Spark Inside is an innovative new charity supporting young people in the criminal justice system to create more meaningful and productive futures through professional life coaching. Our pilot program was met with significant success; an independent evaluation of our one-to-one coaching program with 8 teenage boys leaving prison showed that one year after they had been released, the re-offending rate was 12.5%, compared to the national average of 70%. We have now worked with over 600 young people in prison.
Improving Member Loyalty with CiviCRM
An interview with the French Chamber of Commerce in Mexico
The French-Mexican Chamber of Commerce promotes business development between France and Mexico by offering services to their members and the community and coordinating events which strengthen French-Mexican business alliances. The Chamber began using CiviCRM in the summer of 2013 as a new Cividesk customer. Julie Riotte, director of the Chamber, and Hajer Najjar, assistant director, recently spoke with Cividesk about their experiences.
Using CiviCRM to better understand emPower's impact in the community
An interview with emPower Central Coast
EmPower Central Coast is an organization that was created to help homeowners in the County of Santa Barbara make energy saving improvements to their homes. The emPower program facilitates home upgrade projects by making them more affordable through incentives, financing, qualified contractors and expert energy advice through visits from an “energy coach”. These visits provide tangible ways for the homeowner to save energy and lower their monthly utility bills. The organization recently partnered with the counties of Ventura and San Luis Obispo in Northern California to expand and serve homeowners in the tri-county region.Cividesk recently spoke with their Business Specialist, Sherman Hansen, about emPower’s experiences using CiviCRM and how it has benefited their organization.
Putting CiviCRM to the test: Managing a database of 600,000 contacts
An interview with the National Hispanic Voter Educational Foundation
The National Hispanic Voter Educational Foundation (NHVEF) was created to encourage, inform and enable individuals in the Hispanic community to appreciate the importance of voting and to consistently exercise this privilege. This non-partisan foundation is dedicated to helping individuals find their voice in order to make a positive impact on themselves, their family and the community. NHVEF also manages a call center to reach out to the Hispanic community and engage them in this goal through a voter pledge.Cividesk recently spoke with Nikki Swarn of the NHVEF about their experiences with CiviCRM.
Celebrating the power of CiviCRM
An interview with the Denver Ballet Guild
The Denver Ballet Guild supports and celebrates the beauty and power of dance by encouraging interest in ballet and other forms of dance. The organization is managed exclusively by volunteers, who promote dance at all levels and conduct annual fundraising activities to support the dance community. Cividesk recently spoke with Suzanne Goderstad, a volunteer board member, who serves as the database co-coordinator for the organization about their experiences with CiviCRM.
When Home Builders Foundation of Metro Denver was faced with fatal database errors during a CiviCRM upgrade, they did not know how to deal with this issue.
The Home Builders Foundation’s mission is to provide accessibility solutions and home modifications for individuals with disabilities and financial need through the collaborated efforts of the building industry. Having completed nearly 1,200 projects since 1993, the Foundation operates with a staff of two and a minuscule budget. They could not afford the services of a CiviCRM consultant to repair their database and proceed with the upgrade.
Just two clicks: complicated reports made easy with CiviCRM
An interview with Heart’s Home USA
Heart’s Home is an international Catholic organization which fosters a culture of compassion at centers in 22 countries and across five continents. Their global network is comprised of volunteers who serve as missionaries to the disadvantaged and socially isolated. Heart’s Home USA became a CiviCRM user in March 2013 and recently spoke with Cividesk.
Streamlining Membership and Event Management with CiviCRM
An interview with the French Chamber in the Netherlands
The French Chamber in the Netherlands provides services to approximately 200 members, from individuals to large corporations, hosts 20 events each year, including one major fundraiser and publishes a quarterly newsletter. The organization is run by a team of five staff members and a board of directors.
Rocky Mountain French American Chamber of Commerce
The Colorado chapter of the French American Chamber of Commerce network (RMFACC) is a membership based organization that manages approximately 200 members and twelve events per year including two major fundraisings. The organization is run by a small team of three employees based in different locations and a board of directors.