4.5 / 5 30 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Small-mid sized nonprofit who currently have no software, use spreadsheets, word processors and/or homemade databases or who are using outdated complicated software. BasicFunder was built for YOU!

Average Ratings

30 reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service
  • 4.5 / 5
  • 5 / 5
    Value for Money

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Free Version
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
  • Training
    In Person
    Live Online
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Jellyware
  • Founded 2001

About This Software

Price: $399 per Organization - Proven Feature Rich Software.
Networkable, Unlimited Users and 1 year support with software updates included.

BasicFunder assists in managing donors, prospects, memberships, tracking donations, issuing receipts, printing labels, letters, sending emails and supporting fundraising activities.

Built for you to have all the tools you need, to do creative fundraising, and cultivate donor relationships, simply and affordably.

Download a free trial today!

  • Accounting
  • Campaign Management
  • Committee Management
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Database
  • Donor Management
  • Dues Management
  • Event Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • Gift Management
  • Grant Management
  • In-Kind Donations
  • Matching Donations
  • Member Database
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Donations
  • Online Donations
  • Pledge Management
  • Receipts / Statements
  • Recurring Donations
  • Social Media Management
  • Volunteer Management

BasicFunder Latest Reviews

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Intuitive, User-Friendly Nonprofit Database

5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
Value for Money

Comments: When we created our first nonprofit organization six years ago, we needed a simple donor-based system that would be easy to learn and use. A friend recommended BasicFunder, highly praising it for offering everything needed at a low price. I tried it out and found that it did indeed give me everything I needed in a database. In fact, it helped me become more organized and shaped the way I corresponded with our growing group of donors. Whenever I ran into an issue that didn't offer an immediate, intuitive solution, I found the user's manuel well-written and informative, and, if that didn't help, a quick call to friendly customer service always provided my solution within the hour. If I could change anything about the system, it would be to add more flexibility to the letter writing function. There is no way (to my knowledge) to save drafts of letters, or PDFs of processed letters onto the computer. You must copy the text and paste into an email or word doc if you want to send it to someone other than the recipient. (Which sometimes comes up when you need something edited or proofread, or if you want to save a processed letter for future reference outside of the database.) The graphic designer in me would also prefer a larger selection of fonts, and the ability to insert photos into the letters. One other down side is that I am normally a Mac user, and hoped that a Mac-compatible version of BasicFunder would one day be released. But I must say that this hasn't stopped me from using the program. It is so affordable for the organization and easy to use that I have installed software on my Mac to be able to switch to the PC operating system. When we started to have people from different states using the same database, we thought we might have to switch to an expensive web-based program instead. But the Basic Data Safe feature allows us to save changes off-site so that other users can download those changes from wherever they are. This, too, is quite affordable at one cent a day. Overall I have been very satisfied with this program and would recommend it to any nonprofit with typical needs.

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Bang for the buck!

5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
Value for Money

Comments: BasicFunder is a very capable product. It offers an intuitive inferface and it's its very easy to use. Jellyware continually adds imporvements to the software and bugs are repaired as soon as they're spotted. Support has been exemplary. When you think about it, what more do you need? Consider BasicFunder.

Pros: I'm sure there are development software packages available with many more features and likely more capable of serving the needs of really large non-profits, but they are exponentially more expensive than BasicFunder and much more complicated to implement and use. If you're a non-profit operating on a small budget, with a small staff, then you should really consider BasicFunder. It¿¿¿s inexpensive, but not cheap. It's a sound product that does everything I've asked of it and frankly it's capable of doing more than we really need. It's constantly updated and continually improved. There have already been 3 updates in 2012 to add new features and fix bugs! Despite an inexpensive annual maintenance fee, technical support is great. I haven't had many problems, but when I have Walter has been prompt, courteous and thoroughly knowledgeable. Finally it¿¿¿s easy to use. I can teach a volunteer to enter donations in a matter of minutes. Even more complex tasks are easy to learn.

Cons: I'm sure there are limitations; why else would other donor management software packages be so much more expensive. For a small non-profit like ours, with a small staff and a small budget, Basicfunder works very well.