I’m regularly asked to comment on fundraising databases and what I would recommend. Naturally, it depends on your organisational circumstance. Whilst I like The Raiser’s Edge, the huge outlay in cost may not make sense for a very small charitable organisation.
I was clearing out my online cupboards over christmas and I came across this article which was a review of fundraising databases used in the not for profit sector. So I thought I would post it up here for others to have a look at.
Hope it helps with any decision processes you are going through.
Whilst Salesforce is a growing market and offers a great licensing agreement, please remember that you will still need to invest a lot of time for customisations to make it fit with your organisations requirements.