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Guiding Software Decisions for Nonprofit Organizations: G2 Crowd at AASP Summit 2015

G2 Crowd is a bronze sponsor of this year’s AASP Summit 2015 in Chicago.

This year’s AASP Summit 2015 will feature 5 separate tracks:

  1. Leadership & Career Development
  2. Technology Trends
  3. Analytics & Reporting
  4. Prospecting Management & Donor Relations
  5. Gift & Bio Administration

Each of these tracks consists of a variety of themed sessions aimed towards educating nonprofit professionals on improving their businesses and equipping them with actionable next steps. Attendees of AASP Summit 2015: as you learn about these best practices, consider the different types of software tools that can automate and integrate your business processes. Software tools can play a big role in advancing your nonprofit.

However, before you jump into the software buying process, make sure to do your research first. G2 Crowd is committed to helping nonprofit organizations find the right technology to improve their business processes. We recognize the critical role that nonprofits play in improving our society. For this reason, we would love to be a resource to all nonprofit individuals and organizations as it pertains to the software buying process.

Once you have identified the right category of nonprofit software for your business, use the corresponding resources that are provided. We have broken down nonprofit software products into 7 central categories:

DONOR PROSPECT RESEARCH

Donor Prospect Research software products can help you target key donors for your upcoming donation campaigns. These tools highlight donor demographics, donor giving patterns and many other key benefits. If Donor Prospect Research software is a good fit for your nonprofit, make sure you read through our Donor Prospect Research Buyer’s Guide for important buying considerations.

FUNDRAISING

Fundraising software helps nonprofit organizations raise money to support their cause. With fundraising tools, you have the ability to create landing pages, collect funds, send transactional emails, coordinate events and more. If you’re interested in Fundraising software for your business, first check out our Fundraising Buyer’s Guide.

GRANT MANAGEMENT

Grant management software products assist nonprofits with the grant process. Whereas some grant management tools focus on specific phases of the process, others encompass the grant process in its entirety. Grant Management tools provide many key benefits, including simplifying the grant management lifecycle and increasing the flow of incoming grant funds. Check out our list of Buying Considerations for Grant Management software.

NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING

Nonprofit Account tools help organizations balance their financial reporting. This type of software is critical for nonprofits to maintain their 501c3 tax exempt status in a smooth, manageable way. Before you buy Nonprofit Accounting software, read through some key buying considerations and benefits for this type of tool.

NONPROFIT CRM

Nonprofit CRM is crucial for aggregating all individuals who have a relationship with the nonprofit organization. These tools allow the nonprofit to manage and track these individuals in one centralized location. Nonprofit CRM products can encompass all constituents or be broken down into two secondary categories:

  • Donor Management software centralizes an organization’s donor contacts. This type of software helps nonprofit organizations better target email marketing materials to these contacts.
  • Volunteer Management tools centralize an organization’s volunteer contacts. This software provides one central hub for event coordination and organization. Volunteer Management tools make it easier for nonprofit organizations to manage, recruit, and communicate upcoming events to volunteers.

Make sure to read through our Donor Management Buying Considerations and Volunteer Management Buying Considerations before purchasing a Nonprofit CRM tool.

G2 Crowd will have a table at AASP Summit 2015 and will be giving demos to users who would like to navigate our site. We’ll also be showing AASP Summit 2015 attendees how they can find the research and resources they need to make better technology purchase decisions.