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Frank Smith

What started 27 years ago as an opportunity to help ministries take advantage of emerging technology has grown into the only enterprise-wide donor management system developed exclusively for ministries. Over the past 27 years Frank Smith and his team have helped hundreds of ministries utilize technology to help fulfill their organization's mission.

In 1999, Frank and his team leveraged their extensive ministry experience, programming and system design skills to form DonorDirect, a software company dedicated to producing world-class software for ministries.

Their desire to focus solely on ministries yields significant advantages for the company and its clients. They are blessed to work with ministries like Focus on the Family, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Samaritan’s Purse, In Touch Ministries, Gospel for Asia and many others. Through these partnerships DonorDirect continues to stay on the cutting edge of technology to meet the needs of ministries worldwide. They have also partnered with Microsoft to bring the most up-to-date technology to ministries and have been named Microsoft’s preferred partner for nonprofits and ministries.

DonorDirect's product suite includes:


DonorStudio is an organization-wide software system that handles all aspects of the modern ministry, including donation processing, product sales, event registration, subscriptions, pledges and more. With capacity for easy segmentation, inventory tracking, recurring donations, reporting and many other tools, DonorStudio is the donor database that will handle all ministries’ needs.


StudioOnline is an integrated eCommerce solution for online giving, product purchases, event registration and more.  It works in conjunction with DonorStudio for seamless synchronization of donation management, product and inventory management, and event registration, and even allows donors to maintain their profiles using MyAccount features to check on all past donation history, update their contact information and more.


DirectToCRM is a departmental tool to strengthen relationships with your donors, volunteers, and other ministry partners.  Donor Development teams use DirectToCRM to communicate more effectively with top supporters about the most critical ministry needs.   Others use DirectToCRM to manage volunteers and plan ministry projects.


DonorDirect has partnered with Microsoft to provide a complete accounting and financial solution that meets the unique compliance and reporting requirements of ministries. They provide a real-time integration between DonorStudio and Dynamics GP. DonorStudio transaction entry allows one transaction to handle donations, registrations, subscriptions and product purchases.