Hey, my name is Jason Jensen. I’m just a tech-minded guy from Philly trying to do some good in the world.
Though I studied Economic Development in college, I’ve worked in marketing since 2012, whether that be for nonprofits, mega-agencies, or as an independent consultant.
One resource I always valued were the review sites that gave a detailed, honest look into the software and tools I needed for my job. But when it came to choosing software for my nonprofit clients, there was no such site to be found. So I decided to create my own!
My mission on this site is to give you the information you need to make informed decisions on your nonprofit’s tools.
My Review Methodology
With every product I recommend, I create my own “test” account and run through every feature of the software as if I was a real nonprofit. When possible, like with donation forms, I can even embed a live example in the review post for you to test yourself.
While I’m using the software, I take screenshots and notes along the way. I’ll also find some reason to contact the support team, to evaluate their response time and helpfulness. Often this results in me spending a dozen hours or more with the tool, so I truly know its functionality.
Finally, when it comes time to review, I consider the product on a few factors:
- Price – There’s no avoiding your budget, so first off, how much does it cost?
- Features – Does it do enough to make it worthwhile? And does it really do what it claims?
- Ease of Use – Can your whole team use it, or will they hate it? How about your donors or members?
- Support – When the inevitable happens, do you have help? What kind of support is there?
And then I compile that all into a 2,000+ word review with pictures and mini-tutorials.
Finally, I also make sure to have a pros & cons section and blurb at the top so you can quickly decide, overall, if it’s really going to be worth your money.
How do I Find the Time & Money To Do This?
I use carefully-chosen affiliate links and referral programs to help fund this site.
Practically, it means that software providers pay me a small commission if you purchase their product after clicking my link. It doesn’t cost you anything extra, (in fact my links often give you discounts), and it enables me to treat this website as my part-time job. That means more time spent reviewing the tools, and more in-depth, useful information for you.
Not all the providers I review are affiliates, but all products are subjected to the same rigorous review process listed above. Being objective is the foundation of my reviews.
Should you ever have a question regarding a review, please feel free to contact me or leave a public comment in any of my reviews.