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09 October, 2019
Filed under Community, Sprints

45 people from around the world came together for three days to make CiviCRM better.

A ‘sprint’ in the CiviCRM community is an opportunity for people to get together and improve CiviCRM. Sprints are held at least once per year in different locations around the world. By getting lots of people together in one place it is possible to do concentrated work and make significant improvements to the software. It's not just about writing code though, it is also a place to discuss and improve other...

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08 October, 2019
Filed under Community, Sustainability
First of all, it’s been a huge privilege for me to be able to attend the Global Community Summit in Barcelona and all of us here agree that first and foremost we owe this to the amazing team at iXiam for organising a fantastic event!
Being new to the community, I was a little concerned that it might be a little too dev-centric but I needn’t have worried. I knew this was going to be something special from Joe Murray’s opening remarks celebrating our history, diversity and growth to ensure we started the summit knowing that all voices are equal and heard....
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07 October, 2019
Filed under Training

Needing more guidance as you begin using the CiviEvent module?

Register for the Fundamentals of Event Management online training brought by Cividesk on Tuesday, October 15th at 3 pm MT/ 5 pm EST/ Oct. 16th at 7 am AEST and learn how to create an event in CiviCRM, manage different types of registration and better track participants before and after your events.  

Feel free to contact Cividesk training manager...

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07 October, 2019
Filed under Release

CiviCRM version 5.18.0 is now out and ready to download.


Big thanks to Andrew Hunt and Alice Frumin from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 

The release notes for 5.18.0 can be accessed here.


The complete list of 5.18.0 contributors (it's a huge team!) can be found...

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03 October, 2019
Filed under Training

Want to learn more about the CiviVolunteer extension for CiviCRM that makes it easy to manage and track volunteers, whether it be an on-going volunteer project or a specific event?

Register for the Essentials of CiviVolunteer, a 2-hour live training session on Tuesday, October 8th at 9 am MT/ 10 am CT/ 11 am ET brought to you by Cividesk.  (Sorry but recorded versions are not available.) ...

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25 September, 2019
Filed under Training

Cividesk is offering our most popular online class at a time that also accomodates participants from Australia & New Zealand.

The Fundamentals of Contact Management will be held on October 3rd at 2 pm PT/ 3 pm MT/ October 4th at 7 am AEST/ 9 am NZST. This two hour interactive training is recommended for those getting started in CiviCRM and will introduce you to best practices for managing your contacts.

Join Cividesk training manager...

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23 September, 2019
By MickC
Filed under Meetups

Come along to the third meetup of 2019, a workshop style session discussing challenges submitted by attendees in advance. 

As suggested by attendees in the last meetup, there's more to explore on the theme of contacts including Relationships and how they could be used to segment lists for email marketing, Households and more.

Suggested topics from the following items:

  • Relationships - types, setup, usage
  • ...
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19 September, 2019
Filed under Training

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about managing membership renewal during the 2-hour online training class, Organizing a Membership Renewal Campaign, offered by Cividesk on Wednesday, September 25th at 11 am PT/ 12 pm MT/ 2 pm ET.

Cividesk instructor Susan Engeman will carefully guide you through the steps necessary to manage this important aspect of your membership drive. 


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18 September, 2019
Filed under Community, Meetups


This is an open invitation for everyone in the Asia/Pacific region to join other Australians, New Zealanders etc. on-line to catch-up and discuss all things CiviCRM. If you are a CiviCRM user, developer or casual user with questions, then you are most welcome to join us.


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13 September, 2019
Filed under Extensions

We are pleased to release the new stripe extension version 6.0 just in time for the implementation of the new European PSD2 payments directive that enters into force on the 14th September.

The new release uses the Stripe Elements library which simplifies PCI compliance and allows SAQ-A certification for most sites. The extension now supports 3d secure and other client-side authentication/validation methods.


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