Searching for a Donor Management Solution (DMS) is a daunting task considering the vast number of solutions on the market. A simple Google search of “donor management software” will return thousands of results. All promising to provide you with the essential features you need to manage your constituents and their donations. Often nonprofits get caught up in searching for what they need in the present that they forget to search for what they may need in the future.
Many select a solution that appears to be perfect at the time, but as their organization grows and their needs change, before they know it they are searching for a more robust donor management solution.. This is when they wish they had taken the time to understand the possible factors that would prevent them from upgrading in the future.