#15811 closed Question/How do I...? (fixed)


Reported by: Joshua Toppleah Owned by:
Priority: Low Component: Tech
Keywords: Cc: ua.ah@…
Sensitive: no


Good Morning,

I noticed that Mayfirst uses CiviCRM for some communications. I also noticed that it isn't listed among services. Is there a reason for this?

I am working on implementing CiviCRM for a volunteer non-profit I am a part of and would find it really helpful to learn how to implement it.

I would be open to participating in a working group to offer it as a service in the future as well.

Sorry for posting this here. I am not sure what the appropriate place to ask this questing is.

Solidarity, Joshua

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 15 months ago by Jamie McClelland

Resolution: fixed
Status: newfeedback

Hi Joshua - No worries, this is a fine place to post a question like that.

The only services that we list are the ones that can be easily shared among all members (consistent with our collective, membership approach). Everyone uses the same mail server, the same jitsi meet server, the same Nextcloud server, etc. And, we use our collective resources to maintain them for everyone.

CiviCRM, unfortunately, needs a separate instance for every organization that implements it, and on top of that, as I'm sure you are aware, takes a lot of time and effort to configure properly and individually for each organization that needs it.

Now... that doesn't mean our members can't use it with their membership. You can install any PHP/MySQL application you want, and we have dozens of members running CiviCRM via May First servers. It just means we don't have the capacity to really support our members in their user of CiviCRM.

Having said all of that, my employer is a May First member (the Progressive Technology Project) and we work just about full time provide hosted CiviCRM sites to movement organization so I happen to be quiet familiar with CiviCRM and the CiviCRM community. If you haven't stuck your toes in that community, I'd encourage you to do so. I thnk you'll find it a relatively inviting and friendly group. Here's a good place to start: https://civicrm.org/get-involved

In particular, joining the community chat/mattermost system is a great way to introduce yourself.

Hope this helps!

comment:2 Changed 14 months ago by automatic

Status: feedbackclosed

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