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Score 5.9 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Luminate CRM and Analytics

It does great with donor cultivation processes and the workflow feature is top-notch for automating processes. Where it does a less than stellar job is getting it to work more specifically for your organization. Often times building that kind of special feature costs a significant time and money investment and it is something that is hard to transfer when it's time to move to a new database.
Dustin Alexander | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salsa CRM

Well suited for sending mass emails or emails to certain groups, sending automated emails, collecting donations, and peer-to-peer communication. They have a good support team. I'm still figuring out how to best manage supporters, it's not as intuitive as I would like. I used to just manage all donor information on Google Sheets, and I still prefer Google Sheets.
Austin Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Luminate CRM and Analytics

  • Multiple tools on one platform. It saves time and lowers chances of error since we don't have to switch between a lot of platforms. Many less tech savy admins appreciate one login for everything.
  • We use our events calendar for many things, and the tools are fairly specialized for a more modern and easy to browse web calendar (having mobile optimized wrappers make all the difference).
  • Email campaigns can be segmented and more carefully targeted, both through ab testing and their reports.
Rose Grant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salsa CRM

  • User-Friendly. As a user, it is an intuitive product. When you are working, it is easy to navigate.
  • Fundraising Pages: Salsa Engage allows you to easily and quickly make fundraising pages that can be pushed out to your community of donors.
  • CRM: Easy to manage the constituents. When someone signs up for our fundraising pages, the software captures the demographics and either matches up to the existing donor or creates a new constituent.
  • Salsa CRM listens to their customers and works well with the user base. Most ideas are listened to and can see that requests are pushed out in updates.
Doris Parker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Luminate CRM and Analytics

  • In my experience, the Blackbaud team is a nightmare to work with, and customization of Luminate CRM (or basic updates) will cost an arm and a leg.
  • Luminate imperfectly lays over the Salesforce platform, so if you use certain Salesforce functions you can really compromise the integrity of your data.
  • The layout and user experience is pretty subpar. The reporting feature is also not as robust as other databases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salsa CRM

  • When we started with Salsa, not every option was available online, some were desktop specific. As it has been some time since I worked with Salsa these have probably been resolved.
  • The ability to communicate between Salsa CRM and other Salsa software options. Sometimes the crossover was not as efficient as was needed.
  • Tagging and setting up rules for particular donors was somewhat confusing - meaning, therefore, that the amount of training needed to implement the software was somewhat intensive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Luminate CRM and Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salsa CRM

Salsa CRM 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It suits all of our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Luminate CRM and Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salsa CRM

Salsa CRM 10.0
Based on 1 answer
You do not have to be a tech-savvy person to be able to use the CRM. Reporting is easy to do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Luminate CRM and Analytics

Luminate CRM and Analytics 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Support for the product is horrible; often support will have you bouncing between Blackbaud support and Salesforce support and it's very rare either are able to find simple solutions. Most of the time the solutions almost always cost money and hiring consultants which, for a smaller organization, means not being able to achieve proper solutions.
Dustin Alexander | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salsa CRM

Salsa CRM 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Their tech support is very good and I am very pleased with it. They speak in non-techie lingo for my non-techie staff just as easily as they speak techie to me (a techie). I appreciate their quick turn around in time to answer our questions and the follow up to make sure their answer(s) helped.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Luminate CRM and Analytics

Both MailChimp and Salesforce were sleeker and had a better admin experience (as well as constituent experience on the end) but both programs were more expensive than we could afford when we put all the digital tools we needed together. We ended up valuing LO more because it could do everything in one.
Rose Grant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salsa CRM

I have reviewed Salsa Engage and perhaps after our transition has taken place it might be a viable option versus using Constant Contact for internal and external correspondence.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Luminate CRM and Analytics

  • Uncertain; we have not collected data on this. Our Luminate package is quite expensive, though.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salsa CRM

  • Has helped increase our donor retention as we are able to track all communications with donors ensuring that they remain connected.
  • The improved emailing (with fewer bounce rate) has helped increase our website and donation page visibility.
  • We've sold more tickets to our fundraising events with an improved event management system.
Kalyn Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Luminate CRM and Analytics

Pricing Details

Luminate CRM and Analytics

General

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

Salsa CRM

General

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

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