14 November, 2019

Following our recent communications to the CiviCRM community regarding our enhanced iATS 1st Pay extension, we are excited to announce the formal release date will be Nov 18th .

With that in mind, we wanted to give you a quick heads up in case you  have questions.

When will the extension be launched?

Monday, November 18th 2019

What is it?

An enhanced CiviCRM Payments extension that not only delivers all of the features and functionality of the existing extension, but also allows users to take advantage of a host of additional benefits available through our  iATS 1st Pay platform. In our on-going efforts to keep things easy, it will continue to ship with Core just like our original extension. This allows users to get up and running in no time without any additional development costs.

What users can expect:

  • All the benefits...
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23 October, 2019

Building a WordPress website with integrated CiviCRM is now even easier and more awesome. Add a new plugin to your toolkit with the Content Views CiviCRM plugin, https://github.com/agileware/content-views-civicrm

The Content Views CiviCRM plugin integrates the fabulous Content Views plugin, https://wordpress.org/plugins/content-views-query-and-display-post-page/ with CiviCRM, utilising the new Data Processor extension, https://lab.civicrm.org/extensions/dataprocessor

The Data Processor extension makes it incredibly easy and flexible to create new data sources for Content Views, which can then be used to design the layout and presentation of CiviCRM data on your website.

Content Views CiviCRM also supports features included with Content Views Pro...

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13 September, 2019

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...

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11 September, 2019
Filed under CiviMobile, API, CiviCRM, Extensions

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

Custom Fields

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,...

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29 August, 2019
Filed under CiviMobile, API, CiviCRM, Extensions

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...

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20 August, 2019
By roshani

Plastic Pollution Coalition is a project of Earth Island Institute. We focus on:

  • 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...

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20 August, 2019

 

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...

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07 May, 2019
If your organisation uses CiviCRM with Drupal, and would like to do in the future, we need your help!
 
Over the past few years lots of amazing work has been done on the unofficial Drupal 8 CiviCRM release.
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
This Make It Happen is raising $25,000 which will be used to complete this work.
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. 
 ...
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21 March, 2019
Filed under CiviCRM, Tips

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...

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05 March, 2019
Filed under CiviCRM

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...

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