Blog: Software & Apps

Get a charity website - 6 step guide

In this post, we explain how to create a charity website when you don’t have much time, money or experience. By following this simple process you can build a new charity website from scratch in a matter of days.

Software for charities - how to get it discounted or free

There’s nothing we all love more than a good discount! This is a list of great software applications that offer their systems either free or at a discount to charities and nonprofits.

5 alternatives to JustGiving for event fundraising

In the UK, JustGiving is the most popular event fundraising platform. They charge quite a lot for their service and this has led many UK charities to look for alternatives. In this post, we look at 5 good options to serve your event-based fundraising needs.

Charity CRM - 8 tips on how to choose a database

A good charity CRM database will allow you to manage a single consolidated list of people and organisations that can be accessed by anyone in your team from anywhere. It will help you to keep accurate records and improve the experience your supporters have as they relate to your charity.

4 fully integrated website & database platforms for charities

For small charities, getting your website to talk to your database and other systems can be a real pain. Commissioning custom integration work is expensive and hard to maintain. In this post, we review four of the best fully integrated solutions for charities.

Wordpress & Open-Source vs Software-as-a-Service alternatives: when is SaaS better?

An important and reasonably long-term decision when building a website is whether to choose open-source or a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform. In this post, we explore the pros and cons of each.

Charity database software - 12 best charity fundraising & donor systems

Choosing the right database software for charity can be difficult. This post focuses on fundraising and donor systems and highlights the best options for small charities.

How charities can get Adobe software, virtually FREE

This post explains how you can get significant charity discounts on Adobe software and how you can put this software to good use within your charity. When we first wrote this post the discounts were massive. They have sadly now been reduced but the savings are still good.

How to set up views and goals in Google Analytics

A quick look at how to configure views and goals in Google Analytics for your new website so you can start measuring what's important. There's more detail if your needs are more advanced.

How to take payments through your charity website

Taking online payments is now a core requirement for most organisations. We look at different types of payments such as donations, event bookings, shops and subscriptions and recommend the right solutions for each.

How To build a membership organisation website on a shoestring budget

Exploring the common online challenges facing membership organisations and solutions to help automate processes without spending lots of money.

Create an interactive map for your website

How to easily make or build an interactive map and add it to your website. We explore the pros and cons of various options.

How to integrate Shopify with your charity website in 5 simple steps

If you're looking to simply sell items through your existing charity website then the Shopify ecommerce platform is a great, low cost solution that integrates seamlessly with your existing website.

Get a free charity website: best website builders compared

Using a website building app to quickly create a simple website is a great option for small charities. Get a free charity website with one of the top website builders.

The 7 best productivity apps for charities - get more done!

Our pick of some of the best productivity apps for charities to help you save time managing your work and improve your efficiency.

Google Apps & Adwords - free for UK charities

The consolidated Google for Nonprofits scheme now also includes grants for advertising using Google Adwords (now called AdGrants). This free advertising was previously available separately under the Google Grants scheme.

Microsoft Office 365 for nonprofits review (and how to get it for free)

Read our review of Microsoft's Office 365 productivity software, find out what it can do for your charity and how to get it for free.

5 great social media apps for charities

One of the ways to power up your social media activity is to integrate with apps that help automate common tasks. Lots of these apps (mostly free!) intergrate well with Twitter, and not only serve to make the lives of charity professionals easier, but increase their impact and influence.

Best charity donation apps - our top 5 for mobile giving

In this post we explore our top charity apps that let people donate easily as part of day to day life. If you work for a charity you should check out our other post on the best productivity apps for charities .

11 powerful integrations for your charity website

This guide takes you through the 11 most useful functions you can outsource from your website to web apps. Save time and money and stay agile.