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8 Reasons Your Nonprofit Can't Excel with 'Excel'

At first glance, Excel seems like the perfect solution for a resource-constrained nonprofit that needs a way to track supporters and donations. But looks can be deceiving, and what appears to be a free and easy option is actually going to cost your organization a fortune.

What are the hidden costs of Excel? Here are eight of the most common complaints I've heard from organizations I've worked with: [More]

The 2013 Legislative Session is here - are you ready?

With the holidays in everyone’s rear view mirror and the new year underway, it’s also the start of the 2013 Legislative Session. Gearing up for the legislative session may consume your mind for many months leading up to it, but it’s easy to forget that your supporters may not be as tuned in as you are.

Here are some ways you can make sure that your organization and supporters are primed and ready to go: [More]


Out with the Old, In with the New!

Can you believe another year has gone by? It’s nearly January 2013 already; and January is always the month to implement those New Year’s Resolutions, clean out your closet and refrigerator, and finally clean out and update your database. [More]

2012 Year in Review

It’s hard to believe that 2012 will be coming to a close in just a few short days. We’ve had a great year here at thedatabank, helping nonprofits all over the country fulfill their missions. Here are some highlights of our work from the past year that might be of interest to you... [More]



Getting Started with Individual Donor Fundraising - Part 2

As you consider your next steps with your prospective major donors, think about what you are offering them and what they expect from you out of their giving. Many Americans report giving a donation to a charity or non-profit every year. You are probably among them! Think about what made you give: your donors want the exact same things you do out of your gift. [More]