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Fundraising with CiviCRM: Tie Your Nonprofit's Fundraising Efforts Together with CiviCampaign

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2018-06-27 09:15
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Your nonprofit doesn't have just one fundraising strategy. You have many. Think events, donor letters and appeals, e-newsletter blasts, planned giving, and capital campaigns. Each of these strategies typically targets a specific segment of your community, even if the funds raised impact the same budget line.

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Send your petitions to the right elected official

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2014-12-02 11:19
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The ability to create petitions in CiviCRM was a tremendous move forward for people using CiviCRM for political organizing. The petitions feature took another step forward with the Petition Email extension, that allows copies of your petition to be automatically sent by email to a given target. However, the holy grail of e-advocacy was still just out of reach: automatically sending your petition to the petition signer's elected official.

Now, CiviCRM will have it.

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Using CiviCRM for project management and budgeting

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2013-12-11 14:46
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At Green Renters we have tried to incorporate as much of what we do into CiviCRM as possible, we figured that there was no point having a central repository of how everyone engages with our organisation if the information wasn't complete, so we sought to consolidate as much of what we do into CiviCRM as possible. This is a post explaining how we incorporated and integrated project management and accounting into our CiviCRM.
 
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Sending an email to a target when signing a Petition

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2013-07-19 09:27
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With the 4.3 upgrade, the Progressive Technology Project has made a number of important steps toward breaking out our work into pieces that others can use on their sites. This blog will begin a series of (hopefully) weekly blogs outlining new functionality that others can use.

Our first blog features the civicrm_petition_email Drupal module. Thanks to the hard work of agh1, a Drupal 6 version of the module is available (https://github.com/agh1/civicrm_petition_email). We just finished porting it to Drupal 7.

For the impatient:

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Usability focus at the code sprint: an API with mustache edits in place and html fragments!

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2012-03-03 01:41
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Hi,

The code sprint in London has finished yesterday. It's always a pleasure to see old civi friends and meet new ones. Thanks to Michael and Katy to have organized it. Time for a quick update of what I've been working on with the most obscure title I could find. My focus has been on usuability to make civicrm easier and faster to use.

 

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CiviMobile: Where we go from here...

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2011-12-10 08:40
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The CiviMobile web app is now underway and being developed with the jQuery Mobile framework (HTML 5). 

The app is Based on the prototype that Xavier and Kyle created, and is beginning to take shape, the functionality in place at the moment includes contact/activity search, add contact and view list of events.  It’s intended to be used by an organisation’s staff, as a tool for them to use on the move.

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Potential for eAdvocacy with CiviCRM: POPVOX

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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:

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New Possibilities with Webform Integration

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2011-10-16 14:43
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I've just released the stable 2.0 version of the Drupal Webform CiviCRM Integration module and wanted to share some of the cool new things you can do with it. Version 1, which I wrote earlier this year, was basically built for a single purpose: you could have a user fill out a webform, and their contact record (name, address, email, etc.) would be created/updated and an activity of the form submission would be logged. That alone is pretty darn useful, but suggestions from users, the advent of API v3, and a commission from the core team got me setting sights higher for the next release.
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Texting and PowerBase/CiviCRM

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2011-10-07 06:33
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Texting - sending short messages via sms to cell phones is a powerful but untapped tool for community organizing. Recent Pew Internet studies have shown that young people of color use texting far more than other demographic groups, and increasingly access the internet and communicate solely through their mobile devices. Given this, texting has tremendous potential to help community organizing groups in the US communicate with their members.

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Report on CiviCRM usage, as seen on twitter

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2011-07-31 02:46
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Hi,

We conducted a research to see how often someone tweeted about a page powered by CiviCRM in the past month and a half. We analysed 858 tweets by 612 users about 163 sites, some big names like oxfam or the red cross, some for tiny organisations.

These sites cover an amazingly wide range of topics: homeless, food, transgender, environment, sport, political parties, pets, public health NGOs, independant movies, gender equality, education, cancer, anti weed prohibition...

 

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Tracking Member Engagement with an Engagement Score in CiviCRM

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2011-01-25 12:41
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The Progressive Technology Project (PTP) works with groups who organize community members around social justice issues. These groups recruit members and help to develop their leadership abilities. In order to measure the impact of the organization's work to develop leaders and more effectively reach out to more people in the community, these organizations want to be able to track how often and how much members interact with them, and in what ways (door-knocking, volunteering at events, attending rallies, etc.). These interactions can be summed up as "member engagement".

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Here comes CiviCRM 3.3 alpha

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2010-10-19 04:51
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It's 3.3.alpha1 time! After a couple months of work, it's finally time to push out all those new cool features out! Before jumping directly on downloads (yeah, we know you can't wait!), we strongly recommend going through 3.3 highlights post, where you will find out what's new and hot in this release.

If you want to experience 3.3.alpha1, it is now available for download. You can also try it out on our sandbox site. Please remember this is an ALPHA release and it should NOT be used on production sites.

 

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Campaign as a Core CiviCRM Component !!!!!

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2010-08-18 07:48
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I'm very thrilled and excited to announce that, we will introduce CiviCampaign as a Core CiviCRM component for Campaign functionality in CiviCRM v3.3 With the help of CiviCampaign we could effectively use CiviCRM for Voter Canvassing. It allows you to define a group of contacts for canvassing who are voters for a survey. We are storing report of each voter interview with lots of flexibility.
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