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CiviVolunteer online training class on Tuesday, May 14th

6 months 1 week ago

Are you interested in effectively managing your volunteers in CiviCRM? 

Join Cividesk for our online training session, "The Essentials of CiviVolunteer" on Tuesday May 14th starting at 10 am MT (Denver, Colorado) and learn how you can gather and store volunteer information, create sign up for volunteer opportunities or shifts at a specific event, and put together reports that track volunteer hours.


Building Form Builder

6 months 1 week ago

With generous support from the community funding our first Form Builder Make-it-happen campaign, Tim Otten & Coleman Watts have begun regular code sprints for phase 1 of the Form Builder project. The extension is evolving rapidly, but I wanted to take a break from development for a few minutes to update you on what we've accomplished so far and where we go from here.



CiviCRM + Drupal 8: The Official Make It Happen

6 months 1 week ago
If your organisation uses CiviCRM with Drupal, and would like to do in the future, we need your help!   Over the past few years lots of amazing work has been done on the unofficial Drupal 8 CiviCRM release.
The CiviCRM core team have looked at this and are now in a position to complete the work to make this an official CiviCRM release. This means they will make changes so
  • CiviCRM can easily be installed with Drupal 8
  • They will ensure CiviCRM works with Views in Drupal 8

Let's praise CiviCRM!

6 months 2 weeks ago

Josh nicely asked me to drop some words about the relationship Greenpeace in Central and Eastern Europe (GP) has with CiviCRM. I believe today is a good day to praise CiviCRM!


CIVICRM ESR 5.13 & PHP 5.6

6 months 2 weeks ago

If you’re not already aware, CiviCRM version 5.13 shipped this past Wednesday. In addition to this being the normal monthly release of the latest stable version of CiviCRM, it will also serve as the next version of CiviCRM ESR, officially in August. Finally, CiviCRM version 5.13 will be the last version of CiviCRM to support PHP 5.6.

There’s a lot here to digest, so let’s break it down with a few questions.


CiviCRM 5.13.0 release

6 months 2 weeks ago
CiviCRM version 5.13.0 is now out and ready to download. Please note that the next CiviCRM security release is expected on 15th May. It is going to be a point release of 5.13.    One of big improvements in 5.13.0 is being able to use mysql lock handling for 5.7 MySQL sites - see this PR for more details.   RELEASE NOTES:

Sydney CiviCRM Meetup Relaunch!

6 months 2 weeks ago

Time to relaunch the Sydney CiviCRM meetup - let's get together for an informal meet and greet, open workshop to discuss challenges, learnings and best practices with CiviCRM, and how we can make this meetup work for us in 2019.


Manage Membership Renewal in CiviCRM, Online Training on May 1st

6 months 3 weeks ago

Cividesk is offering the online training session, "Organizing a Membership Renewal Campaign" on Wednesday May 1st from 9 to 11 am MT/ 11 to 1 pm ET. 

This course is  designed for current users of CiviCRM and is recommended for those who have taken the Fundamentals of Membership Management taught by Cividesk or want to learn more about automating membership renewal in CiviCRM. 


civicrm_engage is dead, long live civicrm_engage!

6 months 4 weeks ago

Long, long ago, before we had indoor plumbing, penicillin or `civix generate:module`, a humble drupal module was born.

It tried its best to be helpful by employing an (at the time) cutting edge technique known as CRM_Utils_Migrate_Import to dump a motley collection of custom fields, profiles and options into your CiviCRM database.

Along with other cutting edge techniques (such as lobotomies), the process of automatically adding custom fields, profiles and options has been improved and now can be done with managed entities and our lovely api.


CiviCRM Groups Sync Plugin for WordPress

7 months ago

Have you ever wondered, how can I give a group of contacts specific capabilities? We have too. And now you can! Introducing the CiviCRM Groups Sync Plugin (CGS). This plugin provides a new way for access control to be managed that associates a group of users in WordPress to a group of contacts in CiviCRM. Taking away the need to create a new WordPress user role anytime someone needs a slightly different kind of access to CiviCRM.


New extension Former Communication Data

7 months ago

I have just published a new extension Former Communication Data.

The extension simply saves emailaddresses, phone numbers and address details in a separate tab on the contact summary when they are deleted as you can see in the attached screen print.


A better way of creating office templates for CiviCRM

7 months 1 week ago

How can we find a user-friendly way of creating templates for serial letters and other mass communication? Is it possible to integrate CiviCRM with open-source online applications to facilitate the creation of office templates for our users?

This has been bothering us for some time, because many of our users find it hard to set up and work with templates in HTML format. So we started a proof of concept to check possible options… and we found an answer!


CiviCRM 5.12.0 release

7 months 2 weeks ago
CiviCRM version 5.12.0 is now out and ready to download. This release includes quite a few improvements with a focus on overall performance.  RELEASE NOTES: Big thanks to Andrew Hunt and Alice Frumin from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 
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