Bloomerang - Excellent tool to take your development program to next level
March 01, 2019

Bloomerang - Excellent tool to take your development program to next level

Ari Strauss | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Bloomerang

We are a non-profit organization which provides permanent supportive housing to former homeless individuals with chronic mental illness in Washington D.C. Or organization began as a social action project of an area synagogue but is now an independent entity. Prior to acquiring Bloomerang, our donor database consisted of ill-maintained Excel spreadsheets. As we grew in size, our development needs demanded a better solution. The addition of Bloomerang allows us to track who our hot donors are, create targeted campaigns, and track other helpful information on our donors.
  • track donor history and identify "hot" donors.
  • organize targeted campaigns
  • automate donor acknowledgements.
  • There could be a more efficient way to record contributions which are "in honor of" or "in memory of" an individual.
It's been a few years since we made the decision to acquire Bloomerang, but I recall that it hit a sweet spot of maximum robustness and ease of use. Some competing products we reviewed either were not as robust in function, or required a higher software acumen than the average member of our volunteer development possessed.
Bloomerang is well suited to take a growing non-profit organization to the next level in creating a sophisticated development program. It could use a bit of work interfacing payments processed through a website--the website to Bloomerang interface is finicky at times.