DonorSearch vs. Salsa Engage

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DonorSearch
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
DonorSearch is an online database of donors and prospects providing intelligence on donor wealth and capacity for giving, from the company of the same name in Marriotsville.N/A
Salsa Engage
Score 6.5 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Online fundraising platformN/A
Pricing
DonorSearchSalsa Engage
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DonorSearchSalsa Engage
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
DonorSearchSalsa Engage
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Best Alternatives
DonorSearchSalsa Engage
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
DonorSearchSalsa Engage
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DonorSearchSalsa Engage
Likelihood to Recommend
DonorSearch
I would say DonorSearch is well suited as you set out to build donor profiles. I think there are excellent background information on spouses, addresses, real estate holdings, giving priorities, etc. I also like it for grant research - you can find funders who may be interested in your philanthropic priorities and occasionally what those timelines are. I would not suggest using this for absolute strangers to your organization - too much to work through.
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Bonterra
For smaller organizations who don't have extensive data needs (i.e. not many audiences to segment) and who don't need robust reporting, this works great.
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Pros
DonorSearch
  • Broad inclusion of information
  • Prior giving records
  • Address information
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Bonterra
  • Integration with SalesForce
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Technical support
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Cons
DonorSearch
  • Too many names included even when the correct address has been provided for the initial query
  • Not providing total clarity about DonorSearch specific definitions
  • Providing too much info from low-quality profiles
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Bonterra
  • Translation from salsa engage into our CRM system
  • Could use more modern email templates
  • More restrictions regarding image upload. Currently, you can upload any size and insert it. The email will not send correctly but you do not receive an error message.
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Usability
DonorSearch
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Bonterra
Easy to use interface, far superior to classic. You did this right.
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Support Rating
DonorSearch
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Bonterra
Support response has been swift and knowledgable, though not always the answer I've wanted. One huge design flaw is if I add a new Salesforce field to sync, Salsa Engage will not sync it unless it has changed since the last sync, requiring me to fake an update for an entire database or re-sync the whole enchilada. Better to recognize it's a new Salesforce field and perform the sync en masse.
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Alternatives Considered
DonorSearch
D&B Hoovers seems much more oriented towards a business looking to sell to clients - to increase their sales pitch opportunities. We had heard good things but the company does not seem oriented toward nonprofit success. I cannot find anything about the D&B Hoovers pricing available online but our DonorSearch subscription is worth it.
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Bonterra
EveryAction is a lot cheaper, but Salsa has more featured with targeting certain elected officials/better text messaging strategies
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Return on Investment
DonorSearch
  • There has not been a negative impact
  • We have been able to get a jumpstart on many leads
  • We are able to see whose giving aligns with our organization
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Bonterra
  • Our event participants are always maxed out and Engage allows them an easy way to sign up and participate.
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ScreenShots

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