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MobileCause

4.5
(201)

Online and event fundraising software for nonprofits

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MobileCause is an event management and fundraising solution for nonprofits that aids users in planning and executing virtual and in-person fundraising events, facilitating online giving and text-to-donate, planning peer-to-peer campaigns, and reporting on campaign performance.

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OneCause

4.7
(185)

Powerful Fundraising Solutions

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Make it fun and easy for people to get involved. Run campaigns designed to acquire new donors from social media and gather new supporters. From live to virtual campaigns give supporters compelling reasons to stay involved. Offer a variety of activities, contests and real-time progress and feedback.

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Blackbaud Fundraising

4.2
(17)

Fundraising and relationship management for nonprofits.

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Blackbaud Fundraising is a fundraising management solution designed to help organizations streamline their fundraising operations & reach new supporters, as well as retain existing donors all from a single platform with communication tools, dashboards, & workflows

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Bloomerang

4.7
(896)

Donor management software and database for nonprofits

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A donor database that nonprofits actually love to use!

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DonorSnap

4.4
(216)

Contact database and donor management tools for fundraisers

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DonorSnap provides donor management capabilities within the cloud, spanning contact record-keeping, database querying, payments, reporting and form building

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DonorPerfect

4.5
(675)

Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits

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Fully hosted online, DonorPerfect empowers your team to collaborate on your fundraising campaigns from anywhere.

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EveryAction

4.6
(72)

Unified CRM, fundraising, advocacy, and digital platform

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EveryAction is a unified CRM for nonprofits including tools to manage donation websites, email, fundraising, and advocacy in one simple platform

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Kindful

4.5
(257)

Fundraising & donor management platform for nonprofits.

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A donor management platform with a robust fundraising toolkit built to help growing nonprofits.

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Graduway

4.4
(128)

Graduway - Unleash the Power of Your Network

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Graduway, your 3-in-1 virtual community to recruit and mentor students, engage alumni, and cultivate donors

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Donately

4.4
(130)

Online fundraising for nonprofits, businesses & individuals

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Donately is an online, mobile-optimized fundraising platform designed for nonprofits, organizations & individuals who want to raise money for their chosen cause

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CharityEngine

3.9
(19)

Donor management & Fundraising software for Nonprofits

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CharityEngine Fundraising software & Peer-to-Peer tools are designed for Nonprofits of all sizes. Reach & engage Donors with easy to manage features; donation forms, pledges, event management, direct mail, user center, donor portal, major gifts, payment processing, reporting, integrations and more.

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iDonate

4.4
(21)

All-in-one digital giving solution for nonprofits.

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Digital giving solutions for the modern nonprofit

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Salsa Engage

4.0
(132)

Cloud-based fundraising & supporter engagement solution

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Salsa Engage is a cloud-based fundraising solution designed to assist nonprofit organizations of all sizes with donor engagement, cultivation, and communication

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Little Green Light

4.7
(250)

All-in-one Donor Management Software & Fundraising Platform

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Little Green Light is a complete fundraising platform and donor management system that makes it easy to track fundraising efforts, goals, manage donor relations, and accept donations online using donation forms that can be embedded on your website.

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NationBuilder

3.8
(33)

Software designed for politics, advocacy, and nonprofits

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NationBuilder is campaign management software for political, advocacy, and nonprofit organizations to help mobilize volunteers, raise funds and engage with supporters.

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Neon CRM

4.4
(460)

Nonprofit CRM Software with Fundraising & Membership Tools

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Raise more for your cause, while saving time and money. Nonprofits have increased donations by as much as 350% in just 1 year with Neon.

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GiveSmart

4.6
(196)

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

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GiveSmart is a mobile bidding and event management solution for fundraisers of all sizes, including foundations, nonprofits, and schools. GiveSmart’s key features include a ticketing portal, guest and event management, as well as online donations and silent auction tools.

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Funraise

4.7
(64)

Fundraising technology: donation forms & donor management

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Nurture donor relationships with emails based on donor activity. Sell tickets, manage registrations, and collect donations at your event. Leverage the social power of your supporters with peer-to-peer fundraising. Create custom branded donation pages with Funraise's easy campaign site builder.

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Eleo

4.8
(100)

Online donor management & fundraising software

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Eleo is a cloud-based donor management software which allows nonprofit organizations to track donors, enter gifts, create mailings, manage events, and more

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Givebutter

4.9
(91)

Fundraising tools for groups, teams, companies & nonprofits

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Givebutter is a cloud-based, all-in-one fundraising platform for student organizations, sports teams, companies, and nonprofits which offers a range of tools for collecting donations online, running social peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns, selling tickets to fundraising events, and more

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Greater Giving

4.1
(47)

Fundraising solution for non-profits

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Greater Giving Event Software is a cloud-based fundraising solution which helps non-profit organizations plan charity functions & events, & track payments such as monetary donations, sponsorships & more. Key features include event performance evaluation, data import, registration & table management.

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GivingFuel

4.8
(24)

Highly customizable fundraising platform

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GivingFuel is a fundraising solution that increases the ease, speed and efficiency of giving within churches or organizations that have regular gatherings

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Engaging Networks

4.3
(8)

Digital engagement and fundraising for nonprofits

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Engaging Networks is a cloud-based digital engagement platform for nonprofits that helps organizers make fundraising pages look exactly the way they want. Engaging Networks also facilitates online fundraising, advocacy campaigns, email marketing, event management, P2P, data management, and more.

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FundRazr

4.5
(12)

Cloud-based fundraising platform for non-profits & charities

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FundRazr is best-in-class free fundraising platform designed for nonprofits and social enterprises of all sizes. The solution helps organizations create and run online campaigns, reach the largest audience across social media, email and text and seamlessly receive contributions.

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Almabase

4.7
(84)

World's most loved alumni management software.

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Almabase helps you transform your alumni and donor engagement program to build lifelong relationships, acquire new donors, drive event attendance, increase digital engagement, inspire new volunteers. Almabase is also the #1 alumni management software for Blackbaud, Salesforce and Ellucian shops.

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Buyers Guide

Fundraising Software

Is your nonprofit organization (NPO) struggling to find adequate funding? While collecting funds or payments is a core aspect of any NPO, a cash crunch hampers the functioning of the organization. Also, it adversely impacts the beneficiaries of your NPO’s services. 

With fundraising software, you don’t need to worry about cash crunch. The software helps you address the key challenges of managing your NPO’s funds by identifying donors through marketing campaigns. Donors can contribute to your funds through a recurring payment model such as subscription pricing. In this model, a fixed amount of money is debited from the donor’s bank account on a recurring basis such as every month or week. 

With so many fundraising solutions to choose from, it can be difficult to shortlist one that fits your nonprofit’s requirements. To help you narrow down the search, we have created this buyer’s guide. The guide assesses some key factors to consider when purchasing fundraising software. 

Here’s what we will be covering:

What is fundraising software?

Fundraising software is a tool for tracking payments and managing donors. It’s also known as donor management software. The software is intended to be used by NPOs, so that they can maintain an optimum level of cash flow by improving and automating their processes.

The tool features a donor management portal that includes a contact list of donors, along with their phone numbers and email address. The portal helps NPOs run marketing campaigns that target donors based on their type. Donors can also access the portal, where the dashboards and reports show them their donations to various initiatives.

Another crucial aspect of fundraising software is managing donor payments as it requires a secure payment process. The software helps you secure all donations via a payment portal that processes all monetary transactions based on SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption—a security protocol that encrypts all online communication.

What are the deployment options for fundraising software?

Before purchasing fundraising software, you should plan out how to use the software, i.e., how the software will be deployed in your offices. 

Fundraising tools are generally available as two deployment options—cloud and on-premise—or a combination of both. Pricing for these options is based on key factors such as hardware and software requirements, customer support, training, number of features, number of users, as well as annual/monthly subscriptions.

Here are the details of the two common deployment options:

  • On-premise deployment: In this option, the software is installed on the NPO’s server that lives in their premises. The tool is sold as a single-user license that’s renewed annually, or lasts a lifetime. However, it can be accessed only on authorized desktops or systems so that your data is secure. This restricts access as only your employees can use the tool when they are in the office.

  • Cloud-based deployment: These tools are deployed on the vendor’s remote server and can be accessed anywhere and anytime on the internet. Though multiple users can access the tools from multiple devices, data encryption secures the tool. Unlike on-premise tools, cloud-based fundraising tools offer mobile payment features.

At GetApp, we recommend cloud-based software to small and midsize businesses. Not only is cloud one of the most common deployment options, it’s also easy to access on a web browser and mobile app. Cloud-based tools also let donors make contributions from their phones. 

Key question to ask your vendor before you buy: Which deployment option will suit my business and meet my requirements?

What are the common features of fundraising software?

Once you’ve decided which deployment option will suit your organization, the next step is to read about the common features of fundraising software. Knowing all the features will help you match those to your business requirements, so that you can estimate the total cost of the tool. 

Here are some common features of fundraising software:

Contribution tracking: Tracks donations/contributions made by each donor. The feature provides an assessment of the total volume of contributions over a period of time.

Bloomerang contribution tracking

Contribution tracking in Bloomerang

Donor management: Features a dashboard with a database of donor contact details, donor activity, contributions, and other details that are relevant in a fundraising campaign. Storing the donor details in a centralized location helps campaign managers reach out to donors and inform them about the various upcoming campaigns or events.

Donor managment Little Green Light

Donor management in Little Green Light

Payment processing: Allows donors to select payment types, such as credit card or debit card, and the type of subscription—whether recurring or one time. The feature makes it easy for donors to make contributions using a variety of payment options.

Payment processing Kindful

Payment processing in Kindful

Key questions to ask your vendor before you buy: What is the pricing plan that offers the most number of core features to meet my business requirement? What are the core fundraising software features offered under each deployment option?

Note: The applications selected in this article are examples to show a feature in context, and are not intended as endorsements or recommendations, obtained from sources believed to be reliable at the time of publication.

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