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21 July, 2018
By tiotsop
Filed under GSoC

Few months back I joined the civiCRM developers community as a Google Summer of Code intern with the objective of improving in my coding skills by making a significant contribution to open source software. It's gone quite well so far. With the help of my mentor and other CiviCRM community members I have successfully completed phase 1 and 2 of the program.

This blog post is a summary of what I have been able to achieve from the time coding began till July 09, 2018.

Docker, like many other cloud / container architectures, expects applications to work in a certain way. The...

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20 July, 2018
Filed under Extensions

Configurable contact summary layouts are coming soon. Help make it happen!

Have you ever wanted to rearrange the contact summary screen? Move the most important information to the top? Remove unnecessary stuff? Create a simplified layout for your volunteers and interns but a more robust layout for your fundraising team? The Contact Summary Layout Editor extension is coming soon, thanks to seed funding from the Wikimedia foundation. If you or your...

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19 July, 2018
By Titania
Filed under CiviMail

So you’ve got that perfect donation page, you’ve grouped your nonprofit’s audience into three neat segments, and you’re announcing your latest fundraising campaign via your social media channels.

But do you have the perfect automated email marketing system to keep in touch with your new donors and reach out to prospective contributors? Here’s what you need to know about CiviCRM to help you ace the email marketing campaign you’re dreaming of.

CiviMail, a Robust Mass Email Platform

Versatility

CiviMail grants you a lot of versatility, because you can send...

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19 July, 2018

The latest release of CiviCRM 5.3.1 and 4.6.38 includes security fixes. This is a critical security release, we recommend upgrading to 5.3.1 and 4.6.38 to ensure the security of your site and data as soon as possible.

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16 July, 2018
Filed under GSoC

Hi everyone! I’m Abhansh, and I’m working on Making Transactional Email Templates Dynamic project for GSoC 2018. If you want more information about what this project is all about, check out the gitlab here. Mails are the de-facto standard for e-communication these days. We will be using MJML as our templating engine.

Some other templating engines :

  1. INK

  2. ...
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13 July, 2018
By Titania
Filed under CiviReport

(and for your Christmas thank-you notes!)

We start with Advanced Search and move on to additional and/or logic to create “smart groups” that update themselves to fit your chosen criteria.

Build Your First Group

1. Go to Search > Advanced Search to build your first group.

Advanced Search CiviCRM Screen Shot

2. Select criteria for our Level 1 Contributors for...

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12 July, 2018
Filed under Training

Learn to use and effectively manage CiviVolunteer 2.0, a CiviCRM extension, in this two hour on-line training course taught by Cividesk.

Click here for more info about this July 25th session and to register. Class size is kept small to allow time for questions, so register soon!

Please email Cividesk training manager, Susan Engeman with any questions. 

 

 

10 July, 2018
Filed under Tools, Tips, Training

Last year at #17NTC, I met a consultant who reminded me of the dreaded phone call, “Hey, a colleague referred me to you and I want to get a quote for moving to CiviCRM.” Those phone calls are often challenging, as the client hasn’t done much in the way of organizing their needs and helping us help them.

Since that time, the consultant (Betsy Block at B3 Consults) and her partners (Public Profit) released a toolkit funded by the SH Cowell Foundation to help our...

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09 July, 2018
Filed under Training

Several spots are still left for the on-line Fundamentals of Contact Mangement training taught by Cividesk on Tuesday, July 10th from 4 to 6 pm MDT (Denver, Colorado). Please note this special time to accomodate CiviCRM users in Australia and New Zealand (training will be on Wednesday July 11th for users in that time zone).

Click here for more information and to pay/register for this  training session on managing contacts in CiviCRM designed for new users. 

Please email...

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09 July, 2018
Filed under CiviCamp, Training

As part of the UK CiviCamp event in October, we are also offering two-day Administrator Training and two-day Residential Developer Training on CiviCRM.

  • Administrator Training: October 3rd and 4th, 9am to 5pm
  • Developer Training: October 8th and 9th, 9am to 5pm

The Administrator Training is for users who want to upskill and have more control over their CiviCRM database, to better understand the components and how to customise the site. It’s also useful for organisations who...

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