Tech Trend: Technology solutions for nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations have unique CRM needs. They don’t have customers and they’re not selling products in the strictest sense but they need to be able to manage their accounts and asset valuations, along with extra layers of compliance. And, of course, with limited budgets, many of them have to find ways to raise money while saving time and resources.

Here are some tech platforms that make the process a little easier—with the extra bonus that they’re all located in Fast Future Country!

Madison, WI-based Altruize is a free, easy-to-use app that helps nonprofits, schools, companies, and individuals track volunteer hours. It centralizes volunteer data, giving all involved parties access to the data, including the volunteer, the entity that is verifying the volunteer activity, and the organization requiring the volunteerism.

Ohio-based DonorSnap allows fundraisers to capture, organize, and store donor contacts through a customizable database. User-defined fields can help you track relationships and affiliations, manage memberships, and accept event registrations.

Bloomerang, headquartered in Indianapolis, offers a cloud-based donor management application that helps nonprofits reach, engage and retain donors. The software’s core features include a dashboard that displays the organization’s donor retention rate along with suggestions on how to improve that, as well as future incoming donations. Users can also manage reports and accounts, while a social media hub monitors what constituents may be tweeting about your organization. Techradar listed Bloomerang in the top ten of best nonprofit software of 2022.

Tech leaders of nonprofits have so much on their plates already, it’s good to know that there are packaged solutions available.