Software4Nonprofits

DONATION

5 / 5 223 reviews

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 DONATION

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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DONATION Features

  • Attendance Tracking
  • Built-In Accounting
  • Calendar Management
  • Child Check-In
  • Donation Management
  • Event Management
  • Group Management
  • Learning Management (LMS)
  • Library Management
  • Member Directory
  • Member Profiles
  • Membership Management
  • Multi-Site Management
  • Newsletter Management
  • Online Payments / Giving
  • Pledge Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Website Management
  • Worship Planning
  • Campaign Management
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Database
  • Event Management
  • Gift Management
  • Grant Management
  • In-Kind Donations
  • Matching Donations
  • Mobile Donations
  • Online Donations
  • Pledge Management
  • Receipts / Statements
  • Recurring Donations
  • Volunteer Management
  • 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

DONATION Reviews Recently Reviewed!

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.