If you are registered online for training with Blackbaud and your software is hosted by Blackbaud, contact traininghelp@blackbaud.com for assistance with accessing a sample database online for training.

NOTE:  If you are preparing for Blackbaud Learn training classes, you will need to download and install the applicable Blackbaud application which includes the sample database.

If you need the sample database files only, then complete the following:

  1. Download the sample database for your product.
  2. Save the file to a local hard drive on your live database server (network installation) or on a standalone workstation.
    • If more than one person from your organization will be attending the class, we recommend setting up individual standalones so all users can participate. (Note: If the network version of the software is currently installed on the workstation, uninstall the software before installing a standalone version.) 
    • If you are in a hosted environment, you must set up a standalone to access the sample database.
  3. Double-click the executable (.exe) file and click Browse to select the directory to extract the files to.
  4. Click Unzip.
  5. Attach the sample database to the Blackbaud Management Console.