Civi empowers organizations to maintain the data of the people they serve on their terms. The community is welcoming, happy to share and eager to document. I know where to look or who to message, that is priceless.
I am trying to build a stronger End-user community withing CiviCRM to increase cooperation among non-profits using CiviCRM in similar ways. Going to CiviCON and being a part of the community at the conference has made me want to make the End-user community more robust. I think the open-source and non-profit focused nature of CiviCRM lends itself to strong community building as is an aspect of CiviCRM that is exciting!
It is super important for non-profits, advocacy and related groups to take charge of their destiny. Having control of your data is a good start. The crowd-sourced nature of an open source project in so in line with the co-operation and principles of most non-profits
CiviCRM is a project that strives to make the above possible. It is FREE as in kittens.
Greenleaf Advancement provides hosting, implementations, training, and support for CiviCRM. We take great pride in our role in helping nonprofits advance their mission. Combining our passions for fundraising and technology, we are focused on helping organizations use CiviCRM to connect with their supporters and improve their fundraising results. Doing this as part of a vibrant open source community is in keeping with our belief that success overall only matters if we don't leave others behind.
Germany has a large number of Nonprofit-Organisations. So far, most of them (have to) rely on commercial CRM-Software. We would like to provide an alternative by consulting organisations on deploying and using CiviCRM in an efficient way.
Yesterday was the first CiviCon NorthWest Europe in Amsterdam. I thoroughly enjoyed the day, it was inspiring to see the local community being able to organize and support such an event! We had a little over 50 participants from The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France.
A great CiviCRM community day in the heart of Amsterdam with:
Thanks to generous contributions from Fuzion and Beat Schnyder from basx GmbH, I was able to put in a few days work over the last month into the Drupal 8 integration module, allowing Drupal 8 and CiviCRM to interoperate.
https://civicrm.stackexchange.com/ is launched in beta and thriving as a place to ask and answer questions about CiviCRM. The benefit of the Q&A format is that good questions and good answers can get voted up, and better serve as an expert repository of our community's experience. Search rankings will soon be able to find good relevant answers to everyone's beginner and expert support and development questions.
Submitted by SarahGladstone on May 24, 2015 - 07:24
When preparing an email newsletter, one part of it that is time consuming is gathering together all the content that is needed. In my experience, virtually all the content already exists elsewhere, such as in the local CMS, in CiviCRM, or on a blog, or some other online source. So I was thinking how can I make this process easier. What I did: I created mail merge tokens for CiviCRM that autofill a list of recent blog posts, stories, or any other type or category of CMS content.
At Ginkgo Street Labs, we are often asked by clients which payment processor they should go with that integrates with CiviCRM. To make it easier for organizations to select which payment processor will work best for their organization, we researched several payment processor options, including iATS payments, Authorize.net, Paypal Pro for Nonprofits and Stripe, and compiled this information into a resource that can be used as a reference.
Submitted by Michael McAndrew on May 20, 2015 - 15:35
Ever wanted to hire the core team to work on an something important to you but didn't know how? Then take a look at our new Paid issue queue.
The paid issue queue aims to provide a simple mechanism for you to get the work you need into the next release of CiviCRM. It's designed to work in parallel to our standard issue queue, allowing you to 'jump the line' by providing the necessary resources to get your issue fixed.
I am Aka Rolence Achia, a sophomore undergraduate student enrolled for a degree of Bachelor in Computer Engineering at the university of Buea. I have been a member in CiviCRM for about 2 months now and will be participating in GSoC 2015 as a student developer working on the project Social Media Interation with CiviCRM.