Case studies and user stories

Import previously assigned, non-consecutive membership numbers as Contact ID's

Published
2011-11-21 18:01
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Having just had to import data that included a membership number for a client, rather than make a new field for the number it made sense to use the Contact ID, given that this is already a consecutive number and unique to each contact. The problem was that over the years there were big gaps in the consecutive numbers.

 

While the following is pretty straightforward, I've seen this issue brought up a number of times on the forum so I've written up what we did so that others may find their solution here! I hope its useful:

 

Potential for eAdvocacy with CiviCRM: POPVOX

Published
2011-11-17 12:06
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In doing some research for a potential project, I was exploring what kinds of eAdvocacy options were available to plug in to CiviCRM. Many of the big commercial eAdvocacy tools have big commercial price tags to go with them (and don't integrate directly with CiviCRM besides).

In an older thread on CiviCRM, mbriney describes the problem:

Hosted CiviCRM at Koumbit.org

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2011-11-14 12:42
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We've been offering CiviCRM consulting and hosting on a per-client basis for some time now, and as we have grown, we have started to feel the need for greater automation and consistency in our hosting offerings and contracts. Koumbit is currently in the midst of developing a comprehensive hosted CiviCRM offering, with the support of a few courageous clients.

Case Study: Implementing CiviCRM for a religious organization

Published
2011-10-28 14:55
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Background
Pogstone's client had already been using a web-based membership database, however that system did not have any features related to households and other features needed when interacting with families and children. They also needed many features related to needs of a typical synagogue that were missing from the previous system.

Roll-out process

Tales from a Blackbaud Kintera Conversion to a Drupal CiviCRM Solution - Part 1

Published
2011-10-18 15:22
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I recently completed a conversion of about 8 years of history from a 5 year old Blackbaud Kintera site to a Drupal CiviCRM solution. Confused yet? Don't worry, all we be revealed in time. As a way of giving back, I am planning to share my experiences good and bad, what worked, what did not, what I learned and what I will and won't do next time.

Use Case - Contact import/consolidation from multiple external databases

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2011-09-28 10:00
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As a freelancer, here are a few notes and an overview on how I solved a client's contacts consolidation when the data came from external sources:

My Use Case
- Client had ongoing events and conferences over several years which meant there were databases and mailing lists all over the place (many of which had crossover).
- I set up ongoing JSON exports of the contact data from the external sites, which could be queried by date range to get the latest changes.