Step 1: Try logging into using your phone or tablet as long as it is not using your organization's network or from home to determine if you can see the chat buttons there. If you can, then your organization's network is blocking the buttons.

If step 1 doesn't work, then follow these steps:
  1. Verify chat is available for your product. If your organization is on support hold, you will not be able to chat with support.
  2. If any information on your website profile was recently updated (name, address, phone number, email address, or user role) by a Blackbaud employee, the chat buttons won't be available for you until your information has been refreshed in our database. This occurs every four hours at 4:00 am, 8:00 am,12:00 pm, 4 pm, 8 pm, and 12 am ET.
  3. Follow the steps to troubleshoot not having access to support resources.
  4. Blackbaud must be able to track who you are:
    • Have your IT department ensure that tracking is allowed for users. Your IT department will need to enable tracking in your browser or any other software that may be blocking sending information about you to or
    • If you are using any program that is blocking websites tracking you, you will need to remove them so you can see the chat buttons. We must be able to track you to know who you are to access chat. If you are using the software Ghostery, you will need to update the Ghostery setting to allow tracking for BoldChat, the program we use for chats. We must be able to track you to know who you are to access chat.
    • Allow tracking to see the chat buttons on
  5. Ensure the following BoldChat IP addresses are allowed into your Firewall/Network
    • Ensure Port 80 is available for you to access our vendor program: BoldChat
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Note: Some organizations have reported that adjusting the rules on Barracuda firewalls did not allow access to Chat. Only excluding a system from the firewall allowed access.

If you need additional assistance, contact us and reference this Knowledgebase article.