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Spreadsheets vs DonorDock

Side-by-side comparison of Spreadsheets vs DonorDock
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What's the difference between Spreadsheets and DonorDock?

DonorDock is designed to help you manage donors, accept donations, and develop long-term relationships through email marketing. Spreadsheets can only be used to track gifts and donors.

When compared, DonorDock outperforms Spreadsheets on features and customer support.

Organizations often use spreadsheets to manage donors because they are familiar and usually free. While spreadsheets may seem like a simple solution, many users find they end up being more complicated than expected. 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 management and is a popular choice because it is easy to use. It 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.

Spreadsheets have the advantage of being free for most organizations. For many small nonprofits, this is an incredibly important benefit! However, the price tag doesn't capture the actual costs of not having a true donor database. Without an effective system for following up with Donors, organizations lose potential gifts, fail to cultivate major donors, and waste time trying to understand the big-picture view of their fundraising. Organizations that want to cultivate relationships with donors often benefit from a donor management system.

A standout feature that DonorDock offers is the ActionBoard® which helps you keep all your tasks and to-dos in one place. Smart Nudges remind you when it is time to take action with specific donors. You can customize which actions you are alerted to, so you are prioritizing what is important to your nonprofit.

With DonorDock you can schedule bulk or single emails, automate emails to send a receipt and thank you after receiving a gift or send an email directly from the ActionBoard®.

Interested in learning how easy it is to migrate your data from Spreadsheets to DonorDock? You can read more here.

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Let’s compare Features and Pricing between Spreadsheets and DonorDock
Essentials Tier
Monthly Subscription
Free Trial
Hidden Fees
Unlimited Contact Records
UNLIMITED contacts. We never charge for additional contacts
Free Credit & Debit Card Processing
not available
We keep Online Giving free for your nonprofit.
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Essentials Tier
Online Giving
Donation Tracking
Cloud Hosted
Donor Tracking
"Virtual Assistant" with ActionBoard®
Email Outreach
Custom Fields

While Spreadsheets are less expensive than DonorDock, the lack of features can cost a nonprofit more in time and energy spent on managing donors.

DonorDock is an affordable option that includes best-in-class features, integrations, award-winning usability, and top-rated support.

What nonprofits are saying about DonorDock

"It's like adding a fundraising teammate!"
Scott H
Impact Foundation
"DonorDock has cut hours of my work organizing donor data!"
Verified User
Executive Director
"We have some administrative staff who don't feel like they are great with technology, but they quickly adapted to DonorDock... DonorDock is the best donor database we have used!"
Jami S, Easy to Use
Public Relations Manager
DonorDock is a leader in Small-Business Nonprofit CRM on G2
DonorDock is a leader in Nonprofit CRM on G2
DonorDock is a leader in Fundraising on G2
DonorDock is a leader in Small-Business Nonprofit CRM on G2
DonorDock is a leader in Nonprofit CRM on G2

Switching from your current system to DonorDock is simple

We understand that you wear a lot of hats, so we make your transition to DonorDock easy and uncomplicated. DonorDock was rated "Easiest Setup" of all nonprofit CRMs.
Export your data into a spreadsheet
Whether you’re using your own spreadsheet or a different CRM, export your data into a spreadsheet. We’re not picky - CVS, XLS, XLSM, TSV.
Upload and map your data
Use a visual mapping tool to connect your data fields to their DonorDock counterparts. We keep it simple and straightforward.
Review and clean up data
Once your data is uploaded, all you have to do is review it and clean up duplicates. Short on time? You can always come back later to merge duplicates!

Ready to see for yourself?

Find out if DonorDock is the right fit to help your nonprofit build better donor relationships!
Talk to a product expert today to see DonorDock in action and learn how DonorDock can help you:
Save time and strengthen relationships with donors thanks to automated engagement nudges from our Action Board.
Easily create and share unlimited donation pages, simplifying online giving for donors.
Save money thanks to unlimited records, free customer support, free training, and a completely free online giving solution without platform fees.
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