Keela software


69 reviews(4.0/5)
69 reviews(4.0/5)

Keela from Networks for Change is a cloud-based nonprofit management solution that helps small and midsize nonprofits manage projects and events, measure donor engagement and send notifications to volunteers and members. Keela offers customizable dashboards and inbox features for users to view their responsibilities and communicate with team members.

Keela's built-in CRM feature helps nonprofits build a centralized contact database, build contact profiles, store conversations and set communication priorities for contacts. Its donation management module helps organizations collect donations from regular members and new members, issue donation receipts and send autoamted thank you notes via email.

Keela also offers an email marketing tool that allows them to create and send promotional emails and event-related notifications to their supporters. The accounting system within Keela helps institutes to maintain financial records and manage monthly donations.

Keela is offered on an annual subscription basis which includes support via phone and email for its users.

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 10

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  • Peter from New Milestones Foundation

    Specialty: Human Services

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2018

    Keela makes 'working smarter', easier and more fun.

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    Pros

    Excellent CRM. #1 reason nonprofits fail to use CRM's is how difficult they are to use. They include too many features that aren't necessary; and require dozens of unnecessary clicks to get content you want. Keela has all of your nonprofits needs on screen only when you want to be looking at it. Its clear, intuitive, colorful, and fun to use. Keela makes 'working smarter', easier and more fun.

    Cons

    Since it's new, some features are still in development. Integrations are growing. Some more customization on forms (donations) and receipts would be nice. Event integration is in the works but is a must

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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  • Heather from Ontario Farmland Trust

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Keela review after, admittedly, limited use

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    I am very excited about using Keela moving forward, once all of the bugs of importing data is smoothed out. I think that the amount of ways you can use Keela and tasks you can complete is going to streamline many of our activities and create efficiencies.

    Pros

    That it is a web-based platform, meaning it is easily accessible regardless of where I'm working for the day. I also appreciate clean design, which helps deal with the sense of feeling overwhelmed that I've had with other databases. And though I am only beginning to learn the breadth of features, the shear volume of what I am able to do is astounding.

    Cons

    The dashboard could better reflect the aspects of Keela that my organization uses most - as a very small team, the 'projects' piece just isn't needed. Having a quarter of the dashboard dedicated to this feels unnecessary for us and, perhaps, could be dedicated to something else. We have also had some issues with set-up and importing all of our information that has been a challenge and time consuming (though customer support has been very responsive).

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Networks for Change, Networks for Change Inc.

    August 2018

    Hi Heather, thanks for sharing your thoughts! Good news, we are planning to make improvements to our Dashboard for greater flexibility and customization. You can vote for this feature to be subscribed to updates here: (https://keela.ideas.aha.io/ideas/KEE-I-10) - and please feel free to add your comments to this idea for any specific functionality that you're looking for.

  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    -from a tech newbiei

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A
    Pros

    -able to give tags to different people to group them in different ways
    -option to send out e-blasts and customize them with pictures
    -fast way to keep track of people
    -interactions button is very helpful along with the choices (in person, email, phone)

    Cons

    -you can not make groups based on more than one tag
    -e-blast is very hard to figure out
    -not for those who are not good with computers

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Networks for Change, Networks for Change Inc.

    August 2018

    Hey, thanks for your comments! We wanted to let you know that you can create a group of more than 1 tag by creating a Smart List for "Contacts that belong to tag(s)". Read more about Smart Lists here (https://keela.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000233292-Create-a-Smart-List). Also, good news - we are in the process of upgrading our E-blast feature to be easier to use. You can subscribe to updates about this feature here (https://keela.ideas.aha.io/ideas/KEE-I-8).

  • Krista from Ontario Farmland Trust

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Loads of opportunities with Keela

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    We are hoping to realize specialized donor relationships, instead of doing mass donor relationship management.

    Pros

    The features and capability of Keela. Keela will help us to reach new donors, and improve our donor relationship management.

    Cons

    It was not easy to import our existing data into Keela.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Networks for Change, Networks for Change Inc.

    August 2018

    Hi Krista, thanks for your feedback. We definitely understand that preparing data for import can be challenging! Please don't hesitate to reach out to our Customer Success team for assistance if you need anything. You can reach them by emailing support@networksforchange.org. Also, if you have any suggestions for making the in-app import process easier - we'd love to hear your ideas! You can add a suggestion to our ideas portal here (https://keela.ideas.aha.io).

  • Jennifer from Partnership for Children

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Great donor management software!

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A
    Value for Money
    Pros

    The interface is easy to use and makes keeping track of donors and donations easy.

    Cons

    Integrating existing data from other platforms can be cumbersome.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Networks for Change, Networks for Change Inc.

    August 2018

    Hi Jennifer, thanks for your feedback. We definitely understand that preparing data for import can be challenging! Please don't hesitate to reach out to our Customer Success team for assistance if you need anything. You can reach them by emailing support@networksforchange.org. Also, if you have any suggestions for making the in-app import process easier - we'd love to hear your ideas! You can add a suggestion to our ideas portal here (https://keela.ideas.aha.io).

  • Annastasia from The Writers’ Exchange

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Great all-around solution with AWESOME customer service

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    We are a small not-for-profit with a large donor and volunteer base. We neeeded a solution that was robust enough for our needs but simple enough for our staff team to use. Our previous software was WAY TOO complicated and expensive but since switching to Keela my team is super happy.

    Pros

    It allows us to manage all our stakeholders in one place! Including donors, volunteers, e-news subscribers and event participants. And the customer service is THE BEST I’ve ever experienced. They are always responsive and if the system can’t currently do what i’m looking for, my “wish” goes in the development pipeline and I’ve witnessed several awesome feature updates because of this. A great experience!

    Cons

    Still trying to figure out the reporting functions. There are lots of reports available but it’s a little less intuitive than other funtions in Keela.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Networks for Change, Networks for Change Inc.

    August 2018

    Hi Annastasia, thanks for your kind comments. We're happy to hear you're having a great experience with Keela so far. :) We wanted to let you know that we are planning to make improvements to our Analytics tool soon! You can subscribe to updates about this feature here (https://keela.ideas.aha.io/ideas/KEE-I-14). In the meantime, you might want to check out our training session on Analytics to learn how to get the most out of it. You can sign up here (https://calendly.com/keelasuccess/training-session-3).

  • Melissa from River Cities Humane Society

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Keela Review

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    We are now able to track all of our sponsors and communicate more effectively with them. When we have fundraisers, we can create e-blasts and link them to our website. Support in is up! I am so happy.

    Pros

    This software is so user friendly. When I began using this software, I had extremely limited knowledge of computer use and I was still able to figure it out quite easily. The software is able to accommodate all of our needs and do what we need it to do to help our animal shelter and fundraisers run smoothly and with accurate data. It is easy to track everything we need. I am so impressed. And for the price... I can't imagine using anything else. There is no need to spend a lot of money on some of these other programs when Keela and do ALL you need!

    Cons

    So far, the only thing that I don't like is that I cannot print off an e-blast that I design to post in various vet offices and at the shelter. I have to create a separate brochure for anything besides e-blasts. Maybe this is possible and I just don't know how to do it. But to me, this is the only draw-back.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Networks for Change, Networks for Change Inc.

    August 2018

    Hi Melissa, thanks for your feedback! Posting an E-blast at vet offices and shelters sounds like a great idea. You can definitely save a PDF of an E-blast for printing. You can find instructions for how to do this here (https://keela.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000961432-Saving-an-E-blast-as-a-PDF) - and don't hesitate to reach out to our Customer Success team if you need assistance with anything. You can reach them at support@networksforchange.org. Screen reader support enabled. Hi Melissa, thanks for your feedback! Posting an E-blast at vet offices and shelters sounds like a great idea. You can definitely save a PDF of an E-blast for printing. You can find instructions for how to do this here (https://keela.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000961432-Saving-an-E-blast-as-a-PDF) - and don't hesitate to reach out to our Customer Success team if you need assistance with anything. You can reach them at support@networksforchange.org.

  • Ann from Westcoast Kids

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Inputting contact information

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    Very user friendly, with all headings clearly labelled and accessible. For adding contacts, I appreciated being able to create fields that were not originally included.

    Cons

    I haven't used it enough to have anything to criticize. I found that any issues I had could be looked up through the help icon and from there I was able to get clear instructions on how to solve those issues.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Networks for Change, Networks for Change Inc.

    August 2018

    Hi Ann, thanks for sharing your thoughts! Glad that you're finding Keela easy to use. :)

  • Michele from Warren County Community Foundation

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    August 2018

    Keela Review for Warren County Community Foundation Executive Director

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    Keela seems like it will be a nice software once we get fully immersed in it. However, the system is way to picky about how data can be imported, and doesn't do well with recognizing and stopping duplicate donors or donations. Customer service while resolving these issues has not been great, as I have had to tell them over and over again what I want them to do until they do it, and then it still wasn't fully done.

    Pros

    Ability to create tags and lists, and import large batches of donors/donations.

    Cons

    System does a very poor job at recognizing duplicates, and importing process did not go smoothly.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Networks for Change, Networks for Change Inc.

    September 2018

    Hi Michele, thanks for sharing your thoughts. We're sorry to hear that you've had some challenges getting your data into Keela. Our Customer Success team will be reaching out soon to discuss your concerns.

  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Review

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    Tax receipts, CRM, are easy and the real plus for Keela

    Pros

    It is very easy to follow and track donations.

    Cons

    Customer support. For a tech company our educational session kept dropping off line and disconnecting. No follow up to ensure we knew how to navigate the site.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Networks for Change, Networks for Change Inc.

    August 2018

    Hey there, thanks for your feedback. We did have some issues recently with our office's internet connection dropping off during training sessions. I'm sorry that this affected you. I'm happy to let you know that we've recently upgraded our internet connection to help prevent this from happening, and I would like to invite you and your team to sign up for our new training webinar sessions to make sure you have everything you need to be successful using Keela. Please sign up here (https://calendly.com/keelasuccess). If you need anything else, don't hesitate to contact our Customer Success team for assistance. You can reach them at support@networksforchange.org.

  • Michelle from Partnership for Children

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    amazing software

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    I like the simple design of the dashboard, easy to find what you are looking for.

    Cons

    at the moment I can't think of anything that I do not like about the software

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Networks for Change, Networks for Change Inc.

    August 2018

    Hi Ann, thanks for sharing your thoughts! Glad that you're finding Keela easy to use. :)

  • Kay from RICE Movement

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    July 2018

    Keela Review

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    Pros

    - great for contact and database management
    - easy to navigate and quite intuitive for beginners; friendly interface
    - pleasantly laid out and easy to look at

    Cons

    - e-blast option is quite limited in terms of customisation and newsletters templates are not well designed
    - smart-list creating is a bit clunky and not as intuitive as many of the other features

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Networks for Change, Networks for Change Inc.

    August 2018

    Hi Kay, thanks for sharing your thoughts! I'm happy to let you know that both our E-blast tool and Analytics tool are getting upgrades soon. We're excited to be able to improve these based on feedback we've received from our clients. You can subscribe to updates about these features here (E-blasts: https://keela.ideas.aha.io/ideas/KEE-I-8) (Analytics: https://keela.ideas.aha.io/ideas/KEE-I-14). Please also feel free to add comments on those ideas about what improvements you'd like to see, we'd love to hear from you!

  • Melanie from RICE

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    July 2018

    Keela

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    Pros

    I like the ability to tag people and group them according to events they've attended

    Cons

    It's hard to send out mass emails when I want to do a campaign blast

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Networks for Change, Networks for Change Inc.

    August 2018

    Hi Melanie, sorry to hear you're having trouble with the E-blast tool! You can also find instructions in our Help Center (https://keela.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/categories/115000305691-Campaigns). We also have a training session that covers E-blasts (https://calendly.com/keelasuccess/training-session-2). If you're not able to make it to this session, or if you need further assistance, please email us at support@networksforchange.org

  • Shannon from West Coast Kids Cancer Foundation

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    July 2018

    Keela helped Kickstart our fundraising

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    Keela has been so important to our success as a non-profit startup. We're able to keep track of contacts, get donations online! The customer service has been prompt and very helpful

    Pros

    It's easy to set up and use. As a new non-profit, Keela had all the elements we needed to get started at a very reasonable price. Contacts are easy to add and manage.

    Cons

    We are hoping that there are more templates for e-blasts available soon! I wish the project management tool included a Gantt chart or other ways to view projects.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Networks for Change, Networks for Change Inc.

    August 2018

    Hi Shannon, thanks for your review! Happy to hear that your team has been successful using Keela. I have good news - we're in the process of upgrading our E-blast template builder. You can vote for this feature to subscribe to updates in our Ideas Portal here: (https://keela.ideas.aha.io/ideas/KEE-I-8). We'd also love to hear more about your ideas for improving projects. Could you put in a new idea for our Product team to review? You can do that here: ( (https://keela.ideas.aha.io/ideas/new). Thanks for helping to make Keela better!

  • Javier from Patton Veterans Project

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    Easy to use

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    Pros

    Keela provides easy classification tools to group our donors. It evens lets us analyze and compartmentalize data as we choose. We LOVE the donation tracking and integration capabilities.

    Cons

    It could improve by allowing users to remove boxes that don't apply to a particular donor. Also, an app would be really helpful. Lastly, the ability to add individuals to an eblast after it has been sent can help us save some time.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Networks for Change, Networks for Change Inc.

    August 2018

    Hi Javier, thanks for your feedback. Good news! Our mobile CRM app is on the way. You can vote for this feature to be subscribed for updates in our Ideas Portal here (https://keela.ideas.aha.io/ideas/KEE-I-54). We'd love to hear more about your other suggestions for improving Keela. Can you please add ideas for these (https://keela.ideas.aha.io/ideas/new) with a little more detail on what you'd like to see? Looking forward to seeing your ideas!

  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    Non profit Intern review

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    It’s taken a long while to learn the ins and outs of keela which tends to cause frustration. Creating a sorting button for funds would be very helpful.

    Pros

    I like that you are able to create many forms for donations

    Cons

    It’s very hard to organize contacts and to sort them according to amount donated

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Networks for Change, Networks for Change Inc.

    September 2018

    Hi there, thanks for your review! I'd like to let you know that we offer free training for all Keela subscribers - you can sign up here (https://calendly.com/keelasuccess). Our 3rd training session covers working with Analytics (https://keela.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/categories/115000300892-Analytics), where you can learn how to create Smart Lists to more easily view and sort your donations. If you have any questions about finding specific data in Keela, please email our Customer Success team at support@networksforchange.org.

  • Erich from Reset Ministries

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    July 2018

    User friendly, intuitive and quick to get up and running.

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    - We went from 5 spreadsheets of contacts & donors to Keela. It has helped streamline our communications and storage of contact information. - We are a small non-profit and couldn't deal with a complex CRM system. Keela brings functionality we need without to much complexity.

    Pros

    - Ease of use
    - Clean user interface
    - Modules are clean and easy to identify
    - Doesn't have to many 'bells and whistles'

    Cons

    - Lack of phone support available (we needed help loading our data)

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Networks for Change, Networks for Change Inc.

    August 2018

    Hi Erich, thanks for sharing your concerns. We've been working with another person on your team to answer questions about migrating data (via email). In order to help keep costs low for our clients, we don't offer on-demand phone support, but we would certainly be happy to schedule a call to discuss your data. Just email success@networksforchange.org and we'll set up a call. Thanks!

  • Mike from IEI

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    July 2018

    Functionality is the key

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    Pros

    I originally liked the cost and the email/comm functionality, and by and large, it's still good.

    Cons

    I think that tags are pretty much worthless and the email templates are not great.
    I also wish you had a better peer to peer and or crowd-raising platform.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Networks for Change, Networks for Change Inc.

    August 2018

    Hi Mike, thanks for sharing your concerns. Good news - we're planning to update our E-blast template builder soon! You can vote for this feature to subscribe to updates here (https://keela.ideas.aha.io/ideas/KEE-I-8). Peer-to-peer fundraising is also on our roadmap, and you can follow that one here (https://keela.ideas.aha.io/ideas/KEE-I-5). Regarding your comments about tags - we'd like to have a better understanding of what you'd like to accomplish with them, and see if we can offer any recommendations. Please get in touch with our Customer Success team (support@networksforchange.org) when you have a moment.

  • Cari from Transforming Faces

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    July 2018

    Keela review

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    Overall, it's been a great experience and I would definitely recommend this as one of the best platforms I've seen out there for non-profits!

    Pros

    Super easy to use as a platform (especially compared to our previous, outdated, limited database). I like how easy it is to search, see high level info, and integrate with other platforms (e.g. mailchimp)

    Cons

    I think reporting and analytics still leave a bit to be desired. It's the only part of the platform that doesn't feel intuitive to me yet. I also think some basic reporting information is not available yet (e.g. if we want to pull 'first time donors' there is no easy way to do that).

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Networks for Change, Networks for Change Inc.

    August 2018

    Hi Cari, thanks for sharing your thoughts! Good news, we're planning to make some improvements to our Analytics tools in the near future. You can vote for this feature to subscribe to updates in our Ideas Portal here (https://keela.ideas.aha.io/ideas/KEE-I-14). Please also feel free to add any comments about functionality or specific reports you'd like to see. I would also encourage you to sign up for our training webinar focused how to get the most out of our current tools - you can sign up here (https://calendly.com/keelasuccess/training-session-3)

  • Abdon from Transforming Faces

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    July 2018

    Great potential

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    Value for Money

    I like it and I am willing to continue exploring the platform

    Pros

    Versatile, friendly and easy to navigate, compatibility with Google apps

    Cons

    Still focused most on fundraising and not so much PMI

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Networks for Change, Networks for Change Inc.

    August 2018

    Hey Abdon, thanks for your review! We'd love to hear your thoughts on how to make our Projects tool a better fit for your needs. Please feel free to submit an idea in our Ideas Portal (https://keela.ideas.aha.io/) so our Product team can review. Looking forward to seeing your idea!

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