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TAG Announces Release of Consumers' Guide to Integrated Software for Community Foundations

Friday, January 27, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lisa Pool

The Consumers' Guide to Integrated Software for Community Foundations looks at the features and processes used by five different integrated software solutions to help community foundations manage funds,track grants throughout their life cycles, solicit donations, provide online support for donor advised funds, and track accounting data.

It compares the strengths and weaknesses of five different integrated grants management packages, showing how they stack up against 18 high level categories, and then detailing the functionality of each for more than 130 specific critieria that are important to community foundations. The report features a description of the features that are generally available, summaries of the five systems, a comparison chart, and then detailed reviews of each system.

What products are included? All the products available to fill this complex set of needs: Bromelkamp Community Pearl, ChesterCAP Dotche, FusionLabs GrantedGE, MicroEdge FIMS, and Stellar Technology Solutions iPhi Suite.

This report is a complementary report to the October 2011 Consumers' Guide to Grants Management Software, a review of systems for private foundations, which has been expanded to include two additional vendors--ZoomGrants and Common Grant Application--for a total of 22 vendor reviews.

Both reports were written by Idealware and funded by the Technology Affinity Group and the Grants Managers Network, with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Mott Foundation. 

The Technology Affinity Group (TAG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization that promotes the power of technology to advance the goals of the philanthropic sector.