In october 2019 I spend a few days with the community at the Summit in Barcelona, and it was inspiring as usual! On the way back out of all the things we discussed two themes kept going around in my head. The first was the need for more marketing material that was felt by all present, and the second one was that in my opinion CiviCRM = software + community.
On the first: I truly believe that our marketing has to be done by partners in their own region. They know what is required in their area and how they can approach the market, central initiatives in my opinion run the risk of just focusing on the software and making material that makes us an also-ran by searching competition with software suppliers that are much better at marketing their software. However, because quite some partners also want to do something centrally I was wondering what I could think of that would make sense to me to create centrally.
Linked to this is the second point. I believe we should focus...Read more
Tis the season of Holiday fundraisers, face to face gatherings & last but not least the season of giving!
With so many live events going on, it’s the perfect time for you to take advantage of mobile payment processing to maximize face to face fundraising and reach or surpass your fundraising goals this year.
Non-Profits who can’t accept credit card payments at their events are leaving donor dollars on the table. Some of our customers have Quadrupled Fundraising Dollars just by offering donors the ability to give via their credit card. For some insights into the potential that the iATS Mobile Payments App has to supercharge your fundraising, take a look at our recent case study on International China Concern below.
Throughout 2019 many new and existing iATS customers...Read more
A few weeks back we rolled out a recommended redesign for the CiviCRM logo. We opted to tackle this in anticipation of rebranding the new CiviCRM website, which we’re in the process of transitioning to D8. We made one minor change by adopting Varela Round as the base font for the logo. The new logo, below, will begin rolling out throughout CiviCRM over the coming weeks. You can find it as well as more assets online in our Gitlab space here.
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 ‘...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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
Participar en #GivingTuesday es una gran oportunidad para dar a conocer tu organización y sus proyectos y sobre...Read more
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...Read more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Oh yes, and stay a few days longer in Brussels and attend CiviCamp Brussels and the sprint!
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.