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Score 8.9 out of 100

Raiser's Edge NXT

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Likelihood to Recommend

Network for Good

We use it for donations (with an option to sign up for emails). We do not have a robust online giving program at this time, but feel that Network for Good is and will be the best option for us. The form that a donor is required to fill out is lengthy, but I have not had any donor that has given online want to say that this was a deal breaker for them. I would still like to see an easier option down the road if possible.
Terri Betts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Raiser's Edge NXT

Great for a donor management system. Keeps data accessible, and reports are fairly easy to pull. Sometimes users have confusion on which reports they are trying to get. So much information, so many options - pros and cons. If you have experienced advancement personnel and a designated database administrator, this is an awesome program that can provide so much detail.
Shelley Cotten | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Network for Good

  • Network for Good is intuitive and easy to use.
  • I have had a great experience with NFG's customer service.
  • I appreciate that NFG is constantly refining their platform to best serve the needs of their users.
  • NFG has excellent free webinars and resources!
Emily Dean | TrustRadius Reviewer

Raiser's Edge NXT

  • User Interface. This is one of the best-looking products I've ever used, very clean and streamlined. Everything is very logically laid out, and the purpose of every box and button is crystal clear. Plus, you still have access to the old-school "Database View" for those people who have difficulty with change.
  • Customization. If you don't like the way a screen is defaulted to look, you can move things around incredibly easily to make sure the things most important to you are where you need them to be.
  • Company Involvement. Blackbaud is very invested in Raiser's Edge NXT, and they are constantly adding and changing things based on user feedback to provide an optimal experience. I feel like my concerns are always taken in to consideration, and there is ample opportunity to test out new functionality and provide feedback that really seem to be used.
  • Accessibility. You can access both the NXT "Web View" and the Classic RE7 "Database View" from any device with internet access.
Daniel Bayer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Network for Good

  • We host a lot of events. I wish it had a separate event section, so that people who buy tickets to events are categorized separately from those who become an actual donor.
  • I wish we had more ability to customize our donation pages, so that we could put more branding around the events we host. As it is, we have to use the same colors, etc., for all "fundraising" - which includes our events.
Shelly D. Mahon, Ph.D. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Raiser's Edge NXT

  • Details about events and other modules found in Raiser's Edge don't always translate to NXT. However, new features are constantly being added.
  • Certain analytic features such as Gifts by Constituent Code are only useful if that information is tracked in Raiser's Edge.
  • Once in a while the lag between the actual database and NXT is extensive.
Lawrence Willim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Network for Good

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Raiser's Edge NXT

Raiser's Edge NXT 9.7
Based on 17 answers
Raiser's Edge paired with its web-based NXT platform offer a very simple and easy-to-use service for creating and building relationships with a large constituent base. Compared to other similar services, the functionality that this software offers integrates well into the structure of our organization. It offers a variety of user freedom and doesn't create unnecessary obligations by requiring to use certain parts of the software at all, and there is almost always a way to use a part of it in several ways
Brady Craighead | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Network for Good

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Raiser's Edge NXT

Raiser's Edge NXT 7.9
Based on 22 answers
The raisers edge product has exceeded all expectations in both the tools it provides to assist in our fundraising efforts as well as the service behind it. We are blessed to have blackbaud as a partner and feel that they are very much a part of our success.
Andy Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Network for Good

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Raiser's Edge NXT

Raiser's Edge NXT 8.3
Based on 3 answers
When outages come, they are definitely felt! They come a few times a year, and can be quite a hassle. Sometimes the program isn't completely down, but is still slowed right down and creates complications. Not sure what the solution is for this, but ideal if the company can sort it out
Cameron Dunkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Network for Good

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Raiser's Edge NXT

Raiser's Edge NXT 8.0
Based on 14 answers
It's fine. It's not the fastest, but not the slowest either. The real limitations come in how difficult it is to pull reports, or how to segment parts of information. This isn't an issue of not knowing how to do something - we've followed up with staff and there are actual limitations that make work harder
Cameron Dunkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Network for Good

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Raiser's Edge NXT

Raiser's Edge NXT 9.1
Based on 29 answers
Customer support at Blackbaud is really good. The wait time in the chat isn't too long and they always make sure that they've solved your issue.

The one area that needs improvement is that the first line of support needs to know when to escalate the issue to the next level. Sometimes I explain my issue in great detail and they still start at the beginning of the support process without reading everything that i've written.
Karen Stuhlfeier, bCRE Associate | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Network for Good

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Raiser's Edge NXT

Raiser's Edge NXT 9.8
Based on 11 answers
Training on-site was excellent. Our trainer was very knowledgeable and helped us create solutions for our specific needs using RE NXT.
Andrea Koenig-Feldman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Network for Good

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Raiser's Edge NXT

Raiser's Edge NXT 8.3
Based on 14 answers
Raiser's Edge has really good training. Some classes should be geared to the user's experience so more advanced users can by pass some of the newer users questions. But I like that the instructors take time for the new users.
Sue Emrick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Network for Good

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Raiser's Edge NXT

Raiser's Edge NXT 8.4
Based on 13 answers
We adopted NXT when our fundraising department was small, so rolling it out to our officers has been seamless. It took 6-12 months to settle on how to use it, and now have established an in-house users' guide specifying what fields are important. We have had good response from Blackbaud tech support when we have needed it. We are less satisfied with the responses to contractual and billing questions related to implementation.
Damian Lenshek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Network for Good

I have looked into other options that offered online mobile giving platforms, but had not found them to be any better or more comprehensive than Network for Good. I apologize that I can't remember all that I looked into. In some cases, the others were much more expensive. They may have offered more, but I couldn't justify the additional cost for the added benefit. There are some Network for Good offerings that we have not expanded into, but I would definitely look at them first before making any sort of change.
Terri Betts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Raiser's Edge NXT

The only other similar product I have used is Education Edge in a non-profit secondary school setting. We also used Financial Edge and Raiser's Edge there where all systems were operating simultaneously. It was a great way to approach the different arenas of the organization while utilizing the same system platforms. We are currently implementing AcademicWorks and I will soon be able to comment on its functionality and usage.
Jennifer Askew | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Network for Good

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Raiser's Edge NXT

Raiser's Edge NXT 8.6
Based on 4 answers
New features are constantly being added to Raiser's Edge NXT that expand its capabilities. Features such as constituent mapping and easily accessible actions allow for more in-depth analysis of existing constituents. The future ability to manipulate soft-credits and customize reporting dashboards will make NXT even more attractive to our fundraisers and executives. It's great to see that the software is evolving.
Lawrence Willim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Network for Good

  • Network for Good has streamlined and automated our donor relations and management processes and is compatible with our budget.
Emily Dean | TrustRadius Reviewer

Raiser's Edge NXT

  • More targeted appeals have resulted in a better ROI
  • Better, easier reporting has saved time and energy in preparing materials for Board members
  • The ability to login and use from anywhere has increased staff engagement with data when not in the office
Daniel Bayer | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Network for Good

General

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

Raiser's Edge NXT

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

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