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Blackbaud Certification: If you know it, certify it.

Introducing Blackbaud Certification in The Raiser’s Edge

Blackbaud Certification in The Raiser’s Edge (bCRE) is now available to all Raiser’s Edge users. Designed for not for profit professionals by not for profit professionals, bCRE is the result of more than 30 organisations, fundraising leaders, and consultants working with our experts to develop the best professional development program possible.

Certification Benefit

bCRE offers not for profit professionals an opportunity to validate Raiser’s Edge competencies and join an elite community of certified users. bCRE also helps create professional development opportunities, by identifying knowledge gaps and offering training paths to fill those gaps. With bCRE, hiring managers and organisations can have peace of mind that they will find qualified professionals with the right skillset to fill job openings.

bCRE Development Process

A team of not for profit professionals and Raiser’s Edge users spent 18 months working alongside Blackbaud to create the three progressive bCRE levels — Associate, Professional, and Master – and more than 600 certification exam questions. The work did not stop there; Raiser’s Edge professionals and hiring managers actually took the three certification exams and provided feedback, so we could map the certification levels back to proficiencies needed in not for profit job positions.

Are You a Not for Profit Executive?

As an executive or hiring manager, bCRE is excellent for motivating employees to increase their knowledge in The Raiser’s Edge in order to achieve one or more levels of bCRE. bCRE also helps assess the capabilities of potential job candidates. You can confidently hire bCRE applicants knowing they have the required skills to match the job duties performed.

Are You a Not for Profit Professional?

With bCRE, you are joining an elite group of certified professionals and validating your competency in The Raiser’s Edge. The progressive levels of certification can create a clear professional development path, distinguish yourself from your peers, and help pursue career advancement.


Serving the nonprofit, charitable giving, and education communities for more than 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ:BLKB) combines technology solutions and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to support more than 30,000 customers, including nonprofits, K–12 private and higher education institutions, healthcare organizations, foundations, and other charitable giving entities, and corporations.

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