Foundation Directory Online by Candid vs. WealthEngine

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Foundation Directory Online by Candid
Score 9.4 out of 10
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The Foundation Directory Online (FDO) is an online database of donations, donors, and grantmakers, from Candid.orgN/A
WealthEngine
Score 8.8 out of 10
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WealthEngine in Bethesda offers their nonprofit fundraising platform supporting donor research with prospect location and screening, donor pattern analysis, and location of contact data.N/A
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Foundation Directory Online by CandidWealthEngine
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Foundation Directory Online by CandidWealthEngine
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
Foundation Directory Online by CandidWealthEngine
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
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Support Rating
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User Testimonials
Foundation Directory Online by CandidWealthEngine
Likelihood to Recommend
Candid.org
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.
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WealthEngine
WealthEngine is an excellent prospect research tool. P2G scoring and other ratings are easy to understand. This allows for easy segmentation of prospects and prioritization of work for gift officers. We utilize this data for researching first-time donors, grateful patient prospects, and major gift prospects as well. All of our team are very satisfied with this tool.
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Pros
Candid.org
  • 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
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WealthEngine
  • Donor contact info
  • Confirm donor identity
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Cons
Candid.org
  • As this platform grows, more data will be available and I'm looking forward to even further narrowed search results.
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WealthEngine
  • WealthEngine is expensive for most nonprofits when looking at how to spend their money.
  • WealthEngine seems to have a lot of turn over. Every time I email our account manager, they seem to have changed.
  • WealthEngine can have glitches and does not work at times which is very frustrating.
  • I would also like for WealthEngine to have better mobile service or an app.
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Support Rating
Candid.org
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.
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WealthEngine
The online help databases and tutorials are helpful, and I have been able to find the help and solutions I need from those sources. I have not had to use other forms of support from WealthEngine. I like being able to find the help I need through a simple search.
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Alternatives Considered
Candid.org
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
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WealthEngine
WealthEngine provides the same quality of data at a more affordable price point.
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Return on Investment
Candid.org
  • 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.
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WealthEngine
  • Depth of data
  • Portfolio expansion
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