In 2020, the top 10 Special Cause Non Profit software vendors accounted for nearly 53.9% of the global Special Cause Non Profit applications market which declined 8% to approach nearly $1.46 billion in license, maintenance and subscription revenues.
We ask the simple question: Who’s buying Non Profit applications from whom and why? And we provide the answers – supported by decades of research – to our clients around the world. (Sample from our Apps Database)
Through our forecast period, the Special Cause Non Profit applications market size is expected to reach $1.66 billion by 2025, compared with $1.46 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate of 2.6%.
|Exhibit 2: Worldwide Special Cause Non Profit Software Market 2020-2025 Forecast, $M|
|Year||2020||2025||2020-20245 CAGR, %|
Source: Apps Run The World, December 2021
Top 10 Special Cause Non Profit Software vendors
Special Cause Non Profit organizations are not-for-profit entities that direct their funding and revenues to achieve their stated mission. Applications designed for these organizations include donor and grant management, fundraising and accounting, constituent relationship management, as well as a range of back-office, association and event management, and community-building functions
As online fundraising enters the mainstream, new operating models will emerge as nonprofits experiment with different out-reach programs to attract, retain and strengthen ties with donors, volunteers and their key constituents.
Here are the rankings of the top 10 Special Cause Non Profit software vendors in 2020 and their market shares.
|Rank||Vendor||2019 Special Cause Nonprofit (Amnesty Intl, Red Cross) Apps Revenues, $M||2020 Special Cause Nonprofit (Amnesty Intl, Red Cross) Apps Revenues, $M||YoY Growth||2020 Special Cause Nonprofit (Amnesty Intl, Red Cross) Market Share, %||Recent Developments|
|1||Microsoft||Subscribe||Subscribe||12.2%||Subscribe||Microsoft launched Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit, leveraging the capabilities of Microsoft 365 – Outlook, SharePoint and Teams – as well as Power Platform, Dynamics 365, Azure and LinkedIn, Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit is tailored specifically for the nonprofit sector, reducing the time nonprofit groups spend managing overhead while helping them advance their missions.|
|2||Blackbaud||Subscribe||Subscribe||-9.4%||Subscribe||In November 2021, Blackbaud teamed up with marketing technology company Campaign Monitor to integrate its email marketing solution with Blackbaud’s fundraising and donor management software solution, Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT. This integration creates an automated email marketing solution designed for the needs and goals of nonprofits and social good organizations.|
|3||SAP||Subscribe||Subscribe||2.1%||Subscribe||The SAP CSR team selects nonprofit and social enterprise partners primarily in quality education, workforce readiness, and youth entrepreneurship. The company provides skills, technology expertise, and market access, enabling our partners to drive sustainable social impact and systemic change. In 2020, SAP built capacity for 1,567 innovative nonprofit and social enterprises spanning 80 countries and impacting more than 1 billion lives across the globe.|
|4||Oracle||Subscribe||Subscribe||-6.5%||Subscribe||NetSuite has helped more than 1,500 nonprofits and donated more than $100 million in software. NetSuite has expanded its Suite Pro Bono program, donated software to more than 300 new nonprofits globally.|
|5||Global Payments Inc.||Subscribe||Subscribe||-1.9%||Subscribe||Greater Giving offers software-driven integrated payment solutions to more than 10,000 nonprofit organizations creating a seamless and user-friendly experience by simplifying event management and streamlining business processes to raise more funds for their cause.|
|6||Salesforce.com||Subscribe||Subscribe||16.2%||Subscribe||In 2021, Salesforce.org launched Marketing Cloud for Nonprofits that is designed to help nonprofits quickly and efficiently create more personalized experiences, no matter where they are in their digital transformation journey.|
|7||Community Brands||Subscribe||Subscribe||3.1%||Subscribe||Community Brands surpassed the 100,000 customer milestone. Fueled by new product introductions and the successful completion of several operational initiatives and acquisitions, the company added between eight hundred and one thousand new customers each month, on average, and grew earnings by more than 20 percent year over year.|
|8||Intuit Inc.||Subscribe||Subscribe||11.5%||Subscribe||QuickBooks Nonprofit Edition is an all-in-one solution recommended to help nonprofits easily show accountability to the Board of Directors. QuickBooks helps track donations, invoicing, bookkeeping, and all accounting needs.|
|9||Constellation Software Inc.||Subscribe||Subscribe||13.6%||Subscribe||With over 125,000 customers in over 100 countries and a proven track record of solid growth, CSI is establishing a broad portfolio of software businesses to provide customers and shareholders with exceptional returns.|
|10||Higher Logic||Subscribe||Subscribe||7.5%||Subscribe||Higher Logic serves over 3,000 customers across 21 countries worldwide and supports over 2.4 billion community interactions annually.|
Source: Apps Run The World, December 2021
Other Special Cause Non Profit software providers included in the report are: Acquia, Adobe, ADP, Advanced, Altum, Atlassian, Automatic Payroll Systems, Avalara, Berger-Levrault, Brightree, Resmed Company, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Constellation Software Inc., Exact Holding BV, First Advantage, Fiserv, Google, Hexagon, IBM, Indra Sistemas, Infor, Kingdee, Kronos Incorporated, Logibec, LogMeIn, Nuance Communications Inc., OpenText, Paycom, Paycor, PDS, PeopleStrategy, Qualtrics, Roper Technologies, Sage, ServiceNow, Tableau Software, TalentMap, TeamDynamix, TTEC, Ultimate Software, Unicorn HRO, Unify Software and Solutions GmbH & Co. KG., UNIT4, Workday, Zendesk, Zoho Corp. and many others.
Custom data cuts related to the Special Cause Non Profit market are available:
- Top 600+ Non Profit Applications Vendors and Market Forecast 2020-2025
- 2020 Special Cause Non Profit Applications Market By Functional Market (16 Markets)
- 2020 Special Cause Non Profit Applications Market By Country (USA + 45 countries)
- 2020 Special Cause Non Profit Applications Market By Region (Americas, EMEA, APAC)
- 2020 Special Cause Non Profit Applications Market By Revenue Type (License, Services, Hardware, Support and Maintenance, Cloud)
- 2020 Special Cause Non Profit Applications Market By Customer Size (revenue, employee count, asset)
- 2020 Special Cause Non Profit Applications Market By Channel (Direct vs Direct)
- 2020 Special Cause Non Profit Applications Market By Product
Exhibit 4 shows our projections for the enterprise applications market by vertical segment, based on the buying preferences and the customer propensity to invest in new software within those industries as they continue to upgrade and replace many legacy industry-specific applications that have been identified and tracked in our Buyer Insight Database.
Special Cause Non Profit Software Purchases Win/Loss Analysis As Part Of Enterprise Applications Buyer Insight Customer Database
On the buyer side, customers are investing in Special Cause Non Profit systems based on new features and capabilities that are expected to replace their existing legacy systems. In many cases, competitive upgrades and replacements that could have a profound impact on future market-share changes will become more widespread.
Since 2010, our global team of researchers has been studying the patterns of the latest Special Cause Non Profit software purchases by customers around the world, aggregating massive amounts of data points that form the basis of our forecast assumptions and perhaps the rise and fall of certain vendors and their products on a quarterly basis.
Updated continuously, our database features extensive win/loss analysis. Each year our research team identifies tens of thousands of these Non Profit customer wins and losses from public and proprietary sources.
The research results are being incorporated into regular updates in our Enterprise Applications Buyer Insight Customer Database. You can access the Quarterly Win/Loss Analysis Scoreboard and our Enterprise Applications Buyer Insight Customer Database by becoming a subscriber.
|American Cancer Society||Non Profit||8500||$1.20B||United States||Adobe Systems||Adobe Marketing Cloud (ex Omniture)||Digital Marketing Automation Platform|
|Northern Valley Indian Health||Non Profit||120||$5.0M||United States||eClinicalWorks||eClinicalWorks Cloud EHR||Electronic Medical Records|
|British Medical Association||Non Profit||600||$106.0M||United Kingdom||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics NAV||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|British Medical Association||Non Profit||600||$106.0M||United Kingdom||Microsoft||Microsoft Office 365||Content Management|
|Saving Places||Non Profit||350||$61.0M||United States||UNIT4||Unit4 Business World On!||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Snow Leopard Trust||Non Profit||60||$6.0M||United States||Microsoft||Azure Machine Learning||ML & Data Science Platform|
|The Nature Conservancy||Non Profit||3600||$950.0M||United States||Microsoft||Azure Machine Learning||ML & Data Science Platform|
|American Cancer Society||Non Profit||8500||$1.20B||United States||ADP||ADP Enterprise HR||Human Capital Management|
|Didlake||Non Profit||1200||$100.0M||United States||ADP||ADP Vantage HCM||Human Capital Management|
|Harlem United||Non Profit||350||$50.0M||United States||ADP||ADP Workforce Now||Human Capital Management|
|American Cancer Society||Non Profit||8500||$1.20B||United States||Changepoint||Daptiv||Project Portfolio Management|
|ANHD||Non Profit||10||$2.0M||United States||Constant Contact||Constant Contact Email Marketing||Email Marketing Automation|
|American Red Cross||Non Profit||30000||$2.97B||United States||Cornerstone OnDemand||Cornerstone Learning Suite||Learning Management System|
|World Vision Canada||Non Profit||700||$290.0M||Canada||Coupa Software||Coupa Procurement||Procurement|
|Election Protection||Non Profit||250||$40.0M||United States||Genesys||Genesys Customer Experience Platform||Customer Experience Platform|
|American Cancer Society||Non Profit||8500||$1.20B||United States||Infor||Infor Lawson||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Population Services International||Non Profit||8900||$631.0M||United States||Infor||Infor Lawson||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|American Red Cross||Non Profit||30000||$2.97B||United States||Interactive Intelligence||PureCloud||Customer Engagement Platform|
|ASPCA||Non Profit||750||$160.0M||United States||Interactive Intelligence||PureCloud||Customer Engagement Platform|
|American Cancer Society||Non Profit||8500||$1.20B||United States||JDA Software Group||JDA Warehouse Management System||Warehouse Management System|
|American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)||Non Profit||250||$30.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Archdiocese of Chicago||Non Profit||1400||$100.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Asbury Communities||Non Profit||500||$50.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Biblica – The International Bible Society||Non Profit||375||$20.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Board of Child Care||Non Profit||250||$20.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|British Medical Association||Non Profit||600||$106.0M||United Kingdom||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics CRM||Customer Relationship Management|
|Community Solutions, Inc||Non Profit||421||$30.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Concern Worldwide||Non Profit||3000||$145.0M||Ireland||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Denver Rescue Mission||Non Profit||200||$20.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|HIMSS||Non Profit||430||$30.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|In-Q-Tel||Non Profit||230||$25.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|Italian Home for Children||Non Profit||230||$20.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|MC||Non Profit||757||$46.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|NuPath Inc||Non Profit||400||$50.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|The Arc Prince George’s County||Non Profit||750||$70.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|The Edinburg Center||Non Profit||400||$25.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc||Non Profit||1100||$100.0M||United States||Microsoft||Microsoft Dynamics GP||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|American Cancer Society||Non Profit||8500||$1.20B||United States||Peoplefluent||PeopleFluent Recruiting||Recruiting Management System|
|National Center for Missing & Exploited Children||Non Profit||500||$50.0M||United States||Salesforce||Service Cloud||Customer Service and Support|
|American Cancer Society||Non Profit||8500||$1.20B||United States||SAP||SAP Ariba||Source-to-Pay Procurement and Supply Chain Cloud|
|American Cancer Society||Non Profit||8500||$1.20B||United States||Skillsoft||SumTotal Talent Expansion Suite||Talent Management|
|Indiana Government||Non Profit||11300||$3.18B||United States||Thunderhead||Thunderhead ONE Engagement Hub||Customer Engagement Platform|
|Feeding America||Non Profit||400||$2.20B||United States||Ultimate Software||UltiPro||Human Capital Management|
|The Rockefeller Foundation||Non Profit||250||$35.0M||United States||Wolters Kluwer||CCH Tagetik||Enterprise Performance Management|
|Ledarna||Non Profit||200||$25.0M||Sweden||Zendesk||Zendesk||Customer Service and Support|
|British Medical Association||Non Profit||600||$106.0M||United Kingdom||Zuora||Zuora Billing||Billing and Payments|
Source: Apps Run The World, December 2021
An expanded version of this report covers the top 600+ Special Cause Non Profit Software Vendors, offering in-depth analysis of the market dynamics, vendors’ Strengths, Customers, Opportunities, Risks and Ecosystems as well as their ability to gain Shares (SCORES) within their respective space. We also offer win-loss analysis of the quarterly wins of these top vendors and whether incumbents and upstarts pose any real threat to their standing amid shifting market requirements and user preferences.
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