Neon CRM vs. Blackbaud TeamRaiser

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Neon CRM
Score 4.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Neon CRM is a constituent management platform designed for nonprofits and membership associations. Its relationship-focused system offers a comprehensive view of supporters and members, to enable more engagement and revenue. It can be used to manage fundraising campaigns, events, communications, and it offers reporting tools to give stronger insights into the user's organization. It automates processes like email marketing, workflows, volunteer management, and payment processing so that users…
$99
per month
Blackbaud TeamRaiser
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Blackbaud's TeamRaiser is a peer-to-peer fundraising platform, support event fundraising with registration, analytics, and campaign management tools.N/A
Pricing
Neon CRMBlackbaud TeamRaiser
Editions & Modules
Essentials
$99
per month
Impact
$199
per month
Empower
$399
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Neon CRMBlackbaud TeamRaiser
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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 the organization's revenue.
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Community Pulse
Neon CRMBlackbaud TeamRaiser
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Neon CRMBlackbaud TeamRaiser
Communications and Marketing
Comparison of Communications and Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Neon CRM
1.2
2 Ratings
126% below category average
Blackbaud TeamRaiser
-
Ratings
Constituent engagement and marketing1.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Social listening1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Digital advocacy enablement1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting and Analytics
Comparison of Reporting and Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Neon CRM
1.8
2 Ratings
110% below category average
Blackbaud TeamRaiser
-
Ratings
Reporting and data visualization1.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Wealth screening2.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Fundraising and Events
Comparison of Fundraising and Events features of Product A and Product B
Neon CRM
1.4
2 Ratings
110% below category average
Blackbaud TeamRaiser
-
Ratings
Online donation options3.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Event registration and ticketing1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Text and phone donations1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Volunteer shift management1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile event check-in1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security and Platform
Comparison of Security and Platform features of Product A and Product B
Neon CRM
1.5
2 Ratings
127% below category average
Blackbaud TeamRaiser
-
Ratings
Role-based user permissions2.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile access1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrations1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Neon CRMBlackbaud TeamRaiser
Small Businesses
Bloomerang
Bloomerang
Score 9.1 out of 10
OneCause
OneCause
Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Bloomerang
Bloomerang
Score 9.1 out of 10
OneCause
OneCause
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Blackbaud CRM
Blackbaud CRM
Score 7.4 out of 10
Blackbaud CRM
Blackbaud CRM
Score 7.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Neon CRMBlackbaud TeamRaiser
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(12 ratings)
7.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
1.0
(1 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(3 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
4.0
(1 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Neon CRMBlackbaud TeamRaiser
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Blackbaud
TeamRaiser is well suited for peer-to-peer fundraising activities, such as large pledge-based events like walks and runs or DIY fundraisers of many different types.
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Pros
Neon One, LLC
  • NeonCRM allows you to build events, take registrations, and customize those events. Customizations include different ticketing options, add-ons, promotions, etc.
  • NeonCRM does a good job helping you track donors' activities/engagements.
  • It also provides a variety of reporting mechanisms - from dashboard snapshots to graphical reports - that allow you to review programs at a glance or in-depth.
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Blackbaud
  • Offers the ability to really customize a campaign on TeamRaiser.
  • Provides milestones/badges that can be earned for participants.
  • Provides custom pages that can be easily linked to a campaign.
  • Gives the ability to send coaching emails to participants and for participants to send emails through the TeamRaiser system.
  • Has a big support community.
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Cons
Neon One, LLC
  • Learning the ropes is largely accomplished by reading manuals and watching videos. I don't learn that way. I'd much prefer to be shown. I guess I'm old school.
  • They can be stingy with the customer support. We bought the big package and I still wind up going back to my salesperson to help me cut through any red tape to get what I need.
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Blackbaud
  • Too many options so it can be hard to navigate.
  • Requires a deeper HTML understanding to really get the most out of it.
  • Would be better if the interface was similar to other original Blackbaud products.
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Likelihood to Renew
Neon One, LLC
Neon CRM was difficult and frustrating to use without IT experience, and way to costly for the a small to mid-sized nonprofit. We believe that we lost donors due to the inaccurate report system in Neon CRM
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Blackbaud
Continued use will ensure an ongoing increase in this type of revenue and provides an alternative way of raising funds for our supporters.
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Usability
Neon One, LLC
The Neon CRM system is confusing (we had to watch video tutorials and html code to understand many of the features, many of which we did not need). Around 2022, Neon started to go downhill. Bells and whistles were added that were of no benefit (to our nonprofit) and the system became even harder to use
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Blackbaud
It can be overly complex and requires a deeper HTML understanding than most outside of IT have.
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Support Rating
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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Blackbaud
Great and easy to access to get support to resolve issues immediately.
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Implementation Rating
Neon One, LLC
We had to hire someone to implement our donors into Neon CRM
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Blackbaud
Having a better understanding of product and objectives prior to implementation would lead to more success.
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Alternatives Considered
Neon One, LLC
It works. It's easy to customize for nonprofit and industry-specific categories. It does what it does well, and integrates with platforms that specialize in those areas rather than trying to be everything to all users.
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Blackbaud
While everydayheroPro and CrowdRise are easy to set up, already mobile friendly, have great interfaces, and are customizable, they lack some base capabilities that come with TeamRaiser, such as the ability to control the donation form, email capability, database syncing, badges/milestones, and custom pages. The everydayheroPro system has great potential, and we use it for our smaller DIY campaigns, but its support knowledge bank and customization is still so limited and can be frustrating to use because of it.
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Return on Investment
Neon One, LLC
  • Positive: Neon allows us to track, analyze, and optimize our fundraising efforts and outcomes. It is critical to our success.
  • Positive: Neon works easily with our website, making donations easy for the donor.
  • Positive: Neon is affordable in comparison with similar products.
  • Negative: Neon is not well known (yet) so each new employees will probably need to learn it from scratch.
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Blackbaud
  • Introduced our constituents to DIY fundraising.
  • Provided another revenue stream that provides nearly $100,000 extra a year.
  • Gets our constituents involved in the cause in another way.
  • We've found a niche by using TeamRaiser in companies.
  • Has provided more donor interaction for lower-tier giving groups that might otherwise receive little communication and stewardship from us.
  • Seen returning participants raise more money year-after-year.
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ScreenShots

Neon CRM Screenshots

Screenshot of Email Builder: Elevates appeals, newsletters, and other communications with mobile-responsive emails, multi-column layouts, text block editor and full email preview while building.Screenshot of Fundraising Dashboard: Aggregates fundraising data in one place to analyze various campaigns, performance, progress, and comparisons to other years and campaigns.Screenshot of Workflow Automation: Automated workflows that take care of redundant administrative tasks, with workflows to define triggers, audience, and the action to be performed.Screenshot of Reporting: Comprehensive reporting features to pull a variety of reports. By selecting the data source of interest and the fields needed, Neon CRM provides reports to analyze and share with key stakeholders.Screenshot of Donation Form Themes: Drag and drop themes for donation pages matched to the brand with customization.Screenshot of Volunteer Management: To understand the ways that people want to give support, and to track and manage volunteer sign-ups, projects, and time.