The Top 3 Resources for Nonprofits

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Nonprofit organizations exist to provide a specific service to people in need of support. Some nonprofits have a creative purpose, while others aim to alleviate the difficult situations that people face across the world. Generally, nonprofits aim to spend their money on their target demographic rather than making a profit, so it is important that they direct their funds into resources that work for them.

In this week’s blog post, we’ll take a look at the top three customer relationship management (CRM) software resources that nonprofits can use to help them work more efficiently. The advantages and disadvantages of each resource will also be presented to help you determine which one might be the best fit for your nonprofit.

#1 Salesforce

Salesforce is a top resource for nonprofits
salesforce is a top resource for nonprofits _

Salesforce is a cloud-based solution that allows nonprofits to maximize their connection to their supporters, donors and volunteers. It’s meant to be used to bridge the gaps between every department. Some of the world’s largest and most successful nonprofits, like the American Cross, use this software.

Some of the features of Salesforce include the following:

Advantages

  • May be used with Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • Cloud-based
  • Good for small, medium and large organizations

Disadvantages

  • Hard to navigate
  • May take a while to learn
  • May lack customization

There are two options for nonprofits to choose from:

Lightning Enterprise Edition + Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP)

  • Complete CRM for nonprofits. All of the features of Enterprise Edition, plus out-of-the-box tools for managing fundraising and nonprofit constituent relationships. Your first 10 EE subscriptions are FREE for qualified customers.
  • $36 users/month (billed annually)
  • It includes everything under the enterprise edition.

Lightning Unlimited Edition + Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP)

  • The ultimate nonprofit CRM and support. All of the features of Unlimited Edition, plus out-of-the-box tools for managing fundraising and nonprofit constituent relationships.
  • $72 users/month (billed annually)
  • Everything under the unlimited and NPSP features are included.

For more information about these packages, visit their website.

#2 NeonCRM Software

NeonCRm is a top resource for nonprofits
NeonCRm is a top resource for nonprofits _

NeonCRM was created by Z2 Systems. It is also a cloud-based ascendable solution that is helpful for nonprofit organizations. Through this software, organizations will be able to save time and energy on events such as fundraising by organizing their members or volunteers and even regulating registration at the event.

Some of the notable features of this software are as follows:

Advantages

  • Cloud-based
  • May be used on Mac, Windows and Linux
  • Suitable for small, medium and large organizations

Disadvantages

  • Some issues about duplication of existing accounts
  • Price for data migration may be high

There are 3 options for nonprofits to choose from:


Impact

$110 per month

  • Unlimited system users
  • Unlimited online forms
  • Live group training
  • Unlimited ticket support
  • Fundraising or Membership CRM
  • Based on # constituent records
  • Open API access
  • Not included:
  • Live chat not included
  • Visual phone support not included

Essentials

$50 per month

  • Unlimited system users
  • Unlimited online forms
  • Live group training
  • Unlimited ticket support
  • Fundraising or Membership CRM
  • Based on # constituent records
  • Open API access
  • Not included:
  • Live chat not included
  • Visual phone support not included

Empower

$200 per month

  • Unlimited system users
  • Unlimited online forms
  • Live group training
  • Unlimited ticket support
  • Fundraising or Membership CRM
  • Based on # constituent records
  • Open API access
  • Included:
  • Live chat
  • Visual phone support

For more details about NeonCRM, you may visit their website here.


#3 Raiser's Edge NXT

Raiser's edge is a top resource for nonprofits
Raiser's edge is a top resource for nonprofits _

Raiser’s Edge NXT is another cloud-based app that aims to alleviate problems encountered by nonprofit organizations with regards to fundraising activities and customer relationship management. They offer data improvement services that allow the organization to manage their donors to update their contact information and bank payments.

Some of the top features their software offers are:

  • Fundraising Software
  • Nonprofit CRM Software
  • Online Membership Software
  • Unlimited cloud-based access (This means that any user can access the system from anywhere as long as there is internet connection, regardless of the number of users.)

Advantages

  • Cloud-based
  • Maybe used on Mac, Windows and Linux
  • Fit for medium to large organizations

Disadvantages

  • May take a while to navigate
  • May not be visually appealing to all
  • Updates on the software may take a while

Raiser’s Edge NXT offers subscription-based pricing and may be a little more expensive than the other two resources.

The work that nonprofits do is very important but can be very taxing. With so many different variables to manage from members to staff to volunteers to donors, it can be hard to keep everything straight. Relying on resources like the three we have listed here could be just what your nonprofit needs to expand your reach as you affect real change in the world.

So, what do you think about the software? Are there any advantages or disadvantages you have experienced with any of them? Let us know in the comments below!

~ Jamara Wilson, Team Tuxedo Impressions LLC™