Maybe I'm all wrong about this, but I don't think it is so much about the money for the software, but the man hours required. Chuck does have to earn a living.
You are not wrong Charlie, you are very correct, but at the same time, if we can raise enough to also pay for Chuck's time then it could be worked in to the schedule as if we were one of his clients... (it's all about material, overhead, and labor... but labor is the larger chunk of that pie chart).
The flip of the coin would be to procure the software and see if we have a member that is IT savvy and has some extra time they could volunteer to help with the conversion.... (or maybe a not so mechanically experienced, but IT experienced member that could do the conversion in trade for one of us helping them with their slanted ride...or ???)
I'm a Project Manager, so I'm always looking for how to pull this off and still get a Win-Win out of the deal...