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Likelihood to Recommend

Blackbaud CRM

If you want a "catch all" program that offers a little bit of everything, [Blackbaud CRM is] considered "affordable" by some market standards that offers a little bit of everything. That being said, none of the tools it offers are perfect (or even generally user friendly). The backend is notoriously challenging for admin who have to do a lot of workarounds for basic functions like list management and campaigns. Blackbaud bought up several other companies to combine their services, but few products work well. They've slowly been letting some services go to focus on the main CRM options but in all the years we used it this has been a struggle compared to competitors who offered one aspect of the [Blackbaud CRM] and did it better.
Rose Grant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Network for Good

We use it for donations (with an option to sign up for emails). We do not have a robust online giving program at this time, but feel that Network for Good is and will be the best option for us. The form that a donor is required to fill out is lengthy, but I have not had any donor that has given online want to say that this was a deal breaker for them. I would still like to see an easier option down the road if possible.
Terri Betts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Blackbaud CRM

  • It is incredibly user-friendly! From the first time I opened a constituent profile, I could easily navigate between tabs and find the information I need in a timely fashion without confusion.
  • It allows personalization! Depending on what information is most relevant to me, I can organize the widgets that are shown first. I typically look at the same few pieces of information on every profile, so I don't have to dig for it!
Ashley Milton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Network for Good

  • Network for Good is intuitive and easy to use.
  • I have had a great experience with NFG's customer service.
  • I appreciate that NFG is constantly refining their platform to best serve the needs of their users.
  • NFG has excellent free webinars and resources!
Emily Dean | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Blackbaud CRM

  • The marriage of event registration (on-line) and CRM needs some work.
  • Challenges to adapt to organization culture surrounding things like "naming conventions", specialized reporting needs, some bugs in roll-up reporting on couples or families.
  • Tribute giving tracking/reporting is awkward.
  • Better shared language of function between BBCRM and other BB products like Netcommunity and Raiser's Edge. Can cause some errors in the implementation process.
  • Netcommunity functionality pushing data to CRM is messy and fraught with challenges.
Wendy Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Network for Good

  • We host a lot of events. I wish it had a separate event section, so that people who buy tickets to events are categorized separately from those who become an actual donor.
  • I wish we had more ability to customize our donation pages, so that we could put more branding around the events we host. As it is, we have to use the same colors, etc., for all "fundraising" - which includes our events.
Shelly D. Mahon, Ph.D. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Blackbaud CRM

Blackbaud CRM 6.4
Based on 7 answers
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
Rebecca Armstrong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Network for Good

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Support Rating

Blackbaud CRM

Blackbaud CRM 6.5
Based on 15 answers
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.
Stephanie Wollenburg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Network for Good

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Alternatives Considered

Blackbaud CRM

In comparing Blackbaud CRM to Raiser's Edge, there is more room to configure, customize and seems more refined. In terms of more refined, I am referring to the user interface, the capturing of data, ability to perform simple or complex marketing processes.
Salvador Orochena | TrustRadius Reviewer

Network for Good

I have looked into other options that offered online mobile giving platforms, but had not found them to be any better or more comprehensive than Network for Good. I apologize that I can't remember all that I looked into. In some cases, the others were much more expensive. They may have offered more, but I couldn't justify the additional cost for the added benefit. There are some Network for Good offerings that we have not expanded into, but I would definitely look at them first before making any sort of change.
Terri Betts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Blackbaud CRM

  • 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...
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Network for Good

  • Network for Good has streamlined and automated our donor relations and management processes and is compatible with our budget.
Emily Dean | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Blackbaud CRM

General

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

Blackbaud CRM Editions & Modules

Edition
BlackBaud CRM$99.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Network for Good

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$0 (Fees Waived)

Network for Good Editions & Modules

Edition
0-500 Contacts$100/month
500-1000 Contacts$200/month
1000-5000 Contacts$300/month
5,000-10,000 Contacts$400/month
    Additional Pricing Details
    Pricing is based on how many contacts are imported into the Donor Management System. All packages have unlimited users, unlimited campaigns, unlimited event and peer-to-peer pages, unlimited emails and other communications. They all also include full support and complete data migration. Please contact a team member for additional services like auctions, event management, and data services. Additionally, if you don't see a contact tier or price that fits your organization, please reach out for more information.

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