New Free Software: Organizers’ Database

Posted by on June 7, 2002

[Organizer’s Collaborative]

Version 0.8.8c of Organizers’ Database, the easy-to-use database tailored to small organizations and grassroots campaigns, is now available! This version has major improvements thanks in part to our new software development volunteer, Lakshmi Shivenanda. And it should be super-stable thanks to extensive testing by two new OC interns: Estelle Dang of Mount Holyoke College and Kyla Artley of Univ. of Georgia.

Also: ODB has been making waves in recent weeks:

* In March a school committee candidate in Milton, MA beat the incumbent by a wide margin, using ODB as a tool to coordinate campaign volunteers and ID voters in the campaign’s final weeks.

* In May the Grassroots Fundraising Journal featured many articles on databases, with a write-up of ODB; ordering info is at:

*In April ran a series of articles on databases including a piece by Organizers’ Collaborative. For a link please see OC’s early May email digest:

* In the March 21 issue of Chronicle of Philanthropy, ODB’s availability was announced.

You can download the new version at:

If you already have an earlier version (0.8.7d or higher), the best way to upgrade is to choose Check for New Version… from the Help menu.

For help: please click the http link above and sign up for the odb-discuss email list.
For bug reports: please email

ODB will be featured in one of 12 different workshops on nonprofit technology in New Haven, CT on Sat., June 22. If you are interested in attending this annual conference by Organizers’ Collaborative, there are still about 30 spots available out of 140 total! Details are at:

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