Prior to Sphere release 9.4.3 the default/custom soft descriptor for charges submitted to Credit Card companies were:
BB *NONPROFIT(PENDING) - for charges pending verification.
BB *FUNDRAISING EVENT - was the default for charges that cleared.
BB *[[Customized Soft Descriptor]] - was used for charges that cleared if the organization set up a custom soft descriptor and the banking institution allowed for custom soft descriptors to be displayed.
Since the release the descriptor should show as follows:
BLK*[[Customized Soft Descriptor]]
In the event that the card/bank does not use the provided Soft Descriptor setting, it will default to either, BLACKBAUD or BLK*FUNDRAISING EVENT on their statement.