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IPN Notification URLs are hard; make them easy

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2020-07-28 08:10
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The CiviCRM Easy IPN URL extension is pretty simple. It just adds a new link in CiviCRM's Payment Processor listing that displays the proper notification URL, with a single click. This way you don’t have to piece together a URL on your own or instruct clients on how to formulate such a URL themselves.

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Stripe and SCA payments

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2019-09-05 08:36
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With the September 14th deadline for SCA payments and Stripe increasingly reminding users about their PCI compliance many of you will be wondering what is happening with the new Stripe extension that was funded in record time through the CiviCRM Make it Happen programme.

The good news is that it is nearly ready!

 

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Intensive Hands-on User/Admin Training in California, April 17-18

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2019-03-04 01:02
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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.

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Fair Voting in Canada: In it for the long haul with CiviCRM

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2018-10-31 08:56
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This month, British Columbians (in Canada) will be voting on whether to adopt proportional representation (PR) when electing their provincial representatives. If they do, they'll be the first province in Canada to do so.

Fair Vote Canada has been advocating for proportional representation in Canada's voting systems for more than 10 years, and I've been working with them for almost as long, using CiviCRM. 

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Stripe for Credit card payments

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2018-10-25 15:11
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If you've heard of stripe you'll know it's a great platform for accepting credit card payments.  If you haven't heard of it and are reading this then you should try it out: https://stripe.com

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Caldera Forms CiviCRM (CFC) for Donations and Membership

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2018-10-10 06:19
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Tadpole has been working with [Andrei Mondoc](https://github.com/mecachisenros/), the developer of CFC, to extend the availability of processors to support memberships. Since memberships typically use Price Sets, this work also allows for Donations that use Price Sets and Line Items within a contribution page.
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CiviCRM - Android mobile App - Smartcivi

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2018-09-16 17:22
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I had always been thinking of developing a mobile app for CiviCRM and in the process of achieving the same, I have released an initial version of my mobile app just for Android named as SMARTCIVI.

What is Smartcivi?

Smartcivi is an Android mobile application for CiviCRM which is used for displaying CiviCRM content in Mobile Application – For now smartcivi is just a read only application.

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Reconciling money with CiviCRM

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2018-07-24 14:32
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If you are a medium or large organization and use a payment processor with CiviCRM, and especially if your reporting needs are complex (e.g. political parties that need to report income rather carefully), then you will have run into the challenge of reconciling payment processor income in CiviCRM against your bookkeeping system and/or your bank account. 

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Fundraising with CiviCRM: Improve Your Nonprofit's Ask with A/B Testing

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2018-06-27 09:28
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Just because your nonprofit's email communications are interesting to you (the person who most likely created them!) doesn't mean they will be interesting to your community. Is your call to action clear? Is your imagery inspiring and connected to your content?

Remove the guesswork from your email marketing strategy by using CiviCRM's A/B email testing feature.

Through A/B testing you can evaluate:

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Fundraising with CiviCRM: Tie Your Nonprofit's Fundraising Efforts Together with CiviCampaign

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2018-06-27 09:15
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Your nonprofit doesn't have just one fundraising strategy. You have many. Think events, donor letters and appeals, e-newsletter blasts, planned giving, and capital campaigns. Each of these strategies typically targets a specific segment of your community, even if the funds raised impact the same budget line.

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Fundraising with CiviCRM: Promote Honorary Giving

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2018-06-27 08:57
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We all give to causes because we care, but we may care more about the person who's asking us than the cause our money is going to. That's completely fine and completely normal. Nowadays nearly one-third of all online donations come from peer-to-peer campaigns, which are especially effective for Millenials and Gen X. 

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CiviCRM Pivot Report

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2018-02-09 09:56
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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.

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Did that Scheduled Reminders get delivered or did it bounce? And what was in those Receipts and Invoices?

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2017-10-05 15:30
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Have you ever wondered whether those Event or Membership Reminders actually get delivered?

And what about those automatic Receipts that go out? Ever wished you could see what the heck was actually being sent?

Well now you can thanks to Fuzion's new extension for transactional mail.

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Smartdebit for CiviCRM 4.7 (Direct Debit Payments)

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2017-08-01 01:53
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I'm please to announce the release of a new Smart Debit extension for CiviCRM 4.7.

The new extension is based on the vedaconsulting (https://vedaconsulting.co.uk) extensions for previous releases of CiviCRM but is rewritten and includes a number of new features and enhancements.  Development and Testing has been funded by Circle Interactive (https://circle-interactive.co.uk) and implemented by MJW Consulting (https://www.mjwconsult.co.uk).

The new extension includes the following features and enhancements:

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How does your individual donor fundraising compare?

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2017-03-15 08:33
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Before I started working as a CiviCRM consultant, I was a CiviCRM user at a small nonprofit. We got a large chunk of our revenue through grassroots donations, but we never had an opportunity to see how we compared to other organizations like ours.

[icon:fontawesome:bullhorn] (TL;DR – you should install the Individual Donor Benchmark Survey extension, run the report, and submit your survey response.)

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Diagnosing payment issues with iATS Payments, and what about 4.7?

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2016-12-21 08:34
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It's a time of year when machines and people get stressed, particularly in countries where tax laws and custom favour end-of-year donations. And if you've ever managed a CiviCRM installation, the last thing you probably want is to interrupt your end-of-year festivities with an issue of someone being unable to make a donation.

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To Have or Not To Have Financial Transactions

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2016-12-14 04:45
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This little story about financial transactions has a couple of objectives:
1. share what we want to do for the benefit of each and everyone
2. find out if there are more organisations out there that would be interested
3. even better, organisations out there that want to co-fund and influence!

If you are interested and want to co-contribute, drop either Björn (endres@systopia.de) or me (erik.hommel@civicoop.org) a mail!

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Hiding sensitive contributions from some staff

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2016-11-08 11:59
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Some contributions to your organization might be sensitive if widely known. For example, a planned bequest might need to be kept quite confidential since the donor wants to keep its existence private from other possible inheritors or to remain anonymous about their large donation. Or you might want to restrict viewing of membership contributions to the Membership staff, and events registration contributions to your Events organizer.

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Create "Member Only" Premiums with Early Bird Extension

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2016-05-20 10:39
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About a year ago, IMBA's membership team noticed many of our members were renewing after their expiry date, and often after the "Lapsed" or grace period of two months we have in place. To help accelerate these renewals, our membership team decided to offer a "members only special"—a t-shirt normally reserved for $100 and up memberships for a lower membership fee of $50—if the member renewed as an "Early Bird" i.e. before their expiry date.

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Small U.S. Nonprofits: Make your fundraising numbers count

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2016-04-07 12:28
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This is the final week for the Individual Donor Benchmark Survey, a tool to help you see how your grassroots fundraising compares to other small nonprofits across the United States.  This is the second year that AGH Strategies has supported the survey by building a CiviCRM extension for easy data collection, so you can complete the survey this afternoon.

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A 'Community Shares' extention for Civi

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2016-03-15 05:05
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Hello everybody. I am assessing the feasibility of a CiviCRM integrated 'Community Shares' extension on behalf of my client, the Kindling Trust.

Community Shares are an investment mechanism available to Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies in the UK - see CommunityShares.org.uk if you want more info.

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Where does your individual donor fundraising stand?

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2016-03-10 08:24
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If you're like most leaders of small nonprofits, you want to know where your fundraising stands as compared to other organizations your size. CiviCRM stores a wealth of data, but it might be time-consuming to search for it all. Even then, how will you know you're comparing data apples-to-apples with the rest of the sector?

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WooCommerce Integration

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2015-09-01 03:17
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Over the past year there've been a few conversations in the community about the availability of a WooCommerce CiviCRM extension. A couple of attempts are out there but accessing the codebase hadn't beared any fruit for us!

Thanks to funding from Cool Earth, we're pleased to share alpha versions of our WooCommerce integration Extensions.

At the moment they carry out a simple integration whereby WooCommerce orders are placed against contacts in CiviCRM as a single contribution entry. There's also the ability to see the orders from the contact within CiviCRM.

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First cookbook on CiviRules showing automated donor classification

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2015-08-10 08:41
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I have just completed the first cookbook on CiviRules, with 2 basic examples and an example on how to automatically classify donors based on their contributing behaviour. Have a look, any comment is highly appreciated :-)

http://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRMDOC/CiviRules+Cookbook

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