Get these free fundraising tools for your cause

March 23, 2018 12:00 AM
  • Get these free fundraising tools for your cause

Funds are essential to run a successful non-profit organization. It is however not a simple task to raise funds. Specific goals, perfect strategy, and strict marketing are crucial aspects in getting donors to contribute towards a social cause.

Digitization offers a promise of simpler fundraising methods. With different online platforms like social media, blogs, vlogs, and emails have improved the chances fundraising. These digital platforms are allowing social workers to set up fundraising campaigns and perform fundraising activities with ease.

Many NPOs and NGOs have attempted various fundraising campaigns to raise funds for a charitable cause. For this third-party fundraising tools/software also play a vital role. These tools act as a one-stop shop which helps nonprofits operate different fundraising activities from anywhere.

5 free fundraising tools or software

Here we talk about five free fundraising tools/software especially for NPOs and NGOs that offer a full package of fundraising resources:

1.Donor Manager

Donor Manager is a free to download, free to use, and free to share software program that helps charities to build strong donor partnerships. The tool is primarily church-specific donation management software, but it can be used by other non-profits. It consists of many features which help in non-religious fundraising as well.

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The features like analyzing support base by region or state, exporting data to various formats, sending bulk emails, keeping unlimited notes about donors are the specialties of the tool. This software program is compatible with versions of Windows, Mac, and Linux with WINE.


CiviCRM is a peer-to-peer fundraising tool that offers innumerable features. It is an open-source CRM developed by the community of contributors and supporters under the coordination of core-team. Every feature of CiviCRM is free and it is already used by a diverse range of NPOs and NGOs. This software can be easily added to your organization's website.

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Due to the constant development by global communities, CiviCRM provides updated features with constant innovation. Few of the well-known features of CiviCRM are contact management, events, email marketing, peer-to-peer fundraising, configurable and customizable outlay, etc.


Ketto is an online fundraising platform that offers useful features for fundraising. It is an easy to use and setup platform that creates and share fundraisers for free. This tool is Asia's most visited crowdfunding platform with 24X7 support.

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Fundraising campaigns can be run both on a website and mobile app. The user simply needs to fill-in click form and share the fundraiser.


DONATION lite is the best fundraising option for the small charities who hold limited resources. The tool is free of cost and consists of many features. One can also upgrade to the paid version if any additional features are required. The lite version can process up to 100 donors with donations each year.

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4.Process Donation

Process Donation is another significant fundraising tool for non-profits. It is developed with the mix of extensive research and robust technology by the pair of payment technology executives. This tool embeds with the organization's website and social media pages and keeps track of donors.


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The free version of Process Donation is best suited for smaller nonprofits that require powerful fund management tools. The features included in the basic version of this tool are: Standard donation page, Dashboard, Manage causes, Email campaigning, Social media campaigning, Auto notifications & receipts, and Email support.

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