11 September, 2019
By josh

In conjunction with the civicrm.org website transition, we’ve undertaken a revision of the CiviCRM brand and messaging, as well as an overhaul of the site’s content. Likely the lowest hanging fruit is the CiviCRM logo, so that effort has shown the most progress to date. This post, in fact, is a summary of the effort and its result, as well as a request for feedback.

The focus of this initiative was not to accomplish a complete overhaul of the logo, but rather to evolve it alongside the website and to refresh the brand to contemporary expectations. The CiviCRM logo itself is composed of a ‘wordmark’ that uses the Oswald font and an ‘...

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05 September, 2019
By bgm

As many of you know, the civicrm.org is both the main site for promoting CiviCRM, and also where we blog, list extensions, promote partners and contributors, list the events organized by the community, showcase case studies, jobs offers, and provide many more features. The data from the site and from the CiviCRM database attached to it also feeds various other systems, such as some of the in-app default dashboard dashlets (welcome and blog), or the in-app extension installer. Over the past two months, over 240 people have logged-in and 26 blog posts were published.

Recently the community agreed that translation should be a major focus for the website. CiviCRM works great in many languages (officially we support 47 languages, including a few regional...

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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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09 November, 2018

Te invitamos a nuestro próximo webinar el día 13 de noviembre a las 11h

¿Has lanzado tu campaña de #GivingTuesday? ¿Has definido tu estrategia de comunicación? Si aún no lo has hecho o si lo has hecho, pero tienes dudas o quieres hacer tu campaña más atractiva, regístrate a nuestro webinar gratuito en el que trataremos los siguientes puntos:

  • Qué es #GivingTuesday
  • Cómo Crear una campaña desde CiviCRM
  • Cómo realizar la difusión de la campaña
  • Cómo involucrar a donantes y comunidad.
  • La importancia de analizar los resultados y compartir el impacto
  • ¿Qué viene después?: campaña de fidelización
  • Preguntas relacionadas

Regístrate aquí.

Participar en #GivingTuesday es una gran oportunidad para dar a conocer tu organización y sus proyectos y sobre...

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23 March, 2018
By Clark

 

I admit it. I tried to implement Salesforce. I was just starting Chase the Music and I had big goals. I’d used CiviCRM for a very small community foundation and it had worked great. But, Chase the Music was going to be big. We needed a Rolls Royce to support some very big and important goals. I researched and found that SalesForce was the Rolls Royce of CRMs. The biggest and best of the worlds organizations were using it. When I read that I could get a 10 passenger Rolls (err 10 licenses for SalesForce) for free I thought WOW. I knew that later I’d have to pay, but for now 10 licenses would last a long time. So, I applied.

The fact that I had to apply probably should have been my first warning sign.

It took awhile, but the then the big day came and I was approved! They accepted me. This was right up there with getting my letter from the IRS for our 501(c)3! I was one of them. Crap, now on reflection – I didn’t want to be one of them, I wanted to be me. I didn...

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06 December, 2017
By alainb

CiviCRM will have a booth at FOSDEM 2018, the biggest European open source conference.

FOSDEM is a great opportunity to promote CiviCRM and meet other members this big free and open source family. With over 8000 participants, it is really a huge event.

Our booth will be in building K (level 2), and we will share the room with projects like Mozilla, Jenkins, Eclipse, Apache, Google Summer of Code...

Come say hi!!! Or even better, give a few hours of your time to help at the stand. Contact alain@businessandcode.eu for more information.
Oh yes, and stay a few days longer in Brussels and attend CiviCamp Brussels and the sprint!

06 June, 2017

There are between 10,000 and 11,000 organizations worldwide actively using CiviCRM *right now* to manage hundreds of millions of contacts, receive millions of contributions, register millions of people for events, send millions of e-mails - and many other uses. But, stuff happens.

You may have noticed recently that the count of organizations using CiviCRM in your CiviCRM Resources "dashlet" on your Dashboard has fluctuated. You might be seeing text like this - "Used by over 6,588 organizations". Unfortunately, we recently suffered a hardware failure on our stats server, which is where the dashlet gets the latest count. This is not the same server which hosts our website.

The statistics will soon be back to normal. Please see https://stats.civicrm.org for more updates. Sorry for the confusion, and thanks so much for your patience. 

15 January, 2017
By alainb

CiviCRM will have a booth at one of the biggest free and open source conferences: FOSDEM.

The FOSDEM conference is held every year in Brussels (Belgium) and attracts more than 8000 participants from all over the world.

See http://fosdem.org for more information.

This year, the conference will be on Saturday 4 February and Sunday 5 February 2017.

Having a booth at a conference with more than 8000 open source enthusiasts, more than 600 lectures and lightning talks by organizations like MySQL, Mozilla, Python... is a great opportunity to promote CiviCRM!

Help at the Booth

Want to help promoting CiviCRM? Join us at the booth! Please email me at alain@businessandcode.eu for the practical details.

 

 

16 November, 2016
By josh

The marketing of CiviCRM benefits from a large number of individuals that work to promote CiviCRM in their own way. At the same time though, CiviCRM’s marketing efforts tend to move in spurts, often without clear direction or cohesion. Whether it be through running an event, creating some collateral, or hosting a CiviCRM 101 Webinar, there are a number of opportunities to market CiviCRM, and each effort sometimes takes a different approach in doing so. Going forward, the Marketing Team will be tasked with coordinating the promotion of CiviCRM and helping align each individual effort to ensure that CiviCRM achieves greater awareness within and ultimately share of the market it serves.

The purpose of this post is to convene the first meeting of the Marketing Team (comprised of anyone wanting to promote CiviCRM) in order to begin to set priorities for next year. If you’re interested in participating,...

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31 May, 2016
By pkeogan

In late 2009, we were looking for a better solution for one of our larger faith-based clients. The AMS and CRMs we investigated were either too expensive or too simplistic.  We had taken a hard look at CiviCRM about a year earlier, but we didn’t think it was ready.  However, with the release of CiviCRM 3.1, CiviCRM was more mature and gave us the flexibility and Drupal integration we needed.  CiviCRM was ready and so were we.

Making the decision to implement CiviCRM was probably the most pivotal decision we made at BackOffice Thinking. Flash forward to 2016, CiviCRM is still our go-to CRM/AMS in many situations ; CiviCRM has matured and developed into a leader in the space.  

I’d been involved in other open source “communities”, but this one is different for several reasons. Two that stand out are:

(1) CiviCRM becomes the lifeblood of nonprofits it serves.  The community understands how important this is and it drives us to make...

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