Falcon Raiser's Edge Database (FRED)

What is FRED?

FRED is the acronym for the Falcon Raiser's Edge Database program, which encompasses these projects involved in the implementation of Blackbaud NXT:

If you have questions regarding the FRED project please contact FRED@bgsu.edu

Project Benefits

  • Best-in-class resources for University Advancement. Aligns BGSU with the nation’s top fundraising universities and the resources those shops demand.​

  • Ease of access. Cloud-based system, hosted by Blackbaud, reduces ITS resource needs for daily backups, product updates and upgrades all managed by Blackbaud.​

  • More and better data management. Data analytics, fields and functions are substantial improvements, and much more sophisticated than Agilon.​

  • Productivity increase. Expansive ecosystem will increase productivity of fundraisers and other users, offering better KPI and metrics tracking, and more accurate forecasting. Expands the scope of donor and alumni engagement and stewardship activity, allowing for more efficient donor retention and acquisition decisions. ​

  • Stronger tools for fundraising. More functionality to apply to revenue-generation and relationship-enhancing efforts, and user-friendly and intuitive reporting/dashboard tools for frontline users.

  • Increased integration with Athletics and other departments. Streamlines alumni, email and event systems linkages with Paciolan and other systems. Blackbaud NetCommunity provides tools for email, online donation, and event registration, as well as a constituent portal. Eliminates redundancies and staff hours in daily processes across several business units and allows University Advancement to leverage OnBase application. ​

  • Stronger reporting tool. Utilizing Power BI tools with Raisers Edge, we can develop more interactive and visual reports that reduce an over-reliance on ITS resources.


The calendar below includes general stakeholder update and feedback meetings as well as brown bag lunches and other events.

Updated: 10/04/2022 08:05AM