21 January, 2014
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CiviDay 2014 meetups are happening in all the locations below on January 29th! Click the Details and Registration link for exact locations and start times.

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Location (City, State, Country)

Details and Registration
Online Webinars

WordPress with CiviCRM: An Introductory Webinar
Intro to Drupal and CiviCRM
Intro to Joomla and CiviCRM
 

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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12 January, 2014
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The January London Meetup and Coworking

To celebrate (is that the right word?!) CiviDay here in London we are planning a full CiviDay marathon! Starting with a Coworking day, kindly being hosted by Gamesys, then followed by the January Meetup and onto a nice warm friendly pub.

Quick info:

Location: 

Gamesys,
Swan Gardens,
10 Piccadilly,
London
W1J 0DD
 
Times:
Coworking: Wed 29th Jan - 10.30 - 18.00
Meetup: Wed 29th Jan - 18.00 - 20.00 
 
More info and register: here

CoWorking?

And what exactly is a co-working day... we hear some of you ask...  Well... 

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20 December, 2013

The 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (14NTC) is coming to Washington, DC, March 13-15. Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in the largest gathering of nonprofit professionals that put technology to use for their causes. Register now to attend the 14NTC to learn the latest nonprofit technology tools and trends, to share best practices from your peers, and to take part in all of the networking opportunities that this three-day event has to offer.

There's no shortage of educational experiences at the 2014 NTC. Learn alongside passionate nonprofit professionals who, like you, want to use technology effectively to advance their missions and bring about social change. Breakout sessions,...

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18 December, 2013
Filed under CiviCRM, Community, Meetups, Tips
CiviDay2014 (Wed. Jan 29, 2014) will be here before you know it.  Thank you to all of you that have already committed to leading a meetup on this day.  As of now, we will have a CiviDay in 24 locations.  Yay!  That's the same amount we had last year...it would be great to see if we can see a handful more started.
 
We need everybody's help to create some buzz around this day.  In order to help you spread the word in your network, please feel free to use the following sample tweets: 
 
Thrilled to attend #CiviDay Jan. 29, 2014 & learn how others are using #CiviCRM. Tweet at me if you'll be there too! [registration link]
 
Hey @friend, want to come to #CiviDay with me? [registration link]. Great way to learn about #civicrm and how it can help you.
28 November, 2013
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At the London Meetup last night, the idea of having a CiviCRM co-working day was discussed, so we are certainly planning to do that in London on CiviDay 2014 (Wednesday, January 29th), and wouldn't it be great if the same pattern could be followed around the world.  The idea would be that the CiviDay Meetup in the evening would be at the same venue as the Co-Working day, ie that we book a venue for the whole day and into the evening, and that the venue has good wi-fi available and access to refreshments.

The idea of co-working is a bit like a sprint, except that you work on anything that is CiviCRM-related (eg customer-related work), rather than specifically towards the CiviCRM project as you would in a Sprint.  (I regularly attend Drupal co-working days, and find them really useful as I get to meet others who work in the Drupal community, whom I would not normally get to meet, and I can ask others about how to solve particular problems, and get answers that are not only so...

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25 November, 2013
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Last January, we have 24 amazing CiviDay meet ups in cities around the world. I looked back just now and was reminded of all the great things that came out of those meetups (including CiviCamp DC!).  It was great to see existing meet ups energised and new ones started.  This coming January 29th 2014, we want to repeat the success of last year, and push it up a notch.

We all know there is no better way than face-to-face meetings for properly connecting with people.  IMHO, our meet ups have two main goals:

  1. existing users can get together, build their networks and skills, share experiences, provide support and help to each other
  2. people who are considering starting out with CiviCRM can talk to real people who've been using CiviCRM, hear real life success stories, find out what support is available locally, and get energised about the possibilities.
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19 November, 2013

Ixiam will present CiviCRM in next OpenExpo CRM conference that will be offered at the Innovation Center Vaguada (Av. Monforte de Lemos, 38 – 28029 Madrid )

The 30-minute talk will be given by Alejandro Salgado, Director of Ixiam, highlighting the advantages of CiviCRM for Third Sector Organizations (TSOs).
More information can be found on the website of OpenExpo or iXiam's Blog.

15 October, 2013
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Almost there...

As if you guys weren't sick of us already... here's post number 3.

CiviCON London reunion / Oct London Meetup

Wow, didn't that summer pass quick! No sooner did all the Brits have on our shorts then now it's raincoats and scarves.

After a brief summer hiatus while we all readjusted our wardrobes, the London meetups are back!

First off, a big thank you to all of you who came over and made CiviCON London and the post conference sprint such a special event this year. It's been fantastic to see so many different people contributing to the project and in so many different ways!

So without further ado... onto the main event! The London October meetup...

We'll be following the usual format - but this Months session will be on membership.

5.30 - 6.30 - CiviCRM Drop in - get your questions answered and get one to one help

6.30 - 8.30 - CiviCRM meet up - our agenda so far...

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15 August, 2013

WORKING TOWARDS DEVELOPING A CIVICRM COMMUNITY IN MEXICO

Mónica Tapia-Alvarez and Isobel Platts-Dunn

Alternativas y Capacidades

Background

In 2009, with Common Cause International technical assistance and while developing a new citizen advocacy model for educational reform, we assessed the importance of IT solutions for managing members, petitions and donations from a large number of citizens. The IT solutions that US-based organizations used were discarded because their license was extremely expensive for Latin American organizations (Convio annual license cost is around US$50,000) and had in-built US representatives and media that was useless for Latin American contexts.

Through searching for different tools (a search suggested by...

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19 July, 2013
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This month's CiviCRM London Meetup will be on Wednesday 31st July, at Red Gallery (corner of Rivington Street and Shoreditch).

More information and registration here... http://civicrm.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=326

Mark