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Fundraising Software

For your non-profit organization, donations likely make up a significant portion of your operating budget. If they don’t, they can! The right donor management software can make a big difference in your ability to raise funds to help accomplish your mission. Most organizations will have some type of donor or constituent database. But is it the right system? The right solution will help you raise more money, execute more effective campaigns, cultivate stronger relationships with donors, grow the constituency, and expand your reach. Read on to find out more about your options and how to find the best solution for your organization.

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Fundraising and Donor Management Software

Fundraising and donor management software applications allow for tracking the acquisition of donor contributions and for facilitating related communication and data management tasks. Fundraising software applications are a critical IT resource for non-profit organizations which depend on the support of contributors to deliver resources and services.

Important benefits enabled by fundraising software applications include:

  • Reduction of the workload associated with fundraising tasks via automation of repetitive tasks such as emailing donation solicitations and managing recurring payments and gifts
  • Increased per donor giving rates based on the coordination of optimal follow-up and audience targeted messaging
  • Improved rates of secondary contributions from donors based on increased ability to continue communication with contributors

Key Features of Fundraising Software

Functionality Definition
Donor database Donor database capabilities provide the ability to track contact and transactional/communication histories with donors and prospective donors, allowing for improved fundraising and better reporting
Membership tracking Capabilities that support registration access to specified privileges, often as a result of one-time or subscripton payment
Credit card processing Features that support donation or registration payments via credit card
Contact management Contact management allows for information about contacts and communication/events histories related to contacts to be entered into a centralized management system
Events tracking Support for event scheduling (such as calendaring) can be important for non-profits who drive fundraising with event activities
Volunteer management Volunteer management functionality provide features to track individual time commitments
Email template management The ability to create, store, and edit fundraising email templates can help refine the effectiveness of donor communication and create efficiencies by preventing individual fundraisers from having to craft custom messages from scratch in common situations
Online donation portal An online donation portal provides another access point for potential donors, providing a means of increasing fundraising revenues by tapping into new channels for fundraising
Matching contributions tracking Support for corporate matching services provides another means of increasing per-donor giving rates
Fundraising/campaign tracking Fundraising/campaign tracking capabilities provide reporting analytics to identify why fundraising activities have yielded the best results, enabling a refinement of ongoing fundraising efforts

Simplify Your Fundraising

Software should help keep your efforts focused on the people you serve rather than the donors who give so generously. Too many organizations make fundraising overly complicated. And, that can stand in the way of raising funds and serving your cause. Fundraising should be fun, simple, and easily managed. If someone wants to know where they are with their giving and how much they owe, this should be a simple thing to report. Find out who is paying your organization, how much and when.

The right fundraising and donor management software should provide the following important reporting capabilities:

  • Easily track gifts, pledges, soft credits, matching gifts, in-kind donations, grants, corporate sponsorships, and memberships.
  • Create reports for your internal tax purposes as well as providing donor statements for donors’ tax purposes as well.

Fundraising and donor management software can be used not only for after the fact reports, but it can provide valuable information before your fundraising efforts even begin. Some software can help identify the demographics of your donating community. Demographic insights allow you to predict probable donors so you can target your efforts accordingly. This can greatly improve the success of your fundraising campaigns.

There are multiple standalone products available for your non-profit needs. Many fundraising and donor management systems have accounting interfaces that can makes it easy to transfer transactions directly to your accounting system.

Save Time and Money by Streamlining Your Processes

The software you choose should pay for itself by increasing donations, freeing up time by increasing operational efficiency and improving donor satisfaction. With the right software, every letter, email, phone call, activity, donation, campaign, event registration, survey, volunteer, relationship, and more is tracked in one place.

Efficient fundraising combines a realistic development plan with appropriate staffing and the financial and technical resources needed to achieve your plan. Fundraising and donor management applications let you control your entire fundraising process from goal setting to achievement. Donor focused fundraising strategies can be easy to implement and track with the right solution.

Online Fundraising

The Internet has truly transformed the way non-profits operate. Whether it’s connecting with constituents and building awareness for your cause or processing online donations, your organization has a vast amount of online tools available to you.

  • Process donation and registration transactions via your website.
  • Set up programs for recurring gifts and credit/debit card payments.
  • Use online event management features for collaborating efforts between staff and volunteers.
  • Link your system with social networking tools.

Fundraising Event Management

Does your organization host fundraising events? Many fundraising and donor management solutions even include functionality designed to help organize and optimize the results from events such as galas, balls, tournaments, luncheons, conferences and meetings.

  • Get comprehensive, template based registration forms that are customizable to your events.
  • Automate emails generated for invitations, registration, donation acknowledgements, etc.
  • Solicit and manage volunteers (select locations, assignments and individual tasks)
  • Copy, clone and revise events from year to year.
  • Report on all participant and sponsorship history across all events.

Next steps

Finding the right system to track all or your relationships and plan for campaigns can seem like a difficult task. But it doesn’t have to be. Our free software search service will help save you time finding the right program for your organization. Get started today!

Popular Fundraising Software Products

Looking for great fundraising software options? Below you can check out a list of the products most commonly considered by others searching for fundraising software. The list on this page is based on many years of real software matches. But everyone’s needs are different. Browse for fits with your specific requirements or let us help you identify your top options.

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The companies and representatives you sent our way were prompt and thorough… I definitely would recommend your company as a means to exploring options with qualified providers. — Bruce Conley
Your service saved me some very valuable time and hooked me up with some excellent resources. Thanks for providing this top-notch service. — Linda Vittori
Thanks! Having a service like this to help navigate the ocean of accounting software and help identify potential good-fits without having to delve through numerous bad-fits is of tremendous value! — Mark Carpenter
  • Raiser's Edge NXT by Blackbaud

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  • Fundraising Online by Abila

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  • DonorExpress by DonorExpress Software

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  • Aplos Donor Management by Aplos Software

    Aplos Donor Management is a simple and affordable product for nonprofits needing to track charitable donations. With Aplos Donor Management you will be able to: Access your information from anywhere there is internet access Track income...

  • FundVision by Express Information Systems

    Created with non-profit organizations’ distinctive needs in mind, FundVision™ is an easy-to-use program designed to respond to the challenging fundraising environment and its requirements. Suited for single or multi-user environments, FundVision™...

  • iMIS by Advanced Solutions International

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  • Talisma Fundraising by Campus Management Corp.

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  • Sparkrock Engage by Sparkrock

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  • Orange Leap On Demand by Orange Leap

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  • Fundraising 50 by Abila

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  • Sage Intacct by Intacct

    Intacct is a web-based, SaaS accounting and financial management software system designed for use by small and mid-size organizations. Key benefits of Intacct include: Automation of manual processes enabling faster delivery of accurate...

  • DonorDrive by DonorDrive

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  • DENALI FUND+Accounting by Cougar Mountain Software

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  • Bloomerang by Bloomerang

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  • NetSuite ERP by NetSuite

    NetSuite ERP is a cloud-based, developer-hosted, cloud ERP software platform offered on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) basis. NetSuite advertises its ERP solution as "the world's most deployed cloud ERP" solution. NetSuite ERP is used by over...

  • DonorPro Connect by DonorPro

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  • Donations Pro by Custom Design db, LLC

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  • Employee Programs by CyberGrants

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  • DoJiggy Donations by DoJiggy

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  • Fundriver by Fund Driver

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  • GiftWorks by FrontStream

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  • MatchMaker by Heritage Designs, LLC

    MatchMaker FundRaising Software Standard Edition is uniquely designed for small to medium size organizations. Supplying all the tools to manage a comprehensive fundraising program, Standard Edition frees up more time for you to cultivate donor...

  • Donation Tracking System by Herzog & Associates

    Software for non-profit groups to track pledges and donations and to write letters of thanks and write...

  • Giftrak by Hunter Systems

    The goal in designing Giftrak was to create a system that is a true help to development professionals in handling the daily entries of names and receipts, as well as a tool to help cultivate donors for long-range development efforts. Our software is...

  • iDonor by Gillani

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  • BasicFunder by Jellyware

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  • Kindrid Smart Giving by Kindrid

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  • DonateNow by Network For Good

    Raise more money online with a secure donation page Unlike basic donation processing tools, DonateNow is designed to make you a successful fundraiser. With DonateNow’s easy-to-use features, you can: Control the look, feel, and donation...

  • Outreach Suite Fundraising CRM by Outreach Suite

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  • Direct2Web by Papilia

    Direct2Web is a cost-effective and engaging way to get supporters online for whom you have no email addresses or bad email addresses. Direct2Web incorporates the use of direct mail with branded web pages. And donors with email addresses GIVE MORE,...

  • FundRaiser Basic by FundRaiser Software

    This is our entry-level program. It is designed to be simple to learn and use yet cover all the basics. You can record up to 1,000,000 donors and prospects (although we recommend no more than 50,000) and any number of donations per donor....

  • DonorsFix by QFix Software LLC

    Smaller organizations often choose QuickBooks as their accounting software, and, while it will account for donations, it does not handle memberships, events, volunteers, and other aspects of donor management. As a result, organizations will choose...

  • DonorPerfect by SofterWare

    DonorPerfect Fundraising Software is the perfect tool to help grow your organization's fundraising success. Building on over 15 years serving the non-profit community, DonorPerfect sets the standard as the easiest, most flexible and cost-effective...

  • StayClassy by StayClassy

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  • Exceed! Basic by Telosa Software

    If your nonprofit organization needs fundraising and donor management software at an extremely affordable price, here is the answer: Exceed!™ Basic. Exceed! Basic is a compact version of Telosa's fundraising software, designed for a tight budget....

  • Church Windows by Computer Helper Publishing

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  • ACS by ACS Technologies

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  • ParishSOFT and Church Management Solutions by ParishSOFT / Church Management Solutions

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  • CDM+ Church Management Software by Suran Systems

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  • RDS Advantage Church Management Software by RDS Advantage, Inc.

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  • Church Helpmate by Helpmate Technology Solutions

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