RedHen, an open source native Drupal CRM

Accepted Session
Scheduled: Thursday, June 28, 2012 from 6:30 – 8:00pm in B201


Learn all about RedHen, an native Drupal CRM designed as a set of lean building blocks.


Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) systems are a critical component for many organizations. They can help:

  • Manage members and donors, including accepting funds
  • Handle events
  • Track user engagement
  • Maintain connections between individuals and organizations

There are some amazing open source CRMs, like CiviCRM and SugarCRM, and the commercial space is filled with giants like SalesForce and niche players like Batchbook. ThinkShout decided that existing offerings were too complex for most organizations needs and difficult to integrate with their other online activities, so we set out to build our own native Drupal CRM which we dubbed RedHen.

This talk will explore the ins and outs of what this tool does and how it works, the development process, technical architecture, do some demos, etc.

Speaking experience

* 2 previous Open Source Bridges
* Pacific NW Drupal Summit
* Other local Drupal events
* Portland OS GIS group
* Portland Linux group

Presentations on SlideShare:

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