Donarius software


395 reviews(4.5/5)
395 reviews(4.5/5)

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.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Mac OS , Linux , Windows 8 , Windows 10

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2018

    Relied on this for years for Church finances

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Steve from Calgary Living Word Assembly

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    August 2018

    Great software for a small Church

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    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Tami from Upper Pine Gospel Chapel

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Small Church Review

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    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Bob from St. Giles Presbyterian Church

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    August 2018

    Bob Bosch

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    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    August 2018

    Affordable and easy to use

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    N/A
    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Brian from Knox Presbyterian Church

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    August 2018

    Donarius for Knox Church

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    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

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Nuverb Systems, Nuverb Systems Inc

    August 2018

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

  • Marilyn from Pregnancy Resource Center of Saint John, Inc.

    June 2018

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

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    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!

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • John from Trinity Lutheran Church

    Specialty: Christian, Protestant

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    June 2018

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

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Vivienne from St. Matthew's Presbyterian Church

    May 2018

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

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    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Terry from Open Arms Metropolitan Community Church

    May 2018

    A flew glitches but overall very positive.

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    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Anna from St Philip's By The Sea, Lantzville BC

    April 2018

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

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    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Emma from Mt Galilee Baptist Church

    April 2018

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

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    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jennifer from Streetsville Baptist Church

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    April 2018

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

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    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Henry from Vancouver Buddhist Temple

    March 2018

    Very supportive and excellent responding to our questions

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    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • John from First Baptist Church

    March 2018

    Using for 5 yrs

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    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ian from Oakwood United Church

    March 2018

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

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    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Nuverb Systems, Nuverb Systems Inc

    March 2018

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

  • Debbie from St. Cuthbert's Presbyterian Church

    March 2018

    It was easy to up-grade by a substantial amount

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    Keeps track of donations and helps me track projected givings in future years.

    Pros

    The categories make sense.
    Nice that the reports can be exported to other programs.
    Clear text; much easier to read than the previous update.

    Cons

    One is still limited as to how many separate categories can be assigned to one church account. In my experience, donors like to see their wishes honoured in a clear manner.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Nuverb Systems, Nuverb Systems Inc

    March 2018

    Customer has been emailed how to do what they said in the "Cons" section.

  • Arthur from Parish of Mulmer

    March 2018

    It has been a very helpful software to use

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    Pros

    This software has been very helpful in allowing me to track and issue tax receipts. The help desk is always available and has given some useful tips

    Cons

    Sometimes I have trouble printing envelopes and I would like the option of putting in a electronic signature. These are only minor complaints and I have found the software has saved me a lot of time.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Nuverb Systems, Nuverb Systems Inc

    March 2018

    We have explained to the reviewer how to add an electronic signature.

  • Joe from Bethel United Church

    March 2018

    We are using Donarius for over 10 years now. This is an excellent product.

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    Helps us to manage our finances and tax receipts. Could not live without it (maybe barely)

    Pros

    - Updates whenever needed
    - excellent custumer support and service
    - great workflow handling
    - very affordable
    - easy backup and restore (in case you are getting a new PC)

    Cons

    UI (look and feel) could be more modern, but works great. All needed functions are implemented. I do not see any other Cons...

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Cindy from Panama United Methodist Church

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    December 2017

    Any issue I've encountered was answered quickly and efficiently.

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    Time savings. Used to use NCR recording by hand. Now, I can run totals quickly for reports.

    Pros

    Easy to use. Interfaces with Vanco Solutions (our online donation system). Customer service is excellent!

    Cons

    Occasionally, while entering donations, the 'sync' is interrupted. After entering a donation, the software usually goes to the donor number/envelope number ready for the next search; however, sometimes it stays in the amount recording field after hitting enter causing an error in the donation amount.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
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