The Corporation for National Service has a good comparison chart of three of the software packages, Volunteer Reporter, Voltrax and Volunteer Works, with a focus on their appropriateness for managing senior volunteers.
Also see these database-related tip sheets from Coyote Communications:
- Overview of Databases
- Database Terms
- "Flat" and Relational Databases
- How Databases Are Joined
- Customer Database Regular Maintenance
- Free Help With Databases & Software
- Importing Information Into a Database
- Choosing Specialized Software (label-making software, volunteer management software, project management software, fund raising software, etc.)
This comprehensive web site provides detailed information about a variety of technology-related issues specifically for mission-based organizations. This includes resources and advice regarding databases. It provides some of the best information you can find regarding technology resources for mission-based organizations. TechSoup is a project of CompuMentor, a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California.