Salesforce Free for Nonprofits
FREE QUALITY SOFTWARE. NO, REALLY!
Finding it difficult to track donors and clients. Looking to move past spreadsheets and word tables? If your organization has 10 or fewer employees, you may qualify to get, Salesforce free for nonprofits. Never heard of it? Salesforce is the number one Customer Relations Management tool. The Salesforce foundation is giving it away for free. With Salesforce you can manage your fundraising and program activities in one database. It’s a highly customizable web based software, which can be both a good and a bad thing.
For small nonprofits, if you keep it simple, it will serve you well. Instead of a costly IT team, you can customize your software through adding Apps. That’s right Apps are everywhere and Salesforce is no different. The Nonprofit Starter Pack is the best place to start. There are many more apps. All for free. Of course there are Apps that cost money, but most companies offer nonprofit rates. Best of all there are millions of users connected through an online support network, so there is help.
Like all databases, you still need to do some housekeeping. Creating a data entry manual and maintaining your data are key. If your a larger organization assigning an administrator to do these tasks and train users is a must. So if you are looking to unify your spreadsheets and eliminate shadow databases Salesforce is definitely a low cost option to consider.