22 January, 2009

We are excited to announce that a second Alpha release for 2.2 is now available for

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12 January, 2009
Filed under CiviContribute, v2.2
Starting with CiviCRM 2.2, your organization can take advantage of an online fundraising strategy that was previously available only to users of one of the large, proprietary (and expensive) online fundraising solutions. I've spent the last few days working with our new Personal Campaign pages feature - and I'm quite excited about the potential it has to help our users take their online fundraising to the next level. When you enable Personal Campaign Pages ("PCP's") for any existing CiviContribute online contribution page - your donors will be invited to "become supporters" by creating their own donation "portal". Getting started with PCP's involves just a few simple steps:
  • Decide what basic information you want to collect from your fundraisers - a "Supporter Profile". We recommend collecting first and last name and email address.
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12 January, 2009

We are excited to announce that the initial Alpha release of 2.2 is now available for download, AND to try out on our sandbox site. This release includes several major new features:

  • CiviCase - case management component with configurable workflows (learn more...).
  • Personal Campaign Pages - Allow constituents to create and promote their own personal fundraising pages in order to drive traffic to your organization's online contribution pages (learn more...).
  • Simplified CiviMail Requirements - PHP-based option to handle return channel (bounces, replies ...) - replaces AMAVIS and simplifies installation and...
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05 December, 2008
By michal

It's that time of year again!

No, not what you think. :-) It's the time of year when new a CiviCRM version is behind the door, and it has cool new features. Code freeze is going to be introduced any day now - and we'll move on to quality assurance, alphas, betas and other equally exciting stuff.

Let me briefly introduce you to two new 2.2 features: one of them already mentioned here and there - Personal Contribution Pages (PCP), and a "last minute" addition - Soft Credits.

To present one of the aspects of usefulness of PCP, let me tell you about my approach to personal involvement with social campaigns... There are some that I personally would like to get involved with a bit more than just donating money. I would like these campaigns to grow, get the largest outreach possible and I'm even willing to put some personal time into it. However, I usually do not have enough of it to volunteer. CiviCRM's new Personal Contribution Pages (PCP) feature can be helpful in...

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30 November, 2008
The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) published the results of it's first-ever Donor Management Software (DMS) Satisfaction Survey last week. Nearly 1,000 people participated in the survey - whose goal was to help nonprofits "find the DMS that is best for your organization". Regulars readers of this blog will recall that we were quite disappointed when the survey was announced - due to the fact that CiviCRM was NOT INCLUDED In the list of Donor Management Software solutions in the survey. The good news is that folks in our community stepped up nicely. Despite being a "write-in candidate" CiviCRM got the fourth highest number of respondents to the question "Please select the product that you consider your PRIMARY donor management system." More importantly, users gave CiviCRM very positive grades across the board:
  • 97.4% Would...
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