FastFund Raising

FastFund Raising

4.5 / 5 67 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

FastFund Raising is designed for small to medium nonprofits that derive a majority of their income from donations. Users include social service, community service, arts, education and religious.

Average Ratings

67 reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service
  • 4 / 5
  • 4.5 / 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

  • Araize
  • Founded 1985

About This Software

FastFund Raising is a comprehensive, easy to use donor management tool. Track personal and demographic information for constituents. Record cash, pledge and in-kind donations. Donations can be split to more than one gift designation, credit gifts to solicitors, record memorial gifts, send acknowledgment letters, print gift receipts and pledge receivable statements. FastFund Raising can be a standalone package or can be integrated with the FastFund Accounting. 90 days of free support.

  • Accounting
  • Alumni Management
  • Auction Management
  • CRM
  • Campaign Management
  • Committee Management
  • Contribution Tracking
  • 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
  • Mobile Giving
  • Online Donations
  • Payment Processing
  • Planned Giving Management
  • Pledge Management
  • Prospect Management
  • Receipts / Statements
  • Recurring Donations
  • Recurring Giving
  • Social Media Management
  • Volunteer Management

FastFund Raising Latest Reviews

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User-friendly, cost-effective accounting system every nonprofit of any size should have.

5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have been using and endorsing FastFund to our foundation and its partners for 8 years now. We had seen how FastFund grew, and especially nowadays, the company is more aggressive in providing the best features at the best value. My work is focused on building capacity of grassroots organizations in their financial management starting generally on their accounting system. I endorse FastFund because I know the ease of use and its functionality which is perfect especially for an under-resourced organization and where they assign persons with no accounting background to handle accounting functions. FastFund has been instrumental in enabling these organizations to meet compliance from donors and has contributed to the sustainability of the organization. It has also steered interests from managers to look into the financial side of their activities because of the timeliness which FastFund was able to contribute and the flexibility to be able to generate budget reports, budget versus actuals reports, monthly trending of expenses, cash flows, expenditure reports for donor reports, and regulatory reports. Reconciliation has been very easy to teach from the features of the program and tracing of records is also very easy. Several donors who had seen the program had been expressing their sentiments that if only they had a program same as what we are using. Accounting functions has been greatly simplified and that the other freed time can be spent on strengthening other areas of operations such as documentations and policy reviews. I will highly recommend FastFund to any civil society organizations (CSOs) of any size. It will definitely add value to your organization and it will ease up the stress brought about by financial management issues from poor accounting system. If you are an international organization, you can also endorse this to your partners/subgrantees. I know of INGOs who were desperate on their subgrantee's accounting system and made the wrong decision of purchasing an accounting program not designed for nonprofits and worst, the program has a thousand features which is not useful for the organization. The subgrantee had no choice but to use a program which is not helping them and eventually, they stopped using it. Wasted resources and an unnecessary stress. Make that right decision and you will not regret it. That is for sure.

Pros: User-friendly, highly functional, cost-effective, customer service is great.

Cons: May not be accessible for groups based on countries where internet is not yet accessible.

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Fast Funds meets our needs!

4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We have used Fast Funds for over 12 years. During that time, our organization has become more complex. Fasts Funds has kept up with changes and is able to accommodate nearly all of our needs. Fast Funds online works really well. We never worry about losing data and response time is normal 99.99% of the time. Customer Service is very responsive. Often, we ask how use a function. The Fast Funds representative will remote into our computer and show us using our own data and login. This is really helpful. Recent enhancements have been really helpful. It would be helpful to have a little more flexibility on the content and sorting of client balance due statements. A fixed asset module that allows creation of fixed asset lists and depreciation amortization schedules would also be helpful. It is a great value for the money.

Pros: Very easy to learn and use. Never have issues logging into the online system and using the available functions. Price is very reasonable. Customer service is very friendly. The staff know us and remember some of our previous requests. This enables them to be very helpful when we have new questions or issues.

Cons: The AR functions have improved significantly over the years. Nevertheless, the customer statements are hard to read and cannot be customized. Invoices can only be identified by numbers not letters. We tend to prefer letters. There also isn't a place to keep collection notes. The only area of concern is fixed assets. There isn't a module. As a result, we keep our list in Excel and use Excel to calculate depreciation. Our auditors recommend we purchase a fixed asset system.