Likelihood to Recommend
EveryAction is a very thorough and complicated database. It is great for nonprofits who have a lot of data, donors, and need to be able to pull complicated reports. We are able to send specific, custom emails through the database to segmented audiences. It is alot. It would not be appropriate for smaller nonprofits, especially if there wasn't at least one person dedicated to be the expert
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The system is pretty well-suited to the purpose we use it for, where a group of individual volunteers are raising funds for a specific event campaign. We have only had 2 other users attempt to use it to raise funds in a true peer-to-peer manner, and neither was successful. It seems it is a little difficult and time-consuming for the end user to set up and share.
Read full review Pros Some people find the Create A List tool more intuitive than other record-querying equivalents, which can make it easier for digital organizers to target and segment bulk emails, broadcast texts, door-knocking sheets, etc. The ability to add custom fields on both Contact and Contribution records allows for some flexibility in making the system adapt to your organizing model There aren't a lot of other tools out there that make phone banking quite as accessible EveryAction's Email Series/Automations allow for some pretty sophisticated things to run mostly on their own, from welcome and reactivation series, to drip campaigns For the most technical EveryAction users, the ability to customize online form appearance and functionality using callback functions allows for pretty intricate customization of submitter experiences (e.g. redirecting form submitters to different destinations based on how they filled out the form) Read full review Detailed reporting. Tracking by individual. Individual fundraising pages we can control. Read full review Cons Event Summaries & Contributions - I wish we could add more than one contribution to an event at a time; this ends up taking hours to apply for donations. Volunteer Activity and Scheduling - there is currently not a robust Volunteer section to schedule and track. Faith Tracking - a space for churches, pastors, etc. would be great so we don't have to use Custom Contact Fields. Planned Giving - needs a tab in the 'View All Details" view, currently only in 'View Contact Record" mode. Primary Contact - needs multiple options with labels. We have many contacts at the same place and Relationships don't always have the right option. Read full review Setup is a bit complex. Fees are expensive. Tracking performance is limited to individuals, can't see the whole team without downloading all activity on the campaign. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
We will never us EA, nor recommend them to another org, simply based on their failed promises to deliver training, on-boarding and then charging our account during our free 3 month period, then after cancelling the contract their legal department tried to force us to sign a cancellation agreement that barred us from writing reviews, making comments, etc!
Read full review Usability
It's just so easy--there isn't a lot of techy lingo or graphics, so a regular person can log in and have a sense of what does what. There might be a few terms you need to learn, but everything is in common English so you can almost always find what you're looking for.
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Before the pandemic, tech support was 10/10, but now it’s a little harder to get ahold of someone. I completely understand the difficulty now with working from home and everything so I’m not upset, it just does cause a little worry when I’m pressed for time. A lot of it is my fault for leaving things to the last minute though :/
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Will not go higher than 8 because of how often I end up locked out
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I feel like product support and training should go hand in hand. Having to pay $5k to learn how to use a database is absolutely ridiculous and should be offered with the cost of your database, as it is with every other database I've ever used in the last 10 years of my career. With that being said, once I took the training, I found that the support was much more available. Having training and support behind a paywall is bad business in my opinion
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I've not successfully accessed any support for this software, even from the invoicing team.
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They went through all the features and explained in easy-to-digest details what features the system had. They were also responsive to questions we had. We were able to check in with the support team after training and received prompt followups that helped supplement the training after we had real-world experience using the system.
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I expected more. We made the decision not to transfer data from my old system into EveryAction, starting fresh and new. But when we have sought assistance, it is rarely given. We are most often directed to the training videos. That component I will add, is very frustrating and upsetting.
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EveryAction is just more accessible and intuitive to navigate. It is straightforward, easily embedded on our site, and easy for our new team members to familiarize themselves with the platform. Especially for the advocacy and form-building features, EveryAction has been the best tool our team has used thus far. We enjoy using EveryAction and will likely continue to do so.
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We have previously used Mobile Cause to manage this campaign, and while Mobile Cause is slow to pay and makes frequent accounting mistakes, the end user experience was better (according to the users) and it cost our organization less. However, everydayheroPro integrates with our Blackbaud software (sort of) and Mobile Cause did not.
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It just works whenever we need it. We'd grown our list and scaled up substantially since buying the product and have had no issues.
Read full review Return on Investment It has saved me time because I can create events and connect Zoom directly and immediately save new contacts to my database from the registration. In targeted emails, we have been able to collect small dollars through low effort fundraising asks. Negative impact is many of our staff is not able to use it yet due to difficulty of navigation so they are going through user guides and tutorials and training to figure it out. Read full review Allows us to manage this specific campaign fairly easily. Reporting is difficult to interpret. Cost is high. Read full review ScreenShots