[Re-posted from the CiviCRM Partners' listserve]
By now, anyone on the internet has at least been asked to participate in an online petition. WIth the various platforms on offer, anyone can create a petition page and start sharing it on social networks and email. Like anything with a low barrier to entry, it is easy to be lulled into a false sense of accomplishment.
Whatever your specific title, being “the IT person” in the nonprofit and social change space is a special type of challenge. There is always a need to do more with less and keep resources on the mission of the organization. As a result, you might find yourself wearing all the hats--developer, web manager, printer troubleshooter, PowerPoint whiz… if it’s technical, you’re doing your best with what you have.
Washington DC software developers, online mobilizers, and association managers met up to discuss the Open Source platform CiviCRM. This group was a mix of NetSquared DC meetup members and the DC CiviCRM Users Group.
Michael Daraybegi hosted the meeting in the historical Friends Meeting of Washington at 2111 Florida Ave, steps away from Ginkgo Street Labs. The discussion revolved around the following CRM topics: Designing the Capturing and Storing of your supporter data, maximizing the effectiveness of your interactions, and structuring your lists.
Slides and resources from our session and workshop on Mass Emailing Basics.
View the Slides:
Play and explore on our civicrm demo: http:amc2014.ginkgostreet.com