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All emails are not the same. So why are you treating them that way?

Your email list has a problem: Every day, people are disappearing from it. Through changing email addresses and unsubscribes your list is always getting smaller. Like a leaky bucket with a persistent drip, it is always emptying out. In email marketing circles, this is known as churn. Common sense tells you to do a few… Read More

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Managing your database is no April fools joke

Sure we love a good prank and knee-slapping laughter, but it’s no laughing matter when it comes to managing the information in your database. Think about this: every contact you fail to connect with is an opportunity lost, and an opportunity that may have been a potential donor, supporter, and or volunteer. Extend the life… Read More

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The buyer’s guide to choosing a nonprofit CRM + ADVOCACY

 The buyers guide to choosing a nonprofit CRM + integrated Advocacy System - Choosing the right CRM software for your nonprofit can feel overwhelming, especially when you're also looking for a system that can handle your advocacy campaigns. The good news is, with a little planning before you jump into the world of demonstrations, proposals, and decision-making… Read More

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Meet the new website!

Over the past few months, we've been working with a local Minnesotan website developer to re-envision thedatabank, gbc's website - and we must say, we're a fan of how it has turned out! We hope you’ll take some time to peruse the new site and check out some of the changes we’ve made. Some pages you… Read More

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Giving thanks: Ideas for how to show your supporters that you care around the holidays

You know how to show your family and friends that you care about them around the holidays - Making your family’s favorite pumpkin pie or picking out presents for your friends is a staple. However, the end of the year is a great time to show your donors, volunteers and other supporters that you appreciate… Read More