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Bloomerang is the ideal Blackbaud alternative.

Bloomerang users who switched from Blackbaud products like eTapestry, Raiser’s Edge, and Raiser’s Edge NXT found that they’re able to increase their productivity and save money.
Bonus: Fundraisers get access to a powerful feature set and integrated email tool and have mobile access, and more with this Blackbaud alternative.

Blackbaud offers a number of products like Raiser’s Edge, Raiser’s Edge NXT, and eTapestry. Bloomerang is the ideal Blackbaud alternative—no matter which product you compare it to.

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“Raiser’s Edge is way too much, way too expensive, and way too difficult to understand. For a nonprofit of our size with our donor pool, (Bloomerang) has been really helpful.” – Emily Flemming, Student Assistance Foundation.

Below is a snapshot of how Bloomerang is a superior alternative to Blackbaud products.

Bloomerang vs. Blackbaud Comparison

Bloomerang vs. Blackbaud

Blackbaud charges a staggering annual price of $11,988 for only 5,000 records.

Alternatively, Bloomerang only charges $239 per month for nonprofits with 5,000 records, and every plan includes access to all of our donor management features.


Modern, friendly user interface

All features come standard

Dedicated mobile app

Built-in email analytics come standard

Unlimited online giving forms/pages

60,000 emails per year

No errors when used by concurrent users

Filter-based reporting

Weekly improvements via a continuous release cycle

$119 /month


Outdated, complicated user interface

Additional fees for advanced functionality

Difficult to use on mobile

Additional fees for email analytics

10 online giving forms/pages

10,000 emails per year

$49 per month for training

Errors when used by concurrent users

Query-based reporting

Minimal product roadmap

$119 /month


100% cloud based

Modern, friendly user interface

All features come standard

Intuitive and easy to learn

Free email/chat support included

No training required and free group training

Raiser's Edge

Requires an additional tool to access off site

Complicated user interface

Additional fee for cloud version

Overkill for most nonprofits

Costly support and add-on modules

Hours of costly training required


Standalone product

100% cloud based

Full donor database

Comprehensive constituent management

Intuitive and easy-to-use user interface

Free group trainings and access to support

$119 /month


Requires a Raiser’s Edge subscription

Requires connection to a locally hosted Raiser’s Edge database

Dashboard interface only—pulls data from Raiser’s Edge

Little data entry/editing is possible

Difficult and complicated user interface

Additional cost for training and access to support

$999 /month

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Thinking of making the switch to Bloomerang, the ideal Blackbaud alternative?

When comparing Bloomerang vs. Blackbaud, these fundraising professionals found that Bloomerang was easier to use and less expensive. Keep reading to see why they’re glad they made the switch.

Liz Grindele switched from Raiser’s Edge to Bloomerang and found that the Blackbaud alternative was more user friendly.

“I highly recommend Bloomerang. We have been on Bloomerang since January 2013 and are very pleased. I came from a larger nonprofit and had been using Raiser’s Edge for many years. I like Bloomerang far better. It is user friendly, easy to learn, reports are easy to create, and Bloomerang is updated and added to on a continual basis.”

Liz Grindele Fund Development Manager at Transformance

Katy Walsh switched from Raiser’s Edge to Bloomerang and found that the Blackbaud alternative is more affordable and user friendly and that it has an amazing support team.

“NRS had been using Raiser’s Edge for over a decade. The system was never a good fit for us. In addition, we subscribed to RE’s new product Nxt. We paid the large fee for two years and still couldn’t utilize the functionality promised. Bloomerang works perfectly for us. It’s user-friendly, inexpensive, and continues to evolve with new features. And the support team and tutorials are a valuable resource.”

Katy Walsh Director of Development and Communications at National Runaway Safeline

Customer support

Learn more about our world-class support.

The more comfortable you are using your software, the more successful you’ll be  That’s why our support team is here when you need them.  And the best part is that you can contact them via chat and phone for free. 

A few years ago, one of our wonderful customers described our Customer Support Team as “both helpful and human,” and our team has taken that motto to heart. Whether you have a question about using Bloomerang or want to know how you can save more time accomplishing tasks that move your mission forward, our local support team will work with you until all of your questions are answered.

See what other fundraisers like you have to say about our world-class support.

  • “The best part, though, is the support team. They are quick to respond and provide setup advice that is tailored to the client. I’ve never had an unanswered question.” – Alicia H.

  • “Even better, their support is second to none. Any question is addressed thoughtfully and quickly. And, every single person I have interacted with has been friendly.” – Michelle G.

  • “Bloomerang’s support features are unmatched among peer service providers. I advise all of my clients to use the chat support feature; the support representatives are prompt and knowledgeable.” – Adam L.

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We’d love to show you how Bloomerang can make your job easier and help your nonprofit make a bigger impact.

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