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Nonprofit Fundraising Certification For 2018

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

Heads up! Blackbaud University 2018 Certification is available now!

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Ready to prove your fundraising knowledge? Start the process to become Blackbaud certified in Nonprofit Fundraising. The recommended path to achieve certification is to first attend the Fundraising series of courses, and then take the Nonprofit Fundraising Exam.

If you have previously taken the Fundraising courses, or feel you have the necessary skills and knowledge, you may proceed to the exam. Students who pass with an 80% score or better are Fundraising certified. Fundraising certification is a great milestone for every nonprofit professional.

Certification Designation
  • bCNP-Fundraising

Nonprofit Fundraising Exam Recommended Courses
Best Practices: Fundraising
Best Practices: Effective Fundraising Messaging
Best Practices: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
Best Practices: Sustainer Giving
Best Practices: Major Giving
Best Practices: Data-Driven Fundraising

*As of August 2018, Best Practices: Effective Fundraising Messaging replaces Best Practices: Effective Case Statements and Best Practices: Creating a Fundraising Campaign. If you have taken the previous courses, you may take the updated course, but it is not required before you proceed to the exam.

Bonus: All recommended courses and the Nonprofit Fundraising certification (bCNP-Fundraising) are included in Blackbaud University's Organizational Best Practices training subscription!

When you achieve accreditation, you join a savvy community of professionals who are fundraising 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. 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 changes in the industry.

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 Aug 29, 2018 9:03 AM America/New_York