eTapestry has a flexible price schedule to accommodate varying budgets and sizes of organizations. Additionally, they give the tool free to nonprofits with one user and with fewer than 500 donor records. For 1,000 to 5,000 records and two users, the cost is $162 a month. You should check pricing carefully as the cost does increase fairly rapidly as more donor records are added. Additional features, such as advanced customer support, also involve additional costs. If you decide to use eTapestry, you can choose quarterly or annual payments to ease cash flow burdens, or add tools and services on an as-needed basis.
As for security, customers' data is securely kept in a safe housing environment maintained by a third party specializing in Internet security that uses an encryption method similar to Internet stock brokerage and Internet banking systems. Data is backed up daily and tested. Any access to your data for support reasons is done only with your approval. Administrative skills require someone who is comfortable using web tools or building websites, whereas the user only needs to be comfortable posting content to sites such as Facebook or MySpace.
Overall, eTapestry does a few things very well, including providing the full picture of the donor relationship, email blast capabilities, and online payment processing. It is very easy to set up, but may not meet your needs if you want a system that can be highly customized beyond what is initially provided.
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