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Think outside the box with CiviCRM: Innovative idea #2 - Send welcome messages automatically by using scheduled reminders

Follow our series of creative tips for innovative ways to use CiviCRM to meet unique organizational needs!

Idea #1 (previously posted): Use the Membership module to manage sponsor/student relationships

Idea #2: Use CiviCRM’s Schedule Reminders feature to send welcome messages to your new or renewing members

HighEdWeb

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.

Think outside the box with CiviCRM: Innovative idea #1 - Use the membership module to manage sponsor/student relationship

For unique organizational needs, there are often innovative ways to use CiviCRM!

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! Our example features and organization whose major need was to track the relationship and the financial support between the individual sponsor and the sponsored students. 

Pets Alive

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

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 / Le Français pour l'Avenir

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.