Case studies and user stories

Giving back: the Home Builders Foundation of Metro Denver

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2014-11-19 15:03
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When Home Builders Foundation of Metro Denver was faced with fatal database errors during a CiviCRM upgrade, they did not know how to deal with this issue.

The Home Builders Foundation’s missions to provide accessibility solutions and home modifications for individuals with disabilities and financial need through the collaborated efforts of the building industry. Having completed nearly 1,200 projects since 1993, the Foundation operates with a staff of two and a minuscule budget. They could not afford the services of a CiviCRM consultant to repair their database and proceed with the upgrade.

Improving Member Loyalty with CiviCRM

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2014-11-13 18:18
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An interview with the French Chamber of Commerce in Mexico

The French-Mexican Chamber of Commerce promotes business development between France and Mexico by offering services to their members and the community and coordinating events which strengthen French-Mexican business alliances.  The Chamber began using CiviCRM in the summer of 2013 as a new Cividesk customer. Julie Riotte, director of the Chamber, and Hajer Najjar, assistant director, recently spoke with Cividesk about their experience with CiviCRM.

How CiviCRM enables Erik Hommel to Earn a living and have an impact on society

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2014-10-22 06:16
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My name is Erik Hommel, 51 years old. I live in the Netherlands in a small village called Brummen(between Apeldoorn and Arnhem) with my wife Floor, our 2 youngest children and four Siamese cats. Our 2 oldest kids have either left home or are in the process of doing so. My working career in ICT started in 1988 as an RPG programmer on the IBM S/38. Having moved past positions as technical consultant, project manager, IT manager and ERP consultant I call myself a CiviCRM project manager/consultant/developer and love it!

Music Nova Scotia - how we turned one spreadsheet into a relational membership database

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2014-10-21 08:17
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(adapted from “Jumping to Civi Under The Gun”, CiviCon 2014 presentation)
 
Music Nova Scotia is a non-profit organization that has worked since 1989 with a mandate to encourage the creation, development, growth and promotion of Nova Scotia’s music industry. Music Nova Scotia exists to grow and nurture the Nova Scotia music industry, to retain our own natural resource and promote investment, by:
 
• Providing education, information and resources to our membership

Using CiviCRM with $120,000 Google Grant

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2014-09-30 09:33
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Chicago agency SocialRaise explains how to combine a $120,000 Google Grant with the power of CiviCRM. Imagine having an online marketing budget of $120,000 handed to your organization. That, in combination with landing pages created with CiviCRM and the tools to segment and organize your communications, will enable your nonprofit to reach more people, increase volunteers and drive fundraising efforts.

Great Lakes Planetarium Association makes great strides improving CiviEvent

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2014-09-22 16:29
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The Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA) is an organization dedicated to supporting planetarium professionals. Prior to 2011, our solution for membership management utilized a Microsoft Access database. This proved to be difficult when transitioning from one Membership Chairperson to another, and provided no remote access for other individuals in the organization that needed to know who the current members were. Conference management solutions were reinvented by a new conference host each year.