Update to database hosting!

The database service we have been previously working with, ElephantSQL, announced they are closing shop in 2025. We're building a new, more streamlined way to get started on the PFS. New instructions will be forthcoming this summer.

Here's an FAQ on the upcoming changes.

PFS Setup Guide.

So you'd like to use the new online Protective Factors Survey tool! That's exciting; it's a great way to give out the PFS and get reports on results.

Own your data

A special feature of the PFS for you - an group that administers the tool - is that YOU can host your own data. As a part of the signup process, you can create a new group and configure a database that you own and control. If you're part of a larger group that already has a database set up with the PFS, then you can sign up with no hassle. If you're setting up a group for the first time, then you need to get that database configured.

You've got two options:

1. BNB White Glove Service

If you don't want to deal with setting up your database account, Brand New Box can manage this for you. If you're interested in this 'white-glove' option, just email Brand New Box and we'll get you sorted out.

Just Do It For Me

2. Self-Service

If you're not afraid of following instructions, you can configure your database account yourself. Step-by-step instructions are below.

I'll Do It Myself

Self-Service Instructions

Note May 15, 2024! We are re-working the signup process. If you need help you can reach out to the PFS team at hello@brandnewbox.com

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Does your organization need a sharp software tool to gather data from different people and put it all in one place where it's actually useful? That's what we do at Brand New Box. You can drop us a line here to get started.