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24 April, 2018
Filed under API

To lead an organization to the top-notch performance and reach strategic goals, the management should have an elaborate system of measuring a key performance indicator (KPI), which further can be used to develop performance improvement initiatives. NGOs and non-profits typically measure KPI using parameters such as members/supporters growth and retention ratio, the number of constituent requests served, the speed of case resolution, or the amount of contributions and funds risen. All this data is already available in CiviCRM, so it makes...

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20 April, 2018

This is a first blog post about how we build the team portal for Roparun.

But first what is Roparun? The Roparun is a relay race of over 500 kilometres from Paris and Hamburg to Rotterdam, where people in teams, take part in an athletic event to raise money for people with cancer. It’s also called an adventure for life. This is also clear from the motto, which for years has been: ‘Adding life to days, when days often can’t be...

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19 April, 2018
Filed under Training

Take your event management to the next level with this on-line session designed for current users of CiviCRM on Thursday, April 26th from 9 to 11 am Mountain Time. This course is an excellent follow-up to the Fundamentals of Event Management class taught by Cividesk.

We use several concrete event examples to discuss some of the more complex features in CiviCRM for customizing your event registration. We'll go in depth with price sets, profiles and different registration options so you will leave the class feeling confident to create any event in CiviCRM and successfully manage the "...

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17 April, 2018
By MickC
Filed under Meetups

Looking forward to our second meetup of 2018 on Thursday, 19th April, 6PM at Melbourne Business School.

Same format as the last meetup, a round table discussion on various topics put forward by members of the group, leading with:

  • Scheduled Reports
  • Merging Contacts
  • Deduping contacts
  • Customising Invoices
  • Webforms

Also an introduction to Gitlab as a place recommended by CiviCRM for us to share content from the meetup.

Keep the suggestions coming, and looking forward to seeing you there -...

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15 April, 2018
By josh
Filed under Sprints, Sustainability

The CiviCRM Core Team is pleased to announce what we hope will become an annual event; a combined governance summit and code sprint. This year’s event will begin on September 25th, immediately following CiviCamp Hartford, and will be located in West Milford, New Jersey (within an hour from major airports). Full event details including agenda and discussion are online (or will be soon) here: https://lab.civicrm.org/community-team/governance-summit-code-sprint/wikis/home

This event will be...

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15 April, 2018
Filed under Training

Your volunteers are a crucial part of your organization’s team and contribute in many ways that help your non-profit reach its goals. CiviVolunteer 2.0 is a CiviCRM extension created to help organizations effectively manage this important aspect of their daily operations.

This two hour on-line training will cover all the essential components of CiviVolunteer 2.0 that will allow you to better track, organize and communicate with your volunteers.

Join Cividesk on Tuesday, April 17th at 10 am MT (9 am PT/11 am CT/12 pm ET) for this special training session. ...

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11 April, 2018
Filed under CiviCRM, Extensions

CiviCRM users rely daily on many of the "out-of-the-box" fields, like communication preferences and demographics, to send targeted email communications and create basic reports. While these fields are essential in many smart and basic groups, they have historically taken up prime real estate in the contact record view.

The new "Collapse Comms and Demographics" extension cleans this up by displaying information graphically within collapsible field sets. 

Our brains prefer this type of display, since...

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10 April, 2018
Filed under v4.7, Members, Community

As part of the release notes for each new version, I compile a list of the people who have contributed code or reviewed changes that go into the release.  As you might expect, many of the familiar names from the CiviCRM partners list are there.

However, a sizable number of nonprofits, big and small, write and edit significant amounts of code, adding features and resolving bugs.  Now that CiviCRM 5.0 has been released, I wanted to take the time to thank all of...

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10 April, 2018
By pkeogan
Filed under Community, Extensions

Higher Logic, the leader in association and nonprofit community engagement platforms, and CiviCRM, the open source CRM and AMS leader, are announcing an important integration. The Higher Logic community platform will now be able to work seamlessly with the leading open source AMS and nonprofit CRM.  CiviCRM has over 10,000 active sites.  Additionally, over 2,000 of these sites have at least 25,000 constituents (see Civi stats). This integration to the CiviCRM...

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09 April, 2018
Filed under Training

Cividesk will be offering the Fundamentals of Contact Management, an essential on-line course for new users of CiviCRM, on Friday, April 13th, 9 to 11 am MT (start time: 8 am PT/10 am CT/11 am ET). 

This on-line training session is designed to guide new users through all the basics of managing contacts in CiviCRM. We'll cover creating new contact records and the relationships between contacts, searching on contact data, how to send an email, merging duplicate contact records, creating and using groups and tags, recording activities and creating an...

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