There’s a variety of software programs that many nonprofits, just like commercial businesses, need in order to be successful.  For charitable groups managing donor information, communicating with supporters online and accepting internet based donations are of particular concern.

eTapestry offers a whole suite of tools to simplify this process for you. There’s a web-based donor management system, an online giving system, specialized email tools and even event registration just to name a few. Since everything is connected you save time by not having to enter duplicate information or use multiple systems.

Here’s a great case study…

Gleaners Food Bank in central Indiana uses eTapestry’s tools to make their donor data management less time consuming. They are able to track donation information effectively so they can continue to follow up with supporters and solicit additional funds.

eTapestry was instrumental in helping them recover from a major disaster – vandals who damaged the refrigeration system over a weekend left $170,000 worth of food destroyed.

The community response was overwhelming. They went to the food bank website and donated instantly, using the online donation system enabled by eTapestry. Imagine how much longer it would have taken to get the needed donations in without online giving already enabled.

Watch the Video for the full story

The software is user friendly and you’ll get top notch training and support. It can be made available to your entire team so that information related to your fundraising efforts that they need to succeed are right there (from anywhere since it’s a web based system).

Plus the eTapestry team manages all of the techie stuff – all upgrades, maintenance, backups, and data security are managed and monitored for you. A big plus for so many organizations that don’t have a technology department (or even one tech guy or gal)!

The bottom line is that using software like eTapestry helps you focus more on your mission, build better relationships with supporters and makes fundraising easier.

Here’s a great overview of eTapestry that you can print out or just go to eTapestry.com for more information.

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Posted on 16 September 2009

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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Daniel says:

    Sandra, I’m just curious if you received any compensation from eTapestry to write your blog post, which I found very positive?

    Thanks

  2. Sandra Sims says:

    Fair question. eTapestry was our September email newsletter sponsor. There was no additional compensation for this post. I just thought it was a great story. There are a lot of different online donation and/or database management tools, offering different features/benefits. It depends on what the nonprofit needs and their circumstances which one is best for them. Quite a few are listed in the directory under software and online fundraising. Let me know if there’s a resource that should be added there. Thanks!


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