Salsa Labs v. Frontstream (Giftworks)

Donor Management & Fundraising Software Comparison

Salsa provides all the tools you need to be successful with no hidden or extra fees.

Salsa provides deeper donor management functionality with superior reporting. But what really sets Salsa apart is that for no additional cost, the Salsa platform gives you online fundraising, event registrations, peer to peer campaigns, unlimited email emails, marketing automation, social advertising and much more. Salsa gives you all the tools you need to be successful with unlimited users, free e-learning,
email and telephone support and your own fundraising coach – all for one monthly fee.

Rebecca chose Salsa over Giftworks

Rebecca Guzman

Advancement Director
St. Frances Cabrini Academy

"Giftworks functioned as a dumping ground."

"Giftworks by Fronstream functioned as a dumping ground of information that was not easy to make sense of. The reports function doesn't allow in-depth analysis and the activity tracking for donors is very basic. Customer support was not responsive either. That's why we moved to Salsa."


Why Nonprofits Choose Salsa Labs Over Fronstream?

  • Giftworks is now part of FrontStream Payments Panorama platform. Giftworks is okay for donor management for small nonprofits. Watch out for extra “seat” charges and for extra fees for online donations. If you want to take advantage of the other functionality provided in the Panorama platform provided through the other company’s acquired by FrontStream Payments (Artez, First Giving, Bidding for Good), there will be substantial upcharges.
  • Frontstream is now offering Giftworks as part of a larger Panorama package that brings multiple separate systems into one reporting dashboard. Nonprofits have reported that this is not a user-friendly solution.
  • 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!
Donor Management Software - Salsa over Giftworks


If you're ready for a reliable, easy-to-use fundraising and communications platform to help you grow your supporter base, Salsa is your best bet!

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