Recommended: 100 Online Tools for Non-Profits

Wild Apricot Blog   100 Online Tools for Non-ProfitsI just came across an impressive post on the Wild Apricot Blog: 100 Online Tools for Non-Profits.

What I like about it is that Rebecca Leaman doesn’t focus on the cool and trendy but on the workhorses that help to run any organization. Here is her list of categories:

Accounting, Time-Tracking, Invoicing, Billing
Fundraising Software, Online Payments, Donor Management
Mailing List Management, Email Marketing, Newsletters
Events Management, Registration, Scheduling
Membership Management, Contact Management (CRM)
Discussion Forums, Online Communities
Website Builders, Blogs, Content Management (CMS)
Website Analytics, Data Collection, Tracking Tools
All-In-One Solutions for Non-Profits
  • Accounting, Time-Tracking, Invoicing, Billing
  • Fundraising Software, Online Payments, Donor Management
  • Mailing List Management, Email Marketing, Newsletters
  • Events Management, Registration, Scheduling
  • Membership Management, Contact Management (CRM)
  • Discussion Forums, Online Communities
  • Website Builders, Blogs, Content Management (CMS)
  • Website Analytics, Data Collection, Tracking Tools
  • All-In-One Solutions for Non-Profits

Many of the products are US-focused which might make some parts of the list – I’m thinking of the fundraising tools in particular – unsuitable for nonprofits outside the United States. But I found many of my favourites in the list and definitely recommend bookmarlking it. You might not need this list this week or even this year – but next the time you are cursing <that software> you might want to go back to that list and see whether there isn’t a better alternative.