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AcademicWorks

9 Ratings

Rallybound

3 Ratings

AcademicWorks

9 Ratings
Score 8.9 out of 101

Rallybound

3 Ratings
Score 9.5 out of 101

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AcademicWorks

[It's] Well suited for scholarship programs of any size. AW works one-on-one with the customer and helps address needs and workarounds to get the information needed.
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Rallybound

Rallybound excels in the peer to peer space. We have many walks and runs and these run flawlessly through Rallybound. If your situation is more around major donors or general donations, this is not the product for you.
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Pros

  • Customer Service - Although sometimes frustrating that reps are not immediately available by chat or phone, they usually do respond and resolve within two business days.
  • Implementation - Training and working with IT and primary users to get the most out of the system.
  • Listening - When users have suggestions to improve the program, AW actually listens and has an enhancement request list. If several users ask for the same thing, we are likely to see that addressed in an upcoming enhancement.
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  • Integration with Salesforce is exactly what we were looking for.
  • Easy to make fundraising pages.
  • Easy for us to communicate with our team captains and fundraisers.
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Cons

  • Some users may like a bit more customization
  • If it's not currently a thing, an "if, then" algorithm for the general application would be helpful
  • Easier searching in their client resource portal
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  • Communication around new features and updates could be better.
  • Ticketed event pages could have more custom options.
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Alternatives Considered

At the time that we made the switch, NextGen was not able to offer the option that committee reviewers could rank a student and that their ranking could carry over into multiple scholarships. We already had over 70 committee reviewers and the process to review some of the more general scholarship applicants was taking more than 10 hours. The AcademicWorks System allows each applicant to be ranked by a number of committee reviewers (you set the number of reviewers) one time and the score can be propagated across multiple scholarships. This is an efficient use of the reviewers time and keeps the time commitment manageable.
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RE and Luminate never worked for us. There were too many bugs and features that didn't exist. Luminate was hard to navigate for our fundraisers and didn't sync with RE as it should have.Rallybound does all the things that Blackbaud couldn't, including being user friendly.
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Return on Investment

  • Increase in new scholarship fund holders
  • Streamlined qualification of applications
  • Faster processing of awards
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  • The time we have saved because RB exports directly into Salesforce is huge.
  • We have exponentially less users call with questions about creating their pages.
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Pricing Details

AcademicWorks

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

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