Bloomerang software


Created in 2012, Bloomerang is a solution for small and growing nonprofits. It enables users to view an organization's donor records, track the best time to contact each donor and measure a donor's engagement level to make it easier for users to know when someone should be contacted.

This proactive approach can help simplify maintaining and increasing donor loyalty, as well as revenue. 

Donor retention rates can be accessed at a glance from the Donor Retention Cockpit, where each donor has a profile of their giving summary. Engagement levels are ranked by “cold”, "cool", "warm" and “hot.” 

Bloomerang is a cloud-based system and allows for unlimited users. The system is a particularly good fit for small to mid-sized nonprofits in a handful of verticals, including animal welfare, faith-based organizations, and human services.

Bloomerang was a Startup of the Year finalist for the TechPoint Mira Awards.

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000

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  • Felix from Corporación Estelio

    Specialty: Higher Education

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    TOTALLY INTUITIVE, easy to use, no matter which campaign is perfectly adapted and beyond.

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    Pros

    Integration in social networks, commitment, efficient management and relationship of donors, email marketing, reports ... the simplistic but efficient design, a luxury tool for a sublime purpose.

    Cons

    The consolidation or processing of gifts / Groups / donors by lot / Classification is not possible, it is very manual or individual. there is a considerable difference between the actions you can do in the web environment and the mobile app .. THE COST !! .. Compared with others, the cost is decisive. Especially because we are talking about non-profit organizations / campaigns ..

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  • Aaron from Douglas County School District

    Specialty: K-12 Education

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Great Product

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    Pros

    It has many relevant features that are perfect for Non Profits. Its easy to use and very intuitive.

    Cons

    None so far, while my organization is new to the product, I have no criticisms as of yet. It seems very good.

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  • Joelle from American Baptist College

    Specialty: Higher Education

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Best Deal for Donor Software

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    Pros

    Bloomerang has the best customer service around, so if you have any issues, you can always rely on someone super helpful to give you a hand. The layout is fairly simple, and easy for a novice to learn how to navigate. The type of reports you can run are endless and can print out any numbers or names you're looking for.

    Cons

    The email and letter feature could be a bit better, though they may have improved this since I've used it. It is very basic.

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  • Katie from Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford

    July 2018

    I have been using bloomerang for 3 years and it is so easy and simple. Anyone can use it

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    Pros

    The visuals are easy to read and share as well as the reporting. Anyone with any amount of computer skill could use this program.

    Cons

    I wish it had the function of a pop-up to send reminders about tasks. I also wish the attributes were at the top of the donor's pages so they are more visible.

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  • Jasjit from California ChangeLaywers

    July 2018

    minimal experience but overall ease of use.

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    Pros

    Easy to navigate, easy to use, provides quick access to information.

    Cons

    we would appreciate the ability to track both gross and net donations in transactions.

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  • Daniel from California ChangeLawyers

    Specialty: Philanthropic Foundations

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    July 2018

    User friendly

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    Pros

    Very easy to use and has some really useful integrations. I have been using this software for over a year now and can definitely say we made the right move.

    Cons

    Wish it could integrate with donor box, slack and salesforce. I do hope they update the software to include new integrations in the near future.

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  • Kelli from Coastal Kids Home Care

    Specialty: Healthcare & Hospitals

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    Bloomerang has taken our fundraising to the next level.

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    Pros

    Bloomerang has been an excellent move for our organization. It has helped us to clarify our fundraising goals and identify next steps to both deepen our relationship with current donors and broaden our outreach to new donors.

    Cons

    The templates for donor communications are still fairly simple, but they are updating features all of the time.

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  • James from Desire Street Ministries

    Specialty: Faith-Based Ministries

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    July 2018

    Simple, fantastic cloud-based donor management solution

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    We just recently converted to Bloomerang from and older legacy installed solution. Overall we are excited by our transition to a modern, simple to use solution, which we expect will help us drive up our donor retention rates and strengthen our donor relations.

    Pros

    We love the simplicity of use of Bloomerang, as well as the built-in artificial intelligence to drive moves management and help drive up donor retention. The research-driven algorithms are proven and we look forward to this new tool helping us take our donor relations to the next level.

    Cons

    There are some difficulties with the ability to do reconciliations, as online gifts often span over to another date for the bank deposits, causing more difficult reconciliation. Additionally, the team is working on a batch process, which will help simplify gift entry when ready - currently you have to enter each gift individually.

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  • Rheta from CASA of North Texas

    Specialty: Human Services

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    July 2018

    Not what they promised.

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    Do not buy it if you use Quickbooks, it will be more work than it is worth!

    Pros

    They have nice customer service people. That is the only thing that was good about them. Oh, I guess they have good salesmen...

    Cons

    They promise that it will function a certain way and it will not. The way you set up reports is completely backwards. You can't keep couples together, they have to be separate. You can't make the reports they said you could. It is not compatible with Quickbooks, unless you add the same account numbers for every single person. Who has time for that? Also, after all the data entry we did, to not be able to use it, is ridiculous! What a waste of a non-profits.

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  • Randy from Mission Increase

    Specialty: Faith-Based Ministries

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    June 2018

    Bloomerang offers top-notch tracking and integration for all types of nonprofits

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    When it comes to integration, the ability to connect to virtually any website content management system has become a market standard. Bloomerang meets this standard, and does so seamlessly.

    Pros

    Bloomerang's timeline feature is extremely helpful. I can easily see a donor's entire history of engagement with the organization!

    Cons

    Bloomerang is somewhat expensive compared to other databases on the market that offer essentially the same thing. I like what I get, but sometimes I wonder if I could be getting a better price from a difference business.

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  • osahon from community research and development centre

    Specialty: Environmental

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    June 2018

    I would say, my experience using Bloomerang has been wonderful, donors no longer leave comments in my site mail on how to donate.

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    Pros

    What i like most about this soft ware is that it focuses on the core features required for a proper fund raising, without complicating things for donors.

    Cons

    The software is very ok, but I believe there is still room for improvement in aspect of security. this would help build confidence in users.

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  • Amy from Keystone Montessori Charter School

    Specialty: K-12 Education

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2018

    Amazing Product & Support For a GREAT Price

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    I researched CRM software options extensively last year. Started with over 40 options and narrowed it down one by one to Bloomerang. I have been so, so happy with my decision. A great company!

    Pros

    Price! You get so much for such a low price.
    Easy to use--volunteers without training have been successfully helping me with entry.
    Customer Service- phone support worth EVERY penny. They are so knowledgable and patient and always calm, polite and respectful. I LOVE them!
    Our auditor was impresses with what I could do with Bloomerang!

    Cons

    I really can't think of any real cons. I really want a shopping cart feature but no one has that option so I can't complain.

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  • Lori from Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Pulaski County

    Specialty: Higher Education

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    May 2018

    Thankful for the ease of Bloomerang!

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    Pros

    Overall, it simple to use, intuitive, and customer support is quick and easy to work with. I love the ability to create email newsletters and send them based on interest.

    Cons

    I wish there was a way to create a group of records and push an interaction to each record verses having to mark each record individually.

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  • Jim from The Boaz Project INC

    Specialty: Human Services

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    May 2018

    Bloomerang non-profit donor tracking

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    I am a long time user of this product, and I would totally recommend this product to anyone considering switching or even the first time donor database user. This product has features that will help the seasoned non-profit and the start-up alike.

    Pros

    - Its integrated with other 3rd party products
    - I can easily incorporate a number of things (through code snippets generated from by the Bloomrang database) directly into my website
    - Good and responsive customer service
    - I like the initial sign-in dashboard

    Cons

    - I wish there were a more granular control of users ability to see different parts of the database (i.e., donations, anonymous gifts, etc..)
    - It's great that there are so many options, but it would be great to "disable" certain features I don't use
    - I wish the task aspect had more features

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  • Elaine from Sacred Heart Center

    Specialty: Human Services

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    May 2018

    Great Time Saver and Great Service - especially for a small department.

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    Very intuitive and easy to use. Love that the users have input on the product roadmap and future enhancements.

    Pros

    Report are easily run so you can really dig into your data... and if you need help, its only a chat away. Engagement score and highlights on the timeline let you know at a glance important info about your donors ! Online form integration is great and its very easy to customize.

    Cons

    Needs more flexibility in creating and editing thank you/recipet letters. Still have to export and mail merge to get a custom font and wording.

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  • Jaclyn from EVkids

    Specialty: K-12 Education

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    May 2018

    Don't bother with other databases!

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    Pros

    Bloomerang is the easiest to use, and includes features that are based on what fundraisers really need -- not all the random extras that seem cool but are just useless clutter. Imports are easy, reports are easy, even acknowledgement letters are easy and integrated. Software updates are automatic and seamless, so you never have to mess with them or risk being out of date. The customer support can't be beat. I've transitioned two organizations to Bloomerang, and will hopefully be transferring a third within the year!

    Cons

    The only thing I'd love to see change is for acknowledgement letters to be exported in Word format instead of only PDF. That said, even the PDF is highly customizable before it exports, so it's a teeny tiny itsy bitsy problem.

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  • Frank from JobPath Inc

    Specialty: Other

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    May 2018

    Quality DMS, Excellent Customer Support and Responsiveness

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    Highly recommend Bloomerang. With such a responsive team, the minor cons do not necessitate switching to another DMS

    Pros

    Bloomerang has outstanding customer support and are very responsive! The interface is extremely user-friendly!

    Cons

    I wish that Bloomerang had an easier and more efficient way of separating individual donors from grants and corporate giving. I'd like to have a truer picture of donor retention, currently they are grouped together.

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  • Reena from Combat Blindness Inrerantional

    Specialty: Philanthropic Foundations

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    May 2018

    STAY AWAY!! One of the worst companies I have ever worked with.

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    Pros

    There are not a lot of pros to this extremely simple and basic software. As a small nonprofit just starting out, we thought kind of database would be useful, but it has such limited capability and is not user-friendly at all. There are much better products out there with much more capability and donation and social media integration.

    Cons

    Our experience with this company has been extremely negative and has caused a lot of stress and problem where it was not needed. While they provide adequate online support, as a 20-year advancement professional who has used many CRMs, this software and its capability is very limited. Our account manager and the CEO have also proven to be inflexible and unkind.  

    We received our renewal invoice 26 days before it was due after discovering Bloomerang was sending the renewal invoice to an employee of ours that left 3 years ago. As a result, we asked for a waiver for the 45-day cancellation clause because of the circumstances. We are a small non-profit and they would not even talk with us. After myself and my colleagues called 7 times to get some answers, I sent a contract cancellation letter outlining the lack of customer service by not paying attention to this matter. We were not happy that it took almost a week for someone to even call us back and that was because I wanted to cancel my service. They would not even discuss a resolution with us and were happy to seek legal action if necessary.
    We have canceled our contract but not after having to pay for a full year and on top of that Bloomerang had the nerve to charge a service fee because we canceled out auto-renew. As a small non-profit that helps alleviate blindness in the world, that actuates to 103 people we could have given sight to. They absolutely do not conduct good business and I will never use or recommend this company to anyone.

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  • Amy from Streamlined Accounting Strategies

    Specialty: Other

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    April 2018

    Only worth it if you can't afford something better

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    Pros

    It's relatively easy to use out of the box. It's not very customize-able, which is a good thing if you are new to databases and a frustrating thing if you need the software to do anything beyond the very basics. And you can get a 1-year license through Tech Soup if you're a nonprofit. That's the biggest plus.

    Cons

    I've spoken with folks at Bloomerang, and find them incredibly inflexible and unhelpful when it comes to taking customer feedback. They have a product that only works for the most basic kind of record keeping. For example, we used it with a client that works exclusively with LGBTQ folks, and there was no way to alter the gender options. They also REFUSE to create an integration for QuickBooks Online, opting to only integrate with a GL software called Aplos, which is used by very few nonprofits.

    Actually, most concerning is probably that they only offer two levels of permissions. When I asked if they were working on this, the response was that they were "tracking which additional user permission settings customers need". This company is not new though, so I really suspect they don't actually care about working on this.

    I found Bloomerang frustrating at basically every level in trying to customize its offerings and shape it to work for our client. I think they are switching to a new database next year, in part because of the gender weirdness and in part because it's just not a great database for a growing organization.

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    Response: Natalie, Bloomerang

    May 2018

    Hey Amy! Thanks so much for the feedback. I am so sorry you had the experience with us that you did! Customer support is typically the area where we get the highest marks. You’ll be happy to know that we are actively building a QuickBooks Online integration. We’ve also added a third user permission as of 3/26/18 that will allow only certain users to add, edit, and delete transactions, and are actively building more! I’d love to know more about your ideas for how we can improve the gender options in Bloomerang. We’re sensitive to this (it’s why we’ve done things like adding the honorific “Mx” as an option).

  • Amanda from DOOR International

    Specialty: Faith-Based Ministries

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    April 2018

    Bloomerang Review

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    Pros

    As someone who has only been using the product since November, I really enjoy the ease of use. I recieved very little formal training, but was able to figure out most of what I needed and if ever I had a question, the online chat helped!

    Cons

    I would love a way to run a list to see all the emails that have bounced, instead of looking at each individual report, or if the system would label the email as BAD email if it gets an error notice.

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