About Us

Some of the most frequently-asked questions on online discussion groups for nonprofits and community groups are about volunteer management software/constituent relationship software: what's available, how different packages compare with each other, the cost of each, the features of each, and on and on.

This site is by Jayne Cravens and Amy Unruh. They have never met, and they did this site completely pro bono.

For many years, Jayne has provided a web page that lists all of the volunteer management software geared towards nonprofit organizations (as opposed to corporate volunteering programs) that she knows about, or nonprofit-related software/community relationship management software that has substantial volunteer management functions. It's been the most comprehensive list available anywhere.

But what was lacking was a comparison of these software, something that allowed potential users to easily:

There are more than 40 volunteer management software options available (the number varies at any given time). While Jayne maintained the list, she did not have the resources to create a comparison of all the different volunteer management/community relationship software out there. Enter Amy, who said she could create a web site that would allow software producers to input their own information about their software, and allow users to do all of the comparisons mentioned above.

How do we define volunteer management software? Software that allows an organization to, at the very least:

Volunteer management software listed is geared towards nonprofit organizations (as opposed to corporate volunteering programs), or its nonprofit-related software/community relationship management software that has substantial volunteer management functions -- that means it actually uses the word "volunteer" somewhere on its web site in describing the product, not just "constituents" or "supporters"; a company that doesn't use the word "volunteer" in its software description must not rank volunteer management very highly among a nonprofit's constituent management, no?

There are volunteer recruitment web sites that have some volunteer management components, but we're not including them in the list here unless they have the above minimum characteristics.