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27 June, 2018

Your nonprofit doesn't have just one fundraising strategy. You have many. Think events, donor letters and appeals, e-newsletter blasts, planned giving, and capital campaigns. Each of these strategies typically targets a specific segment of your community, even if the funds raised impact the same budget line.

Your CRM system should make it easy to tie together and understand the effectiveness of your efforts. Fortunately, if you are using CiviCRM you get that functionality out-of-the-box with CiviCampaign. With CiviCampaign you can tie together events, mailings, activities, and...

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27 June, 2018

We all give to causes because we care, but we may care more about the person who's asking us than the cause our money is going to. That's completely fine and completely normal. Nowadays nearly one-third of all online donations come from peer-to-peer campaigns, which are especially effective for Millenials and Gen X. 

Jumping into peer-to-peer fundraising could provide your organization with some beautiful opportunities; however, you might not be ready. Fortunately, you have options directly out-of-the box with CiviCRM for easily collecting honorary, memorial, and celebratory gifts...

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13 June, 2018
Filed under Extensions, Sprints

CiviRules 2.0 is now available for you all!

We (Jaap Jansma, Klaas Eikelboom and me) are about to complete a little CiviRules sprint of 2 days (funded by CiviCooP). We have fixed quite a few issues, closed some that we thought were not applicable any more, introduced a few new conditions and actions and updated the documentation. And we are about to round it off with the new release CiviRules 2.0 and moving our repository to the CiviCRM GitLab server. We expect to do this tonight or tomorrow morning.

So what is new in...

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11 June, 2018
Filed under v5.x, Release
This first CiviCRM release this summer 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 5.2.1 can be accessed here.
 

SPECIAL THANKS:

Complete list...
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10 June, 2018
Filed under Tools, GSoC, CiviCRM

Hi everyone! I'm Andy, and I'm working on the OSDI integration project for GSoC 2018. If you want more information about what this project is all about, check out the GitLab here. The source code is here. The OSDI standard is a set of standards for interoperability between products in progressive movements. For more information about OSDI, click here.

A few services that support OSDI...

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08 June, 2018
Filed under Extensions

I have just published the Invoice Address API (https://civicrm.org/extensions/invoice-address-api).

The development of the extension was funded by Domus Medica vzw. They are a membership organization specifically for GP's (general practitioner) in Flanders and Brussels.

Their members log in on the website and have to be able to renew their membership, buy a new membership, buy products and training, buy job adverts and register for events. When it comes to paying they...

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04 June, 2018
By neil
Filed under CiviCamp

A tapestry of attendee comments…

  • Great community.  Geared for all types of users including reviewers.   A unique chance to connect with other CiviCRM users. A chance to learn about all the amazing ways people are employing Civi in the wild.  Useful to meet others in the CiviCRM world, find ways to get support and learn about stuff you didn't know about previously.  
  • Great Networking with users and professionals.  Hands down, would strongly recommend the expertise of presenters and quality content of sessions.  The extensions talk by Jon Goldberg was...
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30 May, 2018
By Eileen
Filed under Extensions

A new geocoder extension released by the Wikimedia Foundation addresses some of the geocoding issues experienced by CiviCRM users. This is timely for CiviCRM users using Google as their geocoding provider who are considering how Google...

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30 May, 2018
By Anil
Filed under Drupal, Extensions

Drupal module - CiviCRM Contact Distance Search

MillerTech released this Drupal module back in 2015 but have recently updated with new features (map and use your location) and to make it more configurable.

This module offers a fully configurable/extendable Drupal view that provides the functionality to search from a postcode and a distance.

Use case scenario – Find schools from my postcode within a 5 mile radius.

With the example above you would have schools as contacts in your CiviCRM database with a...

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26 May, 2018
By KarinG
Filed under CiviCRM

CiviCamp Calgary 2018 was held May 22-24 and included:

  • a full day of presentations (12 talks by CiviCRM Core team members, CiviCRM Users and CiviCRM Partners)
  • an après camp party sponsored by iATS Payments
  • Canadian mugs
  • three hands-on workshops (on Webform CiviCRM, Mosaico and Payment Processing FAQ)
  • user sprint
  • developer sprint - during which we worked on 6 Make-it-happen-NOW projects funded by our sponsors (Canadian Tax Receipt Extension [ability to issue tax-receipt in preferred communication language; change...
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