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The Raiser's Edge 6

The Raiser's Edge 6 how-to documentation includes the help file in the program and the user guides. 

Support for The Raiser's Edge 6 ended June 30, 2005. (BB10790). For information about how to convert to The Raiser’s Edge 7, contact your account manager.

The Raiser's Edge 6 Help

Did you know the answers to your software questions are right at your fingertips? While working in the software, press F1 on your keyboard to open an extensive help file. Type keywords in the help file’s search field to find specific information about a process or function.

The Raiser's Edge 6 User Guides at a Glance:

Installation & Update

Installation Guide (PDF 413K) January 23, 2003
This guide explains how to install The Raiser’s Edge on your computer or network. The guide contains pre-installation considerations, installation instructions, and troubleshooting information.

The Raiser's Edge Upgrade Instructions (PDF 378K) October 10, 2003
This guide explains the steps required to update your existing Raiser's Edge 6 database to a newer version.

User's Guide (PDF 4895K) January 16, 2003
This guide includes complete documentation of all standard Raiser's Edge functions. The guide provides an overview of the program as well as separate chapters detailing the functionality of each module.

SQLA Administrator's Guide (PDF 2501K) April 16, 2002
This guide includes information on installing, configuring, and maintaining the SQLA version of The Raiser's Edge 6. The guide also includes information about importing data to The Raiser's Edge 6.

Oracle Administrator's Guide (PDF 2244K) April 16, 2002
This guide includes information on installing, configuring, and maintaining the Oracle version of The Raiser's Edge 6.

Sample Reports Manual (PDF 6570K) July 19, 2001
This guide provides samples of and detailed information about all of the standard Raiser's Edge reports.

The Raiser's Edge for Windows Auto-Installation (PDF 127K) July 19, 2001
This guide explains The Raiser's Edge 6's auto-install feature, which allows you to automate software upgrades.

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Optional Modules

RE:Alum Supplement (PDF 479K) July 19, 2001
This guide describes how to use RE:Alum to reach, solicit, and better manage your alumni records.

Electronic Funds Transfer (PDF 1037K) July 19, 2001
This guide explains how to use RE:EFT to help process credit card and direct debit donations.

Electronic Funds Transfer Canada (PDF 9348K) August 6, 2002
This guide, written for Canadian users of the software, explains how to use RE:EFT to help process credit card and direct debit donations.

Special Events Supplement (PDF 873K) July 19, 2001
This guide helps you use RE:Event to manage all aspects your special events.

The Mailer's Edge User's Guide (PDF 962K) July 19, 2001
This guide describes how RE:MailCenter helps you qualify for postal discounts.

MatchFinder User's Guide (PDF 2391K) August 6, 2002
This guide explains how to use MatchFinder to identify matching gift organizations.

RE:Member Supplement (PDF 1000K) July 19, 2001
This guide explains how to use RE:Member to track your memberships. It explains how to add new membership records, report on membership information, and generate correspondence for members.

NCOA On-Demand (PDF 354K) November 11, 2003
This guide explains how to install NCOA On-Demand, send a file of addresses for updating, download a corrected address file, run updated address reports, and update addresses in your database.

RE:NetDonors for The Raiser's Edge 6 (PDF 466K) April 23, 2002
This guide explains how to use RE:NetDonors to accept donations online using your organization's website.

RE:Open for SQL Anywhere Installation Guide (PDF 369K) July19, 2001

RE:Queue (PDF 737K) July 19, 2001
This guide explains how to use RE:Queue to schedule multiple batches, reports, exports, queries, mail functions, and imports to run after normal business hours.

RE:Search (PDF 1360K) July 19, 2001
This guide explains how to use RE:Search to manage information about your prospects.

RE:Tribute Supplement (PDF 684K) July 19, 2001
This guide helps you use RE:Tribute to effectively manage your honor/memorial records. It explains how to add new honor/memorial records, enter tribute gifts, generate acknowledgements, and report on honor/memorial giving.

RE:Volunteer Supplement (PDF 809K) July 19, 2001
This guide explains how to use RE:Volunteer to manage all aspects of your volunteers.

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Crystal Reports

Crystal Reports Tutorial (PDF 284K) July 19, 2001
This tutorial takes you step-by-step through the basics of planning and creating a custom Crystal report.

Crystal Reports 6 User's Guide (PDF 12422K) July 19, 2001
This guide provides step-by-step instructions for using Crystal Reports 6. It covers placing fields, formatting reports, sorting records, creating advanced formulas, and accessing different types of data.

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Point of Sale & QuickSell 2000

Point of Sale Installation Guide (PDF 73K) July 19, 2001
This guide explains how to install Blackbaud's Point of Sale, which enables you to interface with QuickSell 2000.

Getting Started Chapter 1 (PDF 57K)
This chapter explains how to get started using Blackbaud's Point of Sale to interface with QuickSell 2000.

Utilities and Housekeeping Chapter 2 (PDF 39K)
This chapter explains how to use Utilities and Housekeeping to configure your Point of Sale software. It describes how to enter the organization name, establish the QuickSell 2000 program path, and set the spare field mappings.

Load Constituents Chapter 3 (PDF 99K)
This chapter explains how to pull constituent information from The Raiser's Edge database and use that information to create customer records in QuickSell.

Print Membership Cards Chapter 4 (PDF 38K)
This chapter explains how to create membership cards for individuals with accounts in QuickSell.

Update The Raiser's Edge Chapter 5 (PDF 72K)
This chapter explains how to update actions, notes, and attributes within The Raiser's Edge for all customers within QuickSell who have made purchases since the last update.

Print Transaction Report Chapter 6 (PDF 27K)
This chapter explains how to create transaction reports for selected QuickSell customers.

Fields to Load to QuickSell Appendix A (PDF 16K)
This appendix contains information about the fields to load from The Raiser's Edge into QuickSell 2000.

Sample ID Cards Appendix B (PDF 21K)
This appendix includes sample ID cards.

Sample Statements Appendix C (PDF 15K)
This appendix includes a sample Statement of Purchases, a sample grouped Statement of Purchases, and a sample Membership Report.

Posting QuickSell Charges Appendix D (PDF 50K)
This appendix contains information on posting charges from QuickSell 2000 to Blackbaud's General Ledger for Windows.

QuickSell 2000 Training Guide (PDF 503K) July 19, 2001
This guide includes instructions for using QuickSell 2000.

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International

Release Guide for The Raiser's Edge version 6.42 — Australia (PDF 183K) August 22, 2000
This guide outlines the new features included in the Australian release of The Raiser's Edge version 6.42.

Release Guide for The Raiser's Edge version 6.42 — United Kingdom (PDF 234K) August 22, 2000
This guide outlines the new features included in the United Kingdom release of The Raiser's Edge version 6.42.

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