If you do this, then you need...
You may need... FundRaiser Basic
- ...just need to keep good records of donors and contributions
- ...are mostly concerned with ensuring that thank-you letters or receipts get out in a timely manner
- ...only do a couple of mailings a year
- ...have fairly simple reporting needs
- ...don't need (or have the time) to analyze your contribution data closely...
. Basic is our entry-level program, perfect for small or new organizations.
You may need... FundRaiser Select
- ...need more than a couple of codes per donor or more than one per gift
- ...need to analyze your fundraising efforts, including events
- ...accept many types of donations, such as: Pledges, Tributes, or Memberships
- ...need to monitor volunteer activity
- ...want to do targeted mailings
- ...need to have more than one person in the program at the same time
- ...accept in-kind contributions (non-financial donations)
- ...want to compose complex form letters
- ...want to analyze giving patterns
- ...or receive donations in foreign currencies...
. Select is our mid-level donor management package, consisting of a powerful core program and several optional modules that enhance its functionality.
You may need... FundRaiser Professional
- ...have extensive reporting requirements, or need to create your own reports
- ...need to keep close track of all contacts with your donors and their activities
- ...need more than three of the optional modules available for FundRaiser Select
- ...need to record many unique kinds of data (using custom Spare Fields)
- ...have several special events or mailings each year that you need to closely track
- ...need to record Split Gifts (gifts given for more than one purpose), or Soft Credits
- ...have a wide variety of projects and systems that seem to make everything more complex...
. Professional is our premier, all-inclusive program, able to handle a complete range of donor and donation management tasks. It also includes all features available for Select, even the optional modules.