Abila Fundraising 50 (Sage) Software


 

Offering an intuitive, easy-to-learn and incredibly inclusive fundraising system, Abila Fundraising 50 (formerly Sage Fundraising 50) is a fully integrated solution for nonprofits in need of complete coverage of their fundraising and development efforts, from contact relationship and volunteer management to payment processing and event organization. Its built-in core functionality allows nonprofit organizations to control costs by simplifying and automating daily repetitive tasks related to donor acquisition, fundraising results and administrative operations.

The tools and features in Abila Fundraising 50 work in tandem with nonprofit staff, strengthening and supporting outreach efforts. With its intuitive, simple interface and navigation shortcuts, users can access comprehensive profiles and complete communication histories. The software also provides complete payment processing, capturing donations via the Internet and maintaining PCI compliance, as well as streamlining gift solicitation, entry and acknowledgement. Every facet of the organization's current and future development needs are covered.

All of this data can be collected and reported with the 100+ default reporting templates that come standard with the software, that can easily be customized to create dynamic campaign progress reports and results or performance analyses.

Abila Fundraising 50 can be maintained on-premise or it can be fully hosted by Abila, allowing remote access to the organization's data and both alleviating the potential IT burden and lowering the cost of ownership. It also seamlessly integrates with Sage Fundraising Online, a versatile, flexible online fundraising tool created by Sage to help nonprofits maximize event fundraising.

Abila Fundraising 50 (formerly Sage Fundraising 50) is ideal for a number of nonprofits, including human services, philanthropic organizations, private schools and public broadcast organizations.

 

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Lisa from Lan Su Chinese Garden
Specialty: Arts & Cultural
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Get's the job done but not user friendly

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Pros

Abila is a solid database it's able to store lots of information about constituents. It's easy to look up this information.

Cons

The text on the screen is small and there's no way to change the size. Reporting is very complex and the results are not always the way you need/want them.

 
 

Nicole from Excelsior
Specialty: Human Services
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Abila FR50 - inexpensive and functional

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Pros

Abila FR50 is an inexpensive option for your CRM needs - it has all the necessary functionalities and good chat support

Cons

Abila FR50 doesn't have some of the capabilities of other more expensive products, and can feel clunky at times in its usability

 
 

melissa from Beans cafe inc
Specialty: Human Services
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Not a user friendly system.

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Really I don't like any of it. It might be useful for some types of organizations but not for ours.

Cons

The reports are complicated. I can't trust that report pulls all necessary data. There are No help resources.

 
 

Daniele from Greater Lansing Food Bank
Specialty: Human Services
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Functional but No Flash

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This is the first system I ever used so I thought it was terrible when I started. Now I've used CiviCRM and I long for the days when I had Fundraising 50.

Pros

If you need a basic CRM, this system is great. It has a dashboard that lets you know where you are with your fundraising goals without having to run a report. There are great trainings to learn how to use it. You can customize quite a bit.

Cons

There are no bells and whistles. It's very basic. It would work best for an organization that can input every donation received individually, because it can't pull donation information directly from the donation page.

 
 

Susan from Lenox Library
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Abila

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Having used several database programs over the past 19 years, I find Abila (was Sage) 50 to be difficult, non-intuitive and definitely not user-friendly. It is a struggle to pull information into a report, and if there is one small mistake, the program does not indicate what the specific problem is so you have to go back and rewrite the whole thing until you get it right. In other programs, you can change an item, then just hit run without having to rewrite it again. I also don't care for using color dots to categorize certain data.

Cons

See above.

Advice to Others

Make sure you try writing reports before purchasing!

 
 

Barbara from Birth-to-Five
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Non-profits

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N/A

We purchased this software for our small non-profit. It is very easy to use to enter data. It has many reports to choose from also.

Pros

Easy of entry

Cons

Pulling reports

 
 

Patrick from NSK
Specialty: Environmental

March 2015

March 2015

no comments

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Likes Best

They are a very good value and quality product. We could use them a very long time.

Likes Least

I dislike nothing about this product and vendor.

Recommendations

I have no recommendations for others evaluating software like this.

 
 

Beverly from Life Publishers

November 2011

November 2011

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As a nonprofit publisher, we currently have over 80,000 constituents in our database. Prior to Sage Fundraising 50, we used KMAi (now MPower). We decided to leave KMAi because we could not create reports easily or export our data. Extracting information from KMAi was not easy, but we were able to extract the data we felt was critical to our organization with the help of ProSoft Solutions.

Implementation was relatively smooth; much of the difficulties involved data extraction rather than importing into Sage Fundraising 50. Our staff quickly adapted to Sage Fundraising 50. Overall, staff gained approximately 12 hours of time each week through use of the import functions. ProSoft Solutions provided excellent support throughout the conversion process and after.

 
 

Trudy from YWCA of Metro Dallas

November 2011

November 2011

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We were using another donor system to process our credit cards and record them. It was very limited in its usage and difficult to get information reporting. Then we got Sage Fundraising 50. This system is easy to understand and use. You are in complete control of the coding and interface between it and your accounting system. It has so many standard reports that help you to find what you need quickly.

I love this system and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a high value donor management system that is priced right for the small to medium organizations.