Choosing a Database

Match your needs and resources with software capability, complexity and costs.

Before investing in fundraising software, don't forget to do your homework! Whether you are considering your first database purchase or a conversion to another system, assessing current and future needs and your ability to utilize the software will ensure the proper focus for your organization. Know what you need and ask the right questions when evaluating database options. 

This SkillBuilder will include:

  • Your internal assessment – who is affected by the decision, what do you really need, and what are your staffing and financial resources?
  • Key features in effective fundraising software
  • What to look for and what questions to ask during a software demo

SkillBuilder Level: Basic-Intermediate