Freeform Solutions uses CiviCRM to help the non-profit organizations we develop sites for to manage information about their members, volunteers, activists, donors, employees and other contacts, and to handle donations, correspondence, mailings and more. We support the CiviCRM community by contributing documentation, patches, modules and code, and are a silver sponsor of CiviCon 2013.
CiviCRM provides a great solution for our Social Good customers. And as a big proponent of software with no per user fees, no recurring subscription costs, and an open eco-system, I absolutely love what CiviCRM offers for our customers.
Civi is one of those pieces of software that makes you wonder how early humans could have survived without it. Every nonprofit seems to be using Civi for some aspect of their fundraising, and I'm always surprised at the creative ways different people find to make it work for their needs. Happy to be able to help out a bit. There's a lot of energy going into this project--definitely checkout the forums and the IRC channel if you're curious.
I've been working with CiviCRM since 2006 or thereabouts. The CiviCRM community is outstanding in providing support and sharing expertise, which combines with a strong product to enable me in turn to deliver better results for the organisations that I work with.
The campaign module already provides an easy to use interface to manage simple campaigns and link contributions, activities, etc. to them. However, analyzing the outcome or planning more complex campaigns is currently not possible in CiviCRM, but these tools are essential to a strategic fundraising approach.
I am Niko Bochan, a undergraduate student from University of Bonn, Germany. As part of my Google Summer of Code 2015 project I am working on improving CiviCampaign. My mentor is Björn Endres from SYSTOPIA, which is also – conveniently – based in Bonn.
Submitted by utkarshsharma on June 24, 2015 - 06:55
Hi! I am Utkarsh Sharma, a third year undergraduate student studying Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay. I am working on the project Email Preview Cluster for CiviCRM and this blogpost talks about the same. I’m being mentored by Tim Otten for this project.
It’s June and the rare blasts of sunshine mean it’s summer for us Brits - and so the Wimbledon tennis-fest is nearly upon us. If you don’t already have court tickets you can expect to pay a small fortune for them, or if all that Murray-mania is not your thing, then don’t despair! We have something even better to offer you: centre-court tickets for the highlight of the UK Civi year - CiviCon London 2015.
Each month from June - August we will be featuring blog posts from this year's Google Summer of Code students. This will help keep all of you up-to-date on these great projects and also give you an opportunity to follow along and get more involved in ones that you connect with. Click the links below to check in on July's featured projects:
Amnesty International Flanders (AIVL) have been using CiviCRM for a couple of years now, initially with memberships mainly but lately more and more as a fundraising tool. They have implemented CiviBanking for their incoming bank transactions and are now in the process of testing CiviSepa for their direct debits. We (as CiviCooP) are part of their CiviCRM family and work together with them to support their processes in the best way we can, making the most of CiviCRM.
This has been my approach (together with CiviCoop) to load test a big site with CiviCRM where most visitors where expected to login.
Let me know if you would agree with this approach or if you have a better alternative.
Every big drupal site needs load testing before going live.
These are the key questions you should have answered in the final stages before deployment:
Over the pond, we brits love our underdogs, we love the fighting spirit that the underdog has, and the belief that they may just make it. Partly its down to our lives being a collection of "Nice try" and "It wont happen for you" and us not wanting to celebrate anything too soon, in the insane belief that it might not happen. Well thats my excuse for not putting up this blog post any sooner.