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[Discuss] Building a non-profit membership list?
- Subject: [Discuss] Building a non-profit membership list?
- From: richb at pioneer.ci.net (Rich Braun)
- Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:28:19 -0700
I volunteered to be webmaster for a smallish non-profit (list size = 4000) and alas what they need isn't what I'm particularly well-versed in recently. Long ago I did a list-management project, size=20,000, but that was with custom software long before modern CRM evolved. Digging in a little, what this non-profit has trouble with is member communications. They use a crappy email relay that's listed on at least one of the RBL services, and they have to periodically import/export member info from some offline database into their email-sending service. I have no earthly idea what the best solutions are for this; EventBrite, SalesForce, ConstantContact are probably way out of the price-league of a non-profit. So -- just wanted some advice on solving this for completely non-technical people who want a piece of tech to solve this issue. As I see it, I need something that maintains a complete list of details for each person, and event registration with payment processing capability for memberships and event-signups but in a properly-secured way. WordPress has two completely separate plugins (WP-CRM and Events Manager) that don't seem to solve my problem in a way that non-tech people can grasp. -rich