Feature-rich out of the box combined with unmatched customizability seems like it would be enough for any nonprofit, right? CiviCRM takes it even further with a comprehensive extension ecosystem that allows nonprofits to extend the software even more! Integrate with popular systems such as MailChimp, Microsoft Outlook and more.
Want to use CiviCRM to take payments online for your nonprofit? CiviCRM works with a range of payment processors, including many of the most popular in the world. Take payments online via credit card, ACH, SEPA, or transfer.
We get this question a lot, so let's address it head on. CiviCRM is amazing software that literally is free for you to download, use, modify and share. There are no hidden fees or limitations. It's free for everyone, not just the first 10 users. There are no extension packs that you have to buy in order to make it do what you want.
It is truly open source. And, like most open source software, it may require your time and skills to setup, maintain and customize. These things, if you don't want to do yourself, may incur a cost.
Likewise, CiviCRM needs to be hosted somewhere, and hosting may also incur a cost ranging from a small monthly fee to a comprehensive service agreement that includes software maintenance, and staff support and training.
Open source means different things to different people, however we just want you to be clear and prepared that it doesn't always mean "free", as in "no cost".