Diana Dupuis | FourKitchens.com
DrupalCamp Austin 2009
CiviCRM is an open source, web-based, constituent relationship management application. Predominantly used by advocacy and non-profit groups, Civi can track contact data, enable memberships and donations, organize constituent groups, manage events, and make communication more effective.
Although there is a standalone version, Civi is more commonly integrated into a Drupal (or Joomla) CMS installation. Like Drupal itself, it can be an empowering tool for groups with a mission. It can also be a challenge for developers and designers. We’ll talk about what CiviCRM does, how to approach using it (plan, plan, plan), and some pitfalls along the path to integration.