Blackbaud Certification in The Raiser's Edge

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Blackbaud Certification in The Raiser's Edge

  1. 1. 10/7/2013 #bbcon 1 blackbaud Certification in The Raiser’s Edge PRESENTED BY JOE MOELLERING
  2. 2. 10/7/2013 #bbcon 2 TWEET ABOUT YOUR SESSION #BCRE #BBCON #GETCERTIFIED @JOEMOELLERING
  3. 3. 10/7/2013 #bbcon 3 • Background • Why are we offering Certification? • How will you individually benefit? • How will your organization benefit? • What does the program look like? • The Exams • How do I prepare? • What’s next? • What benefits will I receive? • Where do I get started? • Questions to the panel • Open Q&A from audience AGENDA
  4. 4. 10/7/2013 #bbcon 4 • Spent 3 months conducting research • Started customer focus group at bbcon 2011 • Worked with 30 customers to develop the program • Implemented Training Central to deliver the exam • Came back to bbcon 2012 to finalize the program • Began writing exams in January 2013 • Started Early Adopter Program in April 2013 • Launched bCRE at bbcon 2013 BACKGROUND
  5. 5. 10/7/2013 #bbcon 5 MEET THE EXPERTS Chuck Hays Naomi Harding Chelsea DeRoché
  6. 6. 10/7/2013 #bbcon 6 • Nonprofit professionals want a Blackbaud-approved certification program! - You’ve asked; we’ve listened. • What have we learned about the top 3 reasons to become certified? - To demonstrate competency to manager, employers, and hiring managers - To enhance professional development - To demonstrate initiative applying the related skills to job performance WHY ARE WE OFFERING CERTIFICATION?
  7. 7. 10/7/2013 #bbcon 7 • Blackbaud approved skill validation • Personal professional development • Part of an exclusive and elite set of users • Industry standard accreditation HOW WILL YOU INDIVIDUALLY BENEFIT?
  8. 8. 10/7/2013 #bbcon 8 • Include with professional development planning - Incentivize staff to learn more to pass certification - Include certification requirement in performance reviews • Increase productivity - Efficiently access and use functionality - Help other staff improve system use • Validate skill competency - Use certification to validate skills - Use certification to qualify new hires - Use exam results to identify knowledge gaps HOW WILL YOUR ORGANIZATION BENEFIT?
  9. 9. 10/7/2013 #bbcon 9 WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?
  10. 10. 10/7/2013 #bbcon 10 WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?
  11. 11. 10/7/2013 #bbcon 11 WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?
  12. 12. 10/7/2013 #bbcon 12 • Associate - 120 Questions - Time Limit: 2 ½ hours - T/F, Multiple Choice, select the image • Professional - 180 Questions - Time Limit: 4 hours - T/F, Multiple Choice, select the image - US and Canadian versions • Master - Scenarios to create in the database - Task-based questions requiring written response - T/F, Multiple Choice, select the image THE EXAMS Passing information - 80% or higher - 2 opportunities with 15 day waiting period
  13. 13. 10/7/2013 #bbcon 13 • Prep Guides - Prep guide for each level - FREE • Include: - Overview of level - Detailed competencies - Sample questions - Deep linked trainings HOW DO I PREPARE?
  14. 14. 10/7/2013 #bbcon 14 • Now: - Available to ANY individual in North America • Next: - Rollout of Master exam to US/Canada by end of 2013 - Work with London office to develop UK version (2014) - Determine next product(s) for Blackbaud Certification WHAT’S NEXT?
  15. 15. 10/7/2013 #bbcon 15 • Recognition among peers: - Certificate of achievement - Digital badge for LinkedIn profile, Business Card or Resume - Professional designation for signature or title • A community of thought leaders exclusively for certified members • Enhanced access to Product Discovery and Beta testing of new product functionality • Searchable online registry WHAT BENEFITS WILL I RECEIVE?
  16. 16. 10/7/2013 #bbcon 16 WWW.BLACKBAUDCERTIFICATION.COM
  17. 17. 10/7/2013 #bbcon 17 TWEET ABOUT YOUR SESSION #BCRE #BBCON #GETCERTIFIED @JOEMOELLERING

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