Does Your Database Fit?

Know when to Stay or Go. 

Software Assessments

Database Software Reviews for CRM, Membership, & Donor Solutions

SmartThoughts helps organizations develop a sensible technology strategy that ensures your budget is well spent and your staff has the nonprofit management software they need to serve your members and constituents. When your technology strategy is aligned with your mission and objectives, there’s no telling what your organization can achieve.

We use a holistic assessment that focuses on technology in its entirety throughout your organization and focus on smart Goals which you hope to achieve.

We bring our clients both technical expertise and more than a decade of industry experience working solely with associations and nonprofit organizations. We understand the budgetary, logistical, and cultural factors that influence how your database is perceived and used in an organization.


The Clash! Should Your Datbase Go or Stay? 

  • Analyze your current technology situation

  • We discuss frankly where you believe it’s gone wrong

  • We take into account human and process factors involved

  • Understand the impact areas of inefficiencies and where your doing well

  • Review with your team members their goals and what they use to facilitate their respective jobs

  • Develop a practical, yet progressive, technology plan that will help your organization achieve its goals and fulfill its mission.


Your organization made a substantial investment in its current architecture. It’s prudent to check in and see if that investment is still supporting your mission and strategy for the future.


An Assessment will verify and check for these questions? 

  • Is your technology viewed as a blessing or a curse?

  • Is your technology flexible enough to adapt to the changes after implementation?

  • Is your staff using it to its full potential?

  • Are the appropriate business rules in place and being followed?

  • Should you upgrade? Or, is it time to explore new tools in the market?

For a decade, the principals at SmartThoughts have helped associations answer these questions. Our consultants review and compare your system’s functionality against your organization’s goals, requirements, and business processes. If needed, we will help you to close these gaps through revitalization, modifications, additional training, or – in some cases – the selection of a new foundation for your organization.

After you go through a formal assessment, only then will you be able to know fully which direction to take. And, if it’s warranted we are experts in helping with going through the evaluation of vendors and can help you select the best software for your organization.

How is your database health?


If this is a good time to discuss, please give us a call. Until then, keep SmartThoughts in mind.

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