Missio Donor CRM Software Review

Missio Fundraising Software Review

Are you still searching for the best suite of products to run your nonprofit efficiently? If so, the team at Missio™ believes that they have the best donor CRM for your nonprofit.

Missio Donor Software Review

In our ongoing “Search of a Donor Software Series”, we have prepared a quick look at Missio, a CRM Software for nonprofit organizations. This tool aspires to provide nonprofit executives a complete suite of products to run their nonprofit efficiently from anywhere. It includes fundraising tools, payment solutions, complete donor management, pledges, & volunteer management. For those interested in learning more about Missio, we are available to share with you are thoughts about this donor nonprofit software and how it fits in the CRM software market today.

In addition, we have curated, interviewed, and prepared more detailed information for executives employed in the not for profit association industry to set up a time to discuss as well. Our agnostic insights and software reports are designed for those who would like fair and objective insights into the capabilities of this nonprofit system.

Introduction to Missio Donor CRM Software:

Missio™ is a complete suite of products to run your nonprofit efficiently from anywhere. Unique fundraising tools, payment solutions, donor management, pledges, & volunteer management may be found in this CRM System for Nonprofits. Missio™ has developed a core set of complementary products that aspired to take the worry out of your software and allow you to focus on the mission of your organization. Top clients cited by this vendor are Lakeland Habitat for Humanity, WizdomTalk, & Our Compassion.

What makes Missio Nonprofit CRM unique? 

  • Missio™ is 100% web-based allowing easy secure access to your data and information.
  • No need to know HTML. Both website visitors and staff can interact with the system without needing to know any programming.
  • Missio™ comes complete with integrated website and email marketing analytics.
  • Multiple Language support which provides the ability to run a website in multiple languages.
  • Open architecture, Missio™ products integrate easily with your other business software applications.
  • Kiosk Software which allow donors to donate on the spot at your events and fundraisers.
  • Missio.io™ TV which allows you to build your own TV channel and promote videos live telecasts and pay-per-view events.
  • Missio™ works on both PC and Macintosh platforms.

The Functional Areas of the Missio Donor Database: 

  • Constituent Relationship Management
  • Peer to Peer Fundraising
  • Donation & Pledge Management
  • Donor CRM with complete Analytics
  • Event Management & Ticketing
  • Online Store (Branded)
  • Volunteer Management
  • Website Content Management

Where does Missio Fundraising CRM Fit?

Missio has stated that they believe that they would be best suited for the following:

  • Nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organizations with 50-500 employees (range)  
  • Churches, Museums, Women centric Ngo’s, Child Health, Skill Development,
  • Environmental, Hygiene, Animal care, Child Education  etc.

How much does Missio Software Cost? 

Like many donor CRM systems on the market today, Missio is “cloud-based”. Therefore, Missio has a flexible SaaS (Software As A Service) pricing model.

As of 11/2017, pricing starts from $99 per month to $325 per month depending on the modules that client wants to use. Website Development, Email Marketing and Digital Marketing Services are at a separate cost.

This is a guideline only. Please consult Missio directly for the most up to date pricing.

Missio Fundraising Software Visual: 

Is Missio The Best CRM Software? 

We don’t espouse to the belief that there is “one best CRM” for everyone. But, Missio CRM may very well be your best fit.

However, to answer this question with certainty, we need to know more about what makes you unique. And, discuss other insights about this platform which we have curated, clients interviewed, and discuss more detailed information beyond just this summary.

Please know that our detailed analysis and expertise is available upon request. To be sure, our software analysis is not a “pretty brochure”, “marketing noise.” or a “sales pitch.”

Rather, we provide a free objective dialogue and insights designed to help nonprofit executives make a smarter software business decision.

If you are interested in some help with reviewing your options and comparisons, please check out our “vendor matching” services here.

Want More CRM & Membership Software Reviews?

Please stay tuned to our ongoing “Searching for A Smart CRM Software” where we will continue to provide further insights into membership database software options designed for our 501(c) 6 membership focused organizations.

For the most recent published reviews, please click below:

And, to obtain a sample list of the database software reviews we have, you may follow the link here 

If you work for an AMS database software system and you would like us to include your firm in our software review process, please contact us.

Until next time, keep SmartThoughts in mind. Happy Software Buying!

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The True Cloud: What A Nonprofit Needs to Know

Cloud Software For Nonprofits

With so many purported cloud-based services, it can be difficult to understand the similarities and differences between different software deployment models available to a nonprofit today. There is a difference in cloud technology for Nonprofits. In this article, we’d like to clear up some of this information so you’re better prepared to make the right choice!

The True Cloud: Defined

The basic idea of a cloud service is deploying your association’s software remotely. That is, running software and storing data on a computer that is not on your premises. Instead, the cloud allows users to deploy their applications from a computer that belongs to the cloud service provider.

An astute reader may ask, “isn’t that just a server running applications from a data center?” The answer is “yes, and no.” Servers represent the oldest, most basic and cryptic form of a cloud service.

Modern cloud platforms take the server model. In other words, running applications on a server and interacting them via query-response patterns. And, then expand them to improve functionality and user interface (UI) features. Beyond this distinction, a cloud service can be anything from a bare-bones remote computing platform to a full-service, managed software solution.

The Fake Cloud

What we and many others like to call the “fake cloud” is essentially a remote computer-for-rent. It fits the technical definition of a cloud service – in that it’s a way to deploy an application off-premises – but it does little more than what a server does.

Using the fake cloud technology means that an organization is responsible for installing, updating, and maintaining their remotely-deployed software and applications. This requires a considerable amount of ongoing technical support, not to mention other complications such as hard-to-see security vulnerabilities and system outages due to updates or problems that can’t be resolved immediately.

In this way, the fake cloud is really no different from on-premise software. Migrating an on-premise software instance to this type of cloud service is just an additional headache that offers no major benefits.

Cloud Application Platforms

For organizations that are interested in developing their own custom cloud-based software solution, there are a number of cloud platform services that allow developers to build applications on a remote, cloud-based environment.

Some popular examples of these services include Microsoft Azure, Apache Stratos, and Google App Engine. They offer flexibility and full access to the benefits of cloud deployment. But, in large percentage of cases this is best suited for organizations that are interested in developing and deploying cloud-based applications themselves.

A True Cloud Offering

The true cloud is the very best of what cloud software technology has to offer including Multitenancy.

Often referred to as “Software as a Service” (SaaS), this type of service includes continuous cloud-deployment, software and security updates without interruption of service, and continuous technical support.

It’s a business model. A business model that combines software development, cloud platforms, IT support and customer support into one subscription-based model.

This model provides benefits to both the software vendor and the client association, given that the suite of services are within the client’s needs. It simplifies software logistics, reduces the up-front cost of software, and entices the vendor to continuously “earn” the sustained business of their clients. For the vendor, it makes deploying updates, patching security vulnerabilities, and providing technical support much simpler by enabling full control over these factors.

What’s the right type of cloud solution for my nonprofit association?

Finding the right solution starts with identifying the needs of your nonprofit organization. From there, you can begin comparing services apples-to-apples within the type of cloud service that best suites those needs.

For additional information and guidance on choosing the right cloud software for your organization, contact us! We here at SmartThoughts are specialists in software assessment and selection assistance services and would be happy to help you make a well-informed decision.

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