Customer Stories

Heart of a Warrior Charitable Foundation

Making CiviCRM part of your daily routine

An interview with Heart of A Warrior Charitable Foundation

Heart of A Warrior Charitable Foundation (HOAW) supports educational, cultural, and life-enhancing enrichment programs targeted to underserved children in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Cividesk recently spoke with Jeff Martini, executive director about his experience learning and using CiviCRM and how it has benefited his organization.

Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships

Breaking down the data silos with the help of CiviCRM

An interview with the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships

The Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships (DOSP) was founded to serve as a bridge between the City of Denver and the non-profit sector. The agency focuses on building individual skills and tools for non-profit and City agency staff in order to encourage the creation of cross-sector partnerships. 
Cividesk recently spoke with Miriam Pena, director of the DOSP and Jason Salas, who handles marketing, media and communications within the organization about their experiences implementing and using CiviCRM.

Spark Inside

Spark Inside is an innovative new charity supporting young people in the criminal justice system to create more meaningful and productive futures through professional life coaching. Our pilot program was met with significant success; an independent evaluation of our one-to-one coaching program with 8 teenage boys leaving prison showed that one year after they had been released, the re-offending rate was 12.5%, compared to the national average of 70%. We have now worked with over 600 young people in prison.

French-Mexican Chamber of Commerce

Improving Member Loyalty with CiviCRM

An interview with the French Chamber of Commerce in Mexico

The French-Mexican Chamber of Commerce promotes business development between France and Mexico by offering services to their members and the community and coordinating events which strengthen French-Mexican business alliances. The Chamber began using CiviCRM in the summer of 2013 as a new Cividesk customer. Julie Riotte, director of the Chamber, and Hajer Najjar, assistant director, recently spoke with Cividesk about their experiences.

emPower Central Coast

Using CiviCRM to better understand emPower's impact in the community

An interview with emPower Central Coast

EmPower Central Coast is an organization that was created to help homeowners in the County of Santa Barbara make energy saving improvements to their homes. The emPower program facilitates home upgrade projects by making them more affordable through incentives, financing, qualified contractors and expert energy advice through visits from an “energy coach”. These visits provide tangible ways for the homeowner to save energy and lower their monthly utility bills. The organization recently partnered with the counties of Ventura and San Luis Obispo in Northern California to expand and serve homeowners in the tri-county region.Cividesk recently spoke with their Business Specialist, Sherman Hansen, about emPower’s experiences using CiviCRM and how it has benefited their organization.

National Hispanic Voter Educational Foundation

Putting CiviCRM to the test: Managing a database of 600,000 contacts

An interview with the National Hispanic Voter Educational Foundation

The National Hispanic Voter Educational Foundation (NHVEF) was created to encourage, inform and enable individuals in the Hispanic community to appreciate the importance of voting and to consistently exercise this privilege. This non-partisan foundation is dedicated to helping individuals find their voice in order to make a positive impact on themselves, their family and the community. NHVEF also manages a call center to reach out to the Hispanic community and engage them in this goal through a voter pledge.Cividesk recently spoke with Nikki Swarn of the NHVEF about their experiences with CiviCRM.

Denver Ballet Guild

Celebrating the power of CiviCRM

An interview with the Denver Ballet Guild

The Denver Ballet Guild supports and celebrates the beauty and power of dance by encouraging interest in ballet and other forms of dance. The organization is managed exclusively by volunteers, who promote dance at all levels and conduct annual fundraising activities to support the dance community. Cividesk recently spoke with Suzanne Goderstad, a volunteer board member, who serves as the database co-coordinator for the organization about their experiences with CiviCRM.

Home Builders Foundation

When Home Builders Foundation of Metro Denver was faced with fatal database errors during a CiviCRM upgrade, they did not know how to deal with this issue.

The Home Builders Foundation’s mission is to provide accessibility solutions and home modifications for individuals with disabilities and financial need through the collaborated efforts of the building industry. Having completed nearly 1,200 projects since 1993, the Foundation operates with a staff of two and a minuscule budget. They could not afford the services of a CiviCRM consultant to repair their database and proceed with the upgrade.

Heart's Home USA

Just two clicks: complicated reports made easy with CiviCRM

An interview with Heart’s Home USA

Heart’s Home is an international Catholic organization which fosters a culture of compassion at centers in 22 countries and across five continents. Their global network is comprised of volunteers who serve as missionaries to the disadvantaged and socially isolated. Heart’s Home USA became a CiviCRM user in March 2013 and recently spoke with Cividesk.

French Chamber in the Netherlands

Streamlining Membership and Event Management with CiviCRM

An interview with the French Chamber in the Netherlands

The French Chamber in the Netherlands provides services to approximately 200 members, from individuals to large corporations, hosts 20 events each year, including one major fundraiser and publishes a quarterly newsletter. The organization is run by a team of five staff members and a board of directors.

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