We've chosen one 72-hour block for the sprint as follows. Mark your calendars, and join us for however much time you like during this window.
|LA||Wednesday, March 21 at 6 pm||Saturday, March 24 at 6 pm|
|Denver||Wednesday, March 21 at 7 pm||Saturday, March 24 at 7 pm|
|Chicago||Wednesday, March 21 at 8 pm...|
This year we will have two CiviCamps in the UK to choose from!
May 15th in London
October 5th in Manchester
CiviCamps are one day events covering everything related to CiviCRM. They are a great opportunity to learn about CiviCRM and what it can do for your organization, meet other CiviCRM users, partners and Core Team members and gather their feedback, learn advanced strategies for managing your online database, ask any questions you might have, share tips and build connections! This is the opportunity to meet the CiviCRM community and share experiences and knowledge with other organizations using CiviCRM!
In addition, we will have a Sprint for those who are interested in contributing further, and a choice of Administrator and Developer Training for those who want to expand their knowledge:
UK Sprint: October 6th to 12th
Administrator Training: 3rd and 4th October...
Cividesk has created an on-line training session to guide you through the basics of creating custom fields and to show you how to use profiles to gather custom data from contacts through the creation of an on-line form. When you leave this class, you'll be able to customize CiviCRM to gather and store data that is unique to your organization, as well as better understand the various uses of profiles in CiviCRM.
Join us next Thursday, February 22nd from 12 to 2 pm (Mountain Time) for this on-line training session taught by Cividesk.
Questions? please contact Cividesk training manager, Susan Engeman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last month I made a proposal for a client to integrate CiviCRM with Outlook 365. This proposal was rejected because the client did not go for an e-mail migration to Outlook 365. So the need for this plugin was gone.
The plan was that this integration would do the following:
- all the contacts in CiviCRM exposed to the outlook address book
- all the groups and the group membership exposed as groups in the outlook address book
- above would be done with the restriction that you can only see the contacts and groups which you are allowed to see when you login into CiviCRM
- outlook address book is read only. Meaning that changes should be made in CiviCRM and become visible in outlook
I made a guesstimate that development including testing and documentation takes between 12-24 hours of development.
My own investment would be that I need probably 8-16 hours of learning before I can develop a plugin...
We had a university experience, with our meetup taking place in the large classroom with stadium seating. A few who joined us were evaluating CiviCRM and wanted to see if it was what they were looking for and it had the flexibility needed. So I started by doing a basic overview of CiviCRM components. Jon (@junglebird) also supported this and did a demo of Mosaico.
After that we split into two groups, one group looking more for some of their questions to be answered with regards to how to manage some organizational programming across affiliates....Read more
Last week we had a Sprint in the wonderful city of Brussels. This blog post is a recap of what I have been up to.
I started the sprint to work on a new extension the form processor. This idea came to my mind as I had a few clients at which I had to develop a custom api for data coming from their website (in those cases CiviCRM was separated from the website). And my idea was that I wanted to give system administrator and implementers a tool in which they could create those kind of API by themselves. So the form processor was born.
Below is a sketch of the screen of the form processor (click the image for a larger preview):
The form processor is designed so that the user first defines the...Read more
Aloha, everyone! As you all know, CiviCRM is shipped with a lot of useful report templates for each CiviCRM entities. You can use these templates to create difference report instances to interrogate your data.
However, if you are report geeks like us, you might sometimes find that the existing templates don’t quite give you the flexibility you need. There is the excellent extended reports extension which you should definitely check out here; but if you are trying to do something a bit more complex; or looking for a graphical output then your may still be exporting your data into Excel or Google sheets to do more analysis…
The CiviCRM Pivot Report extension intends to change all...Read more
CiviCoop have produced a wonderful extension, Documenten, which provides some great new features for adding attachments to Case Activities and storing them in a user-friendly way (a Documents tab on the Contact record), as well as the ability to update files with newer versions of the file. Some of the extensions features were only functioning when Cases and Activities were being created through the Webform CiviCRM feature.
After trialling the extension we found that the client needed some enhancements to provide more flexibility - or consistency - in terms of how attachments could be added, rather than just through the Webform interface.
MEAA are a union organisation in Australia with a very wide brief including both union activism and membership drives, as well as legal services to its members.
They use Cases extensively and we were keen to deliver some improvements to 'inbound email' so that they could include the case id in the subject, and have the email added to the relevant case.
The 4.7.30 release has seen our additions for using case id added to core. Prior to our patch it was only possible to add Inbound Emails by using the the case hash value - which was hard/impossible to figure from the UI. The improvement means that an email where the subject includes "[case #1234]" will add the email as an Activity to Case 1234 - woohoo!
The core functionality of Inbound mail creating activities is documented...Read more
We have recenting been working with MEAA to build new functionality in to their CiviCRM in order to build their capabilities.
One of the requirements that arose was to be able to set some Activity Types to send notifications to the Assignee without triggering them for all Activity Types.
This feature was accepted by core and is now available in 4.7.30 release.
Now when you visit Display Preferences at civicrm/admin/setting/preferences/display?reset=1 (red box) you will see a select option to specify any Activity Types (green box) that should be excluded from notifications going to Assignees.