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Raiser's Edge NXT

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Raiser's Edge NXT

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Altru

If you can implement across all departments, and you are confident in the cleanliness of the data you are importing into the system, Altru is a good system for you. You'd benefit from having a strong, internal IT staff member to help with the process, and spending the time and money on web form design
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Raiser's Edge NXT

Great for a donor management system. Keeps data accessible, and reports are fairly easy to pull. Sometimes users have confusion on which reports they are trying to get. So much information, so many options - pros and cons. If you have experienced advancement personnel and a designated database administrator, this is an awesome program that can provide so much detail.
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Pros

  • Combines multiple departments' data under "one roof".
  • Interface is relatively easy to learn for basic tasks (e.g. daily sales) and query can be used for more complex interests.
  • Support team is very knowledgeable and readily available; the Altru Community is full of other users who can also help you through your specific question or issue.
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  • User Interface. This is one of the best-looking products I've ever used, very clean and streamlined. Everything is very logically laid out, and the purpose of every box and button is crystal clear. Plus, you still have access to the old-school "Database View" for those people who have difficulty with change.
  • Customization. If you don't like the way a screen is defaulted to look, you can move things around incredibly easily to make sure the things most important to you are where you need them to be.
  • Company Involvement. Blackbaud is very invested in Raiser's Edge NXT, and they are constantly adding and changing things based on user feedback to provide an optimal experience. I feel like my concerns are always taken in to consideration, and there is ample opportunity to test out new functionality and provide feedback that really seem to be used.
  • Accessibility. You can access both the NXT "Web View" and the Classic RE7 "Database View" from any device with internet access.
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Cons

  • Not ideal to use for e-blasts. It is difficult to manipulate and code through Altru.
  • Registering and managing multi-day events. Altru does not have the capacity to "sell" registrants into multi-session events. You have to work around the system in order to account for attendees in each session of the event.
  • Customizing web forms for program registration is a little bit difficult to figure out and to execute.
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  • Details about events and other modules found in Raiser's Edge don't always translate to NXT. However, new features are constantly being added.
  • Certain analytic features such as Gifts by Constituent Code are only useful if that information is tracked in Raiser's Edge.
  • Once in a while the lag between the actual database and NXT is extensive.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Raiser's Edge NXT9.5
Based on 17 answers
We evaluated RE NXT for the long haul. We feel it is a product that will grow along with us as an organization and it is meeting our needs.
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Usability

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Raiser's Edge NXT8.2
Based on 22 answers
Great effort has been put into understanding the User(s) language and common tasks.By bringing common tasks in an easy to use interface, allows me to analyse and monitor my tasks with a few clicks.
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Reliability and Availability

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Raiser's Edge NXT8.3
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When outages come, they are definitely felt! They come a few times a year, and can be quite a hassle. Sometimes the program isn't completely down, but is still slowed right down and creates complications. Not sure what the solution is for this, but ideal if the company can sort it out
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Performance

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Raiser's Edge NXT8.4
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It's fine. It's not the fastest, but not the slowest either. The real limitations come in how difficult it is to pull reports, or how to segment parts of information. This isn't an issue of not knowing how to do something - we've followed up with staff and there are actual limitations that make work harder
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Support

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Raiser's Edge NXT8.8
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Customer support at Blackbaud is really good. The wait time in the chat isn't too long and they always make sure that they've solved your issue.

The one area that needs improvement is that the first line of support needs to know when to escalate the issue to the next level. Sometimes I explain my issue in great detail and they still start at the beginning of the support process without reading everything that i've written.
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In-Person Training

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Raiser's Edge NXT9.3
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Training on-site was excellent. Our trainer was very knowledgeable and helped us create solutions for our specific needs using RE NXT.
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Online Training

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Raiser's Edge NXT8.1
Based on 14 answers
It was helpful and answered some of our questions. We needed to use it in tandem with users' experience.
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Implementation

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Raiser's Edge NXT8.4
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Our biggest challenge was finding the time during the hectic work pace to learn the new tools. In fact, we are still learning. Over all we were able to utilize the basic advantages right away.
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Alternatives Considered

Having used multiple databases to collect data from visitors across all of our points of contact, we found we had information, but no comparison between areas. It was possible to have a volunteer who made a donation, bought a membership, made purchases in the shop, and attended a workshop, but only visited the galleries 1x a year. The result was to have power users without knowing it. While each of the products we had used were fine in their own right, they lacked the ability to tell us what we most needed to know - how often we were used across all of our points of service. Altru gave us that.
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The only other similar product I have used is Education Edge in a non-profit secondary school setting. We also used Financial Edge and Raiser's Edge there where all systems were operating simultaneously. It was a great way to approach the different arenas of the organization while utilizing the same system platforms. We are currently implementing AcademicWorks and I will soon be able to comment on its functionality and usage.
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Scalability

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Raiser's Edge NXT8.7
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New features are constantly being added to Raiser's Edge NXT that expand its capabilities. Features such as constituent mapping and easily accessible actions allow for more in-depth analysis of existing constituents. The future ability to manipulate soft-credits and customize reporting dashboards will make NXT even more attractive to our fundraisers and executives. It's great to see that the software is evolving.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • Initially it was a big expense to take on but it paid for itself in one appeal!
  • It is intuitive and helps me get the information I need quickly so I can spend my time on important things like meeting one in one with donors and designing campaigns
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Pricing Details

Altru

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

Raiser's Edge NXT

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
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