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Score 9.8 out of 100

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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

The Raisers Edge

I would recommend that people use The Raisers Edge (RE) as the main depository of information about the organization's constituent base, gifts, pulling queries. I find that the interface is becoming really dated and some features are not user-friendly for fundraisers, but I guess NXT is solving this issue.
Lena Trubnikova | 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

The Raisers Edge

  • The Raisers Edge makes it easy to quickly look up a name and find out information about that person all in one place.
  • The Raisers Edge is fairly intuitive for basic functions and does not require much training to get started.
  • The Raisers Edge allows information tracking for multiple pieces of data about a single constituent or gift, which is helpful for understanding trends and big-picture analyses.
Elora Tocci | 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

The Raisers Edge

  • The consecutive year report is pre-made however it’s not always the most accurate with years of giving.
  • The NXT version consecutive years of giving is sometimes different then the database years.
  • The dashboard is usually off by a small number as far as donor number accuracy compared to query donor count.
Michelle Hidalgo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NationBuilder

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The Raisers Edge

The Raisers Edge 6.5
Based on 27 answers
RE requires Windows, and in some cases, can be slow. The browser-based version (NXT) is expensive and still limited in functionality. RE is a powerful fundraising database, but doesn't integrate well with other independent school solutions. I would highly recommend RE for any organization who needs a powerful fundraising database, but doesn't have any other major database needs that aren't fulfilled by RE.
Alicia Barevich, bCRE, bCEE | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NationBuilder

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The Raisers Edge

The Raisers Edge 9.0
Based on 10 answers
it does lots of things well (prospect tracking and event management), some things FANTASTIC (gift records and donations and relationships). It is rigid enough for the database administrator to maintain good clean data, but flexible enought for customization across organizations so specific data can be kept as needed for YOUR specific organization needs.
Elaine Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NationBuilder

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The Raisers Edge

The Raisers Edge 7.8
Based on 19 answers
Overall the support team is amazing! They were helpful in getting things set up and making changes. It was great to give feedback on the new version and see updates and changes made fairly quickly. These updates made the transition from the database version to the web-based version very smooth and easy.
Kourtney Kirkpatrick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

NationBuilder

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The Raisers Edge

The Raisers Edge 6.0
Based on 5 answers
Training is key. Blackbaud offered the training package prior to implementation and it helped us understand how to build it so that the future use would be appropriate to the operation of the organization. Data conversion stage was also very important. A lot of work must be done before making the final decisions about the data conversion - what data to convert and what to leave out, where certain information was supposed to be placed within RE.
Lena Trubnikova | 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

The Raisers Edge

Tessitura has a fully integrated ticketing system and the ability to be notified when a donor walks into your space. It is much better at predicting donor behavior because it is able to track full engagement with your organization not just donor-specific engagement such as events and donations. However, Raisers Edge is a better fundraising database and is more nuanced in its ability to track donor specific information.
Catherine Miller | 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

The Raisers Edge

  • It takes longer than necessary to do things so that makes it cost more staff time to complete the work we need. One example is with online gifts since you can't import these into a batch we have to manually add all of the online gifts which is time consuming.
Amber Manning | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NationBuilder

General

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

The Raisers Edge

General

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

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