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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 5.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Blackbaud DonorCentral

Specific scenarios where Blackbaud DonorCentral is well suited are definitely in regards to our Development team. They can quickly update our constituent's memberships and keep our communications team in the loop on current member emails and those who are in need or renewals. It also helps with their development and fundraising events. They are keeping track of the highest donors and those big prospective donors for future events. Scenarios, where it is less appropriate, are definitely in my meetings department. It does not sync with our registration database for conferences, so we have to do double work verifying if they are members or not.
Patrick Reilly, CMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salsa CRM

Well suited for sending mass emails or emails to certain groups, sending automated emails, collecting donations, and peer-to-peer communication. They have a good support team. I'm still figuring out how to best manage supporters, it's not as intuitive as I would like. I used to just manage all donor information on Google Sheets, and I still prefer Google Sheets.
Austin Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Blackbaud DonorCentral

  • Has great security and privacy settings. Keeps your donor information safe.
  • Has a direct link with donors to our information. Eliminates a lot of double work and or hitting the same donor with multiple emails.
Patrick Reilly, CMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salsa CRM

  • User-Friendly. As a user, it is an intuitive product. When you are working, it is easy to navigate.
  • Fundraising Pages: Salsa Engage allows you to easily and quickly make fundraising pages that can be pushed out to your community of donors.
  • CRM: Easy to manage the constituents. When someone signs up for our fundraising pages, the software captures the demographics and either matches up to the existing donor or creates a new constituent.
  • Salsa CRM listens to their customers and works well with the user base. Most ideas are listened to and can see that requests are pushed out in updates.
Doris Parker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Blackbaud DonorCentral

  • Doesn't interface with our Aventri Registration system.
  • Has quite a few advertised features like SKY and DAF that don't get used that much and aren't as impressive as they say that are.
Patrick Reilly, CMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salsa CRM

  • When we started with Salsa, not every option was available online, some were desktop specific. As it has been some time since I worked with Salsa these have probably been resolved.
  • The ability to communicate between Salsa CRM and other Salsa software options. Sometimes the crossover was not as efficient as was needed.
  • Tagging and setting up rules for particular donors was somewhat confusing - meaning, therefore, that the amount of training needed to implement the software was somewhat intensive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Blackbaud DonorCentral

No score
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No answers on this topic

Salsa CRM

Salsa CRM 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It suits all of our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Blackbaud DonorCentral

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salsa CRM

Salsa CRM 10.0
Based on 1 answer
You do not have to be a tech-savvy person to be able to use the CRM. Reporting is easy to do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Blackbaud DonorCentral

Blackbaud DonorCentral 6.0
Based on 1 answer
I gave it a low rating because response times are slow. It does have multiple ways to reach support, but it usually takes a while before you "get in front" of the person you need to fix your issue. Also, problems seem to happen a lot, so it makes the process more frustrating.
Patrick Reilly, CMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salsa CRM

Salsa CRM 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Their tech support is very good and I am very pleased with it. They speak in non-techie lingo for my non-techie staff just as easily as they speak techie to me (a techie). I appreciate their quick turn around in time to answer our questions and the follow up to make sure their answer(s) helped.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Blackbaud DonorCentral

I do not know of any other alternatives, as I do not work in the development department. Our Development team would have sourced alternatives to settle on this one.
Patrick Reilly, CMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salsa CRM

I have reviewed Salsa Engage and perhaps after our transition has taken place it might be a viable option versus using Constant Contact for internal and external correspondence.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Blackbaud DonorCentral

  • Helps development team keep a clear and concise donor relationship.
  • Accounting can forecast money coming in more accurately.
Patrick Reilly, CMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salsa CRM

  • Has helped increase our donor retention as we are able to track all communications with donors ensuring that they remain connected.
  • The improved emailing (with fewer bounce rate) has helped increase our website and donation page visibility.
  • We've sold more tickets to our fundraising events with an improved event management system.
Kalyn Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Blackbaud DonorCentral

General

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

Salsa CRM

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

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