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10 April, 2018
Filed under v4.7, Members, Community

As part of the release notes for each new version, I compile a list of the people who have contributed code or reviewed changes that go into the release.  As you might expect, many of the familiar names from the CiviCRM partners list are there.

However, a sizable number of nonprofits, big and small, write and edit significant amounts of code, adding features and resolving bugs.  Now that CiviCRM 5.0 has been released, I wanted to take the time to thank all of...

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10 April, 2018
By pkeogan
Filed under Community, Extensions

Higher Logic, the leader in association and nonprofit community engagement platforms, and CiviCRM, the open source CRM and AMS leader, are announcing an important integration. The Higher Logic community platform will now be able to work seamlessly with the leading open source AMS and nonprofit CRM.  CiviCRM has over 10,000 active sites.  Additionally, over 2,000 of these sites have at least 25,000 constituents (see Civi stats). This integration to the CiviCRM...

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09 April, 2018
Filed under Training

Cividesk will be offering the Fundamentals of Contact Management, an essential on-line course for new users of CiviCRM, on Friday, April 13th, 9 to 11 am MT (start time: 8 am PT/10 am CT/11 am ET). 

This on-line training session is designed to guide new users through all the basics of managing contacts in CiviCRM. We'll cover creating new contact records and the relationships between contacts, searching on contact data, how to send an email, merging duplicate contact records, creating and using groups and tags, recording activities and creating an...

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09 April, 2018
Filed under v5.0, Release
Greetings, CiviCRM community!
 
The April release of CiviCRM is now ready to download. This is a normal monthly release, but the version numbering has changed to 5.0.0.
 

RELEASE NOTES:

Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 
The...
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05 April, 2018
By KarinG
Filed under CiviCRM

CiviCamp Calgary 2018

Join us on Tuesday May 22 - 2018 for CiviCamp Calgary - a one day event covering everything related to CiviCRM. Attend CiviCamp and learn about CiviCRM and what it can do for your organization, meet other CiviCRM Users, CiviCRM Partners and CiviCRM Core Team Members and gather their feedback, learn advanced strategies for managing your online database, ask any questions you might have, share tips and build connections! This is the opportunity to meet the CiviCRM community and share experiences and knowledge with other organizations using CiviCRM!...

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01 April, 2018
You may have read the recent announcement of CiviCRM 5.0 and its revolutionary new method of numbering CiviCRM releases.
 
Meanwhile, those who prefer greater stability can use the Long-Term Support (LTS) releases of CiviCRM.  LTS users won't be left behind in the version numbering progress, however.
 
You can soon download the latest LTS release, 4.☔.♈, from the CiviCRM download page.  Each monthly LTS release is clearly numbered according to its star...
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26 March, 2018
Filed under CiviMail, CiviCRM, Extensions, Tips

I've had a few requests from clients recently with queries around updating contact details and permissions with the new GDPR data protection legislation coming into force in Europe in May.

As a result I've developed two very simple extensions which I'd like to share:

Contact Checksum

This extension provides a simple UI under the contact summary via Actions->Contact Checksum.

When opened a simple UI is displayed with information and example links to use in emails when sending personalised / "update your details" links from CiviCRM.

Available from ...

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25 March, 2018

Last week we had a remote sprint to improve documentation, and wow, what a success it was!

Progress

  • The sprint was focused on improving the User Guide.
  • Check out everything we did.

  • GitHub tells us:

    Excluding merges, 14 authors have pushed 86 commits to master and 88 commits to all branches. On master, 206 files have...

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23 March, 2018
Filed under Extensions

Ginkgo Street Labs is pleased to announce the availability of CiviVolunteer 2.3.0 and Angular Profiles 1.1.0 for CiviCRM 4.7.31 and above.

Site administrators maintaining an older version of CiviCRM should upgrade core before upgrading these extensions. CiviCRM 4.7.31 introduced an improvement to how CiviCRM manages the BackboneJS library which these extensions need to account for in order to continue functioning properly. The extension updates are not backward-compatible and should not be applied to pre...

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23 March, 2018
Filed under Training

Learn the essential features of CiviEvent in this two hour on-line course designed for new-users of CiviCRM.  

We will create an on-line event in CiviCRM that can be linked to your website and discuss the best practices for registration and how to add and modify a profile in an event registration page. You'll learn how to send event reminder emails, track participants, make a participant list, create an event report and much more!

Join Cividesk on Thursday, April 5th from 12 to 2 pm MT for this informative training session. Class size is kept small to allow...

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