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14 November, 2018

An interview with Restoring the Foundations Ministry

Restoring the Foundations Ministry (RTF) is an integrated approach to biblical healing, with over 200 teams around the globe providing training and personal ministry to churches and people seeking help. The mission of the organization is to offer “hope for healing, freedom from life’s deepest struggles, and renewed purpose for living.” Jaque Orsi, office administrator at RTF, recently spoke with Cividesk to share her...

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12 November, 2018
By josh

The first Wednesday of the month is an important day for the CiviCRM community. It’s the day where a new, scheduled monthly release drops. These normally include bug fixes, minor features changes and improvements. Nothing earth shattering (hopefully). Upgrades are typically routine and easy. For many, this is a fairly painless process to manage, especially as the ease of upgrade and release reliability have improved over the years. 

For others, the pace of upgrades may be too fast. Or perhaps they have customizations that might break, and the stress of upgrading...

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12 November, 2018
Filed under v5.0, Release
CiviCRM version 5.7.0 is now ready to download. 

RELEASE NOTES:

Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 
The release notes for 5.7.0 can be accessed here.
 

SPECIAL THANKS:

The...
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09 November, 2018

Te invitamos a nuestro próximo webinar el día 13 de noviembre a las 11h

¿Has lanzado tu campaña de #GivingTuesday? ¿Has definido tu estrategia de comunicación? Si aún no lo has hecho o si lo has hecho, pero tienes dudas o quieres hacer tu campaña más atractiva, regístrate a nuestro webinar gratuito en el que trataremos los siguientes puntos:

  • Qué es #GivingTuesday
  • Cómo Crear una campaña desde CiviCRM
  • Cómo realizar la difusión de la campaña
  • Cómo involucrar a donantes y comunidad.
  • La importancia de analizar los resultados...
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08 November, 2018
Filed under Training

Are you new to CiviCRM and need to learn the basics of contact management? want to know more about relationships, searching, groups & tags and how to create an activity report?

The Fundamentals of Contact Management is a 2-hour online training session offered by Cividesk that provides all the basics you need to know to get started managing your contacts in CiviCRM. Register to...

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02 November, 2018
Filed under Training

Join Cividesk for this NEW online training session that will introduce the basic concepts of CiviMail and how to use the new Mosaico extension to create a professional and responsive newsletter. 

Click here to register for this one hour training session on November 7th at 10 am MT/11 am CT/12 pm ET.

Contact Cividesk training manager Susan Engeman with any questions about this training session or any of our other online...

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01 November, 2018
By josh
Filed under Community, Sustainability

Contributor Elections

Of the 261 voters in this election, 199 cast ballots.

Those elected are:

  • Allen Shaw, US

  • Claire Williams, UK

  • Erika Bjune, US

  • Kathryn Carruthers, Canada

  • Rose Lanigan, UK

Partner Elections

Of the 62 voters in this election, 49 cast ballots.

Those elected are:

    ...
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31 October, 2018

This month, British Columbians (in Canada) will be voting on whether to adopt proportional representation (PR) when electing their provincial representatives. If they do, they'll be the first province in Canada to do so.

Fair Vote Canada has been advocating for proportional representation in Canada's voting systems for more than 10 years, and I've been working with them for almost as long, using CiviCRM. They've grown into using more and more of CiviCRM's features along with their own growth in numbers, budget and...

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25 October, 2018

If you've heard of stripe you'll know it's a great platform for accepting credit card payments.  If you haven't heard of it and are reading this then you should try it out: https://stripe.com

If you already use Stripe please read to the end and upgrade to 5.0 as soon as possible.

Stripe logoFrom the Stripe website: "Stripe is the best way to accept payments online. Stripe aims to expand...

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25 October, 2018
By josh
Filed under Community

Background

The first annual CiviCRM Governance Summit was held in New Jersey, USA on 25/26 September 2018, attended by 29 people - core team, partners, users and service providers from around the globe.

The major decision of the summit was to create a representative body to help guide the CiviCRM project.  An outline of the structure was produced, but there are many details yet to be resolved so the secondary decision was to create an interim committee, called the Establishment Committee, for the purpose of defining the eventual structure.  

The Establishment...

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