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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:...

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12 September, 2019
By DaveD
Filed under Tips

Credit goes to other people but I wanted to point out a new setting now available as of 5.17.0 that should speed up most sites. At worst it should have no effect. It's like that button on traffic light poles - you press it and sometimes it does nothing but sometimes the light changes faster. Either way you're no worse off, except they now have your fingerprints on file.

For the impatient, just add this line to your civicrm.settings.php file: define('CIVICRM_TEMPLATE_COMPILE_CHECK', FALSE);  It's described at this link in the...

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11 September, 2019
Filed under CiviMobile, API, CiviCRM, Extensions

As the CiviMobile version numbers continue to increment, the user experience of the mobile application improves with exponential growth. Members of NGOs and nonprofits are no longer office bound by a desktop CiviCRM application. What they have instead is a core CiviCRM functionality at their fingertips every time and everywhere. Our new release of CiviMobile 4.1 further refines the app introducing custom field functionality, among other updates.

What Is New

Custom Fields

Developed with focus on...

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11 September, 2019
By josh

In conjunction with the civicrm.org website transition, we’ve undertaken a revision of the CiviCRM brand and messaging, as well as an overhaul of the site’s content. Likely the lowest hanging fruit is the CiviCRM logo, so that effort has shown the most progress to date. This post, in fact, is a summary of the effort and its result, as well as a request for feedback.

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06 September, 2019

This blog post explains how you could insert data from a CSV file into CiviCRM. We use Pentaho Data Integration to read the CSV file and to call a Form Processor in CiviCRM.

This blog post is an example and when you follow the steps described in this post you can run the same import as me.

Pentaho is a tool to extract and transform data.

The form processor is an extension to create end points for forms in CiviCRM. Those end points can then be called through the api.

Prerequisites:

  • Pentaho Data Integration installed on your...
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05 September, 2019
Filed under v5.x, Release
CiviCRM version 5.17.0 is now out and ready to download.
 

RELEASE NOTES:

Big thanks to Andrew Hunt and Alice Frumin from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 
The release notes for 5.17.0 can be accessed here.
 
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05 September, 2019
Filed under CiviContribute

With the September 14th deadline for SCA payments and Stripe increasingly reminding users about their PCI compliance many of you will be wondering what is happening with the new Stripe extension that was funded in record time through the CiviCRM Make it Happen programme.

The good news is that it is nearly ready!

 

If you are keen to try...

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05 September, 2019
By bgm

As many of you know, the civicrm.org is both the main site for promoting CiviCRM, and also where we blog, list extensions, promote partners and contributors, list the events organized by the community, showcase case studies, jobs offers, and provide many more features. The data from the site and from the CiviCRM database attached to it also feeds various other...

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04 September, 2019
Filed under Training

Get in shape with CiviCRM! Cividesk is offering a one-week intensive training special the week of September 16th.

This means all five beginner level Fundamentals of CiviCRM classes (one per day) at a discounted rate. This is a great opportunity to quickly train new staff on contacts, membership, events, contributions and mass emailing in CiviCRM. 

Sign up for four or five classes during that week and receive 10% off the regular rate. 

Please contact Cividesk training manager...

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03 September, 2019
Filed under CiviMail

TL:DR of entire project: 30-Year-old Charity migrates to CiviCRM from an archaic bespoke legacy database. Although we were warned that Drupal 7 is the preferable CMS for Civi, we decide on WordPress for staff...

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