Nonprofit Technology

5 Best Association Management Software Options for Your Nonprofit

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As your nonprofit organization grows, the necessities for keeping track of members, partnerships, and associations increase as well. Regular membership management software simply won’t cut it anymore and you will need a broader system to handle growth.

The Top 5 Association Management Software Options for Your Nonprofit

Association management software fills that necessity gap and provides your nonprofit with the capabilities to manage your donations, finances, members, websites, and overall association wing of your organization.

Knowing which association management software to choose is crucial to making sure that your nonprofit can handle the weight. Our list of the top-five association management software options has the highest rated and recommended choices from both Capterra and Software Advice.

1. NeonCRM


NeonCRM has the healthy balance of high ratings, full features, Software Advice recommendation levels, and a reasonable price to put it up at number one on our list of top association management software options. NeonCRM is tailored for any size organization and for either major operating system.

Pricing is split up into three tiers: The “Essentials” ($50/month), “Impact” ($110/month), and “Empower” ($200/month). Each tier allows for unlimited users, forms, and ticket support, however the pricing differences reflect other features such as application programming interface access (API) and phone support.

The features for NeonCRM fulfill the entire Capterra association management software checklist, from chapter management and email marketing, to survey management and job boards.

Capterra Ratings

Overall: 4.5/5

Ease of Use: 4.5/5

Customer Service: 4.5/5

Software Advice Recommendation Level: 87%

2. MemberClicks


With a four-and-a-half star rating and a total of 158 reviews across both Capterra and Software Advice, MemberClicks nearly tops our list for association management software.

MemberClicks fulfills all major features on the Capterra checklist such as chapter management, member portal, and online payment processing. The only major feature on our checklist that MemberClicks does not offer is a job board, so nonprofits looking to post and organize open positions may want to consider Monster or Glassdoor.

Pricing is tiered based on the amount of profiles and monthly emails required, starting at $221/month.

Capterra Ratings

Overall: 4.5/5

Ease of Use: 4/5

Customer Service: 5/5

Software Advice Recommendation Level: 87%

3. MemberPlanet


Although MemberPlanet is highly rated on the Capterra list for top association management software, five stars to be exact, I didn’t feel as though it quite made the cut for the number one or number two spot on this list due to the fact that it has a couple gaps in the features checklist and hasn’t been covered on Software Advice. I found the latter discovery to be odd.

Nevertheless, this doesn’t take away from the fact that Memberplanet is a fantastic software option at a very affordable price, which earned its spot on this list. MemberPlanet offers key features such as fundraising management and member directories for relatively low monthly rates.

The pricing tiers start at a free basic plan and move up to “Essentials” ($5/month), “Pro” ($30/month), and “Premium” ($100/month). Quality isn’t always expensive, as MemberPlanet proves.

Capterra Ratings:

Overall: 5/5

Ease of Use: 4.5/5

Customer Service: 5/5

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4. MemberLeap


MemberLeap has significantly high ratings on both Capterra and Software Advice. The user reviews boast about the software’s stellar customer support system, which gave it the boost that it needed to be put on this list. The only reason that it was not put in the top three was due to the relatively small number of reviews, which was a criteria that all selections for this list were subject to.

That being said, MemberLeap shines regarding its full list of features that meet our association management software standards. MemberLeap is also available on Windows, Mac OSX, and even both iOS and Android mobile systems.

The pricing tiers are extensive and would take far too long to list here, however the base pricing starts at $50 per month and increase based on features and users.

Capterra Ratings

Overall: 5/5

Ease of Use: 5/5

Customer Service: 5/5

Software Advice Recommendation Level: 100%

5. Wild Apricot


I have included Wild Apricot before in previous software lists, which certainly speaks to their quality. Wild Apricot provides a highly-rated association management experience for tiered pricing plans starting at $40 a month for nonprofits that are just getting started and up to $600 for the top-of-the-line plans for more established organizations.

Although it is more sparse in the the features than some other software options, Wild Apricot hits the mark on several key features such as member directories, website management, and financial management.

Capterra Ratings

Overall: 4.5/5

Ease of use: 4.5/5

Customer Service: 4.5/5

Software Advice Recommendation Level: 85%


Do you agree with our list? Are there any association management software options that you thought ought to make it onto the list but were left out? Let us know in the comments below!

Looking for Nonprofit software? Check out Capterra's list of the best Nonprofit software solutions.

About the Author

Nick Morpus

Nick Morpus

Nick Morpus is a former Capterra analyst.



Comment by Nick Morpus on

Glad to have you on our list!

Comment by Lisa Vickers on

Thank you Nick for the kind words! MemberLeap is so honored to be a part of this top 5 list! We pride ourselves on our customer service as well as the flexibility our association management software provides our customers! We look forward to serving many more association’s membership needs for years to come!

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