Donation management software useful for large and small nonprofit organizations
Nonprofit organizations have a distinct and valuable purpose that is separate from private sector companies. They are judged by the services they provide to individuals, not by the revenue they bring in. However, just because these organizations aren’t concerned with making a profit doesn’t mean that they don’t need financial support to operate. Nonprofit fundraising is a never-ending task.
According to the Urban Institute, there are an estimated 2.3 million nonprofit organizations operating in the U.S. In 2010, nonprofits contributed $804.8 billion to the economy, an amount representing 5.5 percent of the gross domestic product of the country. Because of the flow of such vast amounts of financial resources through these organizations, donation management software is beneficial for keeping track of where funds are allocated.
A recent article from the Financial Post, a Canadian news outlet, highlighted the inception of the world’s first institution that offers degrees in disability management for workers, as well as workplace safety. Through substantial donations from a variety of sources, Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences, located in Port Alberni, British Columbia, is the realized goal of Wolfgang Zimmerman.
Zimmerman is also the founder of the National Institute of Disability Management and Research, another nonprofit organization that gained global attention for the plight of injured workers and disability management. All of this came as the result of Zimmerman suffering a broken back as the result of a fall while working at a pulp mill. He has been confined to a wheelchair for the last 20 years and has been a major advocate for those in similar positions.
The result of his hard work can be found in the two organizations he established to help others. No matter the size, nonprofit fundraising software is useful in helping to manage every aspect of a not-for-profit business to maintain both regulatory compliance and operational efficiency.