What users are saying about

AcademicWorks

9 Ratings
Score 8.9 out of 101

Network for Good

2 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

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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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Network for Good

Network for Good (NFG) has been excellent for our organization as we have a handful of users. In the past, we used another platform that was more suited for a much larger organization. It was burdensome and difficult to learn. We appreciate that Network for Good gives us exactly what we need to manage our donor records, cultivation strategies, and solicitations.
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Pros

  • 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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  • Network for Good is intuitive and easy to use.
  • I have had a great experience with NFG's customer service.
  • I appreciate that NFG is constantly refining their platform to best serve the needs of their users.
  • NFG has excellent free webinars and resources!
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Cons

  • There could be improvement when attaching documents. Students sometimes get errors on uploading documents due to file names with certain characters.
  • Room for improvement could be mobile functionality.
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  • I wish that there was a way to delete prospect records of donors. We have some donors who have not given in ten years, they've moved away and we know we will not have contact with them again.
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Alternatives Considered

We used Award Spring and Smarter Select in the past.
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NFG is better suited for our size of organization. We are a small office with a database of a few hundred donors.
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Return on Investment

  • It has provided a positive ROI in our scholarship management, without having to outsource this function in our department.
  • The help we get from the support team is phenomenal that yearly set up can be done with a few days.
  • For what we get done with it, it is a good investment.
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  • Network for Good has streamlined and automated our donor relations and management processes and is compatible with our budget.
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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

Network for Good

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