Transitioning to RE NXT

Transitioning to RE NXT

If you’re considering making the move to NXT or have already committed to it, Leading Edge can help make your transition everything you hoped it would be.

Blackbaud’s best in class, cloud-based RE NXT is the best next thing! Blackbaud has married their unique, in-depth non-profit industry knowledge with 21st century technology to craft a solution that delivers the information the industry wants and needs-anytime, anywhere, on any device.

While it’s true that, from a technology standpoint, transitioning from the Raiser’s Edge to RE NXT is fairly straightforward (especially if you’re database is already hosted by Blackbaud), the reality is it will be a much more successful go-live with some thoughtful preparation of your database.

Not everything you’re promised in RE NXT will behave as advertised unless key components of your system are structured to take advantage of this new and exciting concept. In addition, RE NXT introduces several new features that clients have been requesting for YEARS that don’t exist in the database view. It also brings a new language to the system that your frontline fund raisers and board members will embrace and appreciate.

Allowing Leading Edge to help you prepare for NXT will help assure that your data pops for your fundraisers, executives, and other stakeholders from Day One!

Our transition package includes:

• Helping you move to Blackbaud hosting, if needed

• Database assessment and consulting with an eye toward areas critical to NXT success (Relationships, Gifts, Actions, Campaigns, Funds and Appeals, Security groups, etc.)

• Clean-up of any areas/data as identified above

• User administration in hosted environment and NXT

• Set-up of NXT unique values

• Training in both NXT and database view

Our Clients

  • North Hampton Community College
  • NH Public Radio
  • McLeod Health
  • Lincoln Families
  • St. Augustine Prep School
  • Thrive Networks
  • Summa Health Foundation
  • MUSC
  • Montana Community Foundation
  • College of Charleston Alumni Association
  • Woodbury Forest School
  • University of North Florida
  • Tidewell Hospice
  • The Citadel Foundation
  • The Children’s Inn at NIH
  • Spartan Regional Foundation
  • Senior Citizens, Inc.
  • RWJ University Hospital Foundation
  • New Hampton School
  • Marist School
  • Keystone College
  • Aleph Society, Inc.
  • Charleston Promise
  • Easter Seals of DC/MA/VA
  • Hammond School
  • World Challenge, Inc.
  • American International College
  • Earth University Foundation
  • College of Charleston Alumni Association
  • Christ School
  • A Kid Again
  • AIDS Help of Monroe County
  • Kean Logo
  • Wesley House Family Services
  • Third Millennium Ministries
  • The Children’s Center
  • Love A Child
  • Roper St. Francis Foundation
  • South Carolina Aquarium
  • Singapore American School
  • USS Yorktown CV-10 Association
  • Make-A-Wish America
  • Covenant School
  • Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation
  • Gwinnett Tech Foundation
  • Hospice Savannah
  • Living Beyond Breast Cancer
  • Longwood University
  • Porter Gaud Foundation
  • Camp Boggy Creek
  • Central Carolina Community Foundation
  • Eastern Maine Health System Foundation
  • Girl Scouts of South Carolina
  • Heathwood Hall
  • International Center for Transitional Justice
  • JCC Denver
  • Qgiv
  • National Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation
  • Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation
  • Greenville Symphony Orchestra
  • Western Golf Association Evans Scholars Foundation
  • Memorial Health
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas
  • Baptist Community Ministries
  • Catholic Charities of West Tennessee
  • Children’s Trust of South Carolina
  • Enterprise Development International
  • Georgia College & State University
  • Museo del Barrio NY

Feedback from Clients

  • 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 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 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
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 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
  • 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