I have uploaded version 3.20 Beta1 of DONATION to the www.software4nonprofits.com/pretest.htm page, and I invite you to try it out and let me know what you think.
The biggest changes in this version are around email – a new configuration option for configuring sending email from DONATION, the ability to email a compressed and encrypted backup to any email address, and the ability to email PDF versions of receipts to your donors. (So far, this only works with the built-in receipts. Hopefully mail-merge receipts will be added in a future version.)
There are a lot of other smaller improvements as well. Full details of all changes are on the pretest page pointed to above.
Because I had to add a few things to the installation file, this version has no small update installation program – you have to download the full installation program. As a result, I have skipped ahead to call this version number 3.20 (the previous version was 3.15c).
Again, please let me know of any testing results, positive or negative, preferably by adding a response to this blog entry. Thank you!