Questions tagged [evaluating-civicrm]

Questions asking about how appropriate CiviCRM is for a certain use case or environment, generally from the perspective of someone who hasn't installed CiviCRM yet.

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Is CiviCRM compatible with Nginx?

If I have PHP installed on nginx, and Wordpress installed too, can I still run CiviCRM as a Wordpress Plugin?
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Reality check: Can CiviCRM be implemented by a nondeveloper with limited time?

I am the director and only employee of a nonprofit with 2500 members. The president of our Board has set up a modest website hosted on GoDaddy, and now expects me to implement a membership database in ...
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Best WordPress theme framework for correct display of CiviCRM?

For those who develop for CiviCRM on WordPress, what theme frameworks do not work with CiviCRM, what theme frameworks do work without problems, and which seem best for displaying CiviCRM content? I'...
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is there a maximum number of memberships?

Is the number of contacts or memberships we can manage for free limited ? I don't see this information on your website.
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What is the price of CiviCRM?

Can i know the price for this CRM? I'm planning to get a CRM application for our organization and this look like a perfect match. Appreciate if you can let me know the cost for the full implementation
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Your Organization Profile for CiviCRM - Survey - To help us make an educated decision

We are really hesitant on moving toward CiviCRM because of our size (40k donations per year and > $5M in income with 150k contacts). We have put together this survey below...what is the best way for ...
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Does CiviCRM fulfil our charity's requirements?

I work for a very small UK-based homeless charity. We work alongside a similar organisation, and are looking to share information on a cloud based database. I work from home on a Mac, and the other ...
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Standalone CiviCRM? (no CMS)

I was pretty excited to read about CiviCRM until I saw the requirement for one of the big 3 CMS systems. Is is possible to use/build CiviCRM without a CMS? All three of those CMS systems are massive ...
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Is CiviCRM for us?

We are a small NGO with three full time office staff and currently a few hundred supporters. Most of our income is from grant makers, we have approx details of approx 250 grant making trusts and ...
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Is CiviCRM a viable choice? 4 Questions

I'm looking for a software for a non-profit organization, which should cover some special functions in addition to the 'normal' CRM functionality and wonder whether CiviCRM is suitable. I've been ...
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We don't use the listed content managers. Can I still use CiviCRM for contacts?

We use SilverStripe as our content manager for our web page. Can I still use CiviCRM for contact management only? We currently have excel spreadsheets, Outlook, and Mail Chimp, and need to ...
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How secure is CiviCRM?

How does CiviCRM keep our data secure? Is the program web-based? Or is it desktop based? I am interested in downloading and trying CiviCRM for our organization but can't find an information on ...
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What of these CiviCRM features comes 'out of the box'?

On the CiviCRM demo -- there are lots of great features / fields etc. What comes standard?
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How do I set up CiviCRM?

This is literally the most basic of questions. I am looking for a free donor management software for the nonprofit I work at, and after all my research, CiviCRM looks like the best option! But I have ...
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What is the largest number of customer records that civicrm supports?

I am evaluating civiCRM to use as the CRM in the captive BPO setup of my non-profit. Need to know how many customer records civiCRM can handle, in the database of my beneficiaries. Can it support a ...
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CiviCRM Spark trial and pricing?

Am I missing something obvious, or is there nothing in the CiviCRM Spark sign-up process that says what the billing period is? It says 'CiviCRM Spark Hosting - $ 9.50' and that it'll renew ...
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Presales / Functionality Question

Presales Question… I’m trying to determine which features can be turned on & off with this CRM system, so I have a couple of questions I need to ask based on the scenario that I’m trying to solve ...
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When switching to CiviCRM from another system, what do I need to consider?

We are currently using a different software for managing members, fees and donations and now considering to move to CiviCRM because it is easier to for multiple people to work on the data. What are ...
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CiviCRM for animal rescue charity

CiviCRM newbie here. I am interested in whether CiviCRM and Wordpress could be used to manage an Animal rescue and rehousing charity. In addition to tracking all the usual stuff like donations, events,...
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Sorting by clicking on column headers

I'm evaluating CiviCRM for my organization and noticed something about the demo report tables that concerns me. Hopefully I'm just missing something. Do I have to create a new report or modify an ...
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Is CiviCRM resource intensive?

I need to plan requirements for multiple instances of CiviCRM as a Drupal module. My goal is to "more or less" know how many sites would I be able to put in a single application server (with ...
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Can CiviCRM manage sales opportunities?

Has anyone successfully used CiviCRM to manage sales opportunities? I appreciate that this is more of a business feature. However, charities and non-profits in the UK (and perhaps elsewhere?) ...
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Is it possible to install CiviCRM offline using WAMP?

My company is interested at offline CRM. I would like to ask. Can CiviCRM be installed on WAMP server? Is it easy to customize fields by the needs of company without to be proficient in Programming/...
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Using CiviGrant as the applicant/recipient

Our charity doesn't offer grants but applies for a fair few. Having had a play around with CiviGrant, I can't see any immediate problem with using the component as a way of tracking grants that we've ...
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Mosaico email template extension or Mailchimp email integration?

As a small NGO we are about to Upgrade CiviCRM from 4.1.3 to current version 5.9 (as at 18/01/19) and Migrate CiviCRM from Drupal 6.35 to WordPress CMS. The two quotes we have offer Mosaico email ...
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Getting civicrm in Israel and in Hebrew and English

Is this program available in Israel, also with Hebrew and English? I would want to have it customized to our needs. Thanks, Debbie Perla Hannaton Educational Center
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Does the core Moneris payment processor work?

I have a US-based org that is exploring using Moneris with a CiviCRM contribution page. The core Moneris payment processor seems a little rough -- is anyone using it/does it work? The Wiki page for ...
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Does CiviCRM have camp or conference housing capabilities?

I am evaluating CiviCRM for a camp and conference center with extensive on-site housing (former college campus). It seems very well-suited except that it seems to be lacking a housing piece. The only ...
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Calculated member fees

Currently exploring CiviCRM as a possible replacement for our current CRM. Our members are all union organisations and the membership dues are a calculation based on a fee x number of members in the ...
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How does CiviCRM rate compared to other CRMs

I am writing this question as our organisation is starting to explore alternative CRM’s that are available on the market to replace our current existing one which is ChilliDB. Our use of the CRM would ...
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Does CiviCRM have servers in Canada?

Does CiviCRM have servers in Canada and is it possible to only store your information on them?
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How to migrate Raisers edge data to CiviCRM?

We have large data in Raisers edge.We need to migrate Raisers edge data to CiviCRM. How to migrate Raisers edge data to CiviCRM?
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Is it possible to make the UI simpler?

My organization uses CiviCRM and we are contemplating moving away from it, but before we make that decision I wanted to canvass this site for some information. I'm not incredibly familiar with the ...
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Can I use CiviCRM to print mailing labels etc?

I'm using MS Access now, which works admirably for our simple purposes: keeping track of 140 or so members, creating the odd phone list, and printing mailing labels quarterly and sending a ...
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How to download CiviCRM - no coding?

How do I download and start using CiviCRM if I know no coding? Is it possible? Is there any easy step by step tutorial?
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Would this be a fit for us?

We are a small nonprofit that conducts medical missions and are looking for software to help us organize our missions. Your software looks like it could help us, but I have a few questions before ...
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Can you use civicrm for inbound marketing instead of HubSpot?

We are considering using HubSpot with our Drupal 6 website to help with lead generation. Is anyone using civicrm for his purpose? Can civicrm create workflows once someone opts in via a form? ...
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Is CiviCRM a 'master database' / 'master system'?

The membership organisation I work for currently has serious issues with it's membership databases. That information is currently split between a wordpress user database with an extension s2pro which ...
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The Cost of Civi [duplicate]

I work for a charity and we are considering Civi as I used it through a previous workplace. I was wondering what the costs are - is it one off or monthly? Are you able to give me a rough quote for ...
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member login; view & pay pledges

I run an organization that takes pledges from members. I am looking for software that would allow members to login to their accounts; view past and outstanding pledges and pay online for any money ...
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I have a list of requirements I am looking to fill -- Can CiviCRM do these?

Thanks for the help. Our organization, and registration is fairly complex. We have three branches: volunteers, athletics, and scouting. All branches support all ages. We have one general membership ...
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Theming Civi Vs Drupal

Since myself new to civi and drupal combination in certain case we need drupal as backend for few functionalities/workflow, and few functionalities works civi as backend. So my concerns is where would ...
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Some problems to add email account in CiviMail CiviCRM

I am trying to configure the email address to send messages. I am trying to use a Google Workspace user with custom domain. Some values that I have are the following: Server: smtp.gmail.com Username: ...
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Help validating our proposed WordPress/CiviCRM solution!

Looking for some support from those that have experience with WordPress and CiviCRM to help confirm if what I'm looking to do here is feasible! We are a small charity and currently putting together a ...
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Can CiviCrm be used for membership and financial management?

Can it be used for the following ? each month a paper document is submitted to the Head Office of the non-profit; attendance, donations, finance. User wants all this to be submitted as a softcopy. ...
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How do we set up WordPress front end pages to allow our team to access CiviCRM admin tabs etc.?

After viewing the video of this webinar, I'd like to emulate the page that Erik Hommel had shown. CiviCRM 101 for Newbies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5bjr0s02NQ It looks like he had a front end ...
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Best way to setup lists

I am familiar with Drupal and just evaluating Civicrm and having looked around not sure of the best way to do something basic so before going too far though I would check. I need to manage a ...
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Is CiviCRM compatible with Postgres and Wordpress?

Is there a version of CiviCRM that's compatible with Postgres and Wordpress?
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Hiking Club Membership and Hike Recording

We're a small hiking club in South Africa, around 150 members. Our old software is no longer adequate and we're looking for something that will handle our membership as well as our portfolio of hikes....
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CiviCRM Managing Contacts in a Group

I face difficultly validating individual contacts to a group who must be a member of its parent group. For Example I have groups such as sales executive-north, sales executive-east,sales executive-...