What is the best nonprofit software?
Answer by Alnisa Allgood:
I don't think you can say that there is one best software for that for every nonprofits. Nonprofits can differ widely; what they need to track, how they need to outreach, how they raise funds can all be incredibly different. An application that may be perfect for one nonprofit, maybe horrendous for another.
That said, you can evaluate software in general—what it does, does it do what it says it does, is it easy to use, is it intuitive, how much training is required, how much upkeep, etc.
I love technology and am a strong advocate for it nonprofits, but the best software for nonprofits to improve their general operations, is technology that gets the hell out the way and lets nonprofits focus on doing their jobs. Personally, I like software that subtly teach routines but allows for a growing amount of flexibility and enhanced functionality as the use grows more confident in its use.