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Meet Sandy Wilder, bCRE Professional Level, bCFE

Sandy Wilder is our President and Founder. As the first independent provider to receive Blackbaud's Certification in the Raiser's Edge-Professional Level and also certified in the Financial Edge, she is a veteran trainer and consultant on Blackbaud Raiser's Edge, Financial Edge, and Crystal Reports for Blackbaud. In addition, she has extensive experience training adult students at a local SC college on products in the Microsoft Office suite.

Sandy has been helping non-profits with their Blackbaud products for over 16 years. She is very creative in her consulting approach, helping organizations get the most out of their significant investment in these products. Her specialty is getting to know an organization’s fundraising model and reporting needs/desires, then making recommendations for how to best configure the Raiser’s Edge to that end. She can even help clean-up existing data, serve as an ongoing subject matter expert or remote database administrator.

She has a passion for helping to make sure the development office, not the business office or the IT department, drives the database. It’s called the Raiser’s Edge for a reason!

A Few Words from Sandy
Sandy's warm, compassionate style has made her a favorite in the front of the room with non-profits across the US, Canada, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Her unique training techniques and humor combine to make her trainings memorable and entertaining. Her passion for her work and the work of her clients is evident from the beginning to the end of her training sessions. Coupled with her patience and sincere desire to impart her knowledge to her clients, she is able to put even the most apprehensive of adult students at ease, allowing them to relax, learn and finally to leave with newfound knowledge and confidence.

Leading Edge clients appreciate the unparalleled commitment, experience, and passion Sandy brings to every organization she works with. She offers a rare combination of consulting and training, customizing solutions for each client.

When she’s not working, Sandy can often be found outside-fishing, boating, camping or beaching it with her husband of over 26 years, Leland. She earned a BS from the College of Charleston and has, for nearly 25 years, held the Able Toastmaster designation from Toastmasters International. Sandy supports the local non-profit community as an active member of the Lowcountry Chapter of AFP and as a board member at the Summerville Dorchester Museum. She is also often invited to speak to civic and user groups and is available for speaking engagements to groups of any size.
Sandy Presenting at BBCon 2014

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