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Score 6.8 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Altru

Altru shines in capturing constituent data. If you are looking for a product to collect user info and their use patterns then this database works. The challenge is getting the data out in a format usable for decision making and application. Reporting can be a bear. The preloaded key performance indicators and reports are useful but may not fit your need. Every institution is different, and every department has different needs. This product tries to bridge the gaps to create communication between areas, but at a cost. This will not serve any of the departments at 100% of what is wanted out of a database. Altru is a whole institution choice for the benefit of cross-department collaboration.
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Luminate CRM and Analytics

If you want a "one size fits all" aka one platform to do most things, especially if your company is advocacy or grassroots donation based, then this is a better product for you. Our business is neither but we've managed to customize it over time to fit our donor needs with the various Luminate Online tools.
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Pros

Altru

  • Point of Sales system, which is very user-friendly, and easy to navigate.
  • Member Database, which is easy to search through to locate information on patrons.
  • Event Calendar and Listings, which is organized and color coded.
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Luminate CRM and Analytics

  • Multiple tools on one platform. It saves time and lowers chances of error since we don't have to switch between a lot of platforms. Many less tech savy admins appreciate one login for everything.
  • We use our events calendar for many things, and the tools are fairly specialized for a more modern and easy to browse web calendar (having mobile optimized wrappers make all the difference).
  • Email campaigns can be segmented and more carefully targeted, both through ab testing and their reports.
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Cons

Altru

  • We would love to see the merchandise piece of Altru improve. Currently we use another POS system for our merchandise, because Altru does not support selling merchandise online. I would love to be able to use the same system across the board for all of our sales - tickets and merchandise.
  • I wish the reporting was more encompassing. You can use query to build your own reports, but it can be time consuming to get exactly what you want. And there seem to be a lot of reports that give you similar information, just in different ways - which can be a little confusing at first.
  • I really wish you could delete old events & price types. Even if they are attached to old orders, if there was a away to keep that history but get rid of the event &/or price type, it would clear a lot of junk out of our system.
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Luminate CRM and Analytics

  • Email campaigns - as much as we like and use them, Luminate Online's admin experience is not as new and sleek as other email marketing software. Unlike Mailchimp and Emma, you have to do everything in a wysiwyg template, which relies heavily on the tech experience of the admin user. In a nonprofit setting such users are harder to come by.
  • Usability for admins. Many of our admins complain about the clunkiness of the program compared to other systems they use. So while they prefer having all tools "under one umbrella" they'd prefer for these tools to be more optimized in a modern workplace.
  • Any additional services get very expensive. We've been with LO for awhile so overtime have gotten more customized parts of it that make our digital marketing more relevant (such as mobile friendly templates). But these did not come cheap and all additional services not contracted are often expensive. At times we've been hit with huge fees without any warning from our customer success reps.
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Alternatives Considered

Altru

Altru is the only complete, all-in-one solution that meets the RISD Museum's business needs.
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Luminate CRM and Analytics

Both MailChimp and Salesforce were sleeker and had a better admin experience (as well as constituent experience on the end) but both programs were more expensive than we could afford when we put all the digital tools we needed together. We ended up valuing LO more because it could do everything in one.
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Return on Investment

Altru

  • It has increased our online ticket sales for programs exponentially. Before Altru our online ticket selling platform for programs was clunky & confusing for customers. Now it is easy to navigate & very customer friendly.
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Luminate CRM and Analytics

  • Positive: A nice and fairly easy to use event calendar.
  • Positive: Year of reports of email marketing trends from various campaigns.
  • Negative: Large fees for anything outside of the contract (whether we were aware of it or not).
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Pricing Details

Altru

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Altru’s pricing information is catalogued below, as supplied by the software provider or retrieved from publicly accessible pricing materials. Altru is priced as an annual subscription. This includes hosting, unlimited users, access to unparalleled product support – everything you expect from a complete cloud solution.

Luminate CRM and Analytics

General

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

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