Blackbaud Grantmaking Training

We are pleased to announce the next release of our Blackbaud Grantmaking training schedule for 2022. See our comprehensive portfolio of training courses below. 

We hope that the forthcoming training schedule offers the flexibility you may need during this time. All that is required to join a remote session is access to a telephone and the internet. We also recommend that you use headphones or a headset during the session, for your own comfort. 

Full joining instructions and agenda will be sent at the point of booking and follow-up materials are provided after the training session. We have every confidence that this blended learning approach will allow us to continue to deliver practical training throughout this period forthcoming training schedule.

Introductory course

Blackbaud Grantmaking Introductory course

This course will give you a complete understanding of the Blackbaud Grantmaking SKY system. It is suitable for complete beginners and existing users who require a refresher of the main and new features of Blackbaud Grantmaking.

We strongly recommend that you have been at the organisation for at least four weeks before attending. This will allow you to get a better sense of your own processes, so knowledge can be contextualised.

The classroom course will be held at our Buzzacott offices across 2 days and the online course is delivered in 4 parts across 4 consecutive sessions.

Note: all morning sessions will start at 10:00 and all afternoon sessions will start at 14:00

SKY Orienation

Blackbaud Grantmaking SKY Orientation course

In the coming months, our focus will be on offering courses that support you through the transition of moving from Blackbaud Grantmaking Classic view to the new Blackbaud Grantmaking SKY UX interface.

If you are familiar with Blackbaud Grantmaking but need support with acclimatising to the system within the SKY environment, then the orientation session will be ideal for you. There are many significant changes in the new SKY view, including a complete overhaul of the User Interface.

The session will help familiarise users with the new ways of navigating through the product and provide you with a thorough overview of where to locate, and work with, the areas that are most useful to you.


Blackbaud Grantmaking Dashboards course

This course has been designed to help you create the most appropriate dashboards for yourself and others. It explains how to create dashboards that are effective, and how to display information quickly and easily.

It will also be cover; why dashboards are useful, and teaches delegates to design parts that will assist them within their own organisation’s workflow (respective to working environments).

Online Applications

Blackbaud Grantmaking Online Applications webinar

This training session aims to provide a full introduction and overview of the Online Applications module within Blackbaud Grantmaking. You will learn how to navigate the portal, how to build application forms and how to gather information from potential grantees.


Blackbaud Grantmaking Administrator course

This course is designed for those responsible for the Blackbaud Grantmaking system and database. The session focuses on how to set up and maintain Blackbaud Grantmaking to ensure data integrity.

Note: You must have attended the Blackbaud Grantmaking introductory course before booking onto this course.


Working with Blackbaud Grantmaking and Excel

This half-day course shows you how to extract information from Blackbaud Grantmaking into Excel effectively for you to work on.

Topics include working with formulas, using pivot tables, formatting your data and creating macros, allowing you to make the most out of the data stored within the Grantmaking system and working with the data to find the answers you need.

Advanced Searching and Reporting

Advanced Searching

This course will give you the opportunity to explore searching within BBGM in greater detail as we build on existing techniques for querying the database using the Advanced Search functionality.

Note: We recommend that delegates complete the Introductory course before attending this session.

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