Software Development for Nonprofit Organizations
Since 1995, Up and Running Software has been helping clients use technology to transform their organizations for the better. We’re a trusted partner to startups, government organizations, large corporations, and nonprofits (including not-for-profits), for whom we design and develop websites and software that are scalable and easy to use. As a community-focused company, we admire the work of our clients in the nonprofit sector and are happy to help them succeed. Nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations we’ve served over the years include the United Nations (through UN-Habitat) and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), among others.
We know that nonprofit organizations tend to operate on tight budgets and that technology may be low on the list of priorities to spend them on. Most of the nonprofit clients we’ve served faced a similar situation with budgets being limited. We have experience with this and provide the support and planning required to utilize those budgets to their full extent, carefully allocating team members and prioritizing tasks to reach tech-related organizational goals.
Our highly specialized software development team supports you in achieving your organization’s mission so that you can have more impact with the help of technology. We listen, develop, and provide you with a custom software solution tailored to your organization’s needs and budget.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
For-profit organizations use technology strategically to maintain profit margins, increase market share, and enhance shareholder value. As a result, the digitization of processes has become the norm in today’s business world. NGOs, NPOs, and charities, just like for-profit ventures, must also leverage technology and data to improve operations and achieve organizational goals.
We can create and implement the tools and software to help you raise more donations online. From mobile-optimized fundraising pages to secure payment methods, we provide the technical support to help you make fundraising easier, more efficient, and more intuitive for both your organization and your donors.
Membership and Donor Management Solutions
Manage your members and donors efficiently with custom donor management software that tracks all your donors’ data. We offer customizable membership database solutions that conveniently store all member and prospect data.
Event Organization and Planning
Easily organize, plan, and track your fundraising events, and follow up with attendees after the event to keep them engaged with your cause. We can build or provide support for event management software that lets you achieve your event’s goals.
Customer Relationship Management for Nonprofits
Create awareness with the right audiences by utilizing data to target your marketing campaigns and make the most of your marketing budget. Our customer relationship management (CRM) and cloud platform expertise can help you plan and execute your marketing and advertising campaigns to reach potential donors and members.
Accounting and Tax Preparation Software
Accurately handle contributions from donors, grants, investments, and fundraising events, and produce reports that make submitting the IRS Form 990 and other tax reporting easier. We can help you implement specialized accounting software with exactly those features your nonprofit or not-for-profit needs.
Grant Management Software
Help ease grant-related administrative burdens by implementing software to assist in grant discovery, budget planning, peer collaboration, regulatory compliance, proposal submission, administrative reporting, and project tracking. We can implement applications that help streamline and automate all grant-related functions for you.
Project Management Software
We can assist you with adopting or improving project management software so that your organization has the tools to deliver projects on time and ultimately build stakeholder trust. Whether you need software to plan projects, manage tasks, share and collaborate on documents, share calendars and contact lists, manage issues and bugs, or track time, we can custom-tailor a solution that has any and all functionalities you desire.
Silent Auction Software
Take your fundraising events to the next level with silent auction software that has capabilities such as lotting, registration, cashiering, inventory management, sales management, accounting, and reporting. We can create budget-friendly solutions that can run your entire event from selling registration tickets to sending receipts to the auction winners.
Custom Software Development for Nonprofits
We’re convinced that technology should be an area of focus for nonprofits as it has the potential to improve operational efficiency, increase mission impact, and ultimately enhance sector competitiveness. Up and Running Software has the digital expertise to help you effectively adopt or improve the technology for your organization to achieve that potential. Whether you need software built from scratch or simply need your website updated, we can provide whatever services are required. Let’s talk.
WHAT NONPROFITS SAY ABOUT WORKING WITH US
"[UAR]’s work will contribute to a more effective knowledge sharing process among Habitat agenda partners, and support the Agency’s standing as a premier reference center for information, knowledge, and strategic learning about sustainable urbanization."
- A UN-Habitat representative on the impact of our work for the organization
"Whenever we have a big decision regarding our IT, we ask Up and Running. They have extensive knowledge and we know we can rely upon them."
- Miyoung Kim, web and online manager for the American Medical Informatics Association
SELECTED SOLUTIONS FOR NONPROFITS
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
For the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), a large nonprofit organization established over 40 years ago with over 22,000 members, Up and Running built a new application to serve both as its public-facing informational website and as its membership management and billing tool. Before partnering with Up and Running, SCBWI had worked with developers who spent weeks learning SCBWI’s business and creating an estimate for the project, only to bail shortly after beginning work. Up and Running worked with SCBWI to rescue the project by breaking down the required development into manageable scopes of work and proceeding as efficiently as possible to keep costs contained. The new custom application, built on WordPress, provides each of the dozens of chapters of the organization with a chapter homepage and tools to assist the chapter leadership with managing the chapter and its own membership. Read more
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and application of biomedical and health informatics in the support of patient care, teaching, research, and health care administration. Among other things over the years, we helped modernize AMIA’s members-only website, utilizing our Drupal skills. Our work on enhancing the site’s functionality has given its more than 5,400 members in the health care industry, including physicians, nurses, and researchers, a functional and easy-to-use platform to share their knowledge on medical advancements. Our partnership with AMIA has lasted over 9 years, which is proof of our reliability and dedication to building long-term and close relationships with our clients Read more
Portage Health, a not-for-profit community health care system, needed a custom-built, complex health care software solution including both an Internet platform and an intranet system to facilitate the interaction between physicians, other health care professionals, and patients. We developed a highly customizable interactive solution that made communication between all stakeholders in the system easy and productive. (Read more on the solution in Portage Health’s Annual Report.) Among the features that earned UAR the praise of Portage Health users are SPA-based customizable home pages and custom workflows, and menu management options that met the client’s goals of speed, ease of use, and single-screen management. Read more
Nexleaf, a developer of sensors for refrigerators and cold rooms, needed a next-generation system for the monitoring of life-saving vaccines in storage around the world. We helped Nexleaf develop an Internet of things health care infrastructure monitoring system, ColdTrace, that has made possible the tracking and monitoring of key vaccine characteristics such as potency, remaining life span, and storage temperature. This information, made immediately available to decision makers, enables the timely distribution of the vaccines to the people who need them. With Nexleaf, we help save lives. Read more