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THE RAISER’S EDGE ALTERNATIVE

Compare Raiser’s Edge to Bloomerang

Bloomerang delivers a modern and powerful donor management solution that is simple to navigate and easy-to-use. With time-saving features like reporting tools and templates and exceptional customer support, Bloomerang is the ideal alternative to Raiser’s Edge.

Overview

Top 3 reasons why nonprofits choose Bloomerang over Raiser’s Edge.

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Steward your donors and advance your mission at an affordable price

Bloomerang has what you need at an affordable, straightforward, and transparent price. Raiser’s Edge NXT has a hefty price tag for a bloated and clunky system.

  • Bloomerang donor retention tools help you track engagement, giving potential and sentiment toward your organization that helps boost fundraising over time.
  • Modern, easy-to-use fundraising tools that make it easy to accept donations wherever your donors are.
  • Send personalized emails and letters to build relationships that last a lifetime.

“Switching to Bloomerang has been one of the best decisions. Not only are we saving money, our constituents are getting a better experience.”

Ely Heard, Assistant Director of Development Walden School

Get insights into donor engagement levels and their generosity scores with Bloomerang.

Cultivate lasting relationships with easy-to-use donor management

Bloomerang has a clean and modern interface and is continuously updated. Switching between views in Raiser’s Edge is inefficient and gives users a disjointed experience.

  • Bloomerang is recognized by G2 as a leader for usability and support.
  • Interface is designed with accessibility in mind allowing for ease of use across our entire solution.
  • Intuitive and easy to learn, with robust and varied learning options that meet you and your staff where you are.

“While NXT can do more, it's still a Blackbaud product. It's slow and outdated… Everything still takes 5 steps that should only take 1 or 2”

Amy M. G2 Review

Bloomerang support features

Maximize your investment with a partner in your success

From onboarding to continued support and learning, nonprofits love having another “teammate” in Bloomerang. Many Raiser’s Edge NXT customers struggle to get their questions answered and response times are very slow.

  • Our SmartStart packages take great care of you and your data to set you up for success.
  • Bloomerang’s customer support is in-house and responds to all tickets within 24 business hours, often the same day.
  • Free webinars and a robust and up-to-date knowledgebase provide resources that help you make the most of your database.

“I’ve never experienced the kind, white glove service I received with Bloomerang. It’s incredible. Getting data out of Raiser’s Edge is such a production, but Bloomerang makes it seem like a cake walk.”

Lily Meyer, Data, Technology, & Communications Consultant American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro

BLOOMERANG VS. RAISER’S EDGE COMPARISON

How Bloomerang stacks up against Raiser’s Edge.

Based on G2 Crowd reviews

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Bloomerang Reviews 745 Reviews

Raiser’s Edge

Competitor Reviews 375 Reviews

Meets Requirements

8.9

7.7

Ease of Use

9.3

7.1

Ease of Setup

8.7

6.6

Ease of Admin

9.3

7.3

Quality of Support

9.6

7.5

Has the product been a good partner in doing business?

9.5

7.3

Product Direction

9.4

6.7

Fundraising

8.9

6.6

Donor Prospecting

7.9

6.1

Reporting

9.0

6.8

Data Entry

9.0

7.1

Email Marketing

8.9

6.3

Accounting

8.5

5.2

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Spread joy through a better fundraising experience.

Case study for National Runaway Safeline
Customer Stories

Switching to Bloomerang, the ideal Raiser’s Edge alternative

After using Raiser’s Edge for over a decade, National Runaway Safeline desperately needed an affordable, intuitive donor management system. Since implementing Bloomerang, NRS has been able to shift their focus to donor cultivation, streamline various processes, and increase their impact.

“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 National Runaway Safeline

What makes Bloomerang the best Raiser's Edge alternative?

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Feature Comparison

Raiser’s Edge

Value for money

Bloomerang has the donor relationship management fundraising, communications, and volunteer tools you need to meet your goals at an affordable price. Bloomerang’s pricing is straightforward and transparent, with no hidden fees.

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Cohesive, easy-to-use database management

With Bloomerang, view and manage your data all in one place. Bloomerang doesn’t have versioning, so you always have the most up-to-date tools and features. Many Raiser’s Edge users have to switch between database and web view to properly utilize the system.

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Rely on award-winning support

Bloomerang includes real-time chat and email support for every customer and is consistently recognized as a G2 leader for usability & support.

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Set up for success with our onboarding program

Our SmartStart onboarding is designed to get you operational quickly, provide best practices for configuration, and familiarize your team with Bloomerang—in a way that maximizes knowledge transfer and accelerates your success in the process.

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Quickly create and schedule action-focused reports

Bloomerang’s filter-based reporting allows for customization and for reports to be run within seconds. Building queries in Raiser’s Edge is complicated and takes several attempts to create the desired output, even for the most fluent users.

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Fundraise on-the-go with the Bloomerang Mobile app

Bloomerang’s Mobile App is a fundraising game changer. Connect with donors on a personal level, process donations securely, and stay productive on-the-go.

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Bloomerang Integrations

One platform, endless connections

Bloomerang provides greater data insights by connecting to your existing tools.

“We use almost all of the integrations. We import our Shopify and photographic print orders into Bloomerang through Zapier, segment and communicate by email through Mailchimp, and have GeoTargetly and Fundraise Up implemented on our site.”

Laurie McConnell Pacific Wild

Bloomerang support

Helpful & Human

Every Bloomerang customer has free access to chat and email with our Customer Support Team. We promise that any time you work with our team, you’ll always work with a real human employed by Bloomerang. We’ll keep working for you until your questions are answered.

  • 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.
    - Michelle G.
  • I advise all of my clients to use the chat support feature; the support representatives are prompt and knowledgeable.
    - Adam L.

Chat
Live chat

Free live chat support is available directly in Bloomerang.

Email
Email

Get prompt email support for any question—big or small.

Phone
Phone

A real person is just a phone call away. Available as an add-on.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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