How to Find the Best Fundraising Software for Your Non-Profit

JOE GARECHT | December 27, 2019

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Your non-profit’s fundraising software (sometimes called your donor database) can literally make or break your development program.  Good fundraising software can be the difference between a successful, comprehensive fundraising program run by happy fundraisers… and a disjointed, wasteful fundraising program run by a stressed-out staff. Most modern non-profits run complex fundraising programs.  Even small organizations generally host one or more fundraising events, send out multiple fundraising mailings, raise money online, and engage in face-to-face fundraising with their major donors. Mid-sized and large organizations add to that complexity by adding other fundraising tactics, as well as employing multiple team members to implement their fundraising plans.

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