Why thedatabank?  

Creating Positive Social Change Through Technology

thedatabank, gbc does this by providing high performance, easy to use, affordable software solutions to nonprofit organizations; and by providing a workplace that respects diversity, encourages innovation, and creates sustainable employment for our community.  In addition, we strive to be a technology partner and nonprofit resource for these organizations.

thedatabank's web-based nonprofit software is uniquely designed to help each of our clients develop and sustain long-term relationships with their supporters. By providing a database driven suite of integrated tools, thedatabank can create an affordable, effective relationship management and communications system specific to your organization's needs.

Creating positive social change through technology for over 16 years, thedatabank, gbc. was founded in 1998, through the vision of its two founders, Chris Hanson and Mark Paquette. Mark and Chris each have a long history of working for and with organizations focused on social justice, peace and human rights. Mark and Chris met in 1993 when they worked together on a Democratic gubernatorial campaign. Five years later, they founded thedatabank. Since then, they have devoted themselves to developing and delivering innovative database software to help organizations make a difference.

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Recognition for thedatabank, gbc

Featured article about the work we do in MN Business Magazine, March 2014. Read the article

Holding one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in 14 out of 16 categories of donor management systems listed in the 2013 Donor Management Systems Use and Satisfaction Study from Lehman Reports & NTEN, 2013.

MN Business Magazine's Best 100 Companies to Work for, 2012 & 2013 - small business category.

Reviewed in the Idealware & NTEN guide to Low Cost Donor Management Software, 2013 - Special mention.

B Corporation Best for the World Award, 2012 - recipient for the community and worker categories. Learn more.

Named Partner of the Year by Workforce Solutions, 2012. Learn more.

CRM Idol semi-finalist, 2011 - thedatabank was the only nonprofit software company to make it into the semi-final round.

Economic Gardening program finalist, 2011 - thedatabank


"Your service and support have been exemplary, and we are completely satisfied with the service from thedatabank. You are awesome people to work with."

~Steven Streib, ATTC Network Coordinating Office

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