Change Stories

2010 primary election = big success for many environmental Databank clients

At thedatabank, nothing makes us more proud than seeing our clients achieve their goals with help from their Databank. September is Primary Election month for many states and since those elections wrapped up a couple weeks ago, we’ve seen over a dozen celebratory emails arrive in our inboxes. Three of those emails came from the… Read more

Conservation Alabama grows its organization with help from the Databank

Utilizing good technology can make a world of difference to a nonprofit’s success. Just ask Adam Snyder, Executive Director of Conservation Alabama. When Adam became Executive Director in 2007, Conservation Alabama had a membership of less than 20 people and a budget of less than $50,000 per year. Although Conservation Alabama was small, they were… Read more

HIRE Minnesota and supporters help get energy programs bill passed

Low-income communities and the environment are getting a big boost in Minnesota. The Energy Programs bill, recently signed by Governor Tim Pawlenty, will provide $2.5 million dollars for green jobs training for low-income people, combined with strict reporting guidelines to keep the community up to date on the progress of this initiative. In total, the… Read more

Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health gains more advocates with the Databank

Like many nonprofits, the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH) wanted to consolidate their scattered records of members and donors. As an adolescent sexual health advocacy group with an organizational annual budget of under a million dollars, they needed a system that would maximize their technology budget, minimize their workload, and produce positive results. Soo… Read more

Housing Action Illinois stands up to predatory lending with help from the Databank

It’s no secret that predatory lending has become a huge problem in this country. Housing Action Illinois, client of thedatabank, would like to see it eliminated and they have just gotten one step closer. Thanks to new anti-predatory lending legislation passed by Illinois Governor Blegojevich, starting June 1, 2008, Illinois families seeking new mortgages will… Read more