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Blackbaud Grantmaking Fundamentals Certification For 2019

Great New Year’s news—Blackbaud University 2019 Certification is available now!

You know Blackbaud Grantmaking inside and out. But can you prove it? Blackbaud certification in Blackbaud Grantmaking is the best way to demonstrate your level of product mastery. If you’re ready to prove what you know, get certified!

Blackbaud University offers certified learning opportunities that recognize student achievement and help validate product knowledge. We provide these development opportunities to reflect our students’ commitment to excellence.

Fundamentals Certification 
Ready to prove your Blackbaud Grantmaking product knowledge? Start the process to become Blackbaud Fundamentals certified in Blackbaud Grantmaking. The recommended path to achieve product-specific certification is to first attend the Fundamentals series of courses, and then take the Blackbaud Grantmaking Fundamentals Exam.

If you have previously taken the Fundamentals courses, or feel you have the necessary product skills and knowledge, you may proceed to the exam. You may use workbooks and notes from previous classes and you may also have your Blackbaud software open while taking the exam. Students who pass with an 80% score or better are Fundamentals certified. Passing this exam enables access to all courses for which the Fundamentals series is a prerequisite. Fundamentals certification is a great milestone for every Blackbaud Grantmaking user.


Fundamentals Exam Recommended Courses
Blackbaud Grantmaking: Fundamentals—Overview and Proposals
Blackbaud Grantmaking: Fundamentals—Grant Management

Bonus: All recommended courses and the Blackbaud Grantmaking Fundamentals certification exam are included in Blackbaud University’s Learn More® training subscription! 

Certification Credentials 
When you achieve accreditation, you join a savvy community of professionals who are Blackbaud experts, and you attain credentials recognized as the industry standard. Blackbaud Certification validates your credentials, enhances your resume, and helps advance your career.

Bonus: When you pass your certification exam, you’ll receive a certificate and will be able to start promoting your Certified designation:
  • Blackbaud Certified in Blackbaud GrantmakingFundamentals
You will also receive an email from Blackbaud with a link to download the certification seal to share on social media pages, and a small digital icon to use on your business cards, resume, and email signature. You can even promote your certification status with a badge on your Blackbaud Community profile!

No Expiration
Every certification identifies the year it was achieved. There is no expiration on a certification, but the year gives context to when the title was achieved. We encourage students to periodically renew certification in order to reflect updates in the product platforms. You can use your certification as exemption from Blackbaud Grantmaking instructor-led prerequisite courses for a full three years after certification date.

No Course Requirement
We want you to pass your certification examination; we therefore recommend specific courses be taken before attempting certification. However, if you feel you possess skills and knowledge strong enough to pass an exam, we encourage you to take the exam without taking the recommended courses. To learn what topics are covered in a recommended course (and in the associated certification exam), please review the course Abstract.

 
Posted by Susan Ross on Jan 2, 2019 9:00 AM America/New_York

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Are there any more advanced Grantmaking certifications? Or is the fundamentals level currently the only BB Grantmaking certification available?
  • Posted Mon 08 Jul 2019 10:15 PM EDT
Hi Candace!  Thank you for your interest! At this time the only certification for Blackbaud Grantmaking is the Fundamentals. 
  • Posted Tue 09 Jul 2019 07:24 AM EDT