DONATION Features

DONATION

Nonprofit

4.88/5 (237 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:

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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Source: Capterra
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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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D. R. Parris

Small Church Experience

2009-07-13

It handles the basics of tax deductible contributions without being overburdened with "Membership Management" like a lot of the integrated packages.

Pros

Very easy to use. Weekly information entry is very easy.

Cons

Quarterly contribution statements supported only if you build your own using mail merge. This is not difficult, however.

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Response from Software4Nonprofits


Just to clarify, there is a built-in report for periodic "statements", such as quarterly reports, for the donor. What caused this reviewer to create his own version using the mail merge is that he wanted the donor's address to be printed as part of the report, which isn't included in the built-in report.

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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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Robert Vanderhill

Donation Software Very Suitable

2009-07-13

There are many features I have not investigated as they have not been my priority. If you think of one, it is probably already implemented. 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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sherri harper

Great for Small Charities

2019-02-22

Easily tracks donations and produces tax receipts

Pros

Easy to use with some flexibility.

Cons

Better reporting and report options

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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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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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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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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Eileen Lachance

Excellent product

2013-10-23

It is easy to use and provides a number of tools to import, export and track data.

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chris KAPSALIS

Very good program and easy to use

2013-10-23

I am a volunteer board member and the treasurer.

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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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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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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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David Hammack

God Send

2013-10-23

The only thing that it does not do is track attendance., but for a small church it really does not matter.

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Mike Guld

Easy to use with decent functionality

2013-10-23

User questions were all handled with in minutes of initial contact at odd hours on occasion.

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Jane Lindsay

Ease of Use and Customer Service

2013-10-23

Would highly recommend for any small non-profits, where data input volunteers or officers may change frequently.

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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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Winston Babin

Powerful tool for non-profits

2013-10-25

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

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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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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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Sandra Jukes

Great for Small Charities

2020-03-27

Pros

Charitable receipts and reports are easy to generate.

Cons

It does the job for us. There are no other features that we need.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Loren Nelson

DONATIONfor church use

2013-10-23

It's a snap to enter donations each week, enter new donors, add and delete categories of giving, contact information and switch from this year to past years for comparative purposes.

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Glenn Morrison

Donation review

2013-10-24

I am extremely pleased with the ease of use and the many reports available plus the ability to construct my own report forms.

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Melody Nagel

Donation is a delightful program

2013-10-23

I love the reports that I send every week and so do the recipients of the reports.

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