From the Shameless Promotions Department: I received a happy e-mail today from Mission Research CEO Charlie Crystle, who was thrilled to share that the team launched CircleDog today. (Disclosure note: I have common equity in Mission Research, and on top of that would like to see my do-gooder friends do well.)
Mission Research has been developing fundraising software for nonprofits for almost five years, and has worked closely with great organizations like TechSoup to help small organizations learn about CRM. With backing in March from TBL Capital, Mission Research began work to spin out its GiftWorks technology into the SOHO market: and voila, you have CircleDog, CRM for the "smallest of small businesses." CircleDog is going after the small business space that continues (surprisingly) to be predominantly served by products such as Act and Goldmine. Like Mission Research GiftWorks, CircleDog is designed for the hybrid Web, and uses Web services while living independently on the desktop.
Visit CircleDog to grab the free trial, or even better, plunk down $99 to buy during the introductory period. (Yep, they're selling it old-school.)