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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23 July, 2019
Filed under Community, Meetups

COME AND JOIN THE ASIA/PACIFIC CIVICRM MONTHLY ON-Line MEET-UP ON 25th July 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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08 July, 2019
By josh
Filed under Community

A few years ago we undertook an effort to capture “contributions” to CiviCRM via a contributor log. As you can imagine, this was and is an imperfect attempt to capture information on who is doing what and when. It’s a difficult task given that community members support CiviCRM in many different ways and through many different channels, including Gitlab, MatterMost, and Stack Exchange to name a few. 

Nonetheless, the contributor log formed as a way for individuals to “log their time (effort)”.  While doing so is completely voluntary, we did at that time tie contributions into the display at https://civicrm.org/partners-contributors, thereby making them influence rankings as well as add contributors only (non-partners) to the display. Again, it’s not perfect, but response has generally been positive.

The contributor log itself is a form on civicrm.org. It requires individuals to log their time and details. And,...

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20 June, 2019
Filed under Partners, Community, Training

Australians helping Australians get the most out of civiCRM

Agileware have been training Australians in CiviCRM for over 2 years. Our training sessions are a fantastic way to get up to speed quickly without having commit your entire day and attend out of normal business hours. Each training session is focussed on a specific topic relevant to your role and is only a 2-hour commitment. Training is led by an experienced CiviCRM implementor and instructor.

Very affordable, costing only $AUD 75 fee for each session. 

You can browse the current training schedule at, https://agileware.com.au/events/

Agileware CiviCRM training sessions include:

  • Introduction to CiviCRM
  • Using CiviCRM to design newsletters and track engagement
  • Using CiviCRM to manage conferences, workshops and training events
  • Integrating CiviCRM with on-line accounting systems: MYOB, QuickBooks or...
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