Salsa vs. Luminate Online

Salsa is a more cost-effective alternative to Blackbaud Luminate Online.
Here’s why you should consider switching from Luminate software.

1) Cost-Effective

Now, nonprofits can easily scale as their needs grow WITHOUT having to pay exhorbatant software fees or hire a team of tech-savvy experts to manage system integrations.

Salsa Engage is affordably priced, starting at $179/month plus $0.01 per supporter record. It includes email marketing, social publishing, unlimited online forms, marketing automation, online fundraising, peer to peer fundraising, and advocacy actions.


2) Intuitive + Easy-to-Use

Salsa’s toolkit is purpose-built for your movement. Built-in visual dashboard reports, industry best practice content layouts, and embedded fundraiser coaching are just a few examples of how intuitive the Salsa system is for nonprofits, even for non-technical users. Easy email and page editors mean novices can create great looking emails and online forms that match your branding. No coding necessary! And of course, more sophisticated users can style using HTML and CSS.

Drag-and-drop functionality for all forms, emails, and event pages make it incredibly quick and easy to create beautiful mobile ready content that will inspire your supporters to act.

We know your time is valuable, and like most nonprofits, you and your team are probably overworked and struggle with finding enough resources to reach your goals. To help, we built marketing automation tools into Salsa Engage so that you can streamline communicate with constituents, welcome new subscribers, and never miss a follow up or opportunity to thank a supporter.

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My team used Salsa for a 1-year campaign to raise money to build a home in Nepal for trafficking victims. We successfully raised $467,000 in 10 months! Hands down, we COULD NOT have done it without Salsa. Because it had everything in one (emails, analytics, segmenting, Peer 2 Peer campaigns, donation pages, event pages, and much more) it was much easier to keep track of everything we needed to keep track of.

Sarah McGill
- Babysteps Ministries

3) Client Success Hub

Nonprofits using Salsa are growing their donations by 28% year-over-year (4% industry average) and our clients are far outpacing the industry in donor retention at 74% (43% industry average). In 2016, Salsa users launched 20,000 initiatives in 2016 leading to over 25m supporter actions.

From the day your nonprofit signs up, our client success team is committed to making you successful, fueling your growth, and helping you deliver on your mission.

Immediately after signing up, you’re enrolled into Thrive, Salsa's client success hub for you and your organization.

With Thrive, you have access to:

  • Scholars: Robust eLearning platform with self-paced product training and certifications to help you master Salsa Engage and Salsa CRM and grow professionally.
  • Smart Start: This 6-week adoption program helps new users integrate online engagement and fundraising best practices with the functionality of Salsa Engage.
  • Support Center: Our knowledgebase and help desk have all the answers you need to successfully use Salsa Engage and Salsa CRM. Our award-winning support team is available, Monday - Friday, 8AM - 8PM ET.
  • Stars: Get rewarded with donations for introducing Salsa to new nonprofit organizations.
  • Societies: Collaborate and network with Salsa user groups in your city.
  • Scoop: Stay current with the latest product announcements through our Salsa Scoop newsletter.

See How Salsa Can Help Your Organization's Mission!