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

 

Where:

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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27 July, 2011
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Good day all,

This is to let you know that we are starting a user group for the german speaking countries (aka germany, austria, switzerland). 

We have been using CiviCRM ourselves for some time and we have also brought it to work for a number of clients in Switzerland. However, we do feel that by bringing people together from the same language region we can accelerate the process of adapting CiviCRM to german. Moreover, any Swiss colleagues who have already cursed at the multilingual nature of our beautiful country might be interested to tackle this and other Swiss particularities within this group.

 

We are intending to have a first meetup in Zurich in September, provisional date is Wednesday, September 28th, towards the evening. Please save the date already. I will let you know asap, once the date is definitive.

 

Please comment here with your fields of interest or suggestions or mail to afm...

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10 June, 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, June 24th at 6 pm

What: Chicago area CiviCRM Meetup

 

Where:

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

19 May, 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, May 27th at 6 pm

What: Chicago area CiviCRM Meetup

 

Where:

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

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

 

When: Thursday, April 28th at 6 pm

What: Chicago area CiviCRM Meetup

 

Where:

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

25 April, 2011

Eli Beckerman is the second winner of a copy of Using CiviCRM from Packt Publishing. Eli is excited about the potential of CiviCRM to organize bottom-up transformations to deal collaboratively with the many crises facing the world today.

Packt has also selected a runner-up in its contest: an experienced CiviCRM user from the City Bible Forum, ken, will get a downloadable eBook copy of the book.

Here's some background on Using CiviCRM from Packt's site:

What you will learn from this book:

  • Create a successful CiviCRM implementation project
  • Install and configure CiviCRM in Joomla! or Drupal, understand advanced configuration options, and review the upgrade process in detail
  • Get...
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