Thursday, August 18, 2005

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Business/Innovation/Cooperstock, Dan//Charities changed by technology/World Peace Herald/Washington/DC/USA/16-Aug-05/ Dan Cooperstock, a computer programmer in Toronto, wrote a donation software program for his local Quaker meeting after they had purchased a similar program that showed obvious flaws. His software, called DONATION, which is free and available at, has helped 2,400 charities, churches and non-profits.

"When I realized how much work I had put into it, I thought it would be a shame to have only one organization using it, so I made it available for free on the Web," Cooperstock said in an e-mail message. "I have a full-time job, and have no interest in turning this into a business."

The program's main function is to track donations, involving receipt issuing and keeping track of donor information. The program can also run mailings.

"This is not a serious fundraising solution," Cooperstock told UPI in a phone interview. "The big organizations probably would not consider this; it is more for smaller to mid-size operations merely trying to track and issue proper receipts and minimum fundraising." ...


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