The open source HR solution for non-profits

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Welcome to CiviHR

HR is difficult, especially for non-profit organisations with limited budgets and high numbers of volunteers and part-time staff. CiviHR is designed to be affordable while still containing all the features expected from a comprehensive HR solution.

CiviHR is open source, which means you can download it for free. There is also a hosted version that you can sign up to online and simply use over the web. At the moment this is also free for our early adopters. 

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Self Service Portal

Members of staff can log in to their Self Service Portal at anytime, from any location, and on any device. From here they can apply for leave, edit their contact details, check internal job vacancies, read policy documents, look up the staff directory, and view any tasks assigned to them.

Reports & Dashboards

Choose from a list of standard reports or create your own interactive tables and charts using our drag and drop tool. Share these online with colleagues, download them to other formats such as CSV, or simply print them out.

Detailed Staff Profiles

Store the key details about each staff member, such as their identity, home address, emergency contacts, and right to work. You can look up the terms of their current job contract, update to reflect a recent pay rise or search through the history of past revisions.

Leave & Absences

Staff can submit leave requests via the Self Service Portal, and managers can approve online. Choose from Holiday, Sickness, TOIL, Parental, or define your own leave types. We support flexible working patterns for part time and casual staff with leave entitlements calculated on a pro rata basis.


Upload copies of documents, such as passports, contracts, and driving licences. Alternatively, staff can do this themselves from their Self Service Portal. Record expiry dates of documents such as visas, so that HR can be reminded when it is time to renew.

Joining & Exiting

Create a list of tasks that must be completed whenever a member of staff joins or exits the organisation. Set due dates on these tasks, and assign them to the relevant managers. Track progress through the dashboard so you can make sure that everything is finished on time.

Coming soon

The CiviHR development roadmap extends to Sept 2018. These are the next modules that we are working on and we welcome feedback from any organisations interested in influencing their development.

  • Activity feed

    See all of your activities, tasks and to do’s in one combined feed. The new CiviHR activity feed will allow you to manage your HR processes and stay on top of everything that is going on in your organisation.

    Version 1.8.0 / June 2017
  • Recruitment

    Manage the hiring of your next team member, all within CiviHR. The new Recruitment module will cover everything from posting vacancies on external job sites, to tracking of applicants, organising candidate pipelines, scheduling interviews and onboarding.

    1.8.1 / July 2017

Who is behind civihr?

CiviCRM Open Source Community

The open source project is supported by CiviCRM, a constituent relationship management software built by a community of contributors and supporters for the benefit of non-profits worldwide. "CiviCRM is web-based software used by a diverse range of organisations, particularly not-for-profit organizations. CiviCRM is created and used by a global community of tens of thousands of individuals and organisations. Our vision is that 'all organizations – regardless of their size, budget, or focus – have access to an amazing CRM to engage their contacts and achieve their missions'.

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Compucorp Developer

The project is developed by Compucorp, a London digital and design agency that specialises in creating solutions for non-profits that are based on open-source software. "We like to build stuff, sometimes complicated stuff, for people who like to make a difference. For us its all about helping our clients do more with their online presence. We use open source to make a real difference in people's lives."

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Drishtant Project Manager

The project manager is Drishtant, a Mumbai consultancy that applies the principles of frugal innovation to make technology affordable to charities without compromising quality. "Organisations in the social sector put tremendous effort into mobilising resources to change the world. We believe that these resources can be utilised more efficiently by using appropriate technology. We help organisations to use technology, save time and funds, and thereby deliver stronger social impact."

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Zing Sponsor

Funding for the project is provided by Zing, a UK charitable foundation which sponsors the development of technology for the third sector. "ZING is a private foundation that supports its partners with investments and access to web technologies and expertise. We are attracted by organisations with a proven business model that is scalable, sustainable, and responds cost effectively to a community/society need."

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organisations already using civihr

Farm Africa

Farm Africa helps African farmers grow themselves out of poverty and end hunger forever. We help farmers grow more, sell more and sell for more. We pioneer techniques that boost harvests, build rural incomes, sustain natural resources and help end Africa’s need for aid.

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UK Youth

UK Youth is a leading national charity that empowers young people to take control of their own lives and reach their full potential. We do this by connecting a vast network of youth groups across the UK and running a range of innovative programmes that help young people develop the skills, knowledge and experience they need to succeed in life.

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SNEHA is a Mumbai-based non-profit organisation working with women in four major areas of public health - Maternal and Newborn Health, Child Health and Nutrition, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Prevention of Violence against Women and Children. We believe that investing in women's health is essential to building viable urban communities.

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Right to Succeed

Right to Succeed is a charity with a mission to eliminate the effects of poverty and system failure upon the achievement of young people, giving every child the Right to Succeed. Our approach is to bring together best practice educationalists & deliverers, philanthropists, government commissioners, and social investors to develop, pilot and scale solutions to educational inequality.

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We’d love to hear from you! Whether you’re looking for a HR system for the first time or to change from your current one, we’ll show you how your organisation can benefit from CiviHR. Just fill in the simple form below to help us understand a little bit more about you and someone from our team will be in contact shortly. 


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CiviHR is a project to create a great open source HR solution for non-profit organisations. By developing technology in a collaborative manner the benefits can be shared with non-profits everywhere. 

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