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Use your own azure subscription

Donorfy runs on Microsoft Azure in a shared database. By sharing the infrastructure it keeps the costs down and means you don’t have to worry about the IT.

However, you can elect to host your data in your own dedicated Azure database, which opens up all kinds of benefits:

  • Scalability - take control of database performance for higher data volumes or seasonal demand.

  • Control over backup, and ability to restore to a point in time, using Azure SQL Backup services.

  • Choice of Azure data centre.

  • Direct, secure access to the SQL Server database using SQL Server tools.

  • Much more flexibility with reporting and analysis of data.

  • Ability to add datasets, and create advanced integrations and automations.

  • Access to other Azure services.

And you retain all the benefits of a cloud-based solution such as automatic upgrades and no IT concerns.

Please note that Own Azure relates to a dedicated Azure SQL database. Other resources required for the delivery of Donorfy - such as as the software itself, the job queuing system - remain shared across all Donorfy users.This allows us to provide the benefits of software-as-a-service (automated upgrades, support) while your database is in your own dedicated Azure account.


If you have fewer than 30,000 constituents, Own Azure incurs an additional Donorfy subscription. Please see the pricing page for more info, If you have 30,000 or more constituents there is no additional charge.

Donorfy uses one resource in your Azure account - an Azure SQL database. You will incur costs from Microsoft for any Azure resources that you use. - including the Azure SQL database. However, as a nonprofit you can claim nonprofit Sponsorship each year from Microsoft. Depending on the Azure resources you consume this can offset or even neutralise your Azure costs.

Click below to apply for the Microsoft Azure nonprofit sponsorship:

Already got an Azure subscription? Contact us.


Please note:

  • Own Azure is only available on the Professional plan.

  • Apart from the Azure subscription (which can be covered for the first year by the Microsoft Sponsorship programme), an additional Donorfy subscription applies - please see the pricing page for full information.