This is the era of job cuts, recession, and credit crunch. People in some parts of the United States are finding it difficult to manage their basic needs such as food clothing and shelter. They are not able to manage educational and medical expenses for their kids. There are thousands of people who are unemployed and need someone to help them to take care of these expenses. There are hundreds of non-profit organizations which help the poor and needy people to take care of educational, medical expenses and other social issues. Non-profit organizations play in important part in supporting the society with various social welfare projects.
Managing a non-profit organization is not as easy as it used to be, but non-profit software can definitely make things easy. Let’s take a look at some of the features which should be considered while choosing good software to manage a non-profit organization in an effective way.
Good non-profit software should be able to manage various ways of communication like emails, newsletters, phone calls and more. It should be able to manage contact information about volunteers, donors, and keep a track of the communication between the organization and the people.
Donations and Fundraising Management
Raising donations and funds to run the organization is the most important task for any non-profit organization. Non-profit software should be able to manage online donations. It should also be able to process these donations, issue receipts and also send renewal requests whenever required. This software should also be able to send emails with donation appeals. It should also be able to calculate various taxes and apply them wherever required.
Social Media Campaign Management
Social media has become a part of our day to day life. According to a recent survey, people around the world spend minimum 4 hours on various social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and Google plus. Social networking sites can prove to be very useful for fundraising. Presence on social media is very important for non-profit organizations. Good non-profit software should be able to manage social media campaigns for donations. It should also be able to post about organization’s social initiatives and events.
Volunteer / Member Management
There are lots of people out there who wish to contribute their time, money and work for the betterment of our society. Non-profit software should be able to provide information about opportunities for members and volunteers via the website and by sending emails to its existing members.
Ideal non-profit software should be able to integrate with other email and telephone systems in the office. You should select software which can integrate with other software in the office and generate quick reports about the organization’s activities and performance.
In short, non-profit software should be able to manage data, manage communication with donors, volunteers. It should be able to manage everything like- event management, website content and even donations management and tax calculations. So, what are you waiting for? Go for non-profit software which can help you to increase your organization's efficiency and perform better.
About the Author:
This is a sponsored guest post written by Kishna Gaskarth. She is a regular writer and she writes freely on any topic. She has done a thorough research on Non-Profit Software while writing this post.