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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:

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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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25 May, 2018

At Amnesty International Vlaanderen we are starting a Petition Journey. The aim is to improve the engagement of people that sign a petition for the first time as their first point of contact with Amnesty. We then would like to send them an email with a survey immediately, and then for 5 weeks an email each week. One will be informing with a video link, one will be an invitation to register for an event in the same campaign, one will be to invite them to sign another petition etc.

We are using CiviCRM and specifically the...

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22 May, 2018
Filed under Training

Learn the basics of CiviContribute in this two hour on-line training taught by Cividesk Thursday, May 24th at 8 am PT/ 9 am MT/ 10 am CT/ 11 am ET.  

This class is designed for new users of CiviCRM and provides an excellent overview of the different features available to help you better mange  donations, as well as any funds that your organization receives.  

Click here to learn more and/or register. Class size is kept small to allow for questions, so secure your spot now!

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15 May, 2018
Filed under Training

Join Cividesk this Thursday, May 17th for the Fundamentals of Contact Management online training session (12 - 2 pm PT | 1 - 3 pm MT | 3 - 5 pm ET). 

This class is an excellent introduction to managing contacts in CiviCRM and highly recommended for all new users. Click here for more information and to register. Please contact Cividesk Training Manager Susan Engeman, susan@cividesk.com, if you have any questions.