Award Force vs. YourCause CSRconnect

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Award Force
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Award Force is an award, grant application, and submission platform from the Australian company of the same name featuring granular roles and permissions to for entry and review, control of judgment process, and other features.N/A
YourCause CSRconnect
Score 8.5 out of 10
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CSRconnect is a SaaS-based platform that is a fully hosted and managed solution used to engage employees in volunteering, giving, and sustainability initiatives, along with helping grants administrators manage corporate and foundation philanthropic programs. It supports global programs with multi-lingual settings and multi-national credit card processing features.N/A
Pricing
Award ForceYourCause CSRconnect
Editions & Modules
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Pricing Offerings
Award ForceYourCause CSRconnect
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsProduct pricing varies based on company needs and employee size.
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Small Businesses
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises

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User Ratings
Award ForceYourCause CSRconnect
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.5
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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(0 ratings)
7.8
(5 ratings)
Usability
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6.8
(14 ratings)
Availability
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7.5
(2 ratings)
Performance
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5.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
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7.3
(14 ratings)
Online Training
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7.1
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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5.5
(14 ratings)
Configurability
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7.0
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
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6.5
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
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6.5
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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6.0
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Vendor pre-sale
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6.5
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User Testimonials
Award ForceYourCause CSRconnect
Likelihood to Recommend
Award Force
When we run a series of award program with different set of judges in rounds, we have had the best use of AF. It is highly competent in processing the applications specially as our number of applicants are over 2000. Therefore, we have been able to streamline the entire award process and reduce the margin of error and very transparent and efficient judging criterias implemented.
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Blackbaud
It is a great solution for a company that is looking to have a one-stop shop for employee volunteering and giving. It integrates with VolunteerMatch and Workday which is very helpful as the former feeds community volunteer opportunities to our company portal, and the latter is how payroll deductions get processed
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Pros
Award Force
  • User friendly User Interface
  • Data Protection
  • Reasonable pricing
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Blackbaud
  • Dollars for Doers Volunteer Grant program features are very easy to use and manage.
  • Cause cards are a great incentive available through CSR connect.
  • Searching for charities to contribute dollars to is easy to navigate.
  • The Engagement Elements are very user-friendly and easy to update on the admin side. Our employees love them and how easy they are to find and click through.
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Cons
Award Force
  • Provide a smooth learning curve for the new users (As judges differ always)
  • Emails sent from the software lands in Spam sometimes
  • The product tends to lag if we are running many tasks at once.
  • Limited in-app reporting view.
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Blackbaud
  • Date/calendar feature is rough - it automatically puts in a year out so you have to correct that and the time zone needs to automatically populate as it's a huge list that confuses most people.
  • The search feature overall - not intuitive and clunky and usually inaccurate - needs to be fine tuned as well as broadened to include everything associated with a particular event or user - having said that they have made great improvements in this in the recent future so that's something to be grateful for.
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Likelihood to Renew
Award Force
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Blackbaud
We have thoroughly enjoyed our relationship with CSRconnect and YourCause/Blackbaud thus far.
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Usability
Award Force
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Blackbaud
The usability of CSRconnect is light years ahead of our last program and we are so thankful for this. Some of our employees get intimidated by using the computer so it is helpful when the site is user-friendly and welcoming for our employees. They are also easily able to find events in the portal.
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Reliability and Availability
Award Force
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Blackbaud
It is available when needed. It can be very slow at times.
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Performance
Award Force
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Blackbaud
We do have issues with having to reload pages when we are working on reports or engagement tiles. If we dont reload something the information that we have been working to input in to the site or the reports do not save. This can be frustrating when we are on time constraints
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Support Rating
Award Force
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Blackbaud
The implementation process was a bit rocky but ended up okay. The account manager is new and still learning himself so many of our questions are answered with "let me look into that and get back to you". He absolutely gets back to us and is very nice but not always very knowledgeable which can get frustrating.
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Online Training
Award Force
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Blackbaud
It was a little challenging doing training on line i think in person may have been a little easier. we also did training before we had access to certain things so when the time came to use that training we had questions that came up that were not apart of the initial training.
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Implementation Rating
Award Force
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Blackbaud
The implementation of CSRconnect takes way, way too long. Having to take down your entire CSR site for weeks, if not months, is an issue. Issues still arise from the implementation in terms of ensuring that reports and statistics on active users are pulling properly, as well as the transfer of information from one system to another. Some of this is definitely to be expected, as transferring this much information is a challenge. However, I would hope that issues would have been resolved by now
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Alternatives Considered
Award Force
The customer support team was outstanding in AF. They were very attentive and on point in our requirements. Also the pricing was very affordable. We had few recommendations from existing users who were already in our business market.
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Blackbaud
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Scalability
Award Force
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Blackbaud
It has worked for our large company fine.
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Return on Investment
Award Force
  • Immense forward increase in ROI.
  • Increase in participation and hence more productivity.
  • No dependency on separate vendors for different features and cutting cost.
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Blackbaud
  • We have been able to more accurately track global volunteerism.
  • Having an online platform for employees to organize their team volunteer projects has been wonderful. They are either doing more of them (we are so busy) or they were always doing all these activities but we are just finally aware of them because there is a platform to use now.
  • Reporting is not as flexible nor robust as we need it. Still doing many manual steps to get the data how we need it.
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ScreenShots

YourCause CSRconnect Screenshots

Screenshot of CSRconnect is an Employee Engagement Platform for enterprise clients of all sizes, providing a hosted solution for a broad array of corporate community involvement programs and clients are able to manage and report the depth of their social impact and overall employee engagement.Screenshot of Grants ManagementScreenshot of NPO Portal - Free management of donated funds and volunteer information.