spreadsheets vs DonorDock

Side-by-side comparison of Spreadsheets vs DonorDock for managing donors

COmpare Spreadsheets and DonorDock

Is a spreadsheet the right choice?

If you want to see history of gifts, follow up with donors, and grow long term relationships, you need more than a spreadsheet.

Free, but with hours of extra work. will raise less funds because it will be harder to build solid donor relationships.
Helps raise more funds. Spend less time getting started. Saves hours of manual data entry.
List of Donors
List of Gifts
Automatic Gift Tracking
Automatically track and respond to online gifts
Not included
Automatically track gifts and create new contacts
Donor Profiles
giving history, emails, notes, contact information
Emails - Create and Track
Send and track emails
Not included
Easy, full featured email tool, all in one place
Create and Send Receipts
Easily follow-up in seconds
Not included
Send easy receipts and thank yous
Reports and Dashboard
visual, easy reports and charts
Limited, difficult to set up
Easy & visual
Custom Donation Pages
Not included
Unlimited, beautiful custom giving pages
Integrates with Stripe and Paypal
Not included
Setup is included
Automated Suggestions
Not included
Insights to help you fundraise better
Task Tracking & Collaboration
send tasks right to your team's inbox
Not included
Donor Retention
Not included
Tools and processes to steward donors
Track Relationships
Segment Donors
COmpare Spreadsheets and DonorDock

Which option saves more time and raises more funds?

Winner = DonorDock

Organizations use spreadsheets to manage donors because spreadsheets are familiar, and often free. Unfortunately, they are not designed for engaging donors.

Many organizations find that spreadsheets seem like a simple solution, but end up being more complicated. This is because spreadsheets were not designed to be used as a donor database, communication center, or relationship manager.

DonorDock simplifies the process of donor relationship management, and is a great choice for organizations looking to switch from spreadsheets.

DonorDock is a popular choice because it is easy to use, comes with many time-saving features, and is especially affordable, even for small organizations on tight budgets.

DonorDock provides a system that is simple enough for your whole team to use, and powerful enough to help you take your nonprofit to the next level.

COmpare Spreadsheets and DonorDock

Which solution really costs less?

Winner = DonorDock

Spreadsheets have the advantage of being free for most organizations. However, this does not truly capture the true costs of not having a true donor database.

Some organizations may feel that they can't afford a donor management system. The reality is that that they may not be able to go without one.

Without an effective system for following up with Donors, organizations lose potential gifts, and fail to cultivate major donors. Organizations that want to cultivate relationships with donors, (especially donors who can give larger gifts) need donor management systems to keep track of past relationships.

Nonprofits also waste countless staff hours trying to work with inefficient systems. Most nonprofits that switch to DonorDock save hours each week, so the tool easily pays for itself.

DonorDock costs less than most nonprofits think, and is affordable even for organizations on tight budgets.

All things considered, DonorDock costs less than using spreadsheets, because it allows organizations to attract and retain more donors, more efficiently.

The #1 Award winning option for donor Relationship management

DonorDock is The top choice when switching from spreadsheets


#1 Highest Rated Option

9.6 / 10

Ease of Use

9.7 - 10

Ease of Setup

9.4 - 10

Quality of Support

9.8 - 10

Ease of Doing Business

9.8 - 10

Product Direction

10 - 10
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What other nonprofits are saying about DonorDock

Customer Story

Hands down the best donor management system out there.

Jen K
Office Manager
Customer Story

It beats Microsoft Excel. Seriously... The user interface is modern and easy to navigate... Did I mention the price? It's a no-brainer if you're looking to ditch the spreadsheets and improve the way you track and interact with your donors.

Jeremiah G
Director of Finance
Customer Story

I like how easy it is for users to switch over to DonorDock. We have some administrative staff who don't feel like they are great with technology, but they quickly adapted to DonorDock. Great customer service as well when we have questions or problems.

Jami S
Public Relations Manager
Make the switch From Spreadsheets to DonorDock

Switching from spreadsheets to DonorDock is simple 

We help every customer switch to DonorDock, and we have lots of experience helping you make that transition easy from Excel, Google Sheets, or even documents. DonorDock was rated "Easiest Setup" of all nonprofit donor management tools
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