About The Databank

The Databank is a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) database and communication system designed for non-profits. The Databank helps users manage relationships with donors, volunteers, activistsa and members from a single platform.

The Databank integrates with user website for online giving, event sign-ups, action alerts and meeting registrations. The suite of applications includes fundraising and donor management, pledges, recurring gifts and soft credits. Email marketing, text messaging, mailing address labels, duplicate search and mapping are also part of the program.

The PowerMail marketing tool helps users avoid downloading and uploading email addresses, and Databank Advocacy provides action alerts and encourages voter en...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic)

35 Reviews of The Databank

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.44 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(14)

14

4 stars

(17)

17

3 stars

(4)

4

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Showing 1 - 5 of 35 results

October 2013

Rebecca from Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC)

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

October 2013

Affordable, user friendly, customized to meet our needs-- the best.

As an organization, we made a commitment to fully use the technology that we have available. Through this we have more staff interacting with it and all have been able to learn how to use it fairly quick. We orient new staff and interns with a 1 hour Databank training and they are able to pick up on basic skills, such as searching for people, entering new contacts, updating records, using notes, and creating meetings right away. The Databank is easy to navigate and we have found that when we walk someone through a process once, they are able to complete it on their own. As we grow and evolve as an organization, the Databank is helping us customize certain things like the contribution table to meet our needs. We recently decided that we wanted to have our financial software align more with the Databank to allow staff to be more independent with their program budget and fundraising. We brainstormed what we thought would work for us and submitted a support request. The Databank added drop-down menus to the contributions table and made it work for us. This is a great example of why we enjoy working with the Databank. With other database systems, they present you with a "one size fits all" program with no customization options. With the Databank we are able to add, remove, customize, etc. It grows with you. Through the Databank we have been able to more efficiently communicate with our members and allies. This past year we grew our membership substantially and due to the ability to track contributions, membership expiration dates, dates thanked, and all communication, this exciting growth in membership was not overwhelming and easily managed. The Databank is an integral part of our organization and has fostered our growth over the past several years.

April 2014

Joshua from Council on Crime and Justice

Time Used: Free Trial


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2014

Yes, The Databank Can!

Pros

I could go on and on about all the functionality and the ease with which most tasks can be accomplished within The DataBank, but I think the most noteworthy thing I can point to is the support that we receive from them. All of our contact with the Databank support staff (and it is probably more frequent than your average customer; we can be needy, sometimes) is pleasant and professional, and I feel like our issues get evaluated and solutions are offered promptly. I feel like their team really understands how their solutions work on a nuts and bolts level, so when we ask if far-flung functionality X is a possibility, they are able to tell us quickly if the technology supports it or not. When it doesn't, they can usually give us a good method for accomplishing the task through another route. I never feel like I am asking too many questions or that they do not have time to explore a scenario with me. Support feels "present" in the moment, as though our issues are at the forefront. In a nutshell, I feel as though we receive all the whiz-bang, brain-trust type benefits of a tech conglomerate with the personal attention and support of a neighborhood shop.

Cons

I honestly don't have complaints about using the Databank. The price seems more than reasonable for the amount of use we get out of their solutions. If I had to offer some sort of feedback, I would say that some functionality within our Databank is not as straightforward as it could potentially be, but that hasn't been a huge problem for us.

May 2019

Olivia from Christian Relief Services Charities

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Individual & Family Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2019

Easy to use but buggy at times

Overall it’s a simple software to use but sometimes we have to contact customer service for simple data request .

Pros

I like that it’s easy to use to track donor activity and to create email campaigns.

Cons

Sometimes we get random errors that are difficult to recreate and resolve .

July 2014

Rebecca from Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition

Time Used: Free Trial


Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2014

Consistently meets our needs, the best!

Pros

The Databank is an integral part of our work. They have taken the time to get to know our organization, our mission, and how we function. As a grassroots organization, that's important because they are able to better understand our needs. We use it for fundraising, membership, advocacy, mass communication, general information tracking, voter engagement, meetings, event registration, and much more. One of the things we at TIRRC love the most about the Databank is that it changes with you. As a grassroots organization, it is important for us to be able to track the progress and development of our members. This task was relatively easy for staff who interacted with members on a daily basis, but even then, they could never be sure about their accuracy. During a planning retreat, we realized we needed to develop a leadership continuum and set benchmarks to ensure we were helping develop leaders that are well-rounded and highly skilled, and we needed a way to track it. Reaching out to customer support/tech support is usually a daunting task, but not with the Databank. I filled out a support request and they scheduled a call to go over the details. This was extremely helpful because the rep was able to ask me questions that gave her insight to how the TIRRC staff would interact with the table to ensure it fully met our needs. Our new table was fully up and running within a few days of our call. This new table allows us to better track the development of our leaders and assess the impact of our work. The benefits are endless. We now have accurate, real-time information about our members, which we've never had before. This information is incredibly helpful when writing grant reports. Funders love to know the impact of the work, and it is because of this new table that we are able to report those numbers.

Cons

We like everything about the Databank and their products.

June 2017

Debra from In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Arts and Crafts

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2017

thedatabank is very near perfect for a medium-sized non-profit.

It saves a load of time compared to what we used before. Also we can capture and report on more of the soft data we need for grant reporting.

Pros

Although the software is mostly oriented toward advocacy organizations, and ours is an arts organization, it is adaptable to do most anything we need. It is also very strong on email campaigns and/or newsletters and quite strong on donor management. The credit card (and now Paypal as well) interfaces are seamless. The customer and tech support are outstanding.

Cons

There are a few minor items that I would prefer to be more customizable. For instance the Meetings and Events module is really geared toward meetings. I think a richer suite of reports would be nice.