Dedicated Fundraising PackagesBenefits Downsides Written specifically for Over-complex? Lack of fundraising operations flexibility? Experience of other fundraisers and charity Companies can go bust staff or get taken over! Supplier knowledge/ Proprietary Solutions Support (Enhancement requests) Speed of implementation Lower R&D budgets Future-proofing… Technology?
Generic CRM SystemsBenefits Downsides You may get the best of both No default fundraising worlds… plus “templated” functionality… templated charity options & apps versions are just a starting Software license costs point Flexibility of using different Cost NOT just the software support companies/ suppliers Often very customisable & Need more staff time (?) & have third party apps project management Often good for organisation- (-> risk?) wide databases Suppliers’ (re-sellers) Technology… High levels of development & fundraising knowledge? a far wider customer base Fewer charity users (inc. commercial clients) (currently)
How will cost change?How will resource requirements change?
Will we (should we?) be buying “Fundraising software” in the future?