ARTICLE: Training Classes for End-of-Year Giving

October 10, 2017 Brianna Weaver

If you need some guidance on using your Blackbaud Solutions to their full potential for end-of-year giving, or just a bootcamp on year-end giving for your organization, we've got three classes tailored just for that! Prep for high volume transactions and data management, campaign letters, and overall organizational success with Blackbaud University Training today!


The end of the year is traditionally a very charitable time of year, and many nonprofits raise a significant percentage of their revenue during the month of December. This class will teach you six simple steps to planning and launching an end-of-year fundraising campaign. We'll discuss campaign themes, the role of #GivingTuesday, segmenting your constituents, and methods of communication. Through case studies, class discussion, and workbook activities in this course, you'll learn how to build a campaign that will make an impression on your constituents, and inspire them to take action. 

*ANYONE with a Learn Everything subscription can join us for this class! 


Year-end statements and donor letters are used to inform the donor of their donations from the previous year and highlight how their giving made a difference. Learn how Raiser’s Edge can help you prepare the information you need for your year-end statements and cover letters in this three-hour instructor-led online event. Through instructor-led scenarios and class discussion, you learn how to create annual donor statements, the importance of thanking a donor for support, and how to write an engaging cover letter. This course is offered seasonally during annual donor statement planning and creating periods.


To maintain a healthy database, it is important to develop, update, and implement year-end cleanup procedures. In this three-hour instructor-led workshop, learn how to use Raiser's Edge to plan for accurate year-end reports and analysis. We'll also discus specific Raiser's Edge cleanup tasks to consider before the start of the new year. Through class discussion, scenarios, and workbook activities, this class targets specific areas of focus, examples of how other organizations include information, and best practices for successful database maintenance organization-wide. 

You have specific training needs, and we have Blackbaud training plans designed to meet those needs. Whether it be on-demand videos, instructor-led online classes, or personalized onsite training, we’ve got you covered. Not sure where to start? Fill out the form and we will follow-up about the training options that will work best for your organization’s needs and budget! Request more information about our training options >

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