Blackbaud CRM

Blackbaud CRM

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Blackbaud CRM

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Blackbaud

4 out of 10
June 24, 2016
Blackbaud CRM is used in the business office for financial data and our development office for fundraising.
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My Review.

10 out of 10
April 19, 2016
Blackbaud CRM is being used to track and inform our advancement and alumni activities for our department.
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Awards

TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2018

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What is Blackbaud CRM?

Designed for large, complex organizations as well as federated and international nonprofits.

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  • No setup fee

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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Product Details

What is Blackbaud CRM?

Blackbaud CRM combines nonprofit expertise with fundraising and customer relationship management software tools, integrated analytics, multichannel marketing, and data mining services to help large nonprofits build stronger and more productive relationships.

Blackbaud CRM combines Blackbaud’s fundraising expertise with a nonprofit CRM software solution to empower fundraising programs to grow.

  • Approach individuals strategically by understanding the relationships and interactions they've had with other supporters and organizations
  • Customize customer relationship management software solution to make it as unique as constituents, and address distinct situations appropriately
  • Coordinate and streamline multiple fundraising teams, define solicitation and stewardship responsibilities, and unite multidimensional relationships across disparate chapters, field offices, and programs
  • Empower on-the-go fundraisers to access or update important constituent information directly on their smartphones

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Deployment TypesSaaS
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Mobile ApplicationNo

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What is Blackbaud CRM?

Designed for large, complex organizations as well as federated and international nonprofits.

What is Blackbaud CRM's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 6.3.

Who uses Blackbaud CRM?

The most common users of Blackbaud CRM are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Non-profit Organization Management industry.

Reviews and Ratings

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Ratings

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Stephanie Wollenburg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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It purely depends on your level of dedication to maintaining the CRM. Blackbaud is a powerful CRM that is expensive. If you simply want simple reporting and a place to keep your records, do not use this product. If you want something powerful that can create reports, etc. for you, get the proper training and maximize this product. Our issue is that there is always a "workaround." Things don't happen easily and it is frustrating. We pay so much money for something that is not fully optimized for us and our needs.
Score 10 out of 10
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Blackbaud CRM would be a great tool for larger organizations or higher education institutions with a high quantity of constituents. It is great for organizing a lot of information in a single record. While it would be great for any organization, it may be under-utilized for smaller businesses that don't have repeat customers or constant information streams.
Steven Senft | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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If you are a middle-sized organization, Blackbaud will offer you several options where you can find the right solution for you. Once you join the Blackbaud product line, I consider it very viable for you to jump up or down between the different products. Sometimes you may need more functionality or less. If you are a small organization, with little contacts, it might not be appropriate for your organization to make the jump to Blackbaud.
Score 9 out of 10
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Blackbaud CRM is a great program for any nonprofit looking to jump into modern times and house their records in a place where they can be easily found, updated, organized, and data pulled for analytical purposes. It is a complex program but easy to use. It has many features that would help/apply to various non profits across the board not just hospitals or schools. It allows for membership, volunteer, and event tracking.
Abbey Dufoe | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We used it to collect donations and donor information for our non-profit. It allowed us to store, categorize, and sort data across the organization in one platform. However, the reporting section left much to be desired. They are also hard to get ahold of when you need to speak to someone about your account, and they weren't very flexible in offering solutions to our problems.
Wendy Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Complex fundraising - Perfect for hospitals, universities, and large enterprise or multi-site nonprofits. Not an out-of-the-box implementation - Organizations must plan, invest, and dedicate time for implementing this CRM. Budgets should include outside consultants and/or Blackbaud specialists to help in every step.
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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It's great for large marketing and fundraising efforts. It can be quite powerful with a number of tools to support larger sized organizations. For smaller organizations, it might be an overkill of features. Organizations or companies with small supportive staffing may want to stay clear as well.
Debbie Gillum | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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Well suited for a small non profit that is looking for a basic software to help with sending out mass emails and for managing donation forms. Less appropriate for teams of people, a large non profit who wants to stay up to date with marketing trends. Blackbaud is outdated, antiquated and difficult to learn.
Score 8 out of 10
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Blackbaud is very good for the finance and development office, but lacks some basic flexibility needed for a school: such as payment plans and the ability for parents to choose a payment plan, provide a credit card, and have the installments charged automatically. From what I understand, Blackbaud knows that is an issue and has partnered with another company to overcome it. However, it is not available in Canada: which brings up another issue. Blackbaud is US-based software. There are going to be compatibility issues, such as things that deal with banking.
Laurence Sarner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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With Blackbaud you are basically talking about a system meant for a larger organization in terms of functionality and price. So, for example, a smaller non-profit would find the many features to be overkill. The Blackbaud platform is so flexible that it can really be molded to fit the needs of many types of non-profit organizations.
Caitlin Tom | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I honestly have never seen an alterative, as I've been a user since I began working with my current company. That makes it difficult to give a specific scenario where BB would be better or worse.
February 12, 2016

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Score 2 out of 10
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We felt that this platform was built for a larger organization. They do not understand the smaller grassroots organizations and overlook our needs. Overall it was just too complex a system for our uses and the simple things- event registration linking to a donor record- did not work.
Salvador Orochena | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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The Blackbaud Internet Solutions (BBIS) platform is still being evaluated as it provides external web presence (content management system), donor self service, event registration, email marketing, revenue processing and has an interface with the application.
Score 6 out of 10
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It's very useful for a non-profit organization with a fundraising event (or events, or a series). When choosing which modules to purchase, consider whether you will be using it for your entire operations (registration, donation, eCommunication, website). It doesn't fully integrate with social media yet, but there are many consultants and other organizations that will provide that customization.
Score 3 out of 10
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A three as in not very likely. I have converted over to Salesforce. You will have to pay for each license and each functionality or module and my experience as a consultant is to help you get things to work well. With Salesforce you may still want an implementation consultant but you get 10 licenses for free annually if you are a 501(c)(3) non profit. Their documentation is easy to use. Additional licenses are more than 70% off and their Dreamforce conference is outstanding. My loyalty has moved to Salesforce Foundation. I implemented the same functionality for less than 1/2 the costs in the same amount or less time.
Jeff Swan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
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How easy is it for remote home-office staff to use? How is access on mobile devices? How easy is it for remote home-office users to translate the data into an email list or printed mail list? How easy is it for remote home-office staff to move straight from the Blackbaud database into Outlook to draft and send an email, and then have that recorded automatically in the database?
Lin Wormley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Budget is the main question I would ask when making a decision. It's a great tool. However, depending on what you have available there are definitely other options to consider. If budget is no concern I would look at a platform that is more "Engagement Marketing Focused" as opposed to just being a lower cost alternative that focuses on Non Profits.