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.
I am trying to build a stronger End-user community withing CiviCRM to increase cooperation among non-profits using CiviCRM in similar ways. Going to CiviCRON and being a part of the community at the conference has made me want to make the End-user community more robust. I think the open-source and non-profit focused nature of CiviCRM lends itself to strong community building as is an aspect of CiviCRM that is exciting!
Palante Tech works with social justice organizations on a tight budget to be more effective through technology. CiviCRM allows us to provide a high-quality low-cost database for community organizing, donor and membership management.
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.
We recommend and use CiviCRM with most of our clients, and have since 2005. It's got a fantastic collection of functionality that fits the needs of non-profit organization communications, and the CiviCRM community of developers and users is growing, broad, vibrant and responsive.
The best part? When I describe to potential new converts how all of their constituent relations (donations, membership, mass emails, etc.) can be managed with a single integrated, configurable tool, I can hear an incredible yearning at the other end of the phone.
Proper GRM tools can make all the difference in the success or failure of your herd. As many developers have found, working with a proprietary goat resource management system can seem simple in the beginning, but customizing it to your herd's specific needs can feel like eating brambles. With the new CiviCRM extensions framework and easily digestible API 3.0, developers can dig in and produce at an unprecedented rate.
CiviGoat Alpha, the world's preeminent GRM, has just launched onto the fertile open-source landscape. Let's get right to the questions.
There have been several hook() or Drupal module based solutions for "members only" pricing for events or for other 'discounts' related to memberships.
If you are using Drupal 6, you have a vested interest in extended Drupal 6 support for CiviCRM 3.4 until spring 2012. If you are staying with Drupal 6 because of budgetary reasons or because Drupal 7 doesn't yet support all the modules you need for your site, this is vital for you. You will make sure your 3.4 CiviCRM/Drupal 6 setup remains healthy and safe.
Hi this is Stuart from Korlon LLC. I decided to write a case study about ACLs since they don't seem to get a lot of attention. If you've ever wondered (or asked) "what if some people should only be able to see certain data in Civi?" then ACLs will probably accomplish what you want.
These are some graphs I created from the data publically available at CiviCRM's Sourceforge. Sourceforge provides limited data only on the release dates of a version (i.e. 3.1.5) and then the number of subsequent downloads to date but we can still interpret some useful conclusions from the data. Dave Greenberg shared one of these graphs at CiviCon. The data is from Mar 1, 2011 so I wanted to publish them before the data became too stale.
The first graphic is the simplest to understand - CiviCRM all versions 2.x compared to all versions 3.x. Note that the timeframe measured in this graph is similar. As such, we can conclude that the number of downloads for 3.x have increased about 27% compared to 2.x.
This was my first CiviCon. I missed the chance last year. It was great to meet all the people I have chatted with on the forums and IRC over the last couple of years -- finally. I was gratified to be part of the sessions here. I presented a UI Customization session with Jim from Rooty Hollow; I shared a couple of case studies along with Gregory from CivicActions. Chatting with Lobo, Dave G, Kurund, Ninjitsu Matt and Deepak was fun and interesting.
During CiviCon I reflected both privately and publically about my first introduction to CiviCRM in '08. I've gone from a 'noob in the forums asking dumb questions to someone who knows a little about a lot - but who still knows I have a lot more to know. My personal story about the open-source CiviCRM community is a story of cautious enthusiasm, warm welcomes, giving back, and eventual understanding. I took a leap of faith but it turned out well for me. I encourage others to try the same approach.
NAO and my company, Korlon LLC, worked together late last summer and I'm finally getting around to doing a writeup about it. The project, despite a tight budget and tighter timeline, utilizes the following CiviCRM features with style: