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.

You’re Just Too Good To Be True: The Many Odd Faces of the Faux Donor Nonprofit Quarterly, June 2016

Selecting a New CRM or Donor Management System, from "Advancement Services: Enhancing Fundraising Success" published by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, December 2015

Becoming an Advancement Services Leader, from "Advancement Services: Enhancing Fundraising Success" published by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, December 2015

An Eleven Step Program to Cure Shiny Object Syndrome, NTEN Connect, January 2015

Overcoming Database Demons, Advancing Philanthropy, Spring 2015

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

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

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

Buying and Implementing a Development System, from The 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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