Do you want to get


out of your

Blackbaud products?


Are you preparing

to transition to



Are you using Excel to

track event & mailing lists?

Or generate reports?


Do you need help

implementing a

Raiser's Edge database?







Expert Training & Consulting in the Raisers Edge, Financial Edge & Crystal Reports
Are you looking for expert Raiser's Edge/RE NXT training and consulting from a Blackbaud Certified Raiser's Edge Professional? If you need a solution for your Blackbaud databases that is a knowledgeable, affordable, and fun alternative, we are here to help. At Leading Edge Software Solutions, we are driven by our passion for helping non-profit organizations maximize their investment in Blackbaud’s world-class software products.

We are a training and consulting firm specializing in Blackbaud’s:

* The Raiser’s Edge/RE NXT
* Raiser's Edge/Financial Edge Integration
* Financial Edge
* Crystal Report writing

Our experienced staff has trained thousands of users and consulted with hundreds of organizations around the globe. We are sincere in our efforts to help you customize The Raiser’s Edge and/or The Financial Edge to your unique fundraising and business models.

* Are you interested in or planning to transition to RE NXT?
* Has staff growth or turnover created a need for Raiser's Edge training or Financial Edge training?
* Could your organization benefit from an expert audit of your database to identify inconsistencies or underutilized areas of the program?
* Do you need a policy and procedures manual, but don’t know where to start or have time to develop it?
* Could your staff return more time to mission with recommended best practices?
* Are your stakeholders asking for increased accountability and transparency in reporting?
* Do you need help understanding and implementing an integration of the two databases (as designed) to eliminate duplicate data entry and improve interoffice reconciliation?

We help non-profits just like you address these issues every day.

We'd love to help you too!

What Our Clients Say
  • Sandy was invaluable to our organization after the earthquake in Haiti.  She came in and developed database systems for us to help withstand the immediate spike in donor activity which caused our workload to double overnite.  We survived and thrived because of her! These systems Sandy put in place also afforded us cost savings that we still benefit from today.  Sandy continues to be a reliable lifeline for our organization at a critical times  for us. Her enormous expertise not only helped us solve current database challenges, but increased our knowledge as she taught us the skills to manage an exploding database, teaching us to think ahead, not just solve immediate problems – her database planning skills are the best in the industry.  She is able to add value with simple issues as well as very complex issues and her unparalleled competency with Raisers Edge allows us to customize our applications for our needs.  She has an ability to dive into our database and unlock its mysteries, making it work for us rather than us working for it.

    Sandra Smith, Executive Director Love A Child, Inc.
  • Sandy Wilder is a first-rate consultant. She not only knows the Raiser's Edge, she knows how to train others to use the system with just the right mix of patience, humor and professionalism. I highly recommend Sandy and intend to invite her back to our school for ongoing training and system clean up.

    Mary Coleman, Director of Institutional Advancement, The Covenant School, Charlottesville, VA
  • Sandy is genuine, passionate, and a consummate professional. Sandy presented at our Delaware Blackbaud Users Group meeting and her in-depth knowledge and experience along with her expert understanding of the needs of The Raiser’s Edge users shined through. Sandy’s creativity, vision, and insightful attention to detail makes it easy for her audience to understand and grasp complicated concepts.  Sandy’s training is invaluable for anyone who wants to get the most out of their Blackbaud software.

    David A. Berger, National Director, Database Management, Devereux Foundation
  • Sandy Wilder is a true Raiser's Edge professional. Beyond just knowing RE inside and out, Sandy understands and masterfully teaches you how to raise more money using the technology. She seamlessly integrates the people, process and technology you need to be successful!

    Jim Bush, Senior Consultant, Winkler Group, Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • You are always willing to listen to both me and my staff, as to what our most important needs are and never insist that there is just one way to customize training. Thank you for everything you've done for us, Sandy!

    John T. Short, Jr., VP of Institiutional Advancement, American International College, Springfield, MA
  • Only after working with Sandy and LESS do we finally have true confidence in our database & donor records. The outcome of her training & consulting is  above & beyond what we expected. We now have much happier employees!

    Susan S. Sullivan, Executive Director, Roper St. Francis Foundation, Charleston, SC
  • Sandy is a professional & an entrepreneur of the highest order...creative, experienced, ethical, smart, and insightful. Sandy adapts to the needs of her clients, and what she promises, she delivers!

    Pam Brueck, Sales & Marketing Manger, Omatic Software, Charleston, SC
  • Sandy is an ace at what she does & makes the Raiser's Edge fun – who knew that was possible? And,she’s just a smart woman with a wonderful personality. I’d want to know her whether I knew anything about the Raiser's Edge or not!

    Megan Kerley, VicePresident, Foundation Hospice, Savannah, Georgia
  • Sandy is an exceptional trainer and consultant. Her understanding of the non-profit world and its inner workings, combined with her in-depth knowledge of Raiser's Edge and it's companion products make her one of the very best! In short, Sandy is the best of the best!

    Terri D. Harper, Former Blackbaud Instructor, Charleston, SC
  • When I needed to create a custom Crystal Report, Sandy came to my rescue.  She is tremendously knowledgeable,has a great sense of humor and in the process of writing my report, taught me a lot about the Raisser's Edge!  My colleagues are also impressed with the finished product.  She loves her work and that comes through in every interaction with her.

    Dawn Page, Development Manager, International Center for Transitional Justice, New York, New York
  • We have used, and continue to use, Leading Edge for all of our Raiser’s Edge training and consulting needs. Having an ongoing relationship with Sandy is invaluable to the foundation. She not only teaches us how the software works, she helps us apply it to our daily fund raising activities. I would recommend Leading Edge to everyone for training and consulting!

    Cindy Murphy, Campaign Co-ordinator, Gwennett Medical Center Foundation, Lawrenceville, GA
  • Leading Edge is a great bang for the buck! When Sandy worked with us, she was very flexible and delivered OVER what we expected! She has a deep knowledge of Raiser's Edge and the development world.

    Thomas E. Walker, Jr. , CFO, The Citadel Foundation, Charleston, SC
  • We've hired other trainers to come here for training; Leading Edge beats them all hands down! Sandy's training is rock solid; she knows Raiser's Edge far better than anyone who's come here to train us. She made sure we were engaged everyday she was with us. I'd highly recommend anyone to hire Leading Edge to train your staff!

    Marc A. Pitman, Founder, www. & Author,

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