Salsa vs. Luminate Online

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

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.

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

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 Salsa's client success program for you and your organization.

With Salsa's client success program, you have access to:

  • Seamless kickoff, onboarding, and implementation so that your new database is optimized for supporter engagement.
  • 60-day Smart Start Fundraising course to build your first giving form, email, welcome series, and e-newsletter in Salsa Engage.
  • Rich knowledge center with answers to common questions and guides for navigating Salsa CRM and Salsa Engage.
  • eLearning platform with ongoing training courses, Salsa certifications, and additional classes will help you grow professionally.
  • User communities for sharing ideas, best practices, and networking with other Salsa users near you.
  • Award-winning support, Monday - Friday from 8AM - 8PM.

Learn why you should consider switching to Salsa!