Keep up-to-date with blogs from the core team, working groups, developers, users and champions worldwide.

06 July, 2017
CiviCRM 4.7.21 and 4.6.29 
 

Please note that release 4.7.21 and 4.6.29 are security releases. Please see below links to the security advisories:

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04 July, 2017
Filed under CiviMail, Partners, Tips, Training

Based on feedback from clients, we're launching a series of Masterclasses this year. They will provide an opportunity for you to deepen your knowledge and skills in a particular area of CiviCRM. These courses will assume that you have a basic understanding of CiviCRM as a Contact Management System.

We're starting with our CiviMail Masterclass which will be on 8th August at the St Thomas Centre in...

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27 June, 2017
Filed under CiviCon, Sprints

This year we had a sprint after CiviCon Cologne. So far I have only been to a sprint in Edale UK. The Germans copied everything from that sprint, remote location with hardly any internet. But with Germans you know it is done well. So the internet was faster (but still slow). The remote location had a bbq place, swimming pool and sauna.
At the sprint we had many new people which I think is good. Read their experiences below. At the start of the sprint I helped some people with installing buildkit. I managed to get it working during the last Edale sprint. So I thought it is my time to...

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26 June, 2017
By jwelp
Filed under CiviCon

 

We were so nervous before and now? Just happened! But it was nice.

One day full of interesting, helpful and necessary sessions. Here and there something to smile and thanks to the „Holländer“ also plenty to laugh… Not only the oranje neighbours and Belgian found the way to cologne, also people from Finland and the Ukraine, Austria, Poland and Serbia took the long way and became part of a really successful event. Even the USA, Canada and the UK were represented. Only the guy from India got lost… :( So the CiviCon NW...

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19 June, 2017
By josh
Filed under CiviCRM

Over the past 18 months, the CiviCRM Core Team has focused heavily on project sustainability and on balancing our own internal capacity. During that time, our infrastructure has been consistently (and thankfully) managed by Mathieu Lutfy, a member of the Canada-based partner Coop SymbioTIC. While we’ve always considered Mathieu quasi-core-team, we’ve recently made it official and are very happy to announce that, in addition to managing the project’s infrastructure, he’ll...

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14 June, 2017
By josh
Filed under Tools, Community

Along with the Core Team, several contributors in the community have been testing Gitlab as an overall project management and communications tools for the CiviCRM community. Though it’s still a work in progress, we’re happy to start pushing it out to the broader community in hopes that it can provide a more cohesive platform for project management and community engagement.

How do we envision it working?

Last year, we introduced teams and working groups...

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13 June, 2017
Filed under v4.7, Release
CiviCRM 4.7.20
 
This month’s version of CiviCRM comes packed with delicious goo. Speaking generally, everything now works a little bit better. To find out the particulars, read on…
 
 

RELEASE NOTES:

Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 
The release notes for 4.7.20 can be accessed  here
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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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