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29 September, 2017
By KarinG
Filed under Extensions, Sprints

Greetings from Montréal!

We have officially released CDN Tax Receipts extension 1.4.0 for 4.6 / 4.7 : https://civicrm.org/extensions/cdn-tax-receipts

Current Features:

  • single, aggregate and annual receipting
  • one-off and bulk receipting
  • email and print methods
  • default layout (logo, watermark, authorized signature) and press-ready PDF template options - detailed reporting (receipts issued; contributions eligible but receipts not yet issued)
  • ...
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29 September, 2017
Filed under CiviCon

We are very excited for this year’s CiviCon UK which promises to be bigger and better than ever!

The full timetable is now available to view here.

now:

CiviParty

We're excited to be hosting this year’s party at a very cool bar pub in Camden called Miusan. We will be heading there from 5:00pm and the bar is about a 5 min walk from the...

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29 September, 2017
Filed under Community, Sprints

This was my first sprint; I came somewhat prepared from reading other ‘first sprint’ blogs in that I brought a laptop set up with Ubuntu and Buildkit. Beyond that technical hurdle I came with no ideas of what to expect, hoping that I could both learn and contribute.

The sprint was at a beautiful old house in the middle of a large farm in Maryland complete with cows, a fire pit, and cable Internet (albeit probably the thinnest cable any of us have experienced in awhile)!

...

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22 September, 2017
Filed under Security

When implementing the constituent relationship management solution for one of the biggest political organizations, we had to find a way to tailor the CiviCRM security model to the needs of a country-wide hierarchically structured organization.

Any multi-unit public organization with geographically distributed branches is set up with several levels of management, hierarchically structured units and roles. In our case there were four levels of hierarchy - the central office located in the capital, which manages the entire...

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22 September, 2017
Filed under CiviCon

We are very excited for this year’s CiviCon UK which promises to be bigger and better than ever! We have:

  • Inspiring sessions lead by expert speakers 
  • Lightning talks and roundtable discussions
  • Raffles and prizes
  • Social and networking opportunities throughout the days, with a party on the Thursday night.
  • It’s not too late to register, book your place here

Civi party

We're excited to be hosting this year’s party at a trendy bar in Camden called Miusan - a venue devoted...

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21 September, 2017
Filed under Extensions

Ginkgo Street Labs is pleased to announce the availability of CiviVolunteer 2.2.2 for CiviCRM 4.7.21 and above. Site administrators maintaining an older version of CiviCRM should upgrade core before upgrading CiviVolunteer.

This release includes five bugfixes. The most substantial of these is VOL-310, which arose from changes introduced to CiviCRM core's Angular integration in version 4.7....

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15 September, 2017
Filed under Architecture, CiviCon, Drupal

A big thank you to all our CiviCON UK Sponsors. Here's a special post from Gold Sponsor Yoti:

Doing things differently: Registrations in seconds, logins without passwords and minimising data.

Over the last 15 years I’ve probably been responsible for around 50 or so websites or microsites that in some way or another have tried to gather people’s data.  Either to enter into an event, join a forum or buy something.  And like most other marketeers I’ve been obsessed by two things.  Funnels and Data. i.e how easily are people signing up and how much do I now know about my...

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13 September, 2017

Are you a system administrator who installs, configures, upgrades, or integrates CiviCRM?

Have you noticed how awesome the new User Guide and Developer Guide are, but felt sad that the system administrator docs have been left out of the party, languishing in the wiki?

Your time has come! A System Administrator Guide will soon be on its way! ... hopefully...

I've just launched a...

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13 September, 2017
Filed under Backdrop, v4.7, CiviCRM

If you've been holding back from using Backdrop because your site requires the popular and powerful CiviCRM, hold back no longer. You can now easily install CiviCRM on Backdrop, or migrate it from your Drupal 7/CiviCRM setup.

CiviCRM and Backdrop CMS, two projects who focus on helping non-profits, fit together quite nicely. You can now easily install CiviCRM on Backdrop and benefit from the robust Drupal-like architecture with an extra helping of the user-friendliness added by Backdrop.

At our agency, ...

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13 September, 2017

One confident step and the road to the larger target audience as well as global markets got shorter.  With a thorough preparation and the right team, Agiliway has filled in another gap in CiviCRM localization.

While working on CiviCRM customization for one of the Ukrainian political organizations, we checked the progress of the Ukrainian localization only to discover a few thousand strings still waiting for translation. To make...

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