101 Tips on How to Buy Fundraising Software and Charity CRM Systems
63 pp inc cover page and 1 page author biog
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."
14 February 2011