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.
Use "Activities" to manage your workflows
You may have heard of CiviCase which allows you to handle complex workflows in CiviCRM. This is a powerful tool but can be difficult to configure properly.
What if you have a simple workflow involving only a few interactions with your contacts? You can manage this workflow with the use of "Activities!"
Use Schedule Reminders to send Welcome Messages to Members
HighEdWeb, the High Education Web Professionals Association, is an organization of professionals working to advance the web at institutions of higher education. They design, develop, manage and map the future of higher education digital communications and services. Each fall, they come together at their Annual Conference and related master-class intensive Academies, and they remain active year-round via smaller HighEdWeb regional meetups and their LINK Online Journal.
Use the Membership module to manage Sponsor/Student Relationships
This is an example of how you can use the membership module of CiviCRM called "CiviMember," for managing sponsorships for students seeking continuing education rather than the traditional use for managing memberships!
The organization main need is to track the relationship and the financial support between the individual sponsor and the sponsored student.
Cividesk was very pleased to be part of CiviCamp Bay Area 2018 that took place on May 3rd at Preservation Park in Oakland, CA. It had been nearly 2 years since a CiviCRM event took place near San Francisco, the birthplace of our favorite Constituents Relationship Management (CRM) solution.
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.
Pets Alive is a no-kill animal rescue, located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about 1.5 hours from New York City. Their mission is to improve the lives of companion animals everywhere by any means possible, including rescue, adoption, advocacy, collaboration, intervention and education.
French for the Future is a not-for-profit organization that supports and motivates high school students on their path towards bilingualism.
Through languages forums, learning programs, workshops and essay contests, the organization promotes Canada’s official bilingualism and the immediate and lifelong benefits of learning and communicating in French to students from grades 7 to 12 across Canada.
French for the Future envisions a Canada in which all young people value their French heritage, appreciate francophone cultures and endeavor to excel in the French language.