I know that most of you reading this blog are DONATION users, but you may know some users of the GiftWorks program in other organizations. GiftWorks (™ FrontStream Payments) was fairly recently acquired from Mission Research. They upped the prices a lot, and my understanding is that they are forcing people to pay by turning off the ability to use their older versions of GiftWorks.
As a result, I have had a number of inquiries from GiftWorks users wanting to switch to another program, perhaps DONATION. While GiftWorks has more features that DONATION, as usual many users don’t need all of those features.
Two GiftWorks users were kind enough to share their databases with me, so I could develop and test a converter from their database to DONATION’s database. That has now been released, in version 3.54. It converts the donors, donations, and donation categories.
So, if you know anyone who is using GiftWorks and wants to switch, please do tell them about this. More details are on the www.software4nonprofits.com/switch.htm page, including a link to the web version of the Help page on the conversion.