Operations & Organization Management

Do It Yourself Cloud Databases

May 3, 2012
Ten years ago, if you had standard database needs (like CRM) you could use a desktop-based application like ACT or the Organizers DataBase – but if you had needs that were not served by a shrink-wrapped product, you would buy MS Access or Filemaker and someone would build a special database for you. Today, with the world moving to the cloud, the situation is similar, but the names are different. If you have standard database needs (like fundraising) you might choose Etapestry or Raiser's Edge, but if you have unique needs, you can build any kind of database application you want on cloud platforms like QuickBase, Zoho, Force.com, and others.

2009 IT Staffing & Spending Report

March 28, 2010
The nonprofit sector works hard to maximize the effective use of technology. Organizations face difficult challenges -- from insufficient data and lean budgets to overworked staffs -- just trying to keep up with changing technologies and trends, and with the rest of the sector.