Blog posts by pkeogan

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April 10, 2018
By pkeogan Filed under Community, Extensions

Higher Logic, the leader in association and nonprofit community engagement platforms, and CiviCRM, the open source CRM and AMS leader, are announcing an important integration.

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July 26, 2016
By pkeogan Filed under Case studies and user stories, Interface and design
Who is the most important person navigating the CiviCRM website?  Without a doubt, it is the person looking to explore CiviCRM as a possibility for their organization. Making a good impression when this “uninformed user” first navigates to the website is critical.  
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May 31, 2016
By pkeogan Filed under Case studies and user stories, Community, Marketing and Promotion

In late 2009, we were looking for a better solution for one of our larger faith-based clients. The AMS and CRMs we investigated were either too expensive or too simplistic.  We had taken a hard look at CiviCRM about a year earlier, but we didn’t think it was ready.  However, with the release of CiviCRM 3.1, CiviCRM was more mature and gave us the flexibility and Drupal integration we needed.  CiviCRM was ready and so were we.

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August 28, 2015
By pkeogan Filed under Case studies and user stories, Drupal, Interface and design
The Sustainable Furnishings Council is an educational and marketing organization, promoting healthy environments, inside and outside.
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July 14, 2015
By pkeogan Filed under Marketing and Promotion, Tips

I am often asked by our clients to help with hire a CiviCRM administrator.  This can be a new hire or a promotion of someone within the organization.  Although every organization has specific needs, I've found the below job description to be helpful as a starting point.  Hopefully you can find it helpful as well.


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September 3, 2013
By pkeogan Filed under CiviCRM, Community

Starting with version 4.2 and 4.3,  CiviCRM has incorporated sophisticated financial batch capabilities.  However, for organizations switching from another CRM or financial system with batches,  there is currently no capability to import batches or associate contributions with batches through the standard CiviCRM import process.

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September 12, 2012
By pkeogan Filed under CiviContribute, CiviCRM, Finance and Accounting

Vanco Payment processor


BackOffice Thinking is pleased to release the Vanco payment processor to the CiviCRM community.  Today we are releasing versions for 3.4x and 4.1x and hope to have a 4.2x version shortly.


This processor allows single payment and recurring for credit cards and ACH (electronic check)


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September 8, 2012
By pkeogan Filed under Meetups

We are looking forward to a great turnout o Tuesday.  If anyone has any questions that they'd like addressed please send them to me by Monday.

Best Wishes,



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June 14, 2012
By pkeogan Filed under Meetups


We had another excellent meet up on Tuesday (June 12).  Our attendance was lower due to the terrential rain.  I was impressed that Dan actually was going to bike home 20 minutes during the downpour.

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March 27, 2012
By pkeogan Filed under Meetups

Just a quick shout out to all those who attended the Philly CiviCRM meet up earlier this month.

I thought the session was excellent.  2 hours straight of Q&A with a host questions and a lot of excellent experience shared.  I think we all learned a lot and are looking forward to our next meetup.

Register for our Q2 Meet up here


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