Thursday, July 30, 2009

Clean up Your Database

When we say clean up, it means our database should be squeeky clean. Your database could be the lifeblood of your fundraising efforts. An unmaintained database can cost a non-profit money if not taken cared of. So when you clean it up, whayt do you clean?

1. Make sure all spellings are correct.

2. Make sure there are no duplicates. If you have only a few hundred names that will not take a lot of time but if it is already in the thousands then its going to be a headache.

3. Make sure the history is accurate. The history of transactions. The activity history. Who edited what and how. All these are important.

4. Make frequent backups of your database. And make backups of backups. Redundancy wont hurt.

God bless!

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