CiviCRM

CiviMail

Yes it's true, CiviMail can be run on shared hosting! This enables small-to-medium sized organizations to run full scale massmailings and effectively target constituents and donors.

Not just technology

CiviCRMI came across a great quote in the CiviCRM year end review:

Technology is not a sufficient condition for raising nonprofit effectiveness. It is a well documented fact that technology only impacts corporate productivity when combined with changes in business process. Technology and business process together are necessary and sufficient conditions for increasing nonprofit effectiveness.
David Geilhufe - CiviCRM

This is so true. The crux of the matter in my mind is usability and flexability. Those changes in business practice can only happen if the technology can be molded to fit with the way the organization works. And the technology will only be used effectively if the organization understands how to use it.

New site, new blog

I've been pretty busy with client work over the past few months which seriously delayed me getting this site up. But it's finally here. CommunIT.ca finally has a web presence. Rather important seeing as what we do is help other people (nonprofit organizations and the like) develop a web presence. And along with the new site is this new blog. What you'll find on this blog is news about CommunIT.ca and my thoughts on the sites that I'm working on and the tools that are used. The main tools that get used are Drupal and CiviCRM. These are two great FLOSS tools that are made for non-profit organizations.