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Adaptive Insights

by Adaptive Insights

Financial planning and analytics software for nonprofits. Improve alignment for resources, services, and funding, and increase visibility into your nonprofit's expenses. With our software, you can accelerate your organization's budgeting, planning, and reporting cycles. Plan, forecast, re-forecast, and report by program, project, fund, grant, season, location, or by any dimension your business needs. Every nonprofit has its own specific challenges and demands - let us help you meet your goals. Learn more about Adaptive Insights

Planning and analytics software for nonprofits - our software provides the financial and operational information your business needs. Learn more about Adaptive Insights


by DonorSnap

DonorSnap is an easy to use online donor/membership management system. Features include tracking for donations, pledges, and interactions; unlimited user defined fields; Excel import/export; online forms/donations; and included mass emailing. There are no hidden costs or long-term contracts. At $39 per month enjoy all of our features including unlimited users, unlimited usage, up to 1,000 contacts in your database, and 2,000 mass emails/mo. Try DonorSnap with your own data risk free for 30 days. Learn more about DonorSnap

Online donor management software that tracks all of your nonprofit's data. Included is an unlimited number of integrated online forms. Learn more about DonorSnap


by Bloomerang

We have pooled together the latest in best practices for donor engagement and retention to create a simple, cloud-based donor management solution that helps nonprofits decrease donor attrition and increase revenue. Plugging in the latest technologies and delivering them with a clean, modern interface, Bloomerang will be the first donor database you'll actually love to use! Learn more about Bloomerang

Cloud-based donor management for the modern fundraiser. Learn more about Bloomerang

Sage Intacct

by Sage Intacct

Sage Intacct's nonprofit accounting software provides a complete view of the consolidated numbers, summaries, and details you need to optimally manage your organization. With real-time visibility, you can proactively manage key initiatives, take action, and improve outcomes across funding sources, locations, grants, programs, and other dimensions. Learn more about Sage Intacct

Award winning best-in-class cloud ERP for Nonprofit organizations. Learn more about Sage Intacct

DonorPerfect is the most comprehensive solution in fundraising, with everything nonprofits need to grow. It helps your team manage donations, contacts, receipting, reporting, email and fundraising initiatives from a single system. With automatic monthly giving, integrated online donation forms, dashboard reporting, Constant Contact email, auction management tools, and a network of integrated partner solutions, DonorPerfect offers pricing packages to meet any size organization and any budget. Learn more about DonorPerfect Fundraising Software

DonorPerfect empowers your team to work together, raise more money, and cultivate relationships that will make your mission a reality. Learn more about DonorPerfect Fundraising Software

NetSuite is the world's #1 ERP solution, providing a unified platform to streamline all back-office processes, like accounting, CRM, and ecommerce. With NetSuite, nonprofits can easily budget to the true cost of mission delivery, ensure accurate financials and stewardship, gain a holistic and comprehensive view of financial operations, and proactively monitor performance to expand impact -- allowing you to focus on key, revenue-generating decisions, rather than worry about your back-end systems. Learn more about NetSuite

NetSuite ERP runs all your key back-office operations and financial business processes on a single, unified platform in the cloud. Learn more about NetSuite


by ACTIVE Network

Organizations like YMCA's, campus recreation centers, and recreation centers depend on ACTIVE NET software. ACTIVE's membership management software is designed to help you easily input, track and access member data from one centralized system, offering you a complete view of all member activities. Run your membership-related operations efficiently & profitably with a completely scalable solution for large and small businesses. Learn more about ACTIVE Net

From YMCA's to Parks & Recreation Centers, ACTIVE NET membership management software is designed to manage and grow community. Learn more about ACTIVE Net

Arreva Software provides premier information management solutions that enable nonprofit organizations to develop high touch relationships with donors, volunteers and other constituents. Arreva's affordable, easy-to-use solutions, including both cloud-based and Windows applications, are built from the ground up specifically for nonprofit organizations. The company was founded by philanthropist and computer scientist Susan Packard Orr, and has been serving nonprofits for more than 25 years. Learn more about Exceed Beyond

Powerful, affordable, and easy-to-use cloud-based fundraising and constituent management software solutions. Learn more about Exceed Beyond


by Phone2Action

Phone2Action is the world's leading technology company for public policy engagement, built to empower the problem-solver and advocate that lives in everyone. Our platform has helped over 11 million advocates make more than 27 million connections with elected officials and other decision-makers, with 25 new connections added every minute. Learn more about Phone2Action

Phone2Action is the world's leading technology company for public policy engagement, built to empower the advocate in everyone. Learn more about Phone2Action


by Z2 Systems

Make good happen. Our all-in-one CRM, websites and tools are designed specifically for nonprofits to help grow communities, inspire audiences & scale impact so you can focus on what really matters. Grow your mission with a database focused on people, not transactions. Create donation forms, engage donors, process payments, plan events, manage memberships, and track volunteers all with the most robust cloud-based software made specifically for nonprofits. Pricing starts as low as $50/month. Learn more about NeonCRM

Make good happen. All-in-one solutions to grow communities, inspire audiences & scale impact. Focus on what really matters. Learn more about NeonCRM


by Aplos Software

Ideal for small and medium sized nonprofits, Aplos makes it simple to manage your nonprofit and more effectively raise money. You can easily engage your donors with email and letter communications and a smart CRM, make it faster to accept giving and send contribution statements, and grow giving with online donation webpages or event registration. Plus, there is a built-in financial module with true fund accounting so you can do it all in one place. Learn more about Aplos

Smarter nonprofit software with faster donation management, online event registration, and true fund accounting. Starts at $49/mo Learn more about Aplos

Salsa CRM helps nonprofits build rich supporter profiles, track every donation & interaction, create direct mail fundraising appeals, and easily report with fundraising dashboards and flexible query tool. All packages include Salsa Engage for marketing automation, online fundraising, online advocacy and peer to peer fundraising. 2017 NTEN/Idealware guide ranks Salsa CRM as top 3 platform with 'Strong functionality in every category.' Clients average 28% YOY donation growth, 74% donor retention Learn more about Salsa Engage

Salsa unifies constituent relationship management & online supporter engagement on one powerful, easy-to-use platform for nonprofits. Learn more about Salsa Engage

Divvy is a 100% FREE Expense Management platform for any nonprofit to track spend, manage payments and subscriptions, strategically budget, and eliminate expense reports. By integrating real-time tracking for every transaction, Divvy gives organizations instant insights into their spend. With Divvy, you can make informed cash flow decisions, curb losses before they happen, and never have to save a receipt again. Divvy is also completely FREE, plus offers 1% cash back and 15-50% off travel. Learn more about Divvy

Divvy is the worlds fastest growing Expense Management solution that's completely FREE, plus offers 1% cash back and 15-50% off travel. Learn more about Divvy

NewOrg integrates management of Clients, Programs & Services as well as Volunteers, Development Campaigns/Donors, Scheduling, Mass Email, Web Content, Event Calendars, Payment Processing and more with robust reporting in all areas; you decide what you need. Learning NewOrg is intuitive and improves staff efficiency while reducing your fixed costs and improving your fundraising success and sustainability by managing all your operational areas and information in one unique software solution. Learn more about NewOrg Management System

Manage clients, programs, scheduling, volunteers, development activities, communications and more using one unique integrated solution. Learn more about NewOrg Management System

OnBoard is a next gen board portal that puts a lot of power in the hands of nonprofits. Start a Free Trial - full featured, no-strings attached - and see how meetings can be easier and better than ever for boards. OnBoard is the fastest growing major board portal from nonprofits to Fortune 1000. Designed for ease-of-use from the start and can be used on any computer or mobile device. Directors and board administrators will have improved meetings, time & cost savings, and better mission outcomes. Learn more about OnBoard Board Portal

OnBoard is a next gen board portal that puts a lot of power in the hands of nonprofits. Start a Free Trial. Start improving meetings. Learn more about OnBoard Board Portal


by MobileCause

MobileCause is your all-in-one fundraising software. We provide online, mobile, event and peer-to-peer fundraising software to help nonprofits engage donors and boost giving. Our team of fundraising experts partner with you each step of the way to ensure your success. As the pioneers of text-to-donate, MobileCause has become the trusted online and mobile fundraising partner for nonprofits looking to scale their fundraising quickly and efficiently, without paying any transaction fees. Learn more about MobileCause

MobileCause delivers online, event and P2P fundraising software and campaign setup to help nonprofits engage donors and raise more. Learn more about MobileCause


by Board Management Software

Boardable is board and committee management software that organizes volunteer and staff meetings, documents and activities in one place. Boardable was started by nonprofit founders to empower nonprofit organizations, their boards, and their volunteers. Boardable integrates with your existing tools and automates routine board tasks. Learn more about Boardable

Boardable is affordable software empowering nonprofit organizations to centralize all committee and board meetings and content. Learn more about Boardable

Kindful provides busy nonprofit employees with powerful donor management software to help them organize their data and manage their donors better, so they can make a greater impact on the world. Featuring online donation pages, donor database, reporting tools, and integrated partnerships with industry-leading services, Kindful's platform is designed to help nonprofit employees manage their donors easier, saving time and creating better insights. Learn more about Kindful

Kindful provides powerful donor management software that helps nonprofits organize data and manage donors better. Learn more about Kindful

Denali FUND

by Cougar Mountain Software

Denali FUND is specifically designed for nonprofit organizations, with features that help deter fraud while managing complex restricted and unrestricted fund accounts. Denali has a full suite of accounting modules that provide all your accounting needs. Integrates with NeonCRM to bring you enhanced donor and grant management tools, plus campaign management to help your nonprofit grow. Learn more about Denali FUND

Denali FUND accounting software is flexible and easily accessible, making it a perfect choice for small to mid-sized non profits. Learn more about Denali FUND

Trail Blazer

by Trail Blazer Campaign Services

Trail Blazer's Non-Profit Manager is a complete, integrated solution for nonprofit fundraising and donor management. Centralize your donor data and make targeted outreach a snap. Access your data from any computer, tablet or mobile device. Track almost everything including relationships, gifts, pledges, memberships, sponsors, and even a few grants, etc. Integrates with your website for online donations, events, reserved seating, volunteer registrations, & contact signups. Learn more about Trail Blazer

Trail Blazer gives you the tools to coordinate capital campaigns, track relationships, coordinate events and centralize donor data. Learn more about Trail Blazer


by CrowdRise

CrowdRise was built specifically for nonprofit and event fundraisers. We are the #1 event fundraising platform in the world and are trusted by partners like UNICEF, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, International Rescue Committee, Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon Tough Mudder and thousands more. Learn more about CrowdRise

Raise money for any cause that inspires you. CrowdRise is trusted by some of the largest nonprofits and endurance events in the world. Learn more about CrowdRise


by CaseWorthy

CaseWorthy, Inc., offers an Outcomes-focused, Organization-wide, Advanced Case Management software solution for Nonprofits agencies that automates and simplifies the data management and funder compliance process so agencies can prove their evidence of social impact in the communities they serve. Learn more about CaseWorthy

Case management solution that helps governments, nonprofits, and human services organizations manage clients and track participation. Learn more about CaseWorthy


by KRD Consulting Group

ABCD is a data management and impact evaluation software designed for non-profits. Abcd takes info out of day-to-day case and program management and unlocks learning potential. The goal is to help non-profits move from understanding what they do, to why they do it, to how they can do it better. ABCD is used, by non-profits, for consolidating data and understanding it, and creating an organizational culture of collaborative learning. Learn more about ABCD

Free, easy-to-use non-profit database for program management, outcome evaluation, deeper learning, and team engagement. Learn more about ABCD

Move towards your mission, faster. Create a frictionless grantmaking process with SurveyMonkey Apply (formerly known as FluidReview). Seamlessly collect and review applications online, save time with robust automations, gain insights with powerful reports, and more. Learn more about SurveyMonkey Apply

Apply empowers organizations to seamlessly collect, manage and review grant applications and drive better, faster funding decisions. Learn more about SurveyMonkey Apply


by NationBuilder

Run your nonprofit and move volunteers to action with easy-to-build websites including free themes and templates, a fully-integrated database, expert email targeting, powerful field tools, and streamlined fundraising and donor management. Bring your community to life with dynamic profiles that update with every interaction and automatically sync with public social media. Used around the world by nonprofits, advocacy groups, membership and alumni organizations, and associations of all sizes. Learn more about NationBuilder

Build action-focused websites, manage volunteers and fundraising, and handle email, events, and social outreach all in one place. Learn more about NationBuilder

Agilon's web-based donor management CRM solution helps mid to large nonprofits take their fundraising to the next level. A complete Donor Management System with integrated on-line donor portal and e-marketing, Agilon's ONE suite of modules seamlessly share information and manage workflow to improve your fundraising results. ONE increases your efficiency in managing relationships, contributions, memberships, events, capital campaigns, stewardship and more. Learn more about Agilon One Donor CRM

Comprehensive web-based fundraising CRM solution with integrated on-line donor portal and e-marketing for medium to large nonprofits. Learn more about Agilon One Donor CRM

Exponent Case Management is a modern case management designed for your Human Services agency on the state-of-the-art Salesforce platform. Its a fully-featured, customizable solution with intake, assessment, service tracking, case records, outcomes reporting, referral tracking, and more. Exponent Case Management supports program management and performance management for the entire client lifecycle for any type of program, assessment, or outcome, and can be configured for any type of agency. Learn more about Exponent Case Management

A modern fully-featured case management system on the Salesforce platform, designed based on human services best practices. Learn more about Exponent Case Management


by Directorpoint

The #1 board management software for simplifying board meetings, board member communications, and administration; all for an affordable price with training and 24/7 service. Clients range from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofit charities and include The American Heart Association, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars), The Olympics, NASA, full service banks, hospitals, universities, and more... Learn more about Directorpoint

The best-in-class affordable board management software to simplify communications, increase engagement, and streamline administration. Learn more about Directorpoint

Community Connect

by Galaxy Digital

Get Connected is an affordable and mobile-friendly volunteer management solution designed to help organizations of all types. We offer a better way to promote volunteer opportunities, register new and returning volunteers, track their hours, communicate with them, and report on their activities. **New for 2019** Android and iPhone App available for download ReDI: Disaster response platform Free eSign tool for liability waivers Kiosk based check-in Advanced corporate engagement tools Learn more about Community Connect

Promote volunteer opportunities, register volunteers, track their hours, communicate and report on their activities. Learn more about Community Connect


by GlobalCloud

DonorDrive Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Software helps medium and large nonprofits raise more money. With DonorDrive, organizations like MADD, Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals, JDRF, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and World Vision have raised more than $1 Billion. Find out more at Learn more about DonorDrive

Mobile-friendly fundraising software that helps medium and enterprise nonprofits generate more revenue through peer-to-peer events. Learn more about DonorDrive

Clear Impact Scorecard gives you the tools to collect, track, and analyze your data to measure the impact of your work. Use the industry's quickest, most effective, web-based software for measuring and reporting performance. Powerful and simple performance data collection, management, and reporting tool. Based on the principles of Results-Based Accountability. Live performance data can be easily embedded on your website. Learn more about Clear Impact Scorecard

Clear Impact Scorecard provides a simple, yet powerful way to collect, manage, & review the performance data you receive. Learn more about Clear Impact Scorecard

Price: $399 per Organization - Proven Feature Rich Software. Networkable, Unlimited Users and 1 year support with software updates included. BasicFunder assists in managing donors, prospects, memberships, tracking donations, issuing receipts, printing labels, letters, sending emails and supporting fundraising activities. Built for you to have all the tools you need, to do creative fundraising, and cultivate donor relationships, simply and affordably. Download a free trial today! Learn more about BasicFunder

A complete and customizable donor management system used by nonprofits all across the United States & Canada. Learn more about BasicFunder


by Networks for Change

Simple tools that power your nonprofit. Keela's comprehensive platform provides nonprofits with the ability to manage projects, contacts, email marketing, and donations. Keela is quick to learn, easy to use and offers an end-to-end solution to all of your nonprofit's management needs. Learn more about Keela

Keela helps small nonprofits make a big impact. Easily manage donors, contacts, email marketing, and projects--all in one place. Learn more about Keela


by MangoApps

Mango Community offers a suite of community tools and services to help you build a private, online community for your organization. Mango Community is a product of MangoApps. Businesses of all sizes use our products to modernize, consolidate and streamline many of the siloed applications employees use into one single platform. Our unified platform enables employees to work in one environment dramatically improving adoption, employee engagement, and team productivity. Learn more about MangoApps

MangoApps offers a suite of community tools and services to help you build a private, online community for your organization. Learn more about MangoApps


by Notehouse

Created by a non profit founder and Executive Director, Notehouse is the best software for organizations who provide services to our community. Whether you want to track volunteers, oversee donor relations, or want to better support your members or clients, Notehouse is customizable to suit any need. Taking less than 5 minutes to learn and costing less than $5 a month, Notehouse is the perfect solution for organizations of all shapes and sizes. Learn more about Notehouse

Customizable, user friendly, and incredibly affordable software, designed for the non profit sector. Learn more about Notehouse

Continue to Give

by Continue to Give

Increase donations and simplify donor management with Continue To Give. Our donation platform makes giving quick and easy so you never miss a gift. Your donors will be able to give one time or recurring through any of our great online giving options (Text, App, Kiosk, Online, Facebook), and you'll be able to manage all your relationships in our Donor Management System. We even top it off with direct merchant account so you can get the best rates possible! Learn more about Continue to Give

Increase donations and simplify donor management with Continue To Give. Our donation platform makes giving quick and easy. Learn more about Continue to Give

Findjoo membership management solution for non profits, clubs, associations and fitness centers. Findjoo has all the management tools you need. Online payments, event registration, course scheduling, donations, fundraisers, bookings, automatic renewal notifications, newsletters, send mass emails and more. Our highly flexible tools and step by step instructions will get you up and running in no time! Learn more about Findjoo

Designed for Non-Profits, Associations and Gyms. Includes Event Scheduling, Online Payments, Renewals, Email Marketing and More. Learn more about Findjoo


by MoonClerk

In about 5-10 minutes, MoonClerk allows you to start accepting recurring and payments online or in-person without any programming or implementation costs. MoonClerk works with small businesses and nonprofit in almost any industry. We'd love to have you Explore MoonClerk for free. Learn more about MoonClerk

With MoonClerk, youre just 5 minutes away from accepting recurring payments. Learn more about MoonClerk

Affordable fundraising and event management software for walk-a-thons, School Fun Runs and all types of peer-to-peer and crowdfunding events. With this easy-to-use system, event administrators create a customized fundraising website, set fundraising goals and prize levels, and generate numerous reports. Participants create their own personal fundraising page to collect donations via email and Social Media shares.Team fundraising is also supported. Learn more about DoJiggy Pledge

Affordable fundraising and event management software for peer-to-peer and crowdfunding events such as walk-a-thons. Learn more about DoJiggy Pledge


by GrowthZone

Drive Growth with Smarter Association Software featuring a full AMS with Integrated Sales Funnel Management. Ranked in the Top 5 in the 2017 Reviewers' Choice for Membership Software in Overall Performance, Ease of Use, and Customer Service. Grow and Retain Membership, Generate Revenue, Engage and Communicate with Members and Prospects, and Streamline Day-to-Day Operations. Learn more about GrowthZone

Drive Growth with Smarter Association Software. Keep Members Engaged. Keep Members Longer. Trusted by 3,200 associations. Learn more about GrowthZone

Vonigo is a donation management and online booking platform that helps increase donation pick-up and drop-off requests and streamline non-profit operations. Vonigo offers a unified suite of configurable modules including: donor management, internal & donor-facing scheduling, pick-up and drop-off management, dispatching, routing, GPS, receipts, reporting, and more all accessible over the internet from any desktop or mobile device. Millions of requests have been booked and managed with Vonigo. Learn more about Vonigo

Vonigo works great for organizations looking to increase donation pick-ups and drop-offs with online booking and streamline operations. Learn more about Vonigo


by Doubleknot

Doubleknot helps nonprofits manage, coordinate & promote online, onsite & mobile ticketing, admissions, memberships, camps, classes, group visits, special events, rentals & fundraising campaigns. All membership, registration, reservation, donation & sales data is stored in a single database for reporting/analytics. The Sales Station POS and mobile POS empower staff to scan scan tickets, update records & collect payments & donations at the front desk/gate or anywhere. Learn more about Doubleknot

Integrated memberships, ticketing, bookings, events, donations & sales. Front-desk & mobile POS for sales, checkin, updates & payments. Learn more about Doubleknot



ClickTime makes it easy to plan, manage, and report on nonprofit employee time. We've helped thousands of organizations reduce costs, improve program management, stay on budget, increase funding, and ensure compliance! We offer discounts for NPOs and NGOs, and are proud to support so many nonprofits! Learn more about ClickTime

The world's #1 nonprofit time tracking software. We make it easy to plan, manage & report on employee time. We offer discounts for NPOs Learn more about ClickTime


by iCareManager

Credibal helps nonprofits raise funds by being more transparent with their donors. Use Credibal to easily show your donors how you are using and spending their gifts. Build strong, long-lasting relationships with your donors based on transparency and trust. Attract, Inspire & Retain your donors and keep them engaged with personalized experiences. Learn more about Credibal

Credibal helps nonprofits raise funds by being more transparent with their donors Learn more about Credibal

When I Work

by When I Work

When I Work is now free forever and is the easiest way for nonprofits to schedule and communicate with their hourly employees and volunteers. Put the schedule and time clock in everyone's pocket. Schedule on-the-go with free apps for iPhone and Android. Save yourself time and money with free and simple employee scheduling tools. When I Work is helping schedule over 500,000 people around the world. Thousands of businesses signup to use When I Work every week. Learn more about When I Work

The easy way to schedule and communicate with your employees. Save tons of time and reduce absenteeism. Free for up to 75 employees. Learn more about When I Work


by BoardEffect

BoardEffect allows truly easy management of board information, while also enabling board directors to fulfill their responsibilities of elevating organizational performance. Boards operate in a series of demanding, interdependent cycles, in terms of frequency and sustained focus. The functionality and workflows of BoardEffects board portal software are designed to support boards as they manage the responsibilities inherent within these complex, mission-critical cycles. Learn more about BoardEffect

BoardEffect board meeting software is built to drive efficiency in board meetings between board members, executives and administrators. Learn more about BoardEffect


by memberplanet

memberplanet helps volunteers make the most of their limited time by consolidating the functionality of multiple single-feature services. The easy-to-use platform toolkit saves leaders more time to focus on their nonprofits mission. Learn more about memberplanet

memberplanet simplifies administrative responsibilities and makes it easy to grow your member, donor, or volunteer base. Learn more about memberplanet

Shelf helps nonprofits increase member engagement and retention through a transformational content sharing platform. Used by organizations like Trickle Up, DSAIA and Waterkeeper Alliance, Shelf was designed by knowledge management experts from Harvard to have superior search and findability. Nonprofits use Shelf as a better way to share resources with their members and donors. Shelf can be setup in minutes and requires no technical expertise, its easy to use and inexpensive to maintain. Learn more about Shelf

Shelf is a content sharing platform that helps nonprofits organize and share their most important resources in a single place Learn more about Shelf

Revv is the fundraising and donor platform that will help your campaign, nonprofit, or cause raise more money. Revv can automatically recognize users that have donated across any organizations using the platform- allowing them to donate using a single click resulting in astronomically higher conversion rates. Revv has over 1 million one-click donors. The easy-to-use dashboard and integrations allow you to automate many of the tasks associated with marketing for less work and higher conversions. Learn more about Revv Fundraising Platform

The fundraising platform that will help your campaign, nonprofit, or cause raise more money. Learn more about Revv Fundraising Platform

VeryConnect brings together non-profit management, community engagement, and giving back on one platform. Features include: member database, subscription payments, events, emails, member networking, and features tailored to you. You only pay for the features you need, starting from 160 pounds a month. Our helpful team is based in the UK. Request a demo today to see how VeryConnect can help your non-profit. Learn more about VeryConnect

Software that helps you with non-profit management, stakeholder engagement, and giving back. Request a demo today. Learn more about VeryConnect
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What is Nonprofit Software?

Nonprofit software automates all aspects of nonprofit operations from database management, to fundraising, to accounting and CRM.

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Nonprofit Software

You finally did it, you created your own nonprofit organization! Whether you are saving the rainforest, feeding children in Uganda, or organizing students to achieve some sort of political goal, you know that with your nonprofit is going to change the world for the better. But where do you start and what do you need to succeed? The answer is nonprofit software.

Nonprofit software streamlines processes and organizes data, helping nonprofit orgs (NPOs) better manage their relationships with their constituents and the community. And with software, you have more time to actually focus on your mission… not just managing lists of data.

Given how valuable it is for NPOs to have access to the best software in order to achieve their missions, we decided to look into which nonprofit management solutions are some of the industry’s top picks in our latest infographic: The Top 20 Most Popular Nonprofit Management Software.

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Nonprofit Software Buyers Make

The nonprofit software buying process can vary greatly for organizations depending on their size, focus, and budget. But there are a few mistakes that can plague any organization.

1. Focusing Only on the Short Term

When evaluating different software options, you should always think long term about the cost and benefits of each system. There are a few reasons for this.

You want to be sure you purchase a system that will be a good fit for your organization today, as well as in the future as you grow. Make sure the system can be customized to your ever-changing needs.

When it comes to cost, many software companies will make it inexpensive to get started, but the cost rises as time goes on. Other companies take the opposite approach, and some are in the middle. It’s also important to look at any extra costs there might be, such as training and support.

2. Having the Wrong Person do the Buying

For a decision as important as choosing software for your organization, it’s ideal to have someone in charge of the project who knows your organization and your data like the back of their hand.

3. Skipping Formal Training

Technically this happens after the purchase, but it’s still a mistake seen time and time again. It can be tempting as a new user to skip formal training sessions on your new system and try to figure things out yourself – especially if you consider yourself to be a tech savvy person.

But in reality, the only way to understand the full potential and all features of the system is to take the time to attend some formal training sessions, which are usually online. If you have an internal point person for your software account, they should be in charge of getting all users signed up for formal training.

Learn more about how to avoid these mistakes by checking out The 3 Biggest Mistakes Nonprofit Software Buyers Make on the Capterra Blog.


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Jun 18, 2018

6 Top-Reviewed Nonprofit Accounting Software Solutions

Every nonprofit organization grows out of their free software they started off with. When this happens, you need to make sure the software you choose will suit your needs as a growing organization. These are five outstanding nonprofit accounting software solutions worth paying for.

Apr 11, 2018

7 Nonprofit Fundraising Books Your Organization Must Read

Even though we have iPads, computers, Kindles, and smartphones, there is still nothing like a good book. There are tons of books out there for fundraisers to learn new things but knowing where to start is a daunting task. In order to make your search easier, here are the ten books every fundraiser should read.