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Organizational Best Practices Certification For 2019

Great New Year’s news—Blackbaud University 2019 Certification is available now for Fundraising and Marketing!

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. 

Fundraising Certification 
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Ready to prove your fundraising knowledge? Start the process to become Blackbaud certified in Fundraising. The recommended path to achieve certification is to first attend the Fundraising series of courses, and then take the Organizational Best Practices 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. You may use workbooks and notes from previous classes while taking the exam. Students who pass with an 80% score or better are Fundraising certified. Fundraising certification is a great milestone for every professional.


Fundraising Exam Recommended Courses

OBP: FundraisingImpact
OBP: FundraisingCase Statements
OBP: FundraisingMajor Giving
OBP: FundraisingDonor Retention

Marketing Certification 37c917162bc648082bf33e1e991706c9-huge-ob
Ready to prove your marketing knowledge? Start the process to become Blackbaud certified in Marketing. The recommended path to achieve certification is to first attend the Marketing series of courses, and then take the Organizational Best Practices Marketing Exam.

If you have previously taken the Marketing courses, or feel you have the necessary skills and knowledge, you may proceed to the exam. You may use workbooks and notes from previous classes while taking the exam. Students who pass with an 80% score or better are Marketing certified. Marketing certification is a great milestone for every professional.

Marketing Exam Recommended Courses

OBP: MarketingPersonas
OBP: Marketing—Brand
OBP: Marketing—Welcome Series
OBP: Marketing—Social Media

Bonus: All recommended courses, the Organizational Best Practices Fundraising certification exam, and the Organizational Best Practices Marketing certification exam are included in Blackbaud University’s Organizational Best Practices Learn More® training subscription! The Organizational Best Practices Fundraising certification exam is also included in the regional course OBP: Fundraising and Certification. The Organizational Best Practices Marketing certification exam is also included in the regional course OBP: Marketing and Certification.

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 Organizational Best Practices – Fundraising
  • Blackbaud Certified in Organizational Best Practices – Marketing

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.

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 Melissa Rancour on Jan 2, 2019 7:00 AM America/New_York

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Love this - putting it on my 2019 roster!
  • Posted Wed 03 Apr 2019 11:27 AM EDT
Nice for those it applies to.  Some of us are strictly involved with maintaining the database. Our job is to keep accurate records for those who do the fundraising.  
  • Posted Mon 29 Apr 2019 11:12 PM EDT