Blackbaud CRM vs. LiveImpact

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Blackbaud CRM
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Designed for large, complex organizations as well as federated and international nonprofits.N/A
LiveImpact
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
LiveImpact is a technology platform that was specifically designed and built to support social impact organizations, nonprofits, foundations, and CSR groups, with all their technology needs. It offers Program Management, Fundraising and Volunteer Management all under a single platform.N/A
Pricing
Blackbaud CRMLiveImpact
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Blackbaud CRMLiveImpact
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Small Businesses
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Medium-sized Companies
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
Blackbaud CRMLiveImpact
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(36 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.9
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Blackbaud CRMLiveImpact
Likelihood to Recommend
Blackbaud
It works well enough for fundraising purposes and donor tracking. I think it would be less appropriate for instances or industries where you don't need so many data points on someone. You are able to attach a lot of information to a record so if you don't need that info (simply need contact info for example) you might want a simpler system
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LiveImpact
LiveImpact would be an excellent choice for any nonprofit, irrespective of size. For those still using Excel to manage their donor data, this would be a hyper boost of productivity and tracking. For those hosting events or campaigns, the development and deployment of microsites are super easy and user-friendly.
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Pros
Blackbaud
  • Accessing in-depth data for a single constituent is easily done and customizable by user working with "tiles" on the home screen
  • Generating lists of possible prospects with specific similarities can be done with a few clicks and then stored for more research later
  • well designed relationship options allow for a a look at specific constituents and how they might relate to other constituents in the system leading to more effective prospecting
  • Screens can be easily customized by user or user group eliminating irrelevant data and presenting only truly relevant information
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LiveImpact
  • All-in-one solution with CRM, microsites for campaigns/events, and communications
  • Very easy reporting systems
  • Excellent customer support, plus continuous feature enhancements
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Cons
Blackbaud
  • Certain aspects of Blackbaud are oddly non-customizable.
  • Blackbaud updates/support is slow and often ineffective - our organization switched to Microsoft 365, which is apparently incompatible with Blackbaud. Help/support recommended clunky workarounds that don't actually work, rather than proactively enhancing compatibility
  • There should be a flag in constituent search to show which people in the results list are deceased.
  • Query isn't very user friendly. It should be simple to locate the information that you want to pull, and add parameters to that information. Instead you have to write multiple queries to set parameters, then write a query that looks at those other queries. It's time-consuming and easy to make mistakes, and the knowledge/proficiency is difficult to explain or transfer to new staff.
  • Blackbaud generally just feels like its technology is outdated. It wasn't built for the needs of a modern organization, and its developers have failed to make the necessary improvements over time to stay competitive.
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LiveImpact
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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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LiveImpact
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Support Rating
Blackbaud
I have not personally had to reach out to Blackbaud CRM Support, because we have a central office that manages the Blackbaud CRM relationship. However, any time I've reached out to our support team, there is nothing they can't figure out by utilizing the support they receive from Blackbaud CRM. I've not had any issues that have gone unresolved, and they can always get things done in a timely fashion.
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LiveImpact
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Implementation Rating
Blackbaud
Most of our issues were self-inflicted and related to BB's work. We did not "staff up" correctly, our data to be converted was not in great shape and we set some unreasonable goals. With BBs help we were able to clean our data and prep it for conversion and we adjusted the goals to be more achievable with the timeline we were given. We found the BB staff to be responsive and focused, especially when working on-site with us.
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LiveImpact
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Alternatives Considered
Blackbaud
Blackbaud CRM is more robust and has better functionality. It is necessary for a bigger fundraising shop. Blackbaud Raiser's Edge and NXT worked well in smaller organizations with fewer users and fewer donors/prospects. RE was more affordable than CRM was for the smaller organization.
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LiveImpact
Ease of use, more comprehensive, price
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Return on Investment
Blackbaud
  • Change is always expensive and painful, but CRM is worth the time and effort. One immediate benefit is improved transparency internally, especially for internal accounting, controls, and compliance departments.
  • Cloud hosting helps cut cost and demand on organization staff. Improves access and meets compliance on every level.
  • Ability to make global changes to recording donor phone communication makes it a one-stop resource for a well-run development team.
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LiveImpact
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ScreenShots

LiveImpact Screenshots

Screenshot of LiveImpact offers rich, customizable profiles for your constituentsScreenshot of Our mobile-responsive and beautiful fundraisers can be created within minutes and can very easily be embedded on your website.Screenshot of LiveImapct offers powerful outreach features and you can easily create beautiful looking newsletters with our drag and drop tools.