20 April, 2011
By Slovak
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Join the next meeting of the Dallas / Fort Worth CiviCRM Meetup group on May 4, 2011 at 7:00 PM.


You have installed CiviCRM, imported and edited data. Join us for a presentation of the best modules and practices to integrate CiviCRM with your CMS system. Hear the latest on CiviCRM 4.0, bring your questions, your tips, and your passion.


RSVP through our Meetup page.

15 April, 2011
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We had a good CiviCRM meetup in Apeldoorn today, hosted by De Goede Woning. Willem Peters from qbset (http://www.qbset.nl) showed the first version of qbMobile, a native iPhone/Android app that he is developing for a specific customer.

Bram Lipsch from De Goede Woning (http://www.degoedewoning.nl) showed the result of a long implementation project which is going live on 6th June, when roughly 75 people at De Goede Woning will start using CiviCRM as their relationship management system. They were supported by EE-atWork (http://www.ee-atwork.nl) in their project.

We spoke about creating some kind of payment processor for the Dutch market, where almost all web payments are done by iDeal and credit cards are hardly used. Most of the organizations present were interested, so we will start a Dutch Make it Happen project on the Dutch CiviCRM...

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09 April, 2011
By kurund
Filed under CiviCRM, Drupal, Extensions, Meetups

It was a great gathering of people from different backgrounds showing up for the meetup. By far this was one of the biggest meetups (30+ people) that I have attended. Nice to see the growth in the SF Bay Area civi community!


Meetup kicked off with a report back by Dave Greenberg of the CiviCRM team from CiviCon Chicago. He reviewed growth trends for the platform, and broad goals for the project going forward. You can download Dave's slides as well as most of the other CiviCon Chicago presentations here. This was followed by presentation by Arthur Richards from Wikimedia Foundation. He briefed everyone on how Wikimedia uses CiviCRM to manage 999,350+ contacts and 1,067,739+ contribution records. Arthur's presentation can be found...

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31 March, 2011
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We're very pleased to annouce that CiviCon is coming to London this August 22nd.

In the grand tradition of CiviCons, we've timed this one to co-incide with DrupalCon London (though we haven't gone quite as mad as they have with UK branding cliches).

There's a fair amount of organising going on already: we have a venue in the pipeline and have trainings and sprints (book, code, etc.) after DrupalCon.  We'll soon be releasing sponsorship options and starting session proposals, early bird registration, etc.

If you have any time or resources that you can devote to helping organise CiviCon London, we'd love to hear from you.  Email michal@civicrm.org and we'll add you to the CiviCon organising committee.

Looking forward to it already!



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


When: Friday, March 25th at 6 pm

What: Chicago area CiviCRM Meetup



200 S Wacker Drive, 15th Floor (TechNexus)

Chicago, IL 60606


We will have a recap of what was presented at CiviCon 2011 for those folks who couldn't attend. 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

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18 March, 2011
By Slovak
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Join the next meeting of the Dallas / Fort Worth CiviCRM Meetup group on April 6, 2011 at 7:00 PM.


You have the need for CRM solution, know where to host it, but not quite sure about the next step? Come and see how to install CiviCRM in 45 minutes from download to running.


RSVP through our Meetup page.

03 March, 2011
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We had our first Greater Chicago area CiviCRM Meetup on Thursday February 10th at TechNexus and had 6 people in attendance. In the course of the meeting we had a long Q&A session covering many different topics related to CiviCRM capabilities out of the box and compared them with other CRMs. It was great opportunity to meet several CiviCRM implementers in the Chicago area who met for the first time at this meeting.

We hope to see other Chicago area CiviCRM users and administrators at our next meetup on March 25th, 2011 at TechNexus!

Topics we covered:

  • Merits of CiviCRM versus Salesforce.com and Microsoft Access for non-profits
  • Creative and uncommon uses of CiviCRM for different workflows
  • Overview of CiviCRM's capabilities (presentation by Mary Kay Bianchi)
  • Discussion about hosting a reception introducing Cloud computing and CiviCRM for non-...
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28 February, 2011
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A lot more that I thought, I found out at a I recent demo of CiviCRM at Simplify ICT, an event hosted in east London to boost the profile of free and open source software at non-profits.

I was getting bored with the standard intro to CiviCRM presentation (where I go through each module in isolation, giving an intro to what it can do and how it can be used) and wanted to do something more practical that non profits could easily relate to. So I ditched the standard presentation in favour of a practical demo showing CiviCRM in daily use. I settled on how does CiviCRM help me run an event? So the plan was:

  • create a mailing list for people interested in events
  • import some people, and add them to this mailing list
  • create a mailing list sign up page, and get people in the room to sign up for events
  • create an event with online registration
  • get people to register

I scheduled in hour to demo all...

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24 February, 2011
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We have set a date for the next CiviCRM BeNeLux meetup: Friday 15 April 2011 in the afternoon. More details will follow, but we do expect a demo of the CiviCRM Mobile app (Android and iPhone) from qbSet. 


We will also present the new feature on the upcoming 3.4 and 4.0 versions. If there is enough interest, we will focus on the new API v3.


17 February, 2011
By seank
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The first CiviCRM user group meeting of 2011 took place on Thursday 10th Feb at the Create Centre in Bristol, the first in a while, but with several more programmed in for the coming year to attempt to make it more of a fixture in the UK CiviCRM community.

It was extremely well attended with 14 of 18 signups showing up. Showing the real desire of events of this kind to network with other people involved at all levels to get a much better idea of the Civi ecosphere and the myriad ways of using it.

We kicked off with introductions which I won’t repeat in full here, but we had everything from a implementer for local church groups to a Civil Engineering equipment company utilising Civi to track which customers had which items out on site.

Most of the room implemented or used CiviCRM integrated with Drupal, although some developers used both and we started with some news on integration projects. The greater flexibility of the new Joomla integrations and the...

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