10 February, 2012
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The meetup was hosted at techhub, in London’s “Silicon Roundabout”, Old Street. Our host for the evening was Michael McAndrew of Third Sector Design, a company specialising in CiviCRM based in techhub.

Meet-ups are free and a great way to get to learn more about CiviCRM and are suitable for those that are new to CiviCRM as well as people that have been using it for years. There were two presentations, a mingle session and a case study report from a charity that’s successfully implemented CiviCRM.

CiviCRM in 2012

The keywords for 2012 are: mobile, scalable, community.

A code sprint (?) scheduled for later this month in London will be focusing...

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18 January, 2012
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The first North of England meetup took place on the 12th of January 2012. It was really well attended with fifteen attendees. The attendess consisted of people interested in CiviCRM, users, implementers and developers. Some of these people had travelled quite a long way to get there and we were really pleased to see them.


The focus of the meetup was to start to create a community of people interested in CiviCRM across the North of England and secondly to create a forum by which those looking at using CiviCRM can come along for practical advice.


The meetup icebreaker went really well (we struggled to stop people talking!) and this was followed by two demonstrations. The first one was a demo of CiviCase using a real world example. The second demo looked at CiviEvent and how this can be integrated into a Drupal public website.


We also got plenty of feedback on the format which we will be taking into account for the next meetup....

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09 January, 2012

There are various CiviCRM events coming up in London this February, indeed there is 'something for everyone' regardless of your level of experience and familiarity with CiviCRM.  If you can't make it over to the US this April, you should definitley consider participating in one or more of these events...

CiviCRM meet-up

We are starting off on the 8th February with a CiviCRM meet-up - an informal after work event at Third Sector Design's offices at TechHub, Old Street.  We'll have two presentations showing off what you can do with CiviCRM, a Q+A session and a chance to meet and mingle with other CiviCRM users and developers.  Meet-ups are free a great way to get to learn more about CiviCRM and are suitable for those that are new to CiviCRM as well as people that have been using it for years. ...

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06 December, 2011
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Please join us for the CiviCRM MeetUp Thursday, December 15 5:30-7:30pm by registering today!

José Gonzalez will share how New York Communities For Change (NYCC) organizes its members and uses resources more effectively with PowerBase (an open source, Drupal over CiviCRM system) - embracing the idea that technology can be leverage in the fight for economic and social justice.

Through community organizing, direct action and legislative advocacy, New York Communities For Change (NYCC) members, a coalition of working families throughout New York State, work to impact economic and political policies that affect New York, but particularly low and moderate income communities.


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20 October, 2011
By bgm

Four of the fr_CA translators team met in Montreal yesterday to discuss how to communicate, prioritize and exchange tips and tricks on how to translate CiviCRM.

We would also like to get in contact with other translation teams to know how they work. Here are some topics we discussed:

  • We reviewed and adopted the French translation lexicon, since consistency is a big problem in the French translation. We are looking forward to feedback from translators in France and other French speaking countries, and we hope to have consensus as much as possible. We think our lexicon can be a good model for other translations and we would like your feedback on how to improve it.
  • We plan to use the Francophone forum on forum.civicrm.org to communicate between team members for issues related to French terminology. We...
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07 October, 2011
San Francisco Baykeeper's case study of moving from Blackbaud Raiser's Edge to CiviCRM was the featured topic at this month's San Francisco meetup. I previously wrote about our transition in this blog and wanted to provide an up-to-date look at that process, plus our latest advances and ongoing challenges. Baykeeper has now been successfully using CiviCRM for almost a year. There were around 15 people at the meetup, and we had a lively discussion with lots of Q and A during the presentation. The presentation is available for download here.
07 October, 2011
By bgm

Join us on 19 October 2011 in Montreal (QC, Canada) for a meetup on the state of the fr_CA CiviCRM translation. Location: at the Brulerie Saint-Denis (near the Berri-UQAM metro station) starting at 19h (7 PM).

Scheduled topics include: translation workflow, lexicon, book translation and marketing materials.

Confirm your presence in the Doodle.

For more information please read the meetup forum thread.

We look forward to see you there!
Mathieu (bgm on #civicrm), on behalf of the fr_CA translators who stepped up and proposed this meetup :)

16 September, 2011
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Please join other CiviCRM users, administrators, and developers in the Chicago area for our next meetup. Our meetings are informal and open to anyone interested in applying the power of CiviCRM for their favorite nonprofit cause.


When: Friday, September 30th at 6 pm

What: Chicago area CiviCRM Meetup



200 S Wacker Drive, 15th Floor (TechNexus)

Chicago, IL 60606


For new members wanting to find out more about CiviCRM and its capabilities for nonprofits we'll have an open Q&A session.


To RSVP visit the meetup event page for Event details and location

02 September, 2011
By davem

I’ve just come out of the Code and Book Sprint in Lincolnshire where we made good progress on lots of fronts and had a really good time. It was great to put faces to names and share food as well as ideas. A major breakthrough means D6 support should continue, while the main CiviCRM manual got a thorough overhaul and spawned a new Developer Manual, and some good thinking made serious improvements in CiviCase scalability. All good stuff and it all drives the project forward on one level or another. However, for me one of the most important things that happened was a much smaller conversation in the kitchen - missed by many - about Marketing.

We reviewed the marketing output of the last year, which didn’t take very long, and set to thinking what we can do to move things forward. Filled with the excitement of the moment...
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23 August, 2011
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Just one day after arrving back from weeks of holidays I found myself in the train from Brummen (The Netherlands) to London for CiviCon 2011, of which we were proud Silver sponsors. We arrived in time, and it was great to meet my API friends Xavier Dutoit and Eileen McNaughton (who I had never met IRL) and Kurund Jalmi and Yashodha Chaku from the CiviCRM Core team.


Monday morning we had a quick coffee with a pain chocolat (yes, it was London) and walked to Skills Matter, the venue for the CiviCon. After a spirited kick off by Kurund Jalmi and Dave Greenberg, the sessions started. In the morning I attended an interesting CiviEngage session by Xavier Dutoit and Alice Aguilar, and co-presented the API session with Xavier Dutoit (yes, he was on stage almost all day :-)) and Eileen McNaughton. Apart from the sessions it was also very good to see such a large crowd and meet all the Civi enthousiast from over the globe.

After lunch I was proud to see...

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