20 February, 2020
Filed under CiviCamp

I've been providing CiviCRM services to clients for nearly 10 years but they've never come to an event. So I CiviMail'ed them the following to explain why I thought they should come. One client thought the way I'd explained things was "so useful it should be on the web", so I'm posting it here


Dear {contact.first_name},

There's a CiviCRM training/mini-conference event in Birmingham on 3 March - please consider coming to it. Please invite other colleague(s) as appropriate.

You use CiviCRM, and you ask me for help, which is fine, but there's much more to learn from spending some time with the wider CiviCRM community. I think attending this event will be well worth your time.

  • Get ideas from other organisations that use CiviCRM

  • Learn about features you didn't know it had
  • Find out about new things being worked on
  • Feel part...
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04 February, 2020
Filed under CiviCamp

It's only 4 weeks until CiviCamp Birmingham (UK)! Are you ...

  • Trying to figure out if CiviCRM is a good fit for your organisation?
  • Already a user of CiviCRM, but think you could be doing more?
  • An experienced user or developer looking to connect with others and swap ideas?

CiviCamp offers a one day fast track to learning about CiviCRM and improving overall user skills and is suitable for anyone using or interested in CiviCRM.

The programme includes:

  • Custom Searches/reports with the data processor, Jaap Jansma, CiviCoop
  • An Introduction to Data Modelling, Rebecca Tregenna, Third Sector Design
  • How to write documentation for CiviCRM, Mikey O’Toole
  • Integrating with your CMS, Rose Lanigan, Ruza...
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17 December, 2019
By abilunn
Filed under CiviCamp

CiviCamp London wasn't my first rodeo.

I’ve been a Civi user for about 5 years had been along to CiviCamp Leeds earlier in the year. But, London was particularly exciting for me personally as I was a week into my new job at that point, and seeing things differently from a new organisations perspective.  

I’m a big fan of the general principle of getting users and developers in a shared space to essentially just chat, and that’s why I love CiviCamps. The term networking makes me cringe a lot of the time, and nerding out over a CRM system would have caused a similar reaction in me not long ago. But, here I want to celebrate some of the reasons I think CiviCamps are better than any other conference-style event I’ve been to. Starting with the way these events are so much more than just being talked at. Sure there are fantastic speakers and workshop leaders, but these people exude a genuine willingness to acknowledge...

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24 November, 2019
By Detlev
Filed under CiviCamp

Once a year Software für Engagierte e.V., an association of German CiviCRM users, organizes a national CiviCamp in Germany. This year it took place in Hamburg at November, 18 and was visited by 68 users, developers and interested people from all parts of Germany and even from Austria and Switzerland, with one participant each.

On the initiative of Ulrich Meyer-Martin and Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli, the task of hosting CiviCamp had been taken on by the Hamburg CiviCRM community. And they delivered: As many as five local organisations presented their use cases, even more local enthusiasts pitched in. The location was also well chosen, because the GLS bank’s meeting rooms with their rooftop view of Hamburg were top in more than sense: the bank was even represented in person since they actively support development through the...

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29 May, 2019
Filed under CiviCamp, Community

Maandag 13 mei was het zover. Mijn eerste CiviCamp. Ik werk inmiddels al een paar jaar met CiviCRM en het leek me goed om wat meer betrokken te zijn bij de community. Ik vond het wel spannend. Ik heb immers geen verstand van ICT, ik heb een sociale opleiding gedaan. Ik ben coördinator van een maatjesproject en gebruik CiviCRM om vast te leggen wie maatje van wie is. We zijn een kleine organisatie met slechts twee parttime medewerkers, maar ik zou mijn werk niet kunnen doen zonder CiviCRM.

Bij binnenkomst merkte ik een ontspannen sfeer van ons-kent-ons. Ik zag veel mannen met laptops, soms in groepjes bij elkaar. Achterin de zaal stonden een hoop koffers en bagage. Ik zag iemand met een programmaboekje. Hij bestudeerde de tabel met programmaonderdelen alsof het een wiskunde opgave was en zette kruisjes bij interessante workshops zoals een kind dat doet bij speelgoed in de intertoys folder.  Ik bemachtigde ook een programmaboekje en probeerde wijs te worden uit alle Engelse...

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13 May, 2019
Filed under CiviCamp

We're having a CiviCamp and Sprint in New York City. CiviCamp will take place Tuesday, June 11th at the National Urban League. The Code and Documentation Sprint will follow from June 12th to 15th.

At this years CiviCamp we will have a day of sessions that will cover the various components of CiviCRM. There will also be a space where we will hold a Help Desk to answer your questions. And here will be a room for the developers to connect for those who want engage in more technical dialogue.

We'll be updating the website with more details as we have them. But don't hesitate...

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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 some new developments
  • An introduction to using Webforms and Views in Drupal to simplify inputting and display custom reports

And more! We will also have 'Lightening Talks' where we showcase recent developments, and an opportunity to bring your own topics and share with fellow users and CiviCRM community members.

Plus, for those who've not visited Leeds 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 soon as possible (we expect to have a full house).


  • Global Community Summit: October 4 & 5
  • Sprint /  DevCamp: October October 6 - 10
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Venue: Can Ramonet, Sitges
  • Website: ...
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04 March, 2019
By noah

It's time to take your CiviCRM skills to the next level! Join us for two days of intensive hands-on learning, individual attention from CiviCRM experts and networking with nonprofit peers.

  • Dig into the most popular components of CiviCRM with the guidance of experienced trainers.

  • Learn and practice on an actual database: we give each trainee their own CiviCRM site to work on.

  • Ask questions: you'll have plenty of opportunities.

Get an early-bird discount if you register by March 12.

We will cover all the most commonly-used core components of CiviCRM. This is your chance to become familiar with parts of Civi that you were curious about but haven't ventured into. You may also pick up better ways to accomplish the tasks you already do in Civi!

The training takes place side-by-side with ...
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01 March, 2019
By neil
Filed under CiviCamp, Community, Training

Our San Francisco Bay Area CiviCRM community had a fantastic 2018 CiviCamp.  The feedback we received has shaped our 2019 offering.  (Thank you!)  So this year, CiviCamp Oakland is a 2-Day event! 

In addition to CiviCamp sessions, we are offering an intensive training for CiviCRM users who want a more thorough learning experience. This hands-on training is presented by Lemniscus with AGH Strategies.

We invite you to partner with us!  We have opportunities for presenters, volunteers and sponsors.  Email civicampsfbayarea@civicrm.org to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!

Two days, multiple ways to engage. Possibly the only...

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