About Donarius

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) automatic...


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576 Reviews of Donarius

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.59 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(367)

367

4 stars

(185)

185

3 stars

(22)

22

2 stars

(1)

1

1 stars

(1)

1

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December 2019

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Curt from Seven Seas Ministries Inc.

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Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2019

Donarius Was a Game Changer For Us

Donarius helped us move beyond Excel spreadsheets, greatly simplifying our bookkeeping processes, giving us greater accuracy and helping us generate EOY reports effortlessly.

Pros

Donarius is super easy to setup and use. As with any new software, there is a learning curve, but it isn't long. My wife does our bookkeeping and she had no trouble at all getting used to the software and learning the ins and outs of it.

Cons

My least favorite aspect of Donarius initially was the very basic user interface. It isn't pretty. But the functionality overcomes that part. After all, it's what it does that matters, not just how it looks.

June 2020

Rebecca from Christ the King Church

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2020

Simple and easy to use, great support

The ease of use every week with absolutely no frustration gives a peace of mind that is hugely valuable.

Pros

What I like most about Donarius is its simplicity and ease of use. Prior to finding Donarius, we had a church finances program that was very expensive, and tech support was outrageous. Tech support comes with the purchase of the Donarius software, no extra charge. I can enter each week's giving in just a few minutes, post to each individual's account, and produce a weekly report with ease. Also, generating year-end giving statements is as easy as the click of a button. If I need an interim report on an individual's giving or a summary of some kind, tech support is quickly available if I need help. I recommend Donarius highly.

Cons

In the years I have been using Donarius, there has been no negative.experience.

Reasons for Switching to Donarius

Trusted business associate who also uses Donarius highly recommended the software for ease of use and affordability.

December 2021

Bruce from Quispamsis United Church

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2021

Quispamsis United Church

Converting to Donarius allows us to replace a home-grown database that had no documentation or support outside of the person who originally created the database. We now have access to extensive help documentation and product support by email or phone. Support personnel also converted our old database to Donarius saving us a lot of time and potential conversion errors. They have been very professional to deal with.

Pros

Donarius is a very affordable application for tracking and reporting on church donations. It is fairly intuitive to use and there is an extensive help facility for every aspect of the software. The software can be run from a file sharing platform (sync.com) and there are controls in place to ensure that only one user can be logged on to the database at one time.

Cons

There are some standard mailings (letters, emails, texts) which can be reworded as required. The commands to format these documents are not intuitive so changing spacing or alignment of text is not straight forward. I did contact the supplier by email with a question on formatting and I received a detailed response almost immediately. We will likely continue to use our current mailing tools to while updating email addresses exported from Donarius.

Reasons for Switching to Donarius

We wanted a product with support available.

October 2021

Tracy from Knox Church

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2021

Very good value

Our church was using Excel spreadsheets for managing donations, which worked well when our volunteers were adept with Excel and had a large monitor to work, but we encountered problems when a new volunteer took over who had a laptop and limited Excel expertise. Donarius enables us to keep one contact database for our donors that doesn't require duplicating files every year, gives us a simpler tax receipting process and enables us to provide interim statements and updates at any time.

Pros

Donarius provides just the functionality our small church needs for a price that we could afford. The customer support has been excellent. The training videos were very helpful.

Cons

There isn't a separate category for e-transfers, so I just write it in the Notes. There are a few quirks you have to get used to and it can be a bit tricky fixing input errors.

Reasons for Choosing Donarius

The price was affordable for our church and had the functionality we needed for tracking our donors and issuing tax receipts.

November 2016

Duane from Art Gallery of Northumberland

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Arts and Crafts

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

November 2016

Donarius for Art Gallery of Northumberland

The Art Gallery of Northumberland purchased Donarius to provide better and prompter service to the Gallery's donors and members. The product is easy to install. It was straightforward to customize the product to use the Gallery's name and logo on printed materials. Reporting on the overall membership was at times problematic, in part because the person doing the reporting was not that familiar with the reporting capability. The one time we had a problem with the software - it seemed to be reverting to a previous logo on occasion - we got very quick and helpful support that had the problem corrected in minutes. The interface is outdated - it is not point-and-click graphics, but instead looks line an old-fashioned "line command" interface. All things considered, it provides good value for the money.

Pros

Donor tracking capability. Donation totals and reporting for tax reporting.

Cons

Interface is old-fashioned. Does not provide integration with other client-management software.