Airtable has helped our non-profit escape the bane of crufty Google Sheets
June 14, 2018

Airtable has helped our non-profit escape the bane of crufty Google Sheets

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Airtable

We use Airtable across most of our organizational activities and are moving more data and workflows over from Google Sheets to Airtable. Airtable allows us to gather and reuse and data efficiently. One of the key benefits is that it allows us to present this data to users that is always up-to-date.


  • We use Airtable to maintain a simple CRM. This is useful for us because we need to collate information about our membership but, as a non-profit, we do not need the traditional sale workflows commonly built-in to CRMs.
  • We use Airtable to manage events. It allows us to hold information about session proposals, as well as attendees (some of whom have also proposed sessions) all in one place.


  • It would be great if there was more granular permission on the free tier. As a non-profit with a small number of full-time staff, we work a lot with volunteers. It is not possible for us to afford a full license of each of the numerous volunteers who contribute to the tool infrequently. Admittedly, this is a problem with a lot of products (Slack, etc.).
  • It would be great if you could link one database to the data of another database. (So, for example, link the event database to our simple CRM, etc.)
  • Airtable has solved a lot the problems we had managing date on Google Sheets by allowing us to link pieces of data so that everything is up-to-date. This prevented mistakes, sometimes costly and time-consuming, errors in communication and other processes.
Airtable is well-suited for collecting data that would be unwieldy to maintain in a Google Sheet. Our main problem has been how to scale our workflows with volunteers, since Google Sheets is free without limits to functionality.

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