Girl Scouts of Connecticut
Girl Scouts of Connecticut Invests in Blackbaud University to Save Time on In-House Training
With more than 47,000 girl and adult members, Girl Scouts of Connecticut builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
As a Blackbaud customer using Raiser’s Edge™, Girl Scouts of Connecticut struggled to train staff members on how to best work in the database and use the solution to its full potential. Once available, the organization decided to make the move to the more user-friendly Raiser’s Edge NXT, Blackbaud’s cloud-based fundraising and supporter management solution.
After moving to Raiser’s Edge NXT, Girl Scouts of Connecticut realized its fundraisers needed to be able to use Raiser’s Edge NXT out in the field without support from a database admin. The organization decided to invest in the Learn Subscription for Blackbaud University training, and the return on investment has been amazing.
Martie Kaczmarek, director of data management at Girl Scouts of Connecticut, explained, “Nonprofits just don’t have enough time in the day to get staff members up to speed on how to best use Raiser’s Edge NXT to support theirfundraising goals.”
It was easy for Martie to get her CEO and board to approve investing in the Learn Subscription. Not only would training help staff members use Raiser’s Edge NXT on their own out in the field, but it would also help get all fundraising and development team members fully trained on and comfortable working in the database. “The Learn Subscription is an easy sell to your board because the extensive selection of classes...allows you to get people up and running—shortening their learning curve,” Martie said.