Comparing Donation Softwares: Network For Good to eTapestry

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Comparing Donation Softwares: Network For Good to eTapestry

by
Harry Bartlett

There are many options for nonprofits to gather donations online, here we compare two of the biggest players: Network for Good and eTapestry

Network for Good Features:

  • Fully responsive and customizable design of donation pages
  • Unlimited user licenses
  • Includes 2 branded donation pages
  • Ability to select the right package (not paying for a service you won't use)
  • Integration with Constant Contact to set up automated emails
  • Take donations by credit card payments
  • Supports recurring donations
  • Live support team for both the donor and the organization
  • Automated tax-receipt and thank you emails.

Fees:

  • 3% transaction fee on all donations
    • Donors have the option to cover the fee, and on average it is covered 70% of the time.
  • Complete Fundraising Solution: Contains all their packages for $179 per month billed annually
  • Smarter Donation Pages: $79 per month billed annually
  • Peer-to-Peer fundraising: $89 per month billed annually
  • Donor Management: provides dashboards/tracking metrics and management capabilities over your donors $99 per month billed annually

Experience Implementing Network For Good:

eTapestry Features:

  • Social Media Finder that ID’s constituents social media handles, provides actionable insight into their activity level on various networks, and groups constituents into easy to use queries to communicate with and invite them to take action on social networks
  • Receive donations through credit or debit cards on eTapestry or your own webforms
  • Zero-Click dashboard reporting
  • Data health scorecard illustrates how much bad data costs you and helps scrub the database of spam or duplicate contacts
  • AddressFinder connects with the National Change of Address services to keep data health at its highest
  • Ability to host the donation webform on your website
  • Built in email and social media marketing capabilities
  • Mobile donor management and data dashboards
  • Top of the line data security from passwords to donor information
  • Event management functionality included in all packages
  • Membership management programs

Fees:

  • Starter $119 monthly: 1,000 records, 10,000 emails, 1 AddressFinder run per year
  • Essentials $199 monthly: 5,000 records, 25,000 emails, 2 AddressFinder runs per year, Executive/Benchmark reporting, Basic Data Conversion, 2 WealthPoint Ratings per year
  • Pro $399 per month: 20,000 records, 100,000 emails, 4 Address Finder runs per year, Executive/Benchmark reporting, Basic Data Conversion, 2 WealthPoint Ratings per year, Online Gift Store, 1:1 consulting

Experience Implementing eTapestry:

Conclusion

If you're a small nonprofit who doesn’t need member management then Network for Good might be best. On the other hand, eTapestry is better for large nonprofits who do need member management options.

If you want to dive deeper to determine which platform is right for you then look back at a previous post where we discuss questions to answer before choosing the right platform. [include link to blog post]

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About the author

Harry started Bartlett Interactive in 1998 and focuses on integrating best practices in branding, user experience design, Internet marketing and technology to increase the value of an online presence.
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