What do you need in a fundraising software solution?
Selecting new fundraising software is always an arduous process. There are so many options out there to consider and there is so much riding on you making the right call. How can you hope to pick the best software for your organization?
Easy, focus on what you want your fundraising software to accomplish.
Rather than getting bowled over by features or trying to find something that fits an imagined work flow in your head, break it down into what goals you want to achieve. This will help you maintain clarity throughout the entire process.
Some key questions you should consider before making your choice:
- What kind of budget are we able to work with?
- What features are essential to our organization (donations, ticket sales, pledge drives, etc)?
- Do we need something that can help with donor communications?
- Who is going to be working with this software and what kind of training will they need?
- What kind of needs do you anticipate having in 3-5 years?
Asking the right questions early in the process can help you find the fundraising software that is right for you!