Bloomerang

Donor management software and database for nonprofits.

About Bloomerang

Bloomerang’s cloud-based donor management and fundraising software includes a donor database and constituent relationship management (CRM) system, an intuitive dashboard, custom reporting tools, engagement meters, email marketing tools, data analytics, and unlimited integrated online giving forms and event pages.

Bloomerang is an easy to use, cloud-based software that fundraisers can access 24/7.

Bloomerang provides tools that help nonprofits manage memberships, events, major gifts and stewardship processes, grants, online fundraising, direct mail fundraising, email marketing, tribute and memorial gift management, recurring giving programs, and pledge making.


Key benefits of Bloomerang

Bloomerang’s intuitive design and powerful features make it the best donor management software for nonprofits.

Bloomerang’s intuitive design and powerful features make it the best donor management software for nonprofits.

Full Donor Database

Bloomerang tracks and manages the relationships you have with and manages the relationships you have with donors, volunteers, staff, board members, sponsors, prospects, and other constituents so that you can build relationships that last.

Powerful, Easy-to-use Reporting Tools

With Bloomerang, you can easily create custom reports or use our pre-built templates to pull the data that will help you refine your fundraising efforts and grow your donor relationships.

Integrated Marketing & Engagement Tools

With our integrated marketing and engagement tools, you can send beautiful personalized emails, letters and mailings, acknowledgements, and surveys that will help you build relationships that last a lifetime. You’ll receive alerts when first-time donors join your community, which will allow you to welcome them as soon as they show their support. You’ll also have the tools you need to thank your donors with automated acknowledgement emails and receipts.

Donor Engagement & Timeline

Bloomerang’s engagement meter displays a constituent’s engagement with your organization on a scale of “Cold” to “On Fire.” This tool is designed to make it easier to find major gift prospects, solicit major gifts, and strengthen relationships that will help your organization thrive.

Modern Fundraising Tools

Simplify your administration tasks and save time through our modern, easy-to-build, and easy-to-use fundraising tools. You can create dynamic donation forms, event landing pages, and peer-to-peer fundraising pages and rest assured that your data will accurately populate directly into your Bloomerang database.

Simply Data Management

Thanks to automatic daily updates (including addresses, birth years, and wealth information), Bloomerang’s donor database will store the most up-to-date information on your donors. You can connect to the tools you already use and love through our integrations with solutions like QuickBooks Online, Mailchimp, and more.


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Ease of Use
4,6/5
Customer Support
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Nic
Nic
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

For organizations small and large, Bloomerang is good fit.

Reviewed on 2018/10/24

Our organization moved from Raiser's Edge to Bloomerang just over a year ago. If you are familiar...

Our organization moved from Raiser's Edge to Bloomerang just over a year ago. If you are familiar with Raiser's Edge, you likely understand that this is a massive transition to undertake both technologically and fundamentally--but I'm glad we did. We moved away from Raiser's Edge because we needed software that was powerful yet highly intuitive and didn't ship with a price tag that is difficult to justify. A year later, all of my team members are comfortable using the CRM and do so wherever they need to because it relies only on a web browser and internet connect -- no proprietary software or hardware required; no desk to which you're chained. There is a lot of power in Bloomerang at a price point that I guarantee will fit any budget, and the Bloomreang team does a great job of creating a product experience that actually has you celebrating the renewal date because you can cut the check knowing you made an excellent choice. From our first call with the sale's rep and through 12+ months of communication, I have enjoyed our experience with Bloomerang and look forward to many years as a client.

Pros

Greater than the Bloomerang CRM itself is the company's incredible support team that is not only quick to respond and meaningfully engage, but does so humanely. Too many vendors staff their support teams with specialists who are technically proficient, but lack the ability to translate their knowledge into kind and understanding support. Without this type of support, clients like me would be left frustrated, defeated and with unresolved issues. Boomerang recognizes that their software AND support team needs to be human, and they do a great job putting this understanding into practice. This understanding is well-implemented in the software itself which requires minimal training to comfortably navigate and use. I am able to train-in team members on Bloomerang's basic functions within 60 minutes, and thanks to the software's intuitive interface, team members aren't intimidated by what they see on-screen, allowing them to explore Bloomerang's functionality on their own. This ease-of-use rings true for me as an administrator, too. Because I can swiftly navigate through the CRM's features, I am more efficient with my time and able to focus on completing projects and tasks without needing to consult a encyclopedia-length user manual. Overall, I have found that Bloomerang's great product and excellent support has elevated our team's ability to do our jobs well. We're not bogged down in the software anymore. We're focused on fundraising.

Cons

There are a lot of strategic opportunities for the Bloomerang team to take advantage of as they continue to grow as a company, and an area where I'd like to see growth is with third-party integrations. There is currently a MailChimp integration in the pipeline, but I'd also love to see the door open to platform access through API integration services such as Zapier, which would allow customers like me to easily and securely connect Bloomerang to other key software in use within our department and organization.

Response from Bloomerang

Nic, you rock!

Good news: we now have a Zapier and Mailchimp integration!

https://bloomerang.co/features/integrations/

Trip
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  • Industry: Sports
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great CRM and Donor Management Software for Beginners and the More Advanced

Reviewed on 2023/01/17

Overall a great experience with Bloomerang and would highly recommend for anyone wanting to utilize...

Overall a great experience with Bloomerang and would highly recommend for anyone wanting to utilize a CRM system. It allows for both the pro and new user to feel comfortable and confident.

Pros

The switch to Bloomerang was caused by the need for our non-profit to begin utilizing new technology to track not only communication, but honors bestowed, event attendance and registration, and donations. I can say Bloomerang does a great job with all of these things! The ability to add custom fields to a constituents profile allows for necessary unique tracking and plethora of donation tracking types allows us to keep up with the growing ways in which donors engage with us.

Cons

I would like to see a more customized homepage for constituents. Total sum of all transactions is obviously important, but ability to see a summarized view of their contributions to a multi-year campaign would allow to increased ease to our employees. I would also like to see either an Outlook Plugin or 1-on-1 mailing software with template's saved directly in Bloomerang. Each donor can have a slightly different message or details, so having that ability to pull a template and customize before sending (without having to go through MailChimp's webpage and pulling report) would make a huge difference.

Alternatives Considered

Salesforce Sales Cloud and HubSpot CRM

Reasons for Choosing Bloomerang

Need for advanced metric tracking and centralization of information

Switched From

Microsoft Access

Reasons for Switching to Bloomerang

Mainly price
Amy
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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Buyer's remorse

Reviewed on 2023/01/20

Diappointing.

Diappointing.

Pros

Great work from the implementation team.

Cons

We have been on Bloomerang for 2 weeks. So far, I have learned that:The Bloomerang interaction dropdown is all donor facing - there's no way to describe interactions with students except "other" - and the menu can't be changed. There's no ability to pre-load brand guidelines (logo, colors, font) that would pre-populate letters & emails For events, there's no way to show sponsors or honorees on an event page. It requires self-hosting - which costs us $$ for web design services. On Kindful events, I can't set up discount tickets - I was told to set up A SEPARATE EVENT for free tickets, which is ridiculous. I can't change the order of ticket types without deleting and re-entering them (this is minor).There's also no way to track non-fundraising event attendance, as for one of our workshops. They can't have a $0 ticket. Even in the Year-End Tax Receipts webinar yesterday, when the presenter pulled up the template for that very letter on Bloomerang, it wasn't set up as he recommended but had to be customized. It seems like nearly everything in this program requires a workaround, and that it really is entirely a donor management program and not set up for constituents.

Alternatives Considered

Neon CRM, Classy, Eleo, Little Green Light and Givebutter

Reasons for Choosing Bloomerang

Salsa is being discontinued.

Switched From

Salsa CRM and Salsa Engage

Reasons for Switching to Bloomerang

I thought it included both volunteer management capability (it does) with robust constituent support. Not so much.
Lisa
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Very Pleased with this Product

Reviewed on 2022/07/11

Bloomerang is simple, intuitive, playful, and inviting. The few problems I have had have been...

Bloomerang is simple, intuitive, playful, and inviting. The few problems I have had have been solved very easily through Online Chat. Online Chat is SUCH a wonderful feature - as a brand new development officer, it gave me confidence to explore the software and try solutions first, because even thought the Help & Videos is a great feature, sometimes you just need to chat live with an expert. Especially when time is of the essence. I really am so thrilled with the responsiveness of the chat team!

Pros

I was brand new to fundraising/development when I started at my organization. My predecessor had used a different CRM and I found it very clunky and complicated. I immediately started looking around for a replacement. I found Bloomerang through their online webinars, did more research and vetting, and ending up switching as soon as I could.

Cons

As I've gotten used to the software, I'm so in love with it I can't think of anything I would improve!

Hamsa
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  • Industry: Individual & Family Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

User-Friendly Software

Reviewed on 2022/07/11

Other than the one con mentioned above, I have loved using Bloomerang. I have been working as a...

Other than the one con mentioned above, I have loved using Bloomerang. I have been working as a non-profit database person for almost ten years now and I cannot see wanting to change software programs anytime soon.

Pros

As someone who works at a non-profit, the biggest pro of Bloomerang is how user-friendly it is. Anyone, at any level of software experience, can look at the database and learn information about our donors. They can also learn how to use the software quickly and efficiently.

Bloomerang's customer service is also amazing. They always get back to us right away and since I'm in the software all day, it takes a weight off knowing they are there to assist.

Cons

As my organization's admin, the biggest con right now is the Relationships Tab, specifically when it comes to organizations. Not being able to assign multiple contacts and categories of contacts makes things difficult. We are a small organization so I'm able to work around it as best as I can, but we usually have one contact for grants who we need to contact via email and another contact for acknowledgement letters. Sometimes we even have a third contact at an organization who is our employee giving and volunteer contact. There is currently no way to differentiate who we want to send a communication to without adjusting it manually. This is the biggest downside and the biggest complaint I get from Development Officers.

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Bloomerang FAQs

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Bloomerang offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$119,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Starting at $79/mo+ for organizations that have annual revenue of less than $250K otherwise the starting price is $119/mo. Data conversions start at $2k .

Bloomerang has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Bloomerang supports the following languages:

English

Bloomerang supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Bloomerang integrates with the following applications:

Aplos, Benchmark Email, BombBomb, Cognito Forms, Constant Contact, Donately, Donorbox, Emma by Marigold, Eventbrite, Fundraise Up, GivingFuel, Gmail, Google Forms, Gravity Forms, Jotform, Mailchimp, Mightycause, PayPal, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Shopify, Slack, Smartsheet, Square Point of Sale, Stripe, Submittable, SurveyMonkey, Ticket Tailor, Twitter/X, Typeform, WooCommerce, Zapier

Bloomerang offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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