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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

Raiser's Edge

I think that Raiser's Edge is particularly well-suited to nonprofit organizations since it was designed with their specific needs in mind. It is also very popular among nonprofit organizations, which makes it easy to find additional resources to provide support and advice for how to maximize its potential (e.g. online video tutorials and help forums). For nonprofits, whether large or small, with multiple streams of revenue, Raiser's Edge is an efficient tool to track donors and fundraising efforts and to ensure that nothing slips through the cracks. Raiser's Edge is probably best suited to organizations with multiple different fundraising initiatives occurring at the same time. In a very small organization with only a few income sources, it may not be worth the money
Anonymous | 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

Raiser's Edge

  • The Raisers Edge makes it easy to quickly look up a name and find out information about that person all in one place.
  • The Raisers Edge is fairly intuitive for basic functions and does not require much training to get started.
  • The Raisers Edge allows information tracking for multiple pieces of data about a single constituent or gift, which is helpful for understanding trends and big-picture analyses.
Elora Tocci | 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

Raiser's Edge

  • Data posting to Financial Edge (FE) is limited and complicated to understand (took us time to adjust). The posting report does not have enough info: Appeal, campaign and who posted to FE. In genereral, RE/FE integration is not explained by Blackbaud properly, we had to figure out everything on the go.
  • Volunteer module is a bit cumbersome; some fields have duplicate fields in the event module; the identical information ends up being recorded in two different places.
Lena Trubnikova | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Blackbaud DonorCentral

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Raiser's Edge

Raiser's Edge 6.4
Based on 27 answers
There are many CRM tools on the market however Raisers Edge especially with NXT offers everything you need in one database. It’s a little pricey however Blackbaud support is super helpful and they offer so many tools and add ins.
Michelle Hidalgo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Blackbaud DonorCentral

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Raiser's Edge

Raiser's Edge 9.0
Based on 10 answers
it does lots of things well (prospect tracking and event management), some things FANTASTIC (gift records and donations and relationships). It is rigid enough for the database administrator to maintain good clean data, but flexible enought for customization across organizations so specific data can be kept as needed for YOUR specific organization needs.
Elaine Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Blackbaud DonorCentral

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Raiser's Edge

Raiser's Edge 8.0
Based on 6 answers
Since the software is expensive to use, only so many people are able to active users at once. There are times when I may have to wait or ask another user to log out so that I may log in.
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

Raiser's Edge

Raiser's Edge 7.7
Based on 38 answers
For most users, only chat support is available. There is a phone number, but it is very labor-intensive to get someone on the phone, and the chat does not include an easy way to screen share. Those sessions need to be scheduled in advance and almost begged for; the chat line always has a long wait time, and sometimes it seems their support personnel is chatting with more than one client at a time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Blackbaud DonorCentral

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Raiser's Edge

Raiser's Edge 6.0
Based on 10 answers
It's critically important to consider where you are taking your fundraising efforts and strategy, and to collaborate closely with other departments who will also use RE. I would strongly recommend that you investigate best practices -both from Blackbaud (theory) and with other organizations (practice) - to create a user manual and guide for RE within your organization
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

Raiser's Edge

We have used several of Blackbaud’s products and have found Raiser’s Edge NXT to ultimately be the best option for our organization. Upgrading to Blackbaud’s raisers Edge from our previous constituent management database was a huge improvement for our entire organization and offered much more advancement opportunities for our staff
Linda Behrman | 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

Raiser's Edge

  • It takes longer than necessary to do things so that makes it cost more staff time to complete the work we need. One example is with online gifts since you can't import these into a batch we have to manually add all of the online gifts which is time consuming.
Amber Manning | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Blackbaud DonorCentral

General

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

Raiser's Edge

General

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

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