Once you’ve investigated the first three questions about friction in your database—perceptions, people, and processes—it’s finally time to consider the platform itself. Here is part four of “Everybody’s database sucks.”
Maybe the problem with your database isn’t the database. It’s you—and how you’re doing things. Have you reviewed your database processes recently?
It’s true for your database, too: you need the right people doing the right job. Here’s how to get “people” right on the database side of things.
You probably feel it, too: “my database sucks.” Here are the four reasons databases suck—and what to do about it. The first in a four-part series.
Nonprofit fundraising is more than making the “ask,” it’s about fostering relationships with your prospective and current supporters. These are the essential features your database should have in order to achieve just that.
Smart fundraising requires knowledge of the field, good judgment, and having the right tools and information at your disposal. Here are the reports you need—especially now—for development success.
In times of crisis, decisions must be made quickly and accurately—but a poor database makes this difficult if not impossible. It is essential—crisis or no—to have a useful and well-used database.
Toss the spreadsheets in the trash. If your database makes you feel like Theseus navigating the Labyrinth, then it’s time for a change.
The key elements to separate your wheat from the competition’s chaff when communicating with donors through mail.