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
Back Away From That Spreadsheet: Why Excel Isn't a Donor Database, Idealware, August 2009
Duplicates in your Database? (compilation of deduping tips)
Finding the Perfect Fundraising Database in an Imperfect World, Grassroots Fundraising Journal, March 2008 (requires Acrobat Reader)
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 (requires Acrobat Reader)
Inexpensive Donor Databases, TechSoup
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
Choosing a Donor Database, AFP eWire, December 22, 2003
Why Building Your Own Database Should Be Your Last Resort, NTEN Forecast, October 14, 2003 (requires Acrobat Reader)
Database Outsourcing: When To Look For Help, and How To Do It, TechSoup, February 6, 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 (requires Acrobat Reader)
Work by Robert L. Weiner Consulting is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.