Blackbaud Grantmaking Reviews

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Krista Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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As I mentioned, cost is prohibitive for us. Because it is highly customizable, it is very powerful, but if you are looking for an intuitive, easy to use solution right "out of the box" solution because you have few staff and no IT dept. this may not be the best fit (unless they develop some lower cost / less customizable options?).
That being said, we have managed to implement successfully with no IT. I completed the implementation, code the application and online reporting forms (using HTML) and use Blueprint to customize what we need, but it has been a big learning curve and an investment of time to manage the back end of the program. I will say that training new general users is pretty straight forward so their ability to search for information they need and quickly is greatly enhanced. The automatic customized reports and reminders are pretty great, and the overall integrity of our processes and data are greatly improved. Sometimes we wonder if it is overly complex and if there is a way e could "hide" more of the aspects that are not relevant to us, or that we are not using, so we can have a cleaner interface.
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Sheree Norton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Blackbaud Grantmaking is a comprehensive grants processing tool that helps nonprofits track, manage, approve and report on their philanthropic activities. I recommend Blackbaud Grantmaking to any nonprofit accountable for more than 100 grants annually.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros - User groups, number of programmers on staff, environmentally conscience, research and analytics, easy of code management for data collection

Cons - Portal voting on ideas, lack of seamless connection with other Blackbaud products like AngelPoints, and no conditional logic on application forms
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The software is well suited for any corporate or Foundation client. Offers high amount of scalability, flexibility and will dramatically improve efficiency especially if you're coming from a paper based model. Easy to use and understand basic operations.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Blackbaud Grantmaking is well suited to handling large numbers of grant requests and would be very helpful in handling a high volume of applications.

Blackbaud Grantmaking is less appropriate if a foundation is looking for a "foundation management" system vs a grants management system only.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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For our corporate foundation, this platform is very practical and easy to use. To be able to customize or configure the system to your needs is difficult, but can be an easy task for a savvy administrator.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Allows multiple ways of accomplishing a task, such as creating grants. Documents can be uploaded to applications allowing a history of what transpired.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Blackbaud Grantmaking is very well suited to my particular charitable structure as I work in a remote location, and the online platform allows me to keep an electronic record of my grantmaking, so my colleagues from North American and the Middle East can have access.
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Patrick Points | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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If you are only managing one funding source, or working for a foundation that makes relatively few grants per year, Blackbaud Grantmaking is probably overpowered for you. It would still be useful, but it really shines when managing complicated and robust grantmaking activities.
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Jamie Amagai | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Well suited for organizations that use online applications and reporting, but is flexible enough to accommodate manual entry of application or reporting data, and well suited for a variety of organization sizes. Not yet a seamless fit with Mac offices because of reliance on Silverlight, Windows environment, and Explorer.
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Joanie Weis | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 07, 2018

Blackbaud Grantmaking

Score 7 out of 10
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Can handle lots of data and has a lot of potential as to manipulation but also sometimes, it is kind of clunky to get to the final desired look.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Before Blackbaud Grantmaking we kept all the grantee information in a file by grant year. Although we still do that, we have the information saved in the cloud and therefore one is able to look up information without collecting folders. It is great to be able to pull up that years we gave a grant and to see, online, the paperwork they submitted without digging through files.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Blackbaud Grantmaking is well suited for organizations who utilize RFP's and reporting. At one point we manually input all our information so it is suited for that as well. As of now it is hard for Mac users to utilize the systems as staff and grant applicants. It is also not suited for a shared space with working draft files. It is meant for finished documents. Working drafts would have to be done outside of Blackbaud Grantmaking if multiple users are editing it at one time.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 12, 2018

Faithful user since 2007

Score 9 out of 10
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Well suited for the online RFP process and online submissions of deliverables

Not well suited for a shared space for working drafts of files.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 06, 2018

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Score 7 out of 10
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Blackbaud Grantmaking is good for larger organizations with complex processes and/or dedicated staff that has the time to learn how to use it. In my opinion, it is probably not the best for smaller organizations.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Because we are private, I can't really get into all aspects of how I use Blackbaud Grantmaking, but this software is really great in helping us track and manage our giving. Also, gives great reports for our annual board meetings.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Blackbaud Grantmaking is well suited for large organizations receiving a high-volume of applications with a need for process customization. Reporting is also highly customizable.

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About Blackbaud Grantmaking

Blackbaud Grantmaking (formally GIFTS Online) is part of Blackbaud’s extensive portfolio of innovative software, services, data intelligence and expertise that powers social good. Blackbaud Grantmaking delivers grantmaking capabilities configured to meet your needs, and improves your efficiency with personalized online grant applications and report forms, personalized user dashboards, and simplified financial processing tools. By providing access to giving data, including standard, advanced, and ad hoc reporting tools, Blackbaud Grantmaking also allows you to measure, understand, and improve your results. In addition, Blackbaud Grantmaking allows funders to become actively involved in the Foundation Center’s Glasspockets initiative with Grant reporting capabilities, allowing for greater collaboration and more impactful giving. If your organization’s goal is to provide guidance, transparency, and accountability throughout the grantmaking cycle, then Blackbaud Grantmaking is the only solution to meet your needs.

Blackbaud Grantmaking Features

Has featureConfigurable to meet your workflow
Has featureDashboards featuring real-time data
Has featureIntegrated tools for finance, payments and reporting
Has featureOutcomes measurement capabilities
Has featureOpen API to connect with your other essential software solutions

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Blackbaud Grantmaking Integrations

Microsoft Office 2016, Quickbooks, Great Plains

Blackbaud Grantmaking Competitors

CyberGrants, Fluxx, Foundant, FoundationConnect, SmartSimple, Versaic

Pricing

  • Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?Required

GIFTS Online pricing is based on factors such as number of user licenses and additional features. Pricing is available upon request, please visit https://www.blackbaud.com/grant-making/products/gifts-online.

Blackbaud Grantmaking Support Options

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Blackbaud Grantmaking Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported Countries:All countries
Supported Languages: English (US), English (British), Welsh, Spanish, French, Portuguese