15 November, 2019
By neil
Filed under Community, Meetups

Come meet others in the San Francisco Bay Area who use and are interested in using CiviCRM.

CiviCRM is a powerful open source CRM used by more than 10,000 non-profits, NGOs and advocacy organizations. Free to download and install, it helps organizations centralize constituent communications, build and manage their donor base & membership, process event registrations and accept donations on their website, and more.  CiviCRM integrates fully with Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla & Backdrop.  Just as importantly, the worldwide CiviCRM community includes some of the best, most helpful folks you'll ever meet.

This meetup is your chance to get your questions about CiviCRM answered, meet other...

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09 October, 2019
Filed under Community, Sprints

45 people from around the world came together for three days to make CiviCRM better.

A ‘sprint’ in the CiviCRM community is an opportunity for people to get together and improve CiviCRM. Sprints are held at least once per year in different locations around the world. By getting lots of people together in one place it is possible to do concentrated work and make significant improvements to the software. It's not just about writing code though, it is also a place to discuss and improve other aspects such as documentation, marketing and finance.

Participants came from countries including UK, USA, Canada, France, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Austria, Ukraine and Spain. There was a range of backgrounds and experiences within the sprint with each person bringing their own skills and knowledge. There were end-users, partners, implementers, developers, core...

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08 October, 2019
Filed under Community, Sustainability
First of all, it’s been a huge privilege for me to be able to attend the Global Community Summit in Barcelona and all of us here agree that first and foremost we owe this to the amazing team at iXiam for organising a fantastic event!
 
Being new to the community, I was a little concerned that it might be a little too dev-centric but I needn’t have worried. I knew this was going to be something special from Joe Murray’s opening remarks celebrating our history, diversity and growth to ensure we started the summit knowing that all voices are equal and heard.
 
We spent two days together with an aim to define our identity, our principles, who we want to be today and in the future and how we can as a community come together to make further system enhancements that will help non-profits globally achieve their mission. Oliver Gibson facilitated an engaging ‘Planning for Real’ session encouraging attendees, whether developer,...
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18 September, 2019
Filed under Community, Meetups

COME AND JOIN THE ASIA/PACIFIC CIVICRM MONTHLY MEET-UP ON 19th September 2019, 2PM TO 3PM

This is an open invitation for everyone in the Asia/Pacific region to join other Australians, New Zealanders etc. on-line to catch-up and discuss all things CiviCRM. If you are a CiviCRM user, developer or casual user with questions, then you are most welcome to join us.

 

The meeting is only 1 hour and has a set agenda (depending on number of people attending this may be shortened).
  • Introductions and welcome to new people
  • Discuss what's going on in the wider CiviCRM community
  • Discuss new projects or challenges
  • Useful or new CiviCRM extensions
  • PRs, bugs etc
  • Volunteer for next meeting chair...
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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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05 September, 2019
By bgm

As many of you know, the civicrm.org is both the main site for promoting CiviCRM, and also where we blog, list extensions, promote partners and contributors, list the events organized by the community, showcase case studies, jobs offers, and provide many more features. The data from the site and from the CiviCRM database attached to it also feeds various other systems, such as some of the in-app default dashboard dashlets (welcome and blog), or the in-app extension installer. Over the past two months, over 240 people have logged-in and 26 blog posts were published.

Recently the community agreed that translation should be a major focus for the website. CiviCRM works great in many languages (officially we support 47 languages, including a few regional...

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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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15 August, 2019
Filed under Community, Meetups

COME AND JOIN THE ASIA/PACIFIC CIVICRM MONTHLY ON-LINE MEET-UP ON 22nd August 2019, 2PM TO 3PM

This is an open invitation for everyone in the Asia/Pacific region to join other Australians, New Zealanders etc. on-line to catch-up and discuss all things CiviCRM. If you are a CiviCRM user, developer or casual user with questions, then you are most welcome to join us.
 
The meeting is only 1 hour and has a set agenda (depending on number of people attending this may be shortened).
  • Introductions and welcome to new people
  • Discuss what's going on in the wider CiviCRM community
  • Discuss new projects or challenges
  • Useful or new CiviCRM extensions
  • PRs, bugs etc
  • Volunteer for next meeting chair
  • Meeting schedule
The next meeting is ...
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15 August, 2019

In CiviCRM currently, if a Membership Type has Membership records in CiviCRM there is no way in the CiviCRM administration interface to change the Relationship Types that will be used to inherit this membership. This is problematic when your membership structure changes and you need to add or change the Relationship Types used for membership inheritance. This type of change can be implemented using direct database queries or API calls, however this is time-consuming, costly and potentially problematic to implement correctly. This issue has been raised and discussed on the CiviCRM Stack Exchange see https://civicrm.stackexchange.com/questions/14497/need-to-change-membership-inheritance

Introducing the new CiviCRM extension, Membership Relationship Type Editor for...

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09 August, 2019
By josh
Filed under Community

In early July we announced that the contributor log as we know it would come to an end, replaced by time tracking in Gitlab (the official cutover day is August 15, by the way). And, shortly thereafter, we began a discussion within the Core Team about how we manage, track and value contributions to the project. We’ve also been discussing with various stakeholders how CiviCRM is funded, and invariably we end up reviewing both financial support and in-kind contributions.

Fast forward to yesterday and, as I was drinking my morning coffee, I noticed a task on my tasklist to write up a reminder of the impending doom… errr… transition to Gitlab. After reviewing the rest of my objectives for the day, I set out to reading my Google news feed, which interestingly always contains an inordinate amount of articles about Donald Trump and Brexit even though I flag them as not of...

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