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04 April, 2008
By lobo
Filed under v2.1, CiviCRM

UPDATE: We have discontinued our use of UserVoice as of 12/11/2008

We've been trying to figure out a good structured and fair way of getting user input. We were pointed to UserVoice.com by Greg Heller at NTEN. UserVoice seems a fairly simple Web 2.0 site which does exactly that. Hopefully it has a decent search / sort / categoization system to handle an expanding list of features.

So hop on over to the CiviCRM UserVoice Page and add your voice. Make sure you spend some time and vote for a few other suggestions too...

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04 April, 2008
Filed under v2.1
UPDATE: You can review detailed implementation specifications here and here ----
  • "We are an Association whose members are organizations. How can these organizations signup and renew their memberships online?"
  • "We get contributions from companies as well as individuals. How can we configure our online contribution pages to handle this?"
  • "How can we allow someone from an organization to...
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02 April, 2008
By lobo
Filed under v2.0, CiviCRM, Drupal, Joomla

It feels like 2008 is the year of CiviCRM training. Following in the heels of our Melbourne bootcamp is the CiviCRM webinar bought to you by Michelle Murrain and the good folks from NTEN. You can read more details about it on the NTEN website: Learn More About CiviCRM: Can This Be Your Organization's CRM?...

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01 April, 2008
By lobo
Filed under v2.0, CiviCRM, Drupal, Joomla

Earlier today we pushed out v2.0.2 of CiviCRM. You can download it here. We have fixed approx 67 issues between 2.0.1 and 2.0.2 (this involved approx 170 commits). This brings us to a grand total of 504 issues resolved for the 2.0 series. We suspect (and hope) that the rate of bugs filed / issues fixed will slow down significantly for future 2.0.x releases. There have been some significant changes and improvements to the upgrade procedure, specifically with regard to...

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29 March, 2008
By hallman
Filed under CiviCRM

Notes from the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference, New Orleans, March 19-21, 2008

Notes from the CiviCRM affinity group meeting and the CiviCRM lunch table discussion have links on the bottom of the page http://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRMDOC/Presentations. Both meetings were very productive.

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28 March, 2008
By lobo
Filed under CiviCRM

Mari Tilos has posted a few additional screencasts on our screencast wiki page. You can read and post your feedback on the forum topic here. If you have any ideas or suggestions for additional screencasts, please do post a comment on the forum topic

28 March, 2008
By lobo
Filed under CiviCRM
Zoey Kroll from CivicActions has volunteered to help us with usability issues. We've decided to focus on a few common CiviCRM screens to begin with. You can read more details on Zoey's blog post here. Please post your responses and feedback on our forum topic dedicated to this issue here.
26 March, 2008
Filed under CiviCRM

Thanks to the awesome folks over at the Joomla! project, CiviCRM will have a few projects in Google's Summer of Code this year.

You can see the list of proposed project ideas here:
http://docs.joomla.org/Summer_of_Code_2008_Project_Ideas#CiviCRM_Projects

The biggest thing we need now are students to apply!

Here are the top 3 reasons why you (or a student you know) should work on CiviCRM this summer:

1. CiviCRM is an open source application that helps non-profits all...

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25 March, 2008
By lobo
Filed under v2.0, CiviCRM

We monitor the forums quite a bit and are always trying to figure out how to reduce / minimize the repeated requests. Many a time my strong stance on refusing to fix something obvious delays a few fixes (yes, i'm learning all the time and hopefully improving and becoming a wee bit wiser). I got a bit tired and fed up of seeing the same requests over and over again, so earlier today I went on a spree and fixed (or attempted to fix) a few of the most common support requests or mistakes. Without further ado, here are the ones we fixed today:

  • Ensure that CiviCRM lets the user know...
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25 March, 2008
By emilyf
Filed under Training

Day 1: Technically, day 1 was a fabulous dinner hosted by CiviCRM at Herbsaint in the warehouse district of New Orleans. This is Susan Spicer's restaurant, and it was delicious -- they even made the vegetarian (me) a special-not-on-the-menu meal! We took this time to get to know each other and talk a bit about CiviCRM, what we liked/disliked, and the development community in general.

Day 2: 9 AM start at the Sheraton on Canal Street. Dave took us through a CiviCRM tour to go over new 2.0 features and other features/settings we may have not been...

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