Consulting & Development

The Raiser's Edge, The Education Edge, The Financial Edge, SQL, .NET ... and more

What we offer

Our principal developer, Steve Cinquegrana, has over 15 years' experience using, programming and optimizing The Raiser's Edge. He is fully conversant with its back-end database, the RE API, and macro and plug-in development. Protégé’s email campaign management application, Springbaud, is built on this knowledge.

He also has years of experience with The Education Edge and The Financial Edge. Our data synchronization application, CustomSync, which works with Learning Managements Systems such as Finalsite, is similarly founded on this experience.

And as a Blackbaud Technology and Cloud Technology Partner, we are now able to provide support for Raiser's Edge NXT and Financial Edge NXT. Further, we can augment your systems with API-capable applications without the need to purchase the Blackbaud API modules.

Steve also has a solid understanding of not-for-profit organizations and tertiary education providers, having worked predominately with Oxfam Australia and Monash University over the last 20 years.

Though based in Querétaro (central México), distance hasn’t proved an impediment to great service; Protégé has customers in Australia, the US, México, the UK, Canada and New Zealand. A decent internet connection is all that is required for us to work with you as if we were right there in your office. (Though we won't be taking up valuable desk space or drinking your coffee.)


  • Extensive knowledge of every aspect of Blackbaud's The Raiser's Edge including macro development, plug-ins, the RE API, and the SQL back-end.
  • In-depth knowledge of Blackbaud's The Education Edge and The Financial Edge including macro development, plug-ins, the API, and the SQL back-end.
  • Top-level VB.NET, VB6 and VBA application development able to integrate applications with Blackbaud products such as The Raiser's Edge and The Education/Financial Edge.
  • Conversant in ASP.NET, Windows Services, web production (HTML, PHP, Javascript, CSS, etc).
  • Excellent communication and customer service.


While we can provide services at hourly rates starting at USD90/hour, we prefer to quote on a per-job/project basis. This gives you visibility of your costs and provides a framework on which to best define your project's budget.

Our rates are also dependent on the complexity of the work and the expertise required. This means we can provide a range of skills to you without charging you top-dollar for everything we do.

We can also provide you with a fixed-price quotation if required, giving your organization complete budgetary transparency; the choice is always yours.

Lastly, we are happy to work via our preferred consulting platform, Upwork. Hiring us via Upwork provides you with complete visibility of the work we do and the results you get.


  • Direct deposit to either our Australian or Mexican bank account.
  • Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard and American Express in most major currencies).
  • PayPal (in most major currencies).
  • Payment in full within 14 days of completion of contract. Lengthy or large contracts may require a deposit.

Want to know more about our services? Send us a detailed enquiry.