Third webinar can be found on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYkzUgeJMro
Latest news: second webinar can be viewed on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uDAjCM6T5s
First webinar can be viewed on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3iYtUNre7g
In the beginning of the year I wrote a blogpost on Donor Journeys and CiviCRM (https://civicrm.org/blogs/erikhommel/donor-journeys-unconference-and-civicrm). As a first step we have created a specific CiviCRM forum on Fundraising and Donor Journeys (http://forum.civicrm.org/index.php/board,88.0.html). But we are also going to do a first series of webinars on this topic:
- Rupert Tappin of...
Have you ever needed to send an email from CiviCRM that includes a list of upcoming events? Then you know how much fun the copy/paste effort this entails, especially if you want to use a checksum in the links to register. Plus you know you get to repeat the whole exciting process for the next newsletter the following week or month. Or if you have someone else you need to train on this task, try explaining to a non-technical person how to hand-edit the URL query string to include the checksum paramaters. (is the contact ID query string param name "cid=x" or "id=x", well that depends....) And even if you do not deal with events, you can have the same fun teaching someone else to properly use checksums when you need to include a hyperlink to a contribution page or a stand-alone profile.
If you want a much easier process for listing upcoming events with links to register, including links to contribution pages and stand-alone profiles, then try out the new extension...Read more
eWay is an australian payment processor that provides a seamless connection with many banks and allows for recurring payments, token payments etc.
CiviCRM has had a one off payments processor for eWay for a long time, but has lacked one for recurring payments and now it is finally here!
This payment processor has had a long history and there are many people to thank in it’s evolution.
I started the process several years ago, creating a processor that scraped emails checking for sucseful recurring payments. This work was undertaken with Community Builders for Voiceless initially.
It was then refactored into using eWay’s token based recurring payments API by Henare Deegan.
Finally, to make it work for all users and not just hard coded to work for specific clients I undertook another update to the code (also making it compatible with several versions of CiviCRM) with sponsorship from...Read more
I've been recommending the services of iATS for most of my clients' payment processing since way back in 2007, when I wrote a CiviCRM payment plugin processor for it: http://homeofficekernel.blogspot.ca/2007/12/iats-and-civicrm.html
That was a long time ago (CiviCRM version 1.8), and I've been promising myself and others that it's high time to rewrite it, because:
1. CiviCRM now has an excellent extensions architecture.
2. iATS has a new richer SOAP-based API to interact with it.
With some help from my colleague Karin and iATS themselves who helped fund it, I'm happy to report that it's now ready for public testing, at
The two things that make...Read more
Well this is my first post on the CivCRM Blog and I am very honoured to have been given the privilege by David Greenberg. We are a CRM consulting company - meaning that we provide consulting and advice to companies who require a CRM system or who have a CRM system in place but want to know how to use it to its full capacity.
We received a grant from the Western Australian Department of Commerce to work in partnership with the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce. The funding was to provide educational workshops to West Australian businesses about what CRM is and how it can benefit your business. As part of the funding we were also to carry out two pilot CRM implementations. One of which was to be for the Chamber to manage these workshops as well as their other events and memberships.
The Fremantle Chamber were actually the ones who suggested that CiviCRM would be a good fit for them as it was open source and seemed to meet their requirements. After some research and...Read more
I have previously blogged (http://civicrm.org/blogs/sarahgladstone/fun-and-joy-authorizenet-code-attached) and chatted about (http://forum.civicrm.org/index.php/topic,29234.0.html) about the fun and joy related to supporting automated recurring transactions in a production environment, and started the process of restructuring that portion of the code. I have made much more progress and have been using the code attached on production for about 2 weeks now. I think this approach (which I have implemented for Authorize.net) makes a good model for any payment processor that offers automated recurring contributions. You can download the code (works with version 4.3.4) HERE
My primary goals were as follows:... Read more
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.
With the introduction of CiviAccounts in CiviCRM 4.3 the ground work to allow CiviCRM to cater for Tax against contributions has been laid.
During the week-long sprint in northern California following CiviCon, we've been working through the design and amendments required to complete the implementation of Tax within CiviCRM.
The specification can be found on the wiki
In short we've tried to ensure basic but powerful tax rules are to be built into CiviCRM Core, with additional hooks for users who need to implment specific rules.
Core functionality will include
- Different tax rules per financial type
- Multiple Taxes being applied to a single transaction e.g. State Tax and City Tax
- Ledger lines produced representing the break down in tax charged
So out of the box you'll be able to
- Charge Tax(s) on...
SEPA stands for “Single Euro Payment Area”: Mix in a little bit of Standardisation, a pinch of Europe and a truck load of Bank processes; add a bit of XML, stir for decades and don't forget to pour in copious amounts of meetings full of white middle aged men all wearing grey suits. What you get is a scrumptious recipe guaranteed to insure that almost no one in the NGO community is going to be remotely involved or interested.
Until now that is. Because SEPA might be the solution you are looking for:
allows your members to automatically pay their fees on time
get more donors contributing small monthly amounts
makes it easy to let donors give an extra contribution when they like
makes it easier to raise money from supporters in other European countries (more than 30 countries use it)
All the while you are paying much lower fees to the credit card providers and spending less of your...Read more