Fundraising with CiviCRM

Xpdient client The Limes got continued funding from BBC Children in Need through the good work they do and the power of CiviCRM.

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on 11 Mar 2017 1:09 PM
  • CiviCRM
  • Reporting

Spend two minutes finding about 3 avoidable pitfalls when choosing a CRM.

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on 02 Mar 2017 7:49 PM
  • CiviCRM
  • VIdeoScribe

Are CRMs just meant to manage fundraising or do you want them to do more?

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on 02 Feb 2017 1:32 PM
  • CiviCRM
  • CRM
Cleaning data for CiviCRM

Getting data into the right shape and cleaning it up is one of most important - and occasionally painstaking - tasks to do before you can move it into a CRM.

What is dirty data?

You might be in an organisation where everyone keeps the same sort of data in different spreadsheets, for example addresses. Or you might keep one sort of data in one spreadsheet - volunteers names and addresses for example - and a timetable for the same volunteers in another.

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on 11 Oct 2016 4:42 PM
  • Data
  • CiviCRM
  • Open Refine
Ivan Waineright's Pyramid

I’ve had a look at Ivan Waineright’s free guide What Small Charities Need to Know About CRM Systems the other day, and a pretty good - and recommended - read it was. It's good to see he gives CiviCRM a proper mention.

What struck me was Ivan’s Pyramid of Priority (reproduced in the illustration) - and grey column labeled “Change Management”. This put me in mind of our own experiences implementing CRMs in small organizations. And that is the over-arching need for leadership.

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on 11 Oct 2016 4:40 PM
  • Leadership
  • CiviCRM
  • Culture