Membership Software Comparison

A software selection guide for non profits

This is a guide to help you choose the best software for your business or professional association, charitable or volunteer organization, club or community group.

This guide outlines a step-by-step process for evaluating integrated web-based systems that include member/contact database, membership website and tools to automate member sign-up and renewals, event registrations, and online fundraising.

The guide is made up of three separate documents that you can download:

Software Selection Guide - E-book (2.3 MB PDF)

Main document (read this first!)
Software Selection Guide - E-book (2.3 MB PDF)
An overview of the software selection process. The e-book will help you define your needs, then create a list of candidates and evaluate them against your important considerations.

Membership Software Comparison Matrix (Excel file)

Workbook Attachment Number #1
Membership Software Comparison Matrix (Excel file)
Once you have selected the systems you want to look at, use this comparison matrix to help determine which ones meet your specific needs.

Price Comparison Spreadsheet (Excel file)

Workbook Attachment Number #2
Price Comparison Spreadsheet (Excel file)
Determine the final price you will end up paying can be tricky. Use this spreadsheet to compare the real cost of different systems.

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Wild Apricot Software Selection Guide by Wild Apricot is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at

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