eTapesty for all your nonprofit needs in fund development.
Updated January 16, 2024

eTapesty for all your nonprofit needs in fund development.

Karen Tuecke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with eTapestry

We use Blackbaud's eTapestry on a daily basis to track and record information about our constituency. The eTapestry program is ideal for a small organization such as ours. It allows for queries and reports needed in order to conduct business. Without eTapestry, we would be lost.
  • Daily, we are entering data about our partners in mission. We use that data to create queries and to run reports. eTapestry has made our work easier.
  • Our processes are now streamlined with eTapestry. We know what we need daily, weekly, monthly, etc. and eTapestry gets the work done for us.
  • Deposits and credit card transactions are easily managed by eTapestry.
  • We conduct a lot of donor visits. It would be nice to have a mapping option to layout donors in a certain area and map out the visits, rather than us using Google.
  • eTapestry has allowed us to diversify the ways we organize and reach out to our donors.
  • eTapestry has added in the planned giving component, so now we have to opportunity to walk our donors through the planned giving stages and track our means of communication.
  • In the last year, eTapestry took the journal entries and separated out the mass contacts (such as mass mailers, thank you batches, etc...). This has helped us manage our partners in mission more easily and to see the big picture of the donors giving history.
I have a Blackbaud product user for 13+ years. In that time, I had the opportunity to evaluate and implement any program that would fit our organization's needs. I choose Balckbaud because of the customer service, training modules and the ease of use. I would recommend eTapestry to any small to midsize nonprofit.
If you are an organization with less than 10,000 constituents, eTapestry is the program for you. It is easily managed for small nonprofits and the support for technical issues is good. Blackbaud has a whole online knowledgebase and educational videos to help you learn what would be best for your organization.

Using eTapestry

4 - Fund Development, Marketing and IT
1 - Must have a simple understanding of nonprofit software and its capabilities. Easily build a training program for a new person.
  • Entering Data
  • Storing Data
  • Creating Queries
  • Running Reports
  • Instant Spapshot of your fundraising history
  • Utilizing the calendar events to schedule special occasion cards.
  • Using the planned giving element for moves management
  • Acquiring new donors and reengaging lapsed donors
  • Advanced features would be nice for GIS mapping of active donor base
  • Expanding the fund development department for email and marketing campaigns, such as Easter
eTapestry is a good fit for us, as a small to medium sized nonprofit. We really like most of the features it has to offer, but we could use a few more additional features moving forward.

Evaluating eTapestry and Competitors

  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Analyst Reports
Ease of use. It is that simple. eTapestry is very easy to use from data entry to creating a query and finishing up with a report. All of these features we use daily and find that they are simple.