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Attribute Ratings

  • Blackbaud CRM is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Causeview is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.9

Blackbaud CRM

99%
27 Ratings
2.0

Causeview

20%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

6.4

Blackbaud CRM

64%
7 Ratings

Causeview

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.0

Blackbaud CRM

90%
2 Ratings

Causeview

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.3

Blackbaud CRM

63%
16 Ratings
7.0

Causeview

70%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Blackbaud

Blackbaud CRM would be a great tool for larger organizations or higher education institutions with a high quantity of constituents. It is great for organizing a lot of information in a single record. While it would be great for any organization, it may be under-utilized for smaller businesses that don't have repeat customers or constant information streams.
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Causeview

I think Causeview is well suited for those who are looking to track revenue and donor information in the same place. It is good to have your database with all of your contacts integrated with the same system that you use to process things such as donations and event registrations, so it saves time and we don't have to maintain separate systems for our development work and our other revenue-generating strategies. We also use reports to pull up information about donors and use that information for fundraising -- for example, donor history and things like that.
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Pros

Blackbaud

  • Managing a large development/fundraising team's goals and outcomes
  • Working hand-in-glove with various types of fundraising activities: research, on-line, direct mail, events, grants, and planned giving
  • Layers of security that enable user groups to get what they need and nothing more
  • Reporting! Reporting! Reporting!
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Causeview

  • Causeview's support team is mostly helpful and quick to respond.
  • Causeview integrates event registrations within Salesforce.
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Cons

Blackbaud

  • As an enterprise application, I would like to see additional application administration functionality incorporated as part of the application. A specific example is providing additional functionality to address database maintenance.
  • Additional report development tools to allow users (non technical) to create dynamic reports. Currently you can use MS Report Builder and leverage an adhoc query but believe this can be enhanced further.
  • Surface the Financial Transaction Model to the application further. This would allow users to see revenue changes overtime better when reconciling revenue.
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Causeview

  • Event registration and donation pages could be better designed - not up to par with sites such as Eventbrite
  • I would like to have the option for people to register with more than one e-mail address instead of creating a duplicate record each time someone uses a different e-mail.
  • Some of my coworkers find Causeview confusing to use or difficult to find information.
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Pricing Details

Blackbaud CRM

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Blackbaud CRM editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Causeview

    Starting Price

    $60 per user

    Editions & Modules

    Causeview editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Causeview601

    Footnotes

    1. per user

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required

    Additional Details

    Included at no extra cost: support, unlimited access to the Causeview Knowledge Base, online training and Causeview Community Forum, online donation, event registration and volunteer sign-up forms, and ActionPages. Integrated iATS Payment Processing starting at 2.95% + $0.21 / transaction. Minimum 3 users.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Blackbaud

    We've covered a lot, but mostly because we are happy with the system overall. There are a few kinks, and sometimes it takes a minute to figure out the right wording to pull a report or the best way to code a new category that we want to track. But Blackbaud is always there to help us, and once things are figured out - they are super simple to replicate. It wouldn't be worth it to switch to a new system and lose of all our information and time put in to mastering the system
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    Causeview

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Blackbaud

    It is purely dependant on who you reach and speak to. You can call twice in an hour period and get two completely different answers. You can get people who are willing to help, people who just tell you no, or people who have no idea what to do. They need to work harder on training their support people. The chat function works very well for simple questions and is my preferred go-to when seeking help.
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    Causeview

    Causeview's support is a lone bright spot. They are often quick to respond. They are generally helpful, although brief in their answers and explanations. I would appreciate more detailed answers to technical problems, but I do appreciate their support's problem solving ability
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    Alternatives Considered

    Blackbaud

    Blackbaud is a big name brand, that has a lot of options for your organization. Since it has different layers, you have the ability to seek support from all of those layers whenever. There are organizations all around the world, so you have the ability to join support groups where you can find other organizations that are dealing with similar issues or things to figure out.
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    Causeview

    I did not personally select Causeview for my organization, but I have found it easy to use in comparison with other similar systems. The fact that Causeview can be added to Salesforce, and hop on our existing database, is very important to us and is one of the main reasons we continue to use the service.
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    Return on Investment

    Blackbaud

    • If you go with Blackbaud purchase the extended training package. Your staff will thank you.
    • The mantra is "If it isn't in Blackbaud it doesn't exist" is a contradiction because best practice with Blackbaud is to not use attachments which means we had to archive copies of donor letters or membership in a completely separate system. Really? What is the point? Or pay more and more and more...
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    Causeview

    • Negative: expensive per-license fee with no discount for added users.
    • Negative: unreliable servers that host donate pages.
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