DONATION

DONATION

Nonprofit

4.9/5 (232 reviews)

DONATION Overview

DONATION is an easy-to-use, affordable, and powerful solution best suited to small and mid-sized organizations. Intended primarily for record-keeping of donors and donations, issuing receipts, reporting, and mail-merge, DONATION is not a fundraising system. (If that's your requirement you might want a more full-featured and customizable fundraising program - that's also more expensive!) Over 4,000 registered users in churches and charities in the U.S., Canada and around the world make DONATION their program of choice.

Pricing

Starting from
US$80,00
Pricing options
Free Trial
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

DONATION Reviews

Overall rating
4.9/5
99% positive reviews
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Sue F.

You can't go wrong

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Donation is a very simple program to use. It will print out your receipts, thank you letters, and year-end tax statements for your donors. The learning curve is very short in all areas but one. Their tech support is quick. The cost is very reasonable. There are updates throughout the year and as long as you pay the yearly maintenance fee the problem will be always up to date.

Cons

Is can be difficult to set up your thank you letters. There are templates that you can edit, but it does not always follow correctly.

Response from Software4Nonprofits

Thank you for this great review, Sue. In our experience, the only time mail-merge documents get seriously messed up is if you edit them in Microsoft Word, which can somehow make the merge fields not work. Other than that it's pretty much what you see is what you get. If you have further our outstanding problems with mail-merge letters don't hesitate to contact us for support.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Bill S.

Using a ledger and excel spreadsheet VERY time consuming and this has simplified everything

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/12/02
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

ease of data input the reports program they have kept it simple but with many programs within it at an affordable cost simple but detailed.

Cons

not sure if I have one could use more choices in date of input categories so you can run specific reports for those of us who can't do SQL set up.

Response from Software4Nonprofits

Thank you for this review, Bill. I'm not sure I understand the listed Con - many built-in reports allow for selection on a range of dates, and optionally on a donation category. Further selection can be done with Filter expressions, a fairly simple feature that does not require SQL. In fact, writing SQL is only required for the most unusual situations, by far fewer than 1% of our users. If you would like to explain where you are finding limitations in report selection, I'm quite sure we could explain how to do what you want. (The Help topic Filtering Reports will be very helpful.) You can contact us further directly by email.

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Don E.

Donation Program from Software4Nonprofits

Reviewed on 2016/10/26
Review Source: Capterra

An exceedingly good program. I have been using it since 2014 and would not consider any other program. Excellent support! No flaws that I have encountered. Strongly recommended! There are many reports available within the program, probably all that anyone would need, but if you would like some other report it is not too difficult to create one and it can be memorized for future use. We are not currently using the Accounts program, because the church treasurer prefers to use QuickBooks, with which he is more familiar. I have used Accounts for several months and personally found it to be excellent. I would recommend both programs.

Pros

Ease of use, very good reports, excellent and very fast support from Dan Cooperstock who developed the software. You don't communicate with someone working at a distant call centre, it is either Dan Cooperstock or Kwame Barko who answer your questions.

Cons

There is nothing I do not like.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Susan A.

Perfect Fit

Reviewed on 2013/10/27
Review Source: Capterra

After searching ( and I do mean SEARCHING) the internet for an easy to use, to-the-point software for recording charitable giving, I ran across Donation software created by Dan Cooperstock. I wasn't looking for a membership program, and I didn't need to record everyone's birthdates, groups, and blood types. I also wasn't interested in paying an arm and a leg. Donation software has been a blessing. I'm a little disappointed in email options for reports. Unless something has changed since I purchased it, you can't email reports to multiple recipients without saving the document as a PD, attaching the document to an email, and sending it your separate email program. We have several people in our church who receive a summary of each deposit, and it sure would be handy if I could do that. I've gotten into my routine of saving the report and including it as an attachment, so it's not the end of the world. Additionally, so far I haven't figured out how to easily build a report for a single fund/donation category. There are committees in the church who need a report on only one fund from time to time (i.e. memorial, capital building campaign, etc.) Those things being said, I'd still highly recommend this program to anyone who asked, and I'm grateful someone saw the need to create it. There's one caveat, and it is that I haven't gone through a year end. However, if it's as seamless as the weekly recording/deposits, there'll be no problem.

Pros: Price is right. Easy to use. Intuitive. Report appearance is attractive.

Cons: Report options aren't extensive when it comes to single donation categories and emailing.

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Robert V.

Donation Software Very Suitable

Reviewed on 2009/07/13
Review Source: Capterra

There are many features I have not investigated as they have not been my priority. If you think of one, it is probably already implemented.
I find it a good program for tracking our church's donations.

Pros

* This software is simple to install and get you started on data entry.
* It grows on you as you become more familiar with it's operation.
* It is versatile in that it can be used for several entities. i.e. we have a Mission Church in Toronto which is part of our ministry and the records for that ministry can be separated or integrated into our overall book-keeping.
* It has a quick data entry feature called "One date donation entry" which we use for data entry from weekly offerings.
* It has multiple report forms.
* Easy to migrate from year to year.
* Prints Donation receipts per Canada Revenue Agency specs.
* Restricted functions with Limited user access.
* Easy backup and restore feature.
* Pricing relative to size of your organization.
* If you have a good idea on a feature not included, notify the software writer and he is very willing to investigate implementation.

Cons

* I'm reluctant to give access to another operator as I have slight fear it may be hard to find errors in data entry. My motto is: If you want it done right, do it yourself.
* Reports require some programming knowledge to filter reports.

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DONATION Pricing

Starting from
US$80,00
Pricing options
Free Trial
Value for money

Free for the feature-limited Lite version, $80 for the regular Standalone version, $150 for the multi-user Network version in the first year. Annual Renewal fees (half those amounts) allow you to continue your eligibility for support and upgrades in subsequent years, but are not required.

DONATION Features


  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Attendance Management
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Custom Fields
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Integration
  • Event Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for DONATION

Key features of DONATION

  • Flexible mail-merge letters
  • Installed Windows Software
  • Mail-merge receipts can be used if you need your own wording
  • Over 30 built-in reports, and custom reports
  • Over 90% of most users' work will be done on the main window
  • Powerful SQL-based database
  • Receipts for Canada (including Quebec), USA, and Australia

Benefits

Users of Cooperstock Software's DONATION program love it because of its easy of learning and use.

DONATION for Windows helps you to: Track donations; Manage donors; Issue charitable receipts (including official U.S. and CRA-compatible Canadian charitable donation receipts); Track church contributions, giving, offerings or tithing; and Send mail-merge correspondence.

DONATION is ideal for Treasurers, Bookkeepers, Administrators, Administrative Assistants, Financial Secretaries, Envelope Secretaries, Executives or Directors and Pastors.

DONATION FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for DONATION.

Q. What type of pricing plans does DONATION offer?

DONATION offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$80,00

Free Trial: Available

Free for the feature-limited Lite version, $80 for the regular Standalone version, $150 for the multi-user Network version in the first year. Annual Renewal fees (half those amounts) allow you to continue your eligibility for support and upgrades in subsequent years, but are not required.

Q. What are the main features of DONATION?

DONATION offers the following features:

  • Flexible mail-merge letters
  • Installed Windows Software
  • Mail-merge receipts can be used if you need your own wording
  • Over 30 built-in reports, and custom reports
  • Over 90% of most users' work will be done on the main window
  • Powerful SQL-based database
  • Receipts for Canada (including Quebec), USA, and Australia

Q. Who are the typical users of DONATION?

DONATION has the following typical customers:

Non Profit

Q. What languages does DONATION support?

DONATION supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does DONATION offer?

We do not have any information about what DONATION pricing plans

Q. Does DONATION support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices DONATION supports

Q. What other apps does DONATION integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations DONATION has

Q. What level of support does DONATION offer?

We do not have any information about what support options DONATION has