Blackbaud announces certification program for donor management software

Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) has launched its Blackbaud Certification in The Raiser´s Edge (bCRE), designed to offer nonprofit professionals an opportunity to validate Raiser´s Edge competencies.

In addition, a new version of its flagship donor management software, The Raiser´s Edge, has been released and features improvements to security and clean data management, user-friendly exports, and tools for batch organization.

Blackbaud collaborated with more than 30 organizations, fundraising leaders and consultants for over a year and a half to create a professional development program for Raiser´s Edge users. Consisting of three progressive levels — Associate, Professional, and Master — and more than 600 certification exam questions, bCRE helps create professional development opportunities by identifying knowledge gaps and offering training paths to fill those gaps. With bCRE, hiring managers and organizations can find qualified professionals with the right skillset to fill job openings.

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Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for 30 years, Blackbaud combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works with more than 28,000 customers in over 60 countries that support higher education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, faith, the environment, independent K-12 education, animal welfare and other charitable causes. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud-based and on-premise software solutions and related services for organizations of all sizes. Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit