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Score 8.9 out of 101

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Score 8.4 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

AcademicWorks

This is an excellent system for any college/university or scholarship provider that offers a large volume of scholarships to a high number of applicants. The price point might be a little high for a smaller school/provider and may not be worthwhile if their numbers are lower.
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Bloomerang

Bloomerang is well suited to take a growing non-profit organization to the next level in creating a sophisticated development program. It could use a bit of work interfacing payments processed through a website--the website to Bloomerang interface is finicky at times.
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Pros

AcademicWorks

  • All colleges and universities have differences in the way scholarships are awarded at their schools. AcademicWorks listens to the individual needs of each college/university/scholarship provider and will either add system enhancements or help users to find ways to best utilize the system to meet their needs/requirements.
  • The AcademicWorks help desk is very good about support. They are timely in contact and work to resolve issues quickly and effectively.
  • AcademicWorks has worked closely with our IT Department to ensure that the imports and the system will work efficiently despite changes and updates.
  • Students need to only complete one application to be automatically matched to hundreds of scholarship opportunities. This is a very efficient use of the applicant's time and efforts to apply for scholarships.
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Bloomerang

  • track donor history and identify "hot" donors.
  • organize targeted campaigns
  • automate donor acknowledgements.
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Cons

AcademicWorks

  • Customer Service - Has slipped in the last year, since merging with Blackbaud. Not as responsive or knowledgeable overall.
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Bloomerang

  • It may be that Bloomerang has a way of doing this and I haven't taken the time to figure it our or visit with support, but I am finding the increasing number of letter and email templates harder to navigate through.
  • I wish Bloomerang would remember the most recent email, letter or report that I worked on like it does for constituent. I'd also like the history to stay even after I log out instead of clearing it each time.
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Likelihood to Renew

AcademicWorks

No score
No answers yet
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Bloomerang

Bloomerang 9.1
Based on 3 answers
It is a terrific too, for small nonprofits. Once they have their database loaded it's easy to maintain
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Usability

AcademicWorks

No score
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Bloomerang

Bloomerang 8.4
Based on 4 answers
It is clearly the most usable of all products I have used or evaluated.
Here is an example. I created an online event registration form (the first form I ever created on Bloomerang), linked it to a new Stripe account for credit card processing, embedded it in my website, processed test transactions using "dummy" account numbers provided by Stripe, went "live, and made a registration with my credit card - IN ONLY 1 HOUR. And everything worked flawlessly including automatically entering my info in my existing Bloomerang constituent account and notifying me via email.
While I am not a rookie, I am not an IT person. This was EASY!!!!!
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Support

AcademicWorks

No score
No answers yet
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Bloomerang

Bloomerang 8.5
Based on 2 answers
Any time i had a problem or question it has been easy to find an answer or tutorial. When I cannot find an answer, it is easy to email or live chat with support and they resolve my problems very quickly.
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Alternatives Considered

AcademicWorks

We used Award Spring and Smarter Select in the past.
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Bloomerang

We used Constant Contact for newsletters before we got Bloomerang. I appreciate being able to use the same program to communicate and track constituents.
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Return on Investment

AcademicWorks

  • Time saving.
  • Easier for reviewers to score applications.
  • Easier for references to submit their recommendations.
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Bloomerang

  • We have increased our donations over the past three years.
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Pricing Details

AcademicWorks

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Bloomerang

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details

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