In addition to the statements below, also see the reviews posted at Amazon.


“Fundraising with The Raiser’s Edge is a must-read for every fundraiser. We put so much time, energy, and money into managing our data. Now, with this guidebook, I’m ready to get much more out of The Raiser’s Edge so we maximize our friend-raising and fundraising.”

- Mark Stuart, Chief Development and Membership Officer, San Diego Zoo


“This book is a practical and easy to understand guide to The Raiser’s Edge written for fundraisers by a fundraiser. Packed with real-life scenarios, it is a must-read for every user.”

- Jim Bush, Executive Director, Charleston Animal Society and Former Enterprise Business Architect, Blackbaud, Inc.


“Bill Connors has written the Raiser’s Edge book we’ve all been waiting for . . . to help all of us as fundraisers use this powerful software more effectively. It’s the book that tells you how to do the things you really want to do in The Raiser’s Edge, and more importantly, why to do it the way he recommends. Bill’s background as a fundraiser means he’s grounded the book in what is practical and useful for fundraisers on the front lines of raising funds in challenging times.”

- Theresa Nelson, Founder and Principal, Theresa Nelson & Associates


“Bill Connors’ book is a long overdue contribution to the fundraising world. If you are a novice Raiser’s Edge user, this is a mandatory starting point. If you are a seasoned development professional, you will discover indispensable information to help you focus on raising money. Bill has written a uniquely practical and logical guide to The Raiser’s Edge system.”

- Marilyn Cahill, Director of Membership, California Academy of Sciences


Fundraising with The Raiser’s Edge: A Non-Technical Guide is a must-read for current users or anyone considering The Raiser’s Edge. It is filled with tips and tricks and gives plenty of real-world examples from nonprofits that have used The Raiser’s Edge to work more efficiently and improve their fundraising results.”

- Dawn Bailey, Senior Consultant, Blackbaud, Inc.


“Connors comprehensively reveals how fundraisers can better understand and deploy the many capabilities of the Raiser’s Edge software. As a Blackbaud RE user at my institution for nearly a decade, I truly didn’t know how much I didn’t know until I reviewed Connors’ book. With Fundraising with The Raiser’s Edge serving as a useful guide, I and countless other “non-technical” fundraisers will be equipped to better understand and utilize the robust capability of Blackbaud’s fundraising software. Connors has produced a great book which should be of significant value to the advancement profession.”

- Dick Johnson, Executive Vice President, U.S. Naval Academy Foundation

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