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GSoC Project Updates-Making CiviCRM Cloud Native and Docker Friendly

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?

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

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

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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CiviCRM-Making Transactional Emails Dynamic Project updates

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 09:53

Hi everyone! I’m Abhansh, and I’m working on Making Transactional Email Templates Dynamic project for GSoC 2018. If you want more information about what this project is all about, check out the gitlab here. Mails are the de-facto standard for e-communication these days. We will be using MJML as our templating engine.

Some other templating engines :

  1. INK

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CiviCRM’s Powerful Custom Reporting Helps Create Targeted Groups for Year-End Fundraising

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 21:30

(and for your Christmas thank-you notes!)

We start with Advanced Search and move on to additional and/or logic to create “smart groups” that update themselves to fit your chosen criteria.

Build Your First Group

1. Go to Search > Advanced Search to build your first group.

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The Essentials of CiviVolunteer - July 25th at 11 am PT / 12 pm MT / 2 pm ET

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 20:45

Learn to use and effectively manage CiviVolunteer 2.0, a CiviCRM extension, in this two hour on-line training course taught by Cividesk.

Click here for more info about this July 25th session and to register. Class size is kept small to allow time for questions, so register soon!

Please email Cividesk training manager, Susan Engeman with any questions. 



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A little preparation helps good organizations be great clients

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 22:02

Last year at #17NTC, I met a consultant who reminded me of the dreaded phone call, “Hey, a colleague referred me to you and I want to get a quote for moving to CiviCRM.” Those phone calls are often challenging, as the client hasn’t done much in the way of organizing their needs and helping us help them.

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Contact Management on-line Training Session - Sign up Now!

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 17:19

Several spots are still left for the on-line Fundamentals of Contact Mangement training taught by Cividesk on Tuesday, July 10th from 4 to 6 pm MDT (Denver, Colorado). Please note this special time to accomodate CiviCRM users in Australia and New Zealand (training will be on Wednesday July 11th for users in that time zone).

Click here for more information and to pay/register for this  training session on managing contacts in CiviCRM designed for new users. 

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Administrator and Developer Training this October, UK

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 10:49

As part of the UK CiviCamp event in October, we are also offering two-day Administrator Training and two-day Residential Developer Training on CiviCRM.

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CiviCRM 5.3 release

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 23:52
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

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 17:20

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

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 16:28

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

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 16:15

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

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 15:57

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

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:50

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

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 17:20
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

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 06:03

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

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 17:04

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

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 16:00

A tapestry of attendee comments…

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