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  • Forum Thread: Suggestions for Outcome/Impact Tracking software

    Hi - Has anyone used Vista Share's Outcome Tracker software or have other recommendations for impact tracking products for community development? Thanks. Susan.
  • Forum Thread: DC Workshop for Nonprofits to learn about FOSS March 2011

    Just learned that there will be a workshop in Washington, DC on Sunday, March 20, right after the Non-Profit Technology Conference, to help nonprofits and social justice activists "learn about free and open source software that can support their work and potentially save them money, including tools...
  • Forum Thread: Membership and Certification Databases

    Hello there, We are a membership and certification organization looking to move to a new AMS. Of particular importance to us is an automated means of pulling in certification data (via API or service) from an outside testing vendor and applying it to applicants. We are also interested in an LMS and...
  • Forum Thread: Do you use CyberGrants?

    I couldn't find any previous Tech Soup Forum discussion regarding this service. Database options for grantmakers are few and far between, so I'd be very interested in hearing from anyone who has worked with them (or considered it and decided not to).
  • Forum Thread: data migration

    Hi all, So I am about to ask dumb questions that have maybe been asked a million times before. I am ED for a small organization, The Otter Project. It is a three person office, so having a savvy IT person is not an option. Ten years ago our member database was ebase, and it worked just fine. We wanted...
  • Forum Thread: Data and Reporting Software

    Hi, The organization I work for is collecting and tracking massive information. We were tracking and reporting data manually with our own templates. But we really need a software to help comile and report all the data. Does anyone have any sugestions of what softwar to or to not use? Thank...
  • Forum Thread: Fundraiser Professional

    Has anyone used Fundraiser Software for their fundraising database? (http://www.fundraisersoftware.com) We are currently using this software and are considering a move to a hosted version. We also want to begin using the same database more effectively for contact management. Thanks. David Horvath...
  • Forum Thread: 9 Reasons Why Google Drive Is a Nonprofit’s Best Friend

    Compared to on-site servers, cloud options like Google Drive are still the new kids on the block in terms of data storage solutions. But this new kid has some really sweet kicks. For small-medium nonprofits looking for a solution that’s easy, expandable, and cheap, Google Drive could be your new...
  • Forum Reply: Re: I need a recommendation for a food bank database manager.

    There have been some previous discussions about food bank / food pantry software over the years on the TechSoup forum. Might be worth checking out some of these previous discussions to see if there are any good leads/suggestions there: Discussion from 2008 - 2011 . Discussion from 2009-2011 . ...
  • Forum Thread: Access 2007 - can 2 computers be using the database at the same time when using a Laccie?

    We just updated our database from Access 2003 to 2007. Before all of our computers could be on the same Access database at the same time. The only exception was that we both could not change the same customer record at the same time, we both could view it, but only the first person to open it could save...
  • Forum Thread: About this Forum / Rules & Community Standards

    Welcome to the Database & Software branch of the TechSoup forum! This is the most popular branch of the TechSoup community! Before you post, please do a search to see if your question about software to use with donors, volunteers, clients, students and others has already been answered. This...
  • Forum Thread: Comparable ODB Database for Mac's?

    We are a small non-profit and are currently using a ODB (Organizers Database) for our contact management. We want to switch over completely to Mac’s but ODB doesn’t have a program that will work with a Mac. We like the ODB because it’s easy to use(at least for our purposes) and is free...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Users of Salesforce.com and Access-based Donor management software

    We are using ms access 2003 database which has been developed in house over many years. We use it to write receipts, track deposits, write cheques and store hr info. So far it works pretty well in our situation. We have the front end and back end split with the front end as an mde. I read that ms access...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Donor/Volunteer Database

    Microsoft Access can certainly be used to create an application such as you are needing. However, as you have found, such is not a trivial matter. I suggest you do a search in the Software forum here for "volunteer" and again for "database". YOu will do a lot of reading but...
  • Forum Thread: General Description of the Salesforce NPO Edition

    I am sure this has been mentioned elsewhere BUT always worth a re-do! The Salesforce Nonprofit Edition is a CRM or customer/constituent relationship management platform. Effectively it's a sophisticated and customizable database. You may have heard of Salesforce but wondered what...
  • Forum Thread: Is somebody out there to help?

    Hi Friends, Paajaf foundation is in need of E-commerce module to update our website which is www.paajaf.org. Can somebody help? Paajaf is NGO and humanitarian organization in Ghana. Sincerely, Philip
  • Forum Thread: Looking to create a SaaS database...

    Has anyone done this instead of using a box donor database? If so, why did you do this and what were your obstacles?
  • Forum Thread: Tessitura for Theater Ticketing

    We are looking into using Tessitura as a ticketing app for our community theater. We just wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts/complaints regarding this software and if anyone had success with a mobile app.Thanks!
  • Forum Thread: Tracking applicant information

    I have a dog rescue and am looking to track applicants that apply to adopt or volunteer. I haven't been able to find any free applications that could help with this. I am thinking the best thing would be is to use an Access database, but...I could really use help creating database to track all of...
  • Forum Thread: liveSite CMS Package

    Hi Everyone, I've been looking at various CMS/CRM solutions for our organization. We currently use Joomla/CiviCRM which works well but requires lots of third party plugins and extensions to meet our needs. I recently came across liveSite Professional Website Builder (http://www.camelback.net)...
  • Forum Thread: What is the best software for a small start-up non-profit?

    Hi, I was a director in an internationally known non-profit for a long time. During that time we used Filemaker and then switched to Raiser's Edge (which I really dislike). I'm helping a non-profit get started and running. I'd like to find a cheap (even free??) software solution that...
  • Forum Thread: Donor/Volunteer Database

    I just recently started working as an Americorps VISTA volunteer for a year of full-time service with a small organization that is going through a data management crisis. I have been assigned the task of collecting, organizing, designing and implementing a data management solution. We have donors, volunteers...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Got a database question? Than post here and don't miss the free webinar Nov. 18th

    Hi Karen, Filemaker is actually one of the only systems of its type that is available on both Macs and PCs. It is the only major option for Macs and is the most popular database solution for Windows. It is even a PC Magazine Editors choice. As a matter of fact this article on PC Magazine http://www...
  • Forum Thread: Donorperfect and duplicates when uploading

    Hello, I'm currently volunteering for a non-profit that uses Donorperfect. They're an event venue (concerts and such) and therefore have new lists of attendees daily. The problem is that a portion of this list will always already exist in the database and they fear creating duplicates if they...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Microsoft Project

    Here's what will help to be able to answer your question: -- what do you want this software to be used for? Will each person be using the software to create his or her own project management database, client-tracking database, etc.? Or will you or someone else be using it to create one, shared...