For most, the warm feeling you get from having done a good deed is all the reward that's needed when contributing to CiviCRM. Even still, we like to throw in a few perks that might be beneficial for you. Not only do you get a sweet badge and good karma, you also have access to an increasing pool of benefits provided by the Core Team and various CiviCRM experts.
Access to Core Team Webinars from CiviCRM
The CiviCRM Core Team hosts monthly webinars for project contributors and supporters (members, partners, sponsors). Beginning December 8th, 2016, Core Team webinars will continue on the second Thursday of each month throughout 2017. These webinars will be a mix of overall project updates (provided quarterly) and technical improvements and demonstrations (provided 8 months out of the year). A full schedule and details will be provided in advance at http://civicrm.org/webinars. As a project, CiviCRM continues to evolve, relying on community support and contributions more than ever. Core Team webinars are intended to provide another opportunity to connect contributors and supporters with the progress and direction of both the software and the project as a whole. While these webinars are presentations by the Core Team, Q&A, feedback, and general participation are encouraged. Core Team webinars will be recorded and provided to the full community within 30 days post event.
Free Basic Monitoring for members from AGH Strategies
AGH Strategies is a full-service CiviCRM consulting and development shop that specializes in supporting CiviCRM sites wherever they're installed. The Basic Monitoring plan includes monitoring of web and database server status, including disk space, memory, and CPU usage; CiviCRM cron status; several common email blacklists; and available updates to CiviCRM and your CMS. It also includes off-site backup of your CRM. Alerts can be sent to your choice of provider or handled directly by AGH Strategies. Read more at https://aghstrategies.com/maintenance-monitoring
15% discount on the Quickstart service from Cividesk
Cividesk is a Software as a Service provider for CiviCRM. The Quickstart service includes everything to get you started on the right tracks: survey and key staff interviews to understand your specific needs, installation and configuration of CiviCRM on our servers, data import and migration, and initial training of your staff. The monthly subscription then includes hosting, maintenance and updates of CiviCRM as well as ongoing technical support, and continued education as needed by your staff. Much of this work happens ‘behind the scenes’, and you will only see that your CRM is available and performing as expected, and know there is always someone available to answer your questions or provide assistance. To learn more visit www.cividesk.com.
25% discount on CiviCRM on-line group training from Cividesk
These online training sessions are designed for new users, or as refresher courses, and are a great way to learn the basic concepts, best practices, and tips on improving your productivity. Each two hour session focuses on a different aspect of the database starting with Contact Management, which serves as the foundation for understanding how the CRM works, then Membership Management, Event Management, and Contributions. Class size is limited to maintain a quality audio conference and allow time for participants to ask questions. To learn more visit www.cividesk.com.
Free access to CiviTip online webinars from Cividesk
Members have free access to CiviDesk's online webinars known as "CiviTips". These are frequent, 30 mins webinars that focus on a specific feature or process within CiviCRM. All webinars are listed at http://civicrm.org/webinars
$250 discount for new CiviCRM maintenance plans from Ginkgo Street Labs
Ginkgo Street Labs specializes in making CiviCRM easy. We help organizations get started, customize CiviCRM to fit their organization's needs, and provide ongoing support. With the CiviCRM Maintenance Plan, we provide free hosting for CiviCRM and your integrated CMS, apply CiviCRM and CMS security releases, do up to two CiviCRM upgrades per year for free and more. CiviCRM members will receive $250 off the setup fee when they sign up for a new CiviCRM Maintenance Plan. Learn more and sign up.
10% off shared hosting accounts from CiviHosting
CiviHosting are the experts in CiviCRM hosting and support sites running WordPress, Drupal, Joomla. They have shared and VPS servers in the USA and Europe. They guarantee that all featurse of CiviCRM will work on their servers and will work well and CiviHosting offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not 100% satisfied with their service or support, you'll get a full refund. It's that simple.
Visit them at: CiviHosting.com
$20 discount per Civi911 call for members from AGH Strategies
30% off sanctioned CiviCRM events from CiviCRM
Official CiviCRM events are a great way to sharpen your skills and get involved in the community. As supporters of the project, we want to make it easy for you to be a part of this incredible community and to help shape CiviCRM.
50% off first three months of hosting from Greenleaf Advancement
Our standard hosting package includes a fully configured CiviCRM system, free website hosting, maintenance upgrades, user support, and access to ongoing training. Visit Greenleaf Advancement online for more information. www.greenleafadvancement.com
Member-benefits are just one cool aspect of membership with CiviCRM and will change over time as partner offerings change. We encourage members to take advantage of the benefits offered and/or provide feedback on what would be a nice addition to this pool of resources.
30% off a one year subscription from CiviTeacher
CiviTeacher offers over 60 training videos on how to use and configure CiviCRM. Share your account between yourself and your staff.
Ask the Teacher from CiviTeacher
CiviCRM member organizations have access to quarterly online webinars in which Stuart Gaston, aka CiviTeacher, will answer all questions related to CiviCRM, and maybe some related to life in general. Think of it like Car Talk, only we’re not talking cars… we’re talking CiviCRM. So bring your questions and let Stuart solve all your problems. And, if he can’t, you might catch a rare glimpse of Dream Crusher, his alter ego that won’t pull punches on what you can’t do with CiviCRM! Ask the Teacher webinars are intended to be a Q&A forum for members only.