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Mission Research GiftWorks Premium Fundraising Software (www.missionresearch.com ) is a comprehensive fundraising and donor management solution. This software allows a nonprofit organization to manage donors, donations and gives the user the ability to track up to 50 custom fields. It has the ability to create targeted lists, mailings and reports.


In Use
GiftWorks Premium is user friendly and has a simple and clean layout and design. There are multiple modules to manage donors and donations. This software allows the user to manage all types’ of donations, matching gifts, pledges and memorials. It can also handle campaigns and automated acknowledgements. It has a built in feature called SmartLists that can segment donors and donations by giving history, interests and geography, to name just a few features.

GiftWorks can be used by multiple users. All users have access and share the same database. The database file has to be placed in a mutually accessible location on your local area or peer to peer network. 

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Technology employed
You need at least a Pentium III 333MHz processor, 256 MB of RAM and 50MB of available hard disk space. To use online features you need Microsoft IE 6.0 or higher and Microsoft Outlook to send email. The system is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 Ultimate.

GiftWorks is not a server based program, it is licensed to be installed on individual computers. GiftWorks is installed on individual computers and can be used by Mac users if they have the software to run Windows applications. 

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Ease of use, configuration, and deployment
GiftWorks Premium is installed into workstations by use of a CD or by downloading the software from the Mission Research website. It is user friendly and easy to learn. There are manuals, tutorials and support available to help you through all stages of installation, configuration and deployment.

Recap
The GiftWorks Premium software is all-in-one donor and donation management software. It is user friendly and allows the user to easily organize donations and pledges. It can also help manage and track donors, mailings and phone calls. With this software you can send emails, letters and labels to any list and record the mailing in each donor record automatically. This application is versatile and can be used by small and medium sized nonprofit organizations.

The price of GiftWorks Standard starts at $499 and there are discounts for multi-users available. The GiftWorks Premium is $799 and there are multi-user discounts available. The final price will depend of how many licenses are needed and if any additional add-ons or support packages are purchased. 

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Advantages

  • User friendly
  • SmartLists technology
  • Dashboards
Disadvantages
  • Additional licenses and add-ons can boost the initial cost of the system
My Opinion
GiftWorks Premium is an all in one software system that will handle the needs of a small to midsize nonprofit organization to manage their donor and donations. It has many built-in features that are time saving and make it easy for the user to compile lists and to do bulk mailings. This software was easy to use and had a nice simple easy to understand layout and design. I would recommend this software; it has many capabilities and time saving features. Last modified on Sunday, 19 May 2013
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