September 18, 2017 THE NONPROFIT TIMES
A growing number of donor management systems are hosted entirely online, and accessible via a web browser. In this model, sometimes called Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), or using an application “in the cloud,” you pay a software vendor to provide online access to the software. The software and all your data are stored on the vendor’s servers. You don’t have to purchase any hardware, the vendor handles software updates and data backups, and your staff can access the system from anywhere there’s an internet connection.