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Volunteer Management/Tracking Databases

Thu, 2003-05-29 01:10
I am totally fed up with the bugs and glitches and lack of flexibility in my current Volunteer database software. I would be interested in hearing from other users of various databases what they have, what their experiences are, and such. I am seriously thinking about designing my own database program.

Raisers Edge

Tue, 2003-05-06 04:21
We're about 70% through our technology planning process. Suddenly it turns out that we may be able to put together the funds to invest in Raiser's Edge. I like everything I've seen, but I believed my mother when she said, "If something seems too good to be true..."

I was hoping there are more than a few people out there who would be willing to share with me their RE experiences, good and bad. If you have worked with another system and prefer it, I'd like to know why as well. If you switched to RE from another system, could you share with me some of the reasons why?

Thanks in advance.

Web Based Time Tracking

Fri, 2003-04-04 23:23

I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with web-based employee payroll/time tracking, either ASP or in-house server based?

Our desire is to switch from our current system of paper time sheets (which the accountant then enters into Quickbooks 2002 for export to our direct deposit system), to a web-based interface where employees enter their info directly online, which dumps to a file importable directly to Quickbooks.

Any ideas?


LCD/Multimedia Projector

Tue, 2003-01-28 16:05
Does anyone know of any companies who donate or offer low price LCD/multimedia projectors to non-profits? I have not seen any in my research. Any help would be most appreciated. Peggy Maccolini, Central Montgomery MH/MR Center, Norristown, PA

Photoshop vs Photoshop Elements

Fri, 2003-01-17 17:12
Can anyone tell me the main differences between Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements? (other than the price!). Thanx.


Lung cookie!?

Sat, 2002-06-01 04:19
Any idea why when I go to this page:<:LINEBREAK:><:LINEBREAK:> tries to set a cookie on my machine?<:LINEBREAK:>Is able to use a post at techsoup to track me?

Web Design, Hosting, and More for Non-Profits Worldwide

Sat, 2001-12-08 07:55
The Foundation for the Global Advancement of Technology (FGAT) is a non-profit organization that donates complete websites, including design, hosting, domains, and email services to organizations throughout the world that provide assistance to those in need. From hunger to education to crisis support, organizations of all types have received services from FGAT. Contact us for more information on our free services.

RE: Help with IRQ

Sun, 2001-09-09 10:57
Go back into the BIOS and see if you can set it to 'Reserve for ISA'

The ACPI setting you have reserves PCI devices for IRQ9 and the USB being on there may be causing the problem. Make sure to make a startup disk first.

- Sean

community board pages load slowly

Thu, 2001-03-22 01:26
Tom,<:LINEBREAK:>I'm finding the discussion pages are taking 6-8 secs to load (I'm on DSL). This at two different times -- Sunday evening and Monday morning.<:LINEBREAK:>Hilary

filemaker v. access

Tue, 2001-03-06 18:11
I'm glad to see has an article comparing Microsoft Access and FileMaker Pro, this is an important decision many nonprofits face. If I had to guess, I'd say the person who wrote that article has spent a lot more time using Access than FileMaker. The comparison seemed to focus on Access' strengths and to neglect the areas where FileMaker excels (such as cost, layout/report design, flexibility, user-friendly/intuitive). I find that FileMaker is especially well-suited to the needs of small- to medium-size nonprofits, but of course I know I am biased too. = Ruby {}

Quicken vs. Quickbooks

Tue, 2001-02-27 18:23
I was wondering if anyone could describe the principal differences between Quicken and QuickBooks, besides price. A small agency I work with uses Quicken right now, and I wondered if it would be worth it for them to think about switching in the future.<:LINEBREAK:><:LINEBREAK:>Thanks,<:LINEBREAK:>Steve

Have you ever used a Charity Portal or a Charity Mall?

Wed, 2001-01-10 01:04
Have you ever used a Charity Portal or a Charity Mall?