DonorPerfect Fundraising Software is Top Rated in Donor Management Report

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DonorPerfect receives more 'Excellent' ratings & Category Recommendations than any other vendor in "A Consumers Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems"

More 'Excellent' ratings & Category Recommendations than any vendor in "A Consumers Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems" receive the same recognition, and even improve in the analysis, is both gratifying and humbling.

For the second time in the two years that the report was compiled, DonorPerfect received the highest fundraising software ratings among all vendors in the recently updated report, "A Consumer's Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems," from independent nonprofit organizations, NTEN and Idealware.

After an extensive evaluation, both DonorPerfect Installed and DonorPerfect Online (our web-based fundraising solution) received more "Excellent" ratings for their features than any other products. In addition, the report identifies several purchasing categories for nonprofits, and all the DonorPerfect products combined received six recommendations, which is more than any other vendor.

How the Evaluations Were Performed
Independent organizations NTEN and Idealware initially identified 29 systems that met their criteria for cost-effectiveness and popular use. After extensive interviews, detailed surveys and demonstrations, they selected DonorPerfect as one of the top ten solutions "that, to our minds, had the best combination of functionality, price and attractiveness in a number of situations" according to the report authors. The ten products were evaluated on many different criteria, and recommendations were made based on nonprofit purchasing categories as well as on specific features.

DonorPerfect Stands Out
DonorPerfect received the following recommendations for the purchasing categories in which many nonprofits classify themselves:

  • You're a tiny but growing organization, and price is critical
  • You need something easy to set up and use
  • Fundraising events are a critical part of your process
  • You want to track all your constituents in one system
  • You need to integrate tightly with email and your web site
  • You need something highly configurable

In the Features Comparison, where the ten vendors received Excellent, Good or Fair ratings, both DonorPerfect Online and DonorPerfect Installed, with all modules available, received a greater number of "Excellents" than any of the other products. With a total of 18 Excellent ratings available, here are the results:

  • DonorPerfect Online – 17 Excellents (up 1 from 2009)
  • DonorPerfect Installed – 16 Excellents (up 1 from 2009)
  • Next closest product – 13 Excellents
  • Last product – 4 Excellents

Jon Biedermann, SofterWare Vice President of Fundraising Solutions, noted "We are absolutely thrilled - again - by these results! In 2009, we were ecstatic to be rated as one of the top ten donor management systems by these two highly respected, independent nonprofit organizations. Now, to receive the same recognition, and even improve in the analysis, is both gratifying and humbling. We've always placed a premium on client feedback, and for over 20 years, we've dedicated ourselves to listening to that feedback and producing the best fundraising software solution at the best value. Once again, this report shows that our efforts continue to pay off."

Doug Schoenberg, SofterWare's CEO and Co-founder, also noted "We are particularly proud to have DonorPerfect recognized as an outstanding value. SofterWare has a long standing commitment to helping non-profits lower the cost of fundraising technology without sacrificing critical features or high-quality support. This is even more critical today, as so many nonprofits are still recovering from the economic challenges of the last couple of years."

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