Salsa Labs v. CiviCRM

Donor Management & Fundraising Software Comparison

Salsa’s development team delivers the functionality nonprofits need

CiviCRM software development is done by a combination of in-house and community developers while Salsa has a dedicated product team focused on delivering enhancements that our clients need to make their lives easier.

CiviCRM provides the tools for offline constituent relationship management but Salsa also includes marketing automation, online fundraising, peer to peer campaigns and multi-channel advocacy.

Christina chose Salsa over CiviCRM

Christina Conner

Membership and Development Manager,
Vestibular Disorders Association

"CiviCRM features lack consistency."

"CiviCRM is a powerful database, however for our growing organization, supporting its 'weight' on our server was becoming cost-prohibitive; additionally, its features lack consistency and often do not work as needed, necessitating copious 'work-arounds' for even the most basic of tasks. With Salsa, we are not only looking forward to its enhanced donor management and reporting functions, but we will be able to optimize our server for our website instead of our database, thus improving our visitor experience on our largest outreach tool."

Why Nonprofits Choose Salsa Labs Over CiviCRM?

  • Salsa was recognized as a G2 Crowd High Performer for the Winter quarter of 2019 and was awarded the "User's Love Us" badge in 2019 as well!
  • Salsa CRM includes phone and email support with every package. CiviCRM may be free, open-source software, but may require extra costs to setup and dedicated consulting services to provide ongoing support.
  • CiviCRM lacks the online engagement power of Salsa Engage for marketing automation, online and peer to peer fundraising, and online advocacy.
Donor Management Software - Salsa over CiviCRM


If you're looking for one fully supported platform for online and offline fundraising and communications, Salsa is your best bet!

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