A global project. World Family of Radio Maria and SaaS CiviCRM

2016-03-24 03:41
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World Family of Radio Maria is a non-governmental organization that through its services, assists and helps the spread of Radio Maria in the world in order to create an organizational culture in the context of the local media and related activities. Its local organizations are located in over 60 countries on five continents.

During 2013 some Radio Maria associations decided to adopt CiviCRM for:

  • Managing and encouraging Fundraising activities like Gala dinners and lotteries.
  • Centralizing communications with the constituents (sending letters, association papers, etc.)
  • Improving the management and relationship with the audience and with the various stakeholders that interface with the radio. It means all the people we can have the generalities , such as VOLUNTEERS , PARISHES , BUSINESSES , PERSONAL etc

The Project

After the good feedback from those early adopters, World Family of Radio Maria decided to start the ambitious project of implementing CiviCRM in other Radios in different countries.

Each association had common needs but could have specific requirements for their CiviCRM instance.

World Family of Radio Maria was looking for a Software as a Service provider that could also give support to the different associations in Europe. Ixiam and Civi-Go (SaaS platform) were chosen and started the project back in 2014. For the radios in US, a different company was responsible for the implementations.

During the early stages of the project we created a Master platform for Radio Maria that contained the common elements that could be used by all the organisations. That master platform included: configurations, reports, custom extensions and all the needed assets to create Civi-Go instances for each country quickly and stable.

The first deployment phase included the following countries: Albania, Holland, Switzerland, Serbia, Croatia, Philippines, Bosnia, Malta and France.

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