Database Solutions for the Third Sector

  • Do you need to increase fundraising for your charity and need a tool to track donations?
  • Do you want to improve communications with your contacts, donors or members?
  • Do you organise events and need a tool that helps with the registrations process as well as keeps a record of attendance for all your contacts?
  • Do you want to customise the database according to your specific needs but don’t have a large budget?

Improving how you handle information

For charities and voluntary organisations, there are increasing pressures to deliver more within ever decreasing budgets. Choosing to implement a database to streamline services can be very good decision.

CiviCRM is open source software, which means you can have a low-cost implementation and set-up. Ongoing costs can be as little as the web hosting costs, and there is a large, active community of developers and users that offer useful resources for no cost. The software itself is run as a not-for profit organisation so provides an ethical option, designed for the third sector.


CiviCRM has many great features to support organisations:

  • Contact Management
  • Record Payments and Donations
  • Mailing
  • Membership Management
  • Event Management
  • Case Management
  • Reporting Tool
  • Accounting Integration
  • Record Grants
  • Highly Customisable
  • Hundreds of Extensions Available


Funding Possibilities

I’ve been looking this afternoon to see what funding opportunities are available for organisations who are interesting in implementing a new CRM database. The most relevant one is the Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Youth Fund, which is offering grants up to £60k to enable organisations who support young people to improve their reach. It covers …