Build v. Buy

Taking a Closer Look at the "Build or Buy it" Dilemma

If you’ve been tasked with creating a new giving program, or upgrading an existing one at your company, at some point in the process you’ll face the question, “Couldn’t we just build this ourselves?” Totally custom, built-just-for-us, grass roots software can quickly gain internal momentum and energy. DIY can be a natural path to explore – particularly because it can sometimes feel like the one of least resistance. In the midst of this excitement, it's important to evaluate what option sets you up for success.

Get 3 useful questions and tips on how to make the best decision for your company:

  • Gain a better understanding of the long-term impact of DIY software. 
  • Determine how internal support for the system would look.
  • Evaluate how it ties to your core business.


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