32 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100
5 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Blackbaud Online Express is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Foundation Directory Online (FDO) is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Blackbaud Online Express

90%
12 Ratings
8.1

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

81%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

8.9

Blackbaud Online Express

89%
10 Ratings
10.0

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Blackbaud Online Express

For 100% tax-deductible donations, I 9.5/10 recommend Blackbaud Online Express. The only thing is that it does not charge debit cards automatically, so I have to do it myself. Using Blackbaud Online Express forms for events gets more complicated. The way events work in Raiser's Edge in general is already complicated, so maybe it's more on Raiser's Edge than it is Blackbaud Online Express.
Taylor Sleem | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

Beyond any pros or cons, the simple fact is that FDO is the industry standard for grant prospecting databases. Others like GrantStation, GrantSearch, and more can offer some other functionalities or different UX/UI, but ultimately I've never found something that other search platforms had that FDO did not. If you are a non-profit organization, you need a subscription to FDO if you have any serious interest in prospecting (and getting) institutional funding.
David S. Levine, CFRE | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Blackbaud Online Express

  • Online donation forms are easy to create and place within our existing website. The donations received are easily transferred into our Raiser's Edge database.
  • Creating email communications for our constituents is very simple to achieve in Online Express and the statistics provided are very helpful to see what our constituents are clicking on.
Linda Behrman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

  • Summarizing foundation information (contact info, funding priorities, geographic priorities, etc.) in a user-friendly format
  • Recommending similar foundations based on certain criteria, this is helpful when looking for new funding opportunities
  • Being able to search through organization's 990s using crtl + F
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Blackbaud Online Express

  • It does have some "quirks." It can be a little tricky to process the batch until you have done it a few times.
  • I had a problem finding a constituent yesterday - he was purchasing a program ad for an event - that I knew was in the database. It turned out that he had been marked inactive, and so apparently wasn't included in the search results.
Patricia Gauss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

  • As this platform grows, more data will be available and I'm looking forward to even further narrowed search results.
Abby Landmeier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Blackbaud Online Express

General

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

Starting Price

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

General

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

Starting Price

Support Rating

Blackbaud Online Express

Blackbaud Online Express 8.9
Based on 10 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

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

Foundation Directory Online (FDO) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Any question is answered within 24-48 hours, professionally. If one person can't answer right away, they will seek answers within their support group and find the answer for you.
David S. Levine, CFRE | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Blackbaud Online Express

Blackbaud Online Express is mainly used strictly because of its integration with Raiser's Edge. If a client uses Salesforce for constituent/lead management, other products can offer more flexibility in designing donation forms, email templates, etc. However, they all have their own negatives in Salesforce integration -- that is a whole other can of worms. While the Raiser's Edge integration of Online Express isn't perfect, it is relatively painless compared to the competition's Salesforce integration. Also, for NFP's, Blackbaud's NFP focused business model is a plus.
Patrick Plaisance | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

I have also used Grant Station and GuideStar for foundation research and have found Foundation Directory Online to be the most user-friendly, provide the most detailed information about foundations, and to have the best search features in order to find the funders that I am looking for as well as to discover new funders
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

  • We don't apply for many grants, however; we use look for resources to direct nonprofit when looking for additional funding outside of our funding process.
Abby Landmeier | TrustRadius Reviewer

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