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[Discuss] Building a non-profit membership list?

Salesforce is dreadful, but free for up to 10 users for a registered

The Asylum uses EventBrite for classes etc., but we do not like it.

SugarCRM community version (and cousins, e.g. vTiger) is solid and may do
what they want, if run on a server not on the RBL.

OpenERP is quite complicated, but does pretty much everything with the
right plugins.

Ping me if you have more detailed questions - the Asylum has been
investigating this stuff for a long while, and we're finally moving into
OpenERP, I think.

*Drew Van Zandt Cam # US2010035593 (M:Agapito Acosta) *

On Sun, Apr 20, 2014 at 3:28 PM, Rich Braun <richb at> wrote:

> 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
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