We had a lively meetup at Wikimedia Foundation HQ in San Francisco last week with a nice turnout (around 15 folks), despite the super crummy weather (again :-( ). Jackie Downing, Development and Communications Manager at the Gay-Straight Alliance Network shared their experiences implementing and using CiviCRM and Drupal. GSA Network empowers youth activists to fight homophobia in schools. If you've heard of the Make it Better Project - you've seen some of the great work they are doing.
Jackie reviewed their decision process in selecting a CRM (which included overcoming their "fear of open source"), and then shared some details of their implementation. GSA stores high school, GSA club, teacher advisor and student liason information in CiviCRM. They use CiviCRM Profiles to automate their GSA club registration process, and to provide a map-based directory of...Read more