The face-off: Raiser’s Edge NXT vs. Bloomerang. Raiser’s Edge NXT adds an updated cloud-based option to their original Raiser’s Edge CRM solution. NXT is the cloud-based software that sits on top of an existing Raiser’s Edge database that must be downloaded on an an individual’s computer to pull data from it.

If you are looking for an all-in-one fundraising tool that is 100% cloud-based, Bloomerang may be a better option for your organization. Our easy-to-use software will provide you with all the tools you need to manage your fundraising program and cultivate long-term, meaningful relationships with your donors. Along with every feature in our database, you will have access to unlimited users, unlimited custom fields, and free access to our support team included with our standard pricing tier. With no hidden fees, free training, and a database built on best practices, Bloomerang is an ideal alternative to Raiser’s Edge NXT.

Compare for yourself:

Raiser’s Edge NXT vs. Bloomerang


  • Requires a Raiser’s Edge subscription
  • Requires connection to a locally hosted Raiser’s Edge database
  • Dashboard interface only – pulls data from RE
  • Little data entry/editing is possible
  • Difficult and complicated user interface
  • Additional cost for training and access to support
  • Software Advice reviews
  • TrustRadius reviews
  • G2 Crowd reviews
  • Additional fees for maintenance and hosting
  • $999a month
  • For up to 5,000 records


  • Stand-alone product
  • 100% cloud-based
  • Full donor database
  • Comprehensive constituent management
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use interface
  • Free group trainings and access to support
  • Software Advice reviews
  • TrustRadius reviews
  • G2 Crowd reviews
  • All-inclusive, straight-forward pricing
  • $199a month
  • For up to 5,000 records

Raiser’s Edge NXT Pricing and Fees

How much does Raiser’s Edge NXT cost? Here’s the breakdown — you do the math.

With just 5,000 records and a whopping annual price of $11,988, you could easily spend over $30,000 for a three year contract with Raiser’s Edge NXT. Not to mention the additional expense of training, support, and modules for things like recurring and planned giving, volunteer tracking, prospect research, and etc.

On the other side of the aisle, all of Bloomerang’s pricing packages include unlimited users, full functionality, and free email/chat support — no extra charge or additional modules necessary. We take pride in the claim that no training is required to use Bloomerang. Our standard pricing package for up to 5,000 records is only $199/month, and we have an even better deal for all you small shops out there.

Click here to learn more about Bloomerang’s pricing and packages and see how our built-in functionality gives you exactly what you need in a donor database, without the extra cost.


Learn more about our world-class customer support.

No matter what fundraising software you purchase, the best software is always going to be the one you are comfortable using. Because of this, Bloomerang is committed to ensuring that every customer has free access to chat and email with our knowledgeable and helpful Customer Support Team. 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. We guarantee that any time you work with our team, you will always be working with a real human employed by Bloomerang who will keep working for you until your questions are answered.

You don’t just have to take our word for it though. See what some of our current nonprofit customers have to say.

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.”

“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.”

“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.”

Raiser’s Edge NXT vs. Bloomerang: See the difference for yourself

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Still not convinced? Hear from one nonprofit leader who made the switch

Common Raiser’s Edge NXT Customer Complaints

Raiser's Edge NXT vs. Bloomerang“Bloomerang works perfect for us. It’s user-friendly, inexpensive and continues to evolve with new features. And the support team and tutorials are a valuable resource,” said Katy Walsh, Director of Development and Communications at National Runaway Safeline.

“NRS had been using Raisers 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. After database staff turnover (6 over 8 years) and an ineffective consultant, NRS was desperate for a change.”

See the rest of Katy’s story here >>

Bloomerang is an ideal Raiser’s Edge NXT alternative. It has a unique, modern interface that is clean, fresh, and very intuitive – allowing fundraisers to complete tasks more efficiently and effectively!

We take pride in the claim that no training is required to use Bloomerang.

Our customers use Bloomerang to manage their entire constituent ecosystem, including donors, volunteers, sponsors, grantees and more. Real-time retention and engagement metrics come standard, and our knowledgeable, local support team is here to help you every step of the way.

See more customer success stories here >>

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