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Database Planning & Management

Does your organization utilize a lot of volunteers? Need to keep track of your donor base? Good database planning and management can help you use this information to make good decisions while avoiding the pitfalls of "bad data." Check out these resources so you can work effectively with your database!

Note: Contact information in presentations may be out-of-date. Feel free to email info@501commons.org for more information.

501 Tech Talks

Tableau for Nonprofits

Data Management for Nonprofits

Managing Potential Supporters

Additional Resources

This Choosing a Database Worksheet Packet [PDF] includes several tools to help in the database selection process, including:

  • An organization process map table sample
  • A functional requirements outline sample
  • A software features priority map sample
  • Software selection matrix
  • Links to additional resources

Engagement Ladders: Building Supporter Power - helpful blog post by Frog Loop Care2's Nonprofit Marketing

Managing Relationships at Your Org - an indepth article by Tech Soup Canada

Measuring Along the Ladder of Engagement (A Grist.org Case Study) - by Beth Kanter