Blog posts by josh

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July 10, 2020
By josh Filed under Form Builder, API

The CiviCRM Core Team recently wrapped up work on the first phase of ‘Search Builder’, an effort intended to unify t

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June 18, 2020
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In early 2016, the CiviCRM Core Team secured various trademarks and implemented a policy consistent with that of WordPress (at the time, anyway). Over time, discussions around the trademark, most particularly as they related to the use of "civicrm" in domain names, began to surface, resulting in a change to the policy that is in effect as of 18 June 2020.

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May 26, 2020
By josh Filed under Community

The transition of civicrm.org to Drupal 8 continues and, in the process, we’re taking time to clean up aspects of the site including revising its content and navigation, and reducing technical debt. One particular area that we’ve spent a great deal of time on involves the listing and recognition of both CiviCRM partners and contributors. Here are a few issues that touch on this process for you if you need some ‘light’ reading this weekend (in no particular order):

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May 25, 2020
By josh Filed under Community

CiviCRM once had a list of ambassadors that provided a reference point for new potential users of CiviCRM, answering questions about the software, the community and how to get started. At a certain point, this went away and was never revised or replaced. We’re rekindling this idea now, albeit with a slightly different focus and in a different format.

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May 5, 2020
By josh Filed under Community, Sustainability

In late January, the CiviCRM Core Team published its 2019 annual report which laid out its objectives for 2020. While we’ve managed the occasional update somewhat randomly in the past, we’d like to stick to a cadence of quarterly updates going forward in order to communicate progress on our priorities. This update provides an overview of the first quarter of 2020 as well as reflects on what we see happening for the remainder of the year.

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March 29, 2020
By josh Filed under Form Builder, API

CiviCRM was built to be a CRM for organizational data with which users may leverage powerful components that provide a range of functionality and build complex workflows to manage constituent information, all under one system. There exist many ways in which data can come into CiviCRM, and there’s a far greater number of ways in which the data is used across the thousands of organizations that currently leverage CiviCRM.

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December 20, 2019
By josh Filed under Form Builder

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.

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November 30, 2019
By josh Filed under Marketing and Promotion

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.

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November 29, 2019
By josh Filed under Community, Sustainability, Teams

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.

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September 11, 2019
By josh Filed under Marketing and Promotion

In conjunction with the civicrm.org website transition, we’ve undertaken a revision of the CiviCRM brand and messaging, as well as an overhaul of the site’s content. Likely the lowest hanging fruit is the CiviCRM logo, so that effort has shown the most progress to date.

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