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18 April, 2019
Filed under Training

Register to participate in the upcoming training session, "Customize your Database with Custom Fields and Profiles" offered by Cividesk on Thursday, April 25th at 10 am MT/ 11 am CT/ 12 pm ET.

Learn how to create custom fields according to best practices and the many uses of profiles to gather and display specific information about your contacts.  This online training is designed for...

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17 April, 2019
Filed under WordPress

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.

The CGS plugin is an add-on plugin to...

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15 April, 2019
Filed under CiviCamp, Community

We are in the final countdown to the UK CiviCamp in Leeds, on the 3rd May 2019. Lots of the sessions are now finalised and there will be a good range of topics and opportunities to find out more:

  • Introduction to CiviCRM
  • Organising Data effictively in CiviCRM
  • Managing Events using CiviCRM
  • Memberships, plus a run through the new developments recently posted in a blog online
  • Cases in CiviCRM, including...
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15 April, 2019
Filed under Extensions

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.

The use case is that some customers receive updates to address details from many sources, sometimes with quite a delay. That means that potentially they could apply an update that is actually already not valid anymore, re-setting an old email address. So far they have used different location types to allow the users processing the...

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11 April, 2019

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!

After the server version of libreoffice unfortunately turned out to be unsuitable, we found a feasible solution using the...

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04 April, 2019
Filed under v5.x, Release
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 from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 
The release notes for 5.12.0 can be accessed here...
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02 April, 2019
Filed under CiviMember

INTRODUCING MEMBERSHIP EXTRAS!

Over the past 12 months the team at Compucorp have been working super hard on a major leap for the CiviCRM membership module. We have a new suite of extensions and modules that will shortly be available to download from the CiviCRM website (you can download the beta from github now!). These include:

Membership...

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02 April, 2019
Filed under Training

Back by popular demand, Cividesk is offering a week of intensive training on the Fundamentals of CiviCRM the week of April 15th - 19th.

This promotion incorporates all of our basics classes: Contacts, Membership, Events, Contributions, Emailing (one class per day) and is an excellent opportunity to quickly train new staff or learn more about a particular module in CiviCRM. 

Sign up for four or more classes that week and receive 10% off each class, or visit our...

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29 March, 2019
The mission of The First Tee of Denver is to educate and inspire youth academically, socially and physically through the game of golf. The First Tee offers group lessons where students learn not only golf, but core values that are incorporated throughout the program, such as honesty and responsibility.
 
Cividesk recently spoke with Dan Reeves, Director of Operations for The First Tee of Denver about their transition to CiviCRM.
 
Tell us more about “life before...
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27 March, 2019

Don't forget your sunscreen! The Global Community Summit is coming to Barcelona on October: Register Now!

The site for the upcoming Global Community Summit in Barcelona is published. We are also collecting issues, comments, ideas, requests in the GitLab. If you consider yourself part of the community you should definitely register as...

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