Overall Satisfaction with IMIS
I used iMIS as the development coordinator for a non-profit nursing membership association headquartered in Washington, DC. In the development department, I entered charitable gifts from individuals and corporate partners. Unfortunately, the finance department used a separate accounting software system to actually process and reconcile the funds. RESULT: Two different databases to record and track the same charitable gifts.
- One of the strengths in iMIS is the ability to give a single constituent multiple classifications (i.e. board member, committee, past donor, etc.).
- iMIS is not a donor database to accurately track giving history, wealth capacity, etc. These functionalities are extremely helpful for fundraising professionals.
- iMIS had a neutral impact on my non-profit organization's overall business objectives. Both the finance and department teams just worked around the limitations that iMIS had.
As a fundraising professional, I would highly recommend Raiser's Edge and Advance 9.8 over iMIS as true donor databases.
For fundraising professionals, Raiser's Edge is more appropriate as a donor database.