Donors are the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations. You need them to survive. But how do you manage all the details about their giving, along with all the personal details that are key to maintaining successful relationships, without breaking your bank? The answer, of course, is with a donor management system designed to do exactly that.

Years ago, Idealware and NTEN came together to take on that challenge with the first Consumers Guide to Donor Management Systems, which reviewed a number of low-cost systems against a list of criteria and made direct apples-to-apples comparisons to help readers decide which could best help them meet their missions. The marketplace evolved, with new systems appearing and existing systems introducing new features and pricing structures. So have we. We updated the report in 2011, and today we’re pleased to introduce a long-anticipated 2013 update, expanded to include nine new systems—36 in all.

As in past editions, the 2013 guide includes a directory of consultants with experience implementing these systems to help you put the one you choose to work for you.

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