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24 July, 2019
Filed under Training

Cividesk is offering our 2-hour online training for new users on Events on Thursday, August 8th at 10 am MT/12 pm ET. 

Register now for this informative, live training session that allows plenty of time for questions.  Learn how to create events in CiviCRM and manage online registration, track participants and communicate more effectively with them before and after the event.  

Contact Cividesk training manager Susan Engeman...

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23 July, 2019
Filed under Community, Meetups


This is an open invitation for everyone in the Asia/Pacific region to join other Australians, New Zealanders etc. on-line to catch-up and discuss all things CiviCRM. If you are a CiviCRM user, developer or casual user with questions, then you are most welcome to join us.
The meeting is only 1 hour and has a set agenda (depending on number of...
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21 July, 2019
By MickC
Filed under Meetups

Come along to the second meetup of 2019, a workshop style session discussing challenges submitted by attendees in advance. 

This session will focus on 'Contacts' - we invite participants to 'lead' on a topic, and share your experiences with the group. 

Although it seems an obvious topic, there's a lot more to Contacts than meets they eye, and being the primary 'entity' in the CiviCRM database, a lot hangs on getting them right.

Suggested topics from the following items:

  • The Anatomy of a Contact
  • Contact pages - Summary and...
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20 July, 2019
By Stoob
Filed under Drupal 8, Drupal

For starters, over 200 Drupal 8 sites already run CiviCRM!  This post is based on my own research and conversations with those involved, and is intended to be informative and encouraging.  As you may know, CiviCRM works with no less than four CMS at the moment, including three versions of Drupal, two 'officially'.   Understandably with Drupal 7 end-of-support scheduled for Nov 2021, there has been recent discussion amongst those using or considering Drupal about which to use for your website.

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18 July, 2019
Filed under Training

Join Cividesk instructor Susan Engeman for the Fundamentals of Membership Management on Tuesday, July 23rd at 2 pm PT/ 3 pm MT/ 5 pm ET (Wed. July 24th 7 am AEST) for a two hour interactive online training to get you started with CiviMember.

Register now as there are only several spots left for this popular training session!


17 July, 2019

Hosting events is a complex process, which requires a structured approach to sticking to the schedule and managing participants. Now it is getting easier to organize the entire workflow from registration to check-in with the new version of CiviMobile app. Whether it is the indoor or outdoor event, the mobile app will...

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13 July, 2019
By josh

Two aspects of CiviCRM’s broad roadmap involve improving the user interface and adopting a flexible form builder, both of which are well underway. In some cases, there’s overlap in the end product in that work on one or the other results in an overall better user experience. That’s the case with work that’s currently underway that addresses CiviCRM’s export interface.

By applying some of what the Core Team has already been working on with respect to...

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11 July, 2019
By Eileen
Filed under Extensions

PayPal now has a new, more modern interface for CiviCRM. Thanks to sponsorship from PayPal, CiviCRM offers "PayPal Checkout" (also referred to as "PayPal Smart Buttons" or "PayPal Smart Checkout").


The PayPal Checkout interface offers mobile-friendly payment buttons that vary according to available payment methods. Using PayPal Checkout means you can accept credit card details on your own site (in a modal window) without ever having them entered directly into the form on your site - which simplifies PCI compliance considerations. In addition, PayPal Checkout allows US users...

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11 July, 2019
Filed under Extensions

Three new extensions were approved this week for in-app installation, thanks to the generosity of extension developers and the hard work of volunteer reviewers.

The CiviCRM Extensions Directory is already filled with over 300 available extensions, many of which have passed the community review process and are thus available for in-app installation.

Take a look at the goodies that await you:

The the 

The new...

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08 July, 2019
By josh
Filed under Community

A few years ago we undertook an effort to capture “contributions” to CiviCRM via a contributor log. As you can imagine, this was and is an imperfect attempt to capture information on who is doing what and when. It’s a difficult task given that community members support CiviCRM in many different ways and through many different channels, including Gitlab, MatterMost, and Stack Exchange to name a few. 

Nonetheless, the contributor log formed as a way for individuals to “log their time (effort)”.  While doing so is completely voluntary, we did at that time tie contributions into the...

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