Simple Development Systems Review

Simple Development Systems … OK let’s get down to business. My aim is to help you out in your decision – should you take it home or should you look elsewhere?. Right, time for a matter-of-fact admission – I haven’t used or bought the product (read my About page for the reasons why), but I have trawled the internet tracking down info on it, to save you time. And hopefully someone who has bought it will add their opinion to the ‘Customer Reviews’ section to the right. So sit back, relax and read on as I save you time and tell you all you need to know about Simple Development Systems.

What does it do?

To save you the hassle of digesting the sales pitch I have produced a summary of what they say about themselves here:

Secret to developing long-term funding even in today’s economy, now and forever

  • How shifting your focus from money to building relationships will take the stress out of fundraising (and raise more money!)
  • Knowing that you need help with fundraising but you just don’t have the time or money to attend workshops or seminars. 
  • Grow your individual giving, including phoning donors and launching your organization’s monthly giving program
  • Create a monthly giving program to create sustaining monthly income – and build stronger donor loyalty
  • How to select the database that’s right for your organization – now and five years from now
  • How to write direct mail appeals that touch the heart – and reel in the dollars!
  • How to create your organization’s monthly giving program – and how to grow it!
  • How to tell an emotional story that engages your supporters at their deepest core
  • How to create a marketing mix so you’re always in your supporters’ minds
  • Make sure your nonprofit gets media coverage in traditional and new media?

Is anyone buying it?

Here I can provide you with some hard facts. We can use statistics provided by the payment processor. They have something they call the product’s “Gravity”. It can be used a an indicator of a product’s sales rank. I’ve processed this figure and produced a rating out of 100. Products with a high rating are popular. Simple Development Systems scores 60.46/100 which is about standard.

Your buying options

By now you’ve read through the résumé of what the product does (or claims to do…). You’ve read the user reviews on the right hand side of the page. Maybe you’ve decided you’d like to buy the product. So what next?

Option 1: Buy Direct

You click on the following link to, and find their link to buy the product. You’ll be taken to the payment processor page and you can make payment with a credit/debit card or PayPal. As of the time of writing this review the standard price for the product is $49.99.

Option 2: Buy Through My Link

If you click this link: you’ll also be taken through to, where you can buy the product in the same way as option 1. This time though, because you arrived at the site through a special link, I get the credit for sending you over. If you do end up buying, I will receive a commission. There’s no difference in the cost to you. You might like to choose this option if:
  • You feel my site has helped you and you’d like to show your appreciation.
  • You’d like to receive a purchase bonus (see below)

Your purchase bonus

If you decide to go with Option 2, then you are eligible for a bonus. This is my way of thanking you for using my link. For more info and to find out what the bonus is, click here