I work at the Music Gallery, which is a small non-for-profit music organization devoted to promoting and presenting experimental music. I wanted to jump on this forum to recommend Sumac Technology. We use Sumac for our ticketing, donations and memberships, and it's an extremely powerful platform. As far as Customer Relationship Management software goes, this is one of the most affordable options for small organizations like us. Before using Sumac, we were swimming in a sea of spreadsheets, and life is just so much more civilized since we started using it. For those looking for a new CRM database, this is a great one to look into.
I would like to recommend Sumac too! Our small artist-run centre in Toronto is a busy but small organisation and we needed to find a way to streamline all of our data regarding Membership, donations, event management, workshop registrations etc. Sumac does all of this for us, in a very clear and easy way. We also love that it can send bulk emails and keep track of all communications. On top of it, it is also very affordable compared to other databases offered by big companies. This is now the third organisation I work for that uses Sumac and each time the gain of time and efficiently was clearly notable.
Clelia Farrugia, Le Labo, Toronto
Thanks for sharing. I'm curious if either of you had tried another database tool prior to Sumac? I've shared this note with our head of BizDev, but I was curious if you had any comparison experience to share.
Lewis Haidt Senior Manager, TechSoup Online Community and Social Media @lewisha
I have experience with Salesforce: it was not efficient and not adapted at all to the not-for-profit world. They do have a rate for non-profits but it was still much more expensive than Sumac. I also have used a bit RaisersEdge, and that's a great tool if you work for a big theatre or opera company with thousands of tickets, donations, Members etc.. and mostly if you have a big budget to purchase it, maintain it and to pay dedicated staff.
I like Sumac so much that I use the free version at home.
Hope this helps.
We are a not-for-profit organization and we are looking for Sumac gold with case management level Soft ware,Due to the fact that we are a small organization and all of our services to children and Families in needs are provide Free..We don't have the funds to purchase the full package.W are looking for a donation of this soft ware.
Thank you ever so much.
Thanks for writing - happy to share Sumac is currently available in Canada, and they are beginning the process to apply to become part of TechSoup in multiple countries.
Have not received that paperwork yet, but wanted to let you know it's in process.
Will let you know updates as they happen
All the best
Gayle Samuelson Carpentier, Chief Business Development Officer, TechSoup Global
Thanks for the update, Gayle!
Chris Delatorre · Editor, science geek, remote work advocate · https://twitter.com/urbanmolecule
I am a member of the Sumac Sales team. Thank you so much for looking at Sumac!
The TechSoup donation program of Sumac is available only in Canada at the moment. If approved, your Sumac software fees (Basic CRM + Add-ons) for the first year of usage are covered and free of charge. Sumac Services are not covered through this donation.
For US 501c(3)s, Sumac with Case Management starts from just $20 per month.
Is your non-profit based in the US or in Canada?
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I believe we are very near to a decision to move to Sumac... from MS Access. What I would like, and can not seem to find anywhere on the Sumac site, is a list of the data fields in Sumac so that I can do some mapping from our existing MS Access to the Sumac database.
Is such a list of fields available, and if so, how can I get it. Actually, if such a list is NOT available, then how does one go about mapping from Access to Sumac. And no, we are not able to afford the conversion service of Sumac, so we will need to do it ourselves.
TomPalm Beach Gardens Police Foundation
See the section on "Importing" in the User Guide: http://sumac.com/assetswp/misc-docs/SumacUsersGuide.pdf
Is there any update on Sumac's application to be part of TechSoup in US?
Thanks for asking! When I last checked TechSoup Canada said they were waiting on Sumac to complete the needed forms to expand into other countries. I have not received anything as yet, so assume the delay is on their side. If anything changes I'll be glad to let you know!
Sumac's market is non-profit organizations. I don't know why it would want to offer its products through Techsoup (i.e., lower prices) when it has already priced its product for the non-profit sector. Sumac's situation is different than that of vendor that sells commercially and then offers lower prices to non-profits through Techsoup.
Actually Sumac has a discounted program with TechSoup Canada, so the potential is to have that expand to the US.
Thanks for asking
Any new developments on when Sumac will be available here in the US?
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