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A Recap of the 2018 CiviCRM Governance Summit & DevCamp

CiviCRM - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 15:40

Last week, stakeholders from the CiviCRM community came together to discuss issues of governance and sustainability, and to review recent developments in CiviCRM as well as how it’s managed. We called it a Governance Summit because there was a lot of interest in governance. Regardless, this was fundamentally a “Community Summit” where members of the community could work together to improve CiviCRM as a whole. This post is a recap of much of the work that took place at the summit. 

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CiviVolunteer online training session: Fri. October 5th

CiviCRM - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:18

Cividesk is offering the Essentials of CiviVolunteer training session this Friday, October 5th at 9 am MT/ 10 am CT/ 11 am ET.  This 2-hour live training session will cover all you need to know to successfully manage and track volunteers in CiviCRM.

Click here for more details on this training session and/or to register for Friday's class.  

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CiviCamp Manchester this Friday!

CiviCRM - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 08:42

We are looking forward to the next CiviCamp in the UK! With only a few days to go we thought you might be interested to hear which sessions we’ve got lined up. If you’ve not booked on, there are still a few places so please get in soon.

We’ve been busy in the background confirming sessions and making sure everything is in place for a great day. For those planning travel or needing information about the venue, you can check out the information here:

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Managing Feature Requests in Gitlab

CiviCRM - Sun, 09/30/2018 - 18:55

We’re continuing to use Gitlab ( more and more as both a project management and development tool. One area that we’ve been tinkering with over the past several months is using Gitlab for feature requests in CiviCRM. As you can imagine, there’s real potential here to empower the CiviCRM community to create, discuss and promote new features and functionality in CiviCRM.

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Understanding CiviCRM Form Builder for the layman

CiviCRM - Sun, 09/30/2018 - 18:46

The recent DevCamp in New Jersey presented several sessions on new developments in CiviCRM land as well as showcased several of its inner workings. One session presented by Core Team member Tim Otten stood out for me: Form Builder. If you’re like me, you listen to folks like Tim with a great deal of respect and appreciation for what they say (and do).

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CiviCamp in Halle (Saale), Deutschland, am 15. November 2018

CiviCRM - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 01:55

CiviCRM-Anwender, -Implementierer und -Interessierte zusammenbringen: Das ist das Ziel der CiviCamps, die von der CiviCRM-Community auf der ganzen Welt veranstaltet werden.

Das „CiviCamp“ ist eine ganztägige Konferenz mit zwei parallelen Vortragsreihen: Eine Reihe mit Vorträgen für Leute, die sich für CiviCRM interessieren oder es auch bereits selber verwenden. Und eine andere Reihe für Leute, die schon viel über CiviCRM wissen, und jetzt noch mehr lernen möchten. – über die neuesten Entwicklungen und Extensions, und raffinierte Lösungsansätze für alltägliche Probleme.

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Membership online training - Tuesday, October 2nd

CiviCRM - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:02

If you missed the Cividesk online training course, the Fundamentals of Membership Management in August, we have scheduled another session for this Tuesday, October 2nd from 9 to 11 am am MT.  This informative course covers all the basics of managing memberships and will help you get off to a great start using CiviMember.

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Product maintenance in CiviCRM

CiviCRM - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 21:23

As our North American colleagues (and those who have made the big trip over there) head into the governance sprint now seems like a good time to recap on product maintenance in CiviCRM. Product maintenance, as I discuss, is the monthly routine processes we do to incorporate patches & contributions into the CiviCRM product. This blog is kinda long & weedsy - so if it’s not for you then take a look at this baby octopus instead.


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Vtiger recognised as “One to Watch” and voted 4th best in cloud CRMs!

VTiger - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 01:26
It’s always a delight to receive great feedback from our customers. It’s our way of knowing that our efforts are being acknowledged and loved. Excitingly enough, Vtiger was recently recognised as “One to Watch” in the mid-size market category by CRM Magazine as part of their 2018 CRM Market Awards. Also, we take great pleasure […]
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Membership Renewal online class - Wednesday, September 26th

CiviCRM - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 16:51

Join Cividesk on Wednesday, September 26th at 9 am PT/ 10 am MT/ 11 am CT/ 12 pm ET for this informative 2 hour online session that will cover best practices for organizing membership renewals in CiviCRM.  This class is recommended as the next step in your CiviCRM training for those who have taken the "Fundamentals of Membership Management" session. 

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Great CiviCRM meetup in Antwerp!

CiviCRM - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 07:45

On Tuesday 11 September 2018 we had quite an enjoyable and interesting CiviCRM meetup in Antwerp.


A total of 32 participants gathered at the University of Antwerp Middelheim campus to share their stories around CiviCRM.

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Introducing Diet Civi

CiviCRM - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 07:21

Diet Civi is a new "working" group within the CiviCRM community.


Our main objectives are to

  • improve CiviCRM’s ability to support a variety of different workflows on the common core data model.

  • define, coordinate, foster, and fund projects to achieve this.


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CiviCamp Hartford is in less than a week!

CiviCRM - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:18

CiviCamp Hartford 2018 is coming this coming Monday, 9/24, and for only $30 will feature:

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CiviCRM - Android mobile App - Smartcivi

CiviCRM - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 19:22


I had always been thinking of developing a mobile app for CiviCRM and in the process of achieving the same, I have released an initial version of my mobile app just for Android named as SMARTCIVI.

What is Smartcivi?

Smartcivi is an Android mobile application for CiviCRM which is used for displaying CiviCRM content in Mobile Application – For now smartcivi is just a read only application.

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Sales stress: 5 ways managers can help their team

VTiger - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 03:40
If you’re a sales manager, we understand that you manage a team that constantly works under high pressure. Every time you set an ambitious goal or create a competitive environment for you team, you trigger stress – that is both helpful and hurtful. When harnessed, the stress helps your team members push themselves to reach […]
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Announcing CiviCRM 5.5 Release

CiviCRM - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 07:58
This latest CiviCRM 5.5 release 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 5.5 can be accessed here.   SPECIAL THANKS:
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Contact Layout Editor: A MIH Success Story

CiviCRM - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 15:39

It's here! Thanks to over $16,000 contributed by 24 individuals and organizations, we are pleased to announce the official release of the Contact Layout Editor. The success of this Make-It-Happen campaign is a tribute to the power of the CiviCRM user community coming together to create something that benefits everyone.

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Automate and simplify your inventory management process

VTiger - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 00:29
If inventory management is an essential part of your business, we have good news for you! We’ve built a new Inventory Add-on that helps optimize your inventory management process and warehouse operations. The add-on streamlines your order management by allowing you to create delivery notes, receipt notes, credit notes, and bills within Vtiger. This means […]
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Fundamentals of Contribution Management online training - September 5th

CiviCRM - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 14:41

This two hour training session taught by Cividesk is a great introduction to CiviContribute and will help you optimize this module to record and track contributions to your non-profit and improve your interaction with your donors.

Click here to learn more about the topics covered in the Fundamentals of Contribution Management and to register for this class held on Wednesday, September 5th at 9 am MT/11 am ET.  

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End of life plans for 5.x php versions & planning for 7.0 EOL

CiviCRM - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 04:44
This blog serves as advance notice of our intention to stop supporting php versions 5.5, 5.6 and our ongoing evaluation of 7.0.   For php 5.5 we intend to end support in January 2019. This is already unsupported by php and we strongly recommend you upgrade off it as soon as possible. The release in February 2019 will be the first release that does not support php 5.5   For php 5.6 our TARGET is to end support in September 2019 (Oct release would support php 7.0+).
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