In october 2019 I spend a few days with the community at the Summit in Barcelona, and it was inspiring as usual! On the way back out of all the things we discussed two themes kept going around in my head. The first was the need for more marketing material that was felt by all present, and the second one was that in my opinion CiviCRM = software + community.
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Join Cividesk on Tuesday, January 21st at 9 am MT/11 am ET for the online training "Organizing a Membership Renewal Campaign". This 2-hour training session will guide you through all the steps necessary for preparing for a membership renewal drive using CiviCRM.
This course is designed for current users of CiviCRM and is recommended for those who have taken the introductory level Fundamentals of Membership Management class.
For a nonprofit, raising enough funds to do the most good is at the forefront of goal setting this new year. Direct and recurring donations have always been time-proven and effective ways to achieve this goal. But how can a nonprofit differentiate themselves and maximize the revenue available to aid their cause? Adding an e-commerce store with profitable products that both connect to your organization’s vision and add funds to fuel your efforts can be a game-changer.
The Core Team has been hard at work on the new Form Builder for CiviCRM. Code-named "Afform" (the Affable Administrative Angular Form Framework) - the project is growing into a robust app for composing forms for all different purposes.
After months of development we're happy to announce the first public Alpha release, which you can download and try for yourself at https://lab.civicrm.org/extensions/afform/-/tags
Let's ring in the New Year by spinning some new hits and timeless classics for the dancefloor at this CiviCRM extension party.
//record scratching sound// Wait, what's an extension, you ask?
It's an add-on so your Civi can do more things in better ways.
Start the new year off by getting in shape with CiviCRM! Cividesk is offering one week of intensive online training for new users of CiviCRM. Take advantage of this special discounted offer if you sign up for four or more classes during the week.
CiviCRM version 5.21.0 is now out and ready to download.
This is a regular monthly release. It is also an Extended Security Release (ESR).
Upgrade now for the most stable CiviCRM experience:
The day CiviMobile team rolled out its international CiviMobile localization project is long gone. The project is running full blast, gathering pace with every new release of CiviMobile and with every new account of its further international outreach.
Reaching new users and higher goals
Miss yesterday's presentation by Coleman Watts on the new GUI for Form Builder? You can check out the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jiqLAlnjMM If you like what you see, please consider supporting the effort. We still have an open campaign for 2019 that you can donate to that directly supports our work on Form Builder.
With this new release, Agiliway takes СiviCalendar for the excellence-seeking ride to be the smartest organizing and scheduling Civi component. Visual, intuitive, clever and easy to use due to earlier releases, its recent update makes it alluring even for the one who never thought to be a calendar-person. As a major improvement the CiviCalendar extension suggests new ways to interact with your calendar.
More advanced configuration settings
CiviCamp London wasn't my first rodeo.
I’ve been a Civi user for about 5 years had been along to CiviCamp Leeds earlier in the year. But, London was particularly exciting for me personally as I was a week into my new job at that point, and seeing things differently from a new organisations perspective.
Learn best practices for managing all aspects of your contributions in CiviCRM, search and organize donor information with smart groups, create a year-end thank you letter for donors and a financial report.
CiviCRM role-based security solution gets a fundamental boost as Agiliway releases an extension to streamline permission management within multi-unit hierarchically structured nonprofit organizations.
Who will benefit?
Several spots are still available for the beginner-level online training, the Fundamentals of Contact Management brought to you by Cividesk on December 12th at 9 am MT/ 10 am CT/ 11 am ET /4 pm GMT. Register now to hold your seat!
This class is highly recommended by the CiviCRM community as a good introduction for new users. Sorry, but recorded versions are not available.
CiviCRM version 5.20.0 is now out and ready to download.
Important Notice: This is a security release. We recommend you immediately upgrade to one of the following versions:
- CiviCRM v5.20.0
- CiviCRM v5.19.4
- CiviCRM v5.13.8 ESR
Below are the security advisories details:
- CIVI-SA-2019-24: CSRF in APIv4 AJAX end point
Bugs resolved in 5.19.4:
For a little Holiday spirit -> Register now for the CiviCRM Canada Coffee/Tea Holiday Exchange!
How it works:
Come to the CiviCRM Melbourne Meetup, Thursday 5th December 2019
This Fourth meetup of 2019 will have the theme 'Contact Management' - based partly on some of the issues raised by attendees on the meetup issue queue, and some additional Contact related items building on the foundation of the last 2 sessions.
Suggested topics from the following items:
Tis the season of Holiday fundraisers, face to face gatherings & last but not least the season of giving!
With so many live events going on, it’s the perfect time for you to take advantage of mobile payment processing to maximize face to face fundraising and reach or surpass your fundraising goals this year.
A few weeks back we rolled out a recommended redesign for the CiviCRM logo. We opted to tackle this in anticipation of rebranding the new CiviCRM website, which we’re in the process of transitioning to D8. We made one minor change by adopting Varela Round as the base font for the logo. The new logo, below, will begin rolling out throughout CiviCRM over the coming weeks. You can find it as well as more assets online in our Gitlab space here.
On 15 August 2019, we switched the contributor log (previously a webform/civicrm) over to Gitlab. Details on how to track time can be found here. We did this because more and more of the project management was taking place in Gitlab and because of weaknesses in the contributor log, specifically it was clunky and it was difficult to assess the legitimacy of contributions reported.