[TriLUG] Non-profit donor-management/membership/fundraising s
oftware [slightly OT?]
Matthew.Frye at rexhealth.com
Mon Jun 7 14:56:43 EDT 2004
>I'm involved in a non-profit that seriously needs to computerize its
>tracking of annual memberships, donations, and embark on additional
>fundraising. For example, it should be able to know whose yearly
>memberships are expiring, and make it easy to print out reminder
>letters. An e-mail facility would be handy, too.
>I have little experience in this area of software, and what we need
>wouldn't be too complex, but we'd rather not reinvent the wheel. Does
>anyone have experience with this and any suggestions? A google search
>yields quite a few choices.
>Ideally it would be something that either runs on Linux, or is
>web-based, so that I could use it easily, though the others who need it
>would probably be using Windows. I wouldn't be 100% objectionable to
>something Windows-based that's known to work in Crossover office or
I've done this several times and am in the process of taking a few
of these existing frameworks and merging them into a more generic functional
"application." In each case, these have been fairly simple Linux boxes with
Apache/PHP/MySQL which present a web-based application interface so users
don't have to buy or learn anything.
In fact, this kind of work is the focus of a new organization I am
founding called the Center for Non-Profit Computing
(nonprofit-computing.org, freshly registered). I spoke a little about it at
last week's Red Hat meetup and a few people have already said they are
interested in helping.
I'd be glad to help you on something like this.
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