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16 August, 2016
Filed under Training

CiviCON training (4th and 5th October)

The largest gathering in Europe for the CiviCRM community is back in London for its 5th year and as part of this gathering, we are offering 2 different training sessions for both new and long-term CiviCRM users: -

> CiviCON administrator training
The administrator training course is targeted at administrators who want to learn more about configuring, customising and implementing CiviCRM into their organisation.

Whether you are new or already use CiviCRM, there is a world of tools, shortcuts and...

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15 August, 2016
Filed under CiviHR

On the 8th of September, we will be hosting a special evening at the Google Campus London in celebration of CiviHR’s official launch!


From 6:00pm to 9:00pm, we will share with your our journey creating CiviHR and open the floor for ideas, discussion, and for you to become a part of our future.

We are also planning some exclusive treats to make sure you have a great time. Grab yourself a candy floss, take home a polaroid from our photo booth, and automatically enter our exclusive competition just by being there.


But register quickly, we only have 10...

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12 August, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Caitlin Cogdill, Senior Fundraising Email Manager for the Wikimedia Foundation will be our 2016 keynote speaker.

Her address will focus on Wikimedia's data-driven approach to online fundraising and how CiviCRM and other tools are used.   Caitlin manages the organization's global fundraising email campaigns which spread over 30 countries in more than 20 languages and raise about 25% of Wikimedia's overall...

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11 August, 2016
Filed under CiviCon, Sprints

If you've been using CiviCRM for a while, you most likely already know that it is developed by a diverse bunch of people from around the world. Sprints are the time and place when these folks get together to get things done.

It doesn't matter if you are fairly new to CiviCRM or have been around for a while. If you're keen to get more closely involved with the community or have a pet project that you'd like to move forward, then you should come to the sprint in Edale, in the heart of the Peak District.  It's a great way to carve out time to improve CiviCRM in the company of...

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09 August, 2016
Filed under CiviHR

In September, we will be releasing a new version of reports that will completely change the way you see and understand analytics. And we can’t wait to show it to you!

We met with a number of UK charities to discover what kind of reports would make a difference in their work life. And we found a long wishlist, with time, resources, and tools being the main barriers in creating powerful reports.

HR managers were endlessly exporting their data into spreadsheets and spending hours creating the same reports over and over.

So, we sat...

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03 August, 2016
Filed under CiviCon

There’s only 24 hours left to take advantage of the special Earlybird tickets at the great price of £145 for the full 2 days (usually £220) or just £95 for a 1 day pass (usually £140)!

Your ticket gives you full access to all the fantastic presentations and interactive workshops showcasing the best and newest features of CiviCRM. You’ll get the opportunity to meet the people putting CiviCRM to use within their organisations...

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01 August, 2016

Do you need to allow parents to register their children? Tired of using custom data fields on a child to collect information about their parents and emergency contacts?    Would you like the information collected during the registration to create (or update) the various contact records needed in the back-office?  Then this blog post is for you.  This recipe creates a contact record for each child, each parent, each emergency contact, the household contact, and also builds the appropriate relationships between each contact.

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01 August, 2016
Filed under CiviCon, Meetups
Do you currently use CiviCRM?  Are you looking to expand and deepen your knowledge in CiviCRM?  Do you ever wonder if you could use CiviCRM for other functions at work?  Do you want to share the great results you’ve achieved by using CiviCRM?  
If you answered YES to any of the above, then you need to attend the 4th annual CiviCRM User Summit, to be held in Washington, DC Sept 22-23.  This is the most user-centric conference devoted to anything CiviCRM.   We invite you to come, learn and share...
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01 August, 2016
Filed under v4.7, v4.6, Release

The team is super excited to announce that CiviCRM 4.6.20 and 4.7.10 is now available for downloading


Special Thanks

Community support and engagement is the force that sustains and drives CiviCRM forward. This release would not have been possible without the incredible contributions of many people. For the August 3rd release, special thanks go to:

  • Big...
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29 July, 2016
Filed under CiviHR

HR is difficult.  Especially if you’re a non-profit, seeking a system that is both affordable and comprehensive.

Many of you will have heard we are working on a project called CiviHR. This a project to make a great open source HR system for non-profits.

With seed funding from the Zing foundation, CiviHR is a fully featured HR system, based on a core of CiviCRM and Drupal, that will be freely available for non-profit organisations.

In the next few months we will be coming to our first release milestone and so, we wanted to...

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