Simple database options for non-profit
April 22, 2014 11:43 AM Subscribe
My organization is currently using a very bloated Excel spreadsheet to track a bunch of data about our clients. I'd like to build us a really simple database with a nice form input to make it easier for staff to enter all of the information we need to track, but I'm not sure what my options are for software.
posted by sabotagerabbit to Technology (20 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I've built something similar for an organization I volunteer with, using Access, and that worked really well. I am by no means a computer whiz, so I need something no more complicated than Access or Filemaker (which I'm also familiar with), or at least with excellent tutorials available if it is more complicated!
We're running Windows 7 (on PCs) in our office, and we would need at least 3 staff to have access to it, though ideally it would be something everyone could access (about 12 people) - which makes Microsoft Access not the best option since I'd need to buy individual licenses, apparently.
So, what exists out there for simple, relatively easy-to-use, database software, for a small organization tracking data for not many clients, but with quite a few fields for each? I do have some budget for this, but not a whole lot.