Kristen Gastaldo

I joined the Altru team in March 2012, leaving behind the late nights of the music industry, where I spent the 1st 8 years of my career as a venue general manager. My background in event management, marketing and ticketing in the arts and cultural community led me to pursue a career with Blackbaud, as Altru’s Community Manager. I’m here to help users connect with information, each other, and to help foster our sense of community.

Posts by Kristen Gastaldo

Altru Community Relocation Delayed

*Update: Due to migration issues, the community migration has been delayed until early December. We will keep you posted as we have new dates.   Several months ago I mentioned that Blackbaud has begun launching new communities. RE, REnxt, eTapestry, Target Analytics, and several others are now up and running. In order to provide a […]

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Congrats to our Champ of the Year: Dan Peters

You’ve probably heard of our Altru champions program, where we recognize and reward our most active and helpful community members. Each year, we choose a Champ of the Year; someone who has gone above and beyond to make the community a welcoming and worthwhile place. This year, the award goes to Dan Peters of the […]


Creating Custom Emails: How Nevada Northern Railway Uses Digith with Altru

Guest Post from David Raber, Nevada Northern Railway: While you can do many things with the WYSIWYG email editor in Altru, we’ve opted to use an additional tool to save ourselves some time. Here is a little about the email formatting tool that I use. As you may have discovered, email rendering software such as […]


Creating a Custom Webform: How America’s Car Museum Customized Their Registration

Guest Post from Kathleen Magness, Donor Database & Prospect Research Coordinator for LeMay Museum: America’s Car Museum America’s Car Museum hosts an annual event called, Vintage Motorcycle Festival: The MEET at ACM. At this event, more than 2,500 classic motorcycle enthusiasts gather together on the ACM’s Haub Family Show Field to view hundreds of vintage motorcycles […]

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Starting the New Year at Noon: Children’s Discovery Museum Celebrates Noon Years’ Eve

Guest Post from Debbie McKenzie, Development Manager for the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose Each December 31st, the night may belong to the adults, but at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, the day belongs to kids! Looking to boost attendance on a historically slow day, the Museum was inspired by a local daytime […]


Newest Champion: Laura Barnett of Blanton Museum of Art

Meet Laura Barnett, our newest community member to hit Champ status! She’s been working at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, TX for the past 10 years, but has over 15 years of museum experience. Looking forward to seeing her advice in the community! Get to know her in the interview below: A little about Laura: […]


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