Working as a part of GMCVO Databases I implement CiviCRM and support local organisations with their installs. The diverse range of clients we have is a testament to how adaptable
and flexible CiviCRM is to meet the needs of so many organisations.
A lot of our clients are small grass-roots organisations that run entirely on volunteers. They often don’t have the budgets to pay for bespoke systems and CiviCRM offers a robust and adaptable system that is affordable too.
Implemented CiviCRM in 2011 now use it as a complete CRM solution for the organisation. Looking to extend its use in the next 12 months though the use of Civi PCP;s and Civi HR and deeper web integration.
I continue to choose CiviCRM because it is open source and geared toward non-profit organizations. It meets both my CRM and advocacy functionality needs, without forcing forcing me to synch two different systems. And it does not force my non-profit users to think in sales terms (leads, opportunities, etc.). I find the CiviCRM community knowledgeable and responsive, and I like being part of a development community where its members want to share information.
We recommend and use CiviCRM with most of our clients, and have since 2005. It's got a fantastic collection of functionality that fits the needs of non-profit organization communications, and the CiviCRM community of developers and users is growing, broad, vibrant and responsive.
The best part? When I describe to potential new converts how all of their constituent relations (donations, membership, mass emails, etc.) can be managed with a single integrated, configurable tool, I can hear an incredible yearning at the other end of the phone.
Submitted by Alternativas y ... on August 15, 2013 - 13:31
We learned that there was a need to develop a CiviCRM local community in Mexico, based on enlarging the demand (Civil Society Organizations that valued the system could pay for and use CiviCRM), the offer (IT providers and web-designers that could offer their knowledge, skills and services to these organizations at reasonable prices) and the links to the international CiviCRM community (understanding the steps towards expanding the outreach of the software and make its installation and usage more friendly in IT-scare contexts).
Bring your laptops or webhosting credentials along with questions and anything that may be holding up your project. We will set up small groups in which users will assist each other with installation, configuration, or walk through any steps that you would like to learn about.
A small but very enthusiastic group came. We decided to move the meetup to the second Wednesday of each month. The location may alternate between Clearwater and Plant City, FL. Each person described their use of CiviCRM and many questions were asked and answered. Don Latshaw, fresh from CiviCon in SF presented "What's new in 4.3". There was an equal mix of Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress users. The next meetup will be June 12th and we'll look at CiviCase in depth.
Come and hear about the most recent developments in the world of CiviCRM! 3 local CiviCRM developers were in attendance CiviCon in San Francisco and the subsequent code sprint. Let's hear what the future has in store for us in CiviCRM 4.4 and beyond.