Blog posts by ChrisChinchilla

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February 10, 2014
By ChrisChinchilla Filed under CiviReport

I’m not sure if this will be any use to anyone else, but I needed somewhere to write down the process, so you never know. After migration some of our custom reports have gone walkabouts and are showing this error message… 

"Could not find template for this report instance"

It seems that something has become broken and the path to the report and the report template no longer match, so reregistering / creating brings the reports back to life.

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January 29, 2014
By ChrisChinchilla Filed under CiviCRM, Community, CiviDay

I think I’m safe in saying that CiviDay pretty much kicked of in Melbourne Australia (hopefully we just beat Sydney) and we had a small crowd, but mainly composed of new users which was great.

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January 20, 2014
By ChrisChinchilla Filed under CiviContribute, CiviEvent, CiviCRM, Extensions

eWay is an australian payment processor that provides a seamless connection with many banks and allows for recurring payments, token payments etc.

CiviCRM has had a one off payments processor for eWay for a long time, but has lacked one for recurring payments and now it is finally here!

This payment processor has had a long history and there are many people to thank in it’s evolution.

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December 11, 2013
By ChrisChinchilla Filed under CiviCampaign, CiviContribute, Case studies and user stories, CiviCRM, Community, Drupal, Finance and Accounting, Interface and design
At Green Renters we have tried to incorporate as much of what we do into CiviCRM as possible, we figured that there was no point having a central repository of how everyone engages with our organisation if the information wasn't complete, so we sought to consolidate as much of what we do into CiviCRM as possible. This is a post explaining how we incorporated and integrated project management and accounting into our CiviCRM.
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November 28, 2013
By ChrisChinchilla Filed under CiviCRM, Extensions

This may be a blog post I expand upon later…

I've seen mentions around the interwebs of socialCRM tools for CiviCRM and what I want to know is… Has anyone started any kind of code or prototyping this idea? If not, I may make a start and anyone else interested in lending a hand… Let me know.

Slightly vague in terms of feature set right now, but take a read through the following links to get an idea:

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November 19, 2013
By ChrisChinchilla Filed under CiviCRM, Drupal

I love CiviCRM, but sometimes visualising and 'reporting' on data can be a complicated process and personally I think the Drupal Views module is a perfect way of easily generating listings and reports that can be filtered, sorted and manipulated on the fly by non-technical users.

Currently, Views intergration is pretty good but there's more work to do and I'm taking over the views maintenance of CiviCRM, to not only fix bugs, but also add enhahncements and features.

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July 3, 2013
By ChrisChinchilla Filed under CiviEvent, Case studies and user stories, CiviCRM

I'm currently undertaking a vast overhaul of how our site ( displays and handles events as they are our main interaction point with the public. I'll document what I learn in a series of blog posts and here's the first.

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June 23, 2013
By ChrisChinchilla Filed under Case studies and user stories, CiviCRM, Documentation, Extensions

For some time i've been trying to make my organisations contact list accessible outside of CiviCRM. Why you may ask?

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June 15, 2013
By ChrisChinchilla Filed under Case studies and user stories, CiviCRM, Marketing and Promotion

This is a post to start a discussion, something of an expansion of Dave's blog (Let's Market CiviCRM better) and Jessica's blog (Expanding end users).

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