I have a client I have been helping fix and modify software they have which is written in Microsoft Access. They are looking for new software, that can handle multiple agencies, most like an internet based solution. Anyone know of software used by restorative justice aka "community conferencing" organizations who are involved in mediating disputes? commercial software or software that someone has and would make available to others.
Free case management software for food pantries/emergency services 501(c)(3) organizations. See: http://webpages.charter.net/bobalston/bob1.htm
This isn't a solution but a PS... We are a restorative justice organization looking for database tracking software for our cases. We have multiple sources for referrals, utilize different restorative practices tools (victim-offender mediation, family group conferencing, peacemaking circles, etc.) and obviously different reporting requirements and output needs. At least your client has something, even if it is Access. I don't suppose we could take a look at it, do you? Right now we're using 3 by 5 cards. Thanks. I'll keep my eyes posted for commercial software. In my experience in the past, it's difficult to find a one-size fits all but is customizable type program. The only one I've looked at is by VistaShare and we cannot afford it right now so I've only played with some demo features. I'm not sure it fills the bill in the way you are looking but every RJ program is so unique....
John Gehm, Director
Sioux Falls, SD
You might get some help finding what you need in the Technology for Fundraising forum here at TechSoup. That is where the donor management questions tend to cluster.
Several consultants check in there to answer questions in their particular area of expertise in the donor management software field, and might help connect you with something that will work.
In addition, the Databases section of the TechSoup Learning Center is filled with info on donor management software: http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/databases/index.cfm
If you haven't already look at Idealware's 2-part Consumers Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems it might also help to get a better idea of what might work. Part 1 reviews 30 databases costing less than $4,250 for 1 user in the first year. Part 2 reviews the top 12 systems in detail.
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Amazing to find this post 8 years after you wrote it. We are currently looking to transition to a cloud-based solution having used a fairly well-developed Access database for about 20 years. We've also found two at: www.facilicase.com and www.mediate.com.
It's nice to find several more robust solutions out there. Good luck everyone!
Chris Fitz, Executive Director Community Engagement
Advoz: Mediation & Restorative Practices
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