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Paths to sustainability

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 06:01

Last month I attended Sustain Summit 2018: an inspiring 'one-day event for open source sustainers' organised by Open Collective. It was great to spend a day with people who are working hard to tackle the sustainability problem. Some focused on their own projects, others looking more broadly across the open source ecosystem. The sustainability conversation has moved on significantly since the last time I looked, in about 2013, and there are lots of new ideas and projects with the potential to impact how we work.

Categories: CRM

Events online training: December 11th

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:16

Take your event management to the next level with this Cividesk on-line training session designed for current users of CiviCRM on Tuesday, December 11th  at 10 am MT/ 11 am CT/ 12 pm ET. This course is an excellent follow-up to the Fundamentals of Event Management class taught by Cividesk.

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It's a nice day for a white menu...

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 14:20

It's a nice day to... LEEEEExIIIIIIIM!

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CiviCRM 5.8.0 release

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 08:57
CiviCRM version 5.8.0 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 5.8.0 can be accessed here.   SPECIAL THANKS:
Categories: CRM

Just published extension Contact Specific API Defaults

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 06:10

I have just published the CiviCRM native extension Contact Specific API Defaults which allows you to specify specific defaults for API fields for a contact.

The extension was funded by Mediwe and developed by CiviCooP based on this use case:

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Membership Management online training: Wed. December 5th, 12 pm MT

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 16:56

Cividesk is offering the Fundamentals of Membership Management training session for new users on Wednesday, December 5th starting at 11 am PT/ 12 pm MT/ 2 pm ET.  This training class will help you get started using the membership module by learning how configure membership types, create an online membership sign-up page, track current and expired members, create a membership report and much more.  

Categories: CRM

Extended Security Release Update

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 10:27

CiviCRM Users by Version
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Event Management online training - Friday, November 30th

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 17:27

Learn the basics of customizing CiviEvent for your organization, the steps to create an online event, and how to manage and track event participants during this 2-hour online training session taught by Cividesk

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WordPress Admin Styles for CiviCRM with WordPress

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 15:39

In the past few weeks we have been looking at how a more uniform user experience could be provided between CiviCRM and WordPress dashboards. We looked at potentially leveraging Shoreditch, but quickly realized that it's dependent on a Drupal theme and the readme clearly stated that is was only for Drupal. So we stepped back and looked at how we could do this with CSS changes that apply to the admin only, since this is not affected by the theme at all.

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CiviTutorial - Another MIH Success!

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:07

We came down to the wire with CiviTutorial, having less than a day to go before the Make It Happen campaign funding its development was set to expire. In the end, we had 24 awesome donors pitch in to fund the extension and make CiviTutorial a reality.

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A CiviCRM Rebirth

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:22

An interview with Restoring the Foundations Ministry

Restoring the Foundations Ministry (RTF) is an integrated approach to biblical healing, with over 200 teams around the globe providing training and personal ministry to churches and people seeking help. The mission of the organization is to offer “hope for healing, freedom from life’s deepest struggles, and renewed purpose for living.” Jaque Orsi, office administrator at RTF, recently spoke with Cividesk to share her experiences of using CiviCRM. 

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CiviCRM Version 5.7 - Candidate for Extended Security Release

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 16:07

The first Wednesday of the month is an important day for the CiviCRM community. It’s the day where a new, scheduled monthly release drops. These normally include bug fixes, minor features changes and improvements. Nothing earth shattering (hopefully). Upgrades are typically routine and easy. For many, this is a fairly painless process to manage, especially as the ease of upgrade and release reliability have improved over the years. 

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CiviCRM 5.7.0 release

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 14:00
CiviCRM version 5.7.0 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 5.7.0 can be accessed here.   SPECIAL THANKS:
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Webinar #Giving Tuesday (in Spanish) - Prepara tu campaña con CiviCRM

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 05:09

Te invitamos a nuestro próximo webinar el día 13 de noviembre a las 11h

¿Has lanzado tu campaña de #GivingTuesday? ¿Has definido tu estrategia de comunicación? Si aún no lo has hecho o si lo has hecho, pero tienes dudas o quieres hacer tu campaña más atractiva, regístrate a nuestro webinar gratuito en el que trataremos los siguientes puntos:

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Online Training: Contact Management for New Users rescheduled for November 20th

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 14:36

Are you new to CiviCRM and need to learn the basics of contact management? want to know more about relationships, searching, groups & tags and how to create an activity report?

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Mass Emailing using Mosaico online training session - November 7th

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 16:37

Join Cividesk for this NEW online training session that will introduce the basic concepts of CiviMail and how to use the new Mosaico extension to create a professional and responsive newsletter. 

Click here to register for this one hour training session on November 7th at 10 am MT/11 am CT/12 pm ET.

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CiviCRM Establishment Committee Elections Results

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 14:12
Contributor Elections

Of the 261 voters in this election, 199 cast ballots.

Those elected are:

  • Allen Shaw, US

  • Claire Williams, UK

  • Erika Bjune, US

  • Kathryn Carruthers, Canada

  • Rose Lanigan, UK

Partner Elections

Of the 62 voters in this election, 49 cast ballots.

Those elected are:

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Fair Voting in Canada: In it for the long haul with CiviCRM

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 10:56

This month, British Columbians (in Canada) will be voting on whether to adopt proportional representation (PR) when electing their provincial representatives. If they do, they'll be the first province in Canada to do so.

Fair Vote Canada has been advocating for proportional representation in Canada's voting systems for more than 10 years, and I've been working with them for almost as long, using CiviCRM. 

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Stripe for Credit card payments

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 17:11

If you've heard of stripe you'll know it's a great platform for accepting credit card payments.  If you haven't heard of it and are reading this then you should try it out: https://stripe.com

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CiviCRM Establishment Committee Elections Update

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 10:07
Background

The first annual CiviCRM Governance Summit was held in New Jersey, USA on 25/26 September 2018, attended by 29 people - core team, partners, users and service providers from around the globe.

The major decision of the summit was to create a representative body to help guide the CiviCRM project.  An outline of the structure was produced, but there are many details yet to be resolved so the secondary decision was to create an interim committee, called the Establishment Committee, for the purpose of defining the eventual structure.  

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