Matthew Zastoupil

Managing your database is no April fools joke

Sure we love a good prank and knee-slapping laughter, but it’s no laughing matter when it comes to managing the information in your database. Why is having up-to-date information in your member records so important? Think about this: every contact you fail to connect with is an opportunity lost, and an opportunity that may have… Read more

Chicago college student sees outpouring of support through online advocacy

For years, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) has used thedatabank’s Advocacy Software to influence key decision makers on important immigration issues. Recently, their efforts took a more personal direction when they learned the story of Rigo Padilla. Rigo, a college student from Chicago, came to the US from Mexico with his… Read more

History in the making: Wellstone action’s mental health parity success

On March 5th, 2008, The Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 268 to 148. This Databank Success tells the story of how the members of Wellstone Action helped to move this bill forward. Communication Director Elana Wolowitz, interviewed below, provided insight and background on… Read more