Inexpensive Fundraising Software for Maru-a-Pula

I provide a fair bit of technology advice and web site support to Maru-a-Pula School in Botswana, at which I taught in the 90’s. My latest adventure is helping them improve their alumni/fundraising effort through the acquisition of fundraising software and development of a new alumni web site.

Today, I did a little research on fundraising software options. I found three articles helpful in this regard:

Selecting Fundraising Software

Inexpensive Donor Databases

Forum discussion: Raiser’s Edge

In addition, I visited the web sites of a number of inexpensive fundraising products and marked ones that looked promising to me. I don’t have direct experience with any of these. Do you?

Exceed! Basic ($499 MSRP, $299 at TechSoup)

GiftWorks ($35 at TechSoup)

eBase (Mac/Win, free software, fee-for-service costs, runs on FileMaker
Server)

Nonprofitbooks ($1,000)

Fund Raiser Select ($1,500)

Please let me know if you have experience with any of these or know people who do!

One comment

  1. Marc ZG says:

    I’m curious to hear about who you ultimately selected. I’m pretty sure some of those companies have gone out of business and others have come on the market since you did your initial research.

    I know, for instance, that my company has started to offer our complete online fundraising system to small and growing nonprofits at a discounted price. You can learn more about DonorPerfect Online here: <a href="http://www.donorperfect.com">www.donorperfect.com</a>

    I hope the package you chose is meeting your needs! Let the world know!