BasicFunder is an on-premise fundraising and donor management solution that offers campaign management, event management, email marketing and reporting functionalities within a suite.
BasicFunder allows users to create donor profiles using customizable fields. It also enables users to manage event registrations, tickets sales and payments. The solution allows users to prepare reports on event data such as attendance, registrations and funding received.
BasicFunder allows users to send emails to predefined groups of contacts. The product also offers direct mail, which allows users to design letters using templates and contact groups. Users can print these and mail them out.
BasicFunder features integration with QuickBooks Desktop and Sage 50, which allows users to manage accounts receivable, accounts payable and bank reconciliation reports using transactions recorded in the system.
Amy from Interfaith Food Center
Specialty: Human Services
Employees number: 2-10 employees
Recommend this product for any small non-profit!
Basic Funder is very easy to get started with. We have been using it for over 5 years and find it very easy to work with. We are a small non-profit, so the cost was a big factor - we don't feel we've "given up" anything - and the support is very responsive!
The "in memory" and "in honor of" letters and notifications are a little awkward in that you have to set up each honoree individually and link to recipient. Once you figure it out, it's easy!
Shirley from Sadie G. Mays Health & Rehabilitation Center
Employees number: 51-200 employees
It's useful and affordable.
It's relatively easy to use and when I don't understand something, your support service is readily available.
There are features on BasicFunder that I still don't use because I don't really know what they're for or how to use them. I guess I need a refresher.
Mary from Meals on Wheels of Greater Lynchburg
Employees number: 2-10 employees
Able to enter and retrieve information very, very quickly. Reports didn't take too long to learn, the manual is a great help. IN Honor & IN MEMORY setup is much better. Not as many screens to go through to just enter name, address etc. Being a non-profit of home delivered meals we are able to quickly enter what we need.
Very, Very easy to learn and use and the cost is unbelievable, soooooo much cheaper than others and better to work with. Support is wonderful also.
The "edit" button on the pages and the red " Delete the currently selected User Created List". right under the Preview & Export tab in User created lists under reports. In the setup for Honor and Memory you cannot use an apostrophe. But so much better even with these cons, you can deal with it no problem.
Debbie from Open Arms Ukraine
The reports that are able to be produced. Mostly I love the software program and recommend it. The customer support is very helpful and always willing to take the time to explain.
Some of the reports are difficult to figure out how to produce - if it is not a common report.
But this may also have been easier for other people.
Hillary from DOVE, Inc.
Basic Funder is extremely easy to use and the customer service is very helpful. The database is also updated frequently with more features. Basic Funder has also been very helpful when pulling donor lists for mailings and allows you to keep track of donor prospects.
Patricia from Women's Interval Home Sarnia-Lambton
It is a good product for the its purpose. It is very versatile when it comes to organizing specific events as well as entering one time only donations.
Tom from Bulkley Valley Christian School
Employees number: 11-50 employees
BasicFunder has the flexibility and built-in-intelligence to understand our development and fundraising needs. Off the shelf, it provides a robust platform for gathering and managing data and transforming that data into meaningful information. When there are questions or issues, BasicFunder staff are very quick to respond. The program is easy to use, but I would encourage new users to be sure that they understand the underlying logic of the database before entering too much information. The program comes with a sample database so you can play without damaging any data.
robust, ability to customize reports, fields that are intelligent to the real world (I don't have to shoe-horn data into obscure or wrongly-titled fields), quick support
This is necessarily a complex software, so it takes some 'playing' to understand it. This isn't a fault of the software'just a bit of a learning curve that is inherent in data management for fundraising.
Christine from Literacy Volunteers of Bangor
Employees number: 2-10 employees
BasicFunder is easy to navigate and the support is superior! Every time, I needed to create a spreadsheet report, Customer Support has provided easy step by step instructions.
Ease of navigation Great support!
I've been using it for over three and a half years and recommend it.
Mina from Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School
Our elementary school based in New York uses BasicFunder for creating and mailing fundraising letters, reports, and statements. The software is easy to use. Basic Funder offers great customer support. We definitely recommend it.
Bob from DevXchange International
We have been using BasicFunder for a little over 4 months. The data migration was almost painless. There are always a few hiccups of things that need tweaking after importing from another system. The support has been the best I've seen for any product. Always get back to you same day sometimes within minutes. They make customizations for you almost instantly. The product does more than most similar products and at an affordable price! If it doesn't do what you want they will make sure it does. The interface takes a bit of getting use to as you can tell its designed by a programmer but it has all the features we need and has automated some things like generating month end fund reports. It creates multiple files automatically which is ideal for non profits that need to send a fund report to fund managers. Great Product and superb support!
Jodie from United Way Centraide Prescott Russell
This is a great product and it helped us get our donor database organized. It so much easier to send out receipts, input donor information and get up to date reports. It takes a little bit of playing around to learn how to use the reports to their full capability but i think the learning curve is less than most databases. I only regret not getting it earlier.
Dawn from Irish Bible Institute
We have been using Basic Funder for over 7 years now and it keeps getting better and better. All of our donor information is accessible in one place, and we can run reports for every type of data/information required. Being multi-user is great for us as a staff team ¿ with our previous database only one person could open it and work on it at a time.
The customer support is really excellent; several times we have requested additional functionality and it has been added.
Basic Funder is great value for money, it integrates with other programmes which is very helpful and it does everything we need it to.
Joe from Wisconsin Mathematics Education Foundation
In my review of various software applications which would allow our small non-profit organization to track donations, I discovered BasicFunder which did the job for us in three important ways: 1) BasicFunder was easy to use and very straightforward to set up; 2) I found an energetic user of this software at another non-proit who confirmed what I discovered; 3) this software was far less expensive than other software I had reviewed. After purchasing this software for our organization I urged another non-profit with which I'm associated to seriously consider this software and they did purchase BasicFunder also. Keep up the good work!
Diana from Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada
I have been working at Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada for 3 and a half years and was introduced to Basic Funder in this office. I previously worked for a non-profit and their program for database information was haphazard and very difficult to work with and maintain. Basic Funder is not difficult to use and the tech support is excellent. I have been able to call or e-mail and get help right away. I am still learning all the nuances of Basic Funder and find it to be a very impressive product.
Nancy from Methow Chamber Music Festival
Basic Funder was the program being used when I began working at the Methow Chamber Music Festival. The program is easy to use upon log-in. It was refreshing to be able to go right to work entering donations, creating thank you letters, mass e-mails and donor data. The icing on the cake was the day I needed to transfer the data to a new computer. The Staff was very helpful and it was, in the end, very easy to upload the new program before transferring the data.
Gerri from NA'AMAT USA, Greater Chicago Council
Walter and Basic Funder have been a useful tool for our organization. As a new member of our office, it was very easy to learn the basics. The company responds promptly by phone call or email with any questions. I would highly recommend Basic Funder.
Lori from United Way of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry
We switched to Basic Funder from an old database and we are thrilled with the results. We are able to gain much more knowledge and information and tailor the reports to suit our needs. The support is fantastic - anytime we weren't sure how to do something, the answer was simply a phone call or email away.
I am very pleased with Basic Funder and would recommend it to other non-profit organizations without hesitation.
Ellyn from Children of Ma Anandamayi Foundation
When we created our first nonprofit organization six years ago, we needed a simple donor-based system that would be easy to learn and use. A friend recommended BasicFunder, highly praising it for offering everything needed at a low price. I tried it out and found that it did indeed give me everything I needed in a database. In fact, it helped me become more organized and shaped the way I corresponded with our growing group of donors. Whenever I ran into an issue that didn't offer an immediate, intuitive solution, I found the user's manuel well-written and informative, and, if that didn't help, a quick call to friendly customer service always provided my solution within the hour.
If I could change anything about the system, it would be to add more flexibility to the letter writing function. There is no way (to my knowledge) to save drafts of letters, or PDFs of processed letters onto the computer. You must copy the text and paste into an email or word doc if you want to send it to someone other than the recipient. (Which sometimes comes up when you need something edited or proofread, or if you want to save a processed letter for future reference outside of the database.) The graphic designer in me would also prefer a larger selection of fonts, and the ability to insert photos into the letters.
One other down side is that I am normally a Mac user, and hoped that a Mac-compatible version of BasicFunder would one day be released. But I must say that this hasn't stopped me from using the program. It is so affordable for the organization and easy to use that I have installed software on my Mac to be able to switch to the PC operating system.
When we started to have people from different states using the same database, we thought we might have to switch to an expensive web-based program instead. But the Basic Data Safe feature allows us to save changes off-site so that other users can download those changes from wherever they are. This, too, is quite affordable at one cent a day.
Overall I have been very satisfied with this program and would recommend it to any nonprofit with typical needs.
Sharon from Whispering Pines Camp
We chose Basic Funder because it seemed to have all we needed to track the donations for our charity at a reasonable price. When I started working with it, I realized it had the potential to do so much more than I even needed!
Though sometimes I think the program is a bit too congested in the amount of information on the screen, once you are used to what you have to do, it's very easy to input.
I also LOVE that the entries can be uploaded into QuickBooks so no more double entries!!
Support is always available with a quick phone call, and Walter is very knowledgeable and helpful. He will not stop until a solution is found and he believes that you understand how to continue on.
Kris from Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation
We are a small nonprofit with a pretty big donor database. Basic funder helps us manage our donors, get them thanked properly, and move on to raising more money. We recommend it.
Tobi from Ezer Mizion Canada
I can't say enough about BasicFunder. I have used many database programs over the years and this one is by far the best. It is easy to learn, easy to use and so flexible. Not to mention that the support is the best you will ever get - always available and always helpful. Thank you so much to BasicFunder for making my job easier.