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Non-profits of all sizes rely on a good fundraising package to help them maintain relationships with their donors, plan events and track donations. Whether the software is deployed in house or available in the cloud, the most important thing is functionality and usability.

 

For small to mid-sized organizations, there are several systems that include all the features needed in a highly user-friendly format.

DonorCommunity is an affordable option for small to mid-sized organizations. This integrated subscription based CRM cloud-computing app does everything including online marketing, donation management and social networking. It also includes an online auction manager so the organization can run eBay style auctions 24/7. It is easy to install and just requires an internet connection and browser. Pricing varies.

AdvansDRM is another cloud based full-feature program. It is a Donor and Alumni Relationship Management System with a clean, clear, easy to use interface. With AdvansDRM non-profits can choose the features that best suit their organization, some features include gifts, pledges, matching gifts, and membership management, as well as the ability to create unlimited fundraising campaigns and receive online donations through integrated credit card processing.

The fundraising tool is integrated to Generacity.com, a social networking website that lets donors or alumni track their participation with the nonprofits, colleges, and universities.

Again, as a cloud based system, nothing more than an internet connection is needed to access the application and data. Several versions available including a free version for smaller non-profits.

BasicFunder Premier Fundraising Software is simple to use, yet it includes all the features that an organization needs. In addition, it does more than just fundraise; it also seamlessly interfaces with QuickBooks to make recordkeeping easier.

It offers a wide selection of built in reports and it is possible to create graphic and statistical charts with the application. It is available via electronic download form and is easy to configure and deploy.

Technical support is available to answer any question and includes PDF format training guides. BasicFunder Premier has multiple modules that can track, record and analyze all contacts, donors and all types of donations. Pricing varies.

Large Organizations need a powerful application that will ensure they reach their full fundraising potential.

@EASE Fundraising Solutions/EASE Fundraising Solutions is a full-scale system for cultivating and managing donors, prospects, and advocates, but @EASE also includes all the electronic tools need to successfully fundraise.

Customizable by campaign the program can also track how much a donor has raised per campaign in addition to how much they have given personally. Offers online and built-in tutorials and it has an intuitive interface and is easy to use including the set up. Pricing varies on the number of users and records needed. There is a smaller scale version, EaseLite available for smaller organizations.

SofTrek Corporation’s ClearView Fundraising Application ClearView is a fundraising application that caters to large nonprofit organizations for use by Major Gift’s officers. Available as both cloud-based and in-house, it is intuitive and highly customizable.

Users can arrange their workspace to include multiple panels reflecting what aspects of the program they use the most. ClearView also implements what are referred to as “opportunities.” This allows the user to analyze a wide range of data related to a specific donor in order to determine the most effective methods for approaching him or her with the right “ask. Pricing varies.

Sage Millennium is designed for complex fundraising program. With Sage Millennium, an organization can consolidate and organize a large amount of information. While it is powerful, it is easy to access via the intuitive browser interface. It includes prospect management, Sage payment solutions and mobile access. Pricing varies.

DonorPerfect offers a full-featured system to manage both volunteers and events. Modules include event management, grant management, customer relationship management. There is also a variety of options for processing donations including EZ-EFT. Pricing varies.

Raiser's Edge -makes it easy to build relationships with donors via the online marketing and communication tools available with the system. Other features include a 360° view of your donors and using simple dashboards, easy-to-use queries, standard filters, and out-of-the-box reports. Pricing varies.

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