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08 June, 2017
Filed under Community, Meetups

CiviCON UK 2017 LAUNCH

The revamped, rebranded and remodelled UK leg of the CiviCON conference world tour!

Friday 6th October 2017, 9am-5pm, Camden, London, NW1

This year our main event will have a focus on user and implementer/advanced user sessions (i.e., anything you can do without code!), with the developer training happening during the Sprint.

We will be dedicating the conference to charities, organisations, members’ groups and anyone who is interested in learning about using the third...

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06 June, 2017

There are between 10,000 and 11,000 organizations worldwide actively using CiviCRM *right now* to manage hundreds of millions of contacts, receive millions of contributions, register millions of people for events, send millions of e-mails - and many other uses. But, stuff happens.

You may have noticed recently that the count of organizations using CiviCRM in your CiviCRM Resources "dashlet" on your Dashboard has fluctuated. You might be seeing text like this - "Used by over 6,588 organizations". Unfortunately, we recently suffered a hardware failure on our stats server, which is...

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01 June, 2017
Filed under CiviCon

***Before you read on: Did you miss the chance to attend CiviCon St. Louis? Or perhaps you live in Europe? Good News! CiviCon Cologne in Germany will take place June 9, 2017! All the details here

By now, if you attended CiviCon St. Louis (and we sure hope you did!), you have had time to process the experience and perhaps even begin to apply some things you learned about CiviCRM. The annual conference took place in the beautiful city of St. Louis, there was so...

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31 May, 2017

An Interview with the Wisconsin Nonprofits Association

The Wisconsin Nonprofits Association (WNA) is a statewide membership organization with the mission of strengthening Wisconsin’s nonprofits.The association provides public policy information and advocacy on nonprofit issues, access to education and training opportunities, technical assistance and offers a cost-saving package of benefits to their members. The association currently has over 100 organizational members, as well as many individual and for-profit...

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29 May, 2017

We’re pleased to announce that the Mosaico extension v2 is finally available to download!*

Mosaico enhances the existing CiviCRM Mailing module to simplify the email creation process by allowing you to use a simple drag and drop mailing editor to create your emails. The Mosaico extension will then produce a responsive (suitable for mobile) and perfectly formatted email for you!

How do I use the new Mosaico?

1.  Mailing

With Mosaico Integration enabled, you will be led to the screen below...

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25 May, 2017
Filed under CiviCon, Sprints

 

Following what was a successful annual gathering for CiviCRM community at CiviCON St. Louis, the traditional Sprint commenced boasting 35 in attendance including participants from New Zealand, UK, Canada, and folks from all over the US from the east to west coasts. The Sprint is an annual opportunity for...

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22 May, 2017
Filed under CiviMember

 

In CiviCRM you can configure a membership to auto-renew, provide the option

 or not auto-renew.  However, this was not used for the self-signup contribution pages.

Well, from 4.7.19 it is respected and you can easily create membership contribution pages which force auto-renew.  (See CRM-20375).

If the...

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12 May, 2017
By jwelp
Filed under CiviCon

CiviCon Cologne coming soon!

Less than one month and the CiviCon NW Europe will start for the first time in Germany. We are proud (and a bit nervous) to be the host this year, but we are sure that you will be well entertained by the different sessions. Around the conference, there will be a user training for beginners and a three-day sprint for those who can't get enough of CiviCRM... If you are not registered for the conference or one of the other events yet, you can do it here.

So at the 9th of June we meet...

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10 May, 2017
By Parvez
Filed under Partners, CiviCon, Community

It’s 5:45pm CDT on the final day of the CiviCRM St Louis conference and I’ve been walking for almost two hours, I have no clue where I am. I know I set off in the opposite direction to my hotel and I know I left the conference before it finished but I really didn’t think this through.

So what drove me to walk with the pure aim of just walking, akin to a mini TV version of Forest Gump?

Well, it’s simple and complicated. I haven’t been to a CiviCRM conference in the USA for a couple of years and was feeling a bit disconnected to the community,...

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05 May, 2017
Filed under v4.7, v4.6, Release
Another month, another version release of CiviCRM! Let’s take a look at the latest improvements.
 
 

RELEASE NOTES:

Thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies, we have release notes all put together in one place for you here
 

SPECIAL THANKS:

 
Complete list of 4.7 contributors (it's a huge team!) can be found here...
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