Donarius Software


Donarius is a church management software solution available for on-premise deployment that serves both churches and other non-profit organizations.

Donarius lets users keep track of members, contributions, pledges and more. Users can enter all offerings and donations by name or envelope number and they can track loose offerings as well.

The solution offers envelope printing, so churches can print their own offering envelopes rather than ordering them.

Donarius can send monthly and yearly statements out to members or donors and it can generate various types of reports. Users can personalize letters, emails and text messages to help engage members. A module for pre-authorized donations (ACH) automatically enters recurring donations.

Donarius also includes a module for membership management and users can print a photo directory. This system is priced per organization in perpetuity, plus yearly upgrade costs.



399 Reviews of Donarius

Overall rating

4.61 / 5 stars

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January 2019

Sharon from Nonprofit Organization

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Church Software for Managing Offerings and Receipts

I can't imagine working without a software package of this caliber!

Pros

Donarius has saved me hours of calculating and managing weekly offerings! Entries are easy, as are switching envelope numbers and names. At year end receipts are printed with the push of a key!

Cons

I can honestly say that there is nothing that I dont like about this system. It meets the need of a small church like ours.

December 2018

Isley from University of Kansas

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Donation Managment that WORKS

If you want to keep a record of donations and have a host of reporting options at your fingertips, Donarius is the program you are looking for!

Pros

This is so simple to use that even the least tech savvy members of our congregation were up and running in no time! Once you try this you'll never use Quicken again to track donations. This especially shines in generating receipts!

Cons

Inactive donors have given some members issues, but the great customer support cleared them up!

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Donating in this Day and Age

Donarius has made what was once a taxing, time-consuming process much simpler. As a church clerk, I find it invaluable, and it's a sound investment.

Pros

I work as a clerk at my church, and sometimes the donations people bring in can be a bit of a pain. More people pay in change than I would like, and it adds up. But with Donarius (which we have publicly showcased at church, for everyone to see) the donation process becomes much smoother. It keeps track of total funds and even tax info, which a lot of other software doesn't consider. The receipts it generates are a nice touch as well. It just makes everything easier.

Cons

The Donarius website is old enough that it might be intimidating for more tech-savvy users. It's a legit software and business, but you might not think so at first glance.

October 2018

Tal from C&Berg

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

User-friendly

Pros

Very customizable and works well, awesome support!

Cons

Making customized tax receipts are a bit burden

September 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2018

Relied on this for years for Church finances

Great software for smaller congregations looking for a cost effective solution to their donation management.

Pros

I found this software intuitive enough that our volunteer book keeper was able to use it on a regular basis without issue. Produced Tax receipts and tracked miscellaneous donations as well as regular ones. Our accountant was pleased that he only had to review at the end of the year - it took the burden off him on a weekly basis. The tax receipts was huge - saved us from manually creating all of them.

Cons

The software itself had an older look and feel and I felt it could have been updated more frequently.

August 2018

Steve from Calgary Living Word Assembly

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

Great software for a small Church

Pros

Donarius provides me all the functionality I need to track our Church donations, do bank deposits and print tax receipts. It's pretty easy to use and I'm very thankful it will run on my MAC. The support I get is responsive and effective every time!

Cons

I really have no issues with the software, it works great for me.

August 2018

Tami from Upper Pine Gospel Chapel

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

August 2018

Small Church Review

Solving tracking donations to ensure donors receive tax receipts for all donations No longer have to write receipts by hand

Pros

I like the cost as it is affordable for small churches, the receipts and reports are professional, can be customized, the software can have customized to the church needs
The software is very easy to learn and to keep up with. Can allow tellers to make entries without losing donor privacy. Easy to transfer information if a computer is upgraded or the program is used at two places.

Cons

There is nothing I don't like about the software.

August 2018

Bob from St. Giles Presbyterian Church

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

Bob Bosch

Pros

The ease of entering and editing donations.


Cons

When we first got the program, there was some difficulty entering the different charities and sub charities.

August 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

Affordable and easy to use

Pros

Donarius provides affordable, consistent software with an excellent interface that is easy to get started using.

Cons

I can't think of any cons at the moment.

August 2018

Brian from Knox Presbyterian Church

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

August 2018

Donarius for Knox Church

Donarius is used strictly for recording contributions and producing tax receipts. Personal information on the congregation is kept on a separate data base. For what it is used for, the program is very good.

Pros

I like the ease of use and the clear instructions regarding the production of reports, lists, tax receipts, etc. The individual boxes are easy to find and to fill out when entering data.

Cons

The inability to go to a specific envelope number or donor number without scrolling through the entire data bank. The window that shows previous donations is rather annoying and, in my view, not necessary

Response from Nuverb Systems of Nuverb Systems Inc

Replied August 2018

The problem mentioned in the 'Cons' section has been fixed and the customer has been sent an update.

June 2018

Marilyn from Pregnancy Resource Center of Saint John, Inc.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2018

Excellent! This program is user friendly and tech. support is readily available!

Pros

This program is very easy to use. Entries are easy to do and reports are quickly generated as needed.

Cons

It could use a more "professional look". The icons, etc. look "old" but this does not affect the function of the product and I am all about the function!

June 2018

John from Trinity Lutheran Church

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2018

It is so fun to find a piece of software that you can fall in love with.

We will be using Donarius as our congregation separates from a much larger congregation and we are very confident that this software package will be all we need for both church management and donation tracking for sometime to come.

Pros

Customer support is outstanding, and the videos that describe the product have been extremely helpful. When questions that were not covered in the documentation arose, we received quick, efficient responses, every time.

Cons

Initially, before I realized there were videos to use for orientation I fiddled around a bit longer than I might have needed to if I had gone to the videos immediately.

May 2018

Vivienne from St. Matthew's Presbyterian Church

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

May 2018

We have been using Donarius for a couple of months now & I am really pleased with it overall.

Speed of recording & reporting. Less chance for errors. Removed the chance of program errors. Simple receipting . Ease of creating regular reports.

Pros

Simplicity of use! Even a person without much tech knowledge can learn how to use it quickly & perform all sorts of necessary tasks.

Cons

Actually I have not found anything that I don't like. There has so far been nothing I have been unable to do.

May 2018

Terry from Open Arms Metropolitan Community Church

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

May 2018

A flew glitches but overall very positive.

Pros

I did not have to buy a complete church management program, just what I needed to do the church directory. Support staff was very helpful with the problem stated below.

Cons

Some of my photographs did not easily insert into the directory and I had to call for help several times.
I cannot print the directory in a normal 8.5x11 format.

April 2018

Anna from St Philip's By The Sea, Lantzville BC

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

I found this software easy to navigate and get the statistics required.

Pros

I like that I can find information about clients easily and can change information as needed. Has many relevant fields to choose from. Administrator help easy to get. Able to print tax receipts easily, able to find weekly - monthly statistics as needed easily. Easy to setup software for my specific needs easily. Gave chart statistics at end of year.

Cons

I needed to buy a second software package (minimal cost) in order to track 2 sets of statistics. It was a cheap solution to my needs.

April 2018

Emma from Mt Galilee Baptist Church

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

This is the best software ever , the price and the support is great, would recommend to everyone.

Benefits are that on the donations, you have a variety of ways to get reports and the email to church members are wonderful.

Pros

This software has a lot of functionally, just have to learn how to use them, but the support team it great.

Cons

Only thing is you have to get use to using the software. Having trouble putting picture associated with names.

April 2018

Jennifer from Streetsville Baptist Church

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2018

Donarius is easy to use, and covers the basic needs of our church. However, it is very limited.

easy to track weekly church donations and easy to generate annual tax receipts

Pros

User-friendy - the software is easy to understand and easy to use for basic bookkeeping functions. It is also easy to process annual tax receipts.

Cons

The software is very limited. If you're looking for basic functions, it operates well, but when looking for more-detailed accounting of church finances, it is not possible.

March 2018

Henry from Vancouver Buddhist Temple

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

March 2018

Very supportive and excellent responding to our questions

Pros

easy to use and to train other users.
Donarius is at affordable cost and reasonable priced.
Updates are always available in improving the software.

Cons

There are not too many cons about this software.
Maybe software should combine with an simple accounting program for small churches.
This combination will make bookkeeper much easier.

March 2018

John from First Baptist Church

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2018

Using for 5 yrs

ease of use and support

Pros

I find, as one not too much into computors, that the ease of use is the highlight of this programme. Any additions or subtractions of members are very straight forward. Year end statements and receipts are quite easy to produce. Cost of programme very reasonable and always get a quick response if I have any questions.

Cons

When entering new members they are stored in the order you enter them and not in envelope number sequence. You don't do this too often so not a big problem. Also although you can print out labels of members you can't print a full sheet of labels with church name and address.

March 2018

Ian from Oakwood United Church

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2018

Great software for our small church, makes my life as treasurer a lot easier.

Pros

Easy to use. Easy to install. Produces tax receipts at the end of the year. The software also produces a number of "built in reports" that allows me to produce various reports for the board. I believe that Donarius saves me a ton of time over the course of the fiscal year. Your data is easily backed up to a USB stick which i would highly recommend.

Cons

Only small issue is I am a MAC user and its not available for MAC unless you load Windows on your MAC, which I don't wish to do. I purchased a Windows laptop to run the software.

Response from Nuverb Systems of Nuverb Systems Inc

Replied March 2018

Donarius will run on a Mac using WineSkin which is open-source.