“But I don’t wanna clean my database!” by LisaCaitlin Perri

It’s rare (but not unheard of) that anyone really looks forward to performing quality assurance checks on their database. Believe me, though: your future self, the rest of the staff and returning donors will thank you. Plus, over time, the process will get easier. If you have never attempted database cleanup before or if you’re unsure about your next steps, take a deep breath and read on. Linked below are some guidelines for cleaning up your database. As you review what the author has to share, know that improved data management can become an ongoing priority rather than a chore in your organization. Your day-to-day work will feel more manageable, communication with other departments (if you have more than one) will get better, the accuracy of reporting will be maintained, and your donors will have no reason to question management [...]