101 Tips on How to Buy Fundraising Software and Charity CRM Systems
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101 Tips on How to Buy Fundraising Software and Charity CRM Systems

63 pp inc cover page and 1 page author biog
Acrobat/PDF download

This is an eBook with 101 tips on how to buy fundraising and membership software, CRM systems and any other database which a charity might need. It contains advice and concepts drawn from Ivan Wainewright's 10 years experience as an independent database consultant working with charities and the nonprofit sector. In it you will find answers to:

  • What is the most important thing you should do in a database procurement project?

  • What costs should you consider and how should you negotiate the payment structure?

  • How should you manage a software demo and what questions should you ask the database suppliers?

... and another 98 tips and pieces of guidance.

Ivan Wainewright hopes that it inspires, assists and enhances your procurement process whether you are already comfortable with a procurement exercise or even if you have never done one before. Think of it as your own consultant seated by your side as you go along – only at a fraction of the cost!


"These tips are spot on. I advise people on buying IT, and this book is an easily digestible collection of advice for all those considering buying IT, particularly for fund-raising. Tips 1 & 2 are by far the most important - figure out what you need and can afford, because that sets the foundation for everything else. There are also lots of practical suggestions for the selection process. There's the odd bit of jargon but that's being picky about what is a really excellent resource for anyone buying a new fundraising system."

Heather Alexander
Clearsight Consulting
14 February 2011
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