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The Church Assistant from Wincrafters.

Simple. Powerful. Affordable.

Easily track your or church's donors and donations, and issue charitable receipts, with the DONATION software program.

David Bridger from Wincrafters, the author of The Church Assistant, made the following announcement to all of his users in April 2011:

Iím sorry to announce that I have decided to retire from selling and supporting the Church Assistant software program, which you have purchased. I will continue to support your existing installations of Church Assistant, for the next 6 months, until the end of October 2011. I am doing this because at 71 years of age, I think it is best to arrange for an orderly change for my customers rather than an abrupt end if at some time in the future I was unable to respond for requests for help.

So that you are not left with an orphaned, unsupported program, I have found an excellent and extremely affordable alternative to recommend: DONATION from Cooperstock Software / Software4Nonprofits. I have tested it out, and it is very easy to learn and use, stable and error-free. They have even created conversion routines in DONATION to import the most important data from your Church Assistant database into the DONATION database.

Cooperstock Software is offering all Church Assistant users a 50% discount on the initial purchase of their normal "Standalone" version ($40 plus tax instead of $80 plus tax, which includes support and upgrades for one year). However, this offer is only good for 6 months - again, through October 2011. After that, you will still be able to convert your data, but it will be at the full standard price. There is also a free feature-limited Lite version of DONATION, for churches and charities with fewer than 100 users and more limited requirements, but it does not include the conversion routines from Church Assistant.

You don't even have to purchase DONATION to try it out - it has a free 60 day evaluation period, and a 30-day money back guarantee after you do decide to purchase it.

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I would strongly encourage you to consider DONATION as an "upgrade" from Church Assistant. You wonít regret it!

If you have any questions about this, donít hesitate to contact me at wincrafters@sasktel.net, or contact Dan Cooperstock about the DONATION program at (416) 423-7722 or info@software4nonprofits.com.

Here's what DONATION's main window looks like, where you can do most of your work (except for the batch entry of your Sunday collection):

DONATION Main Window

DONATION is an easy-to-use, affordable, and powerful solution best suited to small and mid-sized organizations. It is intended primarily for record-keeping of donors and donations, issuing receipts, reporting, and mail-merge. Over 4,000 registered users in churches and charities in Canada, the U.S. and around the world make DONATION their program of choice.

How DONATION Helps You

There are actually many advantages to the DONATION program over Church Assistant:

  • Dan Cooperstock (the author of DONATION) is a professional programmer, and so DONATION has excellent data validation and is less error prone than Church Assistant, and has a much more thorough help system.
  • Re-installing the original program does not wipe out your data files.
  • Much of your work is done on a main window that shows the list of all donors (called "families" in Church Assistant), the selected donor's details, and all of that donor's donations. There's also a quick batch entry window for your Sunday collection.
  • There is much more flexibility about receipt formatting, including an option to add your own wording and otherwise change the format.
  • Both split receipting (donations with what the CRA calls an "advantage") and gifts in kind are properly handled.
  • You can issue duplicate or corrected receipts, marked as such.
  • You can go back to the previous year's data to make changes, including correcting errors in receipts, after you have done the year-end procedures.
  • As many years of data as you wish can be stored in the same database.
  • There is an optional limited user password, for use by counters or tellers who should be allowed to enter the collection, but not see donor's names.
  • Envelope numbers are optional.
  • There is a utility for automatically renumbering all envelope numbers, or you can renumber individual ones.
  • Both donors and donations can be marked as "non-receiptable", so they won't receive a charitable receipt.
  • There is strong support for mail merge letters, with an internal editor - no need to use your word processor.
  • Receipts and statements can be emailed to those donors with email addresses.
  • Database backups can be easily emailed, e.g. to share the data with another user in your church who has installed DONATION. (And there is no extra charge for that.)
  • Various levels of pledging data entry are supported, including multi-year pledges.
  • As well as over 30 built-in reports, you can create custom reports.
  • A multi-user Network version is available.
  • It works on 64-bit computers.

Who Benefits

DONATION is ideal for:

  • Treasurers
  • Bookkeepers
  • Administrators
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Financial Secretaries
  • Envelope Secretaries
  • Executives or Directors
  • Pastors

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