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CiviCRM 5.3 release

CiviCRM - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 18:52
This latest CiviCRM 5.3 release is now ready to download. Please also note the important information for the upcoming security release.   RELEASE NOTES: Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version.  The release notes for 5.3 can be accessed here.  
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Out of the box; and outside of the box! - Irene's Blog - Civi Edinburgh Meet Up

CiviCRM - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:20

Another bright and breezy day in Edinburgh for our 3rd meet up; a brilliant afternoon programme and we were a good mix of non-users, users and our expert developer Marcus.  

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Fundraising with CiviCRM: Improve Your Nonprofit's Ask with A/B Testing

CiviCRM - Wed, 06/27/2018 - 11:28

Just because your nonprofit's email communications are interesting to you (the person who most likely created them!) doesn't mean they will be interesting to your community. Is your call to action clear? Is your imagery inspiring and connected to your content?

Remove the guesswork from your email marketing strategy by using CiviCRM's A/B email testing feature.

Through A/B testing you can evaluate:

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Fundraising with CiviCRM: Tie Your Nonprofit's Fundraising Efforts Together with CiviCampaign

CiviCRM - Wed, 06/27/2018 - 11:15

Your nonprofit doesn't have just one fundraising strategy. You have many. Think events, donor letters and appeals, e-newsletter blasts, planned giving, and capital campaigns. Each of these strategies typically targets a specific segment of your community, even if the funds raised impact the same budget line.

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Fundraising with CiviCRM: Promote Honorary Giving

CiviCRM - Wed, 06/27/2018 - 10:57

We all give to causes because we care, but we may care more about the person who's asking us than the cause our money is going to. That's completely fine and completely normal. Nowadays nearly one-third of all online donations come from peer-to-peer campaigns, which are especially effective for Millenials and Gen X. 

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CiviRules release 2.0 is available

CiviCRM - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 07:50

CiviRules 2.0 is now available for you all!

We (Jaap Jansma, Klaas Eikelboom and me) are about to complete a little CiviRules sprint of 2 days (funded by CiviCooP). We have fixed quite a few issues, closed some that we thought were not applicable any more, introduced a few new conditions and actions and updated the documentation. And we are about to round it off with the new release CiviRules 2.0 and moving our repository to the CiviCRM GitLab server. We expect to do this tonight or tomorrow morning.

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CiviCRM 5.2.1 and 4.6.37 release

CiviCRM - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:20
This first CiviCRM release this summer is now ready to download.   RELEASE NOTES: Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version.  The release notes for 5.2.1 can be accessed here.   SPECIAL THANKS:
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CiviCRM-OSDI Project Updates

CiviCRM - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 01:03

Hi everyone! I'm Andy, and I'm working on the OSDI integration project for GSoC 2018. If you want more information about what this project is all about, check out the GitLab here. The source code is here. The OSDI standard is a set of standards for interoperability between products in progressive movements. For more information about OSDI, click here.

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Just added a small extension to allow many invoice addresses for a contact based on relationships

CiviCRM - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:04

I have just published the Invoice Address API (

The development of the extension was funded by Domus Medica vzw. They are a membership organization specifically for GP's (general practitioner) in Flanders and Brussels.

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Enthusiasm and Community-Building at SF Bay Area CiviCamp 2018

CiviCRM - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 11:00

A tapestry of attendee comments…

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Improved Geocoding in CiviCRM

CiviCRM - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 15:27

A new geocoder extension released by the Wikimedia Foundation addresses some of the geocoding issues experienced by CiviCRM users.

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Drupal views - CiviCRM Contact Distance Search - with a map!

CiviCRM - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 05:46

Drupal module - CiviCRM Contact Distance Search

MillerTech released this Drupal module back in 2015 but have recently updated with new features (map and use your location) and to make it more configurable.

This module offers a fully configurable/extendable Drupal view that provides the functionality to search from a postcode and a distance.

Use case scenario – Find schools from my postcode within a 5 mile radius.

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CiviCamp Calgary 2018 - some impressions and thank you-s

CiviCRM - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 14:21

CiviCamp Calgary 2018 was held May 22-24 and included:

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Using CiviRules for a Petition Journey at Amnesty International Vlaanderen

CiviCRM - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 08:30

At Amnesty International Vlaanderen we are starting a Petition Journey. The aim is to improve the engagement of people that sign a petition for the first time as their first point of contact with Amnesty. We then would like to send them an email with a survey immediately, and then for 5 weeks an email each week. One will be informing with a video link, one will be an invitation to register for an event in the same campaign, one will be to invite them to sign another petition etc.

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Fundamentals of Contribution Management training - Thursday, May 24th

CiviCRM - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 08:59

Learn the basics of CiviContribute in this two hour on-line training taught by Cividesk Thursday, May 24th at 8 am PT/ 9 am MT/ 10 am CT/ 11 am ET.  

This class is designed for new users of CiviCRM and provides an excellent overview of the different features available to help you better mange  donations, as well as any funds that your organization receives.  

Click here to learn more and/or register. Class size is kept small to allow for questions, so secure your spot now!

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Fundamentals of Contact Management online training May 17th

CiviCRM - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 17:47

Join Cividesk this Thursday, May 17th for the Fundamentals of Contact Management online training session (12 - 2 pm PT | 1 - 3 pm MT | 3 - 5 pm ET). 

This class is an excellent introduction to managing contacts in CiviCRM and highly recommended for all new users. Click here for more information and to register. Please contact Cividesk Training Manager Susan Engeman,, if you have any questions.

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CiviCamp Bay Area 2018: Returning to the birthplace of CiviCRM

CiviCRM - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 18:03

Cividesk was very pleased to be part of CiviCamp Bay Area 2018 that took place on May 3rd at Preservation Park in Oakland, CA. It had been nearly 2 years since a CiviCRM event took place near San Francisco, the birthplace of our favorite Constituents Relationship Management (CRM) solution.

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Glasgow - first steps and first meeting

CiviCRM - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 07:26

Following the excellent work begun in Edinburgh by Graham Clarkston and Marcus Wilson - an event has been organised for Friday 11th May to allow third sector organisations in Glasgow to come along and find out more about CiviCRM, the various options available to implement and to meet developers and current users to get a better idea of the various platforms and integrations that are making CiviCRM a go to solution for the third sector

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CiviCRM 5.1.0 release

CiviCRM - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 05:52
Greetings, CiviCRM community!   The May release of CiviCRM is now ready to download.   RELEASE NOTES: Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version.  The release notes for 5.1.0 can be accessed here.  
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On-line Membership Training Sessions

CiviCRM - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:58

Cividesk is offering a unique on-line training opportunity in May for those looking to master the CiviMember module. 

Our new user class, the Fundamentals of Membership Management will be taught Thursday, May 3rd, from 10 am to 12 pm MT. 

The following week, we will offer the intermediate level course, Organizing a Membership Renewal Campaign, on Wednesday, May 9th from 1 to 3 pm MT.

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