Great CiviCRM meetup in Antwerp! Blog Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:45

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 Blog Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:21

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! Blog Feed - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 16:18

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 Blog Feed - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 00:22


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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Announcing CiviCRM 5.5 Release Blog Feed - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:58
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 Blog Feed - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 20:39

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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Fundamentals of Contribution Management online training - September 5th Blog Feed - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 19:41

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 Blog Feed - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 09:44
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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Learn how to create and use Custom Fields and Profiles - Online training on August 22nd Blog Feed - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 15:06

Adding custom fields in CiviCRM and understanding how to edit profiles allow you to customize your database to collect and store the data relevant to your non-profit.

Learn best practices for creating custom fields so your data is stored in the most logical place in CiviCRM and how to create online forms and registration pages by adding those custom fields to a profile. Find out more about different uses of profiles in CiviCRM and how you can maximize this powerful feature!

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Electronic Signing with Drupal Webform and CiviCRM Blog Feed - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 16:38

Do you need to collect a "real" signature from your contacts and store it on their contact record?

If you use Drupal Webform you can embed an electronic signature directly using the new webform_civicrm_esign module developed by MJW Consulting and Northbridge Digital.

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Contact Layout Editor - Help put on the finishing touches Blog Feed - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 21:22

One of the most requested features in CiviCRM over the years has been to tweak the Contact Summary page. That's the main Contact view, the "heart" of CiviCRM. And now, thanks to 12 donors contributing a total of $12,860.00 in the past month, we've almost reached our goal. Extension development is underway and beta testers have been wowed with the power and ease of designing their own Contact Summary layout with only a few clicks. Some key features of the extension:

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Using CiviCRM form processor extension to handle form submissions from an external website Blog Feed - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 13:03

In this blog post I want to show how you could use the new form processor extension to handle form submissions from an external website.

My (imaginary) organisation provides buddies for young people and the form on our website is submitted when somebody is interested in becoming a buddy for a teenager. We ask for the name, address, e-mail, telephone number, birth date and gender.

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Announcing CiviCRM 5.4 Release Blog Feed - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 16:44
This latest CiviCRM 5.4 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 5.4 can be accessed here.   SPECIAL THANKS:
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Fundamentals of Membership Management online training - August 7th Blog Feed - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 19:11

Join Cividesk on Tuesday, August 7th at 1 pm PT /2 pm MT/ 4 pm ET for this 2-hour online training session on the basics of CiviMember.  

Learn to set up membership types, record, search and report on member data, send membership renewal emails and much more!

Click here for more information and to register/pay for this informative training session. Questions? email Cividesk training manager, Susan Engeman at

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Reconciling money with CiviCRM Blog Feed - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 21:32

If you are a medium or large organization and use a payment processor with CiviCRM, and especially if your reporting needs are complex (e.g. political parties that need to report income rather carefully), then you will have run into the challenge of reconciling payment processor income in CiviCRM against your bookkeeping system and/or your bank account. 

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GSoC Project Updates-Making CiviCRM Cloud Native and Docker Friendly Blog Feed - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 15:19

Few months back I joined the civiCRM developers community as a Google Summer of Code intern with the objective of improving in my coding skills by making a significant contribution to open source software. It's gone quite well so far. With the help of my mentor and other CiviCRM community members I have successfully completed phase 1 and 2 of the program.

This blog post is a summary of what I have been able to achieve from the time coding began till July 09, 2018.

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Want to customize the contact summary screen? Blog Feed - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 18:34

Configurable contact summary layouts are coming soon. Help make it happen!

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Harnessing the Mass-Mailing Power of CiviMail and the Mosaico Extension Blog Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 17:28

So you’ve got that perfect donation page, you’ve grouped your nonprofit’s audience into three neat segments, and you’re announcing your latest fundraising campaign via your social media channels.

But do you have the perfect automated email marketing system to keep in touch with your new donors and reach out to prospective contributors? Here’s what you need to know about CiviCRM to help you ace the email marketing campaign you’re dreaming of.

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Announcing CiviCRM 5.3.1 and 4.6.38 Security Release Blog Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 13:16

The latest release of CiviCRM 5.3.1 and 4.6.38 includes security fixes. This is a critical security release, we recommend upgrading to 5.3.1 and 4.6.38 to ensure the security of your site and data as soon as possible.

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