14 June, 2012
By pkeogan
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We had another excellent meet up on Tuesday (June 12).  Our attendance was lower due to the terrential rain.  I was impressed that Dan actually was going to bike home 20 minutes during the downpour.

Our format was Q&A as it was last time and we are able to share a lot of questions/answers over the two hours.  I'm hoping to set up a gotomeeting for our Q3 meet up so that people looking to attend but unable to make it in person could particpate.  If your interested in that please please mark it on your registration or send me an email pkeogan@backofficethinking.com

Thanks again to AFSC for hosting!

Register for our Q3 Meet up here  : 


31 May, 2012
By rajesh
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Nfpservices are looking forward to the next CiviCRM London Seminar which will take place  on Tuesday 19th June at our London Office.

The seminar was a great success last month with several new organisations being introduced to CiviCRM and understanding the potential of the product.

During this session we will be demonstrating CiviCRM’s functionality and explaining how the solution can help an organisation take a low risk route to implementing its use.

This Seminar is free and ideal for anyone who is new to CiviCRM and would like to find out more, in addition to existing users and developers in the community.

The event is being held at our London Office on Tuesday 19th June from 10am to 12.30pm, with lunch and refreshments included.

Location           Miller Technology Limited
340 Gray's Inn Road
London, WC1X 8BG
United Kingdom

Please follow this link to register for the...

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22 May, 2012
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Despite torrential rains yesterday, New York City's first CiviCRM Co-Working day was a hit. A diverse group of people representing workers unions, religious organizations, Occupy Wall Street, The Drupal Association and more gathered to work together. The morning started out withOUT coffee and donuts (we can blame the rain) yet everyone buckled down to work with Dave and Lobo standing by on IRC to answer any questions. After breaking for lunch and a case study presentation midday,  the true collaboration began with many questions asked and answered.


This was a much more satisfying model for those of us who have been organizing the monthly meetups because attendance was hirer and people seemed to really be mentoring one another while getting their own work done.  We'd love to get some feedback from those who did and didn't attend. At this point our thought is to hold CiviCRM Co-Working on the third Monday of each month. A nice way to kick off the week!


14 May, 2012
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rayogram is hosting CiviCRM co-working  Monday, May 21st, 2012 from 10-5pm.

We hope this will be a great opportunity for new and experienced developers, consultants and organizations to work side-by-side and mentor one another. We will  include a case study presentation over lunch.

We've extended this invitation to CiviCRM enthusiasts throughout the New York region so please register in advance! It will be held in our TriBeCa offices (79 Leonard Street between Church & Broadway, easily accessible by the A/C/E, 1, 6, N/R/Q, J/Z).

Hope to see you here!

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12 May, 2012
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Fellow Civilians: Wednesday, 9 May, was another CiviCRM meet-up spectacular in London, hosted by Third Sector Design at TechHub.

Topics covered:

  • CiviMobile: The browser-based mobile phone app.
  • Screencasting: How to create Civi video tutorials for the web.
  • UK Direct Debits: Integrating paperless direct debit payments in the UK.

So without further ado...


PRESENTER: Peter McAndrew

SUMMARY: Browser-based mobile app that gives users access to Civi via their smart phone.

DETAIL: CiviMobile will allow people to do event check-ins, contact searches, and more on their iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and other web-enabled phones and tablets. The selection of fields will be based on profiles, allowing admins to...

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01 May, 2012
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Here at Third Sector Design we're preparing for our next meet up which will take place on Wed 9th in Central London. The last one was excellent, with lots of people and 3 really interesting presentations on a wide range of topics.

This time we're going to be focusing on: 

* CiviMobile - a new mobile app for CiviCRM

* Making CiviCRM webcasts

* CiviCRM case studies

These meet-ups are a really important point of contact for Civi users. Meeting up with other members of the community and hearing about how other users work with the software is invaluable for most people. The Third Sector Design team have just got back from California where we were attening CiviCon in Berkeley and then we went on to a 10 day codesprint out in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills. Both events were really inspiring as well as lots of fun; there's a general feeling that the community is radiply growing as more organisatons become...

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17 April, 2012
By Eileen
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Chris Ward has organised a meetup in Melbourne for this Monday:


Report back from CiviCon and a code-sprintette

Melbourne CiviCRM

Monday, April 23, 2012
6:00 PM

1/41 Stewart Street

Will you attend?

06 April, 2012
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About 45 participants attended the session. We did some polling of the room at the start to see who was there. I started by asking how many folks were familiar with the concept of open source software and I was happy to see most folks raising their hands. There was a mix of consultants and NP staff / managers, and only a few were already using CiviCRM. Most folks were already using some kind of CRM and came to explore if Civi might serve their needs better. Interestingly, a large percentage of folks were familiar with or using one of our supported CMS's (Drupal, Joomla, WordPress).


We walked through an introductory presentation - but most of the time was spent on Q & A. Questions ranged from "does it scale", to "how much does it cost to implement", to "is it hard to upgrade if you've customized it...

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27 March, 2012
By pkeogan
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Just a quick shout out to all those who attended the Philly CiviCRM meet up earlier this month.

I thought the session was excellent.  2 hours straight of Q&A with a host questions and a lot of excellent experience shared.  I think we all learned a lot and are looking forward to our next meetup.

Register for our Q2 Meet up here


If you're in the Philly area on June 12,  we'd love to see you.  Hopefully Byron won't eat all of the Oreo's next time!

22 February, 2012
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It's the code sprint next week here in London, at CAN in Old Street, and hopefully we'll have quite a few people coming along to join in for all or some of it. Lobo and Kurund are coming over, which we're excited about :) On Thursday, after a hard day's sprinting, we'll be rolling round the corner to The Book Club for a bit of a hang out.


Everyone is welcome. You don't have to be a developer or a Civi expert, it's just a chance to meet other people in the community. In fact, it's not a Civi-focused event, it's a social thing, and if we can bring ourselves to - we'll be talking about things other than Civi! 


We'll be there from 6, so pop in for a drink, some food, or just to say hi. See you there :) 


Katy J

Third Sector Design