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At Database Sherpa, a fundamental belief sits at the heart of everything we do: you can’t outsource your database karma.

When your busy nonprofit needs to gather and use data, you may recognize Salesforce as a flexible and powerful way to enable your organization’s goals. While your first reaction may be to call an outside consultant to build a Salesforce database for you, this does not have to be the only path to making peace with your data. If you have the energy and interest, partnering with a Sherpa is a way to actively engage in the database process and reap unique rewards that come from your own efforts.

Our Sherpas bring decades of experience to each organization. We know the path to a better database, can point out pitfalls before they become big problems, and will share good practices at every turn. Most importantly, we understand that missteps and learning are all part of the process… you’ll have the freedom to explore without the fear of “failing.”

Most organizations invest about 100 hours of practice with Database Sherpa, between time spent learning about good database design and actively building their new database. Investing your own energy leads to big rewards:
  • A completed Salesforce database that meets your organization where it is today and is ready for where it may go in the future.
  • Staff members who are empowered and equipped to maintain the database.
  • A wealth of in-house knowledge that reduces (even eliminates) the need for ongoing consultation as your organization’s database needs evolve.
So take a deep breath. We know this mountain, and we are ready to help you climb it.