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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Bloomerang

If you are a small organization just getting started, Bloomerang can be a good fit. It is simple and straightforward for development staff who maybe aren’t super savvy with data management or analysis in spreadsheets. In the sales demo they will try to upsell a lot of extras that are ultimately not necessary unless your stuff is very unfamiliar with database software. The base price of the software is something like $300 per year, as long as you mix all of the training and phone support add-ons they initially present you with.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Neon CRM

If you are looking for a quick and easy database option, which integrates breezily with email clients like MailChimp and Constant Contact, and has built-in credit/debit card processing capabilities, NeonCRM is a very good option. An affordable alternative to Salesforce or Raiser's Edge, it does lack some of their "bells and whistles" but gets the job done. On the one hand, Neon features a shallow learning curve and solid user interface, and is web based and mobile friendly. On the other hand, Neon might not be totally appropriate for large or national level organizations because some of the reporting seems less "robust" than pricier alternatives...
Thomas Phillips | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Bloomerang

  • Reporting: Once I understood the logic behind Bloomerang's reporting tools, I could not believe I'd ever worked a different way. Some of our funders request very complicated reports and getting the relevant data out of Bloomerang is SO much easier than it was with our previous CRM tools.
  • Website integration: I love the tracking functionality that Bloomerang offers, as well as how easy it is to integrate event ticket, volunteer, and other forms into our existing website.
  • Intuitive design: I've introduced total novices to Bloomerang and been very impressed with how quickly they've been able to figure out all the top level navigation as well as deeper functionality.
Michelle Green Arnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Neon CRM

  • Very user friendly
  • Great customer service--they always quickly reply to inquiries with great information for troubleshooting
  • It is a great catchall for donor/grant information
Kelly Moss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Bloomerang

  • Some of the searches did not bring up the expected results. It would be good to see the logic be a little more "fuzzy".
  • More pre-set reports would be helpful for small organizations who do not understand the logic behind how to get the results they are seeking.
  • An ability to just page through donor records would be nice. Sometimes you just want to browse the data to get inspired.
Patricia (Tricia) Cottrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Neon CRM

  • Right now, there doesn't seem to be a way to assign reports and events to a staff person. In other words, if you want to receive emailed notifications when donations, payments, or event registrations come through, you have to receive ALL of them, not just those for particular events, etc.
  • There is no intuitive way to take a deposit from a customer.
  • NeonCRM doesn't allow you to create and bill with an invoice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Bloomerang

Bloomerang 9.1
Based on 3 answers
#1 - I am very happy with the product and support so far.
#2 - With significant data migration costs, I wouldn't even consider another option for at least 3 years no matter how much better it might be.
Jeff Mendola | TrustRadius Reviewer

Neon CRM

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Bloomerang

Bloomerang 8.4
Based on 4 answers
I have found no difficulty in using any of its features. However, I have been using constituent managementt databases for 10+ years, so I am accustomed to them, and to a great degree, there are a lot of similarities among the various platforms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Neon CRM

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Bloomerang

Bloomerang 8.4
Based on 4 answers
Any time i had a problem or question it has been easy to find an answer or tutorial. When I cannot find an answer, it is easy to email or live chat with support and they resolve my problems very quickly.
Candi Summers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Neon CRM

Neon CRM 7.0
Based on 4 answers
As stated before, they push you to read the manual or watch the video when what I want is a human being to walk/talk me through it. Like I said, maybe I am old school but that's how I learn. It's been a challenge.
Lisa Steinberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Bloomerang

We left DonorPerfect for Bloomerang. I had come from an organization that used Raisers Edge and there was no way I was going to stay with DP. RE is great for larger organizations with staff dedicated to the database, but we were a much smaller organization and needed to have something we could all use easily. We demoed Salsa and Neon and liked them both, but Bloomerang had better integration features and seemed to be the most user-friendly.
Sara Sedlacek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Neon CRM

NeonCRM can grow with us. We were able to implement a few features initially and, as time went on, incorporate others. We continue to do that.
Lora Zygman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Bloomerang

  • Because my organization has been using Bloomerang for only one year, we haven't yet studied what impact it has had on our ROI. We have, however, noted that we are able to more efficiently and more rapidly communicate with constituents now than we were able to before we had Bloomerang. We can quickly and efficiently generate acknowledgements and tax receipts - and do so - better than we ever did before.
Sue Trnka | TrustRadius Reviewer

Neon CRM

  • Huge positive ROI in that is has alleviated the need for hand-processing of membership transactions
  • Huge positive ROI in that our reporting has been standardized
SarahAnn S. Whitbeck | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Bloomerang

General

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

Starting Price

$19 per month

Bloomerang Editions & Modules

Edition
Grow$19.001
Grow+$59.001
Grow+TG$79.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Neon CRM

General

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

Starting Price

$49 per month

Neon CRM Editions & Modules

Edition
Essentials$501
Impact$1101
Empower$2001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
All plans include unlimited system users, unlimited online forms, and unlimited ticket support. Essentials is a streamlined version of Neon designed for smaller nonprofits. Premium support options are included with Empower. All pricing is based on number of constituent records in each database. For more information, see our website.

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