Since I have room for another program, I would like to include one that has a freebie and a paid option. In general, and especially if you want to be taken more seriously, free business planning software is not a good idea.
That said, if you’re on a budget and want to download something to get you started, the two programs that PlanWare offers may be a good option for you.
Free-Plan includes a template that contains everything you need to write a respectable business plan with sample texts, tables and graphics. In addition, there is a very good guide (divided into sections) that helps with the model. Topics include:
- Strategy and mission
- Profiling of target markets
- Marketing strategies
- Sales plans and projects
Although the software is not designed specifically for nonprofits, I think this is a very good option, especially if you are just starting out.
There are two variations of the free version, but I would just use this one because it is the most up to date.
As I said above, there is also a paid option available for download called Exl-Plan. This is the premium version of Free-Plan and includes a lot of additional features.
There are also different variations and each variation has a different price. Therefore, before ordering, you will want to consider:
- The size of your business
- The amount of income stream you have
- How many years of projections do you want
- The accounting conventions of your country
Surprisingly, what also makes it a good choice is the free version of Exl-Plan. Granted, you can’t do as much as you can with the paid versions, but you can download it and get a feel for whether this is the right software for your nonprofit.
And There you go. Obviously, this is far from an exhaustive list, but it does give you a good idea of the types of downloadable business plan software for nonprofits.
If you have any downloadable business plan software for nonprofits that you think is a good alternative to the software mentioned above, let us know in the comments section below.
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