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About Cooperstock Software and Software4Nonprofits

What We Do at Cooperstock Software

Cooperstock Software develops technology to help the charitable sector. From its Canadian home base it produces software used throughout Canada, the U.S.A. and the rest of the world. Cooperstock Software * - the legal name of the business - owns and operates the Software4Nonprofits.com website. Its primary product is DONATION.

Who is Dan Cooperstock?

Cooperstock Software was founded by Dan Cooperstock, a software developer with an M.Sc. in Computer Science and over 25 of business experience.

Dan is also a Quaker, and has been both Treasurer and Clerk (chair) of his Quaker Meeting's Finance Committee, and Clerk of the Canada-wide Quaker organization's Finance Committee. Based both on this experience, and his experience writing and supporting DONATION since 1994, Dan has a solid understanding of the financial requirements of a small charitable organization.

For more information about Dan, including recommendations from DONATION users and former colleagues, check his LinkedIn profile:

View Dan Cooperstock's profile on LinkedIn

Who is Kwame Barko?

Dan Cooperstock was excited to be able to hire Kwame to join him in Cooperstock Software part-time in November 2013 and full-time in February 2014. Kwame is a fellow Quaker with Dan, and, like Dan, has served as Treasurer of his local Quaker Meeting, and as co-clerk (co-chair) of the Canada-wide organization's Finance Committee and one of its Trustees. His education and most of his work experience has been as a mining engineer and geophysicist, but he has experience with programming as well. Kwame works with Dan in all aspects of the business.

Who is Carl Stieren?

Carl was hired by Dan as part-time Technical Support staff in 2017. Carl previously worked for Dan as a software installer at SimLaw Systems in Toronto and was a technical writer for eight years for Simware and OmniMark, two software firms in Ottawa, where he wrote user manuals and online help. Carl is also an active Quaker. Carl is a professional writer and editor who can be found at http://carl-ink.com/.

Who is Emma Wickenheiser?

Emma is a Quaker and business student at the University of Alberta. She is helping Cooperstock Software with follow-up phone calls about annual renewal payments.

Who is Penni Burrell?

Penni Burrell is a Quaker with a long standing involvement with a variety of community non-profit organizations, as board and staff member. She appreciates programs such as Software4Nonprofits that offers more easily accessible financial management to such groups. She is helping Cooperstock Software with follow-up phone calls about annual renewal payments.

A Brief History of the DONATION Software

DONATION is Cooperstock Software's main product.

  • Dan Cooperstock wrote the original DOS version of DONATION in 1994 in response to difficulty finding software that met the needs of his Quaker Meeting.
  • In 1998, Dan rewrote DONATION as a Windows program, and in 1999 began giving it away for free.
  • Cooperstock Software launched another extensive rewrite of DONATION in 2007 to capitalize on newer technology, and to add many user-requested features, and changed the program to be commercial.

Online mentions and reviews of DONATION Software

Charities Changed by Technology, a United Press International article by Andrew Damstedt from August 16, 2005.


Other Products from Software4Nonprofits / Cooperstock Software

Dan has also released a fund accounting program for small to mid-sized churches, charities, and non-profits called ACCOUNTS. The big benefit of ACCOUNTS over general-market accounting programs like QuickBooks, Quicken or Simply Accounting / Sage 50 Canada is that it has simple automated tracking of income, expenses and balances for multiple funds, with no assignment of classes, journal entries etc. needed. It also allows you to associate accounts with lines on government forms like the T3010 for Canada or the 990 or 990-EZ for the U.S.A., greatly simplifying the year-end work required for those forms. You can read all about ACCOUNTS on its website.

Dan is also the publisher of the HTML MessageBox, used by software developers to add message boxes to Windows programs that allow for the use of fonts, boldface etc. (The standard message boxes built into Windows do not have those capabilities.)


* We can only accept cheques payable to "Cooperstock Software".

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