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We worked with Boston After School and Beyond to connect networks of community organizations online so that youth workers can coordinate their efforts to give young people access to great after school and summer programs.
We built the Youth Advocacy Department a web portal for case management so that juvenile defenders and youthworkers could focus on helping their clients to stay clear of the court system for life.
We built a powerful CRM  system for Artists for Humanity so their staff could focus on providing underserved youth with creative and entrepreneurial opportunities.
We built an online course registration system for Connected Beginnings so their staff could focus on providing professional development and training classes to early childhood practitioners.
We built Massachusetts Jobs with Justice an easy-to-use website so their staff could focus more of their time on mobilizing their followers to support key organizing campaigns.
We built Bottom Line a database that tracks all the steps towards college admission so that staff can focus on mentoring and advising students on the road to higher education and beyond.
We created a web portal for the NE Regional Council of Carpenters to track construction starts and facilitate online communication so that staff could focus on doing outreach to increase union jobs.

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Why Database Designs?

Database Designs is a Boston-based consulting practice with clients nationwide. Our focus for the last 20+ years has been on planning, designing, implementing and supporting web and data systems in the nonprofit and public sectors.

We advise on — and work with — a range of popular software platforms. We help organizations transition from older systems to newer, more flexible and affordable ones.

Our services include database development for contact management, case management, tracking of efforts and outcomes, donation and grants tracking, as well as strategic assessments and website design.

Contact us if you want to work with a company committed to delivering great software and to supporting your organization's technology growth over time.