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Democracy International e.V.
Democracy International e.V.
Friedrich-Ebert-Ufer 5251143 Cologne
"For a Europe of the Citizens - Against a Europe of the Banks and Governments"
We - citizens from all the Member States of the EU - are concerned. We are concerned about Europe. We don’t want a Europe in which the governments and the financial markets have more influence over our future than the citizens themselves. We don’t want a Europe in which the sovereign citizens are reduced to the role of spectators." (Democracy International e.V.)
To meet the needs of the newly founded Democracy International e.V. we firstly implemented Drupal 7 and CiviCRM 4 to have a web-front-end for the public and a web-backend for managing members and supporters of Democracy International that already were associated with the German founding organization "Mehr Demokratie e.V.
We imported over 4.000 addresses from a legacy Filemaker database into CiviCRM, configured CiviCRM to send out a monthly Newsletter to its subscribers. Additionally we started individual campaigns to collect the support for different online petitions.
To have all the tools available to manage the daily needs of Democracy International e.V. and to implement timely limited campaigns to help building awareness for direct democracy in Europe. And to keep all systems always up-to-date and secure (Drupal & CiviCRM upgrades and maintanance)
The next step will be a huge re-launch of their website (www..democracy-international.org) with the lates Drupal and CiviCRM versions and the implementation of all needed online payment processes to manage donors and memberships throughout the world.
To fulfill the different needs for connecting a suitable payment processor with CiviCRM and Drupal.
Because of the tight integration of Drupal and CiviCRM and the "political will" to use only Open Source solutions both CiviCRM and Drupal were favoured against other solutions like Salesforce or Salsa, etc.
The project team consisted of two members from the client (Democracy International e.V.) and me, Gerhard Oels for all Drupal and CiviCRM needs. No overhead, efficient communication and workflows resulted in a short time-to-market span. And BTW good fun during the project.
Drupal for public web and campaign front-end and CiviCRM for all constituent relationship management needs.
- Webform for CiviCRM for campaigns
- Custom modules for additional collection of specific data and representing these data and results on the webforms and pages for the public and partly only for the backend (CiviCRM)
- Custom design of CiviCRM forms and reports
Dedicated Server because of data protection issues and politically relevant data.
Questions that were posted in the forum and were answered by some American CiviCRM specialists have beed documented and we added later how we made it so others can learn from our experiences especially in regards of German needs and language and translation issues.