CiviCRM is making a huge difference to how we operate and process our interactions with volunteers, donors, service users and supporters. We work across all modules and are seeing increasing contact and reducing time-intensive processes, whilst all the time improving relationships.
I have been part of CiviCRM project from the beginning and feels great to see how it has grown over the years.
I am glad to be associated with such a wonderful open source project and an awesome community around it.
CiviCRM helps my clients move past entrenched habits that see them keeping records in locally saved spreadsheets and stacks of paper. Once they are freed up from manual processes, they can focus on improving their services and offerings rather than constantly digging through data.
ArtsWestchester is merging several CRM databases to CiviCRM to develop a company-wide database that all staff members can access. With the partnership between CiviCRM and Wordpress, we are capturing and developing relationships with a larger constituency.
We help many not for profits implement CiviCRM through consultancy, training, configuration, support and custom development. Many of them come from a painful world of old Access databases, multiple spreadsheets and even paper. I love presenting demonstrations to new potential users; many are shocked by the scale of the software. CiviCRM is suitable for so many different organisations as it's been developed to cover so many bases off the back of community calls.
I maintain our own CiviCRM client database; it feeds into our drupal intranet to provide me with all the information I need at a click. I would be lost without it!
I'm quite impressed with the responsiveness of the CiviCRM community, both from the core developers and many experienced users who have quickly provided answers and ideas in areas where I just needed that extra insight, or where we needed to do something totally new. After several years working with open source software, I'm finding the CiviCRM community to be the most responsive and helpful I've seen.
We make CiviCRM one of our primary offerings because it just provides so much right out of the box that our clients need, without a line of custom code. And when we need to extend it for the clients' unique needs, the APIs and programming hooks let us add in features that would be impossible in some other systems. This means we can provide great value to our clients with quick turnaround times and reasonable budgets, which is great for our clients and for us.
We are just migrating and implementing a CiviCrm-solution for our charity! EE@Work and Circle Interactive are helping us! We are dreaming big with CiviCRM and we love when technology enables us to be effective and growing!
Compare your fundraising success last year with other CiviCRM users and small- to medium-sized nonprofits. Third Space Studios have been conducting the Individual Donor Benchmark Survey for three years, helping smaller nonprofits compare their aggregate fundraising information to get a fix on how successful they are raising money from individual donors.
We recently had one of our groups report that merging data was resulting in data loss. Specifically, when they merged two records, they noticed that the contribution records on the record that was deleted were not carried over to the record that remained.
I investigated and found the culprit: we were missing a foreign key constraint between the contribution table and the contact table. In fact, we were missing a lot of foreign key constraints in this database.
As you know, CiviCon is on the move and will be calling Denver its home this year. We are expecting this to be our biggest event yet! If Denver is not within driving distance, don't fret! Denver's Int'l Airport has direct flights from every major city in the US.
First blog post here. I am hoping to at least shed some light on an issue I had when setting up CivicCRM. Its not a comprehensive solution to the problem; I hope to follow up soon with full source code.
Drip campaigns are a series of contacts triggered by certain event. There are many reasons to this. It is an effective way to keep in contact with a supporter over a period of time.
Submitted by Michael McAndrew on March 3, 2015 - 03:03
CiviCRM's ambassador program is designed to connect people that want to get started with CiviCRM with folks that have been there before - you may already be doing this informally, with friends and colleagues or at meet ups. Or maybe you'd like to be. In either case, you should join our ambassador program.
Joining up means your details will apppear here https://www.civicrm.org/ambassadors in the list of ambassadors and people will be able to get in contact with you to ask questions about your experiences.
Submitted by cividesk on February 26, 2015 - 19:45
Cividesk will be offering several on-line CiviCRM training classes during the month of March designed for new users or those in a need of a refresher course. Each two-hour training session focuses in depth on one topic (Contacts, Membership, Events and Contributions). Class size is kept small to allow for Q &A. Click here for more information on specific curriculum, dates and cost. Additional questions? Email email@example.com.