Third Sector Design

Exeter, United Kingdom

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About us

Third Sector Design helps non profits and political organisations to maximise their impact. We were established in 2005 and have been working with CiviCRM since 2008. We have a proven track record with large and small organizations in the UK and Europe and have been key in building up the CiviCRM community in the UK. We work closely with other CiviCRM providers and the core team to deliver maximum benefit for our clients and the wider CiviCRM community.
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Our CiviCRM services

We specialise in CiviCRM and website (Drupal and Wordpress) implementations, and in campaign management. We also provide consultancy, project management and training services. We're heavily involved in building the CiviCRM community in the UK and further afield and our lead consultant, Michael McAndrew, was formerly a member of the CiviCRM core team.

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Pop(ulate) your CiviCRM site with fake data

Preparing for a session at CiviCon London last month, I realised I needed better data than the out of the box sample data. It's a situation I've found myself in a few times so rather than write a one...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on November 29, 2016 - 09:28

Make a difference - join us at the Edale Sprint after CiviCon London (10th to 15th Oct)

If you've been using CiviCRM for a while, you most likely already know that it is developed by a diverse bunch of people from around the world. Sprints are the time and place when these folks get...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on August 11, 2016 - 03:07

Active contributor framework step one: collect data

It's been on our agenda for a good while to improve the way that we recognize the contributions people make to CiviCRM. I'm pleased to report that we've made some decent progress on this front.  We...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on May 13, 2016 - 02:39

Chat infrastructure for CiviCRM

In September last year, the core team started using Slack (a proprietary chat platform) to improve our internal communication and co-ordination. It worked really nicely for us and  coordination and...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on May 13, 2016 - 02:25

CiviCon Colorado 2016 is One Month Away!

There is still time to register for the 2016 CiviCon! Visit www.colorado2016.civicrm.org for a complete list of sessions, the schedule, and FAQ's about the event. All events will take place on the...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on May 4, 2016 - 07:20

Teams and working groups

Over the past few months we've had a few requests for more clarity in on how the CiviCRM community is structured - how things are organized, lines of accountability, etc.  It's crucial that this...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on April 21, 2016 - 09:00

A new home for our documentation

We've built a new home for CiviCRM's documentation. Here's a quick run down of what we've done, why we've done it, and how you can help with the move. First, a quick recap of our documentation's long...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on April 20, 2016 - 02:09

New ways to keep up to date with CiviCRM

We've thought a bit about how we communicate with you and are rolling out some changes to make it easier for you to keep up to date with the things you are interested in.  We're splitting our regular...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on January 19, 2016 - 07:37

Major events in 2016 - dates for your diary

Here's a quick run down of major CiviCRM events for your calendar for 2016. CiviDay - locations around the world - February 24th CiviCon North West Europe - 26th May CiviCon Colorado...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on January 18, 2016 - 02:42

We're headed back to Colorado!

Following the success of CiviCon Denver 2015, we'll be headed back to Colorado again in 2016 - to the beautiful city of Fort Collins - for our annual north American CiviCRM conference. There are a...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on November 25, 2015 - 15:57

CiviDay 2016 - Wednesday 24th February

CiviDay - our annual celebration of all things CiviCRM is coming up on Wednesday 24th February 2016. Find out what CiviCRM can do for you, meet others that are using CiviCRM nearby,...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on November 17, 2015 - 02:08

Experiments with read the docs

A while ago I did a test migration of CiviCRM's user and admin documentation to gitbook and said that I'd also do a migration to readthedocs so we could compare the two.  I finally got round to...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on October 3, 2015 - 14:18

Job descriptions for the core team

We thought it was about time that we published some job descriptions for the core team - to make it clearer what each of us works on, and is responsible for.  Up until now, you would have had to be...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on September 28, 2015 - 03:16

Why you should come and learn about CiviCRM in DC and London

It's Almost Time for our annual User Summit Washington DC (24 and 25 September) and our UK conference CiviCon London (8 and 9 October)!These events are the best...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on September 1, 2015 - 16:16

CiviCon Denver 2015 financials

If you've ever wondered how much it costs to put on a CiviCon and the associated trainings and sprint - how much money we take and how we spend it - then this blog post if for you. Conference...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on August 19, 2015 - 14:59

All CiviCon Denver videos now available online

If you're a particularly keen CiviCRM observer, you'll have noticed that we've been slowly uploading finished edited CiviCon Denver videos to our youtube channel.  I'm please to report that all our...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on July 4, 2015 - 04:40

Now it's easy to stay up to date with the latest CiviCRM tips and tricks

Are you tasked with making your instance of CiviCRM the best it can be? Do you like keeping up with the latest tips and techniques in CiviCRM land? Then you should definitley sign up for the weekly...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on June 26, 2015 - 13:29

Moving CiviCRM's user and administrator guide to gitbook or readthedocs

For a while we have been thinking about some new infrastructure for CiviCRM's user and administrator documentation.  We'd like to move the guide somewhere that has better support for more of the...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on June 1, 2015 - 13:00

Videos from CiviCon Denver

The first videos from CiviCon Denver are now available as a playlist on our youtube channel. The rest will be uploaded as they are processed and published. Enjoy!
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on May 27, 2015 - 10:27

A paid issue queue

Ever wanted to hire the core team to work on an something important to you but didn't know how? Then take a look at our new Paid issue queue. The paid issue queue aims to provide a simple mechanism...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on May 20, 2015 - 15:35

Become a CiviCRM ambassador

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...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on March 3, 2015 - 03:03

A look back at 2014 and ahead to 2015

We thought it would be good to look back over 2014, highlight some of what we've achieved together, and the lessons we've learned, and use these as the basis of some priorities for 2015. A wise...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on January 24, 2015 - 14:05

CiviDay 2015

If CiviCRM were a religion (interesting topic for debate, maybe?) then CiviDay would be the most important day in our calendar - our annual excuse to get together, make new friends, reconnect with...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on January 5, 2015 - 08:00

CiviCon Denver 2015 - save the date!

Pack your bags folks - CiviCon is on the move! Thanks to Nicolas Ganivet and CiviDesk our home for 2015 will be Denver, Colorado.     We have a packed schedule this year, and if the size of this...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on November 19, 2014 - 14:38

Commit to Stack Exchange for CiviCRM

Those of you who have been following our blog, or our linked in discussion group, or are on our partner list will know that quite a few people have been working on a new question and answer site for...
[display_name] photoby Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design
on October 30, 2014 - 15:26