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Score 6 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Blackbaud NetCommunity

For those using the events module, NetCommunity is great, though if you do a lot of walk/run type of events where individuals sponsor other individuals, something like TeamRaiser might make more sense. If you don't have the staff resources for web developers dedicated to fundraising tasks, then NetCommunity is a great tool. It's not as customisable as an experienced programmer/developer might want, but it still has a lot of options. It also has a lot of nuance, and if you cannot make an investment of time or money into getting staff trained, it's not going to work out well.
Rachel Slager | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Online Express

Blackbaud's Online Express is very well suited for small to medium non-profit organizations for tracking e-communications sign-ups and statistics. It is also perfect for creating and editing online donation forms to insert into existing websites so the web pages match the companies website rather than having an entirely different look. We use the program in collaboration with Raiser's Edge so I am not sure how appropriate it would be for an organization that is not using Raiser's Edge. It seamlessly integrates with Raiser's Edge.
Linda Behrman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Blackbaud NetCommunity

  • Data integration with The Raiser's Edge - data which is collected in Blackbaud NetCommunity directly integrates with The Raiser's Edge interface and can be seamlessly downloaded into the CRM.
  • Donation/Event/Membership registration - the product comes with out-of-the-box forms that can be used for these basic functions. They are flexible, but structured enough to integrate the data back to the CRM.
  • Email marketing - constituents can be emailed directly from the Blackbaud NetCommunity platform by querying the data available in the CRM. Targeted email communications can be setup as well as ongoing subscriptions/newsetters.
  • Content management - general tools to manage content are available. Business users can add/modify/delete this content without tremendous technical expertise. The content can also be shared across multiple websites - or A/B split tested to determine preference.
  • Friendly URLs - the product allows for friendly URLs that are also more searchable on the major search engines (i.e. Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.).
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Online Express

  • Automatically matches the donor to a constituent in the database, if there is one, and gives you the opportunity to search if a match isn't found.
  • If gift is in honor or memory of someone, it matches the tribute in the database, if it already exists. If not, you are able to easily create a new one.
  • Transaction reports are easily accessible on the Blackbaud Merchant Services site.
Patricia Gauss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Blackbaud NetCommunity

  • NetCommunity has very simple analytics. It would be great to be able to see more in depth information on how constituents are reacting to the email they receive.
  • Though it is simple to construct an email, making a complex design can be challenging due to the limitations of the design tool.
  • Although A/B testing is available within NetCommunity, it is not easy to set up.
Lily Barger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Online Express

  • Access via Blackbaud's web portal, and to Citrix, is clumsy and slow.
  • User creation and management is also clumsy, slow, and error-prone.
  • Integration with Raiser's Edge is a pro, but it also can make using Online Express more complicated than necessary for users just looking for a simple email marketing tool.
Patrick Plaisance | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Blackbaud NetCommunity

Blackbaud NetCommunity 5.6
Based on 5 answers
The only reason for this is due to the fact that we are only using the product for a specific purpose that is not directly tied to the newsletters. There are better products out there for what we are doing with grant processing. We will most likely move to a new software instead of renewing for our purposes
John Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Online Express

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Usability

Blackbaud NetCommunity

Blackbaud NetCommunity 8.2
Based on 2 answers
The interface with Raiser's Edge and the many different ways our users can interact with the website are a big plus for us. Event registrations are our most popular transaction type and having this on line makes our lives much easier.
Elaine Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Online Express

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Reliability and Availability

Blackbaud NetCommunity

Blackbaud NetCommunity 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Product is stable is up 99.99% of the time. As a hosted customer, we do experience some minor downtime when routers or switches malfunction. We feel the downtime has been minimal and the communications around these outages has been good.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Online Express

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Performance

Blackbaud NetCommunity

Blackbaud NetCommunity 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Blackbaud NetCommunity uses .NET technology. It can be sluggish at times if not optimized, but overall we have been pleased with the performance when handling large volumes of traffic.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Online Express

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Support Rating

Blackbaud NetCommunity

Blackbaud NetCommunity 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Blackbaud NetCommunity and all of the Blackbaud products have a great support system. Blackbaud NetCommunity offers support through phone calls, chats, online, and email. Their response time is very quick and the support analysts work with you to resolve issues in a very timely matter. If they do not personally know the answer they will direct you to another support analyst that will be able to assist in a resolution.
Linda Behrman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Online Express

Blackbaud Online Express 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Customer service for all of Blackbaud's products has really lacked over the years. They are starting to get better in the last year but it can very frustrating. The online knowledge base community is the best resource for information. At times it can take hours for a customer sect even rep to help with questions or problems which is not at all ideal in this industry.
Emily Brady | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Blackbaud NetCommunity

Blackbaud NetCommunity 9.0
Based on 1 answer
As expected. Courseware was a nice reference guide.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Online Express

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Implementation Rating

Blackbaud NetCommunity

Blackbaud NetCommunity 1.9
Based on 3 answers
I truly wish that "0" was an option. I never really pin-pointed whether the implementation issues that we had were caused by Blackbaud, or if it was part of a larger issue that began in-house.
Katalin Sankowich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Online Express

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Alternatives Considered

Blackbaud NetCommunity

We tried to use this for a while and actually had different groups set up to begin implementing the interface into our computer but for some reason, we could not get a handle on it. iMIS ended up winning out in the long run because it was easier for people of all generations to use and understand. People just preferred the layout and the usability so ultimately it was kept as our main system.
Brandon Dix | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Online Express

Constant Contact definitely has more bells and whistles when it comes to email campaigns but we found it to be more complex than we needed. Blackbaud Online Express has the right combination of simplicity, ease of use, and features needed to be successful with our email marketing
Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Blackbaud NetCommunity

  • We were able to purchase a package integrating all types of Blackbaud products which integrate.
  • We are able to update our desktop, mobile donation pages which allow us to take donations while having great support available at all times.
  • The donation forms and email tools are not very visually appealing and user-friendly so this makes it difficult to implement and in return donors don't have a user-friendly experience.
Michelle Hidalgo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Online Express

  • Regardless of project or initiative, all fund-raising efforts are managed in one place for the entire organization.
  • Donor management is concise, thorough, and systematic - no individual or organization is overlooked.
  • Snapshot reporting of successful grant applications and fund-raising are readily available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Blackbaud NetCommunity

General

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

Blackbaud Online Express

General

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

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