Elevate is no more—It's the perfect moment to switch to Funraise.

October 30, 2023
5 minutes
Two lightbulbs sit side-by-side. On the left is an orange bulb that has burst into pieces, tiny little smithereens. To the right is a blue bulb, ready to shine, at your service.

Does this sound familiar?

Your contract with your fundraising software is up next month, but they just announced a new pricing model that would lock you into a three-year contract at a rate that’s 20% higher than your current plan—and that’s just for the first year.
You finally mastered your organization’s CRM, and now some faceless head honcho is shutting everything down with no clear next steps.
You’ve been using your fundraising suite for years—mostly because you love the small team that runs it. Now, it’s being acquired by a major company, and even though they say nothing will change, you’ve walked this road before.

If any of these situations sound hauntingly familiar, we see you. In our techy world, we need our gizmos, gadgets, and apps to keep fighting the good fight—and to keep the lights on. So, when your fundraising tech bites the dust, in one form or another, what do you do?

Maybe you do something better for your fundraising—like get Funraise.

Salesforce Elevate is being discontinued—Funraise is your best alternative

We know you're bummed. Salesforce is a powerhouse platform, and Elevate has made lots of nonprofiteers happy over the years. But today is a new day, and you may be surprised at how Funraise can fire up your fundraising. 

Why transition to Funraise?

We get it: the process is a pain—a frustrating, difficult change that you didn't ask for. But Funraise is here to guide you through the tough stuff and celebrate those improvements, so talk to us!

To help you make the change, here are a few reasons why Funraise is your best choice.

Funraise's Salesforce integration is the best in the industry.

This is real. There is no other fundraising software that has a better, more flexible, more robust, more dependable Salesforce integration. Funraise's Salesforce integration is the best. 

For the Elevate customers out there, Funraise integrates with both Salesforce and Raiser's Edge NXT using the most connected, streamlined integrations in the industry. That means your database can stay 100% intact, and you can stay headache-free. Likewise, if you’re a Blackbaud customer switching over to Salesforce or Raiser's Edge NXT, you can have your awesome fundraising tools cake and eat it, too.

Take a look at Innocence Project's experience with our Salesforce integration. And if you need more proof, referrals, or answers, just ask!

Plus, we have a ton of other seamless integrations to make your transition as painless as possible.

Funraise has the features you loved with Elevate.

If you loved recurring giving, intelligent donor management reporting, automations galore, and extensive payment options, then you'll be thrilled with the way Funraise has those same features—simplified and modernized—plus lots more:

Funraise customers experience incredible growth.

All Funraise's tools are awesome, but when you see nonprofits using them and then witness the results, it's amazing. 

  • Funraise organizations grow online revenue 73% year over year on average, 3x faster than the industry benchmark.
  • Funraise organizations grow recurring revenue 52% year over year on average.
  • Website visitors who interact with a Funraise Donation Form complete a donation 50% of the time.
  • On average, P2P fundraisers on Funraise raise $1,220, 2x the amount of top P2P programs.
  • P2P fundraisers increased the amount raised by 83% when using Funraise's Facebook integration.

Funraise's support is The Best.

When award-winning nonprofit-knowledgable customer support marries been-there, determined-to-get-it-right technical support, you get Funraise's highly-recognized Customer Success team. And, as a Funraise customer, that team will have your nonprofit's best interests at heart.

Funraise is secure.

Nonprofits come to Funraise searching for the highest level of security for their donors' sensitive information. And while no technology is invincible, seeing Blackbaud's 2020 security breach reminded us of the peace of mind that PCI Compliance and a transparent, timely response brings to the nonprofits we value so highly.

When should you move from Elevate to Funraise?

Well, there's no time like the present. But if you're worried about intersecting needs based on your Salesforce contract and seasonality and budget, that's what Funraise's award-winning customer success and strategy teams are for! No, seriously, that type of consultative approach is what keeps our retention rates above 100%—meaning organizations just like yours continue to grow with Funraise.

Elevate isn't the first one—and Funraise has been a top fundraising software alternative

Luminate CRM customers heard the news back in 2022: Blackbaud was shutting things down, and Luminate CRM was no more. Then, in March 2023, Blackbaud customers got other unfortunate news: the company was introducing “modernized renewal pricing” in the form of a hefty rate increase and three-year contracts. One month later, Salesforce’s nonprofit clients awoke to an unwelcome announcement, too: Elevate would be leaving the building. 

And that’s not to mention the many platforms that have been acquired, leaving their customers anxious and uncertain about the future. Maybe it’s a good thing! Maybe it’s a bad thing? Maybe it’s just … nothing. The point is, you don’t know, and that’s never a fun place to be.

Funraise can help your nonprofit identify fundraising strategies that your nonprofit may be missing out on. Stuff that will really resonate with your supporters and bring in new donors. Ideas that will supplement and complement your current strategies, making them more successful.

It's the perfect moment to make the leap to Funraise, a platform that's waiting to celebrate you and increase your impact.

Mobile phone with donation form and donation charts floating around the phone.Mobile phone with donation form and donation charts floating around the phone.Woman looking at fundraising chart with button to book a call.Yellow shapes in background with donation form in front with stylized text, build an intelligence giving experience.Sparkling star.
Sparkling star.
Start For Free
Sparkling star.Sparkling stars.
Blue shapes.Blue shapes.Blue shapes.