Aplos Software Expands Donor Management Software to Enable Nonprofits to Accept Online Donations

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Aplos Software added online donations to its web-based donor management software. This new feature will enable nonprofits to allow donors to create individual or recurring donations online with low transaction rates.

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Nonprofits can set up their account, customize their donation form and share it with their donors in less than five minutes.

Aplos Software LLC, a software company specializing in web-based nonprofit software, today announced that it enhanced Aplos Donor Management to include the ability for nonprofits and churches to accept one-time or recurring donations online.

The fundraising method of donating online is quickly growing. According to a 2013 survey by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, online giving increased by 14 percent in 2012 and almost three quarters of nonprofits surveyed aimed to expand their online donations in the next few years.

“In a recent survey, the overwhelming majority of our own nonprofit accounting software users said they needed an online donation platform with competitive transaction rates that integrated with their fund accounting software,” said Tim Goetz, CPA and cofounder of Aplos Software. “Their donors expect convenient and secure platforms to donate online and these nonprofits weren’t happy with the options in the marketplace, so we listened and built it for them.”

The new online donation platform includes a custom donation form that the nonprofit can brand and link to an easy-to-find donate button on their website. Even nonprofits without a website can still benefit from online donations by including a donate button on their email and social media that links to their donation form webpage.

“Donors that set up a recurring donation online are more likely to continue giving, so including this option in every fundraising campaign can mean a significant boost in giving and stability for a nonprofit,” said Goetz. “Nonprofits can set up their account, customize their donation form and share it with their donors in less than five minutes.”

Nonprofits using Aplos Donor Management to accept online donations will receive some of the lowest credit card processing fees available at 2.2% + $.30 for recognized 501(c)(3) organizations for the first $25,000 in donations and 2.7% + $.30 for all donations above that amount. Organizations that are not recognized as 501(c)(3) receive rates of 2.9% + $.30 per transaction for the first $25,000 and 3.4% + $.30 above that amount.

In addition to secure online donations, Aplos Donor Management’s monthly subscription of ten dollars per month enables a nonprofit to save time by combining all donation tracking in one convenient location and automatically generating contribution statements. If the organization also subscribes to Aplos Accounting for fund accounting, the donations and contacts are seamlessly integrated and automatically tracked within the financials.

As a Cloud-based software, users can access Aplos Donor Management or Aplos Accounting online from any location with an Internet connection, have multiple users with role-based permissions, and automatically back up data online. Information about Aplos Software can be found at http://www.aplossoftware.com.

About Aplos Software
Aplos Software specializes in web-based software that makes it simple to manage a nonprofit. Named “an excellent choice for nonprofits” by CPA Practice Advisor, Aplos aims to make it software simple and intuitive, while maintaining excellence in accuracy, affordability, security and accessibility online.

Their suite of nonprofit software includes Aplos Accounting, Aplos Donor Management, Aplos e-File, and Aplos Oversight, which is a management software to oversee the finances of multiple organizations. Based in Fresno, California, Aplos Software was founded in 2009 and has served over 10,000 organizations with its various software programs. For more information, visit http://www.aplossoftware.com or call Aplos Software at (888) 274-1316.

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