27 March, 2020
By BjoernE
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.
 
As a next step the included algorithm automatically matches and assigns the best suited helpers to the people in need, based on distance, type of help, and helper workload. All you have to do, is to confirm the created helper relationship and communicate the assignments to the people.
 
Types of help could simply be a general "any", or specific ones like "walk the dog", "do the shopping" or "pick up parcels". You can configure as many as you want, or simply...
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24 March, 2020
Filed under Tools, Community, Extensions

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:

  • Quickly connect to a CiviCRM site by scanning a QR Code or receive an authentication email
  • Sync CiviCRM contacts, groups, activities
  • Call and email contacts
  • Take notes and record your time
  • Add and edit contacts
  • Update custom fields
  • View calculated summary fields
  • View activities
  • And much more!

Check out the the CiviContact website, https://civicontact.com.au for demos of the app and instructions for setting...

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10 March, 2020

Calling all users of the Stripe Payment Processor!

Do you use the Stripe Payment Processor? Do you want to offer your donors the option to give directly from their bank account? Please join 9to5 and MJW Consulting to make it happen!

What will this new development do?

Additions to the Stripe Payment Processor extension will add the capability to process ACH transfers from your Civi donation pages using Stripe. This will allow donors to choose a new payment method--their bank account--in addition to existing credit card options. (ACH stands for Automated Clearing House, and an ACH transfer is a type of electronic funds transfer (EFT)....
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28 January, 2020
Filed under CiviCRM, Extensions

It’s easy for CiviCRM users to get confused about where to find settings in the CiviCRM menu because the links may be nested within other menu items. This can lead them to look at multiple menu items to find the appropriate setting which can be frustrating to new users not familiar with the system. Enter the Quick Search CiviCRM Menu extension. Once the quick search extension is installed, menu items can be found much quicker. CiviCRM permissions are also considered. For example, if a user does not have permissions to the administration section of CiviCRM then those menu items do not appear in the list.

UPDATE: This feature will be in CiviCRM core and has been updated to display the results inline rather than a pop-up window.

To read more about this feature and...

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07 January, 2020
By Stoob
Filed under Extensions

Let's ring in the New Year by spinning some new hits and timeless classics for the dancefloor at this CiviCRM extension party. 

//record scratching sound//  Wait, what's an extension, you ask?

It's an add-on so your Civi can do more things in better ways. 

The extension framework was created for CiviCRM several years ago and is analogous to a plugin for WordPress or module for Drupal.  There's an online directory of Civi extensions and an item under Administer in your Civi menu.  Those who extend their CiviCRM are encouraged to publish their work for all to share.  That's the open source community at work!  So without further adieu let's get this party started by sharing my selected playlist...

New Hits

Fresh out of the production studio, these gems are gonna rock your world.

...

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12 December, 2019
Filed under CiviMobile, API, CiviCRM, Extensions

CiviCRM role-based security solution gets a fundamental boost as Agiliway releases an extension to streamline permission management within multi-unit hierarchically structured nonprofit organizations.

Who will benefit?

Suppose your organization is multidivisional with the structure that is defined by its head and subordinate entities; divisions that are spread across a country, and management tiers that are multilayered with only few overlapping responsibilities. The picture presents a sample of such organization. In this case the core CiviCRM access control functionality may not be your best fit.

By default, permissions in CiviCRM can be configured to assign the roles, set access rights to certain areas of CiviCRM and restrict or grant access to such operations as view, edit,...

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25 November, 2019
Filed under CiviMobile, API, CiviCRM, Extensions

Right on cue CiviMobile app scales up to offer nonprofit organization’s constituents the best experience of CiviCRM functionality on their smartphones. From the outset CiviMobile offered its users fast and responsive performance of a native mobile app. Following few releases, it has accumulated wide user capabilities for CRM data management, which continue to expand.

What Is New

Groups

For nonprofits achieving social impact means raising support which usually includes growing a network of contacts, preparing presentations, organizing fundraising events, sending a significant number of emails and making numerous calls. CiviMobile has long as opened the possibility for organizations to create profiles, edit contact details, check the contact’s calendar, etc. in an instant from any place outside the office. But for all that, as the organization...

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18 November, 2019

In 1992, there was a little known new thing called the world wide web. By 1995, it was a "thing". Now, what exactly do those quotes do to the word "thing"? And what does this have to do with "entities"?  Cue my favorite programming joke.

Q: What are the two hardest problems in computer programming?

A: Naming things, garbage collection, and off-by-one calculations.

All of that joke is true, but it's the first problem that is the point of this blog post. Because "entity" is just a fancy word for "thing", i.e. coders have the same problem naming some "things" as everyone else does.

What is an Entity?

Just as in our vernacular usage, an "entity" is a "thing with something extra", and it's the "extra" that makes it an entity. To make it more concrete: lots of things can be entities, and in CiviCRM, all contacts, contributions, and events are entities. It's not to hard to think of a contact as a "thing", but in fact, a lot more things in CiviCRM are...

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14 November, 2019
Filed under Partners, CiviCRM, Extensions

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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