ODB is a project of Organizers' Collaborative a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that identifies and develops low-cost, replicable technology, software, and trainings that meet the organizing, outreach, and fundraising needs of small nonprofits. To find out more visit OC's website.
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Does your nonprofit need to manage contacts and contributions without making a huge investment of money or time? You’ve come to the right place. Organizers Database (ODB) costs nothing to download, runs on any Windows computer, and is easy enough for everyone on your staff to learn.
ODB was designed by a nonprofit for nonprofits, and includes features you won't find anywhere else. With a single click, you can copy a list of emails, look up a zip code, or even split up an address into component parts. It is simple to generate labels, print thank yous, or identify expiring members. You can track interests and demographics using custom codes effortlessly.
Other features include:
For some recent screen shots, see our archive on Flickr.
ODB is already in use at hundreds of organizations, so each new user benefits from the changes and tips suggested by others. OC also provides affordable support options if you need immediate help. If you’re a developer, your contributions to this open source program (and its cross platform successor) are welcome. You can have discussions with others in the community forums.
Please note that the ODB project is a community effort. We depend on volunteer help and contributions from both individuals and organizations to make improvements. You can donate time or funds at this page.
The ODB Blog
On Friday, December 15, ten Boston area community organizations attended an ODB workshop at the Democracy Center in Harvard Square. Groups attending were:
Alliance for Democracy
Dear ODB Users:
We now are going to roll out some long awaited improvements in the ODB software!
1) We have already completed a modest update to this web site. We've upgraded the version of Drupal that powering it to 4.6.10; we have improved the organization of the content in the Docs section, and we have added fancy navigation buttons under two sections thanks to our volunteer Nina Cuznar.
On June 2, 2006, we made the fifth release (RC5) of ODB version 1.0 available. This is a maintenance release that takes care of a few missing things in version 1.0. It also addresses 7 issues that endusers reported through the Mantis bug tracking system.
Are you wondering what is new in version 1.0? A lot! Compared to 0.9.6, version 1.0 incorporates 84 new features, fixes 55 minor bugs, and provides 54 'usability enhancements'. Here is a complete list.