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12/19/2008: Comparison of Software and Services for Managing Donors?


From: "David Crossley" <
david.crossley@houstontomorrow.org

>

To: "gmla" <gmla@lists.onenw.org>

Sent: Friday, Dec. 19, 2008 11:
00 AM

Subject: [gmla]
Donors


I know over the years there have been exchanges about software and services for keeping track of
donors, but I wonder if anybody has done a comparison of some sort? If not, can you tell me what
you use and the pros and cons, a
nd I could put together a little paper with all that?


************************

David Crossley

Houston Tomorrow




»

12/19/08
Techsoup is one of my favorite resources:
http://techsoup.org
/learningcenter/databases/index.cfm
.


We have ebase but are transitioning to Giftworks
-

will let you know how that goes.


--
Rachel Winer, Idaho Smart Growth


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12/19/08

You can read about New Jersey's farmland preservation program and
fledgling TDR program

here:
http://www.nj.gov/agriculture/sadc/
. The program has
been one of the nation's richest in terms of state and local funding, but the state $ will
dry up soon, with no replenishment in sight thanks
to both the national economic crisis
and our state's over
-
indebtedness.


--
Chris Sturm, New Jersey Future


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12/19/08

Here's a blurb we used to get funding for our new system . . .”
The GiftWorks
system by Mission Research is an affordable option with many of

the functionalities we
desire in a new database system. Giftworks is easily customizable and allows
donors/prospects to be categorized and sorted in multiple manners. Mail merges for snail
mail and e
-
mail can be conducted within the database, which would
eliminate at least one
step in our correspondence process. We can also synch the GiftWorks system with Outlook
to automatically log contact. The greatly improved reporting functionality would be
beneficial as well.”


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12/19/08

We did a lot of research on th
is and chose databank. They neatly and
affordably provide a great donor management system. You then can buy additional
platforms to do action alerts event managements etc. One data system for everything.
We have found them easy to work with and have made o
ur communcation and
fundraising easier and faster. No longer have comparison charts that we did for this
decision.


--
Dru Schmidt
-
Perkins, 1000 Friends of MD


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12/20/08
Has anyone figured out a fundraising program that can seamlessly integrate
with GetActiv
e or Convio, or communications programs of that scale?


--
Alan Caron, Grow Smart Maine


»

12/22/08

We are using Blackbaud Raisers Edge and bought Blackbaud Net
Communities to integrate with Capital Advantage (CapWiz). We've had numerous
problems, in spite o
f the fact that Blackbaud is supposedly working directly with Capital
Advantage. Net Communities is, by far, the worst of the Blackbaud products, and it is
stunningly expensive. We are in the process of getting rid of it.


--
Dana Beach, SCCCL


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12/22/08
W
e could stand to have a session on this question of integrating robust
communications capacity with similarly robust funding programs, at our February
meeting in Washington. All of these products and couplings, it seems, suffer major
failings on one side o
r the other. We have been experimenting for two years with
GetActive/Convio and our funder program. They don't play together very well. Convio
has a companion program that its been developing for funding called SalesForce (they
should go to a branding scho
ol). Has anyone tried that combination?


--
Alan Caron, Grow Smart Maine


»

12/22/08

For those of you who haven't stumbled across this, here is a terrific source
for comparing various donor programs. They're still not really getting to the integration
issue,
but that's another matter.
http://www.idealware.org/articles/fgt_donormgt.php



--
Alan Caron, Grow Smart Maine