20 August, 2019
By roshani

Plastic Pollution Coalition is a project of Earth Island Institute. We focus on:

  • Bringing together people, organizations, and companies worldwide to end plastic pollution,
  • Raising awareness about the plastic pollution crisis, through news, guides, templates and toolkits, 
  • Encouraging and supporting individuals, organizations and companies to innovate and advocate for alternatives to plastic.

NationBuilder to CiviCRM Migration

I started working as the Technology & Digital Operations Director with Plastic Pollution Coalition in June 2019, and by the end of July 2019, we had to migrate from NationBuilder to another CRM! One...

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20 August, 2019

 

The below post was recently included in the community newsletter, and we wanted to give more users a chance to participate. All entries are eligible to win a $500.00 donation to the non-profit organization of their choice. Entry will remain open until August 31st and we will announce the winner in the second week of September via the CiviCRM newsletter, LinkedIn & Facebook so stay tuned!

We want to hear what you want!

Since 2014 iATS Payments has partnered with CiviCRM to bring the best payments technology to the table. We found this partnership to be an ideal match because at iATS we only work with Nonprofits to optimize your specific needs for payments solutions. During that time, we have proudly maintained, enhanced and supported our payment extension in CiviCRM.

In the last community newsletter we...

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29 March, 2019
The mission of The First Tee of Denver is to educate and inspire youth academically, socially and physically through the game of golf. The First Tee offers group lessons where students learn not only golf, but core values that are incorporated throughout the program, such as honesty and responsibility.
 
Cividesk recently spoke with Dan Reeves, Director of Operations for The First Tee of Denver about their transition to CiviCRM.
 
Tell us more about “life before CiviCRM”
We were using several different systems to complete various tasks, so data was not in a centralized location.  Our previous website was in Joomla, and we were using an extension to the website for class registration, but we also used a cloud-based service for donor management and Excel spreadsheets to track other information.
 
Why...
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08 March, 2019
By nicol

Late last year CiviCRM won some seed funding from Mozilla’s MOSS fund to support the core team, and also research our community priorities. We're focussing on two questions connected to CiviCRM’s future growth and sustainability:

  • how do non-profits chose their CRM? what would make them consider and chose CiviCRM or not?
  • how well do users of CiviCRM in languages other than English interact with CiviCRM and what should we focus on improving?

There’s a lot of possible answers to the first questions, which spans from marketing to visibility, features to usability, costs to risk. Almost everyone in the community has a viewpoint on it; and that’s what’s driving this research inquiry - we want to identify general trends, while tapping into the huge breadth of knowledge between us. We’ve created separate surveys for CRM end-users themselves (who may not be CiviCRM users) and CiviCRM...

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28 February, 2019

Restoring the Foundations Ministry (RTF) is an integrated approach to biblical healing, with over 200 teams around the globe providing training and personal ministry to churches and people seeking help. The mission of the organization is to offer “hope for healing, freedom from life’s deepest struggles, and renewed purpose for living.” Jaque Orsi, office administrator at RTF, recently spoke with Cividesk to share her experiences of using CiviCRM. 

What challenges were you experiencing before transitioning to Cividesk services?
When Jaque joined the staff at Restoring the Foundations Ministry, the organization had recently implemented a new WordPress website integrated with CiviCRM. Restoring the Foundations hired a consultant to help with the configuration of CiviCRM and custom coding. Jaque explained that “we were able to use the basic features in CiviCRM but it was not...

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29 January, 2019

An interview with the Museum of Jewish Art and History (mahJ)

Cividesk recently reached out to mahJ so they can share with the community their success with the implementation of CiviCRM. Cividesk spoke with the museum’s IT Manager, Sébastien Pauly, and Communications Attaché, Louise Tellier, to learn more about the challenges they faced before switching to CiviCRM, their experience transitioning to CiviCRM and the benefits of using CiviCRM.

The following topics have been discussed during the interview:

  • Before CiviCRM
  • Implementation and Training
  • Daily Use
  • Benefits of CiviCRM
  • Advice for organizations considering CiviCRM
  • Future Projects
The Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme (mahJ) is the largest French museum of Jewish art and history. Located in the Marais district of...
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17 December, 2018

An interview with Mary Ann Bopp, Development Director of Pets Alive

Pets Alive is a no-kill animal rescue organization with the mission to improve the lives of companion animals through rescue, adoption, advocacy, collaboration, intervention and education. Animals at Pets Alive range from dogs and cats to farm animals. Many of the animals at Pets Alive are older, have special needs or require specific care. Pets Alive is recognized within the local community and nationwide as a leader in developing alliances to end the killing of adoptable animals and promoting the humane treatment of animals.
 
Cividesk recently spoke with Mary Ann Bopp, the Development Director for Pets Alive, who is responsible for the organization’s fundraising. Before joining Pets Alive, Mary Ann gained many technical skills during her 30 plus years at IBM where...
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14 November, 2018

An interview with Restoring the Foundations Ministry

Restoring the Foundations Ministry (RTF) is an integrated approach to biblical healing, with over 200 teams around the globe providing training and personal ministry to churches and people seeking help. The mission of the organization is to offer “hope for healing, freedom from life’s deepest struggles, and renewed purpose for living.” Jaque Orsi, office administrator at RTF, recently spoke with Cividesk to share her experiences of using CiviCRM. 

When Jaque joined the staff at Restoring the Foundations Ministry, the organization had recently implemented a new WordPress website integrated with CiviCRM. Restoring the Foundations hired a consultant to help with the configuration of CiviCRM and custom coding. Jaque explained that “we were able to use the basic features in CiviCRM but it was not optimized and...

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31 October, 2018

This month, British Columbians (in Canada) will be voting on whether to adopt proportional representation (PR) when electing their provincial representatives. If they do, they'll be the first province in Canada to do so.

Fair Vote Canada has been advocating for proportional representation in Canada's voting systems for more than 10 years, and I've been working with them for almost as long, using CiviCRM. They've grown into using more and more of CiviCRM's features along with their own growth in numbers, budget and sophistication.

When we started (May 2008), I imported 61 organizations and about 2,500 individuals from their Excel spreadsheets. As of this morning, they have 133,273 individuals and 1,817 organizations in CiviCRM, with 11,862,610 emails delivered and 38,065 donations received.

For the BC PR campaign, they're pulling out all the stops - raising more than twice as much money this year...

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09 October, 2018

Chase the Music gives children battling critical conditions love, hope, strength and joy. We do this with original music - composed and performed just for them.

The impact of Chase the Music programs begins with the child. The children (that we write and perform for) are undergoing situations that no child should. The gift of a personal commissioned piece of music is like no other. It's unique and created just for that child. Artists are closely aligned with the child to facilitate the creation of truly meaningful music. This alignment gets in their heads and they are changed by the experience. It's truly emotional, where many cry for the child. They spend time with the child to be part of each others lives. Audience members are deeply touched and share in the outpouring of love at a Chase the Music event. A Chase the Music piece is a gift to the future. We produce timeless music with incredible meaning. As the music is performed,...

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