The difference is our experience and our approach to helping you.
Our President, Sandy Wilder, is one of the first to receive Blackbaud's Certification in the Raiser's Edge-Pro Level. In addition, our team has over a dozen years of experience. The breadth, width, and depth of our expertise are unparalleled and widely recognized in the industry. In fact, Sandy was chosen by Blackbaud to participate in the beta version of recently announced Raiser’s Edge Certification program. She is the first independent provider to earn the certification.
Our approach to helping is unique to each of our clients. We tailor each scope to make certain we make the highest and best use of your time and money. Our training agendas are customized to address the areas where you need the most help, and our consulting packages are built with your input and needs always in the forefront.
How do we know if Leading Edge is the right solution for us?
would like to get more from your Blackbaud’s products Or need periodic reviews of your database for accuracy and efficiency Or Are generating financial statements in Excel Or have staff members who need training Or need help implementing a new database Or Are tracking budgets and/or grants in Excel Or need help integrating the Raiser's Edge and The Financial Edge Or Need help preparing for an audit
AND need an affordable solution
AND like to have fun
THEN Leading Edge Software Solutions meets your criteria!
What can we expect if we select Leading Edge as our provider?
You can expect a candid, yet thoughtful response to your concerns and needs, and a valiant effort to deliver everything we've promised. We believe that with knowledge comes responsibility. At Leading Edge, we take our fiduciary responsibility to our clients to heart, and we take a customized approach to each organization's needs. Leading Edge pledges to be worthy stewards of your organization's time and money. We are more affordable and flexible than some of the other options, and we're definitely more fun!
How can you do more for LESS?
Because we are independently owned and operated, our overhead costs are lower. We don't believe that training and consulting have to be outrageously expensive to be valuable. We strive to keep our rates affordable for small to mid-sized organizations.
Are you affiliated with Blackbaud?
No. Leading Edge Software Solutions is a privately held LLC. While Leading Edge is not associated with, sponsored, or endorsed by Blackbaud, our President, Sandy Wilder, is a Blackbaud Certified Raiser's Edge Professional. The Raiser's Edge and The Financial Edge registered trademarks owned by Blackbaud.
Does Leading Edge give back to the non-profit community?
Yes! While we do not donate our services to non-profits, we do offer a donation of 10% (up to $250) to your organization in your honor of any fees resulting from your referral of another organization to Leading Edge. We also demonstrate our commitment to the industry by maintaining an active membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Locally, our President serves on the board of her hometown museum, the Summerville Dorchester Museum.
Who are these monkeys?
The monkeys are a benefit reserved solely for Leading Edge clients. Become one to today to learn more!
Does Leading Edge offer training or consulting on the Education Edge?
No, we don’t. We wholeheartedly recommend our good friend and colleague Thomas Evans (www.TAEConsulting.com) for all of you r Education Edge needs. Leading Edge and TAE share a wonderful, collaborative relationship and can work together to help you make your Blackbaud databases work together as well.