DONATION Features

DONATION

Nonprofit

4.89/5 (228 reviews)

DONATION Feature Summary

  • 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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DONATION Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about DONATION's features:

Tom Arneson

Excellent church donation software

2013-10-23

Data entry is easy and fast. Import/export, backup, and reporting functions work well and are intuitive.

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Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 1001-5000 employees)

Makes keeping track of Church donations easy.

2018-02-26

Provided a well designed database to replace a spreadsheet.

Pros

Able to import donations given directly to bank via editing a spreadsheet download from the bank.

Cons

As based in Canada and USA does not quite fit UK system, although accounting year is now possible based on UK fiscal calendar.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Robert Vanderhill

Donation Software Very Suitable

2009-07-13

I find it a good program for tracking our church's donations.

Pros

* This software is simple to install and get you started on data entry. * It grows on you as you become more familiar with it's operation

Cons

* I'm reluctant to give access to another operator as I have slight fear it may be hard to find errors in data entry.

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Source: Capterra
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Klaus Schmidsrauter

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

2013-10-23

It is very easy to customize your Income Tax Receipts. 5. Import-export features: Excel, pdf, etc. 6.

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Kent Harris

I've used DONATION for almost ten years, and have been VERY pleased in every respect.

2017-12-14

Quick, easy entry and tracking of donations, with ample reports and good annual receipt production.

Pros

Reports and receipts are simple to produce, and various methods are available for customizing both.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Joe Deklotz

Good solution for small to medium size churches / organizations

2013-10-23

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

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Eileen Lachance

Excellent product

2013-10-23

It is easy to use and provides a number of tools to import, export and track data. It's fast, accurate and the customer service is superb.

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Frederick Quenzer

Great product

2013-10-29

I particularly like the ability to produce individual reports of donations during the year, and distribute it automatically via email.

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Tina Drysdale

The PERFECT program for us!

2013-10-24

For our purposes though, I have not had to use this feature much at all.

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Don Mitton

Professional Association Experience

2013-10-23

Built in reports are excellent and customizing the reports is quick and easy.

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Starr Blackman

2 point pastoral charge

2013-10-23

Once the initial donor data is entered, it only takes minutes a week to enter offering data, get concise, accurate reports and move on.

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Laird More

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

2013-10-24

File management is easy and portable.

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Melody Nagel

Donation is a delightful program

2013-10-23

Easy set up, easy editing, easy entry.

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Bob Kline

Review of DONATION

2013-10-23

The whole data base is accessible for customizing reports or generating special lists.

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Winston Babin

Powerful tool for non-profits

2013-10-25

Pros: * Simple and fast data entry. * Good reporting feature

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Joyce Newman

I love this software

2013-10-23

It is easy to use and the statements are customized for US or Canadian purposes.

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Ramina Youash

DONATIONS Simplified Data Tacking

2013-10-23

Provides great reports and can export data to its counter part program ACCOUNTS easily.

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David Dibrell

Easy to start and to use.

2013-10-23

Reporting is easy and clear and data entry very easy.

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Janice Van Eck

Simple and efficient

2013-10-23

It has a fairly simple interface, has a selection of reports and does an efficient job of keeping track of our records.

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Klaus Seibert

Have been using Donation for 5 years!

2013-10-29

Donation is a database program that manages donors and their donations to charities.

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Response from Software4Nonprofits


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.

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Melodie LeMoeligou

Donation software review

2013-10-23

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

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Source: Capterra
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Jim Benoit

Nice Little Package

2013-10-24

It is user friendly and customizable. Gets the job done.

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Response from Software4Nonprofits


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

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Bill Schuurmans

Using a ledger and excel spreadsheet VERY time consuming and this has simplified everything

2017-12-02

Pros

ease of data input the reports program they have kept it simple but with many programs within it at an affordable cost simple but detailed.

Cons

not sure if I have one could use more choices in date of input categories so you can run specific reports for those of us who can't do SQL set up.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Response from Software4Nonprofits


Thank you for this review, Bill. I'm not sure I understand the listed Con - many built-in reports allow for selection on a range of dates, and optionally on a donation category. Further selection can be done with Filter expressions, a fairly simple feature that does not require SQL. In fact, writing SQL is only required for the most unusual situations, by far fewer than 1% of our users. If you would like to explain where you are finding limitations in report selection, I'm quite sure we could explain how to do what you want. (The Help topic Filtering Reports will be very helpful.) You can contact us further directly by email.

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John Stokoe

Donation

2013-10-24

Donation is a simple and easy to use donation program. Data entry is easy and quick and reports and receipts are quickly accessible.

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Susan Achenbach

Perfect Fit

2013-10-27

I'm a little disappointed in email options for reports.

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