Category: CiviCRM

What makes a successful CRM implementation?

What makes a successful CRM implementation?

Tl:dr Always allow for a wide variety of input early on, don’t underestimate the knowledge of your staff and volunteers, and factor in time for the system to ‘bed in’. Key Factors to Account for in new CRM Implementations While I write this from a CiviCRM perspective, the vast majority of factors that dictate the […]

Why Choose CiviCRM?

Why Choose CiviCRM?

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last 5 years with CiviCRM and I am still convinced that it is the best option for non-profit organisations. There are exceptions, of course, but for the vast majority of these organisations, big or small, CiviCRM is a really good fit! But what’s so good about it?! […]

Establishment Committee releases Proposal for Elected Body

Establishment Committee releases Proposal for Elected Body

After seven long months and over 35 conference calls, 65 Loomio threads, 15 Google Documents and 2 PowerPoint docs, we are done! Firstly, I want to say thank you to my fellow members of the Establishment Committee for being such a diligent, collaborative and positive group of people to work with – Pete’s pragmatism, Erik’s […]

UK CiviCamp Leeds – Last chance to book!

UK CiviCamp Leeds – Last chance to book!

We are in the final countdown to the UK CiviCamp in Leeds, on the 3rd May 2019. Lots of the sessions are now finalised and there will be a good range of topics and opportunities to find out more: Introduction to CiviCRM Organising Data effictively in CiviCRM Managing Events using CiviCRM Memberships, plus a run […]

Why Integrate Technology and Tools in Grant Applications?

It struck me recently, when I was looking at what funding bids would be available to groups who are looking to improve or implement a CRM database, that there are opportunities to do so but some organisations may not appreciate the benefits as part of a bid to improve their services. For instance, I’ve already […]

Funding Possibilities

I’ve been looking this afternoon to see what funding opportunities are available for organisations who are interesting in implementing a new CRM database. The most relevant one is the Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Youth Fund, which is offering grants up to £60k to enable organisations who support young people to improve their reach. It covers […]

UK CiviCRM Users! Join us for CiviCamp Manchester 2017

UK CiviCRM Users! Join us for CiviCamp Manchester 2017

You are invited to the first CiviCamp in the UK, brought to you in Manchester, the “uncrowned capital of the north”! Firstly, for those not familiar with the term, what is a CiviCamp? It’s a bit like a CiviCon, the annual conference for CiviCRM, where people gather for workshops and networking, to get a better […]