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Find out more about how CiviCRM is being used in Canada and elsewhere.

CiviContribute online training session: June 6th

7 months 3 weeks ago

Learn all the basics of managing your contributions in CiviCRM: recording, searching, reporting and effectively communicating with your donors.

This 2-hour online class on the Fundamentals of Contribution Management taught by Cividesk is designed to introduce you to many of the features in CiviContribute and help you get off to a good start with best practices for managing this critical part of your organization.  


My first CiviCamp (in Dutch)

7 months 3 weeks ago

Maandag 13 mei was het zover. Mijn eerste CiviCamp. Ik werk inmiddels al een paar jaar met CiviCRM en het leek me goed om wat meer betrokken te zijn bij de community. Ik vond het wel spannend. Ik heb immers geen verstand van ICT, ik heb een sociale opleiding gedaan. Ik ben coördinator van een maatjesproject en gebruik CiviCRM om vast te leggen wie maatje van wie is. We zijn een kleine organisatie met slechts twee parttime medewerkers, maar ik zou mijn werk niet kunnen doen zonder CiviCRM.


Fundamentals of Membership online training: May 30th

8 months ago

Are you interested in learning more about the Membership module in CiviCRM?  The Fundamentals of Membership Management will cover all the basics for getting of to a successful start with managing and tracking membership in CiviCRM. 

Join Cividesk for this 2-hour live and interactive training session for new users on Thursday, May 30th at 9 am MT/ 10 am CT / 11 am ET (sorry but recorded versions are not available). 


Events online training: May 22nd at 3 pm MT

8 months 1 week ago

Cividesk is offering our Fundamentals of Event Management class for new users on Wednesday May 22nd at 3 pm MDT (Denver) and for our friends on the other side of the globe, this class starts on Thursday, May 23rd at 7 am AEST (Sydney).  

This Fundamentals class will cover all you need to know to get started using CiviEvent, focusing on the creation of a new event and the management of participants before and after events. 


CiviVolunteer online training class on Tuesday, May 14th

8 months 2 weeks 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

8 months 2 weeks 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

8 months 2 weeks 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!

8 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

8 months 3 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

8 months 3 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!

8 months 3 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

8 months 4 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!

9 months 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.

54 minutes 28 seconds ago
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