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Score 9.8 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NationBuilder

If you are managing a nonprofit agency, advocacy group, or political campaign, NationBuilder is likely the best tool available for the job. It has everything you need in one package, excellent support from NationBuilder reps, and plenty of reputable case studies that show its effectiveness. There is also a robust network of capable partners that build custom solutions and provide consulting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce for Nonprofits

I think Salesforce is great any time you want to keep track of a large number of people and how they connect to your organization. This may not be great if you always work with the same 100 people and they are easy to keep a handle on or if you just don't have time to learn a fairly complex database. In that case, you may find a simpler system more worthwhile.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

NationBuilder

  • Great platform for managing website, social media, and donations in a single dashboard.
  • Some particularly helpful features includes turf maps for walking door to door.
  • I really appreciate the included voter files.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce for Nonprofits

  • Salesforce makes it simple to enter and track client data across time.
  • Salesforce for Nonprofits allows organizations to enter and track donation information with customizable options that make it easy to reconcile with internal financial data.
  • Salesforce for Nonprofits provides free resources to connect with other nonprofit/organizational professionals and learn from them; they also provide learning resources on their Trailblazer platform.
Tierra Bishop | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NationBuilder

  • NationBuilder lacks the ability to create a message board.
  • NationBuilder needs to add threaded comments so you can respond to people who comment on your page.
  • NationBuilder needs to make it easier to offer tiered memberships.
Roy Harmon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce for Nonprofits

  • We occasionally struggle with marketing cloud. It is a very robust tool and does not always seem to work well for our needs. We are working to improve it but it is proving to be a challenging tool.
  • Chatter has worked very well for our organization as it provides a history of all that has happened in the system. We attempted to consolidate all communications in one platform (chatter) but employees are not as comfortable using the solution for everyday communications as it part of our system of record. It does work for social communication but our staff is not comfortable using it.
  • Some of the integrations that we try and do are difficult and fragile at times. There has been improvement but integrations are always a concern.
Jeff Govert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NationBuilder

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Salesforce for Nonprofits

Salesforce for Nonprofits 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I think Salesforce has so much functionality that it makes it difficult in terms of overall usability. Once you can figure it out, it's a 10/10, it's just getting there. If you're willing to do the work to figure it out then you're golden. For what it's worth, I don't know if you're going to find something with this level of functionality that's easier to figure out
Jared Lyda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NationBuilder

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Salesforce for Nonprofits

Salesforce for Nonprofits 7.9
Based on 9 answers
Salesforce has a lot of options for support, including self-service training to go out and learn on your own. Additionally, there's an excellent community around the product to try and help out. There is a lot Salesforce can do, so having these resources is absolutely necessary when you are trying to even figure out language around your problem. There are also many consulting firms that specialize in Salesforce.
Matthew Deakyne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

NationBuilder

It is difficult to compare WordPress and NationBuilder because they are completely different. NationBuilder is a closed system that is specifically made to accomplish certain things. WordPress is largely an open source product with thousands of plugins, extensions, and expandability. However, because of its increased versatility, some clients gravitate toward WordPress over NationBuilder.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce for Nonprofits

Salesforce for Nonprofits is much more flexible than other tools I've used in the past. You aren't limited to staying with one company's suite of products - you have the ability to build out your database / fundraising solution using best in class applications. It also has a different pricing model - it's all based on users and storage, opposed to a blanket platform fee.
Kevin Scally | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NationBuilder

  • NationBuilder is very affordable, making it easy to provide a return.
  • We see a great ROI based on the simple fact that so much data can be accessed and analyzed from a single platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce for Nonprofits

  • We applied to the foundation and got free licenses for Salesforce so it was not a risky upfront financial investment for us. It has been a very helpful and useful CRM and donor management system for us.
  • Learning Salesforce is very challenging and has created a lot of frustration amongst our staff. There are not a lot of local resources in our more rural community to get assistance or training on Salesforce.
  • The HUB/community of users on Salesforce is very helpful and supportive. Whenever I pose a question I always get responses. Unfortunately, most of those people are much more advanced than I am so often, I don't understand their answers to my questions.
Courtney Osterfelt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NationBuilder

General

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

Salesforce for Nonprofits

General

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

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