07 February, 2014
By Slovak
Filed under CiviCon

76 days until CiviCon 2014 and this volunteer-organized event needs you! 

Yes you. Specifically you!

We are looking for session proposals, such as: 

  • basic "how-to" guidance on CiviCRM basics targeted towards beginner users 
  • possible solutions for implementors 
  • development or usage of extensions 
  • training on any number of topics 

Visit http://sf2014.civicrm.org/sessions and "Submit your session idea" - or two. Each one of us has something to contribute from our experience and your presentation will help to make the CiviCon a true community event.

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21 November, 2013
Filed under CiviCon

I thought it would be useful to share a quick overview of how we are organising our conferences these days, and for people to understand how much it costs to put these events on, where the money comes from, and where it goes to.

The logistics

Over the past few years we have developed a model that seems to work quite well for organising a CiviCon.  We are always improving and evolving the model, but there is a fair amount now that we have well rehearsed and easy to repeat. This is good since it takes some of the unknowns, and the stress out of organising. It also helps us get other people involved, share the knowledge, and grow the conference organising teams, which in turn helps us to improve and evolve things further (a nice virtuous circle).  Organising teams are crucial to success of our events. They put a lot of work in to make each conference work and we need more help with each conference.

The financials

For the past few London...

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29 September, 2013
Filed under CiviCon, Community

CIVICON LONDON October 3rd and 4th

130 people have already registered for CiviCon London this Thursday and Friday, but there are still a few tickets left - now is your last chance to register - click here to book your place!

CiviCon London is Europe's biggest CiviCRM meetup.  It is packed with sessions to help you learn about CiviCRM, and is the best place to meet and network with other CiviCRM users and providers.  The conference is designed for new and existing users, and also for those considering using CiviCRM.

You don't have to be a techie to attend - have a look at our full session line up for users, including:

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10 September, 2013
Filed under CiviCon

This October 3rd and 4th, it's CiviCon London 2013 - CiviCRM's Annual European Conference.  CiviCon London is two days jam packed with super-interesting and informative sessions showing you how to make the most out of CiviCRM at your organisation.  It's the best place for you to meet and network with people that can give you advice, share best practice, and help you with your CiviCRM project. But don't take our word for it - hear what people had to say about last years event and register now!.


Courtesy of our amazing community, we have a full line up of presentations, case studies and workshops. Remember - you don't need to be a techie to enjoy CiviCon! Whether you ar just getting started, or have been using it for years, we'll have something for you....

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30 August, 2013

This coming Friday, September 6, is the first and most {event.event_type} CiviCRM conference on the East Coast, CiviCamp. Held in {address.location_type} downtown Washington, DC, CiviCamp is a one-day conference along with a two-day training, code and documentation sprint, and showcase reception: a chance to learn and meet other CiviCRM users, {contact.contact_sub_type}, and developers.

Register online by midnight PDT tonight, August 30, and you can save $15 off the {contribution.financial_type} for the conference. We will also accept last-minute registrations by cash, credit card, or {contribution.payment_instrument} at the door.

While you're at it,...

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15 August, 2013


Mónica Tapia-Alvarez and Isobel Platts-Dunn

Alternativas y Capacidades


In 2009, with Common Cause International technical assistance and while developing a new citizen advocacy model for educational reform, we assessed the importance of IT solutions for managing members, petitions and donations from a large number of citizens. The IT solutions that US-based organizations used were discarded because their license was extremely expensive for Latin American organizations (Convio annual license cost is around US$50,000) and had in-built US representatives and media that was useless for Latin American contexts.

Through searching for different tools (a search suggested by...

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01 August, 2013
Filed under CiviCon, CiviCRM, Sprints, Training

The CiviCamp session planning met today, and they have put together a fabulous schedule for the conference on September 6. If you weren't already planning to come to DC for CiviCamp, you should check out the variety of interesting talks scheduled.

I believe it's only fair to see what you're getting before registering for a conference, and since the selected sessions have been announced today, the early-bird rate has been extended through tomorrow, August 2. Register today to lock in the discounted rate!

Are you interested in seeing what others have done with CiviCRM for their organizations? Join us on the evening before CiviCamp for the CiviCRM Showcase, sponsored by BackOffice Thinking. It will be a free, casual event featuring 10-minute talks from users...

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19 June, 2013
By aheath

Tonight found Giant Rabbit hosting the local CiviMeetup in Berkeley, CA, where we talked Drupal Webform Tips and Tricks (and if you want to support CiviCRM payment integration in Drupal webforms, you might consider giving a few dollars to our Make It Happen Campaign) and a few basic data how to's.

We had a good mix of WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal users, and Civi users old a new - and a good mix of cocktails to ease us out of the workday.

Oh, and then there was the CiviCRM Trailer. That happened.

19 December, 2012
Filed under CiviCon, CiviCRM, Meetups



It's with great regret that the Australia/New Zealand CiviCRM community announce the postponement of our first CiviCon. Whilst we had received some fantastic offers of sponsorship and session proposals, we just weren't getting the public registrations required to run such an event.

With hindsight it could be that coinciding the event with fundamentally a developer conference (DrupalCon) wasn't the best idea so we are currently investigating options for running at a time more convenient to our intended audience of implementors, systems administrators, CTOs and technical wizards at non profits and community groups.

We would like to again thank all of those who got involved with organising, volunteering and supporting and encourage any of you in our region to remain as involved with your...

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27 November, 2012
By Eileen
Filed under CiviCon

Come to the inaugural CiviCon Downunder!!! CiviCon Sydney 2013 - I'm Going!


What's Happening?

CiviCon is an opportunity to meet other people using, thinking about using, implementing or developing with CiviCRM along with some of the Core Team. You can learn from other people's experience, ask questions, and put faces to forum handles. It's also a chance to talk about what you are doing and sound out ideas. So, put 5th & 6th Feb in your calender, register your attendance and book your flights. If you happen to be close enough not to need to book flights please see the section below on helping out :-). February 5th will follow the format of previous CiviCons with the 6th being an...

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