Instructions for First Time Users

These instructions are only for registered users. Registered users will have received a Welcome email to the specific email address of record on file with AEF.

1.) AEF’s DonorCentral can be reached at this link:

2.) Click on link Need an Account? Sign up. Type the email address above in the field titled This will be your Blackbaud ID.

DonorCentral Login with Non-Gmail Address

3.) Create a new password for your account.

4.) Enter your first and last name and select Sign Up. You will receive an on-screen Thanks for Signing up message.

5.) CRITICAL STEP: You will be sent an email from Blackbaud Authentication Services to confirm your account. Without this email, you cannot continue.

**If you do not get this email, please check your spam folder/junk mail. If you’re using a company-provided email, your company firewall might be blocking it from delivery. Please check with your IT team regarding incoming emails from

6.) Please open the email and click on the blue Confirm email button.

7.) You will be directed back to DonorCentral where you can log in with the above-listed email and the password you created.

8.) You will now be on DonorCentral, Welcome to DonorCentral.