Do A World Of Good

CiviCRM is open source software for nonprofits, built and maintained by a dedicated community of professional fundraisers, development directors and software developers; people just like you. It is a powerful, flexible, highly customizable CRM used by nonprofit and civic sector organizations around the world to solve real problems.
Translated into 30+ languages and used by thousands of organizations around the world, CiviCRM is quite possibly the best software for nonprofits that you've probably never heard of.
  • Control your data & your software
  • Open source & free to download
  • Web-based, scalable & secure
  • Self-hosted or managed
  • Customizable & extensible

What is a CRM?

(And why do you need one?)

CRM software can do lots of things. Common examples include:
(Yes, CiviCRM does all of these things.)
In nonprofit speak, 'CRM' stands for 'Constituent Relationship Management'. In reality though, it's more than just software. CRM encompasses each nonprofit's workflows and operations as they relate to constitiuent engagement. Software, like CiviCRM, is just one component of an overall 'CRM' strategy.
This is an abridged summary of what a CRM actually is and why you might need one.

You might benefit from a CRM if...

  • You're still using spreadsheets to manage your data
  • You need to capture online transactions, like contributions or event registrations
  • You data is becoming complex and needs to be 'relational'
  • You need deeper engagement though targetted, mass communications
  • You need all of your data in one place

You might prefer CiviCRM if...

  • You want to own your software and your data
  • You want to participate in a supportive, collaborate community
  • You need a deep feature set that's tried and tested by nonprofits
  • You need flexibility in your workflows
  • You want to control your costs

Features & Flexibility

CiviCRM ships with a ton of features out of the box. And, because it's open source software, it's highly customizable, allowing nonprofits to adapt the CRM in creative ways to fit their operational workflows.

Take Payments

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Host Events

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Manage Members

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Accept Contributions

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Case Management

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Email Marketing

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Advocacy Campaigns

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Peer to Peer Fundraising

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Integrate, Extend & Connect

Feature-rich out of the box combined with unmatched customizability seems like it would be enough for any nonprofit, right? CiviCRM takes it even further with a comprehensive extension ecosystem that allows nonprofits to extend the software even more! Integrate with popular systems such as MailChimp, Microsoft Outlook and more.

Want to use CiviCRM to take payments online for your nonprofit? CiviCRM works with a range of payment processors, including many of the most popular in the world. Take payments online via credit card, ACH, SEPA, or transfer.

Web-based

Integrate CiviCRM directly into your website content management system (CMS) to take donations, announce events, and more. The integration possibilities are endless.

Mobile Apps Available

Leverage the power of CiviCRM on your mobile device.

Ready to get started?

You have 3 great options for getting started with CiviCRM; 1) download and install the software on your own, 2) sign up for CiviCRM Spark, which is a hosted version of the software or 3) work with a CiviCRM expert to install, configure and customize CiviCRM based on your needs and objectives.

Work with an expert

Want additional support? Need custom work? Searching for a suitable host? Look no further. CiviCRM partner and contributors are the best in the business. Make your CiviCRM implementation a success.
Want the power of CiviCRM without the setup and administration? Want to easily give CiviCRM a test drive with minimal investment? Spark is a fast way to get you started using CiviCRM.
  • Sign up in minutes
  • Leave the systems admin to us
  • Leverage CiviCRM's robust features

Is CiviCRM really free?

(i.e., "doesn't cost anything")

We get this question a lot, so let's address it head on. CiviCRM is amazing software that literally is free for you to download, use, modify and share. There are no hidden fees or limitations. It's free for everyone, not just the first 10 users. There are no extension packs that you have to buy in order to make it do what you want.

It is truly open source. And, like most open source software, it may require your time and skills to setup, maintain and customize. These things, if you don't want to do yourself, may incur a cost.

Likewise, CiviCRM needs to be hosted somewhere, and hosting may also incur a cost ranging from a small monthly fee to a comprehensive service agreement that includes software maintenance, and staff support and training.

Open source means different things to different people, however we just want you to be clear and prepared that it doesn't always mean "free", as in "no cost".

Built by nonprofits, for nonprofits

Nonprofits not only use CiviCRM, they actively help build it to solve real world problems. You know... some of those same issues that you're probably trying to solve. Don't just take our word for it. Listen to other nonprofits that are empowered by CiviCRM.

Example case study

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Latest news

Example blog post

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Upcoming events

Example CiviCRM event

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Ready to get involved with CiviCRM?

CiviCRM is the leading open source CRM for nonprofits worldwide, and for good reason. It's built by people just like you! Developers, nonprofit professionals, and nonprofit organizations all around the world contribute to build CiviCRM and to use it to solve real problems.

By registering with CiviCRM, you're taking the first step into becoming part of an incredible, passionnate community united by a common objective: to do good.

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