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Donor Strategies MissionAssist (http://www.donorstrategies.com/) is a multi-module donor and member management system made for nonprofit organizations. This software also has the ability to automatically record the numerous interactions that the organizations has with each individual or organization. MissionAssist is specifically made for non-profit organizations and is upgraded and updated continuously. The updates and upgrades are available to download from the Donor Strategies website.


In Use
MissionAssist is a database management application designed to fit the needs of small and emerging non profit organizations. It takes a little bit of time to review the manual and to learn how to use the different modules. The menus are easy to use once you get use to the layout and familiarize yourself with the many different icons. Once you get familiar with the software is has a lot of useful features such as detailed tracking, contact/moves management, detailed reporting and fundraising and campaign analysis. It also has multiple user capabilities and can restrict access to sensitive information using its multi-level security application.

Technology employed
MissionAssist is installed on a workstation computer and can used over a network or server. It requires at least a 500 Hz processor. The recommended minimums of 256MB RAM on Windows 9.x, 2000, ME, XP platforms. The software also needs at least 10MB of hard disk space for proper installation and operation. This software can be installed Windows 95/98/2000/XP or Windows NT 4.0 systems.

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Ease of use, configuration and deployment
The MissionAssist software is installed on a workstation computer and has network capabilities. It takes some time to install since the application is quite large. This system is fairly easy to maintain once you have it up and running. Updates and upgrades are available through the Donor Strategies website. If you have a service contract, which is not included in the price of the software, these items are free. Overall it will serve the needs of small nonprofit organizations who want to keep track of very detailed information on donors and members.

Recap
The Donor Strategies MissionAssist application is specifically made for nonprofit organizations to use for member and donor management. It allows the user to collect, organize and track data needed to run a nonprofit fund raising program. The cost of this product starts at $1595.00 for a single user and they have different fees for different services and multi user pricing.

Advantages
  • Capable of tracking detailed information on donors and members
  • Multi-Module
  • Extensive reporting capabilities
Disadvantages
  • High initial cost plus additional fees for service contracts and
  • Additional licenses required
  • Hard to use initially
  • Minimum support services
My Opinion
The word that comes to mind to describe Donor Strategies MissionAssist software is cumbersome. This is a basic fundraising management system. It takes a little time to learn how to navigate through the different modules. My first clue that this would be a time consuming adventure was the 101 page manual that was included with the software. The menus are not well designed and it is a little confusing when you first start using the software. The screens are a bit messy for my tastes, too many different icons makes it a little intimidating when you first go into a module. However, once I got use to the layout and menus it has a lot of useful features such as; the ability to compile detailed information, which included demographic and biographical information on donors and members. Overall MissionAssist has a lot of useful functions and features it just takes awhile to learn how to use them. Last modified on Sunday, 19 May 2013
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