Connect4

Gnosis for Nonprofits

4 / 5 2 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Gnosis is ideally suited for ministries and other non-profits with very specific needs that can be difficult to meet with off-the-shelf systems.


Average Ratings

2 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $165.00/month
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Connect4
  • www.GnosisForNonprofits.com
  • Founded 2008
  • United States

About This Software

Gnosis for Non Profits - Ministry Edition, provides a full spectrum of record keeping and advanced functionality for your ministry. In addition to all aspects of member records management, Gnosis includes an online member portal with member self-service options, an online event calendar, registrations, donations, pledge management, small group management and more. Other functions include attendance, volunteer management, integrated email and postal mail and event media/webcast management.


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Features Checklist

  • Attendance Tracking
  • Built-In Accounting
  • Calendar Management
  • Child Check-In
  • Donation Management
  • Event Management
  • Group Management
  • Learning Management (LMS)
  • Library Management
  • Member Directory
  • Member Profiles
  • Membership Management
  • Multi-Site Management
  • Newsletter Management
  • Online Payments / Giving
  • Pledge Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Website Management
  • Worship Planning

Product Reviews

Fully-integrated organizational software with amazing features at a reasonable price

Mar 15, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Gnosis is without a doubt an amazing software package. The more one works with it, the more capabilities one discovers. Prior to installing Gnosis, we had three separate databases that were not compatible with one another - the programs were unable to communicate with our donor records; email was separate, requiring constant syncing of data. After installing Gnosis we had one comprehensive fully-integrated database. All departments are now able to effectively communicate to serve our community of over 10,000 names.

Gnosis is used to create web blasts, general communications, handle donation management, program registration and attendance tracking and all calendaring, webcasts and reporting for all departments. This has greatly increased our capability and efficiency.

The beauty of Gnosis is the ability to individualize the modules for different work environments. Modules can be used as needed and customized to address specific requirements. Because of the flexibility of the system, it is useful to have at least one person with business process or technical expertise to manage the system, and the individual departments become acquainted with the modules that are needed for their specific activities.

It can take some time and effort to become familiar with all of the capabilities of Gnosis, but the more one learns, the more it will benefit the entire organization.

Tech support is excellent. There are instructional videos to explain and demonstrate how to perform different tasks and if more assistance is needed, tech support is extremely responsive and available to assist with problem solving.

Finally, the financial investment and maintenance cost is more than reasonable for the product features that are available. I have yet to see any product on the market that matches Gnosis in price or function.

We had high hopes but it didn't quite work for us

Nov 18, 2014
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: After a long and extensive search for a Church Management Software, we chose to move to Gnosis from one of the most popular other systems. Unfortunately, we've decided a year later that the move wasn't a good one for us and we're searching again for something else. Overall, it's a great product, but for certain kinds of congregations/faith groups - those with good technological sophistication, and those that are definitely OK with using a product that was developed first and foremost with nonprofits - not churches - specifically in mind.

Pros - super powerful back end with extreme customizability; very quick and powerful searching of members; powerful (though difficult to learn) report creator; full-featured scheduler; a decent integrated web platform; lots of new features in development that I've heard about (e.g. a more powerful email newsletter tool.) All in all, it's got a huge feature set that I'd say is larger when compared to almost every other competitor in the Church Management Software category. And unlike a few of the big ChMS competitors (be sure to read those Terms of Service carefully!), they don't discriminate against some churches because of their theology.

Cons - it really isn't the most intuitive product when you need to get past the basics. We ran into a few bugs - most of which were addressed fairly quickly, but some either never were for a few months or else we just never heard that they were fixed. No user group. The interface is a bit cluttered. Promises were regularly made about when certain things or data would be transferred, fixed, added etc. but frequently deadlines weren't met and we often never heard if a request was taken care of. The program is definitely better suited to nonprofits than to churches, as a lot of the language is just "off" a bit (e.g. sending a member an "invoice" instead of a pledge statement.) Pricey, though there are certainly some that cost more.