Fundraising, Online Payments & Donor Management
There are more options than ever for managing online donations. This is both good and bad – good because there are plenty of features and price points for your nonprofit’s (and constituents’) needs, but bad because many of these services are still changing and even shutting down. In other words, don’t just choose your online payment solution based on the fees and features: if you don’t want to have to figure it out again in a year, pick your solution based also on how dependable the company offering it is. A longstanding giant in payments like Paypal isn’t nonprofit specific, but it will also be there when you need it a year from now.
PayPal is the standard for online credit card processing, and more nonprofits use their services every day. If you make less than 100,000 in donations annually, PayPal charges a reasonable 2.2% + $0.30 for each transaction, a discounted rate for nonprofit organizations.
With a link from your website and credit card merchant account, 4aGoodCause lets you accept donations, membership payments, event registrations and event product sales. $30/month plus $0.32 per transaction, setup fees applicable based on the payment system and custom forms required.
ActiveGiving enables online donations, campaign management, event registration, fundraising consultation and management, ticket sales, membership services, recurring gifts and online auctions for nonprofits. Prices available on request.
DonateNow is an online donation processing service for nonprofits to accept credit card gifts online from Groundspring.org and Network for Good. Packages range from $59.95 to $159.95/month with a 3% per donation fee.
DonorPerfect online fundraising and donation processing software has special pricing from $39/month for smaller nonprofits with fewer than 500 records in their database. Free demo CD, brochure and price quote on request.
Donor Tools offers a variety of plans ranging from $19 to $79/month. Migration of your existing data to Donor Tools costs $75/hour. Free 2-week trial.
eTapestry is web-based software that tracks donors, prospects or alumni while managing gifts, pledges and payments. The Base System is free to nonprofits with fewer than 500 donor records; larger volumes start at $99/month. Advanced features are available with add-on modules. 30 day trial available.
Firespring offers easy-to-launch online fundraising campaigns. Collect single and recurring donations through your website. Donor management tools allow your organization to communicate with donors, track campaign progress and generate progress reports. Pricing starts at $49/month with unlimited training and support.
GiftTool suite of integrated services allows nonprofits to effectively manage their online donations, shopping cart, event registration, membership sign-up, opt-in marketing, surveys, online tests, ballots, pledges and more. $250 setup fee per service, monthly subscription, plus transaction fees.
GiftWorks is a fundraising software that tracks donations, manages fundraising campaigns and creates reports. The installed version starts at $90/month for unlimited users. The cloud-based edition starts $110/month per user.
Orange Leap is an on-demand, web-based constituent and donation management solution for nonprofits of all sizes. Its open-source donor database enables you to create sophisticated reports for analyzing data in real time. Demo on request. Hosted packages $99/user/month and $139/user/month.
Payments, simplified. PaymentSpring is a full merchant account, payment gateway and recurring billing solution that allows you to accept credit card payments, while eliminating processing and storing credit card data. Nonprofits pay a discounted price of 2.5% + $0.30 per transaction.
Sage Fundraising 50 offers tools for donor development, online donations and payment processing, event, volunteer and membership management, communication tools and customizable reports. A fully-managed hosting solution is also available. Prices available on request.