25 May, 2018

At Amnesty International Vlaanderen we are starting a Petition Journey. The aim is to improve the engagement of people that sign a petition for the first time as their first point of contact with Amnesty. We then would like to send them an email with a survey immediately, and then for 5 weeks an email each week. One will be informing with a video link, one will be an invitation to register for an event in the same campaign, one will be to invite them to sign another petition etc.

We are using CiviCRM and specifically the CiviRules extension for this. We have configuration where our public website and CiviCRM are on different servers. We have a petition form on our website that sends data to CiviCRM automatically using CMRF.

For this specific Petition Journey (which we call Brave) we have set up a campaign and a...

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20 April, 2018

This is a first blog post about how we build the team portal for Roparun.

But first what is Roparun? The Roparun is a relay race of over 500 kilometres from Paris and Hamburg to Rotterdam, where people in teams, take part in an athletic event to raise money for people with cancer. It’s also called an adventure for life. This is also clear from the motto, which for years has been: ‘Adding life to days, when days often can’t be added to life’.

So each year Roparun organizes this race and around 400 teams participate in the event. The first part of the project was to setup donation functionality and that is working right now.

The next part of the project is to create a new portal for team captains where they can manage their team data, (e.g. name of the team, start location and the individual team members). We...

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11 April, 2018
Filed under CiviCRM, Extensions

CiviCRM users rely daily on many of the "out-of-the-box" fields, like communication preferences and demographics, to send targeted email communications and create basic reports. While these fields are essential in many smart and basic groups, they have historically taken up prime real estate in the contact record view.

The new "Collapse Comms and Demographics" extension cleans this up by displaying information graphically within collapsible field sets. 

Our brains prefer this type of display, since we can process graphics much more quickly than seeing the same information as text. Neuroscientists from MIT have found that the human brain can process entire images in as little as 13 milliseconds.

With the extension, you're basically getting what you need to know about your contacts, nothing more and nothing less....

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10 April, 2018
By pkeogan
Filed under Community, Extensions

Higher Logic, the leader in association and nonprofit community engagement platforms, and CiviCRM, the open source CRM and AMS leader, are announcing an important integration. The Higher Logic community platform will now be able to work seamlessly with the leading open source AMS and nonprofit CRM.  CiviCRM has over 10,000 active sites.  Additionally, over 2,000 of these sites have at least 25,000 constituents (see Civi stats). This integration to the CiviCRM ecosystem further strengthens its competitiveness in the AMS and nonprofit CRM space. 

BackOffice Thinking,  a leading nonprofit technology consulting firm, who is also a  founding CiviCRM partner with significant experience with Higher Logic, developed the integration.

What does this mean:

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26 March, 2018
Filed under CiviMail, CiviCRM, Extensions, Tips

I've had a few requests from clients recently with queries around updating contact details and permissions with the new GDPR data protection legislation coming into force in Europe in May.

As a result I've developed two very simple extensions which I'd like to share:

Contact Checksum

This extension provides a simple UI under the contact summary via Actions->Contact Checksum.

When opened a simple UI is displayed with information and example links to use in emails when sending personalised / "update your details" links from CiviCRM.

Available from https://civicrm.org/extensions/contact-checksum-ui

 

Opt-In Communications Fields

This is a simple extension that provides a set of "Communication Preferences" custom fields for each contact.  Email, Phone and Mail(Post) are provided.

 

The fields are provided as "Yes/No" fields so that when...

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23 March, 2018
Filed under Extensions

Ginkgo Street Labs is pleased to announce the availability of CiviVolunteer 2.3.0 and Angular Profiles 1.1.0 for CiviCRM 4.7.31 and above.

Site administrators maintaining an older version of CiviCRM should upgrade core before upgrading these extensions. CiviCRM 4.7.31 introduced an improvement to how CiviCRM manages the BackboneJS library which these extensions need to account for in order to continue functioning properly. The extension updates are not backward-compatible and should not be applied to pre-4.7.31 sites.

Additionally, CiviVolunteer 2.3.0 contains a number of modest improvements and minor bugfixes (and a few more for which code was contributed but no issue created).

Installation

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23 March, 2018

A little while ago the team here at Compucorp wrote about Shoreditch, the first CiviCRM “theme’ extension. Over the past few months, we’ve been hard at work on a series of updates and changes ready for the theme’s release in a few weeks time! With much of the work on this first stage now completed we’re pulling back the curtain to give a peek at what’s in store.

We’ll be following up shortly with more technical details about what this means for developers and how to migrate to Shoreditch or start using the new Bootstrap styles (yay!) but in the meantime let’s take a little look!

Colours / Colors...

So, what’s changed? Well, the most obvious difference is the adoption of a new colour palette which significantly improves both the...

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22 March, 2018
Filed under CiviCRM, Extensions

At the end of this February Agiliway released the updated version of our Graphical CRM Calendar. Now CiviCRM extension contains a number of new cool features which make its use much easier and much more comfortable.

First of all, we updated CiviCalendar to support the latest version of CiviCRM.

Also, the functionality of the Calendar was significantly extended comparing to the original version of the extension which has been released a few months ago (you can find the information about the first version of CiviCalendar here). Additionally, we cleaned the code and fixed a couple of bugs.

Among the most important new features we should highlight the following:

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13 March, 2018
Filed under Tools, API, Architecture, Extensions

I have finished a working prototype of the form-processor and action-provider extension. See my previous blog post for where the idea came from.

Below I will explain what you can do with this extension. Lets assume we have an external website where students can signup to volunteer in a summer program. When a student has signed up we want this data to be present in CiviCRM and the student added to the group student volunteers.

So first we have to install the action-provider and form-processor extension. After that we can create our form processor, go to Automation --> Form Processor --> New Form Processor.

We then have a screen where we can enter the name, define the input fields (in our case email address)...

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02 March, 2018
By Anil
Filed under v4.7, CiviCRM, Extensions

On many occasions, clients have mentioned that the contact summary screen loses a lot of prime space to the communication preferences and demographics sections.

“Is there no way to collapse them by default like you can with custom data? They are rarely used but are needed”

They’re aware that demographics and communication preferences can be removed via the UI (/civicrm/admin/setting/preferences/display?reset=1)

This is a simple extension that collapses both the communication preferences and demographics sections by default on the summary page.

We’ve added a few fancy bits to the functionality which we’re sure you’ll enjoy…

https://civicrm.org/extensions/collapse-comms-and-demographics