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Apricot by Social Solutions

There's always room for improvement. Also, with the HUD APR and ESG CAPER report, since these are required reports for funded agencies, and Apricot is a comparable database, agencies using Apricot should not be required to pay for the feature/updates of these.
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Kindful

If your primary goals are: the ability to accept online donations [best/easiest to use donation form I've seen], acknowledge donors, and keep constituent data in one location - and you're willing to look for integrated solutions for other specific uses based on your needs - Kindful is for you. Bonus: Pricing for Kindful makes it easy to find the budget for other integrated solutions... because even if it doesn't do it all - it is still really inexpensive for what it does accomplish.
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Pros

  • We have 300+ employees that have access to the our reports on Apricot. Its so easy for anyone in our agency to view these reports seconds after they are written. Apricot gives us access to Archived files in seconds too. This is a very efficient way of keeping 100's of files organized and easy to access.
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  • We particularly love the flexibility of Kindful's donation pages and donation plug-ins. They make it possible for us to accept donations on our website, without having donors have to leave the website.
  • Kindful effectively streamlines back-office functions including acknowledgements for gifts - which saves our small 2-person team vital hours each week.
  • Kindful integrates to a variety of valuable platforms, allowing us to manage all of our data in one place. Currently, we integrate with MailChimp [so all email recipients are segmented in Kindful, emails are sent from MailChimp], Fundraising Report Card, and several custom integrations through Kindful's open API [including one that tracks volunteer events and another that connects to CauseVox].
  • Kindful's basic metrics and "dashboard" give us instant access to live fundraising results that are shown against historical information - giving us the ability to see how we're doing at all times.
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Cons

  • Setting email or text triggers based on the date filter
  • Creating a individual dashboard interface to look at selected data points for one person
  • Creating separate bulletin spaces for different categories. The homepage gets quickly cluttered if you use too many bulletins.
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  • While Kindful is the best at tracking and showing us what interactions have happened in the past with our constituents, it leaves a lot to be desired in terms of planning next actions for major gifts fundraising. There is some basic functionality, but we have resorted to planning future actions outside of Kindful and entering them into Kindful as they occur.
  • The "households" in Kindful can be a challenge, which goes hand-in-hand with the challenges with soft-credits. You can show these things, but when reporting, there can be errors since Kindful treats a "transaction" differently than a "credit. So if I ask for a list of donors whose largest gift is over $1,000 - It can miss people who give through Donor Advised Funds. But since it will generally pull in the donor advised fund, I can usually extrapolate and find the missing records.
  • The "Organization" accounts in Kindful could be more robust. But since Kindful offers "Custom Fields" - that can be used to pull reports - we've been able to work around this.
  • Kindful does include a peer-to-peer fundraising tool, but these are very basic and we ended up using a different tool to do our peer-to-peer. That being said, we still use that open API to bring all of that information into Kindful... which works wonderfully!
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Likelihood to Renew

Apricot by Social Solutions9.7
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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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Usability

Apricot by Social Solutions10.0
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Very well design, almost anyone can use
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Support

Apricot by Social Solutions10.0
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Every time we have a problem it is resolved
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Implementation

Apricot by Social Solutions10.0
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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

We looked at several out-of-the-box solutions as well as large vendors like Salesforce. We selected Apricot due to their focus on non-profit grant management and ability to customize forms and data points
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Return on Investment

  • AVS is freeing up my time from data collection and analysis to being able to spend more time on pursuing other grant revenes. Since we have only recently started in the last quarter, I anticipate that will continually improve as we build and implement more data collection in AVS and as Department Direcrtors become more familiar with how to manage their own data.
  • We still have a few folks who are not tech savy or comfortable with new technology or change for that matter. This hampers the full benefit of Apricot to our organization.
  • It's a big upfront investment of staff time and cost to get AVS or any data base in use. Four years ago our organization spent $50,000 and countless staff hours developing a customized data base and then the consultant wanted another $30,000 to make the additional changes we needed. Needless to say, we never got a functional data base from them and we felt very skeptical of ever attempting it again. The fact that we can make the changes ourselves in AVS, assumming we learn the administrative functionality, is a huge plus to control costs in a small non-profit.
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  • Kindful saves us time and despite needing other platforms to meet some needs, it still saves us money.
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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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Kindful

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Kindful Editions & Modules
Kindful
Edition
Starter
100/month1
Launch
200/month2
Growing
300/month3
Pro
400/month4
Enterprise
600/month5
1. 0-1000 Contacts
2. 1001-5000 Contacts
3. 5001-15000 Contacts
4. 15001-25000 Contacts
5. 25001-50000 Contacts
Additional Pricing Details
All plans include: unlimited admin users, unlimited donation pages with peer-to-peer fundraising, built-in integrations, and automated reporting. Pricing also includes comprehensive web-based training upon signup and ongoing online support at no additional cost.

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