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Score 8.7 out of 101

Bloomerang

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Score 8.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apricot by Social Solutions

Apricot works very well with our programs and meets the needs of our existing data requirements. As a victim services provider, we track a large amount of demographic data necessary for annual federal reporting. Apricot does an excellent job of allowing us to report at an aggregate level while maintaining the flexibility to slice out specific pieces of data when required.
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Bloomerang

When I first started, we did not engage one-on-one with our donors very often, if ever. With DonorPerfect, it was very difficult to develop a portfolio and move into a more major gifts-focused program. Bloomerang has allowed us to develop a portfolio and begin engaging with our donors on a more meaningful level. This wouldn't have been possible without it.
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Pros

  • Software customization and manipulation allows for accurate and applicable workflow
  • The ability to access any information via flexible report building
  • User permissions and authorizations to restrict data visibility between programs
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  • The migration of data from another software was very easy. All we needed to do was map the existing fields and we were able to create custom fields to accommodate specific needs of the clients.
  • The dashboards and reports are excellent tools for management to make decisions about fundraising efforts.
  • The complete records for each constituent and the ability to connect constituents to one another and to corporate donors enables my clients to reach our in specific campaigns that are tailored to move a group of donors.
  • The ability to connect to the database from off site is valuable when working in the field.
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Cons

  • The user interface can be to be intimidating for low volume users.
  • More free training options made available for new users.
  • When wholesale updates are made to forms the existing workflow and setup of the existing form is disrupted requiring additional editing by the administrator.
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  • Having access for volunteers for our bi-annual fundraisers (when we provide user access it's not able to be limited to certain screens, they have access to view all data).
  • Sometimes the Household icon is not ideal when pulling data, would rather have an option to not use Household icon.
  • It would be really nice to have an auto address verification to recognize incorrect addresses.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apricot by Social Solutions9.7
Based on 2 answers
I went to the Summit a few weeks ago to learn about the future expansion and vision of Social Solutions. I already been with Apricot for 5 years and researched other products I still come back to Apricot and where it can grow with us.
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Bloomerang9.1
Based on 3 answers
It is a terrific too, for small nonprofits. Once they have their database loaded it's easy to maintain
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Usability

Apricot by Social Solutions10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very well design, almost anyone can use
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Bloomerang8.4
Based on 4 answers
It is clearly the most usable of all products I have used or evaluated.
Here is an example. I created an online event registration form (the first form I ever created on Bloomerang), linked it to a new Stripe account for credit card processing, embedded it in my website, processed test transactions using "dummy" account numbers provided by Stripe, went "live, and made a registration with my credit card - IN ONLY 1 HOUR. And everything worked flawlessly including automatically entering my info in my existing Bloomerang constituent account and notifying me via email.
While I am not a rookie, I am not an IT person. This was EASY!!!!!
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Support

Apricot by Social Solutions10.0
Based on 1 answer
Every time we have a problem it is resolved
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Bloomerang8.5
Based on 2 answers
Any time i had a problem or question it has been easy to find an answer or tutorial. When I cannot find an answer, it is easy to email or live chat with support and they resolve my problems very quickly.
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Implementation

Apricot by Social Solutions10.0
Based on 1 answer
Take the time to learn apricot and all the functions before implementation. Know what the end results are before designing forms
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Bloomerang9.1
Based on 1 answer
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Alternatives Considered

We selected Apricot to warehouse our client data and to be able to serve as a backup to our data reports for our funder. Apricot is more fluid than the three (3) entities I've worked with in the past. In other words, Apricot allows us to now go from Intake Form data entry directly to Reporting, as we've figured out how to generate corresponding report features on the platform. We can generate reports and see reporting information whenever we want, especially in times ahead of our actual need to deliver reports to the funder; whereas with the other platforms, I was not able to generate reports from those entities with direct client Intake information.I truly enjoy the secure web form feature, too, because it allows clients to enter information on-the-spot at our center, eliminating the middle man (my staff) having to do it. Ultimately, we cut down on the days we take to generate reports, altogether, and are able to repurpose that newfound time to program delivery and program recruitment.
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Donor 2, ETapestry, Raiser's Edge. Bloomerang is certainly the best of the four. The interface and reporting ease are the primary reasons.
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Return on Investment

  • Able now to pull in real time statistics in our care
  • Able in real time to see the work that the nurses are doing on documentation
  • Able to use the statistics to get more funders
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  • My organization has used Bloomerang since before my start date and has definitely seen increases in income with more organized information on Bloomerang. Since my start date it has been easy to track our 20% increase in donor retention.
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Pricing Details

Apricot by Social Solutions

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Apricot by Social Solutions Editions & Modules
Apricot by Social Solutions
Edition
Apricot Essentials
$0
Apricot
$0
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing for Apricot is driven by individual usage and needs of your nonprofit. Your organization isn't one-size fits all, so neither is our pricing.

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Bloomerang

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Bloomerang Editions & Modules
Bloomerang
Additional Pricing Details

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