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Why Nonprofits Choose Aplos Over Salesforce

Are you trying to fit a square peg into a round hole? Aplos is made just for nonprofits and churches, so managing donors and members is easier, not harder.
Made For Nonprofits

Lets face it. You're a nonprofit. You need software that can manage donors and members. Aplos lets you properly track donor data, increase donations, and improve retention.

Easy to use

From our dynamic donor database to our built-in email and fundraising tools, it's never been easier to manage your nonprofit from one place.

Free Support

At Aplos, our friendly support team is available to help you get set up, feel comfortable in the system, and be confident you are doing it right.

Happy Customers

We take pride in building the software nonprofits need to easily manage their organization. Folks find Aplos user-friendly and simple, earning us a 97% customer satisfaction rate!

Made for Businesses

Salesforce is great if you're a business in the sales world. Salesforce is made for leads and prospects, not donors and members.

Assembly Required

Implementation is pricy. Customizing reports is time consuming and expensive. If you don't have someone on staff who has a good understanding of IT and who has the time to do the work then it will cost your organization a lot of money to get started.

Expensive Support

Help is not free, but is often necessary because there is a huge learning curve to customize and use Salesforce for a nonprofit's needs.

Not User Friendly

Not everything is user friendly or available for users to manage. You need to have a data administrator to customize things.

Aplos vs. Salesforce Comparison





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Track Donor Life Cycle

Track Donor Prospects

Manage Tasks

Custom Reports

Volunteer & Program Management

Track Membership

Dynamic List Builder

Donation Tracking


Donation History

Pledge Tracking

Track Donations by Purpose



Communication History

Letter Builder

Email Campaigns

Additional Cost

Online Ticket Sales

Additional Cost

Online Donations

Additional Cost

Website Builder

Additional Cost

Other Features


Mobile Friendly

Fund Accounting

Additional Cost

See why more than 40,000 organizations chose Aplos last year.

Stay organized and efficient by properly tracking donor data.
Raise more money with a smarter fundraising platform.
Create long-lasting donors with intelligent communication features.

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Everything you need in one place to manage donations, raise money, track your finances, launch your next event, and work with your board to achieve your mission. Start your no-obligation 15-day free trial.

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Get Access To All Of These Features In One Place
People Database
Donor Management
Fund Accounting
Member Management
Fundraising Tools
Online Donations & Giving
Marketing & Communication
Event Registration
Website Builder
Reporting & Analytics
Other Popular Optional Upgrades

Integrated Payroll With Gusto

  • Payroll With Direct Deposit
  • HR And W-2 Services
  • Automatic Payroll Tax Filings

Bookkeeping Services

  • Monthly Bookkeeping
  • Financial Reports
  • 1099 Preparation

Implementation Services

  • Account Setup
  • Data Migration
  • Integrations & More

* Standard transaction rates apply for credit card and ACH transaction processing. Credit or debit transactions are 2.9% +$0.30 per transaction for verified 501(c)(3) organizations, and 1% higher for non-verified. Transaction rates for American Express are 1.1% higher and rates for international cards may vary. ACH transaction rates are 1% +$0.30 per transaction for verified 501(c)(3) organizations and 1% higher for non-verified organizations. You must have a U.S. or Canadian bank to accept online payments.

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