For a nonprofit, raising enough funds to do the most good is at the forefront of goal setting this new year. Direct and recurring donations have always been time-proven and effective ways to achieve this goal. But how can a nonprofit differentiate themselves and maximize the revenue available to aid their cause? Adding an e-commerce store with profitable products that both connect to your organization’s vision and add funds to fuel your efforts can be a game-changer.
Charity:Water’s success in the e-commerce space is both aspirational and strategic genius. By implementing an e-commerce solution, powered by a payments processor similar to the Commerce iATS module available for both Drupal 7, 8 and the ...Read more
Thank you again to all who participated in our Summer Survey. We are currently reviewing the results and already have some exciting ideas that we hope to present to the community soon, so watch this space!
We have a Winner
We would like to congratulate Larry Kuttner, IT Manager at Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, who is our lucky winner of a $500.00 donation to the non-profit organization of his choice.
If you would like to know more about the wonderful work NESEA does, you can check them out here: http://nesea.org/about
Announcement New Payments Extension
Last but not least, in iATS continued commitment to support the CiviCRM community, we are excited to announce the Beta release of our new iATS CiviCRM payment extension. We are committed to providing the most advanced, secure & fully integrated payments platform to meet the...Read more
The below post was recently included in the community newsletter, and we wanted to give more users a chance to participate. All entries are eligible to win a $500.00 donation to the non-profit organization of their choice. Entry will remain open until August 31st and we will announce the winner in the second week of September via the CiviCRM newsletter, LinkedIn & Facebook so stay tuned!
We want to hear what you want!
Since 2014 iATS Payments has partnered with CiviCRM to bring the best payments technology to the table. We found this partnership to be an ideal match because at iATS we only work with Nonprofits to optimize your specific needs for payments solutions. During that time, we have proudly maintained, enhanced and supported our payment extension in CiviCRM.
In the last community newsletter we...Read more
Josh nicely asked me to drop some words about the relationship Greenpeace in Central and Eastern Europe (GP) has with CiviCRM. I believe today is a good day to praise CiviCRM!
But let's start with where we came from:
Life before CiviCRM
The GP database department has a long-standing tradition of trying to find a proprietary CRM solution which serves all needs, offers perfect service and of course costs almost nothing. My mission was to find the "right" software vendor which sells the product of our dreams... but guess what? Exactly, we never found anything like that.
After the last failed prototype in 2015 with a Swiss company I remembered a colleague of mine saying to me back in 2011: "Marco, did you check out CiviCRM?". In 2011 I didn't know anything about CiviCRM, so I had to do some research. The moment I figured out that it is open-source I dumped that proposal - because it is not proprietary software, and only proprietary software is good,...Read more
First meetup of 2019, a workshop style session discussing challenges submitted by attendees in advance.
This session will focus on 'Membership' - we invite participants to 'lead' on a topic, and share your experiences with the group. Suggested topics from the following items across the event lifecycle:
- Setting up Memberships
- Membership Type and Term
- Pricing and Price sets
- Individuals vs Organisations, and using relationship
- Membership Contribution pages, using profiles, payment processing
- using webforms for Memberships
- email - bulk emailing members and using Smart Groups
- email - sending scheduled reminders
- Membership and CMS integration - Syncing members with roles
- uploading membership or contribution data
- analytics - membership reporting
Feel free to propose other agenda items to this meetup, perhaps some current issues you...Read more
I had always been thinking of developing a mobile app for CiviCRM and in the process of achieving the same, I have released an initial version of my mobile app just for Android named as SMARTCIVI.
What is Smartcivi?
Smartcivi is an Android mobile application for CiviCRM which is used for displaying CiviCRM content in Mobile Application – For now smartcivi is just a read only application.
In this version of SmartCivi you will have the following option listing a basic information of CiviCRM Data in the following.
- Login Page
Login Page: Allows you to get connected with your CiviCRM website using the below details
- Site URL: Absolute path of your CiviCRM location.
- Site Key:...
As part of the release notes for each new version, I compile a list of the people who have contributed code or reviewed changes that go into the release. As you might expect, many of the familiar names from the CiviCRM partners list are there.
However, a sizable number of nonprofits, big and small, write and edit significant amounts of code, adding features and resolving bugs. Now that CiviCRM 5.0 has been released, I wanted to take the time to thank all of the nonprofit organizations who have contributed code to the 4.7 series:
- ATD Fourth World
- Australian Greens
- British Humanist Association
- Chirojeugd Vlaanderen
- Community IT Academy
- Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Future First
- Kompetenzzentrum Technik-Diversity-Chancengleichheit ...
The CiviCRM Core Team is pleased to announce that it will begin hosting monthly webinars for project contributors and supporters (members, partners, sponsors) beginning December 8th, 2016, and continue on the second Thursday of each month throughout 2017. These webinars will be a mix of overall project updates (provided quarterly) and technical improvements and demonstrations (provided 8 months out of the year). A full schedule and details will be provided in advance at http://civicrm.org/webinars
As a project, CiviCRM continues to evolve, relying on community support and contributions more than ever. Core Team webinars are intended to provide another opportunity to connect contributors and supporters with the progress and direction of both the software and the project as a whole. While these webinars are presentations by the Core Team, Q...Read more
Earlier this year, we did a community wide survey to better understand the CiviCRM user base as well as help refine our priorities as a Core Team. While there were a few surprises in the results, one item that we expected to stand out was a need for ongoing training. Let’s face it… CiviCRM can be complicated, at least for those that leverage its full potential and adapt it to their own business processes. Though there are a ton of resources to help, such as documentation, videos, training events and webinars, most could likely benefit from ongoing training opportunities. That’s why we’re psyched to roll out two new member benefits focused on training: Ask the Teacher, and access to CiviDesk’s CiviTips!
Ask the Teacher
Starting in February 2017, CiviCRM member organizations will have access to quarterly online webinars in which Stuart Gaston, aka CiviTeacher, will answer all...Read more