Three reasons to consider open source

By Jon-man Cheung on 25th September 2015, 13:36

Okay, so we get this question a lot - why use open source? Well I just wanted to write a very brief post on why I think you should consider it for your organisation. 

1. Freedom

Have you ever wondered what happens when you stop paying license fees to commercial vendors? Quite often, the answer is you can't access your own data. Pretty bad isn't it. Surely you wouldn't want this to happen to your organisation! With Open source solutions you own your own data and won't get locked out.

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My 3 Favourite CiviCRM Extensions

By Heather Oliver on 12th August 2015, 08:19

Here at GMCVO Databases we love CiviCRM and the community contributed extensions. They provide a great way to extend your installation to take advantage of useful functions others have developed. Here are my 3 favourite extensions that I keep coming back to when doing an install. Which are your favourites?

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CiviCRM- Managing Volunteers and Releasing Data

By craig@gmcvodata... on 26th June 2015, 16:28

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We're getting ready for CiviCON London 2015

By Heather Oliver on 15th June 2015, 09:56
CiviCON Logo

Although October may sound far away, planning is already underway for the annual London CiviCON. And there's not just the conference, but lots of ways you can get involved with the community this year.

Learn more about CiviCRM to get the most from your installation

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CiviCRM North of England Meet Ups

By craig@gmcvodata... on 25th November 2014, 09:31
Come meet others from the North of England who are interested in, using or developing CiviCRM.

UK user groups are an informal way to meet others from the community, find out about CiviCRM and learn more. There are demonstrations, discussions and the chance to meet other people involved in the community. We aim to make them as useful and user led as possible.

The North of England UK user group is held once a quarter and in December we will be holding 2 meetups; one in Manchester and one in Leeds. 


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CiviGrant - Making it Happen!

By Heather Oliver on 18th September 2014, 08:25

We all know CiviCRM provides a lot of power and usability "out-of-the-box". But it's only got where it is because of hours of hard work from the core team, other developers and end users pitching in the funds to make it happen.

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The CiviCRM Community- Get Involved

By craig@gmcvodata... on 2nd September 2014, 10:03

It’s easy to forget when you’re working with CiviCRM, sat at a computer tapping information in, or extracting data out, that you are part of an international network of voluntary/ charity/ not-for-profit organisations all using the software to support your work.

Coming up are two opportunities to meet up with the wider network of other CiviCRM users, administrators, implementers and developers who make up the international community who come together to create, develop and extend the Contact Management software.

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