CiviCRM at the Museum
An interview with the Museum of Jewish Art and History in Paris
The Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme or mahJ is the largest French museum of Jewish art and history. Located in the Marais district of Paris, France, the museum’s permanent collection presents 700 works of art and objects (out of the 12,000 objects in its collection) that represent the history of Jewish communities in Europe and the Mediterranean from the Middle Ages to the present day. The museum hosts a variety of cultural events, provides educational services to children and families, offers an extensive media library for visitors and a bookstore with over 5,000 titles.
Cividesk recently spoke with the museum’s IT Manager, Sébastien Pauly, and Communications Attaché, Louise Tellier, to learn more about the challenges they faced before switching to CiviCRM, the reasons they needed to make a change, their experiences transitioning to CiviCRM and the benefits of using this cloud-based database.
Using CiviCRM to Promote Animal Rescue
An interview with Mary Ann Bopp, Development Director of Pets Alive
Pets Alive is a no-kill animal rescue organization, with the mission to improve the lives of companion animals through rescue, adoption, advocacy, collaboration, intervention and education. Animals at Pets Alive range from dogs and cats to farm animals. Many of the animals at Pets Alive are older, have special needs or require specific care. Pets Alive is recognized within the local community and nationwide as a leader in developing alliances to end the killing of adoptable animals and promoting the humane treatment of animals.
Cividesk recently spoke with Mary Ann Bopp, the Development Director for Pets Alive, who is responsible for the organization’s fundraising. Before joining Pets Alive, Mary Ann gained many technical skills during her 30 plus years at IBM where she became familiar with new technology and gained a real understanding of the power of technology to improve business. She also volunteered extensively at several different no-kill shelters which led to her work at Pets Alive.
Membership Renewal Made Easy with CiviCRM
An interview with the Wisconsin Nonprofits Association
The Wisconsin Nonprofits Association (WNA) is a statewide membership organization with the mission of strengthening Wisconsin’s nonprofits. The association provides public policy information and advocacy on nonprofit issues, access to education and training opportunities, technical assistance and offers a cost-saving package of benefits to their members. The association currently has over 100 organizational members, as well as many individual and for-profit affiliate members and foundation supporters. Cividesk recently spoke with WNA to learn more about how they made the transition to CiviCRM and how their organization has benefited from using the database.
LYRIC is a small non-profit that is entirely managed by volunteer attorneys. Our mission is to teach youth how to safely exercise their Constitutional rights, and we do so by connecting with schools and community organizations and training volunteer attorneys to teach our curriculum to high schools students.
Streamlining Membership and Abstract Management
with Drupal and CiviCRM
An interview with the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology
The mission of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology is the prevention of blindness through education and cultural exchange among ophthalmologists in the Western Hemisphere. The association strives to provide continuing education for ophthalmologists, programs on the prevention of blindness, and promote cultural exchange. Cividesk recently spoke with Krista Jonas, Director of IT for the PAAO, about why they switched to CiviCRM from iMIS and the benefits the database brings to their organization.
Ruta Civica (Civic Route) is a Mexican volunteer based organization working in civic education and promoting citizen participation in public affairs. Through different campaigns, our mission is to develop the involvement of citizens in the making of the Constitution and laws for Mexico City and its urban planning. Since land zoning, construction and public works decisions have to pursue the public interest.
A solution that allows volunteers worldwide to work together
An interview with the Organization for Transformative Works
Cividesk recently spoke with the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW), a nonprofit run by and for fans to provide access to and preserve the history of fan work and fan cultures. OTW is an all-volunteer organization that is based entirely online. Volunteers from around the world work together via e-mail, chat, and cloud-based project management software, in most cases without ever meeting in person. Kristen Murphy is the membership data specialist for OTW’s Development and Membership committee and shared her experience using CiviCRM.
A Little Help is a volunteer based nonprofit organization in Denver, Colorado. We started in 2005 as Washington Park Cares when a group of retirees recognized the desire of many seniors in the area to stay in their own homes and contribute to their respective communities. These neighbors based their model on the national village movement, where neighbors coordinate and deliver essential services within their community to allow elders to remain in their homes.
How CiviCRM helped strengthen our Individual Giving
An interview with the Mile High Youth Corps
The Mile High Youth Corps (MHYC) located in Denver, Colorado was founded in the tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps from the 1930’s. The organization helps young people make a difference in the community and their own lives, through service opportunities focused on conservation.
Cividesk recently spoke with Tory Pearson, the Annual Giving and Events coordinator about using CiviCRM to help manage and increase their donations and organize their annual fundraising event.
Using CiviCRM to Engage Global Members and Promote Human Rights
An interview with the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
The International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) is a member-based network that connects NGO’s, social movements and advocates in more than 70 countries to create a global movement to make human rights and social justice a reality for all. Cividesk recently spoke with Thea Gelbspan, Membership and Solidarity Coordinator at ESCR-Net about how CiviCRM has improved the network’s communication with members and resulted in a strengthening of their organization at the global level.