Setting up Blackbaud ID in DanaConnect – for Parents/Guardians

Dana Hall School requires all DanaConnect users to sign in with a “Blackbaud ID.” This allows for more efficient and secure single sign-on access to your student’s records. If you are not yet using a single sign-on, the following steps will guide you through this process:

Step 1.

You will receive an invitation to the email address we have on file for you from Dana Hall School with the subject line “Connect to Dana Hall School”. Select the blue “Accept Invitation” button.

Whether you use this email as a prompt or simply navigate to the DanaConnect portal independently, when you log in, you will see a Sign In page with two options on how to Sign Up. If you use a Google account, please click “Sign in with Google” to link your Blackbaud ID account to your Google account. This will allow you to use your existing Google account to sign in to DanaConnect without needing to manage a separate password. For any other account type, please click the “Sign Up” link at the bottom to set your password.

Note: The message “There is no account with this email address” is expected as you are creating a new Blackbaud ID account that does not yet exist.

Step 2.

The next step is to create your Blackbaud ID password. This can be the same password as your current DanaConnect login as long as the password meets all requirements, or you may choose to select a different password. New users will be asked to create a new password. Passwords must be at least 12 characters long and contain at least three of the following four components: a capital letter, a lowercase letter, a number, and a special character. Click the “Sign Up” button when complete.

Please note that any changes to your DanaConnect password will not impact your password when logging into the billing portal.

Step 3.

Once you have created your Blackbaud ID, you will receive a confirmation email from Blackbaud Authentication Services. You will need to click the Confirm button in that email within 24 hours to complete the Blackbaud ID creation process. When you confirm, you will be returned to the DanaConnect login page. Enter your email address and, if required, your password, to log in.

The Blackbaud ID setup is a one-time process. After your account has been converted, you will enter your Blackbaud ID username (your email address) at the main DanaConnect login screen, and will either enter your password or your Google account details on the next page to sign in directly to DanaConnect.