Technology Decision Makers

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A group for those in nonprofit IT decision-making roles to connect with peers and share best practices. This Technology Decision Makers group is for nonprofit IT or MIS Directors/Managers as well as CIOs and CTOs to connect with their peers and share best practices. Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to: hardware and software management, product reviews, emerging technology, best practices, collaborating effectively with other departments, and management conundrums. Membership is restricted to IT staff at nonprofit organizations.

Member management software

  • 1.  Member management software

    Posted Feb 04, 2019 15:37

    Hi,

    I am looking for some of the best member management software available.

    Any recommendations? I know of Donorfy, but not that many other.

    On top of member management it would be great if the platform supported recurring payment of membership fees.

    Thanks :)

    Best,

    Anders



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  • 2.  RE: Member management software

    Posted Feb 05, 2019 09:57
    Anders, there's a huge range of software, from Wild Apricot's mass-market offering to enterprise-class association management software like Personify and Aptify, and many solutions in the middle. In addition, many CRMs offer membership management features, like NEON, though these modules don't typically have robust feature sets. Without a better sense of your size, budget, use-case, and the software environment you operate in, it's hard to make a good recommendation.

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  • 3.  RE: Member management software

    Posted Feb 07, 2019 03:43

    Hi Isaac,

    Thanks for the input :)

    Have a great day!

    Best,

    Anders



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  • 4.  RE: Member management software

    Posted Feb 05, 2019 17:14
    Hi Anders,

    First, resist the idea that there's a "best." You need to find one that works for your budget, functional and technical needs, and capacity to implement and manage software.

    The answer is partly going to depend on what you mean by "member management." Many donor management/CRM systems can track memberships. But there's also a software category called Association Management Systems, which can provide benefits like member discounts (e.g., during event or conference registration or when selling merchandise), allow you to create a member directory, and provide members-only access to other resources.

    This article from Idealware might help you think about your requirements and options.


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  • 5.  RE: Member management software

    Posted Feb 07, 2019 03:44
    Hi Robert,

    Also thanks to you! Appreciate it :)

    Have a great day!

    Best,
    Anders

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    Anders Thingholm
    CEO & Founder
    AidSpace
    Valby
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