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softwarereview-150FundRaiser Basic Software (www.fundraiserbasic.com ) is designed to assist small nonprofit organizations with their donor and donation management. This solution allows the user to keep all donor information in one location and eliminates the need for numerous spreadsheets. This software has flexible and customizable coding capabilities. A nonprofit organization can store all constituent data and history in one database.


In Use
FundRaiser Basic is easy to use and securely stores all vital contact information in one database. The system allows a user to automatically mark each donation that they want to send a thank you letter to. All printing of envelopes and letters can be done in one batch. The software has a built in word processor that is customizable. Templates and letters can be created and saved to use at a later date. The software is designed to be used by multiple users and has innovative features to allow the system to be learned quickly and easily.


Technology employed
This software can be used with any Windows operating system. However, Windows 2000 or XP with SP3 are the recommended systems. Workstations should have at least 512 MB of RAM. The hard disk space requires at least 8MB for the program and 4MB for each 1,000 donors. The processor recommended is a Pentium or better.

Ease of use, configuration, and deployment
FundRaiser Basic is easy to use and can be installed in a matter of minutes. The setup and install wizard will walk you through the steps of configuring and deploying the program. Once the program is installed on your computer, entering data into the system is easy. There is a built-in help section to answer any question that may arise. There are also training and support resources available on the company’s website.

Recap
This is a donor and fundraising management system that stores all constituent information in a single database. The software has a comprehensive reporting system and can store up to 50,000 donors. FundRaiser Basic allows a nonprofit organization to send out a variety of target mailings easily and efficiently. The software is user friendly and has many built in time saving features.



FundRaiser Basic can be purchased in two different forms. You can purchase a download only with permanent registration codes for $149. The other option is to purchase a CD and manual with the download version being available for immediate use for $179. If a user already has an earlier version upgrades are also available.

Advantages
  • User Friendly
  • Customizable
  • Templates and Comprehensive Reports

Disadvantages
  • Upgrades may boost the cost of this donor management software.


My Opinion
FundRaiser Basic is an all in one system that is the perfect solution for a small nonprofit organization that wants to be able to easily track donor information. This is very user friendly software that can be quickly installed and training needed to enter data is minimal. With this application it makes it simple to track donors and donations. It has many templates and very comprehensive reporting capabilities. I would recommend this software if you are looking for a basic donor management system. Last modified on Sunday, 19 May 2013
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