CiviCRM is a powerful and flexible open-source constituent relationship management (CRM) system that is well-suited for use in the third sector. Here are some reasons why:

Highly configurable

It can be adapted to meet the specific needs of your organisation. Whether you need to manage memberships, donations, events, or volunteer programs, CiviCRM can be tailored to fit your requirements.


CiviCRM is open-source software. Therefore it’s free to download, use, and modify. This is especially beneficial for smaller organisations with limited budgets, as they can take advantage of a powerful CRM system without having to pay for expensive licensing fees. 


CiviCRM can be integrated with a wide range of other systems and applications, including content management systems like WordPress and Drupal. This means you can streamline your workflow and reduce duplication of effort by having all your data in one place.

GDPR compliant

CiviCRM is designed with data protection in mind and includes features to help organisations comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We know this is an important feature for organisations that handle sensitive personal data.


CiviCRM has a large and active community of developers, users, and supporters who are dedicated to making the software better. This means you can benefit from ongoing development and improvements, as well as a wealth of resources and support from the community. 

Contributed code extensions

In addition to the core product, the community builds and shares a library of additional functionality to serve needs that may be more specific to a sector or regional market.

CiviCRM is a powerful and flexible CRM system that helps third sector organisations manage their relationships with donors, members, volunteers, and other stakeholders more effectively and efficiently. It powers the operations of over 11,000 organisations globally.

Finally, we at Circle are proud to be long standing members of the CiviCRM community - we are Gold Partners. We’ve been supporting the needs of third sector organisations for 18 years.

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