Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager vs. Neon CRM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
Score 3.0 out of 10
N/A
With Foundant GLM, users can create, launch and receive online applications and grant reports, manage online proposal reviews, and manage grants and information from a single, integrated solution from anywhere they have internet access.
$0
Per Organization, Per Every 2 Years
Neon CRM
Score 8.3 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Nonprofits across the United States and Canada can use Neon One products to manage donors, events, payment processing, volunteers, and marketing communications. Neon CRM is a solution that integrates with tools already in use like: Quickbooks MailChimp Eventbrite Fundraise Up TaxJar The solution has features like: Built-in one-click reports and customizable reports Workflow automation and smart deduplication Built…
$99
per month
Pricing
Foundant Grant Lifecycle ManagerNeon CRM
Editions & Modules
Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM)
Per Organization, Per Every 2 Years
Essentials
$99
per month
Impact
$199
per month
Empower
$399
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Foundant Grant Lifecycle ManagerNeon CRM
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsAll plans include unlimited system users, unlimited records, unlimited online forms, and unlimited ticket support. Essentials is a streamlined version of Neon CRM designed for smaller nonprofits. Premium support options are included with Empower. All pricing is based on your organization's revenue. For more information, see our website.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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User Ratings
Foundant Grant Lifecycle ManagerNeon CRM
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(13 ratings)
9.8
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Foundant Grant Lifecycle ManagerNeon CRM
Likelihood to Recommend
Foundant Technologies
From where I stand, GLM is well-suited for use by small-staffed charitable foundations who make more than thirty (30) grants a year and distribute more than $500,000 in funds to non-profits. The software is able to handle every step in the grant-making process from receipt of a request, to the evaluation and decision regarding the grant, to tracking the pay-out, and to closing the grant when the work or the year is completed.
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Neon One, LLC
If you are looking for a quick and easy database option, which integrates breezily with email clients like MailChimp and Constant Contact, and has built-in credit/debit card processing capabilities, NeonCRM is a very good option. An affordable alternative to Salesforce or Raiser's Edge, it does lack some of their "bells and whistles" but gets the job done. On the one hand, Neon features a shallow learning curve and solid user interface, and is web based and mobile friendly. On the other hand, Neon might not be totally appropriate for large or national level organizations because some of the reporting seems less "robust" than pricier alternatives...
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Pros
Foundant Technologies
  • Foundant provides a streamlined grants management solution for reasonable cost.
  • The company listens to its users, collecting ideas and making improvements. Updates to the software are rolled out several times a year. When something cannot be changed right away, the company gives context and forecasts when the change might be possible.
  • While the software is easy to use, it also offers more advanced features (such as merge templates) that allow more customization for the advanced user.
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Neon One, LLC
  • Very user friendly
  • Great customer service--they always quickly reply to inquiries with great information for troubleshooting
  • It is a great catchall for donor/grant information
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Cons
Foundant Technologies
  • Need a smother process for third party responses. Currently individuals recommending more than one student for scholarships have many emails to deal with to find the correct link to upload the correct student's letter.
  • Questions that would filter which applications the applicant would apply for.
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Neon One, LLC
  • Right now, there doesn't seem to be a way to assign reports and events to a staff person. In other words, if you want to receive emailed notifications when donations, payments, or event registrations come through, you have to receive ALL of them, not just those for particular events, etc.
  • There is no intuitive way to take a deposit from a customer.
  • NeonCRM doesn't allow you to create and bill with an invoice.
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Support Rating
Foundant Technologies
No answers on this topic
Neon One, LLC
As stated before, they push you to read the manual or watch the video when what I want is a human being to walk/talk me through it. Like I said, maybe I am old school but that's how I learn. It's been a challenge.
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Alternatives Considered
Foundant Technologies
I have not used other online grantmaking products or evaluated others. I used to use MicroEdge Gifts, but not the online application version. It was a stand alone management system. This is hands-down better, easier to use and a more complete system
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Neon One, LLC
NeonCRM can grow with us. We were able to implement a few features initially and, as time went on, incorporate others. We continue to do that.
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Return on Investment
Foundant Technologies
  • Positive customer service--fairly easy to use for applicants.
  • Positive--easy to run reports you have already set up, so [it] saves time.
  • Negative--limited question types makes it harder to gather the data we want to track.
  • Negative--our budget is more complex than can be tracked in Foundant, so we have to use a separate program.
  • Negative--we have to track potential grantee conversations in a separate program.
  • Negative--getting data ready to display in a dashboard takes a lot of time to manipulate in Excel.
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Neon One, LLC
  • Huge positive ROI in that is has alleviated the need for hand-processing of membership transactions
  • Huge positive ROI in that our reporting has been standardized
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