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25 March, 2019
By ayduns

Do you want to use Civi in multiple languages? This new feature adds more options to enable users to access CiviCRM in their language of choice.

This feature allows admins to configure a list of languages for users to select from and set the language of the CiviCRM interface for their own use.  This translates the CiviCRM interface but does not translate content.  For example, the menus are translated but content and option values (eg Mr/Mrs) are not translated.

Users have a 'Language Switcher' block to make their choice, and the language can be specified in URL's...

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25 March, 2019
By josh
Filed under Statistics, Sustainability

It’s been a long time coming, but we finally managed to post the Core Team’s financials online in a format that not only shows where we’re at but also breaks down our income and expenses over the past 12 months. We’ve maintained project stats online for some time at https://stats.civicrm.org so it made sense to just add a new tab there. Check it out here. The financials are currently updated each month, and we’ll continue to expand on them as we have capacity.

The purpose of providing...

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24 March, 2019
Filed under Training

Cividesk offers a variety of live instruction online training courses for new and current users of CiviCRM. Join us on April 4th at 10 am MT/12 pm ET for our Organizing a Fundraising Campaign training session that is designed for current users of CiviCRM.

We'll cover the steps necessary to get ready for outreach: cleaning and segmenting your data in CiviCRM, ways to reach out to constituents and how to create an online contribution page to faciliate donations. We also...

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21 March, 2019
Filed under CiviCRM, Tips

One of the questions we occasionally get from our clients concerns how users can search for non-primary emails, addresses, and phone numbers in CiviCRM.  Because so many constituents use different emails for different purposes - one for billing, one for bulk emails, and so forth - it can become a challenge to locate people in your data.  However, we have a couple of suggestions for how you can search across all emails, phone numbers, and addresses.

Option 1: Add Them to Your Search Results

By default, CiviCRM is set to search...

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13 March, 2019
By Eileen
Filed under Extensions

What?

CiviCRM core now offers a Continuous Integration service to partner & member organisations on their extensions. The service will run the unit tests associated with an extension whenever a PR is submitted to that extension. This is similar to the process that runs on core and is driven by jenkins and runs on the same test infrastructure. There are free services that do this (e.g Travis) on github in general but they don’t provide the CiviCRM setup and database environment that is needed to run tests on CiviCRM.

 

Why?...

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13 March, 2019
Filed under Training

If you are new to CiviCRM or would like more formal training in the basics of contact management, the Fundamentals of Contact Management offered by Cividesk is the perfect online training session for you. 

Participate in this live 2-hour training session taught by Cividesk on Wednesday, March 20th at 9 am MT/ 10 am CT/ 11 am ET (sorry, recorded versions are not available) and get off to a great start with CiviCRM!  Learn all the basics of managing contacts, the relationships between them, searching, reporting and how to segment your...

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08 March, 2019
By Nicol

Late last year CiviCRM won some seed funding from Mozilla’s MOSS fund to support the core team, and also research our community priorities. We're focussing on two questions connected to CiviCRM’s future growth and sustainability:

  • how do non-profits chose their CRM? what would make them consider and chose CiviCRM or not?
  • how well do users of CiviCRM in languages other than English interact with CiviCRM and what should we focus on improving?

There’s a lot of possible answers to the...

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07 March, 2019
Filed under Training

Register now for the online class, "Organizing Successful Events" offered by Cividesk that is designed for current users of CiviCRM. This 2- hour session is taught live on Tuesday, March 12th at 10 am MT / 11 am CT / 12 pm ET (recorded versions are not available).

This informative training is the next step after the Fundamentals of Events training and will address creating more complex events that require a price set and customizing profiles. We will discuss...

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07 March, 2019
Filed under v5.x, Release
CiviCRM version 5.11.0 is now out and ready to download. Following 5.10 security release, this release focuses on bug fixes and other improvements. If you have already upgraded to 5.10, it's recommended you review the release notes and consider upgrading. 

RELEASE NOTES:

Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. ...
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05 March, 2019
By gcpower
Filed under Meetups

Attendees represented developers, new and potential CiviCRM users, a good mix of experience.  Topics covered included webforms, focussing on conditional fields.  We also looked at webform layout, which allows the placing of webform fields inside boxes.  The fields can then be arranged into rows and columns.

 

We then looked at the contact summary, showing how all contact involvement can be accessed from this one screen.  This led on to a discussion about how CiviCRM, as an Open Source system evolves and grows.

 

A short presentation on Mosaico followed.  A new...

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