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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Classy

Classy is perfect for an organization who likes to create a lot of peer to peer campaigns and sell tickets to an event. I would not recommend it for use as the only event management software for your event but it's a good place to sell tickets and keep registration organized. It is also well suited for a team that lacks a designer because it is so simple to use
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Raiser's Edge

Raisers Edge is outstanding for storing and reporting on constituent data and communications. There are many options for creating methods of tracking by different information included and also for creating personalized tracking methods.
Raisers Edge is not very well suited for an organization that also has a gift shop and visitors center. Allowing membership admission and item sales is not practical.
Linda Behrman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Classy

  • The fundraising website is easy for a nonprofit to set up. You can customize things like colors and logos and the rest of it is taken care of for you.
  • Fundraisers (constituents) have a pretty easy time using Classy. The system is pretty straightforward with how you sign up to create a page and then it's pretty easy for users to edit their page and share to fundraise.
  • Classy's reporting options are pretty good and allow an organization to view information about fundraisers.
Daniella Dowiak | 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

Classy

  • It is pricy. Classy is more expensive than our donor management software but doesn't have the robust donor management tools to replace it.
  • Want the ability to allow donors to cover fees in all transactions (currently, Classy only gives the option in some set-ups).
Emily Westergaard | 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

Classy

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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

Classy

Classy 9.0
Based on 1 answer
VERY easy to use, but lacks flexibility. But very easy to learn and master, even for someone with technical skills. They offer live chat which is a great help for on-demand support. At higher call volumes, you may wait 10 minutes, but I’ve never waited for more than that and the support if 90% of the time very helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Classy

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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

Classy

Classy 9.8
Based on 6 answers
Classy has incredible support. They are available by phone and have called me several times to check-in and help me with questions that I had. Their newsletters and articles have been beneficial. They also give resources and how-to guides that we have studied and used throughout the year. We've been grateful for their expertise.
Nick Shoff | 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

Classy

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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

Classy

I have not used or evaluated any other products like Classy. This was the system our nonprofit was using when I was hired. We have found no reason to look to other platforms as Classy has been invaluable to us. We really value Classy, and we are not looking to switch any time soon
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Raiser's Edge

I have used Banner, Colleague, and more DIY solutions like FileMakerPro and Excel as databases. While I did not personally selected RE as the database for my organization, compared to other database solutions that I have used it is exceptionally functional and user-friendly. The level of detail that RE is able to capture in an organized manner, the ability to easily create custom queries and exports, as well as new advances in integrated payments, mobile solution, and integration with other internal (NetCommunity) and external (Salesforce) software, make it stand out.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Classy

  • Over the past 2 years our organization, events, and programming has grown roughly 135%. Using Classy daily helped us to achieve that.
  • The platform has helped us identify ongoing or sporadic supporters that we can engage further with to turn into top supporters.
Mark Hackett | 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

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Pricing Details

Classy

General

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

Raiser's Edge

General

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

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