DONATION Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

DONATION

Donation management software for small to midsize churches

4.88/5 (237 reviews)

DONATION overview

What is DONATION?

DONATION is an easy-to-use, affordable, and powerful solution best suited to small and mid-sized organizations. Intended primarily for record-keeping of donors and donations, issuing receipts, reporting, and mail-merge, DONATION is not a fundraising system. (If that's your requirement you might want a more full-featured and customizable fundraising program - that's also more expensive!) Over 4,000 registered users in churches and charities in the U.S., Canada and around the world make DONATION their program of choice.
www.software4nonprofits.com

Pricing

Starting from
$80
Pricing options
Free trial
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, Australia

Supported languages

English
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DONATION user reviews

Value for money
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Sharon Heinrichs

Great program

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-30
Review Source: Capterra

It gives us a place to combine our info about all of our donations, donor base and allows us to group them as to the type of resource - be it a church, a business, individual, and even lets us categorize the types of payment.

Pros
The program is easy to use, mostly self-explanatory and logical. If help is needed the help is there in short order. Very comprehensive program.

Cons
I can't complain about anything so I don't have an entry for this section.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Drew Shelley

DONATION by Software4NonProfits

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-16
Review Source: Capterra

We track donations/offerings for our church. While the program does handle pledges, our church does not make pledges. We merely track donations in the form of cash or cheques or e-transfers. For this purpose, I HIGHLY recommend this program!

Pros
I tried a few programs early on in my time as treasurer (which is 17 years now), including Quickbooks and Donarius. I found Donation much easier to use than Donarius. Our needs are fairly straightforward and Donation allows for easy multiple donation entries for a given day. Also, the support has been great. Every question I've ever asked was answered usually within 24 hours. They even added features to the program at my request!

Cons
This program is really meant for tracking donations only. It's not meant to be a complete CRM system, so some folks may find it limited in that regard.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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sherri harper

Great for Small Charities

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-02-22
Review Source: Capterra

Easily tracks donations and produces tax receipts

Pros
Easy to use with some flexibility. CRA compliant. Inexpensive.

Cons
Not cloud based. Better reporting and report options

Response from Software4Nonprofits


We are a bit surprised at how low some of these ratings are and have written to the user for clarification. In particular we have never received any tech support inquiries from them for assistance with reporting, which is really quite comprehensive and flexible according to most of our users. We also have a partly cloud-based version, with the program installed but your data on our server.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Lillian Wilson

Excellent, easy to use Donation System

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-08-04
Review Source: Capterra

The DONATION software is reliable, does the job it was designed for, with ease. Also, the customer service is second-to-none, and any questions are dealt with quickly and efficiently.

Pros
This software is reliable and easy to use. The customer service is excellent.

Cons
There is nothing that I think is missing from this software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Sue Fisher

You can't go wrong

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Donation is a very simple program to use. It will print out your receipts, thank you letters, and year-end tax statements for your donors. The learning curve is very short in all areas but one. Their tech support is quick. The cost is very reasonable. There are updates throughout the year and as long as you pay the yearly maintenance fee the problem will be always up to date.

Cons
Is can be difficult to set up your thank you letters. There are templates that you can edit, but it does not always follow correctly.

Response from Software4Nonprofits


Thank you for this great review, Sue. In our experience, the only time mail-merge documents get seriously messed up is if you edit them in Microsoft Word, which can somehow make the merge fields not work. Other than that it's pretty much what you see is what you get. If you have further our outstanding problems with mail-merge letters don't hesitate to contact us for support.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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DONATION pricing

Starting from
$80
Pricing options
Free trial
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Free for the feature-limited Lite version, $80 for the regular Standalone version, $150 for the multi-user Network version in the first year. Annual Renewal fees (half those amounts) allow you to continue your eligibility for support and upgrades in subsequent years, but are not required.

DONATION features

API (69 other apps)
Access Control (45 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (72 other apps)
Attendance Management (57 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (50 other apps)
Campaign Management (48 other apps)
Communication Management (52 other apps)
Contact Database (62 other apps)
Contact Management (47 other apps)
Credit Card Processing (49 other apps)
Custom Fields (54 other apps)
Customizable Branding (55 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (56 other apps)
Data Import/Export (64 other apps)
Electronic Payments (69 other apps)
Event Management (66 other apps)
Registration Management (50 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (80 other apps)
Third Party Integration (66 other apps)
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Additional information for DONATION

Key features of DONATION

  • Installed Windows Software
  • Powerful SQL-based database
  • Receipts for Canada (including Quebec), USA, and Australia
  • Over 30 built-in reports, and custom reports
  • Flexible mail-merge letters
  • Mail-merge receipts can be used if you need your own wording
  • Over 90% of most users' work will be done on the main window
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Benefits

Users of Cooperstock Software's DONATION program love it because of its easy of learning and use.

DONATION for Windows helps you to: Track donations; Manage donors; Issue charitable receipts (including official U.S. and CRA-compatible Canadian charitable donation receipts); Track church contributions, giving, offerings or tithing; and Send mail-merge correspondence.

DONATION is ideal for Treasurers, Bookkeepers, Administrators, Administrative Assistants, Financial Secretaries, Envelope Secretaries, Executives or Directors and Pastors.