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  • Forum Thread: Online fundraising and social media outreach: interesting eNonprofit Benchmarks Study

    If you are responsible for online fundraising and/or your organization's social media presence, the 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study is a great resource to see the trends, and give you some idea of how your organization is measuring up to others in your niche. The study covers nonprofit email...
  • Forum Thread: Military Family Voices Preserves the voices of our Military and Families

    Military Family Voices www.Militaryfamilyvoices.us MFV Mission: to preserve the voices of our current and former Military, their Families and their Loved Ones to help preempt the brutal stresses and invisible wounds of Military life and to provide these recording services from caring civilians...
  • Forum Thread: Hello from Sisters Folk Festival, Sisters, Oregon.

    Hi all~ Pete Rathbun here, from Sisters Oregon. We're a 501(c)(3) organization who's mission is to keep Americana roots music alive in Central Oregon, and to keep arts education alive in our school district. www.sistersfolkfestival.org We've been utilizing TechSoup for several...
  • Forum Thread: Let us introduce ourselves

    Hi the Rebecca Lynn Cutler Legacy of Life Foundation is a new, volunteer driven, 501(c)3, operating as "Rebecca's Dream". Our mission is to promote awareness and compassionate understanding of depression and bipolar disorder as real diseases . We are trying to select a, user friendly...
  • Forum Thread: Hi from Dominique at DataRaising

    Hi Everyone! Thanks for welcoming me into the TechSoup community. As an expert in data management to increase fundraising, I can't wait to begin our community knowledge sharing experience together. Let's connect... Best, Dominique DataRaising Founder __________________________________________________________________...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Hello

    Hi, Linda, Welcome to TechSoup. Glad that you have found the Idealware chart, which really is a good resource. Hope that you will hear from a user of Donor Works 8. If you do not in a few days, you might want to post the donor database part of this question in the Technology for Fundraising section...
  • Forum Thread: Hello from Viet Dreams - We provide Clean Water to 3rd Countries

    More about us here: http://vietdreams.org/ VietDreams is a 501 (c) (3) organization founded by musicians, artists, journalists and music enthusiasts who all share a common goal – to provide disadvantaged children in Vietnam with better educational opportunities and a more healthy, sustainable...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Hello from Kansas City

    Hi Kimberly-- Welcome to TechSoup! I'm so glad you found us and I hope we can be of help to you in your work for homeless shelters. I know there are a number of TechSoup users in your field. A few places that can help you get some ideas are our Tech for Fundraising forum and this article on accounting...
  • Forum Reply: Re: newbee

    Hi, Steve, Great to get your post and welcome to TechSoup. Congratulations on the grant and on the project. Sounds exciting. It is hard to tell anyone, from a single short post where they need to start, but I'll dive in with a few suggestions for you to think over. For some advice on accounting...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Blackbaud kills off Common Ground

    Hi Doug, I think you point out an important consideration- you hear all of the buzz about Salesforce only to find out that you have to reinvent the wheel for things that should have been included in the first place. For current Common Ground users, please don't buy into the hysteria that...
  • Forum Thread: ACS (PeopleSuite et al)/Blackbaud/Orange Leap/ Donor Perfect

    I wrote the title that way to pique the interest of anyone and everyone using one of those products. Particularly anyone who has migrated to or from ACS ( http://www.acstechnologies.com/ ). I'd like to hear your experiences. I'm currently exploring the possibility of moving from ACS to another...
  • Forum Thread: Fundraising dbase maintenance and cleanup

    I am looking for some "best practices" for fundraising database maintenance and clean-up. Currently, our organization's development dbase has over 60,000 records; many of which are decades old. I want to reduce the dbase size down to about 20,000 records if at all possible. Other than the...
  • Forum Thread: Email integration in a CRM

    Which CRM's have the best integrated email services? Our organization has 15000 people subscribed to our newsletter and under 100 donors (with grand ambitions to convert these "interested" folks into donors). We currently use iContact to reach out to these people, but are hoping to...
  • Forum Thread: Looking for a Filemaker Pro-based donor management app. Any leads?

    Hello! I am the managing director of a nonprofit arts organization that has just gotten to the point where we are beginning a formalized donor development program. Unfortunately, we don't have the funds to go for a major donor management system like eTapestry or Raiser's Edge. We do have FileMaker...
  • Forum Thread: Donor Research Techniques

    I do pro bono consulting for non-profit organizations. One of my clients wants to significantly improve their research on current & past donors. There are products and services available. I'd like to hear some qualified opinions to help me narrow the field.
  • Forum Thread: Anyone has experience with Realm from ACS?

    Not sure if this is the right forum to ask. We are a nonprofit company that received donation in Canada and is looking for a software that can record giving and issue tax receipt at year end. Has anyone use the Realm software by ACS? We are looking for an equivalent of Membership Plus (previous s/w)...
  • Forum Thread: Need help! Conversing from DonorPerfect to Giftworks.

    Please help me convert to GiftWorks smoothly. My email is DELETED and phone is DELETED. Thanks!
  • Forum Thread: donor management software-email compatibiltiy

    We are a community leadership nonprofit looking for a "real" donor management system (have been using access forever). One thing I'm trying to avoid is the duplication of data entry we now experience, particularly with regards to email address. i.e. update access database, update outlook...
  • Forum Thread: Donor Software comparison - looking for a fully featured system

    We are a startup foundation and are looking for a cloud based full featured system. We have a few substantial donors that will be giving us our initial funding and have a good list of potential constituents in the 3-4,000 range. I have done some research and seen the demos on the below systems as well...
  • Forum Thread: New Database for our organization

    We are the Catholic Daughters of the Americas National HQ in NYC. We currently use a database for our billing, order processing, membership, addresses,etc by using FUND E-Z for Windows multi user verision 5.23 1999 edition. This is slowing us down and would like suggestions for a new database software...
  • Forum Thread: Attention accountants... What kind of "integration" are you looking for?

    Over the past several months I have had many talks with nonprofits about donor management solutions and accounting software integration. It's such a buzz word that I don't think people even know what it means. I have found that so many organizations enter every single donation into their donor...
  • Forum Thread: Donation Management/Fundraising Software - Razoo vs Rally.org

    We are looking at Razoo & Rally.org as our two choices for Donation Management & Fundraising software. Anyone have any experience with either?
  • Forum Thread: Blackbaud vs Tessitura

    Hi, I work for a nonprofit that will soon be opening a 550 seat performing arts center and we need to decide on a comprehensive ticketing, fundraising,constituent management, financial management and direct marketing system. We have narrowed our choices to Blackbaud and Tessitura and have gotten proposals...
  • Forum Thread: DonorPerfect vs. salesforce (NPSP)

    I know it's a loaded questions but I'm just looking for quick thoughts on salesforce vs. DonorPerfect for donor management/fundraising. I haven't come across many features that DonorPerfect has which cannot be done in salesforce (with apps, of course). Also any thoughts on the idealware...
  • Forum Thread: Exporting to Excel from DonorPerfect

    I'm wondering if anyone knows how to export all the data in all the fields from DonorPerfect to Excel. Like a complete backup, but through Excel.