Articles about using technology for fundraising, and managing development operations.

Covering Donor Databases, Prospect Tracking, Electronic Wealth Screenings, Email Campaigns, Online Communities, and managing Development Services.

Ten Common Mistakes in Selecting Donor Databases (And How to Avoid Them), Idealware, Revised February 2012

Take Control of Your Organization's Data, NTEN Change magazine, December 2012

Going from Accidental Techie to Technology Leader, NTEN blog, February 2011

Analysis of CASE's 2009 survey on online fundraising

Back Away From That Spreadsheet: Why Excel Isn't a Donor Database, Idealware, August 2009

Best Practices for Managing a Database

Duplicates in your Database? (compilation of deduping tips)

Finding the Perfect Fundraising Database in an Imperfect World, Grassroots Fundraising Journal, March 2008

Top Issues Affecting Advancement Services, January 2007

The Right Gift From The Right Person at the Right Time: Tracking Your Prospects, from Advancement Services Behind the Advancement Scene, published by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, April 2007

Analysis of the responses to the 2004 survey on the use of email fundraising appeals conducted by Robert Weiner and CASE. Council for the Advancement and Support of Education

Looking for Databases in All the Right Places, Nonprofit Quarterly, Fall 2004

Choosing a Donor Database, AFP eWire, December 22, 2003

Why Building Your Own Database Should Be Your Last Resort, NTEN Forecast, October 14, 2003

Doing Your Homework (selecting a donor database vendor), E-Philanthropy Review, April 29, 2002

Buying and Implementing a Development System, from CASE Handbook of Institutional Advancement, published by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, June 2000

Recipe for a Successful Conversion, CASE Currents, February 1999


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