Drupal/Salesforce Integration

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A bit over a year ago, I wrote a post about the status of Drupal/Salesforce Integration. At the moment, if you want to integrate Drupal and Salesforce, you have three options: Use the contributed modules (or have a developer install and configure them for you). So what is the status of the Drupal modules? Node – for linking Drupal nodes to SF objects. Salesforce/Ubercart – provides integration for Ubercart.

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WordPress vs. Drupal … fight!

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something, and a developer and user of Drupal since 4.7, I figured that with the release of Drupal 7, this would be a great time to do a comparison of the two. If you want a really detailed look, please read the very exhaustive, recently released, updated Idealware report on OpenSource CMS , which includes Drupal, WordPress, Joomla and Plone. Drupal started out primarily as a web content development platform, with a strength in community features.

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Drupal Commerce

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Although it’s not often used in nonprofit settings, the Drupal module (or, more correctly, a large suite of modules) called “ Ubercart &# is a pretty amazing tool if you need to create a shopping cart system. A while back, I’d heard of the Ubercore initiative – a group of developers working to bring Ubercart to Drupal 7 (there was quite a delay between the release of Drupal 6 and the availability of Ubercart for Drupal 6.)

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Optimize Drupal with Pre-rendering

3rd Sector Labs

The importance of optimizing Drupal cannot be overstated. Without entering the pros and cons of the debate, we’ve successfully deployed multiple applications that layer Drupal over a complex MySQL operational data store.

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Drupal and Salesforce

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This is the last installment in my CRM/CMS integration series , that started almost a year ago (wow!) And I’m skipping Joomla/Salesforce Integration because there isn’t any publicly available documentation or code about the integration that PICnet did with Joomla and Salesforce , called J!Salesforce. So what is the state of Drupal/Salesforce Integration? sf_webform – Makes integration with webforms in Drupal fairly easy.

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Why use contributed Salesforce modules for Drupal?

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I wrote a blog entry a while back on the state of Drupal/Salesforce integration. What I didn’t say is that a number of shops that have done Drupal/SF integration for production sites chose not to use the contributed modules – they built (or are building) their own custom Salesforce/Drupal integration modules. There are also a number of other module integrations (like Ubercart , Webform , and FeedAPI ) that are moving forward.

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CiviCRM and Drupal (& Joomla)

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I’ve implemented CiviCRM together with Drupal, and I’m really psyched to keep working with this great combo. CiviCRM originally only integrated with Drupal, but recently a lot of work has been done to also integrate CiviCRM with Joomla. CiviCRM acts in Drupal like a module, and in Joomla like a component. It’s a very straightforward integration. Tags: Data opensource CRM Nonprofit Tech Web Tools CMS nptech integration

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CRM & CMS Integration: Plone and Salesforce.com

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology CRM & CMS Integration: Plone and Salesforce.com March 16, 2009 Today, I was reading up on what the Plone community has done with integrating their CMS with Salesforce.com. I am thinking that this might be a good model for how we can do it with Drupal, but that’s a subject for another post.

CiviCRM and Drupal (& Joomla)

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology CiviCRM and Drupal (& Joomla) January 26, 2009 CiviCRM was the first nonprofit-focused open source CRM (one of only two, at this moment.) I’ve implemented CiviCRM together with Drupal, and I’m really psyched to keep working with this great combo. CiviCRM acts in Drupal like a module, and in Joomla like a component.

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Why We Switched from Drupal to WordPress (And Why Maybe You Shouldn’t)

Idealware

Last week we launched a new website and switched from Drupal to WordPress. This doesn’t mean that you can’t have an excellent AX in Drupal. For us, one of the biggest downsides to Drupal was the amount of maintenance it requires.

WordPress vs Drupal. Fight!

NTEN

Michelle Murrain , Drupal Developer, OpenIssue. something, and a developer and user of Drupal since 4.7, I figured that with the release of Drupal 7, this would be a great time to do a comparison of the two. If you want a really detailed look, please read the very exhaustive, recently released, updated Idealware report on OpenSource CMS , which includes Drupal, WordPress, Joomla and Plone. A focus on ease of use didn’t come about until Drupal 7.

Integration of CMS and CRM - Preamble

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I’ll cover: CiviCRM/Drupal (with Joomla notes). Drupal/Salesforce.com. You’ll notice that only Drupal, Joomla and Plone are represented among CMS. That’s mostly because that’s what I know, and there is a critical enough mass for all three of them that some integration work has been done in a systemic way (the exception to this is Drupal/Salesforce - it’s only half-way systematic.) First up, CiviCRM/Drupal.

Drupal 101: Look and Feel

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I'm wrapping up the Drupal 101 series with some talk about Drupal themes, and some additional info on topics that we've already covered. Getting Themes Drupal comes with five or six themes to choose from, and, if you use them, then your site will look very, um, uninspired.

CRM & CMS integration: Web pages and forms

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Second to last in my series on CMS and CRM integration (I’m saving Drupal and Salesforce for last) is using web forms. I wanted to talk about this because it is arguably the most common form of “integration&# between CRM and CMS that’s out there (besides the manual kind). Of course, it’s not really integration - there is no sharing of data between the CMS and the CRM in any useful way.

Drupal 101: More on Modules

Idealware

Last week, I kicked off this series on setting up a basic web site with Drupal , the popular open source Content Management System. This week we're going to take a closer look at Modules, the Drupal add-ons that can extend your web site's functionality.

Integration of CRM and CMS

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Integration of CRM and CMS January 14, 2009 If there are two acronyms that are at the center of nonprofit communications, it’s these two, CRM (Constituent Relationship Management – and I’m making this broad enough to include fundraising) and CMS (Content Management System). First, the what – what to integrate? Integration.

CRM & CMS Integration: Plone and Salesforce.com

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Today, I was reading up on what the Plone community has done with integrating their CMS with Salesforce.com. I am thinking that this might be a good model for how we can do it with Drupal, but that’s a subject for another post. from Plone/SF Integration group ). There’s a good overview of the integration on the developerforce wiki. an integration of PloneFormGen with Salesforce.com for web-to-lead forms, etc. A PayPal integration product.

Extending Drupal Beyond E-mail Authentication (Part 1)

Beaconfire Wire

We will examine Drupal architecture and custom code used in a Beaconfire project. At Beaconfire we recently completed a Drupal 7 site with a previously unfamiliar requirement: allow users to authenticate using an email address or mobile phone number. In addition, this Drupal site needed to integrate as a sign-on gateway for a third-party application. Prerequisites: This example will assume knowledge of Drupal module development.

CRM&CMS Integration: Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and NetCommunity

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It is, in fact, a great example of integration of a CMS and a CRM. However, it is true that Raiser’s Edge, the CRM/DMS tool that this integrates with, is inarguably one of the most important tools out there. The integration between the web front end and the RE back end is bi-directional and sweet. It is, in many ways, the kind of CRM/CMS integration that lots of organizations want and need. Expect a $35-45K price tag for development and integration.

Mobile Commons Launches Integration with Twilio Connect

Mobile Commons

NEW YORK, September 21, 2011 : Mobile Commons today announced a new integration with cloud telephony platform Twilio. The integration will give marketers the power to pull user data straight from Twilio-based applications into their Mobile Commons accounts. Mobile Commons already integrates with Salesforce, Drupal, Convio, and other CRM platforms. One organization that will benefit from the new integration is Mobile Commons’ customer WNYC.

Building and Supporting Your Drupal Website: In-House, Outsourced, or Both?

NTEN

Ongoing maintenance is a necessity, unless you choose Drupal Gardens , an affordable solution for simple sites. Do you have a full time staff member who lives and breathes Drupal? As Stefan Wray posited in a drupal.org post , “The capacity or ability for a nonprofit to create and maintain its own Drupal-based CMS / web site … is a function of, and proportional to, its size (measured in staff and budget) and (or) the amount of technical know-how that its staff possesses.”.

Tools I use: Personal Web Presence

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I used to have two blogs on WP – this blog and my personal blog, but I moved my personal (and author blog) to Drupal, to integrate it with other stuff I had online. Drupal – I use Drupal for my personal blog and also other purposes, like the website for my intentional community. My main personal site will be migrated to Drupal 7 soonish. My main sci-fi author site is already on Drupal. Software Technology Zen Web/Tech CMS drupal web wordpres

Open Source vs. Proprietary: CMS

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The advantage of using Sharepoint for Microsoft-centric shops is that there is full integration with lots of internal network resources. The open source options are many, but the big four: WordPress , Drupal , Joomla , and Plone , stand out from the pack. As you know, I am pretty loyal to Drupal (and secondarily, WordPress) but I have to say that Joomla and Plone are solid, wonderful projects, with great communities, and active development, and will serve you well.

More RSS Tools: Web Site Integration

Idealware

So the article covers the first use well, but omits many cool things, like RSS Pipes , OPM L, web site integration, and aggregators/portals. Let's start with web site integration. This uses Drupal 's built-in RSS aggregator to create a three-section web site republishing nptech blogs, items tagged "nptech" on the web, and general technology news. In the meantime, if you have great stories about integrating RSS feeds with your web site, please share in the comments.

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Website Nirvana: Salesforce + Open Source CMS Integration Showdown

NTEN

We'll take a look at how to handle integrations between Salesforce and a trio of open source CMS solutions -- Plone, Drupal, and Joomla -- at our upcoming webinar, " Salesforce + CMS Integration Showdown: Plone, Drupal, and Joomla ". > You’ll learn what use cases are viable, see examples of integrations, and hear about what reusable products are available to get you up and running fast. It's the dream, isn't it? CMS + CRM = website nirvana.

Exciting changes afoot…

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All technology implementors have to choose their tools (unless they run a very large shop) and we have decided to focus on implementation of both Salesforce.com and CiviCRM as CRMs, and Drupal as a CMS. We are keenly interested in building on our expertise to integrate these open platforms in really rich ways, to allow organizations to create great online applications. Tags: CMS CRM Consulting Database technology Nonprofit Tech civcrm drupal nptech salesforce

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tags: drupal modules toblog. Hudson Continuous Integration. Kettle Project: Pentaho Data Integration. tags: opensource etl data integration toblog. tags: drupal tools opensource toblog. HipHop for PHP. tags: php webdev toblog opensource. MailChimp | drupal.org. link]. tags: CMS opensource report toblog. CUBRID – Open Source Database Management System Optimized for Web. tags: opensource database toblog. tags: testing java toblog webdev.

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APIs for Social Media Integration and More: A Gentle Introduction for Nonprofits

NTEN

Even if you're using a content management system like WordPress or Drupal, by incorporating APIs, you can further enhance built in app-like functionality to create a highly customized experience. By Chris Dumas, Product Manager, FirstGiving. Websites today are often full-blown applications. What are APIs? API stands for Application Program Interface, and has become known for, in large part, facilitating the Web 2.0 world. So what is an API, really?

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Towards a New Kind of Nonprofit Website, Part II

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Here’s why I chose Drupal to carry out the Asian Pacific Americans for Progress website instead of Wordpress. Drupal is very good at building complex websites that can vault a nonprofit past brochureware or a blog and into the position of being #1 on your subject matter. Drupal.

Towards a New Kind of Nonprofit Website, Part II

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Here’s why I chose Drupal to carry out the Asian Pacific Americans for Progress website instead of Wordpress. Drupal is very good at building complex websites that can vault a nonprofit past brochureware or a blog and into the position of being #1 on your subject matter. Drupal.

Database and Website Integration: Open Source Options:Last Chance to Register for John Kenyon's Workshop in NC

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We review the most popular Open Source CMS options with a focus on Drupal, then provide an in-depth exploration of CiviCRM, the premier nonprofit open source CRM. One of the smartest, funniest, and best trainers in the nonprofit technology space is my colleague, John Kenyon. He leading a workshop in North Carolina at RTPnet on Open Source CMS and CRM systems. I wish I lived near by - because I'd definitely go. Here's the description: Learn all about CMS???s, s, CRM???s

Treat Your Website Project Like an Investment Rather than an Expense

Tech Soup Blog

When technology systems like donor and membership management, email marketing, and website content management are selected without cross-department communication, they won't integrate. Drawing from experience, we have a few ideas about why that could be, and how Drupal can help.

The. End. (for now)

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There are some amazingly good blogs out there focused on the use of Drupal and other open source tools. I’ll still be building websites (and their successors) for the foreseeable future with Drupal, and perhaps with whichever cool, new open source development framework comes next after Drupal becomes irrelevant (it will, eventually). CRM and CMS Integration: Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and NetCommunity. WordPress vs. Drupal… Fight!

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How Successful Nonprofits Invest, and Reinvest, in their Online Presence

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As WordPress became more capable, Joomla and Drupal lost market share; their shrinking support communities translated into higher maintenance costs.

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Open Source vs. Proprietary: Nonprofit CRM

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That combination is impossible to beat if you need integration, ease of data movement, and a lot of customization. From my perspective, open data (via ope APIs) can sometimes be more important to consider than whether or not a tool is open source – since integration with other tools, as well as using external tools of various sorts is critical. I’m excited about a new Drupal project called “ Red Hen CRM &# but it’s very fledgeling.

Salesforce as a CMS?

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I’ve already talked on this blog about Salesforce integration with Drupal , Plone , and others. If you’re running database applications (tracking donations, events, programs, clients) and want deep integration between your web content and your data, it is an approach that is hard to beat. Salesforce has a rich enough data model and development platform to sustain a solid CMS – the big question is – is this the right fit in terms of integration?

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Resource Roundup 1/10 | Idealware

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Skip to Main Content Area Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Resource Roundup 1/10 By Laura Quinn , January 10, 2007 Technological Solutions for Progressive Organizations (Development Seed Blog) A detailed overview of an interesting open source project - the infrastructure (in Drupal) to allow groups to jointly aggregate news and articles of common interest, organize them, and push forward the most popular ones. Ten Web 2.0 APIs you can really use (LinuxWorld) 10 mashup-ready public APIs that the programmer types will find useful - including GoogleMaps, MediaWiki, and one that allows you to easily insert comments into any webpage. Nonprofit Networks Part Three: Using Technology to Build Connectivity (Bamboo Project) A great, although Web 2.0 heavy, overview of the types of technologies that can be used to build connectivity networks, from information gathering to sharing to community building 2007 Web Predictions (Read/Write Web) Some very detailed predictions on trends and evolution of the internet space, from a bunch of folks who know what theyre talking about. Recommended Web, Email and Domain Name Hosting Providers (ONE/Northwest) A great overview of providers of internet hosting services - both what you should look for and specific recommendations. Open Source Backend Database Solutions (Zen and the art of Nonprofit Technology) A roundup of open source backend databases used by programmers to build applications - like MySQL, PostgreSQL and more. Fundraising Widgets = Possible Phishing Attack (Confessions of a Nonprofit IT Director) Some important considerations about the ease of hijacking a number of the new fundraising widgets. Homeless Avatar Outreach in Second Life (Beths Blog) An interview with the organization Mensajeros de la Paz about their lessons learned and the results of their Second Life campaign featuring a homeless kid Fewer Excuses for Not Doing a PC Backup (NY Times) Good roundup of online and automated tools for PC backup Open Source Myths (Prescient Digital Media) A nice overview and debunking of both pro- and anti- open source myths (tip of the hat to Jon Stahl ) Using Microsoft SharePoint Services to Create an Intranet (ICT Hub Knowledgebase) Useful and detailed overview of what an Intranet is, why you might want one, and the steps required to create one in SharePoint. Subscribe to This Blog Subscribe via Feed Reader Follow Us on Twitter Recent blog posts Six thumbs up: Three reviews of The Networked Nonprofit Accounting Support: Batches vs. Full Integration Flying Cars and Web Fonts The 2010 Nonprofit Taglines Awards Competition is Open: Interview with Nancy Schwartz Technology Projects: Virtual is Good but Not Always Better To Track or Not to Track Salesforce, Chatter, and user expectations about data A Tweet into the Ether New article: Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Online Communications In Seach of Phone Banking Software more Contributors Debra Askanase Debras Posts Steve Backman Steves Posts Marc Baizman Marcs Posts Johanna Bates Johannas Posts Andrea Berry Andreas Posts Peter Campbell Peters Posts Heather Gardner-Madras Heathers Posts Eric Leland Erics Posts Laura Quinn Lauras Posts Monthly archive July 2010 (5) June 2010 (10) May 2010 (11) April 2010 (12) March 2010 (11) February 2010 (11) January 2010 (8) December 2009 (10) November 2009 (12) October 2009 (11) 1 2 3 4 5 6 next › last » Menu: Topics | Reports | Articles | Online Training | Blog | Custom Resources | Donate | About ©2010 Idealware 135 Ashmont Street Portland, ME 04103 Privacy Policy | Reprinting & Quoting | Contact Us | Site Credits | eNewsletters

10 Website Design Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the Global NGO Technology Report , 44% of nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide use WordPress.org as their content management system (CMS) for their website ( 7% use Drupal and 3% use Joomla ).

Social Media ennui

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I spend some amount of my Drupal and WordPress development time, both for my clients and for myself, in setting up one or two-way integrations between websites and social media sites. In other words, I don’t avoid social media, I use it a lot, and I actively facilitate my clients use of social media integration with their web presence. ( I have a confession to make. I have social media ennui.

How To Create A WordPress Website For Nonprofits On A Budget

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A Website Helps Integrate Your Digital Marketing Campaigns. The truth is that the best way to get your message out into the digital world is by integrating your marketing activities. Creating a website for your nonprofit can be an intimidating, lengthy, and often expensive process.

Data Portability for Good

NTEN

We had visitors from Drupal geeks to James Fallows at the Atlantic stop by DataMasher.org to create a custom data mash-up. Tags: Data Integration/APIs michaela hackner Newsletter NPTech NTEN sandy smith IT Staff Michaela Hackner and Sandy Smith, Forum One Communications. For four weeks this summer, we got a crash course in data transparency. Along with 3 colleagues, we volunteered to develop an entry for the Apps for America 2 contest , sponsored by the Sunlight Foundation.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home ONE/Northwest gets grant from Salesforce.com to integrate with Plone ONE/Northwest gets grant from Salesforce.com to integrate with Plone Last Updated on Friday, 21 April 2006 09:47 Written by Steve Friday, 21 April 2006 09:42 The Salesforce.com Foundation announced today that a plucky band of techno-strategists up in Seattle will get a $25,000 grant to build integration between the open source Plone content management system and Salesforce.com.

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Top 4 Web Hosting Providers for Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There’s also a performance tool integrated into the user dashboard. Like WP Engine, they’re very reputable in the industry and known for delivering enterprise-quality, reliable hosting for WordPress and Drupal.