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  • Forum Reply: RE: Incoming/outgoing book donation software

    Hi Loricothrun, Sounds like a great service you are offering. The answer is a bit involved...and I'll try to keep it as simple as possible. I'm not sure what you are using the scanned ISBN for or what other information you are manually entering in afterwards. If you are scanning in the ISBN...
  • Forum Thread: Donor Management System Best Practices

    For anyone just getting started with a donor management system or struggling to get the most of of their system, check out Idealware's upcoming webinar: Donor Management System Best Practices . From now until Labor Day you can get 50% off. Just insert the code SumSale15 when you register. Other...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Hello from GateWay Home in Indianapolis, IN

    Hi GateWayHome, Thank you for your introduction and the inspiring mission that your organization is dedicated to. For ideas on what software, such as bookkeeping and fundraising would best meet your needs, you will get some very good advice in the database and software section of these forums . Just...
  • Forum Thread: Salsa Labs and Kindful

    Hello, I am reviewing Salsa Labs-Solis and Kindful. Can anyone provide me some feedback on the solutions? I am not sure which one to select.
  • Forum Thread: Looking for a CRM Consulting Firm

    Despite my best efforts I don't seem to have enough time to research properly a new donor management system for my mid-sized nonprofit. I was hoping someone could suggest a consulting firm in Washington or Oregon that is familiar with all the available the CRM's, who could analyze our needs and...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Giftworks - Donor perfect reviews

    I can sympathize as we are in a similar situation. We bit the bullet and spent the $750.00 back in 2012 to buy Giftworks and their volunteer module and it has, by in large, worked well for us. Last week I got the infamous "pay up or get out by August 31" notice and also am outraged. We are...
  • Forum Thread: Share how social media has helped you and your org create social change!

    Join NTEN, NetSquared & Beth Kanter at South By Southwest this year by sharing your social media for social good story: http://bit.ly/5pSoNC
  • Forum Reply: Re: Donor Management System

    Hi Joe, What are your short and long term priorities for the program and its usage? A donor management system is the one piece of software that you should take some time to learn about, and consult with as many stakeholders as possible. Idealware just published a comprehensive report on Low Cost Donor...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Looking for Ideas for software to manage members and events of a volunteer arts org

    Our existing website is for nonmembers and members to see upcoming events and to download event registration forms and the monthly newsletter. That's about it. Right now member data is maintained in an Access db that is stored on Google and is accessible by only the membership committee. We are looking...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Donor Management System

    While I was at the Craiglist Nonprofit Bootcamp in Berkeley this weekend, a woman asked me a similar question about her small nonprofit. I just sent her an email highlighting these resources from various places around TechSoup. Depending upon your needs, volume of donations, whether they come in online...
  • Forum Thread: Feeding the Homeless

    I am so thrilled to find this site! My husband and i started a small nonprofit out of our house. we feed the homeless at local parks here in Orange County california. we have been majorly blessed by getting to know these new friends whom we call 'friends who live outside'. we go out once or twice...
  • Forum Thread: Hello from Kansas City

    Hello all, I work for a nonprofit that runs a homeless shelter in Kansas City. We have about 75 employees and receive government funding as well as foundation and private grants. I would very much like to get some ideas for best practices from other members on this forum who work for homeless shelters...
  • Forum Thread: Help with Research

    Hi, I work for a nonprofit organization that's been using a DOS-based db for donor management and now wants to upgrade. The challenge is finding something that will run on a Novell network (with Windows workstations). Any ideas?
  • 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 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 Reply: Re: Hello

    Hi, Cliff, Welcome to TechSoup. I think you are in the boat of many nonprofits about the abundance of options in donor management software. One good step is to make sure you demo the products you are most interested in. Also, be sure to evaluate the tech support department, as that is the department...
  • Forum Thread: Educational Camps South Africa

    Our Fertile Ground is helping solve the challenges facing youth by providing supportive community environments where children can thrive. The non-profit organization uses a peer support model in which trained teen counselors provide education and social support to children and adolescents living with...
  • Forum Thread: Hello

    Hi Everyone, I work for CT Voices for Children and am researching donor database software. We've outgrown our numerous spreadsheets and need a functional program that will aid us in donor development and event management. I've been reviewing Donor Works 8 and so far it seems like a good product...
  • Forum Reply: Re: CRM & a sustainable donor base

    Hi Brian-- Welcome! I'm so glad you joined us and have dived right in with answering questions. Looking forward to having your expertise around the forums. Best, Megan
  • Forum Thread: Database vendor + useful blogging

    Hello everyone! I just started working for Z2 Systems, which created a web-based CRM system named NEON that is focused on nonprofits. Before that I worked for several nonprofits in the Chicago and New York City areas, where I mainly engaged in fundraising and outreach efforts. We're redesigning...
  • Forum Thread: Introduction

    Hi everyone. I am Michael and the organization I represent is Cystic Fibrosis Research Fund, Inc (DBA as Emily's Entourage). My oldest daughter (27) has CF and our family and friends have formed this organization to help raise money to support CF research. There are so many breakthroughs on the horizon...
  • Forum Thread: Hello from beautiful Australia.

    Hi guys, I'm Andrew - I am pretty much everything in my organisation Brown Box. We're a friendly web development company here in Australia with big ideas for the world of nonprofits online. We have been doing online strategy, web development, email marketing, social media training, and online...
  • 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: New Member

    Hi Alice, I noticed that you posted a note in the volunteer forum for help with the database development. If you don't get an answer there, and you want to try and work your way through the problem in the do-it-yourself way, you can also post specific questions on how to do what you want to do...
  • 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 __________________________________________________________________...