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08 May, 2019
Filed under Training

Are you interested in effectively managing your volunteers in CiviCRM? 

Join Cividesk for our online training session, "The Essentials of CiviVolunteer" on Tuesday May 14th starting at 10 am MT (Denver, Colorado) and learn how you can gather and store volunteer information, create sign up for volunteer opportunities or shifts at a specific event, and put together reports that track volunteer hours.

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07 May, 2019

With generous support from the community funding our first Form Builder Make-it-happen campaign, Tim Otten & Coleman Watts have begun regular code sprints for phase 1 of the Form Builder project. The extension is evolving rapidly, but I wanted to take a break from development for a few minutes to update you on what we've accomplished so far and where we go from here.

 

We now have a data model that can support the complex needs of CRM forms - multiple contacts,...

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07 May, 2019
If your organisation uses CiviCRM with Drupal, and would like to do in the future, we need your help!
 
Over the past few years lots of amazing work has been done on the unofficial Drupal 8 CiviCRM release.
The CiviCRM core team have looked at this and are now in a position to complete the work to make this an official CiviCRM release. This means they will make changes so
  • CiviCRM can easily be installed with Drupal 8
  • They will ensure CiviCRM works with Views in Drupal 8
  • Going forward future CiviCRM releases will...
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06 May, 2019
Filed under Members

Josh nicely asked me to drop some words about the relationship Greenpeace in Central and Eastern Europe (GP) has with CiviCRM. I believe today is a good day to praise CiviCRM!

But let's start with where we came from:

Life before CiviCRM

The GP database department has a long-standing tradition of trying to find a proprietary CRM solution which serves all needs, offers perfect service and of course costs almost nothing. My mission was to find the "right" software vendor which sells the product of our dreams... but guess what? Exactly, we never found anything like...

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06 May, 2019

This extension integrates the Bitpay payment processor with CiviCRM and allows you to accept payments that can be paid in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash.

 

MJW Consulting were approached by the Calyx Institute to develop a replacement for the old bitcoin extension that was no longer supported.

 

Download the extension from the extension directory here: https://civicrm.org/extensions/bitpay

Setup is straightforward, you have to setup an account at https://bitpay.com, "pair" your...

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03 May, 2019
Filed under Training

Are you new to CiviCRM and would like to learn the basics of managing your contacts? 

Join Cividesk on Thursday May 9th at 11 am PT / 12 pm MT/  2 pm ET for the Fundamentals of Contact Management.  This 2-hour live training course will cover relationships, searching, groups, tags, activities and much more!  Register for this essential training course and get off to a great start in CiviCRM...

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03 May, 2019
By josh

If you’re not already aware, CiviCRM version 5.13 shipped this past Wednesday. In addition to this being the normal monthly release of the latest stable version of CiviCRM, it will also serve as the next version of CiviCRM ESR, officially in August. Finally, CiviCRM version 5.13 will be the last version of CiviCRM to support PHP 5.6.

There’s a lot here to digest, so let’s break it down with a few questions.

Will the current version of ESR be supported until August?

Yes....

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02 May, 2019
Filed under v5.x, Release
CiviCRM version 5.13.0 is now out and ready to download. Please note that the next CiviCRM security release is expected on 15th May. It is going to be a point release of 5.13. 
 
One of big improvements in 5.13.0 is being able to use mysql lock handling for 5.7 MySQL sites - see this PR for more details.
 

RELEASE NOTES:

Big...
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01 May, 2019
By MickC
Filed under Meetups

Time to relaunch the Sydney CiviCRM meetup - let's get together for an informal meet and greet, open workshop to discuss challenges, learnings and best practices with CiviCRM, and how we can make this meetup work for us in 2019.

A meetup was active in Sydney from 2012 but hasn't met in a while, however there's many users in the Civi community who can benefit from getting together to exchange experiences, not only about CiviCRM but also about what we do in our respective organisations to engage audiences,...

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26 April, 2019
Filed under Training

Cividesk is offering the online training session, "Organizing a Membership Renewal Campaign" on Wednesday May 1st from 9 to 11 am MT/ 11 to 1 pm ET. 

This course is  designed for current users of CiviCRM and is recommended for those who have taken the Fundamentals of Membership Management taught by Cividesk or want to learn more about automating membership renewal in CiviCRM. 

Register...

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