Examples of our work

We have a long history with UMCOM.  We were first introduced to UMCOM through our work at other United Methodist Organizations and asked to be on their inaugural National Web Ministry Advisory Board.  As members of the board, we helped shape how UMCOM would interact and provide training on Web Minsitry to the churches throughout the world.  

Through that involvement, Paul Keogan became the lead national web ministry trainer and for 3 years provided web ministry training to hundreds of churches across the US.

Later, UMCOM engaged us to help with other technology iniatives including the Imagine No Malaria project (INM).  UMCOM needed a high end donor and constituent management system that would allow them to mange this large and important global initiative.  Its current large commercial system could not do what UMCOM needed.   

We worked with the UMCOM team to choose CiviCRM and then implemented CiviCRM/Drupal and several advanced customizations and integrations.  Since going live, the CiviCRM has captured $10MM of donations.  In 2012, the effort was expanded to include registrations for "Bug" or "Skeeter" runs.  

Ransomed Heart Ministries gave us the opportunity to become their part time CTO and technology implementation team.  At the time we engaged, Ransomed Heart had a lot of technology challenges and it took us quite a while to right their ship, but now their technology is a real strength and growing stronger each month.  Some examples of work we done includes:

  • Cleaning up their Drupal and CiviCRM implementations
  • Creating a powerful event registration that can take reservations at a very high rate; Ransomed Heart's bootcamp events are wildly popular and once the events open people rush to register
  • Cleaning, scrubbing their data
  • Implementing  a powerful social media strategy.
  • Implementing a world class online bookstore with Magento
  • Implemented an Allies network, a network of like minded groups to engage with each other and like minded people 
  • Implementation of Jasper reporting for their adavnced reporting needs

CMM came to us because of our knowledge in CiviCRM and Vanco Services (Vanco is a payment processor utilized by many faith based organizations).  

We were also able to provide CMM with a strategy for configuring CiviCRM and Drupal to best display their  giving/donation section  taking into account their dozens of mission workers, their church based audience, and their back-end finance needs.

CMM is a great partner for us because they had a very complete vision of what they wanted to do, a good understanding of technology, and a desire to learn.  We have been able to provide them with a variety of technical training for Drupal, CiviCRM, and CSS.  This training has enabled them to be self-sufficient so they can maintain most of their technology. 

BackOffice Thinking and APGA have formed a strategic partnership that continues to grow deeper and stronger.  

We initially engaged during APGA's migration to iMIS; during this project we integrated their Drupal website with iMIS creating a unified sign (Drupal and iMIS) and several member only services such as their professional section (utilizing Drupal's organic groups).

Since the initial project we have delivered several smaller Drupal projects, provide support for iMAS and Drupal, and work with APGA to develop technology strategy and longer term plans.

In 2013 we worked with APGA's strategic partner ecoAmerica to develop YouTopia, a site about  climate change for visitors of public gardens.

Alliance engaged with us to update their CRM, eCommerce systems, and many of their websites.   The process of migrating their CRM data was particularly challenging because of how the data was captured in their older system; we basically had to re-engineer their older system during the conversion.

Alliance now utilizes CiviCRM, Jasper reporting, Drupal, and Ubercart and continue to bring in additional web properties under this technology umbrella. 

Alliance has strong technical resources so they can do most of the current technical work.  They partner and utilize BackOffice Thinking for advanced training and other high level technology services.

Some examples of our work include:

  • Implementing CiviCRM, Drupal, Jasper, and Ubercart.
  • Creating advanced thank-you letter functionality utilizing CiviCRM hooks.
  • Creating daily emails (including podcasts) through Drupal/CiviCRM integration.
  • Training the Alliance team to write reports and fully administer CiviCRM.
  • Creating multiple Drupal websites utilizing the same underlying structure.