Fundraising Software to Help Raise Money

There are many different types of groups needing to raise money. For many, fundraising software and fundraising software programs are tools that could and should be explored.

Software Options

If the solution to meet your needs is based on members making donations, you should spend some time exploring different software options including those that specialize in mail, email, or full-service software that handles both. If you are a volunteer, then you will definitely want to find software that is easy to start, has tracking data, accepts donations over the internet, and provides tools for all of the business aspects of your type of fundraiser.

Fundraising Software Companies

Easy Fundraising Ideas does not sell fundraising software, we wanted to provide some links to some of the top fundraising management software companies.

  • Choose-a-thon Fundraiser Software: This site offers organizations software systems for the management of fundraising events like Walk-a-thons or Read-a-thons. The online software makes tracking internet donations simple. Volunteers will love the simple way they can track pledges and donations. It is the top online software resource for event-based fundraisers.
  • Fundraising Software by Blackbaud: Blackbaud is one of the leading providers of software and services designed specifically for nonprofits. Their product line includes fundraising software, fund accounting software, and school administrative software. Here are some of their software offerings:
      • The Raiser’s Edge® – award-winning fundraising management software
      • The Financial EdgeT – a full suite of nonprofit-specific financial management software
      • The Education EdgeT – the complete software solution for independent schools, connecting all school areas, including admissions, scheduling, finance and fundraising
      • The Information EdgeT – the first business intelligence tool for nonprofits
      • The Patron EdgeT – ticketing management system designed specifically for large or small performing arts organizations, museums, zoos, aquariums, and athletic venues
  • Donor Perfect Fundraising Software: Professional Donor Relations Management! Nothing is more critical to the success of your mission than growing relationships with donors, volunteers, foundations, and other constituents. For twenty years, Donor Perfect has provided the software tools needed to achieve all your fundraising goals. Services provided include donor management, donation processing, pledge processing, managing organization volunteers and hours/dates of service, donor targeted marketing and much more. You get contact management that includes major donor profile reports (especially important for nonprofits) and another fundraising specific information and management systems software.
  • Campagne Associates Software for Fundraising – This leading company offers fundraising software and services for the nonprofit development community. They work closely with more than 3,000 clients throughout North America to ensure its software provides the information nonprofits need to raise more money. Since 1987, this software acted as the foundation for 10,000 fundraisers who have raised more than $11 billion with these services. GiftMaker Pro and WebCampaigns provide a wide range of features and functionality and are priced right for most budgets. GiftMaker Pro is the bedrock for all your constituent management, gift processing, and reporting needs. WebCampaigns allows you to take your fundraising efforts to the next level using the power of the internet. Together they give you what you need to raise more money.
  • Fundraiser Software by Sage: Sage MIP Fund Accounting and Fundraising software help nonprofit and government organizations gain insight to make more effective management decisions. Sage Fundraising 50 Designed is designed for value-conscious nonprofits. Sage MIP Fundraising 50 (formerly Paradigm) is an affordable fundraising option that is easy to learn, understand, and use effectively. A complete set of core fundraising and development program tools – with no-per-module extra costs – to help you reach the new ground in donor acquisition, fundraising results, and operational efficiency. Sage Fundraising 50 promotes donor acquisition, cultivation, and retention through comprehensive profiles, moves management and tickler tools, and complete communication histories.

Basic Fundraising Software Questions

You have decided that you need fundraising software for management and systems information. So now – What are some of the questions you should ask a software sales representative? What should you look for in the product? Before looking at software, an organization must first be clear about its overall current and future operations. Having that information in hand, some of the basic questions to ask are:

Custom Discount Fundraising Cards

Raise money by creating your own discount card fundraiser. Sign up between 8 and 12 local merchants to advertise on the back of your fundraising discount cards. We will custom design the front for your group. These fundraiser discount cards make terrific annual fundraising tools.

What You Should Know

Custom Fundraising Discount Cards offer some of the highest profits possible. Take a look at the profit chart below to estimate what your group can earn with this outstanding program:

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cards Bought Profit Cost per Card
2500 90% plus Call for Pricing
1000 90% $1.00
500 80% $2.00
250 70% $3.00
100 min 60% $4.00
Journey of Faith Candle Fundraiser

Our Journey of Faith candle fundraiser is perfect for a spiritual or faith-based group looking to raise money with a high-quality product. One of our most popular candle fundraisers, Journey of Faith, is easy to sell.  Plus, we offer a 50% profit and low minimums to get free shipping! You will receive free Journey of Faith candle fundraiser brochures for pre-selling, so there is no upfront payment required.

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you a 50% profit on every candle you sell. The only additional charge you may incur is a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 candles.

Each candle sells for only $14 each.

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Jack Link's Beef Jerky Fundraiser

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky is the cure to candy fundraising. While it may seem to have just snapped onto the scene and gained popularity over the last decade, humans have been eating jerky for thousands of years. Beef jerky is a handy, on-the go-option for quick hunger fixes. Plus it’s full of protein and minerals. Jack Link’s Beef Jerky sticks meet or exceed most school nutritional standards, making it a healthy fundraiser for kids.  The sticks sell for only $2 each. You can purchase as little as one case and shipping is absolutely free.

What You Should Know

Jack Link’s profits are determined based on the number of cases that you sell. See the profit chart below for more details:

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Product Cost Per Case Profit %
Beef Sticks $200.00 50%
Squatch Sticks $120.00 50%
Patriotic scratch card

Patriotic Scratch Card fundraisers are perfect for scouts, veterans, or any other group with the USA as a focused theme. Scratch card fundraisers are high profit and low risk. It’s an easy and fast way to raise money while promoting American pride.

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people as a “Thank You” for participating. You can also create a custom coupon handout with your town’s unique businesses.

As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card. The profits and profit percentages shown are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

Profit and Cost

 

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
Earth candle fundraiser

An Earth candle fundraiser is a great way to raise money and be kind to our planet. Your group will offer a terrific selection of candles in the most popular scents. There is upfront cost and you make 50% profit on every Earth candle you sell. You can even qualify for free shipping. We provide free brochures for each member of your group and all the materials you need to have a successful Earth candle fundraiser.

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you 50% profit on each and every candle you sell. The only additional charge you may incur is a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 candles.

Each candle sells for only $14 to $16 each.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Seasonal Shoppers Fundraising

Seasonal sellers – using a fundraising catalog – are another great option to explore. We provide each of your participants with an extensive fund raiser catalog that includes seasonally specific gift items. You get people to shop in your fundraising catalog for gift items they would purchase elsewhere.

What You Should Know

How much profit will you make on your Catalog Fundraiser?

You can make up to 50% profit with the Season Seller brochure fundraiser. Your actual profit depends on how many items you sell. Take a look at the profit chart below to see what kind of profits you will get depending on your final sale.

Profit and Cost

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
800 or more 50% YES
500 – 799 50% No
400 -499 40% No
300 – 399 38% No
200 – 299 35% No
100 – 199 30% No
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