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What is the price of CiviCRM?

CiviCRM is open source, so the software itself is free to download. So depending on your skills and availability of hosting it could be free. In practice, hosting costs (a bit of) money. It will ...
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Is CiviCRM compatible with Nginx?

Yes, CiviCRM works fine with WordPress on Nginx. However, since Nginx doesn't use .htaccess you'll want to add any changes to your site-specific configuration. For example, there are a few upload ...
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Standalone CiviCRM? (no CMS)

No, CiviCRM must be installed within one of these CMS platforms: Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla, or Backdrop. But this doesn't mean you need to use that CMS for your organization's main website — you ...
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Your Organization Profile for CiviCRM - Survey - To help us make an educated decision

We have around 14 million contacts & 35 million contributions. I believe our budget is less than $100 million per year but it's in the ballpark I think we've used CiviCRM for over 10 years. We ...
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Does CiviCRM fulfil our charity's requirements?

Yes. Specifically: CiviCRM is a web-app and therefore works equally well on OS X and Windows. CiviCRM has a case-management feature which incidentally was originally designed for homelessness ...
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Is CiviCRM compatible with Nginx?

No problems here. My local Wordpress dev environment (vvv) uses nginx and I've had no problems with Civi.
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How do I set up CiviCRM?

CiviCRM needs to be hosted on a webserver that meets the proper hosting specs. See http://book.civicrm.org/user/getting-prepared/hosting/ Technically you could host it on your own computer, this ...
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Does CiviCRM have servers in Canada?

CiviCRM is unlike other online CRMs in that you can host it yourself, rather than rely on the corporation that writes the software to host it. So you can host it wherever you like. This is a major ...
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Is CiviCRM compatible with Nginx?

Detailed install and configuration tutorial was just posted here: https://blog.rudeotter.com/install-civicrm-on-wordpress-with-nginx/
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What is the largest number of customer records that civicrm supports?

See this question: Number of contacts vs. hosting space required Here is a thorough answer to that question: https://civicrm.stackexchange.com/a/3289/105. The short version: there is no formal limit ...
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What is the price of CiviCRM?

CiviCRM licence: $0 For the rest: how long is a piece of string? How much it cost depends a lot of the specifics of your organisation, if you have the time to install and configure, if you need ...
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is there a maximum number of memberships?

CiviCRM is a free, open source software package. You can download it for free, and you can do what you like with it. The number of contacts or memberships supported is not limited by licensing or ...
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How secure is CiviCRM?

CiviCRM does not do anything special to either keep your data secure or insecure. It stores data in a MySQL database like lots of other applications. The security is more in the way you configure ...
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Is CiviCRM a viable choice? 4 Questions

We have a site for students and schools/providers. it is all run off Relationships and Activities and I think some of how we approached this could assist your project. I would make each Class a ...
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Reality check: Can CiviCRM be implemented by a nondeveloper with limited time?

Good question. In broad terms I'd agree with the answer from William, with some reservations. To answer your question: "Can CiviCRM be implemented by a nondeveloper with limited time?" I would say ...
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Is CiviCRM a 'master database' / 'master system'?

Yes, CiviCRM would be a great match for what you're describing. CiviCRM is a central 'master' information hub that has quite a bit of reach out of the box: membership data (What Is CiviMember? and ...
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Is CiviCRM for us?

first of all: I think you would be able to run CiviCRM without too much IT expertise or huge (subjective term though) consultancy costs. I would recommend you to contact a local CiviCRM partner and ...
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What of these CiviCRM features comes 'out of the box'?

I'd caution that 'standard' is a slippery word. Since CiviCRM is of the 'community' style of open source, there's no 'pro' version with extra features, so Ramesh has the right answer to that question. ...
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What of these CiviCRM features comes 'out of the box'?

The demo has the following extensions enabled by default, which are not part of CiviCRM core: CiviVolunteer (features under the "Volunteer" menu) CiviRules (Administer > CiviRules; this is a rather ...
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Is CiviCRM resource intensive?

It's tempting to discard this question as being too vague to give an accurate answer to, but capacity planning is a real and difficult challenge. Is CiviCRM resource intensive? That depends what you ...
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How secure is CiviCRM?

CiviCRM is a web-based tool and has no desktop component. It is thus as secure the server which hosts it, be that a local one or a remote one. There are occasionally security flaws found in the ...
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CiviCRM for animal rescue charity

Look into CiviCase for planning and tracking each animal's adoption appointments, vet visits, groomings, etc. CiviEvent has integrated location/venue components that might be useful in organizing ...
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How much time it will take to build CiviCRM from scratch by single person?

All of it? Probably 10 years. (that's a serious answer - I know, as a member of the core team, I built a lot of it myself)
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Using CiviGrant as the applicant/recipient

That's totally possible - I have one medium size org that uses Grants exclusively for this purpose. We're using some simple Word Replacements -> in civicrm/admin/options/wordreplacements?reset=1 to ...
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CiviCRM + Drupal + Office 365 Integration

The usual way of email integration is a bit different. CiviCRM can read a POP/IMAP account, this can be the full account or a subfolder in it. Then you have your own mailreader, be it outlook, ...
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What is the largest number of customer records that civicrm supports?

There's a difference between how many records a database can hold and how many users need to access the system simultaneously on a regular basis. For the latter it's a much harder question because it ...
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Does the core Moneris payment processor work?

Our general strategy with payment processors is to get most of them out of core and into extensions, where they can be better maintained, so no, this is not going back into core. In fact, it's because ...
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Sorting by clicking on column headers

How a report is sorted is defined in the Report Criteria. Depending on what data the report looks at, you can sort of different criteria. It's usually called something like "Order by columns" and ...
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What is required to run CiviCRM on Platform.sh?

In effect Platform.sh supports any PHP application, though it does have some specific magic for Drupal, but you can run any PHP application unmodified. All you need is to know is how to inject the ...
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How to migrate Raisers edge data to CiviCRM?

It is INCREDIBLY difficult to migrate data from Raiser's Edge. You will definitely want to use an ETL tool, as suggested in another answer. I have made my documentation available here. I also ...
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