25 May, 2018

At Amnesty International Vlaanderen we are starting a Petition Journey. The aim is to improve the engagement of people that sign a petition for the first time as their first point of contact with Amnesty. We then would like to send them an email with a survey immediately, and then for 5 weeks an email each week. One will be informing with a video link, one will be an invitation to register for an event in the same campaign, one will be to invite them to sign another petition etc.

We are using CiviCRM and specifically the CiviRules extension for this. We have configuration where our public website and CiviCRM are on different servers. We have a petition form on our website that sends data to CiviCRM automatically using CMRF.

For this specific Petition Journey (which we call Brave) we have set up a campaign and a...

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22 May, 2018
Filed under Training

Learn the basics of CiviContribute in this two hour on-line training taught by Cividesk Thursday, May 24th at 8 am PT/ 9 am MT/ 10 am CT/ 11 am ET.  

This class is designed for new users of CiviCRM and provides an excellent overview of the different features available to help you better mange  donations, as well as any funds that your organization receives.  

Click here to learn more and/or register. Class size is kept small to allow for questions, so secure your spot now!

Please contact Cividesk training manager and instructor Susan Engeman if you have any questions, susan@cividesk.com

15 May, 2018
Filed under Training

Join Cividesk this Thursday, May 17th for the Fundamentals of Contact Management online training session (12 - 2 pm PT | 1 - 3 pm MT | 3 - 5 pm ET). 

This class is an excellent introduction to managing contacts in CiviCRM and highly recommended for all new users. Click here for more information and to register. Please contact Cividesk Training Manager Susan Engeman, susan@cividesk.com, if you have any questions.

08 May, 2018
Filed under CiviCamp

Cividesk was very pleased to be part of CiviCamp Bay Area 2018 that took place on May 3rd at Preservation Park in Oakland, CA. It had been nearly 2 years since a CiviCRM event took place near San Francisco, the birthplace of our favorite Constituents Relationship Management (CRM) solution.

The event gathered 60+ people for a full day of presentations and workshops focusing on the CiviCRM ecosystem. Attendees, some flying in all the way from East Coast, were able to follow a wide range of topics presented by long time CiviCRM contributors, experts and partners.

Overall, 15 presenters shared their knowledge and experience in more than 10 different sessions to a multifaceted ...

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07 May, 2018
Filed under Meetups

Following the excellent work begun in Edinburgh by Graham Clarkston and Marcus Wilson - an event has been organised for Friday 11th May to allow third sector organisations in Glasgow to come along and find out more about CiviCRM, the various options available to implement and to meet developers and current users to get a better idea of the various platforms and integrations that are making CiviCRM a go to solution for the third sector

Visibility - a local sight loss charity who have been using CiviCRM as an internal database system for around 18 months - have kindly offered the use of their meeting room and tea/coffee facilities will be provided.

Current users, implementors and developers are invited to come along on Friday 11th May for a pre meeting session to discuss new integrations and to share technical assistance and tips from 11.00 am,  this first session runs over lunch time so please do feel free to bring your own lunch.  

New and prospective users...

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04 May, 2018
Filed under Release
Greetings, CiviCRM community!
 
The May release of CiviCRM is now ready to download.
 

RELEASE NOTES:

Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 
The release notes for 5.1.0 can be accessed here.
 

SPECIAL THANKS:

Complete list of 5.1.0 contributors (it's a huge team!) can be found here. Thanks to everyone involved!
 
 
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30 April, 2018
Filed under Training

Cividesk is offering a unique on-line training opportunity in May for those looking to master the CiviMember module. 

Our new user class, the Fundamentals of Membership Management will be taught Thursday, May 3rd, from 10 am to 12 pm MT. 

The following week, we will offer the intermediate level course, Organizing a Membership Renewal Campaign, on Wednesday, May 9th from 1 to 3 pm MT.

These on-line sessions are designed to complement each other and give CiviCRM users a complete overview of the various features found in CiviMember.

Follow the links above for more information and to register. Please feel free to email our training manager and class instructor, Susan Engeman, with any questions, susan@cividesk.com

28 April, 2018
By Anil
Filed under v5.0, v4.7

This simple extension adds an icon on the Drupal recent items block.
Clicking on this icon clears the items, leaving only the logged in users record.

https://civicrm.org/extensions/millertech-clear-recent-items

MillerTech - clear recent items

 

26 April, 2018
Filed under v4.6, CiviCRM, Security

Long Term Support (LTS) releases of CiviCRM are versions that are maintained for use by organizations for multi-year periods of time. The first official version of CiviCRM released as a LTS was version 4.4 and announced in October of 2014. 4.4 was the official LTS version until CiviCRM 4.7 was released, at which point version 4.6 was officially designated as the new LTS. The CiviCRM Core Team and several partners and contributors maintained version 4.4 and 4.6 until 2017, when Skvare and Compucorp officially took responsibility for the maintenance of CiviCRM 4.6 LTS.

Why have a Long Term Support release?

CiviCRM is open source software with a vibrant and active community of developers and contributors....

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26 April, 2018
Filed under Architecture

A couple of months ago, I made the first commits to a repository in which I have been experimenting with CiviCRM Buildkit on Docker. It's gone quite well so far. Last week we found out that as part of the Google Summer of Code, we will be running two Docker based projects, so it seemed like a good time for a post.

Health warning: I've tried to make this post accessible to a wide audience but it does get technical in places.

For those unfamiliar with CiviCRM buildkit, it is a collection of roughly 20 tools designed specifically for developing and testing CiviCRM.

For those unfamiliar with...

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