Having the right software can make a HUGE difference in your effectiveness in ministry support development! Here are some recommended programs.
The Donor Manager program is a free Windows based program written specifically to help missionaries and others who raise their own support to develop stronger, transformational ministry relationships with their partners.
The Donor Manager is built around a mailing list, and includes the ability to track pledges and contributions, special relationships, special days in the lives of their partners (birthdays, anniversaries), as well as a record of your interactions with your partners (phone calls, visits, letters, thank you notes, etc.)
tntConnect is a full featured, robust computer program that goes beyond mailing list and contribution management, but tries to help staff members build a plan to help develop the relationships they have with their ministry partners and ministry friends.
tntConnect provides very strong tools to a structured approach to ministry partner development.
Donor Elf is a web based program to help you keep track of your ministry support accounts.
DonorElf is made specifically for missionaries who raise their own financial support, and it takes the pain out of managing donors and donations. Because it is web based, your data is available wherever you can get online, on all devices.
Donor Elf can also synchronize with the accounting / donor systems of some mission organizations.
Karani is cloud based webapp for helping you track the key relationships with your ministry partners.
Karani is designed to make it easy to track your finances, add or import gifts and pledges, and track the interactions you have with your supporters (calls, asks, letters, thank yous, meetings, etc.)
Learn more about Karaini at www.karaniapp.com.