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Choosing a Database by Mind Map: Choosing a Database
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Choosing a Database

Database Types

Donor Databases

Bloomerang

DonorDrive

Donor Tools

DonorPerfect

Exceed! Beyond

NeonCRM

Client Databases

Food Pantry Manager

Integrated Databases

BlackBaud, eTapestry.com, Raiser's Edge + Financial Edge, Raiser's Edge NXT

CiviCRM

NationBuilder.com

NetSuite

Salesforce, Nonprofit Success Pack, ClickAndPledge.com

WildApricot

Social Solutions

Volunteer Databases

HandsOn Network

VolunteerMatch

Process

List functional requirements

The system must...

It would be nice if...

Business Process Mapping

Identify options

Spreadsheet vs. Database, "Back Away From That Spreadsheet: Why Excel Isn't a Donor Database" by Robert L. Weiner (2009), "Spreadsheet Does Not = Database" by Helen Bradley (2004)

Three platforms, Android, iOS, Web

Build vs. Buy

Discuss alternatives; narrow options

Check Twitter

Check website from phone

Get product details

Versions & Features

Pricing, Pricing Models, Version (basic / advanced), Number of users / records, Core + Modules, Hosted / Installed, Data Migration / Conversion, Training, Support

Maintenance

Company Context, People, Customers, Size, Business Model

Vendor demos

Calls to real users

User visits

Decision

Working with multiple databases...

Connect

Export / Import

Sync

Consolidate

Program Data

Donor Data

Financial Data

Communication Data, Website, Social Media

Web-enable

Simplify

@LukeW

Classy.org post

@westrochlil, Process, Types

Resources

2017 Guide to Donor Management Systems

Robert L. Weiner Consulting: Fundraising Technology Resources

Wes Trochlil's Effective Database Management