Who Uses This Software?

Small to mid-sized charities, churches and non-profits in the US or English-speaking countries. Typically for organizations with 500 donors or less but can also cater to larger organizations.


Average Ratings

223 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $80.00/one-time
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Software4Nonprofits
  • www.software4nonprofits.com
  • Founded 1999
  • Canada

About This Software

DONATION is an easy to use and powerful installed Windows program for charities and churches to track their donors and donations and issue charitable receipts. It works correctly in both the U.S.A. and Canada, and has over 6,000 registered users. You can download and evaluate it for free, then if you decide the use it, there is a free feature limited Lite version, or pay $80 for the normal standalone version, which includes a year of support and updates.


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Features Checklist

  • Alumni Management
  • Auction Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Contribution Tracking
  • CRM
  • Donor Management
  • Event Management
  • Grant Management
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Giving
  • Payment Processing
  • Planned Giving Management
  • Pledge Management
  • Prospect Management
  • Recurring Giving
  • Volunteer Management

Product Reviews

Great-Easy to Use Program!

Feb 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use and understand

Cons: I really have not found one.

Overall: I love this program. I am the administrator for 3 non-profit businesses. This program is very user friendly. It has a great 'help' section. The program developer/administrator is very quick to respond to my questions and very easy to work with. I could not be happier with the program and their service.

Great Product!

Jan 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use. Frequent updates. Tech support (Help/videos/personalized support)

Cons: None

Overall: Easy to get up and running. Creating tax receipts is a breeze. Our Fundraising Committee also uses the software to create mail merges as Donation also serves as our database. Support is excellent through the Help section and videos. Amazing how fast customer service replies to questions that I have directed to him. We don't use the Account software as I am familiar with QuickBooks.

Donation Program from Software4Nonprofits

Oct 26, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, very good reports, excellent and very fast support from Dan Cooperstock who developed the software. You don't communicate with someone working at a distant call centre, it is either Dan Cooperstock or Kwame Barko who answer your questions.

Cons: There is nothing I do not like.

Overall: An exceedingly good program. I have been using it since 2014 and would not consider any other program. Excellent support! No flaws that I have encountered. Strongly recommended! There are many reports available within the program, probably all that anyone would need, but if you would like some other report it is not too difficult to create one and it can be memorized for future use. We are not currently using the Accounts program, because the church treasurer prefers to use QuickBooks, with which he is more familiar. I have used Accounts for several months and personally found it to be excellent. I would recommend both programs.

Recommendations to other buyers: No,

Excellent Product

Jun 28, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and accuracy.

Cons: No complaints.

Overall: Easy to use. Low learning curve. Transferred information from another product with an easy import.

Has everything you need where you need it

Jan 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Simple easy to use for a great price
Thank you Cooperstock software

DONATION small church software is best I have used in 15 years.

Dec 23, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I tried other systems. Then I bought DONATION, it is the best program I have ever used. I entered all my Church's contributions for 9 months, over 500 entries, in seven days.
If you want to cut your data entry time by 90%, buy this program.

The Easy Way to Prepare Tax Receipts

Dec 25, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This program includes easy to use ways to track personal information about donors, donations. It prints receipts that have all the information from the church on them that you need and prompts you to do everything properly including a second printing to keep a record for your files in case you ever needed it. It allows you to make all sorts of reports over any time period you want. It is easy to do backups. And Dan Cooperstock provides frequent updates with a good description of what the update will do for you in language that is easy to understand. He is always available if you have a problem that the program can't solve for you. We have been using it as Knox Church and would be lost without it.

Donation Software - Excellent choice!

Dec 09, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Donation is extremely easy to set up and use; the reports are clear and easy to read. I have used many different software programs and this one is fantastic!

Highly Recommend!

Nov 27, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I would recommend the Donation software to anyone looking for an easy to use yet comprehensive way of tracking your church's monthly donations and creating annual donation receipts. Dan provides quality and timely customer service that really makes the whole experience all the more user friendly.

Excellent Program.

Nov 25, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been very pleased with the Donations Program. It is an easy to use program which enables us to keep track of donations and print yearend donation receipts. The tax receipts include all information needed to meet current government standards. Dan Cooperstock is readily available through e-mail and keeps us informed about all changes to the program and replies to issues in a timely manner.

Great Software, Fantastic Support

Nov 25, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The software is very user friendly, all options that are needed for our organization are integrated into DONATION. Dan is fantastic to work with, any questions/concerns are promptly answered. The high level of support and services that Dan offers, I have not experienced with any other software I have utilized, personally nor professionally. I believe that the nominal fee that is paid annually covers the cost of the software and updates, but the support that Dan provides is positively priceless!

Easy for Everyone

Nov 20, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using this Software program for the past 4 years. It is very friendly to use . The support and help given my Mr. Dan Cooperstock is formidable.
I recommend this Software to anybody who has to issue Official Receipts and keep track of them. The cost is minimal compare to some that I have tried in the past which did not give me the needed information. This one does! Don't hesitate to try it, you'll love it!
B. Godin

DONATION

Nov 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our church purchased the program with Batch entry and would suggest that to everyone. Easy to use, prints well formatted reports and is simply GREAT for organizations requiring a program for donations requiring tax receipts. Ease of use - 10/10. Want an update - notification by the program. Have a question - email the author and get a response the same day! It's for donations only, but it's the best program I've encountered using Windows 8. Help files are incredible but so is the author's help. We're completely satisfied!

Donation is great

Nov 13, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our Church has used this product for more than 10 years. Our members get their tax receipts the first Sunday after January 1st. They cannot believe it.
I honestly don't know of any cons. Whenever there is an issue, or a question, it is answered within a day.

Seven Years Experience with a Great Program - DONATION

Nov 11, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I switched to DONATION from Membership Plus in 2006. It was a very good decision. The program works very well and Dan is constantly improving it. It is easy to use, requires very little set-up, but has some flexibility "under the hood" if needed.

Best thing about DONATION is customer service. Dan (the owner programmer and only employee of the company) is always there when you need him and will stick with you until your issue is solved. He is also receptive to program changes if they will make it better for everyone.

Software4Nonprofits

Nov 09, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using Dan Cooperstock's product for some years now and we find it excellent for our church needs. If we need help with anything we can get it from him in less than an hour. We are satisfied with it.

Vendor Response

by Software4Nonprofits on November 09, 2013

To be honest, I can't always answer emails or phone calls within one hour, because I'm not always in the office! But when I'm in, emails are always a top priority over other elements of my work. And except for unusual circumstances like vacations (when I still check emails at least twice a day) it is seldom the case that a reply will take over 6 hours.

Donation

Nov 08, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been struggling with all the infomation that the Government requires when writing receipts, and then balancing my books.......this is just great as it does it all for you. I am not very good on the computer and I call Dan quite a few times to get help & I have to say he was most accomodating & helpful. I really think this programme is paticularly good for the smaller Churches & I won't hesitate to reccomend it to anyone.

Parish of the Northern Lights

Nov 07, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I find Donation very easy to use - no complaints!

Pleased with program

Nov 07, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am pleased with how easy the program is to use.
It provides me with the reports I need.
They seem to be constantly improving the program.
Any questions I had we answered promptly.

Review of Donations Software

Nov 05, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our Church has been using this program for several years now. It is easy to add donors, make entries and balance the reports using this program. Our previous program was not as simple; it is not necessary to be a "computer guru" when working with this program.

Appropriate title for the program.

Nov 05, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I find the product very useful and easy to use. It has many different reports that can be produced and has easy search features. The program is well worth having and using for your Not-for-Profit company.

Great for Church Tithes

Nov 04, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We love using Donation for our church tithes. The end of the year letters are worded just as CPA told me they should be. It's very simple to set up and use. Although we have had no problems with the software whatsoever, we have had great customer service with emails including updates that we needed to install. I just recently moved our program off an old computer that used Windows XP onto a new computer using Windows 8 with absolutely no problems whatsoever. The backup worked wonderfully! The pricing is exceptional also!

Great

Nov 04, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Very easy to use. Customer service excellent.

Software4Nonprofits -Donations

Nov 03, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Low cost, easy to use, reliable customer service. Addresses all our charities needs regarding donations. Opportunities for improvements have not been discovered yet!

Very user friendly

Nov 03, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This program is an excellent fit for our smaller church. It does everything we need. The support we have received from Dan Cooperstock, author of the DONATION software program, has been great. I would highly recommend this program to any church that is looking for an effective way to record tithes and offering and provide receipts for tax purposes.

A super program for small charities.

Nov 02, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Although Donation does not have all the "bells and whistles" of larger more expensive software programs, it has everything that is needed to manage donations needing to be receipted.
The program is easy to use. The support has been very fast and thorough. The program does everything we need it to do. The simplicity is refreshing; it's not trying to cover everything.

Donations

Nov 02, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Donations is such an easy format to use to track donations for our church. The previous software they used was a headache to use and would jump from one persons name to another without you realizing it. I do not dread entering the weekly donations like I did before because I knew it would turn into a problem and would take me half the day to figure out how to straighten it out. I will continue to use this software as long as I am in this postion at church.

Excellent Program

Nov 02, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using Donations for our small non profit ministry for quite a number of years now and find it fully meets our need.

Excellent Product and Service

Nov 01, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This Product Is/Was a God sent, it is just what we (as a small church) were looking for, a User friendly and inexpensive solution to our charitable contribution receipt needs.
The program is very versatile and detailed with many options available to the user, for tracking and receipting.

It surely meets all our needs and then some.

Very Satisified

Donations

Oct 31, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This program works great for our needs. It is simple to use and there is lots of help available, if needed.

Great software!

Oct 30, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We've used Donation for several years now with deep appreciation, and we have had no problems at all. We appreciate the fact that it is effective and economical. Thanks.

Great for Small Charities

Oct 30, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I would like to publicity say that this is a great software program. We are a small non-profit charity setup to help the children & families in a remote village in Uganda and this program has simplified the process of tracking donations, issuing tax receipts & year-end reporting for very little money over the past several years. This allows almost all the funds received to go directly to the people the charity are helping. Support is also excellent. Great work Dan in making this available to us.

Love it!

Oct 30, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: What can I say glad there is a smart man (Dan) that made an affordable very functional program for small non profit entities to do all we need.
God Bless

Finally a service product that is service oriented!

Oct 30, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Donations is a great piece of software that keeps track of all the basics such as gifts, donors and can also generate tax receipts and customized reports.

Dan Cooperstock seems to be very familiar with the not for profit sector and what we are trying to do. He has produced an excellent piece of software at a great price with great service.

donation

Oct 29, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: tho relatively new to working with this program, am finding it very user-friendly and straight forward. Customer Service has been quick and helpful.
No found 'cons' ! :)

Donation software

Oct 29, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am the financial secretary for a small church and this software is just right for our needs - I record gifts, produce tax statements and letters throughout the year, as well as several kinds of reports. I personally appreciate how user friendly the software is; the regular updates; and the helpful support provided by the owner and writer of the software. He is fast at getting back to you with an answer to your question. Cost-wise this is an extremely good deal.

October 2013 - Massey Place Community Church

Oct 29, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our overall impression is that the program does what it is intended to do. Since we are a small organization the less complicated the better. We have not tried its' partner Accounts so do not know about the user friendliness of that aspect. Reports are easy though sometimes take a little reminding with the Help. Exporting to Excel is a major benefit. Cost is very reasonable and we have always found the Technical support timely. Even had our suggestions well received.
We have not found any cons at this point

Software4Nonprofits

Oct 29, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I AM VERY HAPPY TO WRITE A REVIEW FOR THIS SOFTWARE. I WAS LOOKING FOR THIS TYPE OF PRODUCT FOR SOME TIME. IT IS VERY EASY TO USE AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, DAN COOPERSTOCK THE AUTHOR PROVIDES VERY RESPONSIVE SOLUTIONS. THE SOFTWARE HAS MANY TOOLS FOR MANAGING DONATION REPORTING BOTH TO DONORS AND GOVERNMENT. BEING ABLE TO TRACK SEVERAL DONATION CATEGORIES IS PARTICULARLY USEFUL FOR CHURCHES. ANOTHER USEFUL TOOL IS THE BANKING RECONCILIATION THAT MAKES MONTHLY BANK RECONCILIATION EASIER.

I HAVE BEING PROMOTING THIS S/W WHENEVER I TALK TO PEOPLE WITHIN ORGANIZATIONS WHO COULD USE IT. I PROMOTED IT TO OUR CHURCH DENOMINATION WHO IN TURN WERE MAKING CHURCH TREASURERS AWARE OF ITS AVAILABILITY.

IF YOU HAVE NEED OF THIS SOFTWARE--BUY IT!!. YOU WON'T BE SORRY!! I STILL HAVE NOT YET FOUND ANY CON'S.

Software for NonProfits DONATION software

Oct 29, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I find this program very user-friendly for inputting donations, issuing receipts and updating.

Have been using Donation for 5 years!

Oct 29, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Donation is a database program that manages donors and their donations to charities. I have found the program relatively easy to setup and train volunteers to use. It provides a professional look to tax receipts. Backups, corrections and updates are easily made.
Integration with other programs (mail merge) is a little more difficult and the search engine is very powerful but has a steep learning curve. The look of the interface is a little bland.
Our agency has been using Donations since its early days as freeware and we like it.

Vendor Response

by Software4Nonprofits on October 29, 2013

Just to be clear, the mail-merge features in the program are entirely within the program - no third-party programs, such as a word processor, are involved or required. I'm not sure exactly what Klaus is referring to as the "search engine". Basic searching by donors is very easy, with two levels of searching available. He may be thinking of the feature for filtering reports, to further restrict them beyond whatever limits they prompt for (like a date range for donations). That is admittedly a bit potentially complex, but there's a video on the web page http://www.software4nonprofits.com/demos.htm going over it, and a detailed help page about it.

DONATION

Oct 29, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I love the product. We went from hand written to this. Entering weekly donations is effortless. I believe almost anyone could learn it. I do however struggle a little looking for the correct reports I require. Mainly because I use them so infrequently and forget were to look.

A real God send!

Oct 29, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This program is just what we needed! We started out fairly small and not only did it fit into our budget but it was just so easy to learn and use. As we've grown the program continues to provide everything we need! Any questions are quickly and efficiently answered. We would and have recommended it to other organizations.

DONATION by Software4Nonprofits.com

Oct 29, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've been using Donation software for a number of years and it has made my life so much easier! I highly recommend it!

used for years successfully

Oct 29, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have used this program for a number of years and it provides reports and information easily. Any setup or running issues have been quickly addressed by email. Very low cost for what is provided

Donations

Oct 29, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We are into our second year using Donations to track our givings. It meets the CRA standards and is quite easy to use. We are very pleased with this software.

Donation program

Oct 29, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This program is amazing for keeping track of my church donations and year end receipting!
I have used other programs in the past and this one is by far the easiest one I've ever used.
I would highly recommend this program!

Great and affordable program for tracking donors and donations

Oct 29, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: faced with how to capture data at the start of a capital campaign, as treasurer I was looking for something, simple, straight forward and affordable.
Having the chance to use the program for free until I'd found out if the program was useful for us was a HUGE help. Customer Support is rarely needed since the program is straightforward, however any user will have questions from time to time. Our experience with customer support is excellent. This is a great product.

Easy to use!

Oct 29, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I find Donation an easy product to use. Very intuitive, manageable and simple. I like to be able to go from year to year to check on past givers, as some phone with questions. I am very happy with Donation.

100% Satisfaction

Oct 29, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Glad we decided to use this system. User friendly. Simple entry. Versatile reports. Timely updates. Responsive support. Economical. Great for use by any organization.

GREAT PROGRAM FOR SMALL CHURCHES

Oct 29, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I stumbled upon this program on the internet and felt it would be good for our church as it has limited funds. The program is thus very affordable and also very easy to use. My only wish is that I could navigate between donors by pressing the letter of their last name (when I'm recording donations) rather than scrolling.

Vendor Response

by Software4Nonprofits on October 29, 2013

You CAN navigate between donors, when the focus is on the Donor List, by typing the initial letters of their last name.

Non-Profit

Oct 29, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have used this software for several years in our small non-profit. The Program works well, and is updated regularly. The cost is reasonable and the support is very good

Great product

Oct 29, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've been using Donation for two years, and have found it both easy to use and comprehensive enough to meet the needs of our small church. I particularly like the ability to produce individual reports of donations during the year, and distribute it automatically via email. It has definitely helped parishioners keep up to date on their pledges. It's very reasonable price makes it a tremendous value.

DONATION

Oct 28, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have now used DONATION to track contributions to our scholarship fund for three years. We were looking for cost-effective system that would keep cumulative totals by donor over a period of more than 20+years. Dan Cooperstock has been exceedingly helpful to modify the basic program to accommodate our needs. Updates occur frequently, without additional charge. Documentation is thorough and support has been fantastic. Honestly, the only 'con' is that we didn't learn about the program sooner. We highly recommend DONATION.

Donation Software

Oct 28, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I really like using the program and recommend it to everyone who asks (and some who don't). They are very open to suggestions and help me when I need it. The only issues I have are figuring out how to do custom reports because it is so exact in it's requirements but it just takes some figuring out and I can get help if needed.

Donations Software.

Oct 28, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have used this software for about 4 years ,i found it so easy to use and way much better to keep track of donations and the donors .
It is very professional way to keeping track and record your Income and recipts.

Donation software is fantastic

Oct 28, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Dan Cooperstock has been great. This program work perfectly and the update info from Dan is always helpful. Our church used an older version for a number of years but we had not upgraded. Now I make sure that I do every year. My work at the end of the year is easy because of this program. Our church of 300+ members needs no other tracking software for giving than this program. I would and have suggested to a number of people at other churches. Thanks again Dan.

Great so far

Oct 28, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We haven't used it very long, and don't know all the ins and outs, but so far, it's been great. It does everything we need it to do. It make record-keeping and creating reports very easy. The help menus are very useful. We try to use "Help" first, but personal service is great if we can't figure something out. Just email if you have a question.

So, far, we are very satisfied!

Great Program! Great Support

Oct 27, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The software is easy to use and is especially a joy at the end of year when it's time to issue charitable receipts to members of the congregation. Support is always available via email or phone and the response is virtually immediate. Thank you Dan!

Donation

Oct 27, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I don't usually write reviews for programmes/products etc. but feel that Donation deserves a very strong recommendation. I am very thankful that I was fortunate enough to learn of its existence. It is a very manageable programme and quite easy to use. I did have questions when I first installed it but Mr. Cooperstock was always very prompt and helpful. I would certainly recommend Donation to anyone looking for a simple and comprehensive accounting programme.

Vendor Response

by Software4Nonprofits on October 27, 2013

Just to be clear, DONATION is not meant to be a full accounting program - it primarily tracks donors and donations, does reports, and issues charitable receipts. For the rest of your accounting, you can use my ACCOUNTS program, or other traditional programs like QuickBooks etc.

Software4Nonprofits

Oct 27, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have used this software for a number of years. It has steadily been improved and simplified.
A quick call or email to Dan, is solve quickly and simply. The reports that are generated from the single entry screen are exceptionally useful and flexible.
As a retired auditor as well as not for profit treasurer they are easy to use and provide all the info needed. The fact that one entry screen can provide all of this info has saved me many hours.
Included is a letter to donors that can be modified to suit all purposes but is probably it's one week spot.
It is still not intuitive to generate and use. In spite of this one weakness I do not hesitate to recommend it to all, especially at it's low cost.

Vendor Response

by Software4Nonprofits on October 28, 2013

The mail-merge letters feature in DONATION is indeed its most complex feature. Unfortunately, mail-merge is just a complex concept, so it¿s hard to make it completely simple. I have asked the user whether he has any specific suggestions for improvements. There are several videos on the Demos and Samples page on the website demonstrating how to use the mail-merge features, which users seem to find quite helpful.

Perfect Fit

Oct 27, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: After searching ( and I do mean SEARCHING) the internet for an easy to use, to-the-point software for recording charitable giving, I ran across Donation software created by Dan Cooperstock. I wasn't looking for a membership program, and I didn't need to record everyone's birthdates, groups, and blood types. I also wasn't interested in paying an arm and a leg. Donation software has been a blessing. I'm a little disappointed in email options for reports. Unless something has changed since I purchased it, you can't email reports to multiple recipients without saving the document as a PD, attaching the document to an email, and sending it your separate email program. We have several people in our church who receive a summary of each deposit, and it sure would be handy if I could do that. I've gotten into my routine of saving the report and including it as an attachment, so it's not the end of the world. Additionally, so far I haven't figured out how to easily build a report for a single fund/donation category. There are committees in the church who need a report on only one fund from time to time (i.e. memorial, capital building campaign, etc.) Those things being said, I'd still highly recommend this program to anyone who asked, and I'm grateful someone saw the need to create it. There's one caveat, and it is that I haven't gone through a year end. However, if it's as seamless as the weekly recording/deposits, there'll be no problem.

Pros: Price is right. Easy to use. Intuitive. Report appearance is attractive.

Cons: Report options aren't extensive when it comes to single donation categories and emailing.

Donation software for churches

Oct 26, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have used this program for our small church for several years. It is extremely easy to use, has everything we need, and I believe could be used for any size church. Very nice that yearly receipts can be printed with the push of a button rather than hours spent with a pen. I would recommend it to any church of any size. Any communication with the owner makes you feel as though you are the only customer he has and the communication is personal as opposed to the feeling of dealing with a large multinational corporation. Top notch.

Software4nonprofits

Oct 26, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I love this software. It is a no non-sense way to keep track of all donations. It has lots of help and video demos to help you set up the program to suit your organization. One on one help is just a phone call away.

I recommend trying Donation Software for your financial records.

Oct 26, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Donation is very user friendly. My time is not spent wading through the software. A few clicks and I have recorded all I need.

Donation Software4Nonprofits

Oct 26, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Very easy to use and update. Very prompt help when I need it.

Donation

Oct 25, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using Donation for more than 6 years. We have a small congregation in our church, so this simple, concise, user friendly program was ideal for our receipting. Easy to find detailed records if a donator requests, and so easy to do the final receipts for year end. And the cost is so affordable!

Powerful tool for non-profits

Oct 25, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros: * Simple and fast data entry.
* Good reporting feature.
* Very easy to switch between years and to prepare for the next calendar year.
* Excellent receipting to CRA standard.
* Excellent help file. If you are not sure, check the help file and you will probably find what you are looking for.

Cons: None worth mentioning.

DONATION works great!!

Oct 25, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros: meets all our needs, timely fixes and updates, excellent tech support, very reasonably priced

Cons: none

Overall impression: see title, DONATION works great

Love this Software

Oct 25, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Donation software by Dan Cooperstock is really just what I needed to handle both my ministry and charity accounting. It is so easy to use and reports can be generated very quickly and accurately! If there is a problem Dan responds very quickly, which I really appreciate!

This program is definitely for me, plus I enjoy telling others about it!

Vendor Response

by Software4Nonprofits on October 25, 2013

Just to be clear, DONATION is not a full accounting program - it tracks donors and donations, and issues receipts. Most organizations would also have a bookkeeping / accounting program, such as my ACCOUNTS fund accounting program, QuickBooks etc. DONATION can export a bank deposit transaction for importing into ACCOUNTS or QuickBooks, so no double-entry is required.

Easy as Pie

Oct 25, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: As the Treasurer of a small not-for-profit library that exists due to the donations of those who believe operating a library in our small village is crucial, I produce over 200 receipts annually. Doing this by hand would be onerous and "Donation" greatly reduces the time factor and allows me to be prompt and accurate in producing receipts for income tax purpose. I learned about "Donation" from our Church's envelope secretary and started using the programme soon after that. I have since recommended "Donation" to many similar organizations who, like me, find it a reasonably priced solution to the problem of issueing receipts.

Excellent Program - Very Reasonable Pricing

Oct 25, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using this program for a number of years, shortly after Dan Cooperstock created it. It is very easy to understand and use. The Help section is quite detailed and if you need additional assistance, the author is extremely helpful and very quick to respond if you Email him. I would not hesitate to recommend this product to anyone looking to computerize their donation record keeping and annual receipt issuance.

Great for Small Organizations

Oct 25, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: For a new or smaller organization this is a great tool. It is easy to set up and to use on a daily basis. It makes year-end tax receipting a fast and simple procedure. The reporting tools are quite extensive. We have been using this tool for many years. The only drawback we find is that it is not available for Mac. To overcome this, we have had to install Parallels and Windows on our Mac.

Donation Software

Oct 25, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This is the best software I've ever used for donations. Easy to use , produces great tax receipts and has great support from its producers .
Only negative is that it stands alone , no connection to my QuickBooks .

Vendor Response

by Software4Nonprofits on October 25, 2013

There actually is a connection available from DONATION to QuickBooks (or my ACCOUNTS program), through the Bank Deposits feature, released in version 3.44, in October 2012. It allows you to define the connection between your donation categories and your income accounts in the accounting program, define which donations make up one bank deposit, and then export a summary bank deposit transaction from DONATION, for importing into the accounting program.

All works well.

Oct 25, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Has been working flawlessly.

love how easy it is

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I really like how easy the software is to use. How to print out all receipts for tax purposes, or just a certain amount. Also the service is great, if I have any question, just an email or phone call away. Thank you for many years of service.

100% satisfied

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: When I took over the role of donation tracking in our church I was a little skeptical when this software was suggested, but I must say within 1 week I had a changed attitude. I have had nothing but exceptional service and support. It amazes me how much energy the developer puts into improving and upgrading the software because I feel like it is already so exceptional. Every time I've thought to myself, "oh it would be nice if I could..." after 10 minutes of looking I always find that that function is already built in. The program is just about dummy-proof.

We Love Donation

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our church has been using Donation software for over two years and love it! It's easy to use and provides the tax donation receipts in an easy to read format.

Definitely worth the money.

Excellent Software for Small Non-Profit

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using DONATION for almost 2 years and have found it to be great for our small non-profit. Our income is primarily from donations. This software enables me to record and track donations quickly and accurately. It does all the hard work for me and I get all the glory at our monthly board meetings. I recommend DONATION without reservation.

Saves me a lot of time

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: When I found out about this product, I was very pleased. A very easy, simple way for a non-accountant volunteer to keep track of donations, send out tax receipts and create reports. All the other software out there just doesn't compare - too many features that small charities do not need, too complicated, too much money!
Love the tech support as well.

Awesome!!

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This is an awesome donation program!! We have used it for 13 years and had wonderful service! Anytime we have had any problems at all Dan Cooperstock has personally responded to my cries for help! Try it you'll like it! God bless! Pastor Teresa McKinney. Silver Springs Nevada

Good

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I had this program for about 12 years. It has always performed beyond my expectations. Easy to understand and use. Cost is reasonable.

A recent user's review

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This is not a comprehensive review. I'm a recent user and still exploring the possibilities. But the use I have had so far is outstanding. The program can be tailored to be area specific e.g. English and French in Canada and adaptable to print different tax receipts for different types of donations as required by Canada Revenue Agency (IRS to folks below the 49th).

The receipts , mailing labels and addressed envelopes all look very professional. Issuer logo can be inserted.

The upside is that the printed results are excellent, the capability that I have experienced to date is great. I've every confidence that the lists and reports will be of the same quality. The assistance from Dan is accurate and timely - no endless waiting. Dell and Microsoft please note.

The online instruction manual covers everything that I can imagine. The only downside is that the program has such a multitude of possibilities that mastering it takes a lot of dedication and patience

Excellent program - it does everything required for our small church and mission organization.

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros - easy to set up and use, comprehensive, very affordable, support is amazing! File management is easy and portable.

Cons - Special reports can be tricky to produce, but personal support makes it doable. You are never made to feel inadequate, regardless of how basic the question is.

Great Software and even better support

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This is a great product for keeping track of donations. I use it to track our offerings at church. I love the feature of sending quarterly giving statements by email - basically at the touch of a button. Printing letters and labels is also a breeze. The documentation is amazing and if you can't find what you are looking for in the manual, a quick email to Cooperstock and I have my answer very quickly. I've recommended this product to many other churches in my community.

Donation softwafe

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I was told of Donation software from a friend that used it for her church. I had been looking for a receipting program for some time and couldn't seem to be able to find what I was looking for. I am so grateful that I was told about Donation as it was exactly what I needed. I love it that you can email out the receipts and that you can use it for many organizations.

Donations

Oct 24, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been very pleased with Donation. It is simple and works well for us.
We are a small non-profit, but have grown considerably, thus using the Donation
program more than when purchased. We work overseas for extended periods
of time, and have been successful at transferring the program to someone else's computer so they could keep up donations while we are gone.
I would like to tweek the receipt just a little to make it even better!

I recommend this program to any non profit organization.

Vendor Response

by Software4Nonprofits on October 24, 2013

There are a number of options for ¿tweaking¿ the receipt, including various options on the Maintenance -> Receipt Options window for changing the built-in report-style receipt, or switching to the mail-merge version of the receipts, and then editing in whatever changes you want.

Donation is a great program

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I found this program online several years ago, since then I have recommended it to several charities, it is easy to use, and best is that the support is wonderful!! The few times that I needed help, I did not have to wait on the line for several hours, I got immediate answers. If your church or organization is looking for a good program, do check this one out!

Best solution for our non-profit.

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have used several accounting systems over the past 25 years....from things like Quicken, Quicken Books, Money Counts, and Membership Plus. Personally I prefer Donation over all of them because its simple and unencumbered. It is what it is. Fast....Reliable....And did I say Simple. I'm not an accountant I'm a pastor who once ran his own commercial business. This is the program for me.

Vendor Response

by Software4Nonprofits on October 24, 2013

Just to be clear, DONATION is not a full accounting system - it only tracks donors and donations. Of course, you are "using the right tool for the right job", as the saying goes, by tracking your donations with a specialized program like mine, rather than trying to do that with an accounting program. (The biggest win comes when you need to send out the year-end charitable receipts!)

Great Benifit for Non-Profits

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I cannot thank the people at Software4Nonprofits enough for DONATION. It has greatly simplified our tracking of donors and creation of the reports for both the Donors and Managers of our non-profit. As we help slum kids in the Kenya it was very beneficial to find a product that meets our needs - not costing in thousands $$$. This keeps our funds more directly going to the needy and not the overhead!

Great program!

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Simple to use, very user friendly and great customer service which to me is half the battle!

Church Treasurer's Review

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: By far the best one out there. Easy to use and the updates are steady. When I have needed help, they are just a phone call away. Been using for 7 years.

Donation program review

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have used the Donation software program for a year now, including the issuing of charitable receipts and have been very pleased with it. It is easy to set up and use, has all the report options that I need and most importantly, issues correct official charitable tax receipts. When I did have a question, I received an email answer quickly and the help menu is extensive. When I was looking for a donation program, I discovered that many organizations only use Excel which is very time consuming and cumbersome. I have recommended this software to them.

Software4Nonprofits.com

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall

Comments: Comments from our Volunteer on the Donations program: I sure have liked working with this program. The program that I used when I first started looking after Prayer Canada's donations was on a floppy disk. When the computers were upgraded, it would no longer work, as they didn¿t upgrade their program. We came up with another program that was not that easy to use. We looked around a lot for a program that was not too complicated and that was financially within Prayer Canada¿s means. It seemed next to impossible to come up with a good program that was easy to use, without being some kind of an accountant, but then someone recommended this program. When we tried it, we were able to figure out the things we needed quickly, and anytime there was something we couldn¿t understand, the techs were quick with a reply. I highly recommend this to any church or organization that is looking for something that is easy for an ordinary person to use. - Ruth Yurkshat

A Very Good Product

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We find that Donation is great for our needs. We have been using it in our church for 4 or 5 years. I have been personally entering data for almost 2 years. I find it easy to use, keeps good records and prints a variety of reports.
I cannot think of any problems with the product. The support is great. Any time I have had a support question, I have had a reply within a couple of Hours.
I would highly recommend Donation as a reliable way to maintain your Church envelopes.

DONATION and ACCOUNTS

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have nothing but positive comments to make on the Donations program re: Software4profits.cm. I began using the program in January 2012. I have found this program to be the most "user-friendly" program I have ever used. I did not learn to use a computer until after I retired 18 years ago. This program does all the things I need to keep track of all the donations made to the organization [church] that I am Financial Secretary for. At year end, I can print off labels for addresses which are all loaded in the program for all the donors as well receipts for income tax purposes. The donation program has everything you could possibly want in keeping accurate records for donations and donors. The program also has features to guard against making errors. This is good for me. If I am slow on finding my way I can always send an email to Mr.Cooperstock and I always get a "quick" response.

The PERFECT program for us!

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I recommend DONATION to all of our family of churches!!
~It is easy to learn and easy to use
~There are many reports that can be generated
~Quick and easy tracking of financial donations
~Wonderful year-end system for income tax receipts (this used to take us days, now we can get it done in a couple hours)
~Very affordable even for small organizations
~Customer service is fast and friendly

Con: The only thing we have difficulty with is creating some reports with the 'filter reports' feature. It takes some programming knowledge to create more complicated reports. For our purposes though, I have not had to use this feature much at all.

Great program

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am very please with this program. I like the fact that it can do charitable receipts and can provide some many different reports which I require. I have a bit of trouble doing the filtered reports because my computer skills are limited. The customer service has been very helpful in these situations.

very good value

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This is a great little program which has given us no problems over the several years we've been using it. Our main purpose in using it is to generate the tax receipts and thank you letter for our donations. I can't attest to the reporting ability since we use it very little

Donation - Cooperstock

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I use this for our church. Makes life easy for me as the Treasurer - especially at year's end when it comes time to mail out and provide tax deduction statements to our members.

Customer service is FAST - responsive - and targeted.

Updates are easy to effect and routine reminders help keep me on my toes.

"DONATION" - a must for receipts.

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using DONATION for many years, since it first became available. Donation is easy to use, perfect for me and our congregation to understand, and makes it possible for me to fulfil my tasks as treasurer.

donation

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This is a great product and time saver. I use it to record church donations from our members.
I have used it for two years and I can do my job much quicker and more accurate than
my previous way of recording donations. I suggest it to anyone who is interested

Donation Programme

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am the treasurer of a small church in Ontario and use the Donation program which I find excellent

DONATION

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I find Donation very easy to use, fast, and has all necessary tools to make reports specially for income tax purposes.

Donation

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Love this software we were using a competitors program and I must say this is user friendly and has everything our church needs. I highly recommend to anyone especially when it comes to year end statements.

great

Oct 24, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: It is great and I recommend it to all churches to use this program Thanks

Nice Little Package

Oct 24, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Have used this software for a few years for our charity. It is user friendly and customizable. Gets the job done. Only drawback is the software does not auto search for donors when you start to type in a name. With an extensive database this would be very convenient. Otherwise a fantastic product.

Vendor Response

by Software4Nonprofits on October 25, 2013

The program does actually automatically search for matching donors when the focus is in the Donor List and you start typing a last name! I have written to the user to clarify this.

Software for non profits

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: As church treasurer, I wanted something inexpensive and easy to use, to track church giving. This program does everything I need. Great program on all levels.

Donation

Oct 24, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This program is easy to use as well as receipting at the end of the year is simple.
Also simple to edit if necessary, I have used it for at least 6 years for our church records and really like it.

Donation Software

Oct 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This is the best non-profit software I have ever found. I have tried many bookkeeping software programs to keep records for our overseas missionary ministry. This software covers every need, it is easy, and make my life a lot easier when it comes to tax time.

Great Program

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use

Comments: The Program is very easy to use, does everything that our Church needs, I didn't rate Customer Service, because I've not used it. I would recommend Donation to others.

A Church Treasurer's Best Friend

Oct 23, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The program made it all very easy. Batch entries by day, deposit prep, export ability to accounting programs, this program had it all for a very small price. The free version, with limited features, assisted us in deciding that this was the program we wanted to use.

We are able to get reports throughout the year, print receipts for tax purposes that meet all the requirements of Canada Revenue Agency. You even have the option of printing all the collection detail if needed as well as the type of funds received.

Even past years were available if needed to reprint receipts.

The only downside relates to the set up of categories (for our various cause collections) which we had to do a couple of times. Online help as there but was not clear enough.

Donation

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Donation is a simple and easy to use donation program. Data entry is easy and quick and reports and receipts are quickly accessible. It doesn't do complex and detailed analysis of donors and trends, but it does the basics very well, and the price is right.

Most functional church software ever!

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Donation is the most affordable and functional software for churches or any non-profit organizations to keep track of donations. The software is so intuitive that any users with minimal computer knowledge can start using it without any instruction.

This excellent program has helped us saved tons of time and effort every week, and, when it is time to print out the donation receipts.

Customer service is top of the line as Dan, the programmer and owner, provide customized personal service at all time. He even let us knows when he is on vacation!

God Bless you, Dan!

Donation review

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Altho I've only used Donation since Jan. 2013. I am extremely pleased with the ease of use and the many reports available plus the ability to construct my own report forms.

Recording giving is so easy with Donation!

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Finding this program was a God-send. I was recording giving in an Exel document :P It was such a pain to use. I got this and recording giving is so easy! It saves TONS of my time! I just can't say enough about how wonderful it has been to have this program to do my job.

From A Pastor's View

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The Donation software is simple to use & when compared to some other programs I have used in the past, it is inexpensive.
I have been using this software for three or four years & have not had any serious problems. When a problem did occur, it was easily "fixed" by reading the manual or sending an email with my question. It was always responded to in just a couple of hours.
I recommend this software to everyone working with church offering accounting with the responsibility of tracking donations, & sending out year end contribution reports.

Fantastic software

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have worked with charities for over 25 years and I just recently came across Donation a year ago. I just love it. Easy of use. No extra stuff you never use anyways. Great reporting options. Easily use it for more than one charity. Very cost effective.

Software4Nonprofits

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great program for tracking donations; easy to use; regular updates provided; very reasonable priced

Would recommend anyone out there to consider this program to track donations requiring an income tax receipt - set up to meet all Revenue Canada requirements

Great and simple software

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our Church have been struggling to issue receipts every month using spread sheets until we came to know DONATION in google search. It really improves our efficiency and able to keep proper record of each Church member. The support and service is fast and can answer our questions in very short time.

The only thing I would like to see it improves is that the pledge can be carried forward to next year. Currently we can only manage pledges for the same year. If we start the pledge period, say from October, we cannot manage it until next October.

Overall I really like the software and looking forward to many years of using it.

Very Satisfied with Donation

Oct 23, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using Donation for almost 5 years now and it truly is simple, effective, and a valuable program for keeping tract of donations and grants coming into our church and non-profit youth outreach. We would highly recommend it as a cost-effective way to maintain control of these areas. The only reason why it gets a 4 star overall instead of a 5 is that it is PC based and not Mac capable. Our organization is Mac based so we have a dedicated PC just to handle Donations.

Donation Software

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have used the Donation Program for our United Church for three years now and have found it to be a very user friendly program which has great support. Anytime that I have had to contact Dan Cooperstock in regard to the program I have received advise in a timely and courteous manner (he has never called me "stupid" which I am sure he must have felt like doing!). So far I have not found anything that I would class as a con about the program.

Overall I would strongly recommend this program to any church or group.

Best Donation Software for Churches and Non-Profits

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using Donation for contributions to my church for several years. I truly believe it is the most user friendly program available. I have recommended it to several church treasurer friends and also to some non-profit organizations. It is easy to set up donation categories so each account can be tracked. Completing yearly donation letters is a breeze (almost effortless). I can even print mailing labels. Nothing could be any easier. Dan Cooperstock provides wonder customer service. I love Donation and recommend it to all churches and non-profits.

Donation4Non-Profits

Oct 23, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using this software for several years at Beacon Unitarian Church, it has made the once onerous task of recording & tracking pledges and donations and then issuing tax receipts into an easy, efficient & correct task. Dan is always available and easy to talk with if we have questions. I can't think of a "con". If you don't have this software, you're wasting valuable time.

Software that works, simply

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Ever since I found Donation on the internet several years back our church has used it to manage contributions. It is easy to setup and use and unlike most software these days it is exactly what it purports to be. I did set up and keep it up to date, someone else uses it week in week out - we are quite happy with Donation. Not aware of any negatives. Highly recommend it.

Donation

Oct 23, 2013
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This is a great product for our Not for profit as we are still growing our donor base, as we are getting used to the program we find it more and more helpful and are still discovering all the reports that we can pull from it, so that is why I rated it a little lower for ease of use. However have no problem with customer service and support there is always an answer in the same day if any questions. I also recommended it to my church and we use it no problems.

Product Review

Oct 23, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have only used the program for one year, but it is a very easy program to learn how to use.
The support has also been very good.

God Send

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have struggled with other record keeping programs over the years. This is one program that I have not had to struggle with. It set up easily and transferred all my files over from my former church management program Membership Plus. The deposit records transfer quickly into Quickbooks, once the categories where set up to match Quickbooks. This is something that I could not get Membership Plus to do. I just have to enter the donations once and my deposit is set up and then I can transfer the information to the accounting program. It is very easy to print the giving reports. You can then print them to be mailed or e-mail them to the members. If there is something that you cannot figure out they have help files and great support. The only thing that it does not do is track attendance., but for a small church it really does not matter.

Donation

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our Church has been using Donation for more than three years now. As the person in charge of tracking donations I must say that it is an excellent program. User friendly, yet it includes all the steps we need to follow up this delicate money matter. Customer Service is excellent should you have any problem and they are solved fast and diligently. I recommend it highly!

Excellent church donation software

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Software is very easy to install and use. Data entry is easy and fast. Import/export, backup, and reporting functions work well and are intuitive.
I highly recommend.

Donation not4profit software

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using this program for over 5 years and have found it to be very easy to use, easy to navigate around and great for doing reports, statements and receipts for tax puroposes. Dan and his staff are very prompt in replying to any questions I have, and go above and beyond when I ask for directions or help.
As administrator for a small parish the cost is very important and we find the program very affordabe with updates included in the cost.

DONATION

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: DONATION, is a program our church has used for 3 years and have found if is exactly what we need here at Faith Temple Church.

software for non profit

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: A very easy to learn product . Always works first time every time. Is very useful for our purpose .

2 point pastoral charge

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I love this program. Once the initial donor data is entered, it only takes minutes a week to enter offering data, get concise, accurate reports and move on.
The program is affordable and easy to use.
A minor drawback would be the difficulty in deciphering the report menu.

Charity Software

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This program makes keeping charitable organization's finances much easier to maintain and is directed towards charities rather than business software. The different features including tax receipts, mailers and reports is so much easier then anything I've found. If you are involved with a charity, I would recommend this program for your organizationDon

Best I have used

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros: I have used several systems over the years for church offerings and yearly tax receipts. Donation is the best by far - it is inexpensive, simple to use, provides the information I need, and isn't loaded with unnecessary complicated features.

Cons: - none that I can think of.

Overall Impression: I would highly recommend this to anyone needing this type of software for their church or charity.

I definitely recommend Donation

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have used Donation at our church for over five years and I highly recommend it.
This program is very clear and easy to use, their customer service is excellent and the price is great.
For weekly offerings, other donations, maintaining donor lists, creating charitable receipts and creating reports, I suggest any church or non-profit take a look at Donation.

Awesome Software

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros: Extremely easy to learn and use. The ease of producing year end tax receipts is amazing and they are formatted to fit into a regular window envelope. Data entry is very straight forward and simple. Weekly, monthly and year end contribution reports are extremely easy to generate and read. This is by far the easiest and most productive software for us to use. It is also extremely low priced. The "Help" file has answered any and all questions we have had.

Cons: I can't think of anything.

Donation package for Church

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am currently using "Donation" package to keep track of church donations. I find it very user-friendly and I also know that I can reach Dan Cooperstock if I have any problems or questions.

Excellent product

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using 'donation' software for over 10 years. It is easy to use and provides a number of tools to import, export and track data. It's fast, accurate and the customer service is superb.
I would certainly recommend it. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding my use of the program. I'd be happy to discuss.

Donation Program

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Have used this program for 8 years. Great personalized service from Dan. Great price and great features

Exactly What we needed

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Love the software! Easy to use. Does not take up very much space or memory. Fast and does exactly what we need in an efficient manner!!!

Pastor and Church Treasurer

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am William W. Woods, pastor of Desert Hope Wesleyan Church in Phoenix, Arizona. I have been using the Donation program for the last several months and have found it to be the easiest, most efficient program that I have ever used to keep track of our people's giving and other important information such as addresses, phone numbers, and things that a Church needs to keep track of for their records.

I have recommended this program to others and would highly recommend it to anyone who needs to stay on top of important information concerning membership and giving records.

I love this software

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I was looking for an inexpensive piece of software for a couple of churches when I found Donation. It is easy to use and the statements are customized for US or Canadian purposes. I can access detailed or summary reports easily. Dan Cooperstock has always answered my emails in a timely fashion - we are notified monthly if there are any updates to the software and the updates are readily accessible and easy to install. This is the perfect solution for my churches.

Best Donation Receipt Program I have ever used

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have used this program for about 10 years with two different charities in Ontario. It is very easy to use and the reports give me everything I need. The customer service is excellent - e-mails are answered very quickly. I would recommend this to any organizing looking at donation receipting software!

Donations Software Program

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I like using the Donations program for entering the weekly Sunday offerings, within 5 minutes I have all donations entered.
To make a correction is very simple.
Reports are very detailed and easy to read.
The support system is fantastic.
One thing I would like to see is an area to add information for each family member (for example birthdays, anniversaries, deaths, names of children in the family, etc.)

"Donation" software makes my life easier.

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Excellent software. I use it to record all donations, issue update letters, envelope labels and tax receipts. It's easy to use but when I've had a question, the response has been immediate or within a few hours. The database can store categories of donations for each contributor, pledge amounts, and has extra space for notes. All in all an excellent piece of software which I can recommend to anyone who maintains donations requiring receipts. Thank you Dan Cooperstock.

Donation is a delightful program

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Easy set up, easy editing, easy entry. I had a little trouble the first time I did the year in closing, but the support came in the form of an email from Dan Copperstock who answers right away! I love the reports that I send every week and so do the recipients of the reports.

Donation software

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Its a great program for tracking church donations. Easy to add/change categories, easy to complete year ends, easy entries and numerous reports available.
There is good backup and support if problems arise but I have not experienced any to date and I have been using it for 3 years now.
I would highly recommend this program.

Review of DONATION

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We are a relatively small (150 donors), local charity working in international development. DONATION is perfect for me to track donations and donors as well as to generate useful reports, email notices and mailing labels. The whole data base is accessible for customizing reports or generating special lists. Although these take some time to create, the Help section provides abundant instructions and examples to get the job done.

Updates are available frequently and individual help if necessary is available. I have found Dan to be prompt and helpful when questions have arisen.

The price is right.

The only "con" I can think of is the lack of ability to directly do some stats on the data base. This is not a problem because the data can be easily downloaded into Excel for analysis and graphing.

I am very happy with this product.

ALC

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: American Lutheran Church in Clinton Twp, MI has been using this software for over a year now and we find it to be simple to use without all the expensive "extra" information in most data-base church programs. It suits our needs perfectly and was not expensive.

Excellent Donation Recording Software

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I discovered this product many years ago on the recommendation of a friend and have been a user ever since! The program is so easy to use. It performs all of the tasks that not-for-profit require in order to track donations, issue receipts, run any report you can imagine etc.
The customer service and extremely reasonable cost of this program make it even more appealing!
I have nothing but good to say and would highly recommend this program to anyone!

Donation Software

Oct 23, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have used the Donation Software for over two years. I found it to be easy to learn and use. Any time we have a question we can depend on Dan to rapidly get back to us with a solution. I haven't found anything that has presented a big enough problem that I wanted to replace it.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

Love it!!

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The Donation Software is so easy and affordable to use. I have saved a lot of time keeping track of donations and then printing out the income tax receipt as well as an envelope. I love this software and would recommend it to anyone!

The best small investment our church has ever made!

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using Donation since December 2009. As our new church treasurer, I was searching for ways to avoid hand-writing our tax receipts, which had taken our previous volunteers hours and hours each year. Donation is easy to learn (I've trained two other people in how to enter the Sunday's offering, both very novice computer users, and they've had no troubles), and we now have many pre-authorized donors and love the Excel import of our monthly donors. If we've ever had questions that we couldn't find out about with the excellent "help" files, Dan at Cooperstock is very responsive to any queries we've had, often answering within an hour, not days! Our annual tax receipting literally is now at a push of a button and waiting for the printer to finish! We can create envelope labels, box labels, mid-year donor statements, and mail merges for appeal letters, all with ease. I can run various analysis reports, to see trends in our donor patterns, who hasn't given this year, etc. I even got my Dad, a treasurer at his small church in Eastern Canada, to use it and he is a true fan as well! Just an outstanding program, easy to use, and the customer service is top notch.

Great Program

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We tried several much more expensive programs. Donation meets our needs perfectly. It is very easy to use, very quick, doesn't crash like the others did. End of the year reports are a breeze.

There may be fancier interfaces out there, but you pay for the pretty colors in speed and stability. Donation loads quickly and we have never had it crash on us. This is our 3rd year tracking all of our giving. We make thousands of entries each year.

The customer service is personal and immediate. I cannot reccomend this program enough especially to churches.

No problems with this software

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using Donations 4 non profits for a couple of years now and I am completely satisfied with the software and the service. I rate it 4 stars

DONATION is Helping us Get Our Records in Order!

Oct 23, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have started using DONATION and love the software. It is very easy to use and there is basically no training for my end users. Tech support has been great also, I asked a question on a small issue, the developer answered me back within a few hours and he had it fixed with a day. Being a non-profit company this is so cost effective for us.

Donation Software

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using Donation for almost a year. I upgraded from lite to the stand alone version in July. I am very pleased with it. I especially like the reports function which lets me display details, as well as a summary, of all donations for a given Sunday. This makes it very easy to double check donor donations. I found it very user friendly once I go used to it. Whenever I have a question I just email Dan Cooperstock and he gets right back to me. I highly recommend this program.

Easy to use with decent functionality

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We're very pleased with the simplicity of Donation while it still provides enough reporting flexibility for our needs. We've been using it for years.

Our customer service experiences have been good experiences. User questions were all handled with in minutes of initial contact at odd hours on occasion.

Easy to start and to use.

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This program was extremely easy to start and learn its basics. One call to customer support pointed me in the right direction and no further help was needed. Reporting is easy and clear and data entry very easy.

Donations

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Love this program and very easy to use. They are always available when needed.

Small NPO

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: As a treasurer of a small NPO (revenue of about $40,000), I find this product meets our needs in a very cost and time efficient manner and provides me with good reports.

Donation software

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have found the Donation program to be very affordable and effective software for my company! Easy to use and great results. Thanks to Don for such a great software and He is always right there when you need him!

Excellent Program

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using this program for several years now (4) and the previous treasurers used it for several years before me. Very easy to use. Support is prompt and helpful. If there was one things that I would say is a con is that changing between years can only be done one year at a time. If it was possible to have a drop down menu so that you could choose a year that would be easier. Overall...Great!

Donation - great product!

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am very impressed with Donation software. It was easy to learn and serves our church needs well. I am looking forward to seeing how program performs when it is time to close out contributions at end of year.

Professional Association Experience

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The program is easy to learn and use. Built in reports are excellent and customizing the reports is quick and easy. User support has been excellent and annual costs are inexpensive.

I have no reservations in recommending the product.

Review of Donation software

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Really great product! Had used Membership Plus previously. It was not easy to learn and not easy to use. Donation is very easy to use and fits our churchs needs perfectly. I highly recomment it to everyone.

Church Financial Secretary

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using Dan Cooperstock's Donation Program for years and love it. It makes my job as Financial Secretary of our church so much easier. Before using this program, everything was done by hand. I print out everyone's giving at the 6 month mark and, of course, at the end of the year, the total year's giving for everyone to report to the IRS. I back up the program every week on a flash drive. If I ever have any questions, I e-mail Dan and he gets back to me very quickly. I would recommend this program to any church large or small. Dan has definitely made my job much easier!

Excellent Program, Simple to Use, Meets all Donation Tracking needs of almost any Ministry

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Overall:
I have been using DONATION for at least 6 years, with a number of different ministries, after using several other donations/church membership packages. This is by far the simplest, most straight forward program for donation tracking/receipting since the days of the old DOS program "ChurchMouse".

Pros:
1. It is simple and uncomplicated, doing only what it is designed to do - track and receipt donations. It is not cluttered by the often confusing features of combination church management packages or accounting packages.
2. Superb support - an email to the developer often brings a response in less than one hour!
3. Excellent value for the price and very generous licensing. You can run multiple company/organization databases for the same low fee.
4. Very powerful SQL-query-based reporting for the experienced user, in addition to a large array of pre-configured reports. It is very easy to customize your Income Tax Receipts.
5. Import-export features: Excel, pdf, etc.
6. Too many other features to mention here - the review by Robert Vanderhill covers many of my points also.

Cons:
I haven't found any.

Excellent does everything at year end and makes weekly updating a breeze

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We are a small church and have used Donations for at least 5 years and LOVE everyting about it. It is easy to use, quick and if we have question we get a flash response from a person with no run-around. We often transfer responsibility for the operating and updating and can easily and quickly show someone how to do updates. At year end we can be assured by the program that everything will be perfect including updates to Government requirements, etc. This is a great tool. The only regret is that we did not get it sooner. Sure beats manual system.

Very good program and easy to use

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros: compact easy to use program for small non profit ($50,000+) donations. I am a volunteer board member and the treasurer. It vastly simplified our system and reports.
Cons : None yet

Started to use in 2013 and it was easy to load in prior year donors and add new ones in 2013. Simplifies sending receipts and making reports.

Fantastic product at a very reasonable price

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros:
DONATION is simple to use, very inexpensive and its creator, Dan Cooperstock, provides excellent follow-up to any questions or concerns, and sends ongoing free updates/upgrades to the program throughout the year.

Cons: I cannot think of any cons.

I love this program.

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This program is so easy to use. The help features are great. The service is personalized. The program was new to me - it took only 10-15 minutes of review to get up and running. I have not used the envelope menu or year end receipts menu yet, but if it is anything like using the rest of the program, it should be straight forward and easy to use.

DONATION for church

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am the Treasurer for our small, local church congregation. I have been using DONATION software for the past three years. It is the easiest, most efficient software to track our contributions that I have ever seen.

DONATION: A Great Product

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am a secretary for a church and have been looking for software to tract donations and print out end of year receipts. I was so glad to find this software. DONATION is easy to use, and very reasonably priced. I use it in combination with Quickbooks Nonprofit, because it is easier to print receipts than QB, and while QB is non-profit, it is not specifically tailored for churches. I highly recommend DONATION.

Great software and easy to use.

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The title pretty much explains it all. Our Church has used this software for quite a number of years and as we have had several treasurers and assistants who have had to use the software they have found it very friendly for the newcomer to this kind of software or the professional, whichever the case. It is easy to learn to use and just as easy to use once you have learned the program. I would highly recommend it!

DONATION SOFTWARE

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: DONATION Software is just what it says it is - very user friendly and tracks your donors and issues receipts. I had been looking for something that I would be able to simply be able to issue receipts and be able to use as a data base for my mailing list and DONATION did it.
I had a couple questions early on and needed some help in finding out what the problem was and boy did I get answers fast from the DONATION "help desk". I have never had such quick response from a "help desk" as I did from DONATION. It is simple to use and instructions are given in very simple terms, so that anyone could understand them.

Ease of Use and Customer Service

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using donation for six years due to the affordability for non-profit sector and allows for simple use for those of us who require just the basics. Extracting reports from system is laid out for easy use, with more extensive features for those pursuing fund raising campaign donor information. Would highly recommend for any small non-profits, where data input volunteers or officers may change frequently. There are not too many software programs where your help questions are answered by the program developer. Responses are always quick and thorough.

Software4NonProfits

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I inherited this software from the person formerly doing the donations for my church. I have found that it is very easy to use and if a problem arises, all I have to do is to call Dan Cooperstock and he "walks me through" my problem very efficiently. I would recommend this program to all churches.

Great Product!

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have use the donation program for only a few months, but have found it to be extremely easy to learn and use. I would recommend this program to anyone needing a donation program. I haven't had to call customer service but am confident customer support is reliable, because the creator was in contact as we set up the program.

Donation

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I think it is a very good, and easy to use, easy to understand program

DONATION

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using Donation for 3 years and find it very user friendly . I can recommend it for anyone who is elderly and is hesitating because of that. I am 76 years old and had no trouble starting . When I didn't understand how something was done, eg. income tax receipts, I simply sent an email to Dan and received an easily understood answer the same day.
In fact that has been a big plus for me as usually you receive an answer to a question about software within a week. With Dan it is the same day and no question seems inconsequential to him. You can even transfer it to another computer if someone else has to take over for you. Actually I can't find anything against the program.

DONATIONfor church use

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: It's a snap to enter donations each week, enter new donors, add and delete categories of giving, contact information and switch from this year to past years for comparative purposes. This week I wanted to send out quarterly statements to our contributors. Thanks to the Custom Report feature I was able to give our Treasurer the data she needed to help decide what information she wanted included in the letter and to whom it should be sent. Once that was decided, I modified one of the letter templates and literally within minutes the printer was buzzing. Add to that the low initial cost and the fantastic customer service, and this is a product that can't be topped for our medium-sized church.

Excellent program !

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We rely on this wonderful program to manage our donations. Its simplicity but effective structure has made managing our lists and receipts most effective. Great customer service. Dan replies almost immediately with helpful guidance.

Loge this Software

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This program has been a blessing to our church for many years now. Dan is always available when I have a question or concern. The software is easy to use and has such an easy learning curve. I would recommend it to any non profit organization.

Great for the job

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The donation software has greatly helped with recording & receipting donations. It has made a real difference in getting the job done. As with most software reporting is the weak point but there are enough options to get to where you want to go. Dan is good to work with.

Cooperstock Donation Software Program

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I whole-heartedly endorse this software program! TurnAround Village has used it since our inception in 2003 and it works wonderfully well at such an affordable price point!!!

Donation works great!

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our ministry has used the Donation software since 2000. We have been through the trials and errors of the developement and improvement. This has been a wonderful program for us and has saved us many hours and dollars when compared to some of the other programs out there. Mr. Cooperstock, the developer, is very prompt to answer questions or handle problems. We especially like the way it generates receipts, and while many organizations only generate them at the end of the year our ministry has always generated them each week. Overall we have been very happy with the program and would highly recommend it especially to smaller ministries.

Wonderfully simple to use!

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: As treasurer of a small rural church, I began using Donation about 3 years ago. I quickly learned that its many donation category and report features made my job much easier. We have used it to track donations made for special missions, as well as those made for church projects. In every case the reports it created were precise and easy to read. Our members are especially appreciative of the year-end giving statements that Donation prepares.

Just what is required!

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Donation is a software program that is used in my own church on a weekly basis and maintains the records extremely well. I have also recommended the program for use in a number of client churches.
Donation is designed for the recording and maintaining of periodic donations and the production of reports as required. This process is done very well without a lot of extra features that are never used.
The moving from one year's data set to the next is about as easy as it can be made. By keeping backup copies you can also maintain a number of years of data.
The facility of carrying over the name and address for donors to the new year is a major time saver.
This program is worth every nickel (no more pennies in Canada) you pay for it and a whole lot more.

Donation software

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall

Comments: Excellent tool, very flexible to meet the needs of small to mid size businesses. Does a very professional job.!!!

Great Product!

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our local Knights of Columbus has been using Donation software for almost a year. It is very intuitive and produces great reports. I have recommended it to a number of other organizations in the area.

Software 4 Nonprofits

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This program is an excellent program, easy to use, generates useful reports, very affordable, and just recently I recommended my friend which enters the donations for the church she goes to and they also are very excited about this program. Previously our Non-profit organization along with the church my friend s attends, all entries were done manually. This program has saved hours of time and because you can choose to send out official tax receipts once a year the cost savings for envelopes and stamp is amazing. The program writer, Dan Cooperstock is very helpful by email or phone if you have any questions regarding the program, he is a wonderful fellow. I would recommend this program for any non-profit organization that needs to generate official tax receipts. Overall this program is a 10 out of 10.

Simple and efficient

Oct 23, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: DONATION has been a great program for our church. It has a fairly simple interface, has a selection of reports and does an efficient job of keeping track of our records.

Pros: easy to train new people on, the basic functions are easy to learn, can print a variety of reports, great customer service, reasonably priced
Cons: a few areas where some steps could be simplified esp. in entering new people into the db

Dan Cooperstock provides customer service that is timely--usually same day if not same hour after a query is made. Top notch!

The best

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: THis is an easy software , we have been very happy to use it. Uptades on time, and never an issue

Doreen Black/Dorchester Presbyterian Church

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall

Comments: I can't say anything negative about this program. It's simple to use, reports are available in the format I want, corrections are easily made; it has saved me countless hours of work (such as typing manual receipts, reports, etc.). Having to pay $45.20 per year for updates is a gift.
Thank you Dan Cooperstock for your Donation Program.

great software for small and large congregations

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: pro: easy to use. inexpensive

cons: can't think of any

recommend: any church that needs to track donations

DONATIONS Simplified Data Tacking

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: LOVE IT. It is an easy program to learn and maneuver. Provides great reports and can export data to its counter part program ACCOUNTS easily. Excellent customer service; Dan is quick to respond to questions. I like the fact that it is simple and straight forward , no unnecessary gimmicks that can be intimidating to some that have no or little experience working with figures like my Pastor. GREAT $$ price point.

Exactly what we needed for our size Church.

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I was looking for software that was reasonably priced and easy to use. Donation is just that. I am not a computer pro and did not want something that takes all my time just to enter our churches' donations. This one is simple, covers all of the legal requirements and prints the end of year reports and receipts very well. Our last program kept getting more complicated and extremely expensive each time I had to up grade.

Thank you, Dan for creating something for the average size Church.
God Bless You

Every Charity should use this.

Oct 23, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am the Treasurer of a non-profit community theatre group which has patrons, corporate donors and members, all of whom qualify for a tax receipt for their annual dues. I have used "DONATION" in one form or another for three years now and I have found that it makes the task of keeping track of these different types of donations very simple. The issue of receipts at Tax Return time is done automatically and that, for me is a great "plus". If I have any criticism, it is that one has to change the year through the "Maintenance" tab in order to list previous donations. There might be an easier way of doing that. Support from Dan has always been rapid and helpful.

Lucky Find!

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our charity was looking for an affordable option to our manual charitable receipts. DONATION was our lucky find! It saved us enormous time during a big fundraising event and was VERY easy to use! We found that the service was quick & efficient. Very much recommend this product!

Thoroughly in favour

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: It took very little time to become accustomed to the program. The help and the updates far exceed other programs on my computer. For a small Church, the program is very inexpensive.

Simple & Efficient Solution!

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Donation is the perfect solution for tracking tithes given by our congregation! The ease of entering the weekly offering is a breath of fresh air.

When we began contemplating the switch from another more combersome program, Dan was quick to response to our inquiries. The move was seamless.

I would definitely recommend Donation.

DONATION

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This is the most user friendly program for recording donations. Easy to use, generates excellent reports, efficient, & time-saving! Highly recommended.

DONATION

Oct 23, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Easy to use.
I still could use an accounting program as we have several bank accounts -
but e.g. Memorial acct. donations are still receipted under this program.

Great Product

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our church has been using this program for at least four years. It does everything we need it to do and the customer service is wonderful!

Great software!!

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am a CGA and recently volunteered my time as the treasurer for a local soup kitchen. When I took on this position, I found that the donor income tax receipts, and the thank you letters to the donors were being done manually. I needed to find a software that was reasonably priced that could automate the preparation of CRA approved income tax receipts for donations to a charitable organization. I found DONATIONS software and downloaded the trial version. It is easy to use, the customer support was exceptional and not only did it prepare the donor income tax receipts but it also prepares the donor thank you letters and the bank deposit slip. This software comes highly recommended!!!

Ease of use

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I highly recommend this software for Charities that issue year-end receipts. I am a bookkeeper that works for many charities and 3 of them require me to keep a database and prepare receipts at year-end. It is very user friendly and even produces cover letters for other mailings. It can produce a list of donors for followup.

Fantastic

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: DONATION has been fantastic for our organization. I've used it for many years and recommended it to a fellow treasurer at another charitable organization. It simplifies the charity receipts process at year end and saves quite a bit of time. I love that there can be customization and tracking of giving streams.

It's intuitive and also provides many prompts and instructions which was very helpful. I've appreciated that the updates keep coming through and that there is confidence that we are onside with government requirements for our charitable receipts.

"Donation" Software Is Outstanding

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros: Easy to install and use. There are many little tricks you will learn that make it even quicker and easier to use as your experience increases. Have been using for about ten years and love it.

Cons: None that I have found with the way we have used it.

Overall: This Software is outstanding for what is provides and is always coming up with improvements.

Donation - Lives up to its name!

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: My church, a small rural congregation, switched to Donation software to track our many small charitable donations. It is very easy to learn to use; I am not trained in bookkeeping or accounting. The batch entry for one date saves a lot of entry time. The taxable donation receipts look very professional and the individual donor summaries inform the donor and help to catch errors. The address labels are awesome for quarterly statements and final tax receipts.

Donations

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our church has used this program for many years and we love it. Before I used the donation program I had been tracking on excel. It became very cumbersome and very difficult to see the whole thing at once. Donation solved all of those problems for me and the slips for the donors are so much easier to complete. I can't recommend this program enough,.

"Non Profit Groups'

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: A very inexpensive software for easy tracking of donations and donors. An excellent way to make and keep track of receipted copies. User friendly data base. Is an excellent tool for comparing donations from year to year.
Haven't use the mail merge yet so cannot comment on that. Software support is excellent!
Great Bang for your Buck as they say!

Good solution for small to medium size churches / organizations

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Last year the provider of our web-based donation database system merged with another provider which resulted in the donation tracking feature being dropped -- In January, 2013 we purchased DONATION and have been very pleased - it's easy to use and creates the reports and tracking information we need. I would recommend it's use.

Donation software review

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This is a great piece of software for genrating donation receipts. It also provides reports.

It is very user friendly. It will alow you to do batch entries and will even import lists of donors so you don't have to retypr everything.

I would recommend this software.

Cooperstock

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros: Easy to use, light on the CPU usage, not constantly updating

Cons: not intuitive for new users, unable to correct receipts that were not the last receipt created (may be possible, not sure).

Great Program For NPOs

Oct 23, 2013
5/5
Overall