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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Altru

Well suited for smaller organizations that want to centralize many systems. Smaller organizations will have less constituents to manage and fewer events (our organization has 100,000+ constituents, daily programs/events, and a large donor base). Many areas within Altru are not updated to be functional for 2020. Because of this, we do not use the merchandising feature, the volunteer portal, or marketing communications. It does a little bit of everything "okay enough" to be better than having separate systems. It's restrictive in many areas, but being able to do SO much in one database outweighs the negatives! It is 100% necessary to have a data manager who spends all of their time in Altru doing data cleanup, researching and writing policies and procedures, training new users, keeping staff up-to-date on new processes, creating queries and running reports, creating workarounds for "unfixable" issues within the database.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

eTapestry

eTapestry is well suited to very large orgs which have money to spend and don't mind wasting some money on people who don't open emails, etc. It is less appropriate for smaller scale organizations, I think, since they usually have less money and won't necessarily be using the fundraising functionality very much
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Altru

  • Ticketing and tracking many different types of admission sales including group, facility rental, individual tickets, and class registration.
  • Membership management, including membership card mailing, recurring memberships, and renewal reminders.
  • Being an all-encompassing database rather than forcing you to use multiple databases.
  • Great customer service and client support, including ongoing updates to better the system.
  • Has a merchandise inventory management system.
Jennifer Dunmire | TrustRadius Reviewer

eTapestry

  • The payment function is eTapestry is extremely user friendly. Worked very well at auctions and other events held by the organization.
  • eTapestry retains a lot of information about your donors so that you can engage in meaningful relationships with them.
  • eTapestry keeps your records organized well. It is easy to navigate the program.
Wendy Targus | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Altru

  • Query system not user-friendly for management with limited database background.
  • Limited company-to-user support outside of an online community of users. No long term account managers for program.
  • No email analysis tools for eblasts.
  • Limited merchandise capabiity for shop use, though the program does allow third party programs to work with it.
George Buss, Jr. | TrustRadius Reviewer

eTapestry

  • It would be extremely helpful if eTapestry allowed for multiple "sticky notes" to be added to account records. If there is a way, I'm currently not aware. We have different colored sticky notes for different types of notes and sometimes more than one sticky note applies.
  • eTapestry integrates with Constant Contact, but it would be great if there were a module within eTapestry that allowed the user to creative attractive enewsletters/eblasts, from within eTapestry instead of needing yet another platform.
Amber Berkey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Altru

Altru 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

eTapestry

eTapestry 8.0
Based on 16 answers
Due to all of the things described in this review, we just decided not to renew eTapestry. Users were rebelling, which led to duplicative records and mass emails that go to the same people twice. It became a real problem for us in terms of staff satisfaction with the tools available to them and in terms of maintaining good database hygiene. We couldn't afford to stay because of these factors
Brooke Hunter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Altru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

eTapestry

eTapestry 8.9
Based on 4 answers
Was not a great fit for the organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Altru

No score
No answers yet
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eTapestry

eTapestry 7.8
Based on 2 answers
I have never had an issue accessing eTapestry. It does occasionally go down for maintenance. When that happens, they give you a lot of notice and generally schedule maintenance for hours between midnight and 6am so that business won't be disrupted.
Glenna Harkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Altru

No score
No answers yet
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eTapestry

eTapestry 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The product does what it is supposed to, although there are downsides. There are positive and negatives for every product. This is less expensive alternative for a small organization tracking minimum information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Altru

Altru 9.3
Based on 4 answers
They are always available and very knowledgable. Many times I am able to come up with a solution before they've finished troubleshooting just by having talked through it with them. I really appreciate the Chat feature to answer simple questions in a timely fashion. The training I received was top notch and very detailed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

eTapestry

eTapestry 8.0
Based on 6 answers
The eTapestry support team is quick to respond, willing to help, willing to followup and overall very helpful. They have always walked me step by step through questions I have or processes I need to learn more about. The chat support option is very convenient and I always end with a positive experience.The customer/client support is something eTapestry should pride itself on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Altru

No score
No answers yet
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eTapestry

eTapestry 8.0
Based on 1 answer
In person training is always helpful for a new product however I think that the online tutorials would do just fine.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Altru

No score
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eTapestry

eTapestry 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The online tutorials were easy to follow and explained in detail steps. I was able to put together an organization SOP for best practices in case I was not in the office or no longer there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Altru

No score
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eTapestry

eTapestry 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The organization as fairly happy with the implementation in that the data was all in the right places. However as they continued to grow, they outgrew eTapestry's functions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Altru

We switched from Raisers Edge in 2012 due to the need to have all processes in one database. Group Sales/Rentals had to use a separate database for their sales than the Members and Donors department. We also could not sell tickets for events and programs in one space. Being able to have all of these in one database is why we chose Altru.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

eTapestry

Ages ago I built several donor databases in Access. I've been a system and data administrator (among other things) for many years, but have never worked with a competitive product. I inherited my eTapestry system when I joined the organization and spent five years working with it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Altru

No score
No answers yet
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eTapestry

eTapestry 1.0
Based on 1 answer
The product overall is not too bad but I would not suggest for a large nonprofit organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Altru

  • It has become very tedious to account for registrants in each session of a class or camp, because you have to "sell" them into each session in order to have an accurate class roster.
  • It is very easy to process payment and entry fees to our Museum and programs.
  • It is easy to retrieve accurate information and records of patrons.
Jillian Bock | TrustRadius Reviewer

eTapestry

  • I haven't had an experience yet with an organization that felt their needs were being met by eTapestry, so that's a tough question for me. Then again, nonprofits come to us when they have some kind of problem to solve, so we're not hearing from the people who adore it.
Anna Hazel Crotty | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Altru

General

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

eTapestry

General

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

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