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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 ...
Sean's user avatar
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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 ...
user4278's user avatar
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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 ...
Jon G - Megaphone Tech's user avatar
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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 ...
Chris Burgess's user avatar
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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 ...
ErikH - CiviCooP's user avatar
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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 ...
petednz - fuzion's user avatar
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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 ...
Graham's user avatar
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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 ...
Allen Hutchison's user avatar
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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 ...
ErikH - CiviCooP's user avatar
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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. ...
Alan Dixon's user avatar
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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 ...
bgm's user avatar
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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 ...
Aidan's user avatar
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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 ...
Hershel's user avatar
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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 ...
Prónay's user avatar
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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)
Coleman's user avatar
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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 ...
KarinG - Semper IT's user avatar
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We don't use the listed content managers. Can I still use CiviCRM for contacts?

What you can do is set up a new subdomain https://secure.yourdomainname.org - Then run a very minimal Drupal (or Wordpress) + CiviCRM on that secure.yourdomainname.org - this will provide you with all ...
KarinG - Semper IT's user avatar
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I have a list of requirements I am looking to fill -- Can CiviCRM do these?

CiviCRM can do all the things you described above, with two caveats: Some of the requests you're making around primary contact and one account managing multiple members work in CiviCRM with any CMS - ...
Jon G - Megaphone Tech's user avatar
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The Cost of Civi

Thanks for your question and welcome to CiviCRM! CiviCRM is open source software. This means that you don't have to pay a license fee to use it. So in theory you can use it for free. However, ...
William Mortada's user avatar
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member login; view & pay pledges

CiviPledges can be set up so that - a logged in contact can see their upcoming Pledges on their dashboard - a contribution page can be set up as a self-service payments page I set one up on the ...
petednz - fuzion's user avatar
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Can you use civicrm for inbound marketing instead of HubSpot?

You can create webforms with CiviCRM to capture the data you're requesting. With the CiviRules extension, you can easily send automated email on a schedule like you describe. In fact, CiviRules was ...
Jon G - Megaphone Tech's user avatar
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When switching to CiviCRM from another system, what do I need to consider?

Migrating Existing Data Migrating data (and processes) from a previously used (CRM) system is not a routine task. It will probably involve discussions, how existing workflows can be represented in ...
sleidig's user avatar
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Presales / Functionality Question

from a quick read I would expect you to be able to get most of the way, if not the whole way, but using Activities (or possibly Cases) to store the data for referals, and use Drupal Webforms to ...
petednz - fuzion's user avatar
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Where can I find information about CiviCRM?

Thanks for your interest in CiviCRM. As Peter says, a good place to start is to read the documentation. I would also suggest that you look at the CiviCRM website if you haven't already done so. To ...
William Mortada's user avatar
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Standalone CiviCRM? (no CMS)

There is a Make-It-Happen fundraising to get this fully developed. Please support it.
petednz - fuzion's user avatar
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CiviCRM for animal rescue charity

While it is not currently possible to create new top level contact types, alongside Individuals, Households and Organisations, there is nothing stopping you having a sub-type of eg Organisations that ...
petednz - fuzion's user avatar
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Cost for Booster Club Auction Event

Welcome to StackExchange. There are several similar questions and answers that you might find useful. The Cost of Civi How much does it cost? Quote for set up and on-going What is the price of ...
Aidan's user avatar
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Mosaico email template extension or Mailchimp email integration?

We recommend Mosaico so that all the data stays in CiviCRM. Has it been explained to you that Mosaico works as 'part' of civicrm not as a third party service and hence no 'integration' or 'charges'?
petednz - fuzion's user avatar
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Your Organization Profile for CiviCRM - Survey - To help us make an educated decision

What is the income/donation-size of your organization ($10k, 100k, 1M, 10M, 100M)? 2M How many donor records do you currently have (1k, 10k, 100k, 1M, 10M)? 2500 What are the top 2 strengths you ...
Iowa Boy's user avatar
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Best WordPress theme framework for correct display of CiviCRM?

Watch out for themes or plugins that use Backbone.JS calls. They seem to be causing some issues right now. One such theme is Salient. The JetPack plugin also seems to be suffering from the same ...

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