|This list contains just a few of the more than 800 groups using ODB. You can click on some of these groups to see a quote by someone there. Or, click on the icons for even more info about that group's use of ODB.
What People are Saying About ODB
"... perfect for a local electoral voting group in Seattle who outgrew their homebrew Access DB, but couldn't handle the complexity of ebase."
- Jon Stahl, Online Networking for the Environment, Seattle, WA
"... one of the most user-friendly programs I've ever encountered."
- Marianne McPherson, Our Bodies Ourselves, Boston, MA
"If you’re in an organizing group and you don’t have a database, ODB is a great place to start."
- Arif Mamdani, Progressive Technology Project, Minneapolis, MN
"I can find other software that will help me with fundraising. I can find other software that will work well with my accounting software. But if I want to find all of the Haitian immigrants who are interested in environmental issues in my database, the only software that makes this easy is ODB."
- Dennis Fischman, Director of Planning, Community Action Agency of Somerville, Somerville, MA
"The Organizers Database was very instrumental in [my] campaign. It enabled us to do all of the needed tasks very rapidly, when time was of the essence in such a short campaign. The efficiency by which we were able to accomplish these tasks was made possible only by having the Organizers Database. …. with continued development and support [of] this product, I'm certain that it will be of great assistance to grassroots organizing and election efforts."
- Laurie Stillman, after election to Milton, MA School Committee
"In every organization I have worked in, the database was always the bottleneck to doing our work. Other Database programs (we used) were so complicated that only one person in the office was able to do anything with it, and then not very efficiently. Consequently, our databases weren't kept up-to-date or very useful. With ODB it is so simple to use, as simple as Outlook. Everyone in the office uses it and works with the database. We can do so many tasks using ODB – it really is a miracle of organizing! I am a huge fan and tell everyone I know about it."
- Eve Lyman, Boston Mobilization, Boston, MA
"ODB opens the door to being able to share information with other people very easily, and to access the information I need very easily...it was very welcoming and much more user-friendly compared to my past experience."
- Khalida Smalls, T Riders Union/ACE, Boston, MA
"Over the last four years my organization has grown from 16 riders to a database of over 1,400 cyclists, volunteers, sponsors, venues, media people and others. OC is a tremendous service, and ODB is an amazing resource. I would not be able to run my business without it, and I can’t wait for version 1.0 to be officially released!"
- Mat Mendel, Organizer, Tri-State Trek for ALS Research, West Hartford, CT
"As America's first political lobby for abused and neglected kids, PROTECT started out with no war chest and no IT department. ODB gave us the tools we needed to organize and fight for children from Day One."
- Grier Weeks, Executive Director, National Association to Protect Children (PROTECT), Asheville, NC
"Our campaign to build a new theater in Central Square has used House Parties as one means of generating awareness. ODB's list management and event tracking capabilities have been invaluable in helping us manage these activities."
- Catherine Carr Kelly, Campaign Manager, Central Square Theater, Cambridge, MA
"For a small nonprofit such as ourselves, ODB has been a quick and painless way to finally computerize our membership and donation records. It's been a wonderful tool and the support of the programmers in updating and fixing bugs is priceless."
- Carrie Storrow, Board Secretary, Bitter Root Humane Association, Hamilton, MT