated, or deleted.
  • Fixed an error that was causing issues with saving email templates.

4/26/2019

  • Fixed a bug wherein images with special characters in the filename cause an
    error.

4/25/2019

  • Save time with this update to the Dashboard! With one click, you can
    easily see reports with transaction details for what you’ve raised:</span >

    • This Week
    • This Month
    • This Fiscal Year

4/22/2019

  • Fixed a bug wherein making a payment on a recurring donation that hasn’t
    started yet is considered overdue.
  • Image gallery load times have been improved with image paging.
  • Resolved an issue with older email template sending dates.
  • Fixed an issue where scheduled overdue task emails were not getting cleaned
    up properly.

4/22/2019

  • Spark joy by organizing your email list! Deactivate older emails to keep
    your list clean and manageable. Filter or sort to find emails with ease. No
    more scrolling through a long list of email templates!

    • View your email templates by audience or whether it’s been sent or
      scheduled.
    • Search by email details like what it’s called or the last person who
      used it.</span >
    • Sort your list by date or alphabetically by name.</span >
    • Display only emails you’re currently working on or revisit inactive
      emails.</span >

4/16/2019

  • Gave Support/Admin the ability to mass delete Accounts using
    Fraudulent-specific deletion.
  • Fixed an error that could prevent reports/letters/emails with the Last
    Recurring Donation Payment Status filter from running.
  • Custom Interaction Field Values can be deleted using the same way we delete
    custom account field values.
  • Added the ability for Data Services to see the contents of mass emails we
    sent.

4/15/2019

  • You can now receive email notifications when tasks are assigned, updated,
    or overdue! Manage tasks with ease by viewing task details – and
    completing them – from the convenience of your email. Stay on top of your
    tasks by:</span >

    • Receiving details on newly assigned, updated or overdue tasks right
      in your inbox.</span >
    • Viewing important task details via email, including any attachments
      and associated constituent information.</span >
    • Completing tasks by simply replying to email notifications.</span >
  • Fixed a bug that prevented people from deleting Tasks that had attachments.
  • Fixed a bug where the “Completed Date” field displays as “1/1/0001” in
    reports for any task that has not yet been marked as complete.
  • Fixed a bug where the ” Completed Date” field displays as “1/1/0001” if the
    task was reactivated or the interaction for that task was deleted.
  • Fixed an issue with sanitizing the HTML contents of the email before we
    display it.

4/9/2019

  • Bloomerang has partnered with TrueGivers to offer you nightly NCOA updates
    as part of your Bloomerang subscription! Better data means better
    fundraising results. By activating NCOA processing in your Bloomerang
    database, you can:

    • Say goodbye to manual updates – addresses are standardized and updated
      automatically.
    • Save time and money by only sending mail to mailable addresses.
    • Navigate a sensitive situation with information on deceased donors or
      household members.

4/1/2019

  • We no longer serve the hosted form for self-hosted forms.
  • Added Income Account, Bank Account, and Receivables Account as columns for
    transactions reports.
  • Redid how our private API keys are generated.
  • Fixed a bug where users couldn’t view survey response interactions when the
    recipient email address was on multiple accounts.

3/25/2019

  • Fixed an issue where forms with leading and trailing spaces would have an
    error instead of trimming leading and trailing spaces. The Duplicates,
    Merge, Address, Constituent, Interaction, and Phone endpoints now trim
    leading and trailing whitespace.
  • Fixed an issue that forced users to have to clear their browser cache before
    they could use buttons in the merge field and data table modals.
  • Biff generator can now generate the new frequencies for pledges/recurring
    donations.
  • LYBUNT, SYBUNT, Downgrades, and Pledge Details report templates have been
    updated to better align with customer needs.
  • Users can now delete images with special characters in the filename.

3/21/2019

  • Updated country list to rename Swaziland to Eswantini.
  • Removed periods from military abbreviations from the Title selection while
    creating/updating a Constituent.
  • Fixed an issue where invalid database names could be created in the admin
    tool by copying and pasting names from word processors / emails, which
    caused a Blossom error and issues syncing with Fusebill.
  • We fixed an issue where saving a constituent’s profile with an invalid
    website didn’t always show error.
  • We fixed an issue where custom values wouldn’t import of they weren’t an
    exact match down to the casing.

3/18/2019

  • Recurring donations and pledges will now also have every other week, twice a
    month, and every other month as frequency options.
  • Fixed an issue where version 73 of Google Chrome broke some of our existing
    buttons.

3/14/2019

  • Fixed an error where deleted scheduled emails weren’t being deleted
    everywhere.
  • Removed checkbox option to set stripe processor to test mode.
  • Fixed an issue where engagement scores were not being updated correctly
    after performing an import.
  • The interaction created by the default Bloomerang email will appear as a
    Receipt and will not flip the Acknowledgment flag on online donations.
  • Fixed an issue so that we are now passing the constituent’s IP address to
    Spreedly
  • Cleaned up databases that had multiple primary addresses.

3/12/2019

  • Changed the Address API endpoint to update the associated Constituent’s Last
    Modified information when an Address is added or changed.

3/11/2019

  • Fixed a bug relating to Conversion Appends, and made more of the conversion
    process faster as well.

3/4/2019

  • Fixed timeline item names that were too long sometimes sending the date to a
    new line
  • Added the TrueGivers integration for beta-testers, which performs automatic
    NCOA updates nightly once set up for specific customers.
  • Fixed a bug that showed the incorrect username on login fail if username
    contained plus sign and also displays correct url with encoding now.
  • Fixed pending email address in User Settings page where long emails were
    displaying in one long line. Also fixed Timeline Notes where a very long
    word or URL would display in one long line instead of going to the next
    line.
  • Customer database export now uses UTF-8 encoding.
  • Fixed an error that was occurring when a file was uploaded containing empty
    lines for mass delete of accounts.
  • Fixed an error that was occurring when a file was uploaded containing
    repeated account numbers for mass delete of accounts.
  • Made a code change that lets the implementation engineers override BIFFs.

2/22/2019

  • Fixed a couple of issues that were preventing contact emails from being
    updated in Fusebill.
  • Fixed an issue wherein deactivated processors weren’t showing as deactivated
    in online forms. Additionally, we have created a modal to alert the user to
    update their online form processors prior to deactivation.
  • Fixed a memory leak where we weren’t disposing connections to S3 when we
    were done with them.
  • We now include household account numbers in DonorSearch batch screening.
  • Created the option to allow users to include Constituents with bad,
    incomplete, and no addresses in letters.

2/14/2019

  • Fixed an issue with our Mass Delete Tool in the admin app pertaining to the
    preservation of Constituent’s timeline entries after their Household has
    been deleted via the Tool. We’ve also applied these behavior changes to our
    commands.
  • Fixed a bug in the edit constituent API that was incorrectly adding an audit
    log entry for email interests even when they weren’t changed.
  • Fixed a couple of billing-related issues that prevented customers from
    logging into their databases.

2/4/2019

  • Databases are now automatically changed between Active and Suspended
    statuses based on Fusebill.
  • Fixed some errors caused by Fusebill and Bloomerang becoming out-of-sync.
  • Initiated the process of deprecating legacy custom forms. With this release,
    the following changes were made:

    • Converted “custom” forms to self-hosted forms if the last submission
      received from the custom form included a Spreedly token.
    • Updated custom forms not converted to self-hosted forms with a message
      that the form will be deactivated as of 8/5/2019.
    • Sent email notification to the organization/additional contacts with a
      message that the form will be deactivated as of 8/5/2019.

1/27/2019

  • Updated confirmation email recipients when someone runs the admin Delete
    Accounts utility.
  • Fusebill now checks the status daily instead of once every 24 days.

1/22/2019

  • Fixed an issue where the bottom of Fusebill’s pages would be cut off.
  • Fixed the tribute field values for recurring donation payments in reports.
  • Duplicate EFT accounts are collapsed to one when creating a new transaction.

1/16/2019

  • Cleaned up a processor error message. Customers used to see
    PaymentProcessingException, but now see the actual message from the
    processor.
  • Performance improvements to some overnight jobs.

1/15/2019

  • Added more validation around creating custom fields via the API.
  • Invoice number in the billing area now matches the Quickbooks PDF.
  • Fixed a bug where a report could be deleted even if it was referenced by an
    email, letter, or the QuickBooks export. Also fixed emails, letters, and
    QuickBooks export that reference a report not counting toward the reference
    count in the “In report” filter UI.
  • When a sent/scheduled email fails to send, an email will be sent to
    development with details of the fail.

1/14/2019

  • There will now be the option of using zipped biff files within the Biff Zone
    Page.
  • Fixed timestamps in reports exported to Excel to show timestamps in user
    time zone instead of UTC.
  • Various fixes for the DonorSearch weekly scan.
  • Constituent’s addresses that are added without a Country via the API will be
    populated with the value of “US.”
  • Fixed an issue where we weren’t showing that a credit card was expired and
    fixed an issue when an account has two stored credit cards with the same
    number and processor, but one is expired, where it would try to charge the
    expired card.

1/9/2019

  • Made CVV optional when making in-app donations.
  • Fixed a performance issue that was causing large conversions to time out.

1/8/2019

  • The license expiration date field will now be available upon creating a new
    Database.
  • When scanning people for DonorSearch, the code now gives preference to
    “Primary” addresses.
  • We fixed a bug that was causing the app to not shutdown cleanly.

1/3/2019

  • Improved performance when online form rate limiting takes effect.
  • Tracking user permission level (admin/standard) in Intercom.
  • Updated a few internal unit tests.
  • Data Services team can now export file attachments that the user has
    uploaded (that aren’t profile pics).
  • Changed email interests and opt-outs so they apply to all constituents with
    that email address as their primary.

12/17/2018

  • 5 minor enhancements.
  • 1 infrastructure update.

12/12/2018

  • 3 minor enhancements.

12/10/2018

  • 4 bug fixes.
  • 1 minor enhancements.
  • 1 infrastructure update.

12/6/2018

  • 5 bug fixes.
  • 4 minor enhancements.
  • 1 infrastructure update.

12/4/2018

  • 4 bug fixes.
  • 2 minor enhancements.
  • 1 infrastructure update.

11/29/2018

  • 7 bug fixes.
  • 6 infrastructure updates.
  • 3 minor enhancements.

11/19/2018

  • Customers can now view billing information right in Bloomerang. With this
    new Billing portal, administrators can add or update payment information,
    view Bloomerang invoices beginning January 1st, and receive email and in-app
    notifications on billing activity.
  • 1 infrastructure update.
  • 1 bug fix.

11/15/2018

  • 1 infrastructure update.
  • 2 bug fixes.
  • 2 minor enhancements.

11/14/2018

  • 4 bug fixes.
  • 2 minor enhancements.

11/13/2018

  • 6 bug fixes.
  • 3 minor enhancements.

11/9/2018

  • 5 bug fixes.

11/8/2018

  • 7 bug fixes.

11/7/2018

  • Customers may choose to skip constituents who have blank merge fields in
    letters or emails.
  • 1 bug fix.
  • 1 infrastructure update.

11/6/2018

  • 4 bug fixes.
  • 1 infrastructure update.

11/5/2018

  • You can now enter split payments in Bloomerang! This allows you to create
    new or convert existing gifts into split payments, apply payments to
    different funds, campaigns, tributes, and more. Also add payments on pledges
    and recurring donations, plus enter an additional donation.

9/24/2018

  • 1 infrastructure update.
  • 2 bug fixes.

9/19/2018

  • 1 bug fix.

9/18/2018

  • 1 infrastructure update.
  • 3 minor enhancements.
  • 2 bug fixes.

8/27/2018

  • 3 minor enhancements.

8/27/2018

  • Engagement Surveys are here! Based on the research of Dr. Adrian Sargeant,
    Bloomerang’s Engagement Surveys give your donors a voice and give you
    valuable insight into how donors see your organizations. Measure
    satisfaction, commitment, intimacy, and trust among new, and existing
    donors, and find out why donors stopped giving.

8/13/2018

  • 1 infrastructure update.

7/17/2018

  • 3 bug fixes.
  • 2 minor improvements.

7/11/2018

  • 4 minor improvements.
  • 3 bug fixes.

7/9/2018

  • 2 bug fixes.
  • 1 infrastructure update.
  • 1 minor improvement.

7/2/2018

  • Projected Revenue reporting is here! This provides users with the ability to
    calculate cash flow projections based on pledge and recurring donation
    installments projected during a specific timeframe.
  • 1 infrastructure update.
  • 1 minor improvement.

6/28/2018

  • 2 bug fixes.

6/20/2018

  • 1 bug fix.

6/14/2018

  • 1 minor improvement.
  • 1 bug fix.

6/13/2018

  • 3 minor improvements.
  • 1 infrastructure update.
  • 1 bug fix.

6/11/2018

  • Released email deliverability improvements wherein emails in Bloomerang
    databases are scanned and marked with a “bad” badge when they are invalid,
    spam traps, or other types that would hurt customers’ email reputations.
  • We made some improvements to the way contact information is presented on
    households. Specifically, only one primary address, email, and phone number
    is displayed, and each address, email, and phone number is only listed once,
    and the members who share it will be listed.
  • 1 infrastructure update.

6/8/2018

  • 1 minor improvements.
  • 2 bug fixes.

5/30/2018

  • Released a new and improved Features Portal accessible directly within
    Bloomerang to streamline feature suggestions and feedback.
  • 3 infrastructure updates.
  • 2 minor improvements.
  • 1 bug fix.

5/24/2018

  • Released improvements that help obtain and track consent to communicate with
    EU constituents to help with GDPR compliance.
  • 2 infrastructure updates.
  • 1 bug fix.

5/17/2018

  • 2 infrastructure updates.
  • 3 minor improvements.
  • 3 bug fixes.

5/15/2018

  • 2 infrastructure updates.
  • 1 minor improvement.
  • 2 bug fixes.

5/11/2018

  • 2 bug fixes.

5/10/2018

  • Released a deeper integration with DonorSearch wherein every constituent in
    the database now has a Generosity Score that shows their philanthropic
    giving potential.
  • 2 bug fixes.

5/7/2018

  • Released an integration with Intercom that enables users to receive in-app
    prompts with links to resources, get a status update on Bloomerang’s system,
    and receive email updates with organization milestones.
  • 1 bug fix.

5/2/2018

  • 3 bug fixes.
  • 1 infrastructure update.

4/30/2018

  • 2 bug fixes.

4/23/2018

  • 1 bug fix.

4/20/2018

  • 1 bug fix.

4/19/2018

  • 3 bug fixes.

4/16/2018

  • 1 bug fix.

4/12/2018

  • An Account Number column is now automatically included when a report is
    exported to Excel.
  • 1 infrastructure update.

4/5/2018

  • 1 infrastructure update.
  • 5 bug fixes.

4/2/2018

  • We’ve made some changes to recurring donation payment dates. With this
    release, prepaying the next installment date will not force the date of the
    payment to the next payment date. This change allows customers to accurately
    date the payment when it’s received and not have inaccurate, future-dated
    payments.
  • 1 infrastructure update.

3/26/2018

  • Released a new user permission that will allow only certain users to add,
    edit, and delete transactions.
  • Fixed a bug wherein copying a form removed the additional notification
    emails from the original form.
  • 1 bug fix.

3/19/2018

  • “Conversion in progress” is displayed in-app if a database is still in
    Conversions.
  • 2 bug fixes.

3/13/2018

  • Fine-tuned the Donor Retention wheel calculations, and added the ability to
    customize the filters to exclude certain transactions or add soft credits,
    select rolling, fiscal, or calendar year, and added click-through reports
    from the Dashboard.

3/2/2018

  • 1 bug fix

3/1/2018

  • Customers can now send online form notifications to multiple email
    addresses! This is an option within the form builder.
  • 1 infrastructure update

2/28/2018

  • 3 bug fixes
  • 6 infrastructure updates

2/26/2018

  • 2 infrastructure updates

2/21/2018

  • Fund name is now sent to new transaction processors connected with
    Bloomerang via Spreedly.
  • 2 infrastructure updates
  • 1 bug fix

2/14/2018

  • Bloomerang customers in the “Grow” level will now have access to the
    Sustainability Scorecard
  • New username requirements enforced. If a user tries to log in with an
    invalid username, they’ll be directed to make changes before continuing into
    the app.
  • 1 infrastructure update

2/12/2018

  • Added ability to update Fund, Campaign, Appeal, and QuickBooks Account on
    Recurring Donations

    • Recurring donation payments can now be modified to be recorded against
      different Fund/Campaign/Appeal
    • Changes to the Recurring Donation Schedule will affect only future
      donations
  • State field no longer populates with US states when creating a constituent
    in Canadian and Bermudian databases
  • Fixed an error in Task reports for when constituent information was included
    in columns but the task wasn’t assigned to a constituent

1/29/2018

  • Updated TrueImpact calculation to use Stripe’s Nonprofit Rate (2.2%)
  • Corrected email footer for Canadian organizations to correctly display city,
    province, and postal code
  • Removed “Find Constituent” merge field from letters and emails
  • Mass emails sent from @verizon.net will be sent from @bloomerang-mail.com to
    improve delivery rates
  • Added link to our
    status page</a >
    and a button to chat support from the application error page

1/22/2018

  • Auto-processed pledge payment failures now included in “Credit Card Payment
    Failure” alert

1/21/2018

  • Corrected letter and email data table to allow formatting text font and size

1/17/2018

  • Fixed an error with the arrears filter and column

1/10/2018

  • 1 infrastructure update

1/8/2018

  • Corrected an issue where website visits were not being tracked properly for
    merged constituents
  • Updated the task dashboard count to include Benevon follow-up tasks
  • Updated the failure message on the Payment Failures Page for Aplos syncing
    errors
  • 1 infrastructure update

12/17/2017

  • The duplicate matching logic for identifying duplicate organizations was
    improved to factor in additional, standard USPS business abbreviations (e.g.
    almost identical organization names with “&” vs “and” will now be
    identified as matches)
  • The #10 letter size option was removed from the letter designing tools (this
    is an envelope size, not a letter size)
  • 7 infrastructure updates

12/14/2017

  • Validation was added when creating subject lines with invalid characters in
    the mass email module
  • Fixed a reporting bug where the “Is a Specific Soft Credit” filter was
    filtering on multiple types of transactions, not just soft credits
  • Fixed a bug introduced in a recent release where using the Send a Test Email
    option in the email designer was sending the test email multiple times
  • Fixed a bug introduced in a recent release where the most clicked link in
    the email tracking metrics was not displaying the correct URL
  • 1 internal update

12/11/2017

  • Added the Find Constituents filter to reports, letters, and emails; this
    allows users to include or exclude specific constituents to their reports,
    letters, and emails
  • Fixed a visual bug in Firefox where the “Save And” button in reporting
    wasn’t aligned with the “Cancel” and “Delete” buttons
  • Added new API endpoints for the Private Key API to allow users to request a
    list of custom fields, get the type of custom field, and load the values for
    the custom field (if pick one or multi-select)

12/6/2017

  • 3 infrastructure updates

12/3/2017

  • Squashed an import bug where special characters in custom field names were
    not allowing the custom field to be mapped
  • 1 internal improvement for reports created during the conversions process

11/30/2017

  • Added the ability to upload a custom profile picture to the Constituent
    Header
  • Improved the mobile responsiveness of large images in mass emails generated
    from Bloomerang
  • Fixed a bug with refreshing the Engagement Level when a Task is saved as an
    Interaction
  • Fixed a bug where an accent mark in the username was preventing users from
    accessing the knowledge base
  • Fixed a bug with selecting the Raised, Revenue, and Soft Credit filters on
    the Constituent Summary Graph on mobile devices
  • Updated how addresses with more than three lines are displayed in the
    Constituent Header; an ellipsis is displayed in the third address line and
    the full address is displayed when placing the cursor over any line of the
    address
  • 3 infrastructure improvements

11/20/2017

  • Fixed a bug with resetting Google reCAPTCHA on online donation forms. Donors
    sometimes make mistakes when submitting online donation forms. Bloomerang
    displays error messages to help them to understand what went wrong (example:
    credit card declined). When donors attempted to make corrections and
    resubmit forms, they couldn’t because reCAPTCHA wasn’t resetting properly.
    We made an update to reset the reCAPTCHA, allowing donors to resubmit forms
    successfully.
  • 2 performance improvements: Interactions with lots of custom fields values
    and constituent profile pages are now faster

11/16/2017

  • Added
    Moolah, an
    authorize.net transaction processor for credit card and eft payments

11/13/2017

  • Squashed a bug presented on 11/08/2017 where some links inserted into mass
    emails were not working correctly when clicking on them

11/08/2017

  • In order to improve email deliverability, customers attempting to send
    Bloomerang mass emails from non-domain specific email addresses (i.e.
    gmail.com, yahoo.com, etc.) will have their “mailed by” address replaced
    with [email protected] (it used to be “.co”)
  • Updated the mass email tracking tools to use SendGrid’s
    open/click/unsubscribe tracking tools

11/2/2017

  • Squashed a bug with event registration forms where the “Cannot attend”
    option was not triggering a confirmation email
  • Updated the mass duplicate merge process to better determine which records
    to keep/skip when merging

10/30/2017

  • API fix for merging values in pick-multiple fields when using the private
    key API
  • 2 infrastructure improvements

10/23/2017

  • Infrastructure improvement that makes transaction pages faster
  • Fixed a bug with the year filters on the timeline view

10/16/2017

  • Updated the default sort order for letters and labels created by the letter
    generator to sort by country then postal code (this accommodates
    requirements for bulk postage mailing rates)
  • 5 minor reporting improvements
  • 1 infrastructure update

10/10/2017

  • Updated the Envelope Name field on households to accept multiple-line
    envelope names instead of just single line envelope names
  • 1 infrastructure update

10/6/2017

  • Fixed an issue with the font displayed for long date and text fields on
    Bloomerang-hosted online forms
  • Fixed an issue with sending online form confirmation emails
  • Fixed an issue with the margins for checkboxes and radio buttons on online
    forms

10/2/2017

  • 4 infrastructure updates

9/28/2017

  • Added the Engagement Level Meter to household records (household engagement
    is calculated based on activity for all constituents in the household)
  • Updated how engagement levels are refreshed
  • Updated the command that imports DonorSearch batch screenings
  • 2 infrastructure updates

9/21/2017

  • Improved performance (speed) when loading constituent summary, timeline, and
    transaction pages for constituents with lots and lots of entries
  • 5 infrastructure updates

9/20/2017

  • Activated Google reCAPTCHA on all Bloomerang-hosted online forms to help
    with fraud prevention
  • 5 infrastructure updates

9/16/2017

  • Constituent Summary Page update: Ability to filter on raised, revenue, and
    soft credit transactions on the giving summary graph
  • Fixed 2 display issues with soft credits:
    • $0 soft credits will now display correctly in Internet Explorer
    • Soft credit badge is no longer cut off
  • Removed unnecessary chevron and drop down options from the import list page
  • Fixed an issue with the pledge days in arrears filter
  • Made an update so the From Name will be displayed in email recipient inboxes
    (instead of the organization name) even when sending from non-domain email
    addresses (i.e. gmail email address). Additionally, a DMARC warning will be
    displayed when a user create a new email template with a non-domain email
    address
  • 3 infrastructure updates

9/7/2017

  • Ability to add additional, non-scheduled payments to recurring donation
    schedules
  • Reporting update for recurring donation schedule status: The “Overdue”
    status is defined as any schedule without a payment on or after the most
    recent installment date
  • Ability to enter an end date on recurring donation schedules with expired
    credit cards
  • 2 infrastructure updates

8/30/2017

  • Added the ability to support credit card processors using Canadian currency

8/28/2017

  • ElasticSearch infrastructure update

8/11/2017

  • Infrastructure update

8/10/2017

  • Added an option to setup an autoprocessing payment method for pledges
    (credit card or EFT)

    • Bloomerang will automatically process payments for pledges with an
      autoprocessing payment method of credit card or EFT data according to
      the pledge installment schedule. Bloomerang will track any failed credit
      card payments so we can build a way to resolve them using a payment
      failure notification.

8/7/2017

  • Sustainability Scorecard
    • Measure your organization’s sustainability based on quarterly
      assessments and data from Bloomerang
  • Created a data service command to update pledge schedules
  • Added built-in fields for DonorSearch Batch Screenings
    • Added the overall DonorSearch score, “Generosity Score”, on the
      Constituent Summary page
    • Donor Search batch screening details are stored in Bloomerang fields
      with the ability to report on them
  • Updated the DonorSearch Batch Screening export
  • Updated Task reports for Households
  • Added a “Coming Soon” Household engagement section on the Constituent
    Summary page for Households

7/27/2017

  • 2 reporting performance improvements (this will make reporting over 247x
    faster)
  • Updated the column filters on the Household Average report template
  • Different households with the same household name will no longer be grouped
    together in reporting
  • Added new page sizes to letters (#10,Half-Letter,Executive,B5)
  • 2 infrastructure improvements

7/24/2017

  • Update to country list
  • Added “Mx.” as a name prefix
  • Bug fix to new line character with export to excel and address label exports
  • Improvement to validation on Constituent and Volunteer online forms
  • Removing comma in amount field in online forms
  • Improvement to handling “$” character in the amount field for online
    donation forms

7/19/2017

  • Updated criteria for SPF and DKIM checking for BCC to Bloomerang
  • 4 updates in preparation for an upcoming feature release

7/16/2017

7/11/2017

  • Updated duplicate matching for international phone numbers to exclude
    non-numeric values
  • Disabled automatic running of reports for customers with larger record
    counts

6/28/2017

  • Added new merge fields to letters and emails for pledges and recurring
    donations
  • Updated the name of the “Address” merger field to “Street”
  • Updated empty data tables in letters and emails to include an “Add Column”
    button
  • 2 infrastructure updates

6/27/2017

  • Changed the “Donate” button on online forms to “Enter Payment” when the
    credit card payment option is selected
  • Clicking the “Cancel” button in the online form builder will redirect the
    user to the form list instead of taking the user to the previous page
  • 1 infrastructure update for reporting

6/26/2017

  • Added an option to deactivate online forms
  • Updated reporting for deceased constituents
  • Import tool will recognize “M” and “F” as Male and Female when importing
    Gender

6/22/2017

  • 14 minor improvements

6/16/2017

  • 5 minor improvements

6/12/2017

  • Mass Email Scheduling
    • Schedule the emails in your drip campaign, including the follow-ups
      based on constituent responses.
    • Design your monthly newsletter today and schedule it to send next week.
    • Schedule emails to send when constituents are the most likely to open
      them.

5/17/2017

  • Fixed 2 reporting bugs
  • 5 minor improvements

5/15/2017

  • Recurring donation credit card payment failures feature
    • Allow Bloomerang to help you resolve your payment failures to recapture
      lost revenue and retain donors

5/7/2017

  • Personalize and edit letters after they are generated using Bloomerang’s
    letter tools

    • Add a personal note or fix an issue before sending the letter
    • Make all your changes in Bloomerang to preserve formatting and retain
      the final version of the letter in Bloomerang (no need to export to
      Microsoft Word)

4/24/2017

  • Dashboard Update: Change “Raised this Year” to “Raised This Fiscal Year”

4/6/2017

  • Improved the export for DonorSearch batch screenings
  • Squashed a few bugs:
    • Error when deleting a constituent with an attachment
    • Fixed a race condition when processing CC and EFT transactions at the
      same time

4/5/2017

  • Fixed the error when attempting to delete a recent mailing

4/4/2017

  • Fixed an issue with editing the date on a processed transaction

4/2/2017

  • File Attachments
    • Store or link your fundraising documents and images on any timeline
      entry in Bloomerang. Now you can upload planned giving proposals to
      interactions, signed pledge cards to those pledges, or link out to
      meeting notes stored on other online services (Google Docs, Dropbox, or
      others).

3/13/2017

  • Bloomerang for Benevon:
    • Track your Benevon workflows including point of entries, follow-ups,
      asks, and ongoing cultivation using features Bloomerang created
      specifically for Benevon customers!

2/27/2017

  • Sorting by a custom field now:
    • Sorts all values as expected
    • Blank (null) values show up first (in ascending)

2/15/2017

  • Improved application responsiveness
  • Squashed a few bugs:
    • Phone extension containing letters causing reports to fail
    • Error in grouped and collapsed report with a “pick one” date custom
      field column
    • Dashboard including transactions dated last week in “Raised This Week”
    • Long column headers cause import summary to hang

2/13/2017

  • Fixed an issue with First and Last transaction sorting

1/26/2017

  • Fixed a few items:
    • Cannot edit a fund when in use by an online form
    • Error when reporting on Tasks’s “User” field
    • Pledge Amount field totaling both Pledge and Pledge Payments

1/18/2017

  • Updated the Pledge Details template to use “Date” as a column rather than
    “Pledge Date”
  • Fixed an issue with editing email interests

1/13/2017

  • A few improvements for how Online Forms work with Funds, Campaigns, Appeals,
    and Custom Fields:

    • Warn users when attempting to deactivate a field or value that is used
      on a form
    • Re-save when fields or value are added or edited (prevents errors with
      forms being “out of sync” with these values)
  • Fixed a reporting error when another user changes data pulled in the report

1/11/2017

  • Added “Deductible Amount” filter to reporting

1/6/2017

  • Corrected the letter preview so that it shows the first five letters being
    generated (instead of the first five items in the report)

12/20/2016

  • Fixed a reporting bug where certain modified pledges were displaying the
    wrong information for First/Next/Final Installment fields

12/19/2016

  • Data tables in letters and emails are not sorted by the entered date, not
    Created Date
  • Page focus is now correctly set on Prefix/Title field when creating a new
    constituent
  • Fixed a few problems:
    • Custom fields could not be deleted
    • Error with Last Website Visit filter

12/12/2016

  • Corrected a problem with totaling pledge & recurring donation payments
    in letters

12/5/2016

  • Fixed two issues:
    • Campaign progress bar on summary page not displaying the first campaign
      by default
    • Multiselect values not respecting list sort when adding to filter

11/21/2016

  • Give donors the choice to pay for bank processing fees with their online
    donation by enabling True Impact when configuring forms
  • Formal Transaction Date (i.e. November 21, 2016 merge field for letters
    & emails)
  • Removed leading zero from Today’s Date merge field
  • Fixed getting HTML of an email

11/16/2016

  • Online form improvements prior to Giving Tuesday
    • Fixed some issues with auto-fill when donating
    • Auto-resize window on mobile devices
    • Facebook Share button now shares the online form link (rather than the
      Organization’s Facebook page)
    • Support for Bermudian addresses

11/15/2016

  • Added incomplete validation for Canadian addresses
  • Use donor’s browser date as donation date (+/- 1 day) instead of
    organization date
  • Fixed a few email issues:
    • White blocks when editing email sections
    • Deliverability counts not correct
    • Unable to save or send email without Email Interests

11/9/2016

  • Fixed an issue with letters where an image was split between pages

11/7/2016

  • Constituent letters that use the “One Letter per Household” option now
    correctly create interactions on the head of household account

11/3/2016

  • Another day of making nonprofits more awesome via fixes:
    • Household account status incorrectly displaying as “inactive”
    • Day of the month filter not working
    • Transaction, interaction, and note reports & letters set to “Export
      Households” not showing household addresses

11/2/2016

  • For the third consecutive day (NICE, right?), we released some fixes:
    • Error with filtering on Tribute Type
    • Email separators not displaying after save
    • Migrated “giving history” filter incorrectly finding people who never
      gave

11/1/2016

  • Fixed a few issues, practically in real time!
    • Email templates not showing correct font on edit page
    • Error when editing non-primary address/email/phone columns
    • “Today’s Date” merge field not using long format (November 1, 2016)
    • QuickBooks export not displaying correct Income Account and Classes
    • Exported Account Number and Transaction Number contain commas
    • Email template blocks being “lost” when moving and then previewing
    • Email footer missing City, State, and ZIP code

10/31/2016

  • Fixed a few issues:
    • Acknowledgement type letters/emails not flipping Acknowledged flag to
      “yes”
    • Moving and grouping column issues
    • Email styles not saving
    • Email tracking events not updating
    • Dashboard calculations not refreshing overnight

10/30/2016

10/19/2016

  • Fixed an issue with sending names containing commas, apostrophes, and
    hyphens

10/17/2016

  • Fix for handling non-latin characters in email subject line
  • Unread notifications now correctly display upon every login

10/12/2016

  • Constituent header now correctly displays primary non-U.S. addresses

10/3/2016

  • Real-time fund accounting
    integration with Aplos</a >
  • Fixed a few issues:
    • Canadian Province, Nunavut, spelled incorrectly
    • Recurring Schedules set as “Do Not Process” show default transaction
      processor

9/6/2016

  • Improved the performance of the constituent Summary page

9/1/2016

  • Updated how Bermudian addresses are handled

8/29/2016

  • Refunds of non-processed (not CC or ACH) transactions can be deleted
  • Added “$” symbol to make Amount fields more distinguishable when creating
    Event Forms
  • Created a specific error message if Notifications fail to load
  • New user welcome email text tweaked

8/22/2016

  • All Bloomerang generated forms now accept international donations
  • Added International address & phone number handling in-app
  • Changed the “Postal Code” address field to “ZIP Code”

8/15/2016

  • Only “Active” items are displayed by default in list pages (Funds, Appeals,
    Custom Fields, Online Forms, ect)
  • Changed references of “SSL Certificate” to “security certificate”
  • Fixed two items:
    • Add Organization icon now a briefcase
    • Formal Name construction was inconsistent (fixe is {Title} {LastName} or
      {FirstName} {LastName} depending on if Title is present)

7/25/2016

  • Fixed a few issues:
    • Launched email time not displaying in user timezone
    • “View Code” option for old email sign-up forms not working

7/14/2016

  • Email templates using Gmail, Yahoo, Microsoft or AOL email for the “from”
    addresses will now be sent using [email protected]

  • Fixed a few issues with email tracking
    • Online form confirmation emails not showing deliverability detail past
      the “launched” stage
    • Screen jumps when opening an additional mailing deliverability detail
      list

7/12/2016

  • Fixed an issue with imports page erroring for users that had deleted a
    template used in one of the five “recently processed imports”

7/11/2016

  • Two updates to import:
    • Use pipe (|) as a delimiter between values for multi-select fields –
      this ensures consistency even if field values contain commas
    • Import details now show the number of donations, notes, and interactions
      created
  • Reporting now exports multi-select field values delimited by a pipe for
    consistency with the import change above
  • Interaction based online forms for logging volunteer activity and capturing
    constituent information

6/29/2016

  • Refined the EmailInterestType Constituent API endpoint to be consistent with
    how interests are merged in-app

6/29/2016

6/28/2016

  • We made the following enhancements to our
    Constituent API endpoint</span ></a >:

    • Added EmailInterestType to properly record email optouts from other
      systems
    • Added the created/modified by user and created/modified datetime to the
      response

6/27/2016

  • When importing, the preview step now shows the number of interactions and
    notes that will be created
  • The arrow indicating the direction of a constituent merge is now clickable
    to switch direction
  • New validation message to prevent users from creating pledges with unusual
    number of installments (>1000)
  • Fixed a few things:
    • Constituent Search button doesn’t have a right-hand border
    • Checkboxes in filters have unexpected behavior

6/16/2016

  • Tribute type (“In Honor/Memory of”) merge field now lower cased for more
    correctly formatted letters/emails
  • Set constituent country to United States if imported address has no country
    defined
  • Added two new
    API methods</a >:

    • Transaction Refund: to post refunds for transactions not processed in
      Bloomerang
    • Constituent Merge: accepts constituent information and returns either a
      found constituent (with merged data) or a new account if no duplicate is
      found
  • Fixed a few issues:
    • Primary Contact for primary record not being retained when merging
      Organization records
    • Invalid EFT account information causing forms to not submit
    • Non-deductible amount not correctly displaying in IE when converting
      donations to payments

6/13/2016

  • Fixed an issue where single-select fields (checkboxes) didn’t show the
    correct state

6/6/2016

  • New feature to easily move donations to pledge or recurring gift payments
  • Improved email template editor for more consistency between edit, preview,
    and send

5/16/2016

  • Online Form fraud prevention tools
    • CAPTCHA support
    • Rate Limiting
  • A few minor tweaks & bugfixes:
    • Tribute page now reloads the current page when deactivating a tribute
    • Email interests of the kept account are preserved if the duplicate
      account is opted in to all.
    • Fixed an issue when accessing old letter batches that are more than 5
      mailings old

4/29/2016

  • Fix for an issue with viewing individual letters after the original letter
    template was deleted

4/27/2016

  • Event Registrations</a >
    have been added as a new online form type

    • Set up multiple ticket levels
    • Registrants select ticket type and quantity
    • Automatic total calculation
  • Fixed two issues:
    • Clicking a multi-select custom field in Firefox opens a new tab
    • Multiple online forms on one page sometimes caused custom fields fields
      to not record correctly

4/21/2016

  • Improved duplicate constituent identification by trimming extra spaces in
    names before saving and comparing

4/18/2016

  • Improved email delivery tracking! For
    new emails sent out after today:

    • More insight into why messages aren’t delivered (deferred, dropped, and
      bounced) with help on how to resolve the issue
    • Click on a delivery status to see the specific list of email addresses,
      then click again to drill right down into the constituent’s interaction

3/22/2016

  • Fixed a few issues:
    • Engagement score not refreshing on some accounts
    • Year only custom field having issues with leap years

3/14/2016

  • Households will pull the primary address, email, or phone number of the
    secondary household member if the Head of Household doesn’t have one (only
    works for households with two members
  • Added “Text Message” as preferred channel on the profile and an interaction
    channel
  • Made speed improvements on the Tributes, Email Interests, Relationship
    Roles, Appeals, Campaigns, Credit Card Processors, Funds, and QuickBooks
    Accounts pages
  • Improved email editor to allow for adding hyperlinks without prefixes (i.e.
    cnn.com vs http://www.cnn.com)
  • Import changes
    • Text on final step of imports will more clearly differentiate number of
      constituents added and updated
    • Periods in Organization Names will not be stripped out to identify
      matching records
  • Fixed the database export failing if it contains pledges without installment
    schedules

3/8/2016

  • Improved duplicate matching criteria for online forms submitted with two
    first names (i.e. John & Mary Jones will match John Jones and Mary
    Jones)

3/7/2016

  • Improved Fundly integration by adding support for refunds (from the peer to
    peer solution)
  • Fixed an issue with displaying more than 1,000 images in the image gallery
    for letter/email editing

3/4/2016

  • Corrected an error when updating expired credit cards on recurring donations

3/3/2016

  • Fixed a few issues with forms:
    • Not submitting for organizations whose name included an apostrophe
    • Not loading if the donor had visited the page before the 3/2 update
    • Sometimes not loading when two forms were on the same page
  • Fixed two errors in the app:
    • When adding credit card to existing recurring donation schedule
    • Viewing the Website Visits setup page

3/2/2016

  • Improved credit card security through payment modal on online forms
    • CVV Codes now required (both in-app and online forms)
  • Disabled editing of Advanced Forms (customized forms can now be self-hosted
    directly on your site)
  • Fixed an issue where transactions cannot be saved if the user entered credit
    card info but picked “do not process”

2/8/2016

  • Transactions on the tribute page are now sorted by date
  • Improved import matching for files containing account number
    • Only rows with account numbers are imported
    • Account number is used exclusively for matching criteria

1/31/2016

  • Fixed two issues:
    • Letter generation crashes when very large images are used
    • Error when saving online donation or email signup forms with social
      media options

1/28/2016

  • Updated online forms to allow for EFT payment option when an EFT capable
    processor is selected
  • Re-instituted a way to download an individual letter from the interaction it
    created

1/22/2016

  • Released a fix to improve search speed efficiency

1/19/2016

  • Made UI improvements to the donation level fields in Online Forms
  • Fixed a few things:
    • Separator lines in email disappear when moving them into a thin column
    • Searching using quotation marks now returning unexpected results

1/15/2016

  • Fixed an issue with the letter editor where pressing arrow keys would cause
    the letter to no longer display

1/14/2016

  • Added in-app Notifications
  • Improvements to duplicate matching
    • Improved address standardization
    • Constituents with the same email must also share a name to be merged
      automatically
  • Added a favicon to the hosted donation form
  • Clicking save after editing a pledge schedule takes the user back to the
    timeline
  • Some fixes:
    • Changing pledge frequency with blank installment dates caused Amount to
      not display
    • Test emails don’t include Bloomerang tracking parameters (URLs are the
      same now for both test and the emails actually sent to constituents)
    • Tribute search doesn’t display results unless entire name is typed or a
      wildcard is used
    • Issue with images in emails not resolving width tag correctly
    • 10 other bug fixes and minor improvements

1/13/2016

  • Fixed a bug with image quality in letters

1/6/2016

  • Upgraded letter generation efficiency. Individual letters are now saved as
    HTML on the interaction with a link to PDF of the entire batch in which they
    were generated.

12/3/2015

  • Added missing Canadian provinces, eh?
  • Fixed an issue where states would sometimes not display in alphabetical
    order
  • Fixed a bug where the First/Latest/Largest transaction merge field would be
    incorrect in emails

11/25/2015

  • Added a confirmation when generating over 1,000 letters
  • Changed the wording on the letter confirmation page to indicate the count of
    letters without a valid address includes those with no address
  • Fixed a bug that prevented acknowledgement and notification emails from
    being sent when a donor made a recurring donation via an Online Giving Form
  • Removed the ability to set the country of a user (Bloomerang is supported in
    the U.S. only)

11/19/2015

  • Fixed an error for new organizations sending an email for the first time
  • Made the tooltips in previewing letters consistent with the rest of the
    application

11/15/2015

  • Released a new feature for customers to download their entire database

11/4/2015

  • Increased size limit for custom online forms
  • Improved error handling with online forms if the card is successful but
    something on the form is not
  • Fixed a performance issue with updating engagement scores

11/2/2015

  • Updated the Unsubscribe/Email Preferences page:
    • to obfuscate the recipient’s email address for security
    • so the cancel button takes the visitor to the organization’s web page,
      to the last visited page, or close the window (in that order)
  • Fixed an issue with donation forms on Edge

10/29/2015

  • Dates can now be entered using a two digit year and will autocorrect to the
    most likely century
  • Fixed Facebook Like & Share buttons that stopped functioning due to a
    recent Facebook update
  • When an online form is shared on Facebook, the Organization logo is now
    specified to be the share thumbnail image
  • New warning message when entering advanced code “mode” when editing online
    forms
  • Changed system generated (from Bloomerang to users) emails to come from
    bloomerang-mail.co to improve deliverability

10/28/2015

  • Updated online form success pages to scroll to the top on load so they
    success message is visible every time

10/19/2015

9/30/2015

  • Updated error page with a more accurate depiction of Bloomerang

9/17/2015

  • Refined how transactions are counted for the Constituent Summary and
    Dashboard

9/14/2015

  • Fixed a few issues with image borders in letter and email editor

9/8/2015

  • Updated logic for Engagement Scores to degrade properly if there is no
    activity on the constituent
  • Added username to the New User, Organization, and Email Validation emails

8/31/2015

  • Find constituents based on email addresses without using quotation marks
  • Faster imports
  • Fixed a few bugs:
    • Relationship page cancel button takes two clicks
    • Formal Name not including prefix when adding a new constituent
    • Twitter message on donation forms allowing one too many characters if a
      URL was included
    • Twitter buttons not displaying correctly on the success page in IE 10
    • Email separator line not working when editing in Firefox
    • Image borders not displaying in the editor
    • Problem with deleting images with special characters in their name from
      the gallery

8/24/2015

  • Added Pledge support to the API
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing login when using IE 10

8/17/2015

  • Disabled an old version of the API so that all customers are in compliance
    with PCI-DSS. Insecure donations will no longer process, and organizations
    will be notified via email. If you have received one such email,
    click here.
  • Fixed a few more bugs:
    • When, in a modal window, the second page of search results wouldn’t
      display
    • Recurring donations entered late in the day would not process that day
    • Importing files with more than 2,000 rows could cause an error

8/10/2015

  • Customizable Success Page for Online Donation & Email Sign-up Forms
    • Create custom text for each online form
    • Enable donors to share/tweet their donation and like/follow your
      organization on Facebook & Twitter
    • If needed, redirect to a success page designed outside of Bloomerang
  • Added buttons to Email editor to easily add your organization’s follow &
    like buttons to your emails
  • Enhanced Engagement Score to more accurately reflect donors that are cooling
    off
  • Fixed a few bugs
    • “Username not found” when changing a user’s email address or password
      within the app
    • Broken image link if a constituent’s Facebook profile picture can’t be
      shown due to a lack of permission
    • Paging when there are more than 500 Reports, Users, or Widgets
    • Campaign totals on Dashboard not including overpaid amount on pledges

7/27/2015

  • Tasks update, including ability to assign tasks to other Bloomerang Users.
    Read more about it
    here</a >
  • Dashboard totals now include donations that are less than $1
  • Fixed a bug with paging more than 500 email templates

7/16/2015

  • Added the following state values for military addresses:
    • AA: Armed Forces Americas (except Canada)
    • AE: Armed Forces Africa, Canada, Europe, Middle East
    • AP: Armed Forces Pacific

7/13/2015

  • Made addresses on the profile page clickable links to Google Maps (replaces
    previous “Map” button in the edit screen of an address
  • Fixed a bug where employer and job title were not being merged</span >

7/6/2015

  • Fixed a bug that was leaving some users without email addresses if they
    completed the new user validation twice
  • Made text on Website Integration page more consistent
  • Added help links to the CAN SPAM information page to help with setting up
    SPF records and understanding how DMARC affects deliverability
  • Fixed a bug in the API timeline endpoint

6/29/2015

  • Added NTEE designation to My Organization page
  • New button on constituent profile page for email, address, and phone is only
    blue if no values exist
  • Added a cancel button to Edit Relationship Role page for consistency

6/18/2015

  • Added read, create, and update for Notes via the API
  • Decreased the chance for “no response received” error message when searching
  • Fixed a bug in imports that caused the UI to hang when importing a file with
    an invalid row that matched in a constituent followed by a valid row (which
    matched the invalid row)
  • Fixed a bug where email addresses without a top-level domain (n.b.
    [email protected].com“) would be valid in the UI but were causing
    errors when sending
  • Fixed a bug where the logged-in administrator would assume another user’s
    session after editing that user’s profile

6/11/2015

  • Faster performance on letters page when recent mailings contains thousands
    of letters
  • Fixed a bug when making donations in the application on constituents with
    Unicode characters in the name

6/10/2015

  • Improvements to donation forms
    • Optical credit card scanning from iOS devices
    • Responsive design updates for better use on mobile devices
    • Donation level clickable modified to reduce selection error
  • When getting HTML of an email, the footer is no longer included
  • New warning message when exiting Advanced Code for online forms confirming
    loss of customized code

6/8/2015

  • Constituent website visit tracking is now integrated with mass email out of
    Bloomerang, allowing you to identify visitors to your website when they
    click through links in your emails
  • Added “Country” to the donation API
  • Improved page load performance for email templates with hundreds of mailings
  • Fixed the display color of the Refresh button on the dashboard when viewing
    in Internet Explorer
  • In-app help links now point to the correct article in the new help portal

6/1/2015

  • New help and ticket tracking system. Users can now have insight into current
    status of issues & suggestions.
  • Made it more clear that email recipients are changing their primary email
    address when updating via the recipient portal
  • Added titles for Rabbi and Sister
  • New iOS icon to clearly identify Bloomerang when bookmarked to your home
    screen

5/26/2015

  • Additional speed improvements for letter generation

5/18/2015

  • User email addresses are now validated as part of the creation process
  • Administrators can no longer set passwords for users – all passwords are
    created directly by the user

5/13.2015

  • Fixed a bug with multi-select custom fields not displaying properly in
    emails

4/30/2015

  • Speed improvements for setup pages of pick type custom fields

4/28/2015

  • Changed our API endpoint to ignore blank address information (we no longer
    create an address with no values)

4/27/2015

  • Updated the “Run” and “Test” buttons when generating a batch of letters to
    show that the button has been clicked and that the system is generating the
    letters

4/23/2015

  • Fundly sync improvements

4/22/2015

  • Speed improvements for searching
  • Fixed a bug with deleting recent mailings that had all interactions manually
    deleted

4/17/2015

  • Speed improvement for PDF generation

4/15/2015

  • Unused custom field categories, fields, and values can now be deleted
  • Fixed importing websites that contained subdirectories
  • Fixed a bug where links to Bloomerang Securely Hosted Online Forms wouldn’t
    work in emails
  • Fixed an issue with uploading images with capital letters in the file name
    in the letters & emails

4/14/2015

  • Improved text scaling in PDFs in letters with large margins

4/13/2015

  • Significant changes to how PDFs are generated in the application. Kerning
    (letter spacing) and leading (line height) are much improved and more
    closely match the letter preview
  • Updates to both the letter and email TinyMCE editor to fix a number of bugs
  • Added a new ability to “Get Full HTML” from the email design page to more
    easily archive newsletters on your website
  • “Save & Continue” is now an option when working on letters and emails
  • Eliminated pasting errors coming from Word documents by pasting as text
  • Backspace no longer navigates away from the edit page if the user has
    accidentally clicked out of an editable area

4/1/2015

  • Fixed an issue where “Ln” was not matching “Lane” for address street matches
  • Fixed an issue with Campaigns and Appeals not being set properly for
    submissions of online forms customized using the advanced code editor
  • Mass email confirmations now show in the user’s time zone

3/23/2015

3/16/2015

  • Widgets are now Online Giving Forms & Email Sign-up forms and can be
    accessed from the Settings fly-out menu
  • Detection and free encrypted hosting of Online Giving Forms for
    organizations that do not have an SSL certificate. Instead of the form,
    visitors will see a button to “Donate securely via Bloomerang” that, when
    clicked, will take them to the giving form hosted at
    https://crm.bloomerang.co/. For more information about this security
    improvement, see
    this FAQ</a ></span >.
  • Enhanced integration with BluePay to solve an error where a donor’s computer
    could not connect to the processor

3/9/2015

  • When deleting a letter template, any Recent Mailings using that template now
    remain in the database

3/5/2015

  • Fixed an error when creating recurring donation schedules without payment
    information via the API

2/25/2015

  • Better handling when multiple widgets are on one page
    • Organizations can have a donation and an email sign up widget on the
      same webpage (e.g. – email sign up in sidebar navigation, donation form
      in body of email)
    • If two widgets of the same type are on one page, only the first will
      load. Depending on the type, the second form would display “Only one
      Donation form can be used on each page” or “Only one Email Sign-Up form
      can be used on each page.”

2/23/2015

2/16/2015

  • Added the capability for website URLs to contain more than the root domain
    on constituent & organization records (i.e. you can now save
    www.company.com/foundation as a valid website)
  • Added an API method to record non-processed recurring donation payments

2/8/2015

  • Made an enhancement to donation & email sign-up widgets to perform
    better on older versions of Internet Explorer (IE8 & 9)

2/1/2015

  • Improved how imports auto-detect middle name
  • Fixed an error with reports when the transaction type is changed
  • Fixed a display issue with the selected payment method button displaying
    over Check Date calendar selector
  • Fixed default date for recurring donations on widgets so it is a valid
    format
  • Updated text in recurring donation confirmation emails to differentiate
    between a one time donation and recurring donation

1/26/2015

  • Ability to move custom fields from one category to another
  • Fixed a bug where commas in donation amounts wouldn’t process
  • Fixed a bug where primary email wasn’t updated from form submissions in some
    situations

1/15/2015

  • Fixed an issue with DonorSearch not matching on constituents that had ZIP+4
  • Fixed an issue with the Fundly sync
  • Made improvements to how Bloomerang interacts with Stripe when Address
    Verification System (AVS) is enabled

1/5/2015

  • Changes to the standard organization online donation confirmation email:
    • Differentiates between a one-time and a recurring donation (if
      recurring, also displays the frequency)
    • Correctly formats donation amount in U.S. Dollars
    • Added Fund and Widget Name to the email
    • Added a link to view the donation in Bloomerang
  • Changes to the standard donor online confirmation email:
    • Differentiates between a one-time and a recurring donation (if recurring
      also displays the frequency
    • Correctly formats donation amount in U.S. Dollars
  • Improved speed when navigating between pages of large report results
  • Added the ability to search for constituents that have periods in the name
  • Corrected the Before Today & After Today filters to not include today
  • Fixed a bug where some failed online donations created constituent records

12/17/2014

  • Improved speed and download for large letter batches
  • Made a slight change to the DonorSearch integration to use key
    authentication on searches
  • Removed the “Save and Run” option from the second step of the report
    workflow for usability improvement

12/14/2014

  • Fixed a bug where online donation and email registration widgets weren’t
    loading on IE 8 & 9
  • Fixed a bug where the Gift Method wasn’t being set correctly on imports that
    specified In Kind value and type

12/10/2014

  • Made it easier to add a Stripe API key in the database without including
    unwanted “RollKey” character

11/30/2014

  • Added the ability to filter on interactions in letters and emails
  • Reconfigured the letter and email creation workflow to be more intuitive
  • 3 new email templates added

11/24/2014

  • Fixed an error when quotations were submitted in widget comments
  • Security updates

11/5/2014

  • Added error handling to import files that contain currency or number pick
    one/multiple custom fields
  • Reports now sort by constituent sort name by default

11/3/2014

  • Added “Donor Name” as an available field on data tables. This allows for
    data tables to be used with soft credit transactions to show the donor’s
    name for notification purposes
  • Fixed a bug where non-latin characters were not displaying properly in
    generated letters

10/28/2014

  • Fixed an issue where Channel & Purpose were not being set correctly
    using the API

10/15/2014

  • Fixed a bug in label generation with multi-line addresses
  • Fixed a bug with grouped reports that had multiple pages
  • Fixed a bug with data tables in custom widget confirmation emails

10/2/2014

  • Added the option to download addresses for letters at the end of letter
    generation. This allows users to create mailing labels that are sorted to
    match the letter PDFs

9/30/0214

  • Fixed handling of bad import files
  • Changed search to be more consistent and show more results by default

9/22/2014

  • Data tables are now available in emails
  • Report caching to improve speed performance when paging through results and
    returning to a recently run report

9/7/2014

  • Data tables in letters are now sorted chronologically

8/27/2014

  • List of managed values (funds, campaigns, appeals, custom fields, ect) now
    have an option to stay alphabetically sorted when new values are added

8/24/2014

  • Fixed a bug where searching for certain common words would not return
    results
  • Fixed a bug that caused an account to display multiple primary addresses

8/18/2014

  • Fixed a bug that caused recurring donation payments to process before the
    start date
  • Fixed an issue where inactive QuickBooks accounts would keep active accounts
    from appearing on the gift entry/edit page

8/16/2014

  • Significant speed increase when loading the timeline
  • Users can now change the default fund
  • Renamed “Recurring Donation” as “Recurring Donation Schedule” and “Payment”
    to “Pledge Payment”

8/10/2014

  • Added a testing mode for databases using BluePay processors
  • Fixed a bug where identical BluePay donation for the same donor would
    register as a duplicate and not process

8/5/2014

  • Payment method on recurring donation schedules can be updated
  • Easy updating of credit card expiration dates
  • Fixed a bug where pledge write-off amounts were incorrect if a pledge had a
    refunded payment

7/8/2014

  • Fixed an issue with drop-down menus on touchscreen devices

7/7/2014

  • Tribute selection on gifts is changed a search window to help with managing
    a greater number of tributes
  • Added spell check in both letter and email editors

6/29/2014

  • Added a new “Welcome” email template that is based off an interaction filter
  • Added the ability for custom acknowledgement emails to be generated on
    successful submission of new donation and email widgets
  • Consolidated and updated JavaScript Library

6/22/2014

  • Fixed a bug where donation widgets couldn’t be created if an organization
    had a disabled default fund
  • Fixed a bug that didn’t allow custom fields to be removed from an email
    signup widget
  • Fixed a bug with number fields not properly displaying decimal numbers
    correctly

6/13/2014

  • Additional customization and management of online donation and email
    registration widgets

6/6/2014

  • Removed limitation in mass email to only send if the Organization has a
    valid U.S. Postal Address
  • Fixed an error that caused household timelines to not display
  • Fixed an error when loading large timelines

6/4/2014

  • Removed the requirement in the database for CCV when entering a credit card
    donation inside the app

5/30/2014

  • Changed the API merge behavior for milt-select constituent custom fields.
    Previously, fields submitted via the API would overwrite values in the
    database. Now, values are the union of both sets (consistent with how the
    in-app and import merges work)
  • Fixed a error when loading very large timelines
  • Improvements to mass email service that will ensure the entire job will
    complete if certain messages fail
  • Fixed a bug that caused an error when viewing some recurring donations
  • Provided a fix for timeout error when finding possible duplicates via the
    API

5/14/2014

  • Fixed a bug where mailto: links weren’t working in mass emails

5/4/2014

  • Upgraded index servers for improved speed & reliability

4/30/2014

  • Support for EFT donations for online donations via bloomerang.js and the API
    proper

4/21/2014

  • Added Organization’s website to the contact information footer of mass
    emails

3/24/2014

3/06/2014

  • Added the ability to filter on Transaction Note

Q1 2014

  • Automated Build Process
  • Additional Report Server
  • Backend for Bloomerang support (reset user passwords, better license
    tracking for customers)
  • De-duplication process updated for conversions
  • Transaction Note filter
  • Removed session state (laying groundwork for multiple hosting centers)
  • Report engine overhaul (can process millions of rows on reports in a few
    minutes)
  • Report column for “Transaction Number”
  • Report column for “All Phone Numbers”
  • Allow interaction records to accept custom fields over API

Defects that were fixed:

  • API issue with partner creating emails
  • Encoding issues with conversion utility
  • Allow non-admin users to change passwords
  • Copying letter with Giving History Filter didn’t copy that filter’s
    parameters
  • Attached acknowledgement interactions do not display on recurring donation
    payments
  • API Constituent Search looks for each word (fixed to search the entire
    phrase)
  • Two memory leak fixes
  • Integration with Fundly error on primary phone.

iOS Changelog

11/10/2021

  • iOS App Freezing/Not responding: We are aware of an issue impacting
    Bloomerang users with iPhone 12 or newer running iOS 15 or newer. We’re
    actively investigating. If you’re unable to log in, please email
    [email protected]
    so we can notify you when this issue is resolved. We will post status
    updates here.

7/26/2021 — v0.97.5

  • Fixed an issue with the timeline that was causing the app to crash for some
    users.

6/16/2021 — 0.97.4

  • The mobile app now supports Bloomerang Payments!
  • We also made updates so Stripe’s credit card swiper works with Bloomerang
    Payments.
  • New User Permissions options are now in mobile.

9/21/2020 — v0.94.1

  • Updated our app to make it compatible with iOS 14

8/31/2020 — v0.94.0

  • Fixed a bug where Mailchimp interactions were breaking constituent timelines
  • Changed the landing page of the app so that the Activity Feed is more
    visible and accessible. This is one of our most used features so we wanted
    to make it easier to find.
  • Changed how we have our font set up so that Pendo guides will work better
  • Updated the message that we use when we ask for permission to use the camera
  • Updated the AccountIntegrationProperty so that it works with the most up to
    date version of the API
  • Added a 429 error code message so that we can better debug rate limiting
    issues

7/13/2020 — v0.93.0

Now you can send emails from Bloomerang using Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook or Mail
rather than just the Mail app. This should allow you to take advantage of any
templates or other features that you use with your preferred email provider.

  • Benevon customers can now access the Bloomerang iOS app
  • You can search for Funds, Campaigns, and Appeals when editing or adding
    transactions

6/3/2020 — v0.92.0

  • Added the First Time Donor Call List to the Suggested Task section in the
    task list
  • Updated the quick contact functionality to make it easier to call donors
    from the profile
  • You now can edit the payment method for existing transactions
  • Improved the dashboard to make it easier to read
  • Emails sent from the mobile app automatically autofill the BCC email
  • Fixed a bug where First Name and Last Name were required for organizations
  • Fixed a bug where the contact information was not refreshing correctly
  • Fixed a bug where inactive relationship roles were still being displayed

4/14/2020 — v0.91.0

  • Various improvements to the code
  • Added an “About” Section with information about the app including version
    number.
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing the phone number extension from being
    cleared correctly.
  • Fixed a bug where timelines were not scrolling past 50 entries
  • Fixed a bug where the app would crash if you were on a household page,
    logged out, and then logged back in.
  • Fixed a but that would occasionally cause a crash to happen when a user
    deleted a primary address, phone, or email.
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong name was displayed on the activity feed for
    soft credits.
  • Fixed an issue where large databases would not be able to load the mobile
    dashboard.