Case studies and user stories

Registering multiple people for multiple different events - using Webforms - and LOTS of conditionals

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2017-12-06 15:37
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We had a scenario where client runs a cluster of events, and folk sign up for these, and usually the registrants signs up for all events, but then they might invite mum to the Dinner, and brother John to the Talk, etc etc.

We wanted to achieve this on a single form with a single payment. We explored both CiviCart and Drupal Commerce but in the end concluded we could achieve this in a much lighter way with good old webforms.

The outcome is that up to 6 people can be registered for any combination of events, eg 

Integrating Email Client Into CiviCRM

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2017-10-09 08:13
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One of the main reasons our partners choose to set up a CiviCRM application is its extended functionality developed specifically for managing all contacts, communications, records and activities of an organization in one place.

Yet one of our clients put a broader meaning into the concept single CiviCRM-based solution and requested new functionality that would allow users to manage their emails (check and read incoming emails, compose new messages, etc.) from the CRM instead of shifting between different applications.

Membership Renewal Made Easy with CiviCRM

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2017-05-31 21:33
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An Interview with the Wisconsin Nonprofits Association

The Wisconsin Nonprofits Association (WNA) is a statewide membership organization with the mission of strengthening Wisconsin’s nonprofits.The association provides public policy information and advocacy on nonprofit issues, access to education and training opportunities, technical assistance and offers a cost-saving package of benefits to their members. The association currently has over 100 organizational members, as well as many individual and for-profit affiliate members and foundation supporters.

Cividesk recently spoke with WNA to learn more about how they made the transition to CiviCRM and how their organization has benefited from using the database.

 

Enterprise Hosting for CiviCRM

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2017-01-19 04:58
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Way back when, in the early days of CiviCRM, there were two CMS’s supported, Drupal and Joomla, and CiviCRM’s codebase was complicated, but ran reasonably well. After a few years, the code was greatly improved but also significantly expanded to include a tremendous amount of additional functionality, and thus CiviCRM became a serious server resource hog. Finding hosting that could run it at all was sometimes a challenge and finding a host that could run it well was difficult.

Giving Back: LYRIC

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2017-01-08 16:56
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LYRIC is a small non-profit that is entirely managed by volunteer attorneys.  Our mission is to teach youth how to safely exercise their Constitutional rights, and we do so by connecting with schools and community organizations and training volunteer attorneys to teach our curriculum to high schools students.

Streamlining Membership and Abstract Management with Drupal and CiviCRM

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2016-12-01 17:49
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An interview with the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology

The mission of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology is the prevention of blindness through education and cultural exchange among ophthalmologists in the Western Hemisphere. The association strives to provide continuing education for ophthalmologists, programs on the prevention of blindness, and promote cultural exchange.
Cividesk recently spoke with Krista Jonas, Director of IT for the PAAO, about why they switched to CiviCRM from iMIS and the benefits the database brings to their organization.

Giving Back: Ruta Civica

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2016-10-03 13:44
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Ruta Civica (Civic Route) is a Mexican volunteer based organization working in civic education and promoting citizen participation in public affairs. Through different campaigns, our mission is to develop the involvement of citizens in the making of the Constitution and laws for Mexico City and its urban planning. Since land zoning, construction and public works decisions have to pursue the public interest. We organize and train neighborhood committees and groups, as well as provide independent technical expert advice on urban and sustainability projects. We also work in educating, preventing and denouncing corruption.

 

A solution that allows volunteers worldwide to work together

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2016-09-08 22:32
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An interview with the Organization for Transformative Works

Cividesk recently spoke with the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW), a nonprofit run by and for fans to provide access to and preserve the history of fan work and fan cultures. OTW is an all-volunteer organization that is based entirely online. Volunteers from around the world work together via e-mail, chat, and cloud-based project management software, in most cases without ever meeting in person. Kristen Murphy is the membership data specialist for OTW’s Development and Membership committee and shared her experience using CiviCRM.

CiviCRM User Summit announces our 2016 keynote speaker, Caitlin Cogdill, Global Fundraising Email Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

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2016-08-12 07:07
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We are thrilled to announce that Caitlin Cogdill, Senior Fundraising Email Manager for the Wikimedia Foundation will be our 2016 keynote speaker.

Her address will focus on Wikimedia's data-driven approach to online fundraising and how CiviCRM and other tools are used.   Caitlin manages the organization's global fundraising email campaigns which spread over 30 countries in more than 20 languages and raise about 25% of Wikimedia's overall budget.

Why updating the CiviCRM website is Critical

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2016-07-26 09:25
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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.
 
Until recently it was difficult for the uninformed user to navigate the CiviCRM website. The website simply had too many options and it was unclear how best to proceed.   Too often this meant people getting lost in the site and not navigating to helpful pages.