There’s more to fundraising CRM than Raiser’s Edge. Honest.

Using Raiser’s Edge? 

Great for some.  But not so great for others who feel the system can’t keep up with the changing demands of their fundraising, communications and campaigning – or the rising costs of their database.

If you feel you are stuck with an outdated CRM because it’s just too difficult to move to a new system that is ingrained in your organisation, you’re not alone.

There’s more to fundraising CRM than Raiser’s Edge.  Honest.

In the thirteen years’ we’ve been offering Raiser’s Edge consulting, we’ve heard the same challenges, questions and issues from fundraisers.

If you’re feeling stuck and unsure how to address your challenges with Raiser’s Edge, facing question of whether to upgrade or renew your existing RE system  –  or even wondering where on earth to start if you want to look at other options on the market – we’re offering you some insight that might help with your decisions about what to do next.

Join us for a breakfast briefing where we will share what we have learned over the years.


Our breakfast briefings are informal opportunities to share and learn over a cuppa and a croissant.   Our agenda for these sessions will cover:

  • the frustrations that fundraisers and communicators share about their RE systems
  • the common tipping points that organisations reach and that drive the need to consider a change
  • options for replacing a system like Raiser’s Edge

We are very open about the fact we think Salesforce is a very viable alternative for charities and non-profits.  To help you understand why, and to help you understand the options available in the market today, we’ll also look at

  • why a platform solution (like Salesforce) gives you the tools and flexibility your organisation needs for the future


  • identify the options for fundraising with Salesforce – Non-Profit Success Pack and Causeview (which is the nearest thing to a ‘straight swap’ we can find for fundraisers used to using Raiser’s Edge).

Your presenters

Keith Collins has worked with non-profit technology for more years than it is polite to mention.  His background includes stints charity side as well as for Blackbaud (who created Raiser’s Edge). He’s been with Purple Vision since it was established in 2003 and has been tracking the non-profit tech market ever since.

Who this session is for

This session will be of most value to Raiser’s Edge users who are either:

  • actively considering a move to a new CRM
  • concerned about automatically upgrading to RE NXT or about mounting costs associated with RE
  • open to ideas about what may be best for their organisation in the future

We welcome other charity and non-profits who are on other legacy systems and considering similar issues.

Register today!

Simply click the banner for the date you prefer. You’ll be transferred to our event registration system and prompted to enter your details.  The events will be held at out our offices in London – we are easy to reach via the bus network, and our closest tube station is Oval (near the cricket ground).   Details of how to find us are included in the registration info – registration is free for charities and non profits.

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Small print: Note that our sessions are restricted to charity and non-profit employees and volunteers only who should register via the published links.  We have limited places available.  If you are a consultant, supplier, vendor or similar please email us via [email protected] and let us know why you’d like to come and if we have space we’ll allocate a place to you at our discretion.