How Standalone Software Hurts Nonprofits

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How Standalone Software Hurts Nonprofits

Nonprofit Software Integration may sound like so much technical jargon, but it is a very important topic for Nonprofit leaders to understand. 


First, some background.


  1. A 2017 study reported that on a per-staff basis, large-sized Nonprofits spent the most on IT compared to other sized organizations:



Very Large Nonprofit – Over $10 million     $3,081

Large Nonprofit – $5-$10million                  $5,016

Medium Nonprofit – $1 – $5 million             $3,468

Small Nonprofit – Under $1 million              $2,127


     2. The same study found that Nonprofits spend more of their IT budgets on software than they do on hardware. 


     3. Nonprofits often buy separate software for each major process:

  • Fundraising – Traditional campaigns and peer-to-peer campaigns
  • Donor management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Event management
  • CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
  • Feedback/Surveys
  • Task management
  • Website and mobile content management


These software programs rarely “talk” to each other. This is what Nonprofit Software Integration seeks to overcome. If such integration is absent, the Nonprofit suffers in a number of ways:


  • Data can only be shared between programs by manually creating export files or, worse, duplicating data entry into more than one program.
  • Staff must learn multiple software programs.
  • Costs of multiple standalone programs can be excessive.


Nonprofit Software Integration: Built Into the DNA of Affnetz!


Affnetz™ is the most complete Nonprofit Software Integration platform in the market. All modules are fully integrated to deliver unparalleled efficiency.


Fundraising Campaign Management

Maximize the organization’s revenue potential by managing all the details of fundraising campaigns.


Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Management

Design and support fundraising driven by donors and volunteers. Provide an easy-to-use interface for them to create and manage their own mini-campaigns.


Donor Management

Thoughtful management of these most important stakeholders is critical to the ongoing funding of the organization. Affnetz™ will help keep close tabs on the essential facts about these stakeholders.


Volunteer Management

Keeping volunteers engaged and motivated reaps big rewards. Close communication with this group helps keep events, projects and campaigns on track.


Stakeholder Database/CRM

Housed in a full-featured CRM system, the stakeholder database helps keep detailed tabs on donors/volunteers/beneficiaries. It also features an email campaign capability to help communicate with stakeholders.


Event Creation and Management

Affnetz™ features a comprehensive event console that allows the creation and management of multiple events easily via online and mobile responsive pages. 


Surveys and Feedback

Easily create and manage feedback loops with your stakeholders: donors, volunteers or sponsors. 


Task Management

Stay organized with effective task management. Assign and track tasks by project, campaign, event or independent task.


Website Management

The easy-to-use Content Management System allows full control of online and mobile presence. 


Administrative Foundation

All the basics in one, easy-to-use package, including seamless integration with Intuit QuickBooks®. 


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  • Streamline operations
  • Enhance member and stakeholder engagement
  • Increase revenue
  • Increase first-time and recurring donations