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NeonCRM

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems provides small to large nonprofit organizations with a scaleable, cloud-based platform that helps automate daily processes. It features email tracking, online donation forms and unlimited custom fields. Read more

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DonorPerfect Fundraising SoftwareFrontRunners 2020

DonorPerfect is a comprehensive solution for nonprofits of all sizes. It offers features for targeted email campaigns, grant tracking, special event support, fundraising, storing donor data and more. Read more

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Donor Engine

Donor Engine is a comprehensive nonprofit software solution that can be configured to meet a wide variety of nonprofit organizational needs with the goal of creating a single database for all data and providing a 360-degree view of... Read more

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GiveLife

Powered by Microsoft Dynamics 365, GiveLife is a comprehensive cloud-based customer relationship management solution designed for Non-Profit organizations to organize and manage fundraising, campaign, volunteer, and membership management... Read more

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Blackbaud Fundraising

Blackbaud Fundraising is a cloud-based donation management platform, which helps businesses automate processes related to payment actions and track donor activities using communication tools. Key features include event management,... Read more

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BloomerangFrontRunners 2020

Created in 2012, Bloomerang is a solution for small and growing nonprofits. It enables users to view an organization's donor records, track the best time to contact each donor and measure a donor's engagement level to make it easier... Read more

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Charityproud

Charityproud is a cloud-based nonprofit management solution suitable for small to midsize nonprofit organizations. Key features include constituent management, donation and pledge tracking, campaign and event management, email integration... Read more

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Salsa CRM

Salsa CRM is a cloud-based constituent relationship management platform that helps nonprofits track  supporter relationships, manage online and offline fundraising, and intelligently report on everything. Salsa CRM features include... Read more

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Keela

Keela is the first affordable, nonprofit-specific CRM platform to provide intelligent tools and guided decision-making, helping nonprofit professionals make enlightened decisions based on their data.Keela's built-in CRM feature helps... Read more

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Network for Good FrontRunners 2020

Network for Good offers donor management software integrated with fundraising pages and personal coaching for growing nonprofits.  Donor Management Software: Search and segment donors, track gifts, and launch personalized email and... Read more

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MobileCause

MobileCause is a cloud-based fundraising and communication management solution for nonprofits of all sizes. Key features include online giving, text-to-donate, event fundraising with live thermometer, peer-to-peer and crowdfunding... Read more

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NationBuilder

NationBuilder is a cloud-based website, database and fundraising solution designed for nonprofits to connect with their communities and scale their organizations. It includes features to identify key supporters, turn them into donors,... Read more

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MemberLeap

MemberLeap by Vieth Consulting is a cloud-based association management system built to support the needs of associations, nonprofits, clubs, churches and other member-based organizations. Suitable for any size organization, this system... Read more

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AssoConnect

AssoConnect is an association management software that helps nonprofits design, launch and manage donation campaigns. The platform includes a drag-and-drop website builder, which enables organizations to create personalized websites... Read more

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EleoFrontRunners 2020

Eleo is a cloud-based donor management solution designed to help nonprofits build donor databases, manage donor interactions, track fundings, plan events and more. The donor database and contact management features help users build... Read more

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Aplos

Aplos is a cloud-based system designed specially to serve the needs of nonprofit and church organizations. The Aplos platform includes fund accounting, online donation management, reporting functionalities, fundraising tools, membership... Read more

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Two Mites

Two Mites is a cloud-based church management solution that provides organizations with end-to-end business management tools to streamline member management, improve the contribution process, and provide total visibility of all finances.... Read more

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Trail Blazer Non-Profit Manager

Trail Blazer's Non-Profit Manager is ranked in the top 10 fundraising solutions in the United States. Its customizable tools combine robust fundraising and CRM features to increase retention and collect more donor dollars. Read more

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Argenta

Argenta by Devscape is a cloud-based nonprofit solution for nonprofit managers and directors. Features include fundraising management, dues management, volunteer management, member database, accounting capabilities and more. Argenta... Read more

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EveryAction

EveryAction’s unified database gives you a 360-degree understanding of your donors and supporters with fundraising, membership, advocacy, and analytics tools. Simplify operations and eliminate data silos by combining fundraising,... Read more

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Buyers guide


Last Updated: October 23, 2020

Here's what we'll cover:

What Is Donor Management and Fundraising Software?
Benefits of Donor Management and Fundraising Software
Common Features of Fundraising & Donor Management Software
Key Considerations for Donor Management and Fundraising Software

What Is Donor Management and Fundraising Software?

Fundraising and donor management software provide a platform for nonprofit organizations (NPOs) to track their collected dollars and the donors contributing them. It helps organizations of all sizes maximize their potential through multiple channels and marketing campaigns. Meanwhile, donor management features manage existing donors while strategically sourcing prospective supporters for an organization. These tools work together to recruit, engage and retain donors while optimizing their strategies.

Key performance indicators screenshot in DonorPerfect

Key performance indicators screenshot in DonorPerfect

This buyer's guide will cover both cloud-based and on-premise deployment models. For more on online fundraising platforms, visit our buyer's guide here. Additionally, churches and faith-based nonprofits may find dedicated church management solutions useful for tracking contributions and donations from members.

Benefits of Donor Management and Fundraising Software

The several benefits offered by donor management and fundraising software include:

Better trend analysis of donors. An important feature of the software is the tracking of interactions. This feature records the outbound and inbound interactions between staff and donors. It helps organizations develop and introduce various patterns and trends that eventually enable them to target the right donors for specific campaigns.

Higher response rate. The software allows segmenting various donors based on the specific causes they support. It helps nonprofit organizations effectively target the relevant donors after segmenting them into different groups as per their donating patterns and demographics.

Allocation of work hours. With this software, staff can spend their time on more useful activities such as developing relationships with donors instead of doing time-intensive activities such as manual data entry.

Reduction in errors. Usage of fundraising and donor management software is bound to decrease the number of introduced errors. It will integrate the nonprofit organization’s accounting system with the donor management system. It will also reduce the chances of data errors and eliminate duplicate entries.

Reduction in campaign costs. The implementation of donor management software in nonprofit organizations will increase their efficiency and automatically reduce the operational and campaign costs.

Common Features of Fundraising & Donor Management Software

Campaign management. Whether launching a single fundraising campaign or establishing an ongoing effort, this feature helps users create personalized, direct email and online marketing campaigns. These tools also measure the overall success of former and current campaigns, helping improve strategy over time.

Custom fundraising solutions. The days of direct mail are not over. Nowadays, donors often vie for simple online donation forms and, in some cases, social media channels, to donate to their favorite causes. Donation software allows NPOs to manage donations from online and offline channels in a single system. There are also specific programs for on and offline giving like online fundraising software for nonprofits and online donation software.

Donation and pledge management. These tools measure the effectiveness of a campaign by tracking donations and pledges made toward a particular campaign. These tools also calculate all inbound donations, whether from individuals, matched gifts, company donations, recurring contributions etc.

Donor tools. Donor software tracks one-time and recurring donors, and organize donor information, with an ultimate goal of turning transactional donors into lifetime supporters. These features help organizations increase contacts and acquire new donors by looking at giving trends and assigning prospective supporters to specific campaigns.

Reporting and analysis. Reporting and analysis features provide summaries for all donations, pledges and grants. These tools also measure donor retention and year-over-year fundraising performance so an organization can measure their success and develop strategies to improve efforts.

Grant tracking and management. Some solutions provide features for nonprofits that monitor application statuses, proposals and awarded funds. Once an award is issued, these tools allocate the funds to their respective department.

Other fundraiser features. For other features commonly found in nonprofit systems like accounting and volunteer and constituent relationship management, visit our nonprofit management buyer's guide.

Key Considerations for Donor Management and Fundraising Software

Here are some more points to keep in mind as you evaluate donor management and fundraising software products:

Assess your requirements beforehand. Before buying any donor management and fundraising software, thoroughly evaluate your requirements. Make a list of all the features you wish the software would offer. You should consider a product that meets your needs and don’t choose one that either offers too little or a lot more than what you require. In addition, avoid solutions that advertise “cool features”; many of them may not be relevant to your business.

Ease of customization. Another thing you should consider is the ease with which you can customize the software. As all nonprofit organizations have different requirements and their programs keep changing, it is crucial to select a solution that enables customizations.

Ease of use. As the software will become a fundamental part of the organization, it must be easy to use and be intuitive so as to be adapted to the organizational requirements. Therefore, it is advisable to watch several demo videos before selecting the software.

Fits into your budget. It is important that the software fits into your budget, both current as well as in the future. To ensure this, you need to check the total cost of ownership with the vendor, which includes various costs such as those for license, installation, training, support and future upgrades.

Data security. As your nonprofit organization would deal with the bank accounts and personal information of several donors, you would require a software that also effectively addresses any and all security concerns your donors may have.

Technical support. This aspect is often overlooked when it is really one of the most important considerations to be made. In case of a technical glitch, you must be able to contact the solution’s technical support team through various communication channels such as email, online, phone, FAQ, written documentation and training videos.

Import and export data. The software must also be able to import and export data to and from your database efficiently. Data, such as a list of donor names and addresses, would need to be imported and exported often for activities such as email marketing and campaign management.

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