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donorflex 11: The start of an exciting new era

September 15, 2017 - by Mark Higgitt

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donorflex 11 starts life with early adopters

The release phase of the donorflex 11 journey has started.

We’re supporting the first wave of clients that have indicated their preference to make the transition from donorflex 10.2 to the new product over the coming weeks as part of our controlled and managed release programme.

The task of preparing users began at last September’s donorflex User Conference and picked up intensity last March, when our season of nine Get ready for new donorflex Regional Training Days started the systematic process of checking and upgrading their data in readiness for the new era.

The early adopters have passed through the key stages of:

  • Running their Data Appraisal Review Utility
  • Completing their upgrade survey and specifying their wish to make the transition as part of this first release phase


Work smarter, faster and more efficiently

The new version marks the start of an exciting era for our users across the UK and the donorflex team here in Birmingham.

Its stunning new features and tools have been developed in close partnership with our client charities to allow users to work smarter, faster and more efficiently for their causes.

At the forefront of the new system are:

  • A full Preferences module, to empower organisations to meet their obligations both to supporters and to the requirements of the existing Data Protection laws and GDPR, which comes into force in May, 2018
  • A redesigned Organised Events module, enabling users to track every aspect of their events
  • A new look and feel
  • A consolidated Record Management module
  • Bespoke dashboards, to enable ‘real time’ analysis
  • New record Profiles
  • A new Change Log
  • A new look to Imports, including new duplicate checks, and extended user references to identify known records and allow better control over refreshing key data


Another milestone approaching

The timetable of clients planning their upgrade will expand further once we’ve passed the next milestone, which is the final Get ready for new donorflex Regional Training Day. It takes place at the Midlands Art’s Centre’s Hexagon Theatre, in Birmingham, on Thursday, October 5.

It was scheduled at the request of those clients that weren’t in a position – or ready – to attend the RTDs in March.

However, it is also open to organisations that attended one of the nine events in March, and want a fresh taste of what’s to come.

For more details, click this RTD October 2017 link.

It’s been inspired by clients

The release milestone has to be marked with a tribute to the clients who have inspired the new version and made it possible.

“We really want to thank so many people for their valuable and, in fact, indispensable input during the donorflex 11 development period,” says donorflex’s managing director, Brian Todd.

“The new system’s powerful and revealing data management and analysis tools will make a major contribution to helping clients square up to the big issues facing the charity sector – challenges that will arise in the light of Brexit, and all the uncertainties surrounding supporter retention in the wake of GDPR and fundraising regulation.

“We feel those challenges are made more difficult by a general lack of public awareness, and the need for individual supporters to pledge formally their support for their favoured charities.

"donorflex’s unified database approach is an elegant and reliable solution to the alternative, which is the unreliable and time-consuming complexity of managing consent and preferences via separate databases.”

The release of donorflex 11 is an exciting way to prepare for donorflex’s 30th anniversary year in 2018, which will see further developments released – already previewed at the 2016 donorflex User Conference – that will give users the chance to deploy donorflex on the move.

“The whole donorflex team is looking forward to an exciting period ahead,” Brian continues. “We have a profound belief that we’ll really be able to make a difference.”

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We work with the key drivers of the UK charity sector.

Data Access Europe
Institute of Fundraising Corporate Supporter
Hospice Income Generation Network
Hospice Lotteries Association
National Lotteries Council