Improved Geocoding in CiviCRM Blog Feed - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 20:27

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! Blog Feed - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 10:46

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 Blog Feed - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 19:21

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

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Using CiviRules for a Petition Journey at Amnesty International Vlaanderen Blog Feed - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 13:30

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 Blog Feed - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:59

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 Blog Feed - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 22:47

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 Blog Feed - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 23:03

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 Blog Feed - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:26

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 Blog Feed - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:52
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 Blog Feed - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 17:58

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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New Extension - Clear items from Drupal recent items block Blog Feed - Sat, 04/28/2018 - 12:01

This simple extension adds an icon on the Drupal recent items block.
Clicking on this icon clears the items, leaving only the logged in users record.


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Why CiviCRM Long Term Support (LTS) is important Blog Feed - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 19:26

Long Term Support (LTS) releases of CiviCRM are versions that are maintained for use by organizations for multi-year periods of time. The first official version of CiviCRM released as a LTS was version 4.4 and announced in October of 2014. 4.4 was the official LTS version until CiviCRM 4.7 was released, at which point version 4.6 was officially designated as the new LTS.

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Buildkit on Docker Blog Feed - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 08:14

A couple of months ago, I made the first commits to a repository in which I have been experimenting with CiviCRM Buildkit on Docker. It's gone quite well so far.

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KPI Module for CiviCRM Blog Feed - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:43

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Building the Roparun Team Portal Part 1: Syncing civicrm participants to drupal user records Blog Feed - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 15:12

This is a first blog post about how we build the team portal for Roparun.

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Organizing Successful Events: Online training on Thursday, April 26th Blog Feed - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 22:44

Take your event management to the next level with this on-line session designed for current users of CiviCRM on Thursday, April 26th from 9 to 11 am Mountain Time. This course is an excellent follow-up to the Fundamentals of Event Management class taught by Cividesk.

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CivicRM Melbourne Meetup, 6PM Thurs 19th April Blog Feed - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:13

Looking forward to our second meetup of 2018 on Thursday, 19th April, 6PM at Melbourne Business School.

Same format as the last meetup, a round table discussion on various topics put forward by members of the group, leading with:

  • Scheduled Reports
  • Merging Contacts
  • Deduping contacts
  • Customising Invoices
  • Webforms

Also an introduction to Gitlab as a place recommended by CiviCRM for us to share content from the meetup.

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Announcing 1st Annual CiviCRM Governance Summit & Code Sprint Blog Feed - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 22:04

The CiviCRM Core Team is pleased to announce what we hope will become an annual event; a combined governance summit and code sprint. This year’s event will begin on September 25th, immediately following CiviCamp Hartford, and will be located in West Milford, New Jersey (within an hour from major airports). Full event details including agenda and discussion are online (or will be soon) here:

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The Essentials of CiviVolunteer training session - April 17th at 10 am MT Blog Feed - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 14:43

Your volunteers are a crucial part of your organization’s team and contribute in many ways that help your non-profit reach its goals. CiviVolunteer 2.0 is a CiviCRM extension created to help organizations effectively manage this important aspect of their daily operations.

This two hour on-line training will cover all the essential components of CiviVolunteer 2.0 that will allow you to better track, organize and communicate with your volunteers.

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New CiviCRM Extension Provides Graphic, Uncluttered Contact Records Blog Feed - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 15:18

Continual progress and improvements are some of the key reasons I love working with CiviCRM. A new extension released in March 2018 represents a solid improvement and significantly cleans up the contact record view.

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