[OSGeo-Conf] On the creation of permanent OSGeo/FOSS4G CRM
shfeldman at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 00:34:58 PDT 2014
IMHO a waste of money.
Implementing a CRM needs planning and training as well as a lot of effort to keep data up to date and to keep people using it. It is unlikely to be transferrable between FOSS4G’s with new temporary teams who will find their own ways of working.
If you want to implement a CRM for this year go ahead but don’t make it a compulsory for the next team to pick up your system and costs
On 2 Apr 2014, at 04:34, Darrell Fuhriman <darrell at garnix.org> wrote:
> Hence the proposal for outsourcing.
> For what it’s worth, some of the CRMs targeted at non-profit fundraising price based on the size of the contact list. Since ours is quite small, a service like DonorTools (http://www.donortools.com/) is a smart investment at a whopping $19/mo with unlimited users and up to 500 contacts.
> Assuming the tool does the job, of course, that seems more than affordable, and maintenance free.
> On Mar 28, 2014, at 21:28, Paul Ramsey <pramsey at cleverelephant.ca> wrote:
>> I agree w/ Steven. Tools at hand are better than tools that need
>> someone else to manage. This organization has few enough resources w/o
>> adding more things that need volunteer labour to keep the lights on.
>> Keep it simple.
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