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Towards a more gender-sensitive German localisation of CiviCRM

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2022-05-20 13:53
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Something that many of us love and appreciate about CiviCRM is that diversity and inclusion has a very high value for us as a community. That's why from time to time we deliberate how the language in and around CiviCRM can be made more inclusive and gender-sensitive. And sometimes there are very practical results, too – such as the gender self-identify extension, for example.

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Next Community Round Table - October 5th

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2021-09-30 14:41
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Join the Community Council and the Core Team for our next Community Round Table on October 5th (6th depending on time zone). Get general project updates, ask questions, or just hang out and meet the community.

Links below to Time Zone converter:

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2nd Community Round Table Postponed

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2021-07-12 23:40
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Due to a scheduling conflict, the 2nd Community Round Table originally scheduled for July 13th will be postponed 2 weeks and will be held on July 27th. Additional information will be forthcoming. Sorry for any confusion!

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A letter from the CiviCRM Community Council on Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation

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2021-04-14 08:16
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The CiviCRM Community Council (CCC) is elected by the CiviCRM community and charged with coalescing the ideas, opinions and values of the community, stewarding our intra-community relations and protecting our community as a safe space to collaborate on our overall aim of providing a world-class open-source CRM aimed at doing global good.

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Introducing the Community Round Table

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2021-03-31 04:16
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The CiviCRM Community Council and CiviCRM Core Team are putting together quarterly meetings and invite you to attend. Dubbed ‘Community Round Tables’, these online meetings are intended to provide attendees with general project updates as well as an opportunity for Q&A and general feedback with the Community Council, the Core Team, and community members at large.

The Community Round Tables will include 2 meetings every quarter in order to accommodate users around the world, with the first happening on April 20th. Information and registration online:

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CiviCRM Community, Take Pause and Consider this Letter

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2021-03-30 02:36
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As you may be aware, CiviCRM was recently given an award for its incredible social impact by the Free Software Foundation. I think we can all agree that CiviCRM is amazing software! Likewise, I believe that we all recognize that our diversity in perspectives, nationalities, genders, text editors, etc. is vital to the health of both the software and the project.

I’m writing this blog post because now may be one of those times where, as a member of our diverse community, you may wish to express your individual views.

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Views from the Global Community Summit

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2020-10-08 02:59
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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.

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S3 and Community Council: a play with drivers

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2020-09-21 12:00
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In my previous blogpost on the Community Council and Sociocracy 3.0 (S3) I told you that we are studying and applying S3 to our community processes. In today’s little story I will focus on two important concepts in S3: driver and domain. And we are dying to get your feedback!

First of all, let me explain one aspect of our growing appreciation of S3 for our community:

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CiviCRM Do-ocracy Week

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2020-09-11 03:46
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The Community Summit 2020

We had such plans for 2020 with a UK-based summit in wonderful Devon. Then the world turned upside down and we've all struggled to maintain the energy we had and drive that energy into some kind of virtual event that would give the community the same experience as our Summit/Sprint events do every October. So we need to own up to something finally, the idea of a 2020 Community Summit is a dream.

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Come to the Asia/Pacific CiviCRM meet-up on 27th August 2020

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2020-08-18 18:50
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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).

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The Community Council dives into S3

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2020-06-17 00:17
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Since April 2020, the first elected CiviCRM Community Council is a fact and I am proud to be a part of it! We have had our first two digital meetings across a few continents. The first meeting was basically just getting to know each other and have an initial chat about what we think our role should be. And accepting that we are never going to make everyone happy, do whatever everyone thinks the Council should do and meet the diverse expectations across the community.

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A few updates to the extension directory

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2020-06-15 10:16
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As part of the ongoing website upgrade, the CiviCRM extension directory has received a few upgrades. More precisely, we changed a few configurations and workflows on the page listing CiviCRM extensions and how new releases (extension updates) are regularly added to that directory.

Starting with the interface changes on the directory, we adjusted the filters to remove some redundancies:

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Contributor Listing: Update

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2020-05-26 04:41
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The transition of civicrm.org to Drupal 8 continues and, in the process, we’re taking time to clean up aspects of the site including revising its content and navigation, and reducing technical debt. One particular area that we’ve spent a great deal of time on involves the listing and recognition of both CiviCRM partners and contributors. Here are a few issues that touch on this process for you if you need some ‘light’ reading this weekend (in no particular order):

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Community Ambassadors Needed

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2020-05-25 05:12
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CiviCRM once had a list of ambassadors that provided a reference point for new potential users of CiviCRM, answering questions about the software, the community and how to get started. At a certain point, this went away and was never revised or replaced. We’re rekindling this idea now, albeit with a slightly different focus and in a different format.

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Quarterly Report - Q1 2020

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2020-05-05 05:16
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In late January, the CiviCRM Core Team published its 2019 annual report which laid out its objectives for 2020. While we’ve managed the occasional update somewhat randomly in the past, we’d like to stick to a cadence of quarterly updates going forward in order to communicate progress on our priorities. This update provides an overview of the first quarter of 2020 as well as reflects on what we see happening for the remainder of the year.

Let’s start with priorities that we cited where we’ve made some headway.

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Progress on the civicrm.org Drupal8 upgrade

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2020-04-05 16:25
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Back in September 2019, we had announced a plan to upgrade the content management system (CMS) running the civicrm.org website, as well as plans to make civicrm.org available in many languages. Today I'm happy to announce that we have reached a major milestone: most of the static content, user logins, blogs and many CiviCRM forms are now being served from Drupal8.

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Community Council Election Results 2020

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2020-04-02 08:28
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We are pleased to announce the results of the recent CiviCRM Community Council Election 2020.

The Council comprises 11 seats. Normally each council member will serve for 2 years but since this is the first annual election, half will serve for 1 year.

The following are elected for 2 years:

  • Alice Aguilar
  • Alison Barham
  • Detlev Sieber
  • Erik Hommel
  • Rose Lannigan

The following are elected for 1 year:

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Corona Crisis: Use CiviCRM to organise neighbourly help in your community

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2020-03-27 10:39
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We live in challenging times, and we should now help each other more then ever - especially when on lockdown.
 
We created a CiviCRM extension to coordinate help for the vulnerable and most affected members of your neighbourhood, community, town or county. It provides two simple public forms, where people can sign up either to request or offer help. These forms then create CiviCRM contacts with the help requests/offers stored in custom fields.
 
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CiviContact for Android and iOS released. Manage CiviCRM contacts, groups, activities on your device

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2020-03-24 23:18
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Hi CiviCRM community, I hope to bring a smile to all your faces with this simple announcement

CiviContact for Android and iOS has been released! This is a mobile app design to allow you to easily connect and manage CiviCRM contacts, groups, activities on your own device.

Here's a quick overview of the features:

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Come to the Asia/Pacific CiviCRM meet-up on 19th March 2020

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2020-03-15 18:18
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COME AND JOIN THE ASIA/PACIFIC CIVICRM MONTHLY MEET-UP ON 19TH March 2020, 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.

 

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Nominations are open!

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2020-02-17 08:52
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In late 2018, the Establishment Team was set-up to help identify the role and processes for a newly-elected team to represent the CiviCRM community. The outcomes were reported in mid-2019 but implementation was paused in the lead-up to the Community Summit in October.

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Election time!

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2020-02-10 08:50
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We are about to start the election process for the Community Council of CiviCRM and we would like to invite you to register as a voter or nominate yourself as a candidate.

The Community Council of CiviCRM has been tasked at the Barcelona Civi Summit:

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Contributing to CiviCRM: Where are we at?

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2019-11-29 05:25
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On 15 August 2019, we switched the contributor log (previously a webform/civicrm) over to Gitlab. Details on how to track time can be found here. We did this because more and more of the project management was taking place in Gitlab and because of weaknesses in the contributor log, specifically it was clunky and it was difficult to assess the legitimacy of contributions reported.

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Come to the Asia/Pacific CiviCRM meet-up on 19th September 2019

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2019-09-18 00:48
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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.

 

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