Thank you again to all who participated in our Summer Survey. We are currently reviewing the results and already have some exciting ideas that we hope to present to the community soon, so watch this space!
We have a Winner
We would like to congratulate Larry Kuttner, IT Manager at Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, who is our lucky winner of a $500.00 donation to the non-profit organization of his choice.
If you would like to know more about the wonderful work NESEA does, you can check them out here: http://nesea.org/about
Announcement New Payments Extension
Last but not least, in iATS continued commitment to support the CiviCRM community, we are excited to announce the Beta release of our new iATS CiviCRM payment extension. We are committed to providing the most advanced, secure & fully integrated payments platform to meet the...Read more
As the CiviMobile version numbers continue to increment, the user experience of the mobile application improves with exponential growth. Members of NGOs and nonprofits are no longer office bound by a desktop CiviCRM application. What they have instead is a core CiviCRM functionality at their fingertips every time and everywhere. Our new release of CiviMobile 4.1 further refines the app introducing custom field functionality, among other updates.
What Is New
Developed with focus on varying user needs, CiviMobile will now grant organizations a unique possibility to track relevant information about their constituents beyond standard fields CiviCRM enables by default. Now that CiviMobile supports custom fields, users will view relevant data which are related to the organization’s specific area of interest. Be it someone's language level, awards or high school graduation date,...Read more
What’s the Purpose?
CiviCRM has been used within NGO’s and non-profits for organizing its internal processes and policies. Sometimes it might be difficult to access CiviCRM and use all its benefits. Thus, Agiliway has released the native mobile application known as CiviMobile for more convenient use. It integrates the databases within CiviCRM giving opportunity to organize a working day on the go. In this way, when an employee is using the transport, having a lunch break, or waiting in the line, one can quickly handle all tasks and subtasks by means of the graphical calendar. Using CiviMobile on hand boosts productivity and saves a significant amount of time.
How to Use?
The graphical calendar is one of the most useful features in the app used for planning activities and cases. This means that employees can better plan their short-term and long-term activities with the opportunity to filter the data...Read more
- Bringing together people, organizations, and companies worldwide to end plastic pollution,
- Raising awareness about the plastic pollution crisis, through news, guides, templates and toolkits,
- Encouraging and supporting individuals, organizations and companies to innovate and advocate for alternatives to plastic.
NationBuilder to CiviCRM Migration
I started working as the Technology & Digital Operations Director with Plastic Pollution Coalition in June 2019, and by the end of July 2019, we had to migrate from NationBuilder to another CRM! One...Read more
The below post was recently included in the community newsletter, and we wanted to give more users a chance to participate. All entries are eligible to win a $500.00 donation to the non-profit organization of their choice. Entry will remain open until August 31st and we will announce the winner in the second week of September via the CiviCRM newsletter, LinkedIn & Facebook so stay tuned!
We want to hear what you want!
Since 2014 iATS Payments has partnered with CiviCRM to bring the best payments technology to the table. We found this partnership to be an ideal match because at iATS we only work with Nonprofits to optimize your specific needs for payments solutions. During that time, we have proudly maintained, enhanced and supported our payment extension in CiviCRM.
In the last community newsletter we...Read more
The CiviCRM core team have looked at this and are now in a position to complete the work to make this an official CiviCRM release. This means they will make changes so
- CiviCRM can easily be installed with Drupal 8
- They will ensure CiviCRM works with Views in Drupal 8
- Going forward future CiviCRM releases will be tested with Drupal 8
Any money raised by the Make It Happen which is not spent on the initial work will be used to support future work on the CiviCRM Drupal 8 integration as needed.
One of the questions we occasionally get from our clients concerns how users can search for non-primary emails, addresses, and phone numbers in CiviCRM. Because so many constituents use different emails for different purposes - one for billing, one for bulk emails, and so forth - it can become a challenge to locate people in your data. However, we have a couple of suggestions for how you can search across all emails, phone numbers, and addresses.
Option 1: Add Them to Your Search Results
By default, CiviCRM is set to search only primary information. However, this is a very easy thing to change. Go to Administer > Customize Data and Screens > Search Preferences, and find the option labeled “Search Primary Details Only.” (See here if you’d like a visual.) Set that to no, and...Read more
Nearly every client with whom we’ve worked over the years has wrestled with how to manage duplicate contacts in their Civi. Although it’s impossible to eliminate duplicates completely, we do have some tried-and-true suggestions for minimizing them with as little risk as possible.
Creating effective duplicate rules is often more art than science. You want to hit the sweet spot between removing the possibility that contacts are overwritten incorrectly, and setting the rule so restrictively that contacts are more frequently duplicated than not.
Civi installs with a default rule (for individuals) of email only. We’ve found that to be largely insufficient and even risky, especially for organizations where a significant percentage of contacts share email addresses. For that reason, we usually suggest a starting point of first name, last name, and email for the default unsupervised rule (the rule used for front-end forms). In this day and...Read more
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!
CiviCalendar is one of the first extensions Agiliway has developed for CiviCRM. The last version of the CiviCalendar extension has already had a lot of beneficial features facilitating work in the system. In particular,
- CiviCalendar dashlet could be installed on the Home dashboard so that users could have immediate access to their planned events, cases and activities;
- Users could choose to view all the plans for a day, a week, or a month. In addition, they could choose between viewing them on a calendar chart or in a list;
- The option of hiding past...