Being part of the CiviCRM community is really something to shout about! Not only is CiviCRM an amazing software package, its designed for organisations that make a difference in the world. We help non-profits across the UK gain control of their data through the power of CiviCRM.
It is without a doubt the best piece of software I've ever worked with, and I'm constantly discovering cool new features. More recently I've been working on CiviMobile as part of a project for my course at University. I'm really looking forward to seeing this being used by organisations across the globe.
AustLII is the leader in the free access to law movement and has a philospophical bias towards open source systems. After investigating all the other possible major alternatives it seemed logical to turn to CiviCRM. We have software developer resources, and though it is not core business, we may be able to direct some of these resources towards improving CiviCRM for the community.
From fundraising websites which really connect you with your donors to essential tools for care organisations to manage their data, Civi has allowed us to do some amazing things for our clients. It's such a flexible platform and has such a great community which we're proud to be a part of.
As developers for various OpenSource CRM applications, we learned a lot from CiviCRM on its scalability and ease of customization.
CiviCRM community is truly organic cultivating growth for users and developers.
We wish to continue learning with CiviCRM and to tackle future challenges with CiviCRM.
We produce custom civiCRM/Drupal solutions for professional organizations and societies to satisfy their membership management needs. In its standard configuration, civiCRM provides a great deal of functionality and its integration with Drupal is outstanding.
We are also active in extending civiCRM with custom extension modules which are in development at our Github account(https://github.com/awasson)
The CiviCRM community is a great place for support, to exchange ideas and to contribute back. Working with other developers or users has often allowed me to pool our resources together and lower our costs, while ensuring better quality since there were more people using it.
I have been part of CiviCRM project from the beginning and feels great to see how it has grown over the years.
I am glad to be associated with such a wonderful open source project and an awesome community around it.
City Bible Forum is an Australian not-for-profit Christian organisation. We need to communicate effectively with our constituents, and CiviCRM gives us a comprehensive set of tools for managing relationships. Interestingly, we often find that new features are being added just as our need for those features is becoming apparent. It's the right fit for us.
It is super important for non-profits, advocacy and related groups to take charge of their destiny. Having control of your data is a good start. The crowd-sourced nature of an open source project in so in line with the co-operation and principles of most non-profits
CiviCRM is a project that strives to make the above possible. It is FREE as in kittens.
Submitted by yashodha on February 20, 2013 - 05:10
The team is excited to announce the eighth release of 4.2 stable with support for Drupal 7, Joomla 2.5 and WordPress 3.3.
We strongly recommend that all sites upgrade their CiviCRM code to this release if you are using previous version of 4.2. There have been significant (40+) bug fixes since the last stable release of 4.2. You can download the release from SourceForge, and you can also test drive the release on each platform using the public demos:
One of the most common phone calls we receive at Bay Area Children's Theatre is "Are tickets still available for performance xyz?" That call is especially common on show days, when most of our staff is at the performance venue and not in the office to answer the phone.
BACT already uses Asterisk to provide our virtual PBX and I wanted to see if there was a way to automatically give callers a list of sold-out performances based on CiviCRM event data. I discovered an Asterisk AGI script called GoogleTTS that uses Google's text-to-speach API to read arbitrary text to callers:
Submitted by yashodha on February 14, 2013 - 01:08
The team is super excited to announce the second alpha release for 4.3 with support for Drupal 7.x, Joomla 2.5.x and WordPress.
Please remember this is an ALPHA release and it should NOT be used on production sites - however, we strongly encourage everyone to upgrade a copy of your current site(s) on a test server and let us know about any bugs or problems.
Submitted by Michael McAndrew on February 13, 2013 - 01:35
Next Tuesday at 9AM PST / 5PM GMT / 6PM CET (more timezones here) we're having a 'Fundraising with CiviCRM' Google Hangout where we'll explore how three organisations are using CiviCRM for fundraising. We are aiming to keep this session really end-user focused, and something that fundraisers who are new to CiviCRM and those that are already using it will find useful.
Submitted by Deepak.Srivastava on February 10, 2013 - 04:38
As part of my course i have been doing research on what would it require plug an external storage engine into CiviCRM, and how other open source systems doing it. Answer lies in a better config system which allows doing it in a scalable pluggable manner. As i make progress i'll be showing more reasons to get excited and curious about building a better config system. Drupal 8 has spent a fair bit of time on configuration management to make things easier. And we shouldn't shy learning from them and others.
Actually, that's not correct. Since testing the 4.3 release is ultimately good for you (the community), it's more appropriate to say you needs you ...
Don't go 'I don't have time', or 'I'm no developer so I can't help' or even 'that's why we have the core team' : I'm calling on each and every one of you to spend one hour of testing over the next few weeks. Have a large latte, put on that Celine Dion CD you say you don't like, close the door, take the phone off the hook and just do it.