Trail Blazer

Trail Blazer

4.5 / 5 36 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Trail Blazer serves local, state and federal campaigns, political action committees (PACs), ballot initiatives and referendums in the U.S., Canada, and U.K. Pricing is based on size of campaign.

Average Ratings

36 reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service
  • 4 / 5
  • 5 / 5
    Value for Money

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Pricing Details
    Based on record count and all modules are on
  • Free Version
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    In Person
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Trail Blazer Campaign Services
  • Founded 2001

About This Software

Trail Blazer is a fully integrated campaign management software package that provides industry-leading voter targeting tools. Enjoy top notch grassroots campaign support, voter management, contribution tracking, mobile canvassing, voter outreach, financial tracking, poll watching, GOTV, and FEC disclosure reporting -- all the tools to win your election. Plus, Mobile BaseCamp allows volunteers to look up voters, canvass door-to-door, record voter preferences and edit profiles in real time.

  • Accounting
  • Alumni Management
  • Auction Management
  • CRM
  • Campaign Analysis
  • Campaign Management
  • Committee Management
  • Conservative
  • Contact Management
  • Contribution Tracking
  • Demographic Data
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Database
  • Donor Management
  • Donor Targeting
  • Dues Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • For Democrats
  • For Republicans
  • Fundraising Management
  • Gift Management
  • Grant Management
  • In-Kind Donations
  • Mapping
  • Matching Donations
  • Member Database
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Donations
  • Mobile Giving
  • Non-Partisan
  • Online Donations
  • Online Payment Processing
  • Payment Processing
  • Planned Giving Management
  • Pledge Management
  • Progressive
  • Prospect Management
  • Receipts / Statements
  • Recurring Donations
  • Recurring Giving
  • Relationship Cultivation
  • Social Media Management
  • Staff Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Voter Database

Trail Blazer Latest Reviews

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Good experience with Trail Blazer product and team

3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Value for Money

Pros: Customer support, particularly during the training and start-up phase, has been excellent. They are quick and responsive. And their solutions have nearly always been positive -- almost never a "Sorry we can't do that" or "It doesn't work that way" or "We don't have that feature."

Cons: It was not clear to me before I signed on -- and I can't say whether it should have been clear -- that as a Mac user, Trail Blazer is "non-native" in the sense that I have to use Microsoft Remote Connection to access the Trailblazer server and then use a Windows interface. It's reasonably fast. There's almost no lag time with this setup, and it's not as clunky as it could be. But it makes the experience of using Trailblazer a lot less pleasant. I frankly hate the way Windows looks, acts, and feels, and the remote connection is a couple extra steps each time I use the database. The whole reason I use a Mac is so as not to use Windows!

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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
Value for Money

Comments: We use Trail Blazer much different than the intent for the software just because we think it works better the way we have it set up. We have adapted how the software currently functions to our needs. Therefore, we cannot go to Trail Blazer staff to do training on everything. When there are updates, our staff that aren't very tech-savvy sometimes have a tough time. When we do not have a lot of time for database maintenance in the first place due to budget constraints, it can be quite frustrating. Customer support is great, but we kind of have to bend a database to our needs and there is also a learning curve, mostly because nonprofits have to train not only staff who struggle with technology but also volunteers and interns. We appreciate that Trail Blazer is constantly striving to improve, but I would love to see a personalized email or call go out with big updates.