I believe in the empowerment of individuals and organizations. The CiviCRM tool provides the flexibility and capacity for organizations to reach goals through newsletters and also targetted campagning.
The community around CiviCRM is international, multicultural, friendly, sometime opinionated but always respectful and welcoming new ideas. It is a real pleasure to interact with these people - but see for yourself: dive in and ask your first question on the forums!
We thoroughly appreciate CiviCRM as a software and this community, and when helping our customers implement and make the best of CiviCRM we are always looking for ways to contribute back.
When implementing CiviCRM in our organisation, we got for the first time a complete overview of all our contacts, mailing lists, partners, members in one tool. You do not need to be a database genius to use it on a daily basis, and my colleagues have embraced the tool due to the easy and user-friendly interface. It meets all our needs as a contact management system and as a mail manager. I am sure that we will start using more of its components in the future.
The functionality and design of CiviCRM help us to integrate "relationship management" features into other platforms (like Drupal). Many of our sites are driven by relationship, community and connection, not merely by content.
CiviCRM helps my clients move past entrenched habits that see them keeping records in locally saved spreadsheets and stacks of paper. Once they are freed up from manual processes, they can focus on improving their services and offerings rather than constantly digging through data.
We get a steady trickle of requests regarding changes to what receipts go out when someone signs up for a regular payment. We use an extension to help with this 'norecurreceipt'. The extension basically prevents the is_email_receipt from being set to ON on the civicrm_contribution_recur table - thus allowing the inital mail to go out but not the subsequent ones.
I discussed this some time ago with Dave & he suggested I post a blog to see where other people are at with recurring receipting.
An Interview with the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas
The Italy America Chamber of Commerce (IACC) of Texas provides business related services to Italian companies interested in doing business in the US and to the Italian-American business community in Texas. The chamber hosts Italian delegations in various business sectors and arranges meetings to assist them in finding partners or investment opportunities. They also provide translation and interpretation services for the Italian Consulate, organize networking and business events and advertise employment information to the community. In addition to their Houston office, they have branches in Austin and New Orleans, Louisiana. Cividesk recently interviewed Alessia Paolicchi, Executive Director, about the chamber’s experiences transitioning to CiviCRM and the benefits it has provided.
Cividesk will be offering several on-line CiviCRM training classes in April designed for new users or those in need of a refresher. Each two-hour training session focuses in depth on one topic (Contacts, Membership, Events and Contributions). Class size is kept small to allow for Q &A. Visit our website for more information on specific curriculum, dates and cost. Additional questions? Email email@example.com.
CiviCon Denver is less than a month away and has truly benefited from a large volunteer effort to make this a great event. Sessions are taking shape, sponsors continue to show support and registration is filling up. A few complimentary slots have just been opened up, however, thanks to several awesome event sponsors!
Still trying to decide whether CiviCon Denver is for you? Whether you're new to CiviCRM or a seasoned expert there is something for you in the Mile High City at CiviCon Denver 2015! If you still need reasons to pack your bags, here they are:
4.4.13 introduced a regression which could adversely affect some sites so we are putting out 4.4.14.
The issue is here and affects 'some IPNs'. We recommend that you upgrade to this version of 4.4 if you are on the LTS. There is very little change in this from 4.4.13 and, as with other LTS releases, no database change.