I have used Quicken Deluxe for 10+ years for a church with average
attendance of approx. 100 and have had investments in CD's and mutual funds.
It met my every needs. Two years ago I upgraded to H&B only because we
started a building program with pledges (receivables). This adds to the
You might want to consider starting out with the basic program and upgrade
if and when needed.
We've been using QuickBooks Basic for several years, because we do our
own payroll, etc. It's not perfect for a non-profit but those packages
are very expensive. We have about 1800 members and 20+ on payroll. We
write about 100 checks a month. Budget is in excess of 1M.
We don't track individual membership or contributions with QB.
You can download a trial version and try it out. We were using Excel
spreadsheets before we switched. As Financial Secretary I use these packages
since it allows us to track the funds. Our Treasurer keeps the bank accounts
in Quicken though.