Marketing CiviCRM

It's been a year since we started the Partner Marketing Committee, during this year we tried to move forward some initiatives with great effort from all the members of the Committee. 
We used $ 6,ooo USD from the Marketing budget for helping partners represent CiviCRM in the following events:
  • 3 additional registrations for NTEN 2014
  • Movements social justice fundraising conference

First working day of a very promising Sprint

Surrounded by a spectacular environment, Edale is definetely a great choice for this year's Sprint.
Yesterday (Sunday) we spend some time with setup, mastering our English-Pool skills and welcoming to the 20+ sprinters that arrived during the day. Before Craig's great dinner we had a brief meeting about logistics in general and how we were going to organize ourselves to have a productive sprint.
 
Today's morning meeting was the perfect ocassion for meeting everyone and for sharing our aims for this Sprint. Some of these issues were:

How I Met CiviCRM and How it Changed our Business (and lives)

 
It was back in 2009, my two sisters were starting a non-profit project related to their passion: Indian Classical Dance. The project was called Güngur and I decided to help them out. So, I googled “CRM + Open Source + Free + nonprofit” and CiviCRM came up.
 
At that time, our company (iXiam) was ending it’s 2nd year of life. We were doing heavy .NET / J2EE custom application development. 
 

More than 60 attendees in CiviCRM Madrid!

Carlos Capote (Amnesty),Pablo Sullivan (Movimiento por la Paz) and iXiam co-organized CiviDay in Madrid. Thanks to them, more than 60 people had the chance to enjoy this event (almost 90 registrations in civicrm.org)
 
The act was celebrated in Medialab-Prado, a “citizen laboratory used to produce, investigate and broadcast cultural projects. It also explores forms of collaborative experimenting and learning that have emerged from digital networks”.
 

Great CiviDay Barcelona!

Ixiam organized CiviDay in Barcelona. More than 20 people participated in this event that wanted to talk about the advantages of this free open source software. 
 
The event took place in Fundación Migra Studium in Barcelona, a happy CiviCRM user. Migrastudium is a centre that works to protect the dignity and the rights of the most vulnerable immigrants. They do this by taking them in, giving them an education and advocacy.

Marketing Budget Available!

As part of the Partner Program, a marketing budget is now available for 2014. This initiative was born during last Dalesbridge Sprint and was part of the latest discussions and meetings of the CiviCRM Marketing Committee.

We thought that the best approach was to define a “Budget Revision Group” that will be managing and following up all the budget requests.

The Budget Revision Group for the first half of 2014 is formed by