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  • How to plan a good database

    All organisations are required to collect information on a wide range of activities; it often feels like we spend more and more time processing data than delivering the activities. However with a good database or CRM (Constituent Relationship Management) system in place this task wil be made simpler and the data it provides will be more powerful to you. Always start with a good plan and be very clear about your requirements. Be sure of the questions the database is designed to answer. The best place to start is actually at the end - ask yourself what you’re trying to find out, what your database can tell you and how it will help your work. Get the process right first, then the database suppliers and systems can be selected later. Our How-To guide on choosing a database supplier will be useful in this process.

  • How to support the sustainability of funded projects

    For Fair Share Trust, ensuring funded projects create a positive lasting impact has to be foremost in the minds of Local Agents. For local projects which have benefited from Fair Share Trust funding, it can often be a case of trying to survive. But is continuation funding always really essential and is it possible to achieve sustainability simply by creating the impact? This how-to looks the different componets of achieving sustanability and creating a lasting impact on your area.

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