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About Us

Bradford Consulting

Working exclusively with the nonprofit community for the past twenty-five years, Jim has helped thousands of individuals improve their Raiser’s Edge / NXT and overall database efficiency through both training and consultation.

Consulting Timeline

1997
Began working for Blackbaud as a Raiser's Edge Product Specialist. Started off on the Support Hotline and progressed to Raiser's Edge trainer
2000
2001
Founded Bradford Consulting and began independently offering Raiser's Edge Training adn consulting services
2008
2019
Started a 28 month long role as Senior Solutions Consultant with NPact Solutions completing manual database conversions and implementations for new RE NXT clients directly for Blackbaud as an official Channel Partner
2022
1997
2000
Personally released RE7 (Raiser's Edge 7) now the RE NXT Database view holding seminars in 7 cities and 2 countries
2001
2008
Principal Consultant Jim Evans completes a Master of Arts in Philanthropy and Development at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
2019
2022
After 28 months of Blackbaud conversions, implementations and training, I returned to Bradford Consulting to offer my clients RE NXT training, consulting and implementation services.

James Bradford Evans founded Bradford Consulting in 2001. As Principal Consultant for Bradford Consulting, “Jim” is dedicated to cultivating a personalized relationship with each client to offer a superior level of service to his or her organization. Working exclusively with the nonprofit community for the past twenty-five years, Jim has helped thousands of individuals improve their Raiser’s Edge and overall database efficiency through both training and consultation.

Blackbaud is a supplier of software and services specifically designed for nonprofit organizations and the Raiser’s Edge is their popular CRM database software. Blackbaud, who reported $788.3 million in revenue in 2017, describe themselves as the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good.

In 1997, Jim joined Blackbaud as a Raiser’s Edge Product Specialist and has continually supported and consulted on the database software beginning with The Raiser’s Edge for MS-DOS through its latest version NXT. His first year was spent almost exclusively taking calls and resolving Raiser’s Edge client issues on the Customer Support Hotline. Jim went on to become an instructor for Blackbaud University and helped pioneer the Raiser’s Edge training program for the company. Traveling extensively throughout North America, performing regional and onsite trainings, hosting user groups and rolling out major products, Jim became acutely aware of the challenges his clients face. Throughout his career with Blackbaud, he received many individual honors for leadership, hard work, dedication and client satisfaction.

Starting in October of 2019 Jim joined NPact.com and worked as a direct channel partner with Blackbaud. For 28 months Jim completed new client data conversions and implementations that were assigned to him by Blackbaud. Jim attended many meetings on implementations and best practices with the internal teams at Blackbaud and became fully versed in the latest features of RE NXT.

As an independent company, Bradford Consulting is able to offer the Raiser’s Edge client a superior level of service.

Leadership

Jim Evans

Founder and Principal Consultant

Jim graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration. In 2006, Jim completed an AS in Computer Technology – Telecommunications Systems Management. Jim completed his MA in Philanthropy and Development at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in 2008. With degrees in Humanities and Technology, he has a unique skill set to support your database, train your staff, and communicate with your IT professionals. Jim is a gifted consultant and instructor and brings knowledge, patience and charisma to the classroom and easily transitions each person into a confident and efficient Raiser’s Edge user.