Tadpole Collective

New York, New York, United States



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Services Provided

Implementation, Ongoing support, Training, Data migration and imports

About us

We met through the WordPress NYC Meetup, brought together by our mutual appreciation for simplicity and the evolution of small things. We are a workers’ collective, a partnership of five professionals who pool our talents and tools to make things better for our clients (and easier for ourselves). Each member brings a unique set of skills and experiences to the Collective, but we all share a strong belief in open-source software, collaborative effort and empowering the user.
CiviCRM Services

Our CiviCRM services

Tadpole Collective specializes in integrating CiviCRM with WordPress. We work with organizations to develop a framework to manage content within WordPress and using all the features CiviCRM offers to manage contacts, creating ways to interact with visitors into your website with ease.

Case Studies

Seismological Society of America

Tadpole Collective helped SSA integrate CiviCRM into their existing website, and then led multiple follow-on projects: implementing single sign-on feature for their members and redesigning their...
by Melissa Cahill of Tadpole Collective
on November 17, 2017 - 12:48

Village Zendo

The Village Zendo is a community of people in New York City who practice together in the Soto Zen tradition. They offer instruction, dharma talks, retreats, workshops and more at their lower...
by Melissa Cahill of Tadpole Collective
on November 16, 2017 - 06:51


The POINT is a non profit organization dedicated to youth development and the cultural and economic revitalization of the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx. They provide after-school and summer...
by Melissa Cahill of Tadpole Collective
on October 5, 2017 - 07:14

WordPress: A 5-Yearish Retrospective

The first time a WordPress version of CiviCRM was available it was version 4.1 back in February 2012. It has now been more than 5 years, and I thought it would be nice to outline what has happened...
[display_name] photoby Dana Skallman of Tadpole Collective
on November 2, 2017 - 09:38

CiviNYC a Year later

Last year in February we started a series of CiviNYC work days. It consists of an event where we work and learn from each other for an afternoon, usually around 4 hours. Here's what it looks like....
[display_name] photoby Dana Skallman of Tadpole Collective
on April 19, 2017 - 15:03

CiviCRM is Awesome

I was introduced to CiviCRM back in 2012 by Dana Skallman. To this day two of her comments stick with me: "It's Awesome" "It's brand new for WordPress and maybe a bit rough around the edges...
[display_name] photoby Kevin Cristiano of Tadpole Collective
on February 26, 2016 - 13:50

CiviDay NYC 2016 - The recap

CiviDay NYC was hosted by the National Urban League and Tadpole Collective. We came together for an afternoon of working and learning together, followed by presentations in the evening. Everyone who...
[display_name] photoby Dana Skallman of Tadpole Collective
on February 25, 2016 - 13:08

View from the Denver Sprint

We have just completed the fourth day of the sprint.  Progress reports are in from all of the teams and much progress has been made.  Reports from the teams tell us that we have been quite busy.   I...
[display_name] photoby Kevin Cristiano of Tadpole Collective
on April 29, 2015 - 07:23

DC Sprint - Drupal and Joomla and WordPress

I just returned from my first CiviCRM sprint. It was called the DC Sprint, but as Jeremy has already posted, we were actually in Maryland. As a first time attendee of a CiviCRM conference and sprint...
[display_name] photoby Kevin Cristiano of Tadpole Collective
on September 17, 2014 - 06:53

How I meet client needs and simultaneously support CiviCRM improvements

I had fallen into technology almost by accident. As someone who enjoys delivering solutions I often find myself in conversations with people who are trying to build software infrastructures. It...
[display_name] photoby Dana Skallman of Tadpole Collective
on April 25, 2014 - 11:15