NOTE:  If you need to install The Raiser's Edge for training and you currently do not have the product installed on your machine please see the following Knowledgebase solution:  How to install software for training classes 


  • If Blackbaud hosts your database, refer to How to access Sample database when hosted by Blackbaud
  • These versions are not available for the UK. Contact Support and reference this article.  to request a sample database.
  • Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand customers can download the file for the US version and Contact Support and reference this article.  to request a utility to convert it accordingly. The database will automatically update upon the first login.
  1. Review the system requirements.
  2. Download the sample database needed and save it to your hard drive
  3. Detach the old sample database from the Blackbaud Management Console (if it is currently attached).
  4. Rename the folder where the current sample database files reside to OldSampleData. The default location is:
  • C:\Program Files\Blackbaud\The Raisers Edge 7\SampleData (32-bit operating system)
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Blackbaud\The Raisers Edge 7\Sample Data (64-bit operating system).
  1. Add a new SampleData folder in the same location as the OldSampleData folder. The default location is:
  • C:\Program Files\Blackbaud\Raisers Edge 7 (32-bit operating system)
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Blackbaud\Raisers Edge 7 (64-bit operating system)
  1. Unzip the downloaded sample database file to the new SampleData folder
  2. Attach the new sample database to the Blackbaud Management Console.