Take notes from anywhere in your FileMaker app!

FileMaker has add-ons that can be shared with the wider developer community. Here is one of ours. (Yes, this post is for the nerds.) “Notes Anywhere” is an add-on component. That means you can drag-and-drop it onto any layout. We are huge fans of modular design, so this new FileMaker feature is right up our…

The Pros and Cons of FileMaker

Have you ever wanted a custom app for your business? Claris FileMaker may be the tool for you? What is FileMaker? Claris the dogcow#deepcut Apple old timers might remember Claris, its office software wing, spun off as a subsidiary in 1987. During the late 90s, when Apple nearly went kaput, Claris changed its name to…

Pros and Cons of Salesforce

There is a saying that, “What is right is not always easy, and what is easy is not always right.” That sums up Salesforce pretty well. It is not an easy platform, but it may (or may not) be right for you. What is Salesforce? We should talk about what Salesforce is before we talk…

Making the Most of G-Suite

G-Suite is a great package of office applications option for small teams. It is cheap, user friendly, and pretty familiar to a lot of users (so less training time). But a tool is only as good as the hand that holds it. Here are a few tips for getting the most out G-Suite for your…

Selecting the Best CRM for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofits need a CRM. (Click here to find out why.) But which one? It all depends on your needs, goals, and budget. The list below comes from our own internal database of strong nonprofit CRMs. It is regularly updated. Check it out to get some ideas to help you orient yourself before doing further research.…

What is a Database

At its most fundamental level, a database is a system for storing and organizing information. That box of 3×5 cards your grandmother kept all her recipes in? That’s a database. Knowing a bit about how databases work can help you know how best to use them for your small team. There are basically three types…

Three Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs a CRM

Now, I know what you may be thinking: Why the hecks does my overworked team need yet another acronym? Actually, if you are reading this, your first thought might be: What the hecks is a CRM? (We’ll talk about your grammar later.) If you are a nonprofit, CRM stands for Constituent Relationship Management. In the world of business,…

Suddenly Homeschooling: Advice for the Remote-Working Parent

We help scrappy teams, including schools, MacGyver cheap technologies into comprehensive systems. Since COVID-19 has a number of families turning into homeschools, it seemed only right to take some of those systems and organize them into a workable plan for parents, in particular parents who are now working from home.    1. Flip the Class…

Covid-19 and the Small Business: Tips for Survival

A global economic downturn is coming, but for you it is already here. To survive, you need to act now. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure (no pun intended).