13 January, 2020

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 ...

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02 December, 2019

Tis the season of Holiday fundraisers, face to face gatherings & last but not least the season of giving!

With so many live events going on, it’s the perfect time for you to take advantage of mobile payment processing to maximize face to face fundraising and reach or surpass your fundraising goals this year.

Non-Profits who can’t accept credit card payments at their events are leaving donor dollars on the table. Some of our customers have Quadrupled Fundraising Dollars just by offering donors the ability to give via their credit card. For some insights into the potential that the iATS Mobile Payments App has to supercharge your fundraising, take a look at our recent case study on International China Concern below.

Throughout 2019 many new and existing iATS customers...

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14 November, 2019
Filed under Partners, CiviCRM, Extensions

Following our recent communications to the CiviCRM community regarding our enhanced iATS 1st Pay extension, we are excited to announce the formal release date will be Nov 18th .

With that in mind, we wanted to give you a quick heads up in case you  have questions.

When will the extension be launched?

Monday, November 18th 2019

What is it?

An enhanced CiviCRM Payments extension that not only delivers all of the features and functionality of the existing extension, but also allows users to take advantage of a host of additional benefits available through our  iATS 1st Pay platform. In our on-going efforts to keep things easy, it will continue to ship with Core just like our original extension. This allows users to get up and running in no time without any additional development costs.

What users can expect:

  • All the benefits...
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13 September, 2019

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...

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20 August, 2019

 

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...

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20 June, 2019
Filed under Partners, Community, Training

Australians helping Australians get the most out of civiCRM

Agileware have been training Australians in CiviCRM for over 2 years. Our training sessions are a fantastic way to get up to speed quickly without having commit your entire day and attend out of normal business hours. Each training session is focussed on a specific topic relevant to your role and is only a 2-hour commitment. Training is led by an experienced CiviCRM implementor and instructor.

Very affordable, costing only $AUD 75 fee for each session. 

You can browse the current training schedule at, https://agileware.com.au/events/

Agileware CiviCRM training sessions include:

  • Introduction to CiviCRM
  • Using CiviCRM to design newsletters and track engagement
  • Using CiviCRM to manage conferences, workshops and training events
  • Integrating CiviCRM with on-line accounting systems: MYOB, QuickBooks or...
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27 March, 2019

Don't forget your sunscreen! The Global Community Summit is coming to Barcelona on October: Register Now!

The site for the upcoming Global Community Summit in Barcelona is published. We are also collecting issues, comments, ideas, requests in the GitLab. If you consider yourself part of the community you should definitely register as soon as possible (we expect to have a full house).

Summary:

  • Global Community Summit: October 4 & 5
  • Sprint /  DevCamp: October October 6 - 10
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Venue: Can Ramonet, Sitges
  • Website: ...
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04 February, 2019
The 2019 Global Community Summit is intended to be an event for all the Community including Partners, Implementers, Developers and End Users involved with the project. 
 
We will be able to share, learn and contribute to CiviCRM. This event follows the spirit of 2018 Governance Summit opening more subjects and areas of discussion across the CiviCRM Project. After the Summit, a 5 day Sprint / DevCamp will follow.
 
This will be happening in Barcelona (Spain) and we will have folks coming from all around the globe. While we are working on the logistics and the venue is still not defined yet, there is a Wiki page already live for the Summit.
 
Apart from booking that week in your agenda, it will be great if you can take a look at the wiki and eventually start writing topics / ideas /...
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11 July, 2017
Filed under CiviMail, Tools, Partners, CiviCRM

CRMs are must-have for any organization, large or small. There is some debate over what the “C” in CRM stands for - client, constituent, customer, etc., but at a very base level it manages information about your contacts. Organizations now understand that communication is not always linear, flowing to one central point. To further complicate things, organizations have a splintering of data from a multitude of tools. For example, maybe you are using Evite for event registrations, Salesforce to manage your customer communication, PayPal to collect donations, and Constant Contact for your email blasts. How can your organization get visibility into all of this data with it spread out amongst various systems and databases? The solution is CiviCRM.

Editor’s Note: I was initially going to make this one blog article, but since there are so many great features to talk about in CiviCRM, I’ve decided to break this up into...

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04 July, 2017
Filed under CiviMail, Partners, Tips, Training

Based on feedback from clients, we're launching a series of Masterclasses this year. They will provide an opportunity for you to deepen your knowledge and skills in a particular area of CiviCRM. These courses will assume that you have a basic understanding of CiviCRM as a Contact Management System.

We're starting with our CiviMail Masterclass which will be on 8th August at the St Thomas Centre in central Manchester. You'll spend a day getting your hands dirty with the CiviCRM Mailings module.

We willl also be looking at the how you need to think about your communications overall and how to manage your communications with CiviCRM.

Course content includes:

  • Basic HTML
  • Using CiviCRM checksums
  • Mailing groups / un-subscriptions
  • A/B...
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