If there is not a field available in Blackbaud NetCommunity to gather data from users, attributes may be used.
1. Create appropriate attributes in The Raiser's Edge/Education Edge* 2. Reload Code tables in NetCommunity Administration > System Options 3. Apply a checkbox next to the new attribute & scroll up to click 'Save' 4. Include the new attribute in the appropriate part(profile udpate, donation form, etc.)
*In The Raiser's Edge, you can use one-per-record attributes with a type of Date, Text, Number, Currency, and Yes/No in Blackbaud NetCommunity. Table type attributes are available without being marked as one per record. Fuzzy Date and Constituent Name type attributes are not available in Blackbaud NetCommunity.
If this is an EE attribute, it needs to be marked 'Unique?'