Why do I need a Database?

By Bari Pollard on 8th January 2021, 08:48

Most people have Excel, or another spreadsheet, so will ask why do they need a database as well? Well simply put, relationships. In a spreadsheet you can struggle to find multiple entries, how they are related to different people and what different activities they are doing.  

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Database review: how soon should I review my database?

By craig@gmcvodata... on 25th August 2016, 13:10

Data goes out of date.Over time every database accumulates inaccurate contact records. A database review is a key tool in keeping your data relevant.

In this post we'll look at factors that affect your data and actions to keep your database relevant to your organisation's needs.

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Infographics - A Year in Support 2015/16

By Alice Gaskell on 8th July 2016, 14:36

Infographics - A Year in Support

Infographics - A Year in Support


Infographics are a visual representation of information, data or knowledge. These are produced by combining text, pictures and charts to tell your story. 

At our most recent Network User Day we ran a session on infographics. We discussed how to make infographics, and the benefits of using these which includes;

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Reports and exporting information in CiviCRM - A User Guide

By Alice Gaskell on 12th May 2016, 16:32

 Reports and exporting information in CiviCRM - User Guide



1. Reports VS Search- which is most suitable for your requirements? 


1.1 Reports

Reports allows users to easily view complex data. This is particularly useful when users require the same or similar information repeatedly. This information can be made available in various ways:

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