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Local Network Versions of DONATION Software

Easily track donors and donations and issue charitable receipts with DONATION.

There are three main versions of DONATION:

  1. The Standalone version, also called the normal or Local Database version. This installs onto one computer and has the database on that computer. No other installation of DONATION can access the same database (unless the database file is copied to the other computer). The free limited-feature Lite version is also standalone.
  2. The Local Network Versions (made up of Local Network Server and Local Network Client versions). The Local Network Server version installs onto one computer on your network and has the database on that computer. The Local Network Client version gets installed on additional computers on your network. These clients can access the same database running on the computer with the Local Network Server version.
  3. The Web Network Version, where the program is still installed onto one or more Windows computers, but the database is on our server, and can be accessed with an appropriate login from any computer on which the Web Network Version is installed.

Whether you use the Local Network version, the Standalone version, or the Web Network Version, pricing does not depend on the number of computers on which you install DONATION.

The Local Network Version is Not Web-Based

The Local Network versions of DONATION, like all of the versions, are not web-based. They have to be installed on Windows computers. And they are designed for use on only a group of computers within one local network network - not over the Internet. If you need to share databases over the Internet, it would be best to use either the Standalone version with one of the sharing methods discussed in the Multiple User Options Help page, or the Web Network Version.

Is the Local Network Version of the DONATION Software for You?

The DONATION Local Network version allows up to five users on five different computers (usually on your local-area network) to access the program simultaneously.

Most organizations only need the Standalone version of DONATION. That's because, even if they have a network, only one person really needs access to DONATION. That user might want to have DONATION installed on a computer in the organization's office, and another computer at home, but the Local Network version isn't usually used for that. (You can install multiple copies of the Standalone version, at no additional charge, and copy the database file back and forth between those computers.)

Select the Local Network version if:

  • You have a local-area network in your organization,
  • More than one user in your organization wants access to the same DONATION database, and
  • All of the users who need to access the program will always be on that network (never over the Internet from elsewhere).

See also the DONATION Version Comparison page.

DONATION Software Local Network Version Installation

Install the Local Network Server version on the main user's computer, and the Local Network Client version on any additional users' computers. The Local Network Server version should normally not be installed on a real Windows server computer, but rather on an actual user's computer.

You can find installation help for the Local Network version in the program's Help or the manual (readable online at Local Network Versions of DONATION).

License Keys

With the DONATION Local Network versions, the same license key is used for all installed copies of DONATION on your network.

Upgrading to the Local Network Version of the DONATION Software:

To upgrade from a DONATION Standalone version to a Local Network version:

  1. Pay any difference between the Initial Purchase fee that you have already paid for your Standalone version, and the Initial Purchase fee for the Local Network version.
  2. Request a new License Key that authorizes you to use the Local Network version, via the Help ⇒ Request or Install License Key menu option, and the "Request License Key for your Organization" button on the resulting window.
  3. Download and install the Local Network Server and Local Network Client versions on the appropriate computers. (Normally, you would install the Local Network Server version on top of your existing Standalone version, assumining that was already on a computer on your network.)

Try the DONATION Software Local Network Version for Free

Free 60-day Evaluation! Download and evaluate DONATION on your Windows computer for free. (Mac users can try DONATION if your Mac has the ability to run Windows applications.) Do not pay until you decide to use the program for your organization. Check the PRICING/PAYMENT details.

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