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Apricot by Social Solutions

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apricot by Social Solutions

Apricot is well suited to help with output reporting. However, I don't believe it offers a narrative function. Apricot is well suited for capturing client intake, especially with is secure web form feature. However, it is not like GoogleForms where it can be used to either capture RSVP information or sign-in information for events or trainings.Apricot is well-suited for comparison reporting and discovering effort. However, I don't believe it has predictive features that can be leveraged.
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Classy

Classy is perfect for an organization who likes to create a lot of peer to peer campaigns and sell tickets to an event. I would not recommend it for use as the only event management software for your event but it's a good place to sell tickets and keep registration organized. It is also well suited for a team that lacks a designer because it is so simple to use
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Pros

Apricot by Social Solutions

  • Apricot by Social Solutions is very user-friendly. Staff training and use has been a breeze. Staff and volunteers very quickly pick up on the navigation which creates confidence and user empowerment.
  • Apricot by Social Solutions is flexible. Organizations can adjust the software to match their structure during the implementation phase and easily make adjustments on their own after implementation.
  • Apricot by Social Solutions is affordable. It is still a significant investment for an organization that has not previously purchased case management software, but in comparing twelve different software solution options, Apricot by far offered the greatest value.
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Classy

  • Classy's design editor makes it simple for anyone to design a beautiful campaign quickly and fairly simply. They make it simple to change colors, text, add images all while keeping the template looking modern. Since there is no designer or marketing person on our small team this has allowed me to make campaigns that look great with little previous experience.
  • Classy also offers a large quantity of guides and resources that you can download or view on their website for a variety of relevant issues in the worlds of marketing, communications, and fundraising. They provide useful examples and tips that anyone can apply to their own work in order to achieve their goals.
  • Classy's customer service is probably their best aspect. In addition to having a chat function, which allows you to instantly chat with someone about your issue, they have an extensive help center and have hired additional Salesforce experts to their team for complicated questions in regard to the Salesforce connector.
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Cons

Apricot by Social Solutions

  • Speed of access leaves something to be desired
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Classy

  • The customization is limited, so if you're looking for something that you can make a lot of changes to, this wouldn't be the program to use. That does make it easier to set up, but you have to be mindful that you'll only be able to change so much.
  • Classy also isn't a full CRM program (it doesn't claim to be so that's no fault of theirs). Just something to keep in mind that you'll end up with fundraising data here and eventually you're going to want to be able to pull all this info into your main database to be able to properly communicate and maintain these records.
  • The admin tools are a little confusing for someone who is new to the system. It's pretty easy to fumble around and find what you need, but some of the features don't quite make sense as to where you'd find them (for example, if you need to delete a fundraising page, it's a little hard to find where you'd do this). Just a bit of a learning curve as there would be with any software.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apricot by Social Solutions

Apricot by Social Solutions 9.9
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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Classy

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Usability

Apricot by Social Solutions

Apricot by Social Solutions 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very well design, almost anyone can use
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Classy

Classy 9.0
Based on 1 answer
VERY easy to use, but lacks flexibility. But very easy to learn and master, even for someone with technical skills. They offer live chat which is a great help for on-demand support. At higher call volumes, you may wait 10 minutes, but I’ve never waited for more than that and the support if 90% of the time very helpful.
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Support

Apricot by Social Solutions

Apricot by Social Solutions 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Every time we have a problem it is resolved
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Classy

Classy 9.0
Based on 1 answer
This is one of Classy’s strength. Their support staff is unfailingly polite when dealing with a multitude of requests form a multitude of users for our organization. Live chat is fantastic, but they recently did away with their email to case feature. So you can’t just email support to create a case. You must fill out an online form or live chat them. Not always ideal especially if I’m trying to solve a problem in the go for a colleague and it would be easiest for me to just shoot off an email.
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Implementation

Apricot by Social Solutions

Apricot by Social Solutions 10.0
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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Alternatives Considered

Apricot by Social Solutions

We have only used Alice in the past. We transferred to Apricot after the creator of Alice retired and recommended Apricot as our replacement
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Classy

We had a custom site built for our online giving and event registration and we could not build what we needed. Classy knew what we needed when we didn't even know it.
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Return on Investment

Apricot by Social Solutions

  • Apricot has opened up an opportunity for our organization to share our files throughout our agency with ease. I feel its a costly investment, but for the ease of access to our files & the capability of storing these files is worth the investment.
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Classy

  • It has allowed us to focus on things other than fundraising.
  • It has increased our productivity in fundraising by diversifying how we fundraise.
  • Classy has allowed us to reach more people.
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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

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.

    Classy

    General

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

    Classy Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

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