Blackbaud Church Management Review - why 4 stars?

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Nov 30, 2020

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What is Blackbaud?

Main category: Church Management

BlackBaud is a church management software designed to accelerate the growth of churches and improve their congregation engagement. With it, they can manage people, communications, events, and payments. It simplifies tithes and offerings payment with its embedded online donation forms and also keeps church members informed with its drag-and-drop email marketing module, thus eliminating the need to export contacts to a third-party system.

Some key features of BlackBaud are congregation summary, volunteer management, reporting & analytics, and faith journey tracking. The software is developed by BlackBaud™, a computer software company with a workforce of about 3,500 employees and headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. The company has been recognized by Forbes as Best Employers for Women and is one of Forbes lists of America Most Innovative Leaders.

Blackbaud Church Management rating -

The rating of Blackbaud Church Management is 4 stars out of 5 and the total score is 83 out of 100. The rating and score are based on ITQlick expert review. We publish unbiased reviews, learn more in our score and rating methodology page

Typical Customers

The typical customers include the following business size: Start up, Small business, Medium business, Large business.

Blackbaud Church Management 3 Pros

  • Easy to install and set up, with options to adapt it to one specific needs
  • Follow up customer support service is very fast and helpful
  • Available community for users to get tips on how to make the most of the software

Blackbaud Church Management 2 Cons

  • No push notifications for now
  • Bulk email or newsletter are needed fully

Competitors & Alternatives

Popular alternatives to Blackbaud Church Management: ACS Software, Servant Keeper, ParishSOFT, Breeze, Churchteams, ChurchTrac Online, Shelby Church, Donarius, Church Community Builder, Church Windows. The full list of competitors can be found here.. The full list of competitors can be found here.

Blackbaud Church Management Pricing Information

What is the REAL total cost of implementation? on top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate you need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 2 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Blackbaud Church Management

Questions to ask the vendor during a demo

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Is it the right software for you?

BlackBaud is suitable for use by faith ministries of all sizes. While the software is specifically designed to be implemented by churches, it can be used by charity foundations, research teams, and other nonprofit organizations. Some of the organizations using BlackBaud are Florida United Methodist Foundation, Diocese of TRENTON, and Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Blackbaud Categories

Accounting & Finance
Small Business CRM
Attendance Tracking
Event Management
Non-Profit Volunteer Management

Blackbaud specifications

ITQlick Score: 83/100
ITQlick Rating: (4/5)
Company: Blackbaud Church Management
Address: United States
Pricing:
Start up, Small business, Medium business, Large business
Typical customers: Start up, Small business, Medium business, Large business
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.