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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

Beyond any pros or cons, the simple fact is that FDO is the industry standard for grant prospecting databases. Others like GrantStation, GrantSearch, and more can offer some other functionalities or different UX/UI, but ultimately I've never found something that other search platforms had that FDO did not. If you are a non-profit organization, you need a subscription to FDO if you have any serious interest in prospecting (and getting) institutional funding.
David S. Levine, CFRE | TrustRadius Reviewer

FundRaiser (discontinued)

I think FundRaiser is better suited for smaller organizations that do not have a lot of entries to make and a lot of tracking to do. Larger organizations that make more entries and need to do a lot more tracking might want an application that is a little more modern and user-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

  • Summarizing foundation information (contact info, funding priorities, geographic priorities, etc.) in a user-friendly format
  • Recommending similar foundations based on certain criteria, this is helpful when looking for new funding opportunities
  • Being able to search through organization's 990s using crtl + F
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FundRaiser (discontinued)

  • FundRaiser keeps a database for us of our individual, business, and organizational donors for future reference.
  • FundRaiser keeps a database for us of our donors' contributions each year on an ongoing basis.
  • FundRaiser has multiple reports that can be run to fit your specific needs; be it yearly contributions, donor addresses, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

  • As this platform grows, more data will be available and I'm looking forward to even further narrowed search results.
Abby Landmeier | TrustRadius Reviewer

FundRaiser (discontinued)

  • If you enter a duplicate donor in error, the program will allow you to make one inactive, but will not allow you to delete one. This often causes confusion when going to post-donation payments.
  • The system is also very basic and could be more user-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

Foundation Directory Online (FDO) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Any question is answered within 24-48 hours, professionally. If one person can't answer right away, they will seek answers within their support group and find the answer for you.
David S. Levine, CFRE | TrustRadius Reviewer

FundRaiser (discontinued)

FundRaiser (discontinued) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
When I upgraded my computer I had to upgrade my FundRaiser software. I reached out to customer support, and they assisted me in easily switching the computer my software was on, and then making the upgrade. The customer service department was friendly and helpful. There was a minor glitch, but it ended up going fine.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

I have also used Grant Station and GuideStar for foundation research and have found Foundation Directory Online to be the most user-friendly, provide the most detailed information about foundations, and to have the best search features in order to find the funders that I am looking for as well as to discover new funders
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FundRaiser (discontinued)

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

  • We don't apply for many grants, however; we use look for resources to direct nonprofit when looking for additional funding outside of our funding process.
Abby Landmeier | TrustRadius Reviewer

FundRaiser (discontinued)

  • FundRaiser saves us time that we would be spending trying to keep track of donations and donor information on spreadsheets, which saves us money.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

Pricing Details

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

General

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

Foundation Directory Online (FDO) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

FundRaiser (discontinued)

General

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

FundRaiser (discontinued) Editions & Modules

Edition
FundRaiser$491
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
No Success Fee or any commission on funds raised. No hidden charges.

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