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Blackbaud Certification: A Ninja’s Katana Of Destiny

Community Member, Rachel Lamb, evokes our fearless maritime Miyagi to show you what Blackbaud certification means for her. Give this blog a "LIKE" to vote for it to win the bbcon blog contest!
“We are restructuring the organization.” My CEO held out until the very end, but ultimately had to eliminate my position. 


While the executives gave me glowing recommendations, I looked for the nearest cave. Then I remembered my fellow Blackbaud ninja community and our ever faithful, always wise Sansei, Moo Shoo the Manatee, our fearless maritime Miyagi. 


Channeling our collective spirit, I turned my gaze from the cave to our dojo - the Blackbaud training portal. 

When faced with adversity ninjas don’t just reach for the stars, we throw them. I hopped online and got to work on my certifications in Raiser’s EdgeFinancial Edge Luminate Online

“Wax on, wax off,” I chuckled to myself. 

Ninjas are stealth, but our skills do not go unnoticed. Our certifications serve as our katanas of destiny, slicing through the chaos and settling the jungles of database management. 


I can use these certifications as keywords to search for future journeys ahead on or I can rest assured that my Blackbaud experience is neither myth nor legend, but quantifiable achievements for all to see, because as all good Blackbaud ninjas know... we don’t just throw stars, we are stars. 

Posted by Crystal Bruce on Sep 3, 2018 7:42 PM America/New_York

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Good luck, Rachel Lamb‍ !
  • Posted Tue 04 Sep 2018 09:52 AM EDT
Best of luck to you in your search! Go forth, Ninja Rachel :)
  • Posted Tue 04 Sep 2018 03:45 PM EDT
LOVE your resilience and can do attitude. In fact, today, you are my favorite.
  • Posted Thu 13 Sep 2018 09:31 PM EDT
Love this so much... 
  • Posted Tue 04 Dec 2018 11:24 AM EST
What an inspiring post!
  • Posted Mon 08 Jul 2019 09:53 PM EDT