31 January, 2014
Filed under CiviDay, Meetups

This was a "premiere" for us organizing a Meetup in Paris, on a special occasion for CiviDay !

We had 8 participants, mainly users, and recruited a new organization (using CiviCRM) in the community. There was a strong demand for trainings in French on the solution.

We had great discussions, and all wished to make our French community grow and be more active. Other Meetups will definitely come !

Valerio Davo - Cividesk Paris.


30 January, 2014
Filed under CiviDay, Meetups

CiviDay 2014 in Denver was for sure a resounding success!

With more than 55 registrants and a packed full-day program, everyone whether newcomer or experienced user learned a great deal about CiviCRM, networked with their peers, and got all their questions answered!

The day was quicked of by a short presentation on CiviCRM, CiviDay and the power of an Open Source community. We then (literally) split the conference room in half, and had around 30 newcomers learn about what CiviCRM is and what it can do for your organization, while the 15 or so experienced users attended a presentation on CiviCRM extensions and even had a walkthrough on how to create a small extension to reorganize an online form. Then, after a short coffee and pastries break, it was time to head back in the rooms. This time the larger room had a couple of existing users testify about their experience with CiviCRM, while the geeks learned about creating successful email marketing campaigns with CiviCRM...

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30 January, 2014
Filed under CiviDay, Meetups

Yesterday the New York City CiviCRM group was out in full-force to celebrate CiviDay, an international celebration of the worlds best constituent relationship management solution for Non-Profit, Advocacy and Political organizations. My company, Web Access, along with Rayogram co-hosted the event which was attended by 22 people which included implementers, end users and organizations who were evaluating CiviCRM.

We split the day into two sessions, first a co-working day/help desk led by myself and Kurund Jalmi from the CiviCRM core team, followed by CiviDay Meetup in the evening. Since we had a big group we decided to split into 2 groups, one for more experienced/advanced users and another one for beginners. Advanced group worked together on bug fixes and customizations, while those...

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28 January, 2014
Filed under CiviDay, Meetups

CiviDay is today, January 29th!

Welcome to the 2nd annual worldwide event for sharing this powerful community-driven platform. CiviCRM is relied on by thousands of organizations working to make a positive difference in the world.

Be a part of it.

If there is a meetup in your local area, join in the fun. Never been to a meetup before? Even better - these events will be especially welcoming of first-timers.

Find a meetup in your local area

Join online events

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22 January, 2014
Filed under Meetups

CiviDay 2014 is only a week away and the NYC CiviCRM community is going all out! Web Access and Rayogram will be hosting a co-working day and meetup where organizations, implementors, developers and prospective users will come together to explore the many uses of CiviCRM, solve problems and share their experiences. We will be having special breakout sessions during the meetup to venture more into possibilities and learn more on CiviCRM.

The activities will start at 2pm at Rayogram’s office in TriBeCa with the co-working/help desk session going until 5pm, at which point we will start our CiviDay meetup with talks from Kurund Jalmi from the CiviCRM core team, Tony Mazzarella from Web Access, Jon Goldberg from Palante Tech and Dana Skallman from Tadpole Collective.

Web Access will be providing refreshments, so we kindly ask you to...

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21 January, 2014
Filed under CiviCRM, Community, Meetups

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.


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
Filed under Meetups

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:


Swan Gardens,
10 Piccadilly,
Coworking: Wed 29th Jan - 10.30 - 18.00
Meetup: Wed 29th Jan - 18.00 - 20.00 
More info and register: here


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
Filed under CiviCRM, Community, Meetups

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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