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Blackbaud Fundraising And Marketing Certification For 2020

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

Great New Year’s news—Blackbaud University 2020 Certification is available now for Fundraising and Marketing!


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 (search Training Central using the keyword Exam).

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

Fundraising Exam recommended courses are listed under the Fundraising section of the curriculum datasheet.

OBP: Fundraising - Impact
OBP: Fundraising - Case Statements
OBP: Fundraising - Major Giving
OBP: Fundraising - Donor Retention

Marketing Certification 
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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 (search Training Central using the keyword Exam).

If you have previously taken the Marketing 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 Marketing certified. Passing this exam enables access to all courses for which the Marketing certification is a
prerequisite. Marketing certification is a great milestone for every professional.

Marketing Exam recommended courses are listed under the Marketing section of the curriculum datasheet.

OBP: Marketing - Personas
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® training subscriptions and all product Learn More ® and Learn Everything® subscriptions!  

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. 
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 social good trends.

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 Jocelyn Wright on Jan 1, 2020 6:00 AM America/New_York

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Are the fees for these exams covered with the learn subscriptions? Thanks!
  • Posted Mon 06 Jan 2020 12:30 PM EST
Hi Sunshine Watson‍ , the OBP certification exams are free to anyone with a Learn More or Learn Everything subscription. Let me know if you have any other questions!
  • Posted Fri 10 Jan 2020 02:19 PM EST
This is fantastic!  I am trying to click to get to the fundraising exam and it brings me to a blank page. 
 
  • Posted Thu 23 Jan 2020 08:35 AM EST
Hi Varessa Wall‍, sorry to hear you're having trouble finding the Fundraising Exam. Here's a direct link to the exam: https://www.blackbaud.com/training/csodsso.aspx?ReturnUrl=%252fDeepLink%252fProcessRedirect.aspx%253fmodule%253dlodetails%2526lo%253d4a7109af-e51f-44ce-a4be-e6ce3dc68ce7
Good luck!!
  • Posted Mon 27 Jan 2020 10:45 AM EST
Thank you Jocelyn Wright‍!
  • Posted Mon 27 Jan 2020 02:17 PM EST