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Database Procurement

Posted on 24 January 2007 at 1:35 pm
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  • Anonymous
    24 January 2007 at 1:35 pm #2684

    Hi everyone

    We’re in the process of looking at fundraising databases and would like to hear from other charities who have been through this process.

    It would be useful to know what process you went through from the requirements stage to the selection process. Also if you used any models or tools to help plan the project.

    Thanks!

    Anonymous
    25 January 2007 at 10:11 am #9139

    I note that you have just joined the forum. So please don’t be miffed if no one else replies to this query. It is just that 80% of the threads here ask this same question or some variation. So look around here, for example, this one

    https://www.fundraising.co.uk/forum/thread.php?id=2644#8431

    Also google “fundraising database” AND Robert Weiner OR Peter Flory They are consultants who have written and presented frequently on this subject.

    Larry Boyd
    Tools for Self Reliance

    Anonymous
    1 February 2007 at 4:29 pm #9140

    Larry is right – there is endless stuff on this forum about which system to choose, the best way to approach the specification and procurement process.

    We have a tool available on our website at http://www.pvsystems.co.uk which explains how we think the procurement process should work – look for the link to a pdf called ‘enlightened procurement’

    good luck!

    keith
    purple vision

    Anonymous
    6 February 2007 at 2:59 pm #9141

    Associa have a useful impartial Best Practice Guide for choosing the right solution,which may be of use to you.
    You can download it from their website at http://www.associa.co.uk and click on the best practice area.

    Anonymous
    6 February 2007 at 3:34 pm #9142

    Thank you all for your response!

    Anonymous
    22 February 2007 at 5:44 pm #9143

    Dear Nishani,

    I’m sure you’ve got a flood of responses like this. But just so you’ve got options if you’re looking for a web-based solution (which means you have access to your data anywhere you have access to a PC with an internet connection) you might consider WA-Fundraising (www.abattia.com)

    The people we work with have been quite sucessful, Abattia’s customers have already used WA-Fundraising to raise in excess of £50 million in donations, and claim over £2.5 million in Gift Aid.

    Just so you have some options,

    Kind regards,

    Lawrence
    0208 600 2527

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