Blackbaud Fundraising Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Blackbaud Fundraising

Fundraising and relationship management for nonprofits.

4.05/5 (564 reviews)

Blackbaud Fundraising overview

Blackbaud Fundraising is a fundraising management solution designed to help organizations streamline their fundraising operations and reach new supporters, as well as retain existing donors all from a single platform with communication tools, dashboards, and workflows. Blackbaud Fundraising manages all fundraising and payment actions and tracks all donor information in one purpose-built solution, serving to unite disparate processes, communications and CRM data.

Analytics help give users actionable insight into fundraising campaign performance, as well as the financial, demographic, behavioral and lifestyle characteristics of their supporters. Reporting tools also enable users to measure and understand business performance. Centralized communication tools, dashboards and workflows serve to enhance the user-workflow, helping to connect team members and give them quick access to important information. Blackbaud offers a number of solutions to support fundraising operations, including Blackbaud eTapestry, Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT, Blackbaud Luminate CRM, and Blackbaud CRM.


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Blackbaud Fundraising screenshot: Check fundraising activity, including calendars and campaign performance, from a central dashboardBlackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT Overview (5:58)Blackbaud Fundraising screenshot: Reporting tools enable users to track key fundraising metricsBlackbaud Fundraising screenshot: Manage fundraising actions from one placeBlackbaud Fundraising screenshot: Search, measure and filter fundraising dataBlackbaud Fundraising screenshot: Filter and export fundraising data

Blackbaud Fundraising reviews

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Alex Jays

Becoming a benefit to our organization

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-06-03
Review Source: Software Advice

While we have had some hiccups converting our staff over, I think the product itself is wonderful and introduces features that we've wanted in the main database since we converted to Blackbaud products. For most, the features that it currently offers will suffice, and if they don't many of the missing features can be found in the main system. The development of new features has been going surprisingly quickly, and we expect that most of the problems we have had so far will go away as the product is updated.

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Tracey Sirles

A Game Changer for Prospect Managers

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-25
Review Source: Software Advice

I think the RE NXT interface is incredibly intuitive. It helps new team members get on the ground faster with learning how to search records and find the information that they need. That said, a strong background in the database view is helpful to any member of your team, whether they are on the road or not. I would strongly suggest having teams trained formally on both systems.

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Mary Speta

Powerful Database

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-07-11
Review Source: Software Advice

My recommendation is to get formal training if you are going to use the database and give each new staff member the opportunity to be trained by a Raiser's Edge specialist. The database is absolutely worth the time and money if you also invest in your staff's knowledge of it. If two people are doing the same task in even a slightly different way, you can end up with holes in your data. However, if you do get good training, you'll find this database to be well worth it and will assist your fundraising strategies quite well.

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Stephanie Crawley

Satisfied Raiser's Edge 7 user Ready to Make the Jump to RE NXT

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-11-04
Review Source: Software Advice

I previously worked with many other database interface software in the for-profit world, where I worked for the first 15+ years of my career. So when I started using Raiser's Edge, it came relatively easily to me as it reminded me of other previously used interfaces. We have a large database of over 350K donors, and Raiser's Edge has no problem handling our volume. The Raiser's Edge 7 is now showing some age in how it's structured and functions, but mostly in look and feel. We have been using Raiser's Edge with our database on premise. With the seismic shift into cloud computing, we are planning to move to a Blackbaud hosted environment, which will, in and of itself, bring us closer to feeling like it's not the 90's anymore. But the good news is that Blackbaud knows that the look and feel, usability, functionality and ability to play well with others need to catch up with the rest of technology, and so they introduced Raiser's Edge NXT a couple of years ago. RE NXT looks modern and fills many checkboxes of what fundraisers need to do their jobs in today's environment. (See Pros to find out more of what I like about RE NXT.)

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Aaron Fisher

Great Price, good functionality, limited ease of use

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-03-25
Review Source: Software Advice

Overall, it's a good program for the price we pay, but if it was any more we would change to a more user friendly system. The most important thing with eTap is to make sure that you have an employee who is familiar with database administration otherwise it is very easy within eTap for data to be misrepresented. In summary, if you don't have a big budget, it's a good way to get your feet off the ground, but I wouldn't look at it expecting a 5+ year/long term solution.

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Blackbaud Fundraising pricing

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Pricing scales on level of functionality needed, and number of constituents in the database.

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Blackbaud Fundraising features

Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Attendance Management
Automatic Notifications
Automatic Reminders
Communication Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Custom Fields
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Email Integration
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration

Credit Card Processing (40 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (39 other apps)
Registration Management (33 other apps)

Security and privacy


Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Blackbaud Fundraising

Key features of Blackbaud Fundraising

  • Alumni Management
  • CRM
  • Communication Tools
  • Contribution Tracking
  • Dashboards
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Database
  • Donor Discovery
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • Fundraising Metrics
  • Gift Management
  • Gift Matching Management
  • Grant Management
  • In-Kind Donations
  • Matching Donations
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Donations
  • Mobile Giving
  • Mobile-Friendly
  • Online Donations
  • Online Forms
  • Payment Processing
  • Pledge Management
  • Receipts / Statements
  • Recurring Donations
  • Recurring Giving
  • Reporting & Analytics
  • Workflow Management
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• Manage fundraising and payment actions and track donor information all in one purpose-built solution.

• Access fundraising information anytime, anywhere via any internet-enabled device.

• Communication tools, dashboards and workflows serve to connect teams and give them quick access to important information.

• Analytics and reporting tools give users actionable insight into business performance, as well as donor finances, demographics, behaviors, and more.

• Blackbaud Fundraising offers a scalable solution to help businesses of any size.